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AADE13 Educational Program Information

Educational Opportunities
AADE13 is packed with engaging general session speakers, original education sessions and novel education formats designed to help you better integrate the information you learned into patient care goals. Attendance at each presentation is required to obtain continuing education credit.

  • General Sessions  - Plenary sessions are held, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Each General Sessions is a unique combination of insightful and enlightening information, include exciting presentations from AADE leaders and Keynote Addresses you don't want to miss.  Each General Sessions offers 1 continuing education credit. 
  • Workshops* - These are 2 hour sessions covering education track topics in great depth through various learning formats.  Topics include Business and Emerging Models, Disease Management, Special Populations, and Technology.  Each workshop offers 2 continuing education credits.
  • Breakout Sessions*  - These are 90-minute presentations on selected topics offering continuing education credit.  Each session offers 1.5 continuing education credit. 
  • Corporate Symposia*  - These 60 or 90-minute accredited continuing education programs that provide information on a specific area of diabetes care and education. These sessions are designed with fair balance of presentation on therapy options, practical applications to clinical practice, and/or care and education of persons with diabetes. All programs are supported by educational grants provided by industry partners. Each symposium offers 1 or 1.5 continuing education credit.
  • Poster Presentations  - Visual displays that may include graphics, photos, charts and diagrams offering the viewer another venue for sharing information. All posters will be on display in the convention center Wednesday through Saturday.  NOTE: Continuing Education Credit is avaiable only to those who are are eligible to receive continuing education hours for poster viewing. Hours are tracked during the AADE13 evaluation system.

* Open to participants on a first-come, first-served basis

Categories of Expertise (COE)
AADE has designated four categories of expertise to assist attendees in selecting educational activities to meet their needs. The definitions below are used to describe sessions and are based on the skill levels of the Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition. The model, used very successfully in business and healthcare professions, distinguishes varying levels of expertise; the model hypothesizes that learners pass through five levels of proficiency: novice, advanced beginner, competent, proficient, and expert. 
  • Advanced Beginner - for participants with working knowledge of key aspects of the covered topic
  • Competent – for participants with good working and background knowledge of the covered topic
  • Proficient – for participants with significant depth and understanding of the covered topic
  • Expert – for participants with authoritative knowledge and extensive understanding of the covered topic

Educational Tracks

  • Pathophysiology, Epidemiology and Clinical Guidelines
  • Culturally - Competent Supportive Care across the Lifespan
  • Teaching and Learning Skills
  • Sefl-Management Education
  • Program and Business Management