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
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
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
Competent – for participants with good working and background knowledge of the covered
Proficient – for participants with significant depth and understanding of the covered
Expert – for participants with authoritative knowledge and extensive understanding of the
Pathophysiology, Epidemiology and Clinical Guidelines
Culturally - Competent Supportive Care across the Lifespan
Teaching and Learning Skills
Program and Business Management