Become an AADE16 Speaker

AADE16 Call for Submissions

The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Annual Meeting is the premier event for diabetes educators. AADE16 is an exceptional opportunity to be a part of innovation in the world of diabetes and healthcare. More than 3,000 diabetes educators and other healthcare professionals are expected to gather at the AADE16 Annual Meeting and Exhibition in San Diego, CA Friday, August 12 – Monday, August 15, 2016. AADE16 will allow you to connect, collaborate, and educate yourself and others about pressing diabetes-related issues.

The Annual Meeting Planning Committee invites you to submit an education session proposal to be considered for presentation in San Diego. Interactions with colleagues related to diabetes management and education are the cornerstone to building communications that allow all of us to provide better healthcare. Presenting at AADE16 is an excellent opportunity for you to share your knowledge, experiences, and expertise with the diabetes education community.

Diabetes educators touch patients at various points across the continuum of care: from diagnosis of prediabetes or diabetes, all the way through to treatment and advanced management. Diabetes educators use skills that are comprised of prevention, treatment and chronic disease management, as well as partnering with patients to enable them to achieve behavior change. Final education session proposal selections will be based on the quality, clarity of the submission, and topical relevance to the contemporary practice environment of today’s diabetes educator.

Dates to Remember

Monday, November 9, 2015 (11:59pm Central)
Education Session Proposal Deadline (Oral and Poster)

Monday, January 11, 2016 (11:59pm Central)
Research Abstract Deadline (Oral and Poster)

February 2016
Notification of acceptance

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  • Elevate Proficiency to Develop and Deliver Innovative Diabetes Care and Education across Diverse Age Groups and Populations
  • Enhance Expertise in Psychosocial Issues and Promotion of Lifestyle Behavior Change
  • Pioneering Use of Diabetes Technologies and Connected Health Modalities to Deliver Clinically Cost Effective Care in Evolving Healthcare Systems and Settings
  • Build Skills to Develop Novel Roles and Implement Approaches to Provide Diabetes Self-Management and Support in Evolving Healthcare Systems and Environments
  • Advance Skills to Develop and Manage Effective Programs, Services, Models of Care, and Entrepreneurial Organizations
  • Pathophysiology, Epidemiology, and Clinical Management of Prediabetes, Diabetes and Related Chronic Conditions

Submission Site
The submission site requires the following information:

Presenter Type – All presenters and planners who contributed to the work discussed in the education session proposal are to be listed.

Abstract Type – Select either an oral or poster presentation. All general oral presentations are 60 minutes in length. All research oral presentations are 30 minutes in length. Details regarding off-label usage and audio recording release must be provided.

Abstract Form – Must include title and short description of the education session proposal. These will appear in promotional materials. Provide at least 3 measurable behavior objectives and corresponding complete content outline including time frames. Select content area and instructional strategies from the list provided.

Research Abstracts* – The body of the abstract must include the purpose, significance of the study, subjects, design and methods, data analysis and results (statistical tests if appropriate) interpretation and conclusions. If applicable, note any funding source.

*Only studies that have been completed will be accepted for research abstract submissions.

Preparing the Education Session Proposal
The submission process is very detailed and requires the entry of very specific information. Users unfamiliar with the submission site and last minute rushes to submit work are the primary source of error in the abstract submission process.

It is strongly suggested that you enter the submission site and begin your submission well in advance of the deadline.

Proofread education session proposals carefully to avoid errors before submission. If accepted, your education session proposal will be published as submitted.

Click here to see an example of some of the information you will need to create your education session proposal.

No speaker substitutions may be made after the education session proposal review process has been completed. Individuals employed by industry (pharmaceutical or device companies) are not permitted to present, unless the topic is unrelated to their products or services. Use of industry supplied slides or handouts is not allowed.

The work covered by the education session proposal must not have been published (manuscript or abstract) or presented at a national or international meeting before the date and time of presentation.

If the oral education session proposal submission is accepted, speakers will receive a discount on full meeting registration.

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