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Industry Speakers

Type 2 Diabetes Management

  • Lawrence Blonde, MD, FACP, MACE

    Lawrence Blonde, MD, FACP, MACE

    Lawrence Blonde, MD, FACP, MACE

    Lawrence Blonde, MD, FACP, MACE, is Director of the Ochsner Diabetes Clinical Research Unit in the Frank Riddick Diabetes Institute, Department of Endocrinology, at the Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a former Chair of the Ochsner Department of Endocrinology. Dr Blonde also served as the Associate Director of Graduate Medical Education and the Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency and Program Director of the Endocrinology Fellowship of the Ochsner Clinic Foundation. Dr Blonde’s clinical and research activities have focused on patients with diabetes mellitus and investigations of new therapies and healthcare delivery systems for them. Dr Blonde is presently an Associate Editor for Diabetes Care. In 2011, he was a member of the Executive Committee and immediate past Chair of the Steering Committee of the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), a partnership of the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and more than 200 public and private organizations working to "change the way diabetes is treated." He is now a member of the NDEP Practice Transformation Task Group. Dr Blonde was a co-author of the 2015 "American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and American College of Endocrinology (ACE) – Clinical Practice Guidelines for Developing a Diabetes Mellitus Comprehensive Care Plan." He was also a co-author of the 2016 AACE/ACE Comprehensive Type 2 Diabetes Management Algorithm. Dr Blonde received the Master of the American College of Endocrinology (MACE) Award on May 28, 2016, during the Convocation of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 25th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress in Orlando, Florida. Dr Blonde has been a member of the AACE Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees of ACE. Dr Blonde has been Chair of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Doing Better Committee, a former member of the ADA board of directors, and former Chair of the ADA Professional Practice Committee, which develops practice guidelines for the care of people with diabetes.
  • Cres Miranda, MD, FACC, FACP, FSCAI

    Cres Miranda, MD, FACC, FACP, FSCAI

    Cres Miranda, MD, FACC, FACP, FSCAI

    Cres Miranda is a staff cardiologist at the Nevada Heart and Vascular Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Dr Miranda received his MD from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine.

    Dr Miranda has also served as an assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno and as the director of the Cath Lab at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas. His clinical interests include coronary angioplasty and preventive medicine. He also has a wealth of experience in treating patients with diabetes. Dr Miranda is a member of several professional societies, including the American Medical Association, the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention, and the American Heart Association. Dr Miranda has also published several papers in journals, textbook chapters, and abstracts, and has received many honors and awards, including the Top Interventional Cardiologist from the Desert Companion Magazine in August 2012, and one of the Top Doctors from Las Vegas Life Magazine from 2012 through 2016.
  • Debbie A. Hinnen, APN, BC‐ADM, CDE, FAAN

    Debbie A. Hinnen, APN, BC‐ADM, CDE, FAAN

    Debbie A. Hinnen, APN, BC‐ADM, CDE, FAAN

    Debbie Hinnen is an Advanced Practice Nurse and certified Diabetes Educator at the University of Colorado Health’s Memorial Hospital Diabetes Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Ms Hinnen has over 35 years of experience providing clinical care and education to patients with type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Ms Hinnen has served as the Education Director of the Mid America Diabetes Associates, on the national board of directors for the American Diabetes Association, and on the editorial board for Diabetes Spectrum journal. She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the American Association of Diabetes Educators, where she was a past National President and recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. Ms Hinnen received her master of nursing and bachelor of science of nursing from Wichita State University, where she now serves as graduate adjunct faculty in the Department of Nursing. Previous faculty appointments have been with the Wichita State University Department of Physician Assistants and University of Kansas Department of Pharmacy.
  • Stephen Brunton, MD, FAAFP

    Stephen Brunton, MD, FAAFP

    Stephen Brunton, MD, FAAFP

    Stephen Brunton is the Executive Director of the Primary Care Metabolic Group in Los Angeles, California, as well as an adjunct Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Roseman University of Health Sciences in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr Brunton received his medical degree from Monash University Medical School in Melbourne, Australia and completed a Family Practice Residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in Long Beach, California. Dr Brunton has published numerous articles, chapters, and monographs on family medicine and related clinical topics, has held many positions within the American Academy of Family Physicians, and is the former president of the California Academy of Family Physicians and the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD).

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  • Lawrence Blonde, MD, FACP, MACE

    Lawrence Blonde, MD, FACP, MACE

    Lawrence Blonde, MD, FACP, MACE

    Lawrence Blonde, MD, FACP, MACE, is Director of the Ochsner Diabetes Clinical Research Unit in the Frank Riddick Diabetes Institute, Department of Endocrinology, at the Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a former Chair of the Ochsner Department of Endocrinology. Dr Blonde also served as the Associate Director of Graduate Medical Education and the Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency and Program Director of the Endocrinology Fellowship of the Ochsner Clinic Foundation. Dr Blonde’s clinical and research activities have focused on patients with diabetes mellitus and investigations of new therapies and healthcare delivery systems for them. Dr Blonde is presently an Associate Editor for Diabetes Care. In 2011, he was a member of the Executive Committee and immediate past Chair of the Steering Committee of the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), a partnership of the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and more than 200 public and private organizations working to "change the way diabetes is treated." He is now a member of the NDEP Practice Transformation Task Group. Dr Blonde was a co-author of the 2015 "American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and American College of Endocrinology (ACE) – Clinical Practice Guidelines for Developing a Diabetes Mellitus Comprehensive Care Plan." He was also a co-author of the 2016 AACE/ACE Comprehensive Type 2 Diabetes Management Algorithm. Dr Blonde received the Master of the American College of Endocrinology (MACE) Award on May 28, 2016, during the Convocation of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 25th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress in Orlando, Florida. Dr Blonde has been a member of the AACE Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees of ACE. Dr Blonde has been Chair of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Doing Better Committee, a former member of the ADA board of directors, and former Chair of the ADA Professional Practice Committee, which develops practice guidelines for the care of people with diabetes.
  • Cres Miranda, MD, FACC, FACP, FSCAI

    Cres Miranda, MD, FACC, FACP, FSCAI

    Cres Miranda, MD, FACC, FACP, FSCAI

    Cres Miranda is a staff cardiologist at the Nevada Heart and Vascular Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Dr Miranda received his MD from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine.

    Dr Miranda has also served as an assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno and as the director of the Cath Lab at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas. His clinical interests include coronary angioplasty and preventive medicine. He also has a wealth of experience in treating patients with diabetes. Dr Miranda is a member of several professional societies, including the American Medical Association, the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention, and the American Heart Association. Dr Miranda has also published several papers in journals, textbook chapters, and abstracts, and has received many honors and awards, including the Top Interventional Cardiologist from the Desert Companion Magazine in August 2012, and one of the Top Doctors from Las Vegas Life Magazine from 2012 through 2016.
  • Debbie A. Hinnen, APN, BC‐ADM, CDE, FAAN

    Debbie A. Hinnen, APN, BC‐ADM, CDE, FAAN

    Debbie A. Hinnen, APN, BC‐ADM, CDE, FAAN

    Debbie Hinnen is an Advanced Practice Nurse and certified Diabetes Educator at the University of Colorado Health’s Memorial Hospital Diabetes Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Ms Hinnen has over 35 years of experience providing clinical care and education to patients with type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Ms Hinnen has served as the Education Director of the Mid America Diabetes Associates, on the national board of directors for the American Diabetes Association, and on the editorial board for Diabetes Spectrum journal. She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the American Association of Diabetes Educators, where she was a past National President and recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. Ms Hinnen received her master of nursing and bachelor of science of nursing from Wichita State University, where she now serves as graduate adjunct faculty in the Department of Nursing. Previous faculty appointments have been with the Wichita State University Department of Physician Assistants and University of Kansas Department of Pharmacy.
  • Stephen Brunton, MD, FAAFP

    Stephen Brunton, MD, FAAFP

    Stephen Brunton, MD, FAAFP

    Stephen Brunton is the Executive Director of the Primary Care Metabolic Group in Los Angeles, California, as well as an adjunct Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Roseman University of Health Sciences in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr Brunton received his medical degree from Monash University Medical School in Melbourne, Australia and completed a Family Practice Residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in Long Beach, California. Dr Brunton has published numerous articles, chapters, and monographs on family medicine and related clinical topics, has held many positions within the American Academy of Family Physicians, and is the former president of the California Academy of Family Physicians and the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD).