More than 4,000 diabetes educators and other healthcare professionals will
gather at the AADE13 Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Philadelphia, PA, August 7-10, 2013. The 40th
AADE Annual Meeting is anticipated to be a successful educational event and an opportunity to
exchange the latest information with diabetes educators from around the United States.
The Annual Meeting Program Committee invites you to submit an abstract to be
considered for presentation in Philadelphia. Interactions with colleagues on diabetes management
and education are the cornerstone to building communications that allow all of us to provide better
healthcare. Presenting at the 40th Annual Meeting is an excellent opportunity for you to share your
experiences with the diabetes education community. This year’s theme is The Point of Possible:
Relationships Build Strength and Opportunity.
Diabetes educators touch patients at various points across the continuum of
care: from diagnosis of either prediabetes or diabetes through treatment and advanced management.
Diabetes educators use skills that encompass prevention, treatment and chronic disease management,
as well as partnering with patients to enable them to achieve behavior change. Final selections
will be based on the quality and clarity of the abstract and topical relevance to the contemporary
practice environment of today’s diabetes educator.
Abstract Categories/Education Tracks
The abstract categories/education tracks are based on the five AADE Domains of practice
of diabetes education.
• Pathophysiology, Epidemiology and Clinical Guidelines
• Culturally-Competent Supportive Care Across the Lifespan
• Teaching and Learning Skills
• Self-Management Education
• Program and Business Management
Abstract submissions on the following topics are of great interest:
• Advanced level medication management
• Diabetes and kidney disease
• Advanced level inpatient management
• Advanced continuous glucose management
• Obesity and bariatric surgery
The submission site requests the following information:
• Presenter - All presenters and planners who contributed to the work discussed
in the abstract are to be listed. Be prepared to submit contact information, credentials, and
professional experience as well as conflict of interest information for each person listed.
• Abstract Type- Select either an oral or poster presentation. All general oral
presentations are 90 minutes in length. All research oral presentations are 30 minutes in length.
Details regarding off-label usage and audio recording release must be provided.
• Abstract Form – Must include title and abstract text of the abstract. These will appear in
promotional materials. Provide at least 3 measurable behavior objectives and corresponding complete
content outline including time frames. Select content area and instructional strategies from the
Please note: Only studies that have been completed will be accepted for research abstract
Preparing the Abstract
The submission process is very detailed and requires the entry of very specific information
(including e-mail addresses of co-authors and conflict of interest disclosure information). User
unfamiliarity with the submission site and last minute rushes to submit work are the primary source
of error in the abstract submission process. For all technical questions regarding the online
submission process, please contact SierraBay technical support and customer service via the
submission site. Support is available Monday through Friday 9am - 5pm EST. If you have any
non-technical questions please e-mail
It is strongly suggested that you enter the submission site and begin your submission well
in advance of the deadline.
At least one of the presenters must be an AADE member. There is a limit of 4 presenters per
session. No speaker substitutions may be made after the abstract review process has been completed.
Individuals employed by industry (pharmaceutical or device companies) are not permitted to present,
unless the topic is unrelated to their products or services. Use of industry supplied slides or
handouts is not allowed. Abstract acceptance does not imply provision of hotel, registration, or
Dates to Remember
Abstract Deadline (Oral and Poster)
14th, 2012 (11:59 PM Central)
Abstract Deadline (Oral and Poster)
13, 2013 (11:59 PM Central)
program registration (online only)
Click here to Submit your abstract today!