2018 WADE Annual Conference
April 27 & 28, 2018
Pre-Conference April 26, 2018
Kennewick, Washington     Three Rivers Convention Center

diabetes education

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Registration is Now Open for the 2018 WADE Annual Educational Conference

Sponsored by the Washington Association of Diabetes Educators (WADE) and the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)

The Relativity of Diabetes:  Forces That Shape Our Future

We are elementary particles in this cosmological and astrophysical realm. Let's meet, unify as an entity, share simultaneously in this cosmic force and the gravitational waves that inspire us as educators. This year's conference features expert speakers sharing the latest information in the rapidly changing field of diabetes care. 

Main Conference  Friday and Saturday, April 27 & 28, 2018 
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Pre-conference  Thursday Afternoon, April 26, 2018
"Social Media Strategies for Diabetes Educators"
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Location:  Three Rivers Convention Center,  Kennewick, WA

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Special hotel rates available at two hotels within walking distance of the convention center:

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 Session topics that are on the agenda include:

  • Cardiovascular outcomes and diabetes medication - choices in Type 2 DM
  • Insulin: Cost,savings cards, resources for patient cost, and how to write a prescription
  • Metabolic surgery as a treatment for Type 2 DM
  • Diabetes in pregnancy: Insulin pumps
  • Eating disorders and diabetes
  • Steroid use and diabetes: Inpatient and outpatient
  • Diabetes and Alzheimer's Disease: What is the connection
  • A guide to using U-500 insulin
  • Challenges in the care of the person with both diabetes and cancer
  • Exercise, hypertension and diabetes

Coordinating Body Team Members
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Deborah Belknap
Term ends: 12/31/2018

Past Leader
Heather Denis
Term ends: 12/31/2017

Brenda Montgomery
Term ends: 12/31/2019

Kathy Early
Term ends: 12/31/2019

Member At Large
Susie Wang 
Term ends: 12/31/2018

Legislative Updates
Emiliah Sithole 
Term ends: 12/31/2018

Web Administration Heather Lien Term Ends 12/31/18

Public Relations
Lane Hobbs
Term ends: 12/31/2018

LNGs (Local networking opportunities, focusing on members in Washington State)

Greater Seattle LNG
 Brenda Montgomery
Term ends: 12/31/2018

Greater Spokane LNG
Stacey Trogsdon
Term ends: 12/31/2020

Southwest LNG
Chris Fisher
Term ends: 12/31/2018

Southeast LNG
Sue Clark
Term ends: 12/31/2019

 Member At Large

Dede Lavazzo

Term Ends: 12/31/2019

 Awards Chair

Ineke Ojanen

Term Ends: 12/31/2018

 Volunteer Liaison

Therese Alden

Term Ends: 12/31/2018



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