Keynote Speakers

Current Challenges, New Ideas

Join our experts as they bring a global perspective to the discussion of critical issues and new models of diabetes care.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9


STEPHEN LINDER, PhD,

Professor and Institute Director, UTHealth School of Public Health

FAITH FOREMAN-HAYS, Dr.ph, MPH, BA, LVN
Deputy Assistant Director, Houston Health Department

Houston is currently the only U.S. city chosen to be part of the Cities Changing Diabetes Initiative. This general session will explore why it has been successful in treating prediabetes and diabetes and identify tactics that can be used in other communities. Learn about the concept of composite vulnerability and how it can be used as an alternative to risk-based predictions of prediabetes/type 2 diabetes in populations. You will leave this session with the information necessary to determine best models of care based on populations served in your own practice.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 9
KAREN KEMMIS, PT, DPT, MS, GCS, CDE, CEEAA, FAADE
Physical Therapist, Certified Diabetes Educator and Adjunct Professor, Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at SUNY Upstate Medical University 

AADE 2019 Presidential Address
Join AADE President Karen Kemmis as she shares AADE’s latest work on behalf of diabetes educators and updates on AADE’s new vision for the specialty of diabetes education.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10
CLANCY HARRISON, MS, RDN, FAND
Registered Dietitian, Healthy Living Lifestyle, LLC

With more than 42 million Americans affected by food insecurity, hunger lurks on every corner. This presentation will illuminate the hidden epidemic in the United States through inspirational storytelling and interactive learning. Find out why food access should be a top priority and has the power to transform the health of the next generation. You will leave this session with the mindset and skillset to ignite a culture of food dignity in your local area and bust through the stigma associated with food assistance programs.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 11
MICHAEL HARRIS, PhD
Professor and Chief of Pediatric Psychology, Oregon Health & Science University, Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center 

Diabetes educators know that mental health and the ability for a person with diabetes to make behavior change are large components to success. This general session will focus on outcomes of psychosocial/behavioral interventions that were developed to target the social determinants of health in diabetes. Discover lessons learned about the social determinants of health and behavioral strategies you can implement to address individuals who are most challenged by diabetes.

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