The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists to host annual conference in Atlanta, August 14-17
The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES) opened registration for ADCES20: Diabetes Care, Education and Technology; taking place from Friday, Aug. 14, to Monday, Aug. 17, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The four-day conference focuses on innovative education, an exhibit hall with the latest products in diabetes technology and care, and networking opportunities for health care professionals working in a variety of sectors and backgrounds.
In its inaugural year as ADCES (previously AADE), the conference will have several new additions to help attendees meet the demands of a quickly evolving health care landscape. Highlights include:
Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), insulin pump therapy, and insulin initiation and management with the Danatech Learning Academy. Each session builds in complexity to provide introductory to advanced-level learning.
• Fri, Aug. 14: Insulin Pump Therapy Academy
• Sat, Aug. 15: CGM Academy
• Sun, Aug. 16: Insulin Initiation and Management Academy
• Mon, Aug. 17: CGM Academy (Encore)
SPECIAL FOCUS DAYS
Focused learning in key specialty areas will occur each day:
• Fri, Aug. 14: Cardiometabolic Health day
• Sat, Aug. 15: Technology Day
• Sun, Aug. 16: Behavioral Health Day
AFTERNOON QUICK HIT SESSIONS
There are just too many sessions at ADCES20 to attend them all, so 30-minute overviews of important topics in each education track will be offered each afternoon. Sample sessions include Autism Spectrum Disorder and Type 1 Diabetes, Plant-Based Toolkit to Invigorate Your DSMES Practice, Using Insulin and Traveling Across Time Zones and many more.
MONDAY MORNING HOT TOPICS
Nutritional trends and fad meal plans are all over social media, but what’s the truth? Questions will be answered at these sessions:
• The Sweet Truth about Low-Calorie Sweeteners
• Protein and Diabetes: How Low Should You Go and When?
• Intermittent Fasting in The Management of Diabetes
• Exploring Current Eating Patterns: Low and Very Low-Calorie Meal Plans
• Pharmacology Approaches to Obesity
For more information on ADCES20 or to register today, visit ADCES20.org. Members of the press may register for a press pass to access the conference.
About the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists
ADCES is an interdisciplinary professional membership organization dedicated to improving prediabetes, diabetes and cardiometabolic care through innovative education, management and support. With more than 12,000 professional members including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and others, ADCES has a vast network of practitioners working to optimize care and reduce complications. ADCES offers an integrated care model that lowers the cost of care, improves experiences and helps its members lead so better outcomes follow. Learn more at DiabetesEducator.org, or visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn (Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists), Twitter (@ADCESdiabetes) and Instagram (@ADCESdiabetes).