CORE Concepts Course (April 24-25, 2024)

April 24, 2024 8:00 AM - April 25, 2024 5:00 PM

In-Person Training Dates: April 24-25, 2024; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Central each day

Please note that this course includes 9 hours of prework.

  • Description
  • Location
  • Hotel Accomodations
  • Faculty
  • Agenda
  • Disclosures
  • Accreditation
  • Pricing

Course Format

The course is a two-day onsite course that requires online self-study pre-work for completion. This pre-work will take approximately seven hours to complete and should be done before arriving onsite for the start of the course. The program is facilitated by three ADCES trainers and incorporates lecture, case studies, and interactive group work.

The course will take place in Chicago, IL, and begin at 8:00 AM and end at 5:00 PM Central each day.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Assess stage of change and motivation to change.
  • Review the key components of effective behavior change goals using the SMART acronym.
  • Describe prevalence and incidence of diabetes.
  • Identify resources for and aspects of planning, implementing, and evaluating a DSMES program.
  • Distinguish pathophysiological differences between prediabetes, type 1, type 2, and GDM.
  • Compare differences between DKA and HHS, as well as possible treatments.
  • Formulate individualized goals of therapy based on patient-specific characteristics.
  • Differentiate acute and chronic complications.
  • Create a drug therapy plan that includes blood pressure and dietary changes, for people with diabetic nephropathy.
  • Summarize approaches to pain management and describe autonomic nephropathy conditions.
  • Identify and problem solve barriers to change and high-risk situations.
  • Discuss current and new therapeutic options for the treatment of diabetes and obesity.
  • Determine optimal therapeutic regimens for patients with diabetes to achieve individualized cardiometabolic goals.
  • Select appropriate insulin preparations for patients based on the pharmacokinetic profile, acquisition cost, and individualized glycemic goals.   

Activity Type:

This is an application-based activity. This 25-CE course includes online coursework, in-class presentations, discussion, and question and answer periods.

Intended Audience

This learning is designed for individual or groups of diabetes care and education specialists, including RNs, RDs, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants, MDs, and other health care providers interested in staying up to date on current practices of care for their patients with diabetes and other related conditions.

Training Location:

Deloitte Building
111 S Wacker Dr
11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606

ADCES has partnered with the hotels below. Please book using the links for the lowest rates.

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Central Loop

Canopy by Hilton Chicago Central Loop

La Quinta

Nurse Educator
DSMES Accreditation Coordinator / Diabetes Education Consultant
Kentucky Diabetes Prevention and Control Program / Private Practice

Dietitian Educator
Cecilia Sauter, MS, RD, CDCES, FADCES
University of Michigan Health System

Pharmacist Educator
Curtis Triplitt, PharmD, CDCES, FADCES
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine/Diabetes
Texas Diabetes Institute

Wednesday, April 24

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM         Registration
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM         Introduction, Review of Pre-Work
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM       CORE Concepts of DSMES, How People Learn
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM     Break
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM     Type 2 Case Study
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM     Lunch
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM       Type 2 Case Study, continued
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM         Break
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM         Insulin Management

Thursday, April 25

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM         Review of Day 1, Q&A
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM       Type 1 Case Study
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM     Break
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM     Prediabetes Case Study
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM     Lunch
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM       GDM Case Study
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM         DKA Case Study
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM         Break
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM         HHS Case Study
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM         Q&A, Wrap-Up

Faculty Disclosures

It is the policy of the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists to require that anyone who has an opportunity to affect continuing education activity content (e.g. authors, presenters and program planners) with products or services from a commercial interest with which s/he has financial relationships, discloses those financial relationship/s with commercial entities to participants.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation, but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.

Relevant disclosures (or lack thereof) among educational activity planners and faculty are as follows:


Kim DeCoste, RN, MSN, MLDE, CDCES, FADCES, has no relevant financial disclosures to report.
Cecilia Sauter, MS, RD, CDCES, FADCES, has no relevant financial disclosures to report.
Curtis Triplitt, PharmD, CDCES, FADCES, has no relevant financial disclosures to report.


Jodi Lavin-Tompkins, MSN, RN, CDCES, BC-ADM, has no relevant financial disclosures to report.

The approval of this educational offering by the ADCES does not imply endorsement of specific therapies, treatments, or products discussed in the presentations.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships and Mechanism to Identify and Resolved Conflicts of Interest

Undertaking review of the educational activity to evaluate for potential bias, balance in presentation, evidence-based content or other indicators of integrity, and absence of bias.

In support of improving patient care, the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

The Universal Activity Number is JA4008258-0000-23-299-L01-P. This application-based activity has been approved for 25 contact hour(s). (Pharmacists)

The Universal Activity Number is JA4008258-0000-23-299-L01-T. This application-based activity has been approved for 25 contact hour(s). (Pharmacy Technicians)
This statement contains information provided to NABP from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) via CPE Monitor®. ACPE policy states paper and/or electronic statements of credit may no longer be distributed directly to learners as proof of ACPE credit. The official record of credit may be located in the learner’s e-profile in CPE Monitor.
American Medical Association (AMA)

Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists designates this activity for a maximum of 25 ANCC contact hour(s). This activity discusses 10.0 contact hour(s) of pharmacotherapeutic content.
The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 10977, for 25 contact hour(s).

American Academy of PAs (AAPA)

The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 25 AAPA Category 1 CME credit(s). PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 25 Continuing Professional Education unit(s) (CPEU) for completion of this activity.
Completion of this RD/DTR profession-specific or IPCE activity awards CPEUs (One IPCE credit = One CPEU). If the activity is dietetics-related but not targeted to RDs or DTRs, CPEUs may be claimed which are commensurate with participation in contact hours (One 60 minute hour = 1 CPEU. RDs and DTRs are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Performance Indicator selection is at the learner’s discretion.

Successful Completion

To receive a Statement of Credit, you must complete the full content of the program, participate in the online discussion, pass the final exam, and complete the course evaluation. Statements of Credit will be issued electronically following completion of the course and exam

Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists

To satisfy the requirements for renewal of certification for the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education (CBDCE), continuing education activities must be diabetes related and approved by a provider on the CBDCE list of Approved Providers ( CBDCE does not approve continuing education. The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists is on the CBDCE list of Approved Providers.

Board Certified Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM)

ADCES is the administering body for the Advanced Diabetes Management credentials. Continuing education programs offered by ADCES can be used toward fulfilling BC-ADM Certification and recertification requirements.

Other Health Professionals

It is the responsibility of each participant to determine if the program meets the criteria for re-licensure or recertification for their discipline.

Early Bird (through April 2): $595.00 (Member) / $885.00 (Non-Member)

Standard (April 3 through April 24): $695.00 (Member) / $985.00 (Non-Member)

Cancellation Policy

ADCES reserves the right to postpone or cancel this event due to unforeseen circumstances or increased protocols due to COVID-19. Please note that ADCES is not responsible for personal or travel expenses.


ADCES will provide refunds (less a $200.00 administrative fee) for registrations cancelled through April 10. No refunds will be issued starting April 11. To receive a refund, submit your written request to ADCES Meeting Services at [email protected]. All refunds are processed within 30 days of receipt.

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