AZAADE 5th Annual Conference with Phoenix Children's Hospital Diabetes Program

Sat Jun. 16 at 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Event Details

The Annual Diabetes Symposium will provide diabetes educators the opportunity to learn concepts that will help empower diabetic patients to live healthier lives.

Co-Hosted by the Arizona State Coordinating Body of the American Association of Diabetes Educators and Phoenix Children's Hospital Diabetes Program. Special thanks to the Thomas Beatson Foundation.

This program provides 6.0 program hours of continuing education credit for nurses, pharmacists and dieticians


Participants should be able to:

  • Compare current insulin therapy and improvements from past insulin products
  • Differentiate diabetes related pediatric illness from general pedicatrics
  • Explain the link between diabetes and depression in adolescents
  • Describe low carbohydrate choices as intervention for diabetes management
  • Identify technology products that have the potential to impact the lives of patients and practices of healthcare providers
  • Utilize online resources for improving diabetes care outcomes

Annual Diabetes Symposium

7:30 - 8:00 Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibitors
8:00 - 8:15 Welcome and Program Announcements
8:15 - 9:15 Diabetes: Past Success, Future Challenges L. Touger, MD
9:15 - 10:15 Pediatric Illness and Symptoms: Are they diabetes related? M. Chambers, DO
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:15

Diabetes and Depression in Adolescents

-S. Puffenberger, PhD

11:15 - 12:00

Low Carbohydrate Choices and Diabetes

-M. Olson, MD

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch and Exhibitors
1:00 - 2:30

Technology Update – Insulin Pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitors

-Sara Goodale, RD, CDE, CPT

-Nancy Deluca, RD, CDE

-Special Patient Invite

2:30 - 3:30


-Crystal Broj, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, AADE

Total 6.0 Credit Hours


Leslie Touger, MD. Diabetes Program Medical Director, PCMG Division of Endocrinology & Diabetes

Micah Olson, MD Medical Director, Cardiometabolic Assesment Research and Eduaction Program. Medical Director, Phoenix Childrens's Hospital Continuing Medical Education.

Synthia S. Puffenberger, PhD Staff Psychologist, Director of Psychological Services, PCMG Division of Endocrinology & Diabetes.

Melissa Chamber, DO PCMG Division of Endocrinology & Diabetes

Nancy Deluca, RD, CDE, PCMG Divison of Endocrinology & Diabetes

Sara Goodale, RD, CDE, PCMG Divison of Endocrinology & Diabetes

Crystal Broj, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, AADE


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Free Parking in available in parking garage next to the Rosenberg conference center (Cambridge Parking Garage).

Hotels near airport and downtown Phoenix are near the event

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

email: or call (602)933-0612

What's the refund policy?

7 days before event starts.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

For successful completion, participants are required to be in attendance in the full activity, complete and submit the program evaluation at the conclusion of the educational event.

Audio Visual on Zoom Available:

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*Contential breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided with purchase of event ticket.