More than 4,000 diabetes educators and other healthcare professionals are expected for will gather at the AADE14 Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Orlando, FL August 6-9, 2014. The 41st AADE Annual Meeting is anticipated to be a successful educational event and an opportunity to exchange the latest information with diabetes educators from around the United States.

The Annual Meeting Planning Committee invites you to submit an abstract to be considered for presentation in Orlando. Interactions with colleagues on diabetes management and education are the cornerstone to building communications that allow all of us to provide better healthcare. Presenting at the 41st Annual Meeting is an excellent opportunity for you to share your experiences with the diabetes education community.

Diabetes educators touch patients at various points across the continuum of care: from diagnosis of either prediabetes or diabetes through treatment and advanced management. Diabetes educators use skills that encompass prevention, treatment and chronic disease management, as well as partnering with patients to enable them to achieve behavior change. Final selections will be based on the quality and clarity of the abstract and topical relevance to the contemporary practice environment of today’s diabetes educator.

Abstract Categories/Educational Tracks

• Business, Government and the Practice of Diabetes Education

• Clinical ---Psychosocial- Behavioral Realms: Wrapping it All Together

• Innovative Tools and Technology

• Models of Care Delivery

• Primary Prevention

• Diabetes Across the Lifespan: Through the Cultural Looking Glass

Submission Site

The submission site requires the following information:

 • Presenter - All presenters and planners who contributed to the work discussed in the abstract are to be listed. Be prepared to submit contact information, credentials, and professional experience as well as conflict of interest information for each person listed.

 • Abstract Type- Select either an oral or poster presentation. All general oral presentations are 90 minutes in length. All research oral presentations are 30 minutes in length. Details regarding off-label usage and audio recording release must be provided.

 • Abstract Form – Must include title and abstract text of the abstract. These will appear in promotional materials. Provide at least 3 measurable behavior objectives and corresponding complete content outline including time frames. Select content area and instructional strategies from the list provided.

Please note: Only studies that have been completed will be accepted for research abstract submissions.

Preparing the Abstract

The submission process is very detailed and requires the entry of very specific information (including e-mail addresses of co-authors and conflict of interest disclosure information). User unfamiliarity with the submission site and last minute rushes to submit work are the primary source of error in the abstract submission process.

Research Abstracts: The body of the abstract must include the purpose, significance of the study, subjects, design and methods, data analysis and results (statistical tests if appropriate) interpretation and conclusions. If applicable, note any funding source.

It is strongly suggest that you enter the submission site and begin your submission well in advance of the deadline. You will not be able to save your work and complete at a later time. It is suggested you create a word document with the required information and cut and paste the information into the abstract site once you are ready. 

After the submission deadline, abstracts may not be revised in any way or resubmitted. Proofread abstracts carefully to avoid errors before submission. If accepted, your abstract will be published as submitted.


At least one of the presenters must be an AADE member. No speaker substitutions may be made after the abstract review process has been completed. Individuals employed by industry (pharmaceutical or device companies) are not permitted to present, unless the topic is unrelated to their products or services. Use of industry supplied slides or handouts is not allowed.

The work covered by the abstract must not have been published (manuscript or abstract) or presented at a national or international meeting before the date and time of presentation.

If the oral abstract submission is accepted, speakers will receive $200 off full meeting registration.

Dates to Remember

Research Abstract Deadline (Oral and Poster) January 12th, 2014 (11:59 PM Central)

Notification of acceptance February 2014

Early program registration (online only) March 2014