The Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) Virtual Conference


Every summer, the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists’ (ADCES) holds their annual conference where original research is presented, important topics in diabetes care are discussed and the organization recognizes excellence in diabetes care and education.

This year’s conference was virtual as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, taking place online from Thursday, August 13 to Sunday, August 16. For a full schedule of events from the conference, click here. Registered attendees have access to the sessions until mid-November.

The virtual event will include 53 sessions on topics surrounding diabetes care and education, including:

  • Racial equity
  • Clinical integration
  • Technology
  • Behavioral health

The ADCES conference had another special guest: CDC Director Robert. R. Redfield, MD, who discussed the valuable role of diabetes care and education specialists play against COVID-19, as well as the CDC’s commitment to diabetes self-management and education and their support of the National Diabetes Prevention Program.

Beyond Type 1 and Beyond Type 2 covered the annual conference, including having the opportunity to interview Kellie Antinori-Lent (MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, BC-ADM, CDCES, FADCES) the current president of ADCES. We’ll be speaking with her on recent changes to the organization, the success of this year’s conference and the future of diabetes care.

Additionally, Anne Peters, MD, a member of the Beyond Type 1 Leadership Council headlined a discussion called the “Use of Technology in Underserved Populations.” Dr. Peters spoke on how although technology has revolutionized treatment in diabetes care, it is limited to those with higher incomes, education and enhanced insurance coverage. In her discussion, she mentioned the barriers to accessing technology and how to overcome them with language, literacy and numeracy, as well as resources available to improve understanding and training in diabetes technology.

Check out our articles from the ADCES conference below!

Talking COVID-19’s Impact on ADCES with President Kellie Antinori-Lent

ADCES President Kellie Antinori-Lent talks to Beyond Type 2 about moving the ADCES Annual Conference to a virtual platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic, how diabetes care and education specialists are...MORE

Use of Technology in Underserved Populations

Dr. Anne Peters is a professor of clinical medicine at the Keck School at USC, Director of the USC Clinical Diabetes Programs, and she works with Los Angeles County and on a diabetes program.MORE

Diabetes and Protein: How Low Should You Go?

If you have diabetes and have kidney disease, should you lower your protein intake? Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, DCES, CDN, gives the answer.MORE

An Interview with ADCES 2020 Innovative Use of Technology Award Winner, Molly Wagman

2020 Innovative Use of Technology Award winner, Molly Wagman, MS, RDN, CSSD, CDCES, talks to Beyond Type 2 about using mySugr to improve the lives of diabetes patients. MORE


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