Diabetes educators from across the country are already mapping out their Annual Meeting experience — the sessions they are planning to attend, who they will meet up with and what they are looking forward to seeing on the exhibit floor.
Take a look at what they are planning and use it as inspiration for creating your own My AADE15 experience.
|Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE
Gary plans to start his conference experience with a session on diabetes and mental health and end it on Saturday afternoon with “Calling the Shots for Patients with Diabetes.”
See Gary’s full AADE15 planner.
|Melissa Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE
“I always enjoy seeing old friends and making new ones, and of course learning new information and getting new inspiration to help me be a better diabetes educator!”
See Melissa’s full AADE15 planner.
|Kim DeCoste, MSN, RN, CDE, MLDE
“This will be the 26th AADE Annual Meeting I will have attended. They still excite me! You will see when you look at my planner, that I go full force from start to finish. I hate to miss anything!”
See Kim’s full AADE15 planner.
|Jim Webster, RPh, CDE
While Jim’s schedule is packed with educational sessions, he also plans to make a concerted effort to take full advantage of opportunities only presented during large conferences. Connecting with colleagues from across the country is always a highlight of the AADE Annual Meeting.
See Jim’s full AADE15 planner.
|Paula Ackerman, MS, RD, CDE
Getting together with her Michigan friends and colleagues is always a highlight for Paula, but so are the educational sessions. As a dietitian, she’s particularly interested in nutrition-related issues but also topics of interest to all educators.
See Paula’s full AADE15 planner.
|Mary Lee Lehrich, RN, BSN, CDE
A longtime AADE Annual Meeting attendee, Mary Lee peppered her planner with advice for those newer to the meeting. Her planner is particularly useful to those actively involved with running the diabetes education program.
See Mary Lee’s full AADE15 planner.
|Eva Vivian, PharmD, MS, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE
As a professor in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Pharmacy, Eva is particularly interested in research and the poster sessions but also the wide range of diabetes education topics.
See Eva’s full AADE15 planner.
|Jennifer Smith, RD, LD, CDE
Jennifer’s top three reasons for going to the AADE Annual Meeting include learning about new products in the Exhibit Hall, connecting face-to-face with colleagues, and learning about new topics and/or shedding light on new information/research on an old topic.
|Love Akobundu, MS, RD, CDN, CDE
“Every year I look forward to our Annual Meeting to reinforce my ability as a dynamic educator to empower my culturally and socio-economically diverse community (patients) to better self-manage their chronic conditions.”
See Love’s full AADE15 planner.
|Andrea Lowry, RPh
A relatively new attendee to AADE Annual Meetings and to diabetes education, Andrea is preparing to take the CDE exam in the fall. AADE15 will provide a great opportunity to fill gaps in knowledge and improve her practice.
See Andrea’s full AADE15 planner.