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Event Profile

Washington Policy Recap and Look Ahead to the 116th Congress

December 4, 2018

Location: Online


This webinar is FREE 

Event Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Event Time: 1:00–2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Please Note: All times are Eastern. Our webinars begin at 1:00 pm Eastern / 12:00 noon Central / 11:00 am Mountain / 10:00 am Pacific.

Program Overview

Following an exciting midterm election season, Congress is looking ahead to the new congress set to start in early January. This webinar will provide a policy overview of what’s currently happening in Washington and what to expect as the new congressional session takes shape. The webinar will focus on the status of the Expanding Access to DSMT Act (H.R. 5768, S. 3366) and how we are already laying the groundwork for the upcoming congressional session. The webinar will address any “need to know” regulatory changes for 2019, including preliminary updates from the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule.

Learning Outcome

Participants will be able to discuss the provisions of the Expanding Access to DSMT Act, understand the outcome of the midterm elections, and anticipate legislative priorities in the 116th Congress.

Activity Type:

This is a knowledge-based learning activity. This 60-minute online session includes a presentation followed by a question and answer period.

Learning Objectives

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

-- Describe the Expanding Access to DSMT bill (H.R. 5768, S. 3366).
-- Discuss the Nov 6 midterm election results and what this means for the new Congress starting in January.
-- Identify other federal policies that may impact diabetes educators.
-- Discuss how diabetes educators can influence diabetes-related legislation and other policies that may directly impact diabetes outcomes.

Intended Audience

The AADE Webinars are knowledge-based activities designed for individual or groups of diabetes educators, 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.


Sheila P. Burke, RN, MPA, FAAN
Chair, Government Relations and Pubic Policy
Baker Donelson
Washington, DC

Tiffani Williams, JD, MPH
Senior Vice President and Public Policy Advisor
The Daschle Group/Baker Donelson
Washington, DC

Accreditation Statement

Registered Nurses

The American Association of Diabetes Educators is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This program provides 1.0 contact hour of continuing education credit.

The AADE is also accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP # 10977).

Registered Dietitians

The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AM001) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1.0 Continuing Professional Education unit (CPEU) for completion of this activity/material. Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials.

Registered Pharmacists

The American Association of Diabetes Educators is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program provides 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit.
ACPE Universal Program Number: 0069-0000-18-285-L01-P
Effective Dates: 12/4/2018 - 12/4/2020


Certified Diabetes Educators

To satisfy the requirements for renewal of certification for the National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators (NCBDE), continuing education activities must be diabetes related and approved by a provider on the NCBDE list of Approved Providers ( NCBDE does not approve continuing education. The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) is on the NCBDE list of Approved Providers.

Board Certified Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM)

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

Faculty Disclosures

It is the policy of the American Association of Diabetes Educators 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:


Sheila P. Burke, RN, MPA, FAAN has no relevant financial disclosures to report.
Tiffani Williams, JD, MPH has no relevant financial disclosures to report.


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

The approval of this educational offering by the AADE 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.

Successful Completion

To receive a Statement of Credit you must attend the entire session. Your Statement of Credit will be issued electronically immediately upon submission of the evaluation form. Contact in the event you choose not to complete the evaluation form.

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System Requirements

While you can participate with a 56K dialup internet connection, it is recommended that you have a high-speed broadband (or better) internet connection. Please be sure you close as many open programs on your system as possible.

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This webinar is free for AADE Members and Non-Members.

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