Meet Me in Orlando

    By: Gregg Lapin on Jul 02, 2014

    Gregg Lapin

     

    By: Gregg Lapin, Director of Meetings, AADE 

    Orlando, FL is going to be the center of diabetes education August 6-9, 2014. With over 3,000 diabetes educators expected and more than 200 exhibiting companies showcasing their products and services to the DE audience, Orlando will be the place to be.

     

    We have made many changes to this year’s meeting that we hope you will find to be improvements, including:

    1. Changing the snack program in the exhibit hall to vouchers for all paid registrants. The vouchers can be exchanged for a variety of food items in the exhibit hall Café.

    2. Moving the location of the product theaters to the exhibit hall. Six of the product theater sessions will now be lunch presentations. The other two sessions will be presented in an afternoon reception format.

    3. Introducing a pilot program for Tuesday, August 5, where tables will be reserved for AADE attendees at some restaurants within walking distance of the convention center. This is a great networking opportunity if you are attending alone and would like to have a nice meal and meet new colleagues.

    4. Adding daily raffles in the exhibit hall with fun prizes — some that can be used in Orlando during the meeting and some enticements to attend next year’s meeting in New Orleans.

    You may have seen a survey we recently emailed out about future AADE events. Our goal is to make the Annual Meeting more affordable and valuable so even more AADE members can attend. We are looking at changing the pattern so the meeting will fall over the weekend, when hotel rates are less expensive, to make it more affordable. We are looking at ways to increase the number of CE hours offered. We are looking at ways to lower the registration fee and still offer the same, or better, levels of offerings. We will continue to revamp the educational program.

    I look forward to seeing you in Orlando. If we can be of any assistance please don’t hesitate to comment here or email me directly at glapin@aadenet.org.

    Thanks

     

    Released: July 2, 2014, 7:53 am | Updated: July 8, 2014, 2:22 pm
    Keywords: AADE News |

    Beth Silvers, RD,CDE,LDN,CPT Orlando and future AM's
    By: Beth Silvers, RD,CDE,LDN,CPT | Posted: July 19, 2014, 7:26 am

    Gregg, Could you let the program committee know/realize that it is important not to have all the expert sessions in the same time slot with other time slots with no expert sessions. Another great thing would be if some of the more popular sessions could be repeated at another time or day so if they conflict with another meeting I could go


    Beth Silvers, RD, CDE, LDN, MS  from NC

    Gregg Lapin Thanks for your feedback
    By: Gregg Lapin | Posted: July 21, 2014, 4:50 am

    HI Beth - thank you for your comments.  That is exactly the type of feedback we are looking for in our efforts to continuously improve the annual meeting.  Looking forward to seeing you in Orlando.  Thanks Gregg


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