Today’s Highlights

Let’s Get Digital

Chris Bergstrom, MBA, Digital Health Lead at BCG, is ready to lay down the knowledge you need to leverage technology to decentralize health care, empower patients and providers and disrupt inefficient economic models. Join him at 7:30 am today in Exhibit Hall F to learn more about how to craft a digital health strategy, identify key partnerships and map out the go-to-market models.

Last Chance to Visit the Exhibit Hall

Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with company representatives and learn how their products and services can help you improve the patient care you provide from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm. (Unopposed Time: 8:30 am – 9:15 am and 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm)

Getting Down to Business

All conference attendees are welcome to attend the Annual Business Meeting today from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in Exhibit Hall F. AADE President Nancy D’Hondt, RPh, CDE, FAADE, will discuss current and future drivers that will shape diabetes education over the next decade. AADE officers will also share the organizational goals, accomplishments and challenges from 2016, as we set the path and take our first steps toward creating a long-term vision for the profession. Show your support and connect with your association by attending this important meeting.

Don’t Miss the Top Research at Poster Sessions

Some of the best research in the field of diabetes education will be on display during the Poster Sessions in Exhibit Hall J. Posters will be displayed during exhibit hall hours. See the Onsite Meeting Guide or the AADE17 App for a listing of posters. You will also have an opportunity to meet the poster authors today between noon and 1:00 pm.

Today’s Product Theaters

For details, see the Onsite Meeting Guide, Online Planner or AADE17 Meeting App.

6:30 am – 7:15 am
PT11 The Role of Inhaled Insulin in the Management of Patients with Diabetes
Exhibit Hall – Product Theater A
Supported by MannKind

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
PT12 Considerations for Insulin Therapy in Adult Patients with T2DM
Exhibit Hall – Product Theater A
Supported by Sanofi

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
PT13 Pneumococcal Disease in Adults Age less than 65 years with Diabetes and other select Chronic Conditions
Exhibit Hall – Product Theater B
Supported by Merck Co., Inc.

Are You Up to Speed?

Supported by an unrestricted education grant provided by Sanofi and jointly provided by the American Association of Diabetes Educators and Medscape Education, “Strategies to Improve Adherence to Insulin FDC in Patients with TD2: Are You Up to Speed?” will offer safety and efficacy data for new injectable fixed-dose insulin combination therapeutic regimens and will describe barriers related to effective insulin use in T2D management. Learn how to interpret when and how to manage T2D with new fixed-dose insulin combination regimens. The session takes place from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm tonight in the JW Grand Ballroom 1-5, Level 3 at the JW Marriott Hotel. Doors open at 5:15 pm for this first come, first served event worth 1.5 CE credits.

Zeroing In on A1C Targets

Designed to help educate healthcare professionals about strategies associated with optimal basal insulin utilization in patients with type 2 diabetes, tonight’s corporate symposium “Zeroing In on A1C Targets: Pinpointing the Optimal Basal Insulin Strategy in Every Patient with Type 2 Diabetes” will take place at 6:00 pm in the JW Marriott-Grand Ballroom 6-10. Doors open at 5:15 pm for this first come, first served event.

Speakers will review the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes and the effects of insulin therapy on the underlying mechanisms of this disease and describe the underlying causes of clinical inertia and psychological insulin resistance as it relates to initiation and/or intensification of insulin and strategies to mitigate these effectors. Additionally, the presenters will compare and contrast current guideline recommendations for the initiation and intensification of insulin therapy with a focus on basal insulins and then nalyze strategies to overcome limitations of traditional basal insulins, including optimal dosing, timing and titration of therapy as well as.
An audience response system will be utilized presenting questions to the learners for their responses, followed by faculty discussion, reinforcing ideal methods of patient and disease management from each of their perspectives.

Supported by an unrestricted education grant provide by Sanofi and jointly provided by the American Association of Diabetes Educators and E&S MedEd Group, Inc., the session is worth 1.5 CE credits.

Celebrating AADE!

Enjoy music, dancing, desserts, and libations at this year’s AADE Celebration from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm today in the JW Grand Ballroom Foyer, Level 3 of the JW Marriott Hotel. Purchase your tickets at the Registration Desk during registration hours for $25 each.

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