The application period for 2016 awards is now closed.
Each year during the AADE Annual Meeting & Exhibition, we recognize excellence in diabetes education and service to the association and the larger diabetes community. AADE offers a variety of awards to celebrate those individuals who have gone above and beyond. The following awards will be announced at AADE16 in San Diego, CA:
Lifetime Achievement Award
Recognizes an individual who exemplifies the proud history of diabetes education and serves as extraordinary role model. A $5,000 donation is made to the AADE Foundation in honor of the recipient.
Allene Van Son Distinguished Service Award
Recognizes outstanding contributions and service to this association in honor of the first AADE president. The recipient receives an award of $5,000.
Diabetes Educator of the Year Award
Honors a diabetes educator who has made a special contribution to the field through dedication, innovation and sensitivity in patient care. This award is given for the next consecutive year. The recipient receives an award of $5,000 plus a $10,000 travel grant towards the delivery of educational programs.
Innovative Use of Media and Technology Award
This award supports the innovative use of media and technology to advance diabetes self-management education/training. The project submitted should have significantly improved self-management among individual patient practices or broad diabetes populations. The recipient will receive complimentary registration to the AADE Annual Meeting & Exhibition for the next consecutive year to present their concept.
Rising Star Award
This award recognizes a diabetes educator who has less than three years of diabetes education experience and has demonstrated leadership and commitment in their practice. The recipient receives a one-year AADE membership, complimentary registration to the AADE Annual Meeting & Exhibition and AADE products/services.