Methodist Charlton Medical Center Hosts World Diabetes Day Program

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Nationally Acclaimed Speaker Dr. Eduardo Sanchez to be featured

Methodist Charlton Medical Center will host a World Diabetes Day program Monday, November 14 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Methodist Charlton Medical Center. People affected by diabetes, clinicians, and others are invited to attend the free event featuring a presentation by nationally-acclaimed speaker Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H., who currently serves as the vice president and chief medical officer for BlueCross BlueShield of Texas. The event, presented by the Methodist Health System Diabetes Self-Management Program and the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center, will feature:

  • Information booths staffed by diabetes and wound care professionals
  • Educational information
  • Refreshments and door prizes

Methodist Charlton Medical Center is located at 3500 W. Wheatland Road in Dallas. The event is free of charge. No reservations are required. Call 214-947-7262 for more information.

About the Speaker
Eduardo J. Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H. serves as Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. Prior to his current position, he was the Director of the Institute for Health Policy at The University of Texas (UT) School of Public Health. Dr. Sanchez served as Commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services from 2004-2006 and the Texas Department of Health from 2001-2004. Dr. Sanchez chairs the Advisory Committee to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Commission on Prevention Priorities. He chaired the Institute of Medicine (“IOM”) Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention Actions for Local Governments, culminating in a September 2009 report, and co-chaired the National Governors’ Association Center for Best Practices Shaping a Healthier Generation Advisory Council. He is currently a member of the IOM Standing Committee on Childhood Obesity and the Committee on Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention.