GS2: Robert J. Genco Perio-Systemic Symposium - Annual Meeting 2021

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GS2: Robert J. Genco Perio-Systemic Symposium

November 5, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT


Alan C. Moses

Thomas E. Van Dyke


Purnima Kumar

Symposium Session 1: Diabetes Mellitus: History Informs the Future
Speaker: Alan C. Moses

This presentation will provide a survey of diabetes mellitus that covers the past, the present, and the future. In this 100th year of the isolation of insulin as a human therapeutic, scientific investigation continues to demonstrate the complexity of diabetes, the profound impact diabetes can have on multiple organ systems, and the potential for changing the course of disease through both prevention and intervention. New therapeutic agents that target blood glucose but also endpoints beyond blood glucose have been developed and positively impact both cardiovascular and kidney disease associated with diabetes.

Educational Objectives:

  • Grasp the complexity of diabetes and differentiate the underlying pathophysiology of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes with implications toward therapy.
  • Recognize the advances being made in understanding Type 1 diabetes and their implications for new therapies.
  • Appreciate the need to address both societal and medical issues to improve outcomes in T2 diabetes.


Session 2: Periodontal Disease and Diabetes
Speaker: Thomas E. Van Dyke

This presentation will provide data for the mechanistic and clinical relationship between diabetes and periodontitis. The impact of periodontal and systemic inflammation, dysbiosis of the oral and gut microbiome and the clinical impact of periodontitis on the management of diabetes will be explored.

Educational Objectives:

  • Identity the biologic basis of the relationship between periodontitis and diabetes.
  • Evaluate how data relates to the mechanism of action of the periodontitis/diabetes
  • Explain the relationship between obesity, inflammation, and Type 2 diabetes, how it impacts your patient’s response to treatment, and whether you can do anything about it.


November 5, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Program Track:


American Academy of Periodontology