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2016 WADE Annual Educational Conference:

Explore the Course, Discover the Source

Great speakers & networking opportunities

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in Spokane, near the beautiful downtown Riverfront Park

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Hotel RL General Information

also known as Red Lion Hotel at the Park

303 W North River Drive, Spokane, WA 99201

Free shuttle from airport to hotel, free parking for guests, & Free Wi-fi

       Call 509-326-8000 and ask for WADE Conference Room Rates or click on blue link above.                


Main Conference: FRIDAY APRIL 15th - SATURDAY APRIL 16th - daily buffet lunch is included.

Pre-conference: Thursday April 14th - 12 pm - 6 pm (does not include lunch); followed by a light supper with discussion for pre-conference attendees.

Registration Costs:

2016 WADE Annual Educational Conference April 15-16, 2016

Registration Fees

                                          Register     Before March 11th    On/After March 11th 
  Full (Fri & Sat) conference fee *
   WADE/AADE members  $225  $250
   Non AADE members $250  $275
   Full time students/interns** $100  $125
 One  Day - Friday  OR  Saturday*  
   WADE/AADE members  $130 $155
   Non AADE members $150 $175
   Full time students/interns** $80 $100

*Refund minus $50 cancellation fee available before March 11, 2016.  On or after March 11, 2016, sorry, no refunds.

Guest lunches for our Saturday Awards = $50. 


Thursday 4/14 Pre-conference:  (Limted spaces available - if full, use  WAIT LIST)

Advanced Motivational Interviewing     
Before March 11th   On/After March 11th  
WADE/AADE members $75
Non AADE members $90 $105
Full time students/interns** $50 $65

Registration for this pre-conference is limited and may close at any time. Please register early.

** Full time students/interns: To receive discount code, before registering, please email with your name, proof of being a full time student (such as current class schedule), the days you want to attend, and whether you are a WADE member. 

Location Details:

Spokane is a vibrant city, with a roaring river, and considered the heart of the Inland Empire. The conference location is a modern downtown resort with indoor & outdoor pools and a state-of-the-art Fitness Zone. The hotel is a 3-minute walk from Gonzaga University and 11 minutes from Riverfront Park. Enjoy a gondala SkyRide for a fun view of the falls in Riverfront Park, or step out onto 37 miles of flat paved Centennial Trail for a run, walk, or bicycling. Popular parks include: Manito Park up on the south hill with world class botanical gardens; John A. Finch Arboretum up on Sunset hill offers walking tours; or Spokane Valley's Mirabeau Park features a waterfall and pond filled with turtles. The Spokane region is home to 33 of the nation’s finest public and private golf courses (Liberty Lake, Hangman Valley, MeadowWood, or Indian Canyon Golf Courses to name a few). Enjoy the Nectar Tasting Room - where 5 Washington Wineries share one beautiful downtown location; or map out any of the 25 local breweries using the Ale Trail Adventure map. The city offers all sorts of dining and coffee shops within walking distance to the conference hotel. For more information, go to: 

Speaker Information:

Speakers and their topics for the 2016 conference

Marc Steinberg, MD, the co-author of the recently published, Motivational Interviewing in Diabetes Care will be presenting the pre-conference: Advanced Motivational Interviewing Workshop

This year's Goldstein Memorial Speaker Quinn Nystrom, MS, will be speaking on: Truth Talk: What diabetes is and what diabetes isn't, a fresh perspective on living with diabetes.                         

Eden Miller, DO: Clinical Diabetes Treatment Update: Navigating the Options

Vince Nethery, PhD: Exercise Physiology & Diabetes

Lana Tyer, RN, MSN: Tuberculosis & Diabetes

Deborah Hefty, MN, RN, CDE: Staging of Type 1 Diabetes: Clinical Implications

Josh Neumiller, PharmD, CDE : Medication Updates and Case Studies

Faisal Malik, MD: Diabetes in Pediatrics

Theresa Martin, RD, CDE, LD: Gut Microbiome & Diabetes

Katy Wilkens, MS, RD:The Benefits of Mentoring: The Mushroom Hunters - How to Teach Your Patients What to Find in Themselves

Catherine "Katie" Farrell, RD, CDE, and Lana Adzhigirey, RN will co-present: Effective Delivery of Diabetes Self-Management Training Through Telehealth Enabled Services

Lisa Woodard, PhD, Cheryl Farmer, MD and Emily Fleury, BS will co-present on: The State of Diabetes in Washington State