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Free Day-Long Diabetes Conference Presented by St. Anthony's

What: Bridging the Gap: Empowering the Patient, Caregiver and Professional to Manage Diabetes, is a free, day-long conference aimed at helping anyone throughout the Tampa Bay area who is touched by the disease.

The conference, presented by the Faith Community Nursing program at St. Anthony’s Hospital, will bring together health care providers, people living with diabetes, caregivers and those at risk of the disease for a day of education, discussion and inspiration. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Concurrent sessions will run in the morning on Healthy Eyes; Exercise Physiology: Moving Your Body; and Pharmacy. In the afternoon participants can select one of the following sessions to attend: Learning Basics: Get to Your Goals; Stress Management; Insulin Pump Services; and Nutrition.

Continuing education hours are available for licensed health care professionals.

To register for this free event or for more information, please call (727) 953-6993.

When and Where: Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg 1900 Gandy Blvd. St. Petersburg, FL

About St. Anthony's Hospital
St. Anthony’s Hospital is a 395-bed hospital founded in 1931 as a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany and is the first and only faith-based hospital in Pinellas County. In 1997, St. Anthony’s become part of BayCare Health System, a joint operating agreement between the Tampa Bay area’s leading not-for-profit hospitals. St. Anthony’s has a rich history dedicated to improving the health of the community by providing high-quality, innovative and compassionate care.

Contact: Sherry Robinson, (727) 825-1445 Phone, (727) 257-7052 Pager