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10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
10/23/2014 3:41:07 PM
World-renowned diabetes educator to speak at Gritman Tuesday, Nov. 4
MOSCOW- Keith Campbell, one of the world’s leading diabetes educators, will speak at Gritman Medical Center on Tuesday, Nov. 4.
Campbell, a Distinguished Professor of Pharmacy at Washington State University, is a popular speaker both nationally and internationally and has made over 1,500 presentations to medical, pharmacy, nursing and patient groups. He has lived with Type 1 diabetes for 65 years and used an insulin pump for more than 35 years.
“We are fortunate to have such a top international authority on diabetes living in our community and we know Keith’s presentation will be engaging and informative,” said Nancy Kure, director of the Gritman Nutrition and Diabetes program, which is sponsoring Campbell’s speech. “Keith’s presentation will interest health care professionals, people with diabetes and the general public. He’s a captivating speaker who weaves his personal story with the larger issues.”
Campbell’s speech is from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Gritman Conference Center. The event is free but seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
Diabetes is a common chronic illness in the United States. In Idaho, 8.4 percent of people (nearly 100,000) have diabetes and 8.2 percent (more than 97,000) have pre-diabetes.
Campbell is a leading authority in diabetes education. He has a lengthy record of service that includes the board of directors of the American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the Diabetes Research and Education Foundation and the Medical Advisory Board for the Washington State Diabetes Control Project.
Campbell has also served on panels to develop standards and protocols for the Food and Drug Administration, the United States Pharmacopeia Endocrine Panel, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the American Diabetes Association and the National Institutes of Health. Campbell and Professor John White recently published a book titled The ADA/PDR Medications for the Treatment of Diabetes.
Campbell holds numerous certifications and affiliations in the field, including Certified Diabetes Educator, Fellow of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, Fellow of the American Pharmaceutical Association and Fellow of the American Association of Diabetes Educators
Campbell earned a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Pharmacy, both from Washington State University.