What: Leveraging Our Strength - Shaping Our Future


Hilton Garden Inn Foxboro Patriot Place Hotel

27 Patriot Place

Foxboro, MA 02035

When: Saturday, March 23, 2019

Registration Cost: Free with limited registration

Program Description:

This program will address some of the following questions
What is a "diabetes educator"? Do we need a new name?
What's happening with classes?  Are virtual visits and online coaches taking over?
Do you need a new business model to grow? What other roles can you adopt?
What is and how to use AADE’s DANA (Diabetes AdvancedNetwork Access)

The diabetes management landscape is changing. Itis a time of sweeping change in health care. Healthcare reform is driving changes in payment, chronic care delivery and the makeup of the diabetes care team. As diabetes educators,we will be continually asked to expand our role as chronic care managers, diabetes-relatedtechnology experts, and health educators. Are you ready to take on the challenges in the future?
To prepare for these changes, the American Association of Diabetes Educator (AADE) developed AADE's2016-2018 Strategic Plan. A thorough assessment of the current environment and trends affecting people with diabetes, as well as the diabetes education professional. With broadinput from a variety of stakeholders, a comprehensive three-year plan with a defined course of action was developed.
In Massachusetts, we are fortunate to have two AADE Board of Directors members with unique knowledge and insights of the future of our profession and initiativesthat are being undertakenby AADE to ensure that diabetes educators continue to be valued members of the diabetes care team and have a secure place within new models of care. In this program,Debra Reid and Malinda Maryniuk will share AADE’s strategies supporting the vision for our profession going forward.
This program will explore how we will leverage technology to drive diabetes care, education, and support. We will claim our expertise in the area of cardio-metabolic care and prevention. As always, we will advocate for equity and access to person-centered diabetes care with the goal of achieving the quadruple aim of positively impacting quality, cost and both patient and provider experience.
Have you taken advantage of DANA (Diabetes Advanced Network Access) powered by AADE Technologies?  DANA is the smartest online destination for all-things-diabetes technology. Always on hand with the right advice, right when you need it. In this presentation, we will discover all DANA has to offer and how you can utilize these valuable resources in your practice.
The Massachusetts AADE Coordinating Body invites you to join us for a morning of networking, informative presentations, and thoughtful discussion. This program is free to AADE member and their guests. Register early, because space is limited and this program will fill up fast.

Speaker Information:

About our Presenters
Debra Reid

Deb is a registered pharmacist (RPh) with over ten years of clinical experience in the area of cardiovascular risk reduction and diabetes management. She teaches in the pharmacy program at Northeastern University and has been practicing as a clinical pharmacist at Dimock Community Health Center since 2007.  She has presented at various professional meetings and has several publications.
She is active in numerous professional organizations, served as Chair of the Massachusetts Chapter of AADE in 2015-2016, and she was electedto the AADE Board of Directors in 2018. She was the 2018 recipient of The Cynthia Pasquarello Massachusetts Diabetes Educator of the Year award.

Malinda Maryniuk
Melinda is an award-winningdiabetes educator with over 35 years of experience bringing innovative educationalresources to patients, healthcare professionals and organizations.
As Director of Care Programs for Joslin Diabetes Center, she worked to improve diabetes education services with leading diabetes centers around the country.  She has developed and delivered training programs for physicians, diabetes educators, medical office assistants, employees in diabetes business units, as well as people affected by diabetes.
She has lectured and published extensively for both patient and professional audiences in the United States and internationally. She is active in numerous professional organizations and was elected this year tothe AADE Board of Directors for 2019. She was the 2005 recipient of the ADA Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award and was the 2010 recipient of the Academy’s Medallion Award.

Target Audience: This is a knowledge-based activity designed for individual or groups of diabetes educators, including RNs, RDs, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants, MDs, and other healthcare providers interested in staying up to date on current practices of care for their patients with diabetes and other related