2018 WADE Annual Conference
The Relativity of Diabetes:  Forces That Shape Our Future

Pre-Conference  April 26, 2018

Main Conference  April 27 & 28, 2018

Three Rivers Convention Center,  Kennewick, Washington

To book a room at a special rate, click on one of the hotel links below:

SpringHill Suites by Marriott
7047 West Grandridge Blvd, Kennewick, WA    99336


Hilton Garden Inn Kennewick701 North Young St, Kennewick, WA  99336

Preconference event 'Social Media Strategies for Diabetes Educator' on April 26, 2017  

A wonderful experience awaits you at the 2018 WADE Annual Conference - here are a few of the fun activities that will be available:

  • Attend sessions that offer the latest information in diabetes therapies
  • Be inspired by great speakers
  • Participate in networking opportunities with friends and colleagues
  • Learn valuable skills on using social media in diabetes education at the pre-conference worshop.
  • Attend the Annual Awards Luncheon
  • Take part in the Annual Auctions & Raffles
  • Be in the drawing for great prizes
  • Dine at local award-winning wineries with friends
  • Take a bike ride or a walk along the Sacagewea Heritage Trail that follows the Columbia River
  • We are honored to have guest speakers from the Northwest and around the nation that will present the topics that you have asked for on past surveys:
  • Click here for the Main Conference Agenda

 Key Speakers

    • Laura Andomalos, RD
    • Ken Cathcart, MD
    • Bruce Wilson, MD
    • Michael Shannon, MD
    • Jill Knapp

Kennewick/Tri-cities Visitor information Website
Main Conference Agenda      Register Now
Pre-Conference Information

Preconference Workshop on Thursday, April 26th : 'Social Media Strategies for Diabetes Educators'

Vendor Exhibits

Our sponsors will be displaying new products and services and available to answer questions throughout the conference.

Awards Luncheon on Saturday April 22nd

Presentation of the Diabetes Educator of the Year Award and the WADE Distinguished Service Award will be made at the luncheon on Saturday. (Nominations were submitted on February 1, 2017.)

Silent Auction & Prizes

Many wonderful items will be auctioned or won this year.  The auction & prizes benefit the Karen Schultz-Goldstein Memorial Lecture Fund.  This fund is used annually to sponsor a speaker at the WADE conference. Click here to learn moreDonation Form    Bring cash or check to purchase items and raffle tickets at the conference