East Kentucky Diabetes Symposium

East Kentucky Diabetes Symposium

SOAR, alongside healthcare partners throughout Eastern Kentucky, hosted the first-ever East Kentucky Diabetes Symposium on November 3, 2023, in Hazard, Ky.

Presentations, panel discussions, and networking sessions were hosted at Primary Care Centers for Eastern Kentucky.

Click the links below to read a recap blog or to watch a recorded live stream of the days events.

Thank you to our Speakers

Dr. John Jones

MD, Medical Director, Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky

Dr. Steven J. Stack

MD, MBA, Commissioner for Public Health, Commonwealth of Kentucky

Barry Martin

Founder and CEO, Primary Care Center of Eastern Kentucky

Kristen R. Stakelin

MD, MLDE, CDCES, Associate Chief Medical Officer for Specialty Ambulatory Services Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center at UK HealthCare

Jane W. Strader

MD, Senior Medical Director, King’s Daughters Medical Center

Chlodys Johnstone

PA-C, CDCES, MLDE, MAT, Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center, UK Healthcare

Dr. Rishi Raj

MD, Endocrinologist, Pikeville Medical Center

Brian Springate


Ashley Webb

RN, LDE, System Diabetes Education Coordinator, Appalachian Regional Healthcare

Donovan Blackburn

President and Chief Executive Officer, Pikeville Medical Center

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