Welcome to WADE, The Washington Association of Diabetes Educators


Dear WADE members & others interested in the 2020 WADE Annual Conference scheduled for April 30, May 1 & May 2 in Yakima WA,

A letter from our Committee Chair: 


We have good news and bad news.  First the 2020 conference is canceled as of today, March 13, 2020.  The good news is that the conference is actually rescheduled for April 8,9,10 2021 and will be held in Yakima, WA at the Yakima Convention Center.  The program planned for this year will carry over to 2021, and we hope that all scheduled speakers will agree to speak in 2021.

This decision was made in response to the Yakima Health District alert regarding two recent confirmed cases of novel Coronavirus, as well as recommendations from National ADCES.

As health care professionals, we recognize the importance of public health measures to control the spread of this virus. One such measure is social distancing. Events and public gatherings create environments where a virus can spread quickly among event workers, participants, and attendees. 

We hope this does not cause any inconvenience to anyone, and you will SAVE THE DATE of APRIL 8,9,10 2021 for a wonderful and rewarding conference.  We will announce when registration will reopen in 2021.


Please contact me, Pat Haldi, for your concerns and questions at [email protected]


Blessing to all- stay safe and healthy!

2020 WADE Conference Committee