AACE's 32nd Annual Meeting - 2023
May 4 – 6, 2023
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Seattle, WA
AACE 2023

The 2023 AACE Annual Meeting is structured to provide relevant clinical education for practicing endocrinologists, fellows, primary care physicians, physicians assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, diabetes care and education specialists, clinical pharmacists, registered dietitians, and others in the endocrine care team. The program will focus on education that will allow you to achieve the best patient outcomes for the diagnosis, management, and treatment options for the care of your patients living with endocrine diseases.

2023 - AACE's 32nd Annual Meeting
May 4 – 6, 2023
Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, Washington, US

Call for General Session Education Submissions for 2023 AACE Annual Meeting

Join us May 4-6, 2023, in Seattle, WA for the AACE Annual Meeting!

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE) invites you to submit an education session proposal and have the unique opportunity to be part of the 2023 AACE Annual Meeting education program.

Please take a moment to read this entire guide prior to beginning the submission process to become familiar with the guidelines and rules that apply to submission.

The AACE Annual meeting will advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We celebrate the diversity of our community members and the patients we treat.  In our caring for others, we naturally strive for equity and inclusion.  It only follows that the AACE Annual Meeting 2023 program must support these values, as well.

General Guidelines:

  • Submission Deadline: August 10, 2022, 11:59 PM ET.
  • All speakers and co-presenters must complete a conflict of disclosure form. The submission will not be considered final until all disclosure information is complete. August 10, 2022, 11:59 PM ET is the deadline date for all presenters to disclose.  A submission will not be considered if a presenter discloses after the August 10 deadline.
  • Some of our major focuses for this year are sessions that provide for diversity, equity, and inclusivity in speaker and moderator selections, appeal in targeting audiences for both endocrinologists and endocrine care team members, and sessions that include interprofessional and/or multidisciplinary approaches.
  • The submitter will serve as the primary contact for all correspondence regarding the education session submission during the process. After an education session submission is accepted, the primary speaker will serve as the primary contact.
  • By submitting an education submission to the AACE Annual Meeting, submitters are agreeing to participate as accepted. The decision regarding acceptance and presentation format is final.

Required Submission Fields:

  1. Recommended Education Session Title
  2. Speaker(s)
  3. Moderator (optional/if applicable)
  4. Disclosure(s) for all proposed speakers and moderators
  5. Session Category
  6. Session Format
  7. Target Audience(s)
  8. Session Brief Description
  9. Healthcare Performance Gaps/Challenges
  10. Educational Needs
  11. Learning Objectives

Primary Session Track/Category:

  • Diabetes
  • Technology
  • Lipids
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)
  • Obesity
  • Nutrition
  • Parathyroid
  • Bone Disorders
  • Pituitary Disorders/Gonad
  • Adrenal Disorders
  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Thyroid
  • Non-clinical Professional Development/Leadership Development/Quality Improvement

Secondary Session Track/Category:

  • Diabetes
  • Technology
  • Lipids
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)
  • Obesity
  • Nutrition
  • Parathyroid
  • Bone Disorders
  • Pituitary Disorders/Gonad
  • Adrenal Disorders
  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Thyroid
  • Non-clinical Professional Development/Leadership Development/Quality Improvement

Here are some general session formations as a guide:

Session Format:

Preferred session format (As the overall scientific program and experience is evaluated, the review committee may request changes to proposed items such as session format and learning objectives.)

  • Meet the Expert: This is a 1-hour session with 1 speaker and 1 moderator that will address an important education need in endocrine care.
  • Interactive Symposium: This is a 1.5-hour session with 3 speakers and 1 moderator. The use of tools and technology and other resources is encouraged to engage the audience such as case-based learning, polling questions using our audience response system, games, and other forms of learning.
  • Disease State Network Year-In-Review: This is a 1-hour session with 2-3 speakers of each Disease State Network (DSNs) to present a recap on the most important events and publications in their specific disease state on behalf of the Disease State Network.
  • Plenary Session: This is a 1-hour session, with 1 speaker and 1 moderator addressing an important education need in endocrine care. There will only be 1 plenary session selected for each track/session category.
  • Case-Based Learning Discussions (CBLDs): This is a 1-hour interactive session that will include no more than 3 speakers and 1 moderator. The speakers and moderator will offer 1-2 patient cases and use polling questions and ARS technology to further engage the participants in the learning experience.
  • Simulation Enhanced General Sessions (SEGS): These hands-on workshops will allow participants to immersive themselves into skills-based practice sessions on medical devices that are important to the diagnosis and management of endocrine patients.
    • Thyroid Ultrasound Fundamentals
    • Thyroid Ultrasound Advanced
    • Diabetes Technology Fundamentals
    • Diabetes Technology Advanced
    • Bone Procedures (DXA, FRAX)
    • Other
  • Self-Directed Learning Stations (SDLSs): Self-Directed Learning Stations will offer and implement self-directed learning opportunities that serve as a companion to the in-person learning experience from the live educational sessions or can be developed as a stand-alone interactive activity. Self-directed learning allows for participants to reflect, analyze, assess, evaluate, and apply what they have learned to future experiences. The Self-Directed Learning Station (SDLS) will offer a short, intensive, immersive experience focused on a particular disease state or clinical application in the field of endocrinology. The innovative SDLS will be in a convenient location at the AACE annual meeting, such as in a glass walled room or kiosk like experience adjacent to meeting halls or registration. The content will be repurposed as accredited enduring products and hosted on the AACE Online Learning System for further use by AACE community members after the annual meeting.
  • Virtual Patient Tours (VPTs): Virtual Patient Tours address important needs of clinicians by taking participants through a walk-thru museum like experience as they learn from the perspective of the patient. As participants work through a patient’s case, the immersive learning experience will adapt to the participant’s responses by using branching logic to allow for a more personalized learning experience.
  • Roundtable Discussions (RTDs): These interactive sessions allow for participants to bring their cases and questions to a series of informal roundtables being facilitated by AACE facilitators.
  • GAMES (Games Augmenting Medical Education Sessions): These interactive sessions offer a short, intensive, immersive experience focused on a particular disease state or clinical application in the field of endocrinology. These sessions will use game mechanics and will be in a convenient location at the AACE annual meeting, adjacent to meeting halls or registration. The content will be repurposed as accredited enduring products and hosted on the AACE Online Learning System for further use by AACE community members after the annual meeting.
  • Other: please indicate what your session will look like and how you will get the audience involved.
    • What type of session?
    • What is the length of your session?
    • How will you interact with the audience?
    • Number of speakers

Target Audience:

Endocrinologists, Fellows, Primary Care Physicians, Pharmacists, Physicians-other specialties, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Diabetes Care and Education Specialists, Nutritionists, Registered Dietitians, and Other.

Timeline:

  • 05/16/2022 Session Submission Site Opens
  • 08/10/2022 Session Submission Site Closes
  • 07/31/2022 Keynote/Plenary Speakers Confirmed
  • 10/01/2022 Scientific Abstract Submission Opens
  • 09/11/2022 Session Submissions Review and Approved by Annual Meeting Leadership Team
  • 10/14/2022 Session Speaker Acceptance and Decline Notifications Sent Out
  • 10/24/2022 Program Highlights on Website
  • 11/01/2022 Registration Opens
  • 12/01/2022 Scientific Abstract Submission Site Closes
  • 5/4/2023 Annual Meeting Starts
  • 5/6/2023 Annual Meeting Ends