By Laurel Fuqua, RN, MSN, CMC
I had the enviable opportunity this year to be a member of the AADE Annual Meeting Planning Committee (AMPC). It’s been very rewarding, actually a blast. I think you are really going to enjoy the entire meeting from general sessions to all the concurrent sessions. I am also excited to have had a program submission accepted.
Then, the other day, I realized that this session is scheduled for the last day of the conference, Monday, August 15. We all know no one really wants to be in a speaker slot on the last day of a conference, right? People are heading home, people are tired by then, people are brain dead, or people want to have a few last hours to enjoy our fine city of San Diego (yes, I live in this fabulous city!). As the timeless song by the Mamas and the Papas goes, “Every other day, every other day of the week is fine, yeah… but whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes…”
Not so at AADE16! The program on Monday will be one more fantastic day of programming.
I can promise you that if you can stick around, Monday can be all you (back to the Mamas and Papas) “hoped it would be!” We have an amazing line up of topics and speakers planned. Of course, I have to start by plugging my Monday morning session at 9:15am, M04-Diabetes Wheel of Fortune: Help People Choose the Best Mobile Health Solutions for Them where you will get to play a little diabetes mobile app wheel of fortune and learn how to evaluate and recommend targeted mobile health solutions for your patients.
But, if that’s not your cup of tea, there are a lot of other engaging sessions happening. How about kicking off the day at our last general session with your morning cup of coffee to hear the expansive panel discussion we’ve titled Current Challenges, New Ideas among diabetes experts Dr. Steve Edelman, Dr. James Gavin and Linda Siminerio, moderated by none other than Virginia Valentine or going home armed with new knowledge about increasing insurance reimbursement from attending Mary Ann Hodorowicz’ session: MO8 – Money Matters in Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) & Diabetes Self-Management Training/Education (DSMT/E): Increase your Insurance Reimbursement NOW!
So, please don’t leave AADE 2016 early. You’ll miss out on the “Monday, Monday So Good to Me” sessions! Trust me, you won’t be disappointed and you never know – you might even get to sing along with the Mamas and the Papas.