ADA Association News


Drug safety REMS

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2014

The FDA has required a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy for phentermine and topiramate extended-release capsules (Qsymia) so that health care providers can be informed about the risk of teratogenicity associated with this therapy. Learn more.


Are you a Professional Member?

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2014

If not, join more than 16,000 diabetes professionals like you in helping the American Diabetes Association on the road to a cure for diabetes. Professional Membership provides exclusive, members-only education and resources that benefit you, your patients and your practice. Learn more.


New as of July 1 -- Free CME/CE Opportunity -- Self-Assessment Program on the Management of Diabetes in a Camp Setting

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 21, 2014

Intended for medical staff working at diabetes camps, but also applicable to any clinician working with children with diabetes, this self-assessment program consists of clinical problem-solving multiple-choice questions and educational critiques. It is designed to objectively assess and strengthen your knowledge of diabetes and provide you with a better understanding of working with children with diabetes. 4.25 credits are available for all health care professionals. Learn more.


Call for Nominations: ADA 2015 Outstanding Physician-Clinician Award

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 21, 2014

Now through July 25 (8 p.m. ET), the American Diabetes Association is seeking nominations for the 2015 Outstanding Physician-Clinician Award. This is an opportunity to recognize an active and highly regarded physician-clinician for exceptional achievements in providing and improving the diabetes clinical practice. The recipient of the award will receive complimentary housing and registration to attend the 75th Scientific Sessions in Boston, June 5-9, 2015. Learn more about the Outstanding Physician-Clinician Award and the National Scientific Achievement Awards at http://professional.diabetes.org/awards.


July 25 deadline fast approaching -- ADA 2015 National Scientific and Health Care Achievement Awards: Call for nominations

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 18, 2014

The American Diabetes Association is seeking nominations for the 2015 National Scientific Achievement Awards. Awards will be presented at the 75th Scientific Sessions in Boston, June 5-9, 2015. Learn more about requirements and download award information and profiles.


Call for Nominations: ADA 2015 Professional Interest Group Awards

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 17, 2014

Now through July 25 (8 p.m. ET), the American Diabetes Association is seeking nominations for the 2015 Professional Interest Group Awards to include the Richard R. Rubin Award, the Roger Pecoraro Award, the Norbert Freinkel Award and the Edwin Bierman Award. These lecture awards will be presented at the 75th Scientific Sessions in Boston, June 5-9, 2015. Learn more about the Professional Interest Group Awards and the National Scientific Achievement Awards at http://professional.diabetes.org/awards.


Walking the walk

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 17, 2014

Walk with a Doc is a nonprofit organization with a mission to get health care providers and their patients walking together. Start your own Walk with a Doc! WWAD makes getting started easy. They provide a turnkey toolkit that includes everything you need to organize a regular walk in your community. All you need is to find the location. Whether it's once a week or once a month, get out and walk the walk with your patients. Start your Walk with a Doc today!


Call for Nominations: ADA 2015 Harold Rifkin Award

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 16, 2014

Now through July 25 (8 p.m. EDT), the American Diabetes Association is seeking nominations for the 2015 Harold Rifkin Award for Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes. This award honors individual outstanding service in the cause of diabetes that has been performed with an international perspective and with international impact. The recipient of the award will receive complimentary housing and registration to attend the 75th Scientific Sessions in Boston, June 5-9, 2015. Learn more about the Harold Rifkin Award and the National Scientific Achievement Awards at http://professional.diabetes.org/awards.


Upcoming ADA and JDRF Research Symposium in Chicago

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 16, 2014

Diabetes and the Microbiome Research Symposium
The American Diabetes Association and the JDRF will convene national and global research expertise on Oct. 27-29 in Chicago. The activity, co-chaired by Dr. Martin J. Blaser and Dr. Clay F. Semenkovich, will focus on the emerging science and clinical implications on the relationship between the host and the microbiome. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS -- Deadline extended to Aug. 15. Learn how to submit your abstract and register.


Call for Nominations: ADA 2015 Outstanding Physician-Clinician Award

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 15, 2014

Now through July 25th (8 p.m. ET), the American Diabetes Association is seeking nominations for the 2015 Outstanding Physician-Clinician Award. This is an opportunity to recognize an active and highly regarded physician-clinician for exceptional achievements in providing and improving the diabetes clinical practice. The recipient of this award will deliver the 2015 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award Lecture at the 75th Scientific Sessions in Boston, June 5 to 9, 2015. Learn more about the Outstanding Physician-Clinician Award and the National Scientific Achievement Awards at http://professional.diabetes.org/awards.


Call for Nominations: ADA 2015 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 14, 2014

Now through July 25th (8 p.m. ET), the American Diabetes Association is seeking nominations for the 2015 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award. This is an opportunity to recognize exceptional leadership and highly meritorious efforts by a health professional in the field of diabetes education. The recipient of this award will deliver the 2015 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award Lecture at the 75th Scientific Sessions in Boston, June 5 to 9, 2015. Learn more about the Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award and the National Scientific Achievement Awards at http://professional.diabetes.org/awards.


Call for Nominations: ADA 2015 Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 11, 2014

Now through July 25th (8 p.m. ET), the American Diabetes Association is seeking nominations for the 2015 Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology. This is given in memory of Kelly M. West, widely regarded as the "father of diabetes epidemiology," to an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of diabetes epidemiology. The recipient of this award will deliver the 2015 Kelly West Award Lecture at the 75th Scientific Sessions in Boston, June 5 to 9, 2015. Learn more about the Kelly West Award requirements and the National Scientific Achievement Awards.


Call for Nominations: ADA 2015 Albert Renold Award

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 10, 2014

Now through July 25th (8 p.m. ET), the American Diabetes Association is seeking nominations for the 2015 Albert Renold Award. Given in memory of Dr. Albert Renold, this annual award recognizes an individual who has a career distinguished by outstanding achievements in mentorship and/or creation of a robust environment for diabetes research. The recipient will receive complimentary housing and registration to attend the 75th Scientific Sessions in Boston, June 5 to 9, 2015. Learn more about the Albert Renold Award requirements and the National Scientific Achievement Awards.


Call for Nominations: ADA 2015 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 09, 2014

Now through July 25th (8 p.m. ET), the American Diabetes Association is seeking nominations for the 2015 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award. This is an opportunity to recognize outstanding achievement by a diabetes researcher younger than 50 years of age, taking into consideration independence of thought, originality, significance of discovery and impact on a selected area of diabetes research, including diabetes pathogenesis, treatment and/or prevention. The recipient of this award will deliver the 2015 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award Lecture at the 75th Scientific Sessions in Boston, June 5 to 9, 2015. Learn more about Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award nomination requirements and the National Scientific Achievement Awards.


Call for nominations: ADA 2015 Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement Award

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 08, 2014

Now through July 25 (8 p.m. ET), the American Diabetes Association is seeking nominations for the 2015 Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement Award. The Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement is the highest scientific award of the American Diabetes Association and is awarded annually to honor highly meritorious career achievement in the field of diabetes research. The recipient of this award will deliver the 2015 Banting Award Lecture at the 75th Scientific Sessions in Boston, June 5-9, 2015. Learn more about the Banting Medal nomination requirements and the National Scientific Achievement Awards.


Free program for your newly diagnosed patients!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 03, 2014

Let the American Diabetes Association help you answer some of the many questions your patients have at diagnosis. It all starts with a free booklet for you to give your patients with the information they need on day 1. The booklet also offers them the opportunity to enroll in a free, year-long program to get ongoing information, tools, recipes and support to help them manage and live well with diabetes. Help your patients get started. Order your free booklets today.


Association-funded research database

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 02, 2014

The American Diabetes Association is pleased to offer access to a searchable database with useful information on Association-funded research grants. The database provides an easy way to learn more about the Association's Research Program and the critical and innovative biomedical research made possible through the generous support of our donors and sponsors. Explore the database.


Reducing Cardiometabolic Risk: Patient Education Toolkit

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 01, 2014

The Reducing Cardiometabolic Risk Patient Education Toolkit has nearly 30 reproducible handouts for your patients at risk for or with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. This newly redesigned kit includes topics such as prediabetes, diabetes management, weight loss, nutrition, physical activity, heart health and complications. All handouts, which are in English and Spanish, are free to download and reproduce. View the kit.


MyFoodAdvisor® Recipes for Healthy Living

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 30, 2014

Managing diabetes is a challenge that requires finding the right balance among food, physical activity and medicine (if prescribed). Only your patients can decide what to eat, and using a meal plan as a guide can make it easier. Recipes for Healthy Living is a free resource from the American Diabetes Association that can also help. Your patients will find hundreds of recipes, meal plans and healthy tips, with new additions each month. Learn more at www.diabetes.org/recipes.


Performance improvement continuing education opportunity!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 27, 2014

The American Diabetes Association is pleased to offer a new Web-based, six-month performance improvement (PI) study offering up to 20 CMEs, free of charge. Each health care professional will track 25 patients with diabetes during the six-month process. The data entry will take less than 10 minutes per patient and is fully Web-based. Professionals will receive confidential, individual reports to assist in improving patient outcomes. Participate today!


Save time and money and qualify for meaningful use

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 26, 2014

The American Diabetes Association and the DiabetesPro resource center Diabetes Rx now help you qualify for meaningful use by providing free patient education and electronic prescribing. Learn more.


Become a recognized education program through the American Diabetes Association

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 25, 2014

The American Diabetes Association is your premier National Accrediting Organization. Benefits include: Free access to Chronicle Diabetes, a Web-based patient education documentation system that facilitates data collection. Chronicle also interfaces with the ERP portal for administering recognition and facilitating application submission. Free Krame's print/online patient education materials and a 40% discount on all Association publications. Networking opportunities via our exclusive online community. Learn more.


Upcoming ADA Research Symposium in Chicago

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 25, 2014

Diabetes and the Microbiome Research Symposium
The American Diabetes Association and the JDRF will convene national and global research expertise Oct. 27-29 in Chicago. The activity, co-chaired by Dr. Martin J. Blaser and Dr. Clay F. Semenkovich, will focus on the emerging science and clinical implications on the relationship between the host and the microbiome.
Call for abstracts -- deadline is Aug. 1. Learn how to submit your abstract and register.


New as of June 1: Free CME/CE opportunity -- Self-Assessment Program on Cardiometabolic Risk

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 24, 2014

This self-assessment program consists of clinical problem-solving multiple choice questions and educational critiques. It is designed to objectively assess and strengthen your knowledge of diabetes and provide you with a better understanding of the relationship between exercise and diabetes. 4.5 credits are available for all health care professionals. Learn more.


Diabetes Docket -- Spring 2014

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 24, 2014

Want to learn how people with diabetes can travel more easily and safely through this country's airports? Do you know what a reasonable accommodation at work is and how it pertains to a person with diabetes? Read the Spring 2014 edition of Diabetes Docket, the Legal Advocacy eNewsletter. You'll also learn about new Safe at School laws in Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee and keeping children with diabetes safer on school field trips. Please also help us spread the word: Share this newsletter with others. Read Diabetes Docket.




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