Webinar on Epidemiology in Screening, Diagnosis of Diabetes
The Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) will hold a Methods: Mind the Gap webinar with Dr. Elizabeth Selvin on Wednesday, May 20 at 2 p.m. The lecture will discuss the importance of epidemiologic evidence in informing strategies and cut points for screening and diagnosis of diabetes. A focus will be on the evidence supporting the importance of the hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test and current controversies regarding screening and diagnosis of prediabetes.
Selvin is a professor of epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and holds a joint appointment in the School of Medicine, division of general internal medicine. She is the author or co-author of more than 350 papers in the peer-reviewed literature including landmark papers in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine and other major medical journals. Selvin has devoted her career to leading translational research projects designed to evaluate and improve screening, diagnosis and patient care for people with diabetes.
Registration, which is required, is available at prevention.nih.gov/education-training/methods-mind-gap/importance-epidemiology-screening-and-diagnosis-diabetes. The webinar will be recorded and available on the ODP website within about a week.