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Sustaining Your Diabetes Education Program: Take Your Program to the Next Level

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: $299 Member / $349 Nonmember
8 CE available

Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, MBA, CDE, CEC; Jerry Meece, RPh, CDE, FACA, FAADE
You built a successful DSMES program, but are you ready to push the limits? In this one-day workshop, learn how to maximize your resources, stimulate creativity and start thinking like a business to increase your referrals.

Best Practices for the National Diabetes Prevention Program

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cost: $245 Member and Non-Member
4 CE available

Ann Albright, PhD, RDN, CDC;
Natalie Blum, MPH;

Theresa Brown, MPH, RD, LD, CDE;
Diana Echenique, MPH, CHI;
Carl Ellison;
Anne Graves, MS, ACSM-CEP;
Sara G. Nelms, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE
This first of its kind event is geared toward Program Coordinators and Lifestyle Coaches of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP). Hear from CDC’s perspective on the National DPP, learn from the largest in- person DPP Networks, and listen as Program Coordinators describe how they have set up their programs to implement the National DPP with various specific populations. You will learn what you can do prepare for Medicare Reimbursement in 2018, and explore best practices and facilitation techniques to increase participant recruitment and retention rates.

Activity Rx for Prediabetes and Management of Type 2 Diabetes

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cost: $245 Member / $295 Nonmember
4 CE available

Anthony Wall, MS
Diabetes educators are the go-to experts in helping to optimize health behaviors to prevent and treat type 2 diabetes. Physical activity and exercise are fundamental to an effective treatment program. In this workshop, diabetes educators will learn the fundamentals of developing a safe and effective exercise program for clients affected by prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, both in group and individual settings.

Pharmacology Boot Camp

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cost: $245 Member / $295 Nonmember
4 CE available

Susan Cornell, BS, PharmD, CDE, FAPhA, FAADE
Get a crash course in the pharmacology and pathophysiology of diabetes. Whether you are new to diabetes education and need to learn more about insulin versus non-insulin medications for your patients, or if you need a refresher on the latest drug classes, the Pharmacology Boot Camp is just what you need to strengthen your diabetes medication knowledge.

How to Select or Create Materials Your Patients Will Actually Understand

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cost: $245 Member / $295 Nonmember
4 CE available

Kathy Stroh, MS, RD, LDN, CDE; Linda Gottfredson, PhD
Learn ways to evaluate and reduce the cognitive demands of information given to patients. Participants will practice evaluating educational materials representing the AADE7TM, during small-group, instructor-guided, problem-based exercises. They will also explore how to use these methods to select or create materials that are more cognitively accessible to all patient populations and to customize them for individuals of low literacy or in cognitive decline.

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