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Opportunities to Receive Association Awards

Discover our special awards, and apply for recognition in those areas.

Discover and Apply for ADCES Awards

We offer a variety of association awards to celebrate individuals who have gone above and beyond.  

Each year at the ADCES® Annual Conference, we recognize excellence in diabetes care and education and honor members' service to the association and the larger diabetes community. 

Association Awards

Describing Our Award Categories

The following awards honor our members for their accomplishments. With the exception of the Lifetime Achievement Award, only ADCES members are eligible to apply. You may wish to nominate a member, or as a member, you can apply directly to the applicable association awards listed below. 

This award recognizes outstanding volunteer and leadership contributions and service to the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists. This award is named in honor of Allene Van Son Martinez, ADCES’s first president and leader in diabetes care. Van Son Martinez was a lifetime advocate for those affected by diabetes and a champion for the association. Van Son Martinez was the first recipient of the Allene Van Son Distinguished Service Award, named in her honor to recognize one diabetes care and education specialist each year for outstanding contributions and service to the association.

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This award recognizes a member whose program or project advances ADCES’s strategic priorities of promoting person-centered care and striving for population health, quality patient care, and reasonable costs associated with care.

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This award supports the innovative use and integration of diabetes management and/or education software and/or technology practice. The project submitted should have significant impact on the assessment and provision of personalized prediabetes, diabetes and related cardiometabolic conditions and self-management interventions that enhance or improve practice for individuals or broad populations. 

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This award honors a diabetes care and education specialist who has made a special contribution to the field through dedication, innovation and sensitivity in patient care. The Diabetes Care and Education Specialist will act as an "Ambassador" for ADCES and should be someone who is considered a role model by their peers and colleagues.

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This award recognizes noteworthy translational scientific work that addresses the association's vision and advances knowledge in the delivery of diabetes care and education. All oral and poster abstracts submitted by March 1st, 2024 to the ADCES24 annual meeting in New Orleans are considered for the award. The research should include an ADCES-related research priority (diabetes technology, telehealth, implementation science, health equity, peer support, ADCES7 Self-Care Behaviors®, precision medicine, data science, innovative DSMES services, or community resources and policies). The recipient will receive annual conference registration and a $500 travel award.

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This award recognizes a diabetes care and education specialist who has less than five years of diabetes care and education experience and has demonstrated leadership and commitment in their practice.

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This award is given in memory of Donna Tomky, an ADCES past president and nurse practitioner (NP), who advocated for the integration of self-management behaviors with clinical management, to an NP who continues to advance this integration through practice, health plan or health system innovation.

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This award recognizes a diabetes care and education specialist for their ongoing dedication and service to persons with diabetes and the impact of diabetes self-management and clinical care that diabetes care and education specialists provide. The recipient of this award will be honored for their day-to-day commitment to clinical care to ensure the best outcomes for people with diabetes. This award provides an opportunity for ADCES to recognize members in the field for their dedication to persons with diabetes and who work every day to improve the quality of their patients' lives.

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 Nominate a Member for an Award

ADCES members can nominate another member for any of the awards above.

To nominate a member, complete and submit the following form by February 23rd, 2024.

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ADCES Award Recipients

Introducing the 2023 Recipients of ADCES Awards

Our awards are presented to well-deserving individuals who meet the diabetes care and education criteria for each of the unique award categories.

Here are the 2023 recipients of ADCES awards in their award categories.

Barb Schreiner

PhD, RN, CDCES, BC-ADM

Lifetime Achievement Award

Joan K Bardsley

MBA, RN, CDCES, FADCES

Allene Van Son Distinguished Service Award

Christie Schumacher

PharmD, BCACP, BCCP, BC-ADM, CDCES, FCCP

2024 Diabetes Care and Education Specialist of the Year Award
Sponsored by Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Kristine Batty

PhD, FNP-BC, BC-ADM, CDCES

Donna Tomky Excellence in Clinical Practice Award

Baleana Watts-McGilberry

RDN, LDN, CDCES

Rising Star Award

Mindy Saenz

RDN, LDN, CDCES

Power of Our Impact Award

Donna P. Stevens

DNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, CDCES

Advancing the Vision Award

Anastasia Albanese O’Neill

PhD, APRN, RN, CDCES, FADCES

Innovative Use of Technology Award

Katelyn Parsons

PharmD, BCACP

Research Award

2022 Recipients of ADCES Awards

Looking back a year, these are the 2022 recipients of ADCES awards in their award categories.

Kenneth Moritsugu

BS, PharmD, CDCES, FAPhA, FADCES 

2022 Lifetime Achievement Award

Susan Cornell

BS, PharmD, CDCES, FAPhA, FADCES

2022 Allene Van Son Distinguished Service Award

Anastasia Albanese-O'Neill

PhD, APRN, CDCES

2023 Diabetes Care & Education Specialist of the Year Award
Sponsored by Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Kathryn Godley

MS, FNP-BC, CDCES

2022 Donna Tomky Award for Excellence in Practice

Lori Bednarz

RN, MSN, CDCES

2022 Power of Our Impact Award

Carla DeJesus

MS, RDN, LDN, CDCES

2022 Advancing the Vision Award

Lydia Sartain

MS, RDN, LD, CDCES

2022 Innovative Use of Technology Award

Rachel Stahl

MS, RD, CDN, CDCES

2022 ADCES Rising Star Award

Courtney A. Balliro

BS, RN, CDCES, CRN-BC

2022 Research Award