Press Release

Physicians now eligible to earn CME at the AADE Annual Meeting & Exhibition

For Release: March 1, 2013

Physicians will be able to earn continuing medical education (CME) credits at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). This year marks the first time that CME will be available for physicians at AADE’s meeting, which is being held August 7-10 in Philadelphia.

Physicians will be able to earn up to 23 hours of CME by attending general sessions, breakout sessions and also the poster presentations.

“This is an important new benefit to attending the AADE Annual Meeting,” said AADE President Tami Ross, RD, LD, CDE. “Offering CME for physicians at our meeting reflects our belief that diabetes education is most effective when it is incorporated into a team approach, involving all of the patient’s healthcare providers.

“At our meeting, physicians will have new opportunities to update their skills and knowledge about how diabetes self-management education reduces long-term complications from the disease.”

Physicians will join more than 3,000 attendees from across the diabetes care community, including pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants and registered dietitians. Attendees will also have access to cutting-edge technologies and tools from more than 250 exhibiting companies dedicated to helping the healthcare community combat diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity.

In addition to poster presentations, panel discussions and exhibit hall demonstrations, AADE13 includes keynote speakers that offer a wide range of perspectives to help healthcare professionals understand how to enhance communication with their patients and inspire them to lead healthier lives. This year’s lineup includes obesity expert Arya Sharma, MD, PhD, FRCPC; human behaviorist B.J. Fogg, PhD; Team Type 1 Founder Phil Southerland; and Paula Deen, the famous chef who also lives with type 2 diabetes. For more information about AADE13, please visit www.diabeteseducator.org/annualmeeting.