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Jonathan Oberlander, PhD

Ahead of the Cure


Jonathan Oberlander, PhD

Are you searching to understand how healthcare reform will impact your practice and your patients? There’s no better place to turn than the official voice on health care politics and policy at AADE14.

You’ve probably read some of his thoughts in The New York Times and The Washington Post and heard some of his opinions on NPR and CBS News. Now, he’ll be speaking directly to the diabetes education community in Orlando about what the future holds.

Dr. Oberlander’s address is just one of the many reasons you can’t afford to miss this meeting.

About Jonathan Oberlander
As a professor of social medicine and health policy & management at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, Jonathan Oberlander is a political scientist and leading authority on healthcare politics and policy. His perspective is deeply researched, historically informed and practical rather than ideological.

He has special expertise in the politics of healthcare reform and has researched the Obama administration’s plan for healthcare reform and cost control. Dr. Oberlander also has studied health policy and its implications for medicine, including Medicare, Medicaid, and various efforts by states to expand healthcare coverage.

Recent articles have examined topics ranging from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit to lessons from past health reform episodes and the fight over renewing the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).


Martha M. Funnell, MS, RN, CDE

A Decade of Progress Towards a New DAWN

Martha M. Funnell, MS, RN, CDE

Martha M. Funnell, MS, RN, CDE

The Diabetes Attitudes Wishes and Needs (DAWN) study was groundbreaking at the time of its publication in 2001 because of its size, scope and international focus. The findings revolutionized diabetes self-management education. The findings of DAWN2 are no less important because they both confirm and deepen our understanding of diabetes-related distress, patient engagement and self-management behaviors. DAWN2 examines psychosocial and self-management issues among people with diabetes, concerns of family members and perceptions of healthcare professional and health system issues. This presentation will provide information about the DAWN2 results and include practical strategies to address these essential components of diabetes self-management education and support.

ABOUT Martha M. Funnell, MS, RN, CDE
Funnell is an associate research scientist in the Department of Medical Education of the University of Michigan Medical School, co-director of the Behavioral, Clinical and Health Systems Research Core of the Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center, and adjunct faculty in the School of Nursing. She is a past president of health care and education of the American Diabetes Association and immediate past chair of the National Diabetes Education Program. Funnell has won numerous awards during 30 years of experience as a diabetes educator, has been published in more than 150 publications and has made more than 200 presentations.


Angela McBride, PhD, RN, FAAN

Diabetes Education: The Demand
for 21st Century Leadership

Angela McBride, PhD, RN, FAAN

Angela McBride, PhD, RN, FAAN

The world of health care is changing, and so are the expectations for the type of leadership that needs to be provided by diabetes educators. At the organizational level, diabetes educators are expected to take the lead in many critical areas. Dr. McBride will articulate some of the major differences between 20th century conceptualizations and 21st century expectations in health care and will look at some of the opportunities where diabetes educators can exert an impact.

ABOUT Angela McBride, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dr. McBride is distinguished professor-University Dean Emerita at Indiana University School of Nursing. She is also a member of the Indiana University Health Board and chairs the board’s Committee on Quality and Patient Safety. Springer’s latest book, The Growth and Development of Nurse Leaders won the prestigious 2011 PROSE Award for the category “Nursing and Allied Health.” Dr. McBride has been honored with many awards and six honorary doctorates, elected to the Institute of Medicine, and designated a “Living Legend” by the American Academy of Nursing. In 2012, she received Indiana University’s President’s Medal for “sustained academic excellence.”


Carolyn M. Clancy, MD

Lost in Translation


Carolyn M. Clancy, MD

The increased number of Americans with diabetes represents an important challenge to healthcare organizations; to patients, families and caregivers; and to the nation’s health. Empowering patients to play an active role in their health and health care has never been more important. This presentation will review the evidence about effective strategies for engaging patients, pitfalls to avoid and future directions to promote partnerships between patients and clinicians.

ABOUT Carolyn M. Clancy, MD
Dr. Clancy was recently appointed U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Interim Undersecretary for Health. She previously was Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Quality, Safety and Value for the Department of Veterans Affairs in August 2013. Before that, she was director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for more than 10 years. A general internist and health services researcher, Dr. Clancy is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and serves as senior associate editor of Health Services Research. She also serves on many editorial boards, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, Annals of Family Medicine, American Journal of Medical Quality, and Medical Care Research and Review. Her major research interests include improving healthcare quality and patient safety and reducing disparities in care associated with patient race, ethnicity, gender, income, and education.