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Save the Date! 

2018 Annual WADE Conference

Kennewick, Washington

April 26-28, 2018

Mark your calendar and start making plans for the 2018 Washington Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Conference next spring!

Location:  Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick, WA

Preconference:  Thursday afternoon April 26, 2018
Main conference: Friday and Saturday, April 27 & 28, 2018

Special hotel rates are available at SpringHill Suites Marriott and Hilton Garden inn.  Both hotels are within walking distance of the convention center.  Here are the hotel links for making a reservation at the discounted rates:

SpringHill Suites Marriott

Hilton Garden Inn

Fun Things To Do

There are plenty of activities you can do after the conference to make your trip fun and relaxing.  Here is just a small sampling of the activities available:

Visiting wineries for tasting and dining
Wine and dinner cruises on the Columbia River
Sight-seeing river cruises
Hiking and biking at several parks along the river
Playing golf at one of many top-rated golf courses



WADE Member to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award


The Washington State University College of Pharmacy will honor R.Keith Campbell with a Lifetime Achievement Award October 20, 2017 at the Crimson Gala in Spokane, WA.  In addition, WSU will name the Applied Patient Care lab in the Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building in his honor.  Keith has been an active member of the WADE organization since the beginning of WADE in 1982.  He has been the Keynote speaker at the annual WADE conference several times.  He has supported WADE by writing articles for the newsletter, working on committees, and sharing advice countless times.  One of his unique and very special qualities is that he is just as likely to be talking to a local diabetes support group or helping a friend of a friend who was just diagnosed with diabetes as he is to be sitting on the board of a national organization; all the while showing the same care and determination to help people with diabetes in any way that he can.  Keith was the recipient of the WADE Diabetes Educator of the Year Award in 2016.  

WADE will donate $500 to the WSU College of Pharmacy in support of the new R.Keith Campbell Applied Patient Care lab in the Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building.

Here is the link to the Washington State College of Pharmacy website with more information about the event and how you can support the naming of the Applied Patient Care Lab.






TCOYD Conference and Health Fair in Missoula Oct 7


Please share this announcement with health professionals, people with diabetes and anyone interested in learning more about diabetes.    

TCOYD  (Taking Control of Your Diabetes), will be holding a Conference and Health Fair October 7, 2017, in Missoula, Montana.   This one day conference will feature a full day of speakers with concurrent sessions for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.    The Health Fair will include vendor booths, yoga and pilates classes, free health screenings, giveaways, and $5 A1c testing.    All for the very affordable price of $30/person or $25 for two or more.   Please download the attached brochure for more detailed information.   The website for the conference is:  TCOYD Conference & Health Fair - tcoyd.org


In addition to the sessions for non-professionals, a tandem conference with 6.25 hours of CME is available for Health Professionals.   The website for the CME conference, which will be happening at the same time, at the same location, is  Making the Connection-  CME Missoula, MT


Registration is open now.  


2017 WADE Conference - join us for Thursday night events April 20th


at 5 pm: Poolside mixer at Tulalip Resort Casino pool, right after the end of the pre-conference workshops. Appetizers & beverages sponsored by Medtronic.

at 7 pm: you're invited to stay for the WADE Coordinating Body members meeting. Meet your CB, have your voice heard, learn about the benefits of becoming a CB member (room location to be announced).

24 hours Left for Early Bird Registration!

Register before midnight on March 19th for discounted rate.

​Arrive Early for THE KICK-OFF EVENT on Thursday April 20th from 5-9 pm to meet and greet old friends and new! At the Poolside inside the resort.

Register Now

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Preconference information

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Hotel Information



Join Us!!

2017 Washington Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Conference

Tulalip Resort and Casino, Tulalip, Washington

Registration is Open

Register Before March 20 to get Early Bird Rate 

Main Conference  -  April 21 & 22
Preconference - April 20

Kick-Off Event   Thursday, April 20,  5:00pm  
Poolside Gathering and Mixer
Catch up with old friends and meet new friends!
Join us for appetizers and refreshments
Thursday evening, 5 pm, immediately following the preconference sessions.
Poolside at the Tulalip Resort and Casino

WADE Annual Conference Registration is Now Open

Washington Association of Diabetes Educators

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Making a Difference

Come join us at Tulalip Resort Casino, near Marysville, Washington, Located off Interstate 5 just 30 minutes north of Seattle. The AAA Four Diamond Tulalip Resort Casino is among the premier destinations in Washington State offering luxurious accommodations, award-winning dining options, a rejuvenating spa, casino excitement and world-class shopping at outlets next door.


MAIN CONFERENCE  Friday APRIL 21st  & Saturday APRIL 22nd

Be inspired by great speakers, network with colleagues and vendors, take part in the Annual Silent Auction & Raffles, enjoy the resort casino, shop at the outlets, and also visit the Annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in nearby Mount Vernon.

Conference Registration Pages link        



WADE Conference Registration is Open

                              Washington Association of Diabetes Educators 

                                        Main Conference - April 21 & 22

                                             Pre-Conference - April 20

                             Click here for more Information and to Register

WADE 2017 Conference - Save the Date Announcement

The 2017 Annual WADE conference, hosted by the Washington Association of Diabetes Educators, is coming soon!  You won't want to miss this year's line up of great speakers and presentations, designed to give diabetes professionals the information and tools needed in this rapidly changing landscape.  

Conference Dates:  April 21-22

Pre-conference:  April 20 

Location:  Tulalip Resort Casino,  Tulalip, Washington

Please see the attached flyer for more information


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