NextGen Conferences - 2020 Application

Thank you for your interest in attending a conference as part of CDN's NextGen Leadership program! If you are accepted, you will have the chance to attend sessions, learn about the latest research in diabetes care and technology, meet with mentors in your field, and represent CDN at our exhibit booth.

By attending a conference with CDN, you have the unique opportunity to engage on a one-on-one basis with leaders in the diabetes community, to share your career goals, and to make connections that will help further your career. CDN will directly pair you with mentors, provide you access to resources designed for young professionals, and give you a cost-free opportunity to become a leader in the diabetes community.

Unless otherwise indicated, CDN will cover all transportation, lodging, and meals for the conference.

Please complete all of the information on this application to the best of your ability.  Please submit your application by March 1st, 2020. After your application has been received and we move forward with your candidacy, you will be asked to complete a phone interview to discuss your application, career goals, and knowledge of CDN. After all phone interviews are completed, accepted applicants will be notified.

To learn more about what to expect from your conference experience, please visit our website.

Thank you to Sanofi, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, and the National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators for partnering with us on this program!

Please email sarah@collegediabetesnetwork.org if you have any questions.
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Accepted applicants will be chosen to attend one of the three conferences listed below based on preference, fit, and available opportunities. If you cannot attend one or more of the conferences, please indicate so in your preferences.

The American Diabetes Association's (ADA) 80th Scientific Sessions

June 11-16th
Chicago, Illinois
The Scientific Sessions offers aspiring healthcare providers an amazing opportunity to share ideas and learn about the significant advances in diabetes research, treatment, and care. Over the course of five days, attendees will receive exclusive access to more than 2,800 original research presentations, take part in provocative and engaging exchanges with leading diabetes experts, and expand professional network with healthcare providers from around the world. If you are interested in become an endocrinologist or other healthcare provider, this is the perfect conference for you to attend. Learn more here!

Children with Diabetes: Friends for Life (FFL) Orlando - Annual Conference

July 14-19th
Orlando, Florida
Children with Diabetes presents their 21th annual Friends for Life Orlando conference! Join this group of world-renowned clinicians, researchers, physicians, adults, children, and families with diabetes to learn the most current information in diabetes care. Through attending educational sessions, receiving cutting-edge diabetes management ideas, and engaging with a variety of diabetes care providers at the exhibit hall will allow any young adult who is interested in entering the diabetes space many opportunities to engage with the community. With a heavy focus on transitional times for children and young adults, if you are interested in working with this age group, this is the perfect conference for you to attend. Learn more here!

American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Annual Meeting

August 13-17th
Atlanta, Georgia
AADE's Annual Meeting allows aspiring CDE's the opportunity to attend educational sessions about clinical care, access to new advancements in the field, and the opportunity to engage with CDE's across the country. By attending this conference, you will have many opportunities to engage with professionals across the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and the National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators (NCBDE). If you are interested in becoming a CDE, this is the perfect conference for you to attend. Learn more here!

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