Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists



ADCES 2021 Virtual Public Policy Forum


  • May 12: Public Policy Forum Event/Training
  • May 17-18: Virtual Congressional Meetings


Registration is now open!

ADCES is excited to announce that we will be hosting another virtual Public Policy Forum in May 2021. Given the virtual format, this event will be open to all ADCES members! There is no cost to attend this event.

During ADCES’ Public Policy Forum, we will provide opportunities for ADCES members to learn about what is happening on Capitol Hill, discuss key diabetes legislation, and brush up on advocacy best practices. We will also be hosting virtual congressional meetings on Monday, May 17 and Tuesday, May 18 for members interested in meeting with their legislators. ADCES will arrange for virtual meetings with your U.S. Representatives and Senators. Though we will not be able to visit Washington, we can still meet with our legislators to advocate for the issues important to us!

Scheduling and Registration Information

  1. Register for the May 12 Public Policy Forum Training Event

Public Policy Forum & Training

Public Policy Forum Training Event

Wednesday, May 12 (Register here)

  • 10:30am – 12:30pm CT: Advocacy Overview and Key Speakers
  • 12:30pm – 1:00pm CT: Break
  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm CT: Advocacy Training

*Sessions will be recorded​

ADCES will conduct an advocacy training on how to meet with your legislators either in-person or virtually. This will include important information on what to expect, how to conduct a meeting, how to talk about the issues, and more.

Virtual Hill Days

Monday, May 17 & Tuesday, May 18 (Registration Closed)

Times will vary | Meetings with Congressional Offices

  • ADCES will schedule all meetings and provide you with the meeting details
  • Because we are scheduling a large number of meetings and are responding to the availability of the congressional offices, we ask that you keep your schedule flexible to accommodate the scheduling of your meetings.
  • The meetings will be brief (between 15-30 minutes).
  • We will not be able to accommodate requests to meet at specific times.

Note: You are not required to participate in the congressional meetings to attend the Virtual Public Policy Forum. The goal is for ADCES to provide as many opportunities for advocacy engagement as possible. All session will be recorded if you are unable to make a live session.

Thank you to our Public Policy Forum Sponsors!

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