SOAR is excited to announce the addition of two featured speakers for the first-ever Diabetes Symposium happening November 3 in Hazard, Ky!
Meet the Speakers
Kristen R. Stakelin, MD, MLDE, CDCES, Associate Chief Medical Officer for Specialty Ambulatory Services
Dr. Kristen Stakelin is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine, Medical Director of the Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center, Vice Chair of Ambulatory Operations for the Department of Internal Medicine, and the Associate Chief Medical Officer for Ambulatory Specialty Services and the University of KY Chandler Medical Center. She attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and completed her residency at the University of Kentucky. After residency, she was in private practice with an Internal Medicine group in Georgetown, KY. There she also served as medical director for a diabetes education center. She returned to the University of Kentucky Internal Medicine Group in 2007, and then joined the division of Endocrinology in 2010. Dr. Stakelin is certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine, a longstanding member of the ADA, and is a Master’s Licensed Diabetes Educator and a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. Her areas of interest include diabetes education, and diabetes technology as well as ambulatory operations and quality improvement.
Chlodys Johnstone, PA-C, CDCES, MLDE, MAT
Chlodys Johnstone is a Physician Assistant and Certified Diabetes Education Specialist in her 9th year of clinical practice. She serves as the Associate Director of Education and Quality Services at UK HealthCare (UKHC) Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center (BBDC) where she combines her passions for clinical care and education to improve the lives of people living with diabetes.
About the Diabetes Symposium
Eastern Kentucky, a region known for its stunning landscapes and tight-knit communities, faces a silent yet menacing threat – diabetes. While this chronic condition affects people worldwide, its impact on Eastern Kentucky is particularly noteworthy.
That is why SOAR, alongside healthcare partners throughout Eastern Kentucky, will host the first-ever East Kentucky Diabetes Symposium on Friday, November 3 at Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky in Hazard, Ky.
The event will feature presentations and interactive sessions from leading experts from the state of Kentucky, as well as healthcare providers across the region.
SOAR has extensively addressed health disparities in Kentucky’s 54 Appalachian counties through programming and collaborative partnerships to bring opportunities to the forefront. This is another one of those examples.
Registration is just $25.
This includes all programming and a diabetic-friendly breakfast, lunch, and snacks.
You can register HERE.
Stay tuned for more speaker announcements!