August 2013 Events

New AADE Online Course – Diabetes Self-Management Training Reimbursement: Essentials

Having a firm understanding of the reimbursement process is vital to the survival of your diabetes self-management training (DSMT) program. AADE is introducing our self-paced, 4-module online course, DSMT Reimbursement: Essentials. The course begins with an overview of the payer mix in the US healthcare system and concludes with ideas to add new services to your program.

Click here to find out how you and your whole team—including the billing manager—can get up to speed on this crucial process. The online format lets you learn at your convenience!

 August 3, 2013 —   American Diabetes Association Expo in Northwest Arkansas.

The EXPO is FREE and includes health screenings, cooking demonstrations, product and service exhibitors, as well as leading experts talking about diabetes management, research and prevention. Get the latest information on preventing and managing diabetes and its deadly complications to help keep you and your family healthy.Visit the American Diabetes Association EXPO/Northwest Arkansas and Join the Millions in the fight to Stop Diabetes. Learn how to live healthy, be active, and change the future of diabetes for you and your family.

For more information visit website.

August 7-10, 2013  AADE13 is the only national meeting dedicated solely to diabetes education. Diabetes educators get tools, resources and connections to help patients. Connect with like-minded colleagues from around the medical community—Physicians, Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Dietitians, Optometrists, and Podiatrists. Share success stories and earn up to 23 continuing education credits to further your career advancement.

Discover why the entire diabetes education community turns to AADE13 for cutting-edge education. AADE13 features engaging sessions organized around five unique themes, dynamic speakers and new opportunities to explore the future of preventing, managing and treating diabetes.

Themes include:

· Culturally-Competent Supportive Care Across The Lifespan 
· Program and Business Management
· Pathophysiology, Epidemiology and Clinical Guidelines
· Self-Management Education

· Teaching and Learning Skills 

Keynote Speakers:
· Phil Southerland
·  Arya M. Sharma, MD, PhD, FRCPC
·  
Belleruth Naparstek
·  BJ Fogg, PhD 

To register please click here.

August 10, 2013 Western CT Classic

The inaugural SLAMDiabetes Western Connecticut Classic will take place on Saturday, August 10 at Danbury High School in Danbury, CT. Games begin at 8:30 am, with Opening Ceremonies at 11:30 am. Up to twelve teams will compete for bragging rights while generating support to defeat T1D.   SLAMDiabetes melds the best of sports, entertainment, and education to increase public awareness of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and to support people living with this lethal disease. Founded in 2011 by Jeff and Natalie Kolok, SLAMDiabetes develops and organizes various games such as its growing series of Wiffle Ball tournaments to raise public awareness of T1D beyond the traditional circles of the diabetes community, while supporting local and regional T1D organizations providing assistance to families affected by T1D. Click here for more information on the SLAMDiabetes Western Connecticut Classic, or visit www.slamdiabetes.com.

August 10, 2013 – Hip Hop with Eddie Garcia

Dance Out Diabetes' monthly dance program heats up on August 10, 2013, with a hip-hop themed day featuring professional dance instructor Eddie Garcia. The program is from 1-3 pm at the African American Arts and Culture Complex in San Francisco. Can't make the event? Follow along virtually on the DanceOutDiabetes Youtube Channel! For more information, click here.

August 15-18, 2013 — Ride to Cure Diabetes.Three States....Two Bridges...One Mighty River!!!

La Crosse, Wis., is an historic, vibrant city with a flair for the old and a sprinkle of the new. Nestled between the bluffs of Wisconsin and the Mississippi River, riders will navigate a course that starts in La Crosse and crosses three states, two bridges, and one mighty river. It's perfect for the entire family! Discover why cyclists say riding in La Crosse constitutes some of the best biking in the Midwest. To register click here.

August 21, 2013 - 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST – Addressing Technophobia in Patients and Clinicians (AADE Live Webinar)

There's a wealth of diabetes management technology available and many ways of utilizing it with your patients. Register for AADE's webinar—Addressing Technophobia in Patients and Clinicians —and learn how to confidently communicate with your patients using technology.

Molly McElwee-Malloy, RN, CDE, from the Center for Diabetes Technology at the University of Virginia will demonstrate skills to recognize and calm your patients' and colleagues' fears about using technology to aid diabetes management.

AADE Live Webinars provide education on the latest diabetes trends and topics. Click here for more information on group and individual pricing.

August 23-24, 2013 — Rhode Island Classic

The SLAMDiabetes Rhode Island Classic will take place on Friday and Saturday, August 23-24 at North Providence High School in North Providence, RI. Games begin at 6 pm on Friday, August 23, with games continuing on Saturday, August 24 starting at 8 am, and Opening Ceremonies at 11:30 am. Up to twelve teams will compete for bragging rights while generating support to defeat T1D. SLAMDiabetes melds the best of sports, entertainment, and education to increase public awareness of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and to support people living with this lethal disease. Founded in 2011 by Jeff and Natalie Kolok, SLAMDiabetes develops and organizes various games such as its growing series of Wiffle Ball tournaments to raise public awareness of T1D beyond the traditional circles of the diabetes community, while supporting local and regional T1D organizations providing assistance to families affected by T1D. Click here for more information on the SLAMDiabetes Rhode Island Classic 2013, or visit www.slamdiabetes.com.

August 28, 2013 — Dr. Richard Bernstein will participate in another 60-minute TeleSeminar and Webcast at 8PM EST, 7PM CST, 6PM MST, 5PM PST, designed to answer your most important questions concerning diabetes and his thoughts on the latest developments in this area. Dr. Bernstein is a practicing diabetologist who has had diabetes for over 60 years. He is the author of six best selling diabetes books, including Diabetes Solution and The Diabetes Diet. Currently a faculty member at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he also has a private practice in Mamaroneck, New York. The teleseminar and webcast session is FREE but seating will be limited and you must also register. You'll be able to send in your own questions for him to respond to, and also learn about the best treatments and self-care practices. Click here now to register for the next upcoming call.

 

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