Key Information for Attendees of the American Diabetes Association 70th Annual Scientific Sessions


The American Diabetes Association 70th Annual Scientific Sessions will take place in Orlando, FL, June 25-29.

The American Diabetes Association 70th Annual Scientific Sessions will take place in Orlando, FL, June 25-29. The conference will be held in the Orange County Convention Center.

Visit the main conference website here.

This year’s meeting will feature a comprehensive program of lectures, symposia, poster presentations, and other sessions organized around eight major theme areas:

  • Acute and Chronic Complications
  • Behavioral Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Education, and Exercise
  • Clinical Diabetes/Therapeutics
  • Epidemiology/Genetics
  • Immunology/Transplantation
  • Insulin Signaling/Insulin Action
  • Integrated Physiology or Obesity
  • Islet Biology/Insulin Secretion

Key topics to be covered during the 70th ADA Scientific Sessions include:

  • Issues in the management of diabetic dyslipidemia
  • Cardiorenal issues related to diabetes and their implications for optimal diabetes management
  • Diabetes as a key diagnostic factor for cardiovascular disease
  • Cardiovascular risks associated with hypoglycemia
  • The effectiveness of current prevention and behavioral interventions for underserved populations
  • Research related to diabetes, nutrition, and alternatives for optimizing diabetes management
  • Clinical issues related to diabetes and exercise and their impact on diabetes management
  • The management of hyperglycemia in the hospital
  • Use of the A1C test to diagnose diabetes
  • The role of sex hormones in the epidemiology of type 2 diabetes and cardiometabolic risk
  • Research on brown adipose tissue and the clinical implications for diabetes management
  • The influence of autoimmunity on beta cell regeneration

Conference Program and Schedule

To view and download a PDF of the full conference brochure, click here.

The “Day-at-a-Glance” schedule can be viewed here.

Registered attendees can sign up to use the free online Itinerary Planner here.

Exhibit Hall

During this year’s meeting, more than 175 companies will “showcase the newest and most innovative products and services available to health care professionals working in the field of diabetes.” Click here to view the complete list of exhibitors.


Abstracts of all poster presentations and oral presentations scheduled to be delivered at the American Diabetes Association 70th Annual Scientific Sessions are available online. Click here to access a searchable database. Late breaking abstracts are available for download in PDF format.

Continuing Education

Sessions at the ADA annual meeting are accredited for continuing education credit for physicians, family physicians, Dos, and other healthcare professionals. Physicians can earn up to 33 AMA PRA Category 1 credits. Click here to learn more about CME at the ADA 70th Scientific Sessions.

ADA Events and Local Attractions

Visit this page to learn more about the opening reception, the first annual “Give Back to the City Project” blood drive, the 5K@ADA Fun Run & Walk, and other special events. The page also has information about Orlando tours, Disney theme park news and discounts, and a link to the Concierge Orlando restaurant search and reservation service. Click here to learn more about what to see and do during your visit to Orlando.


The ADA Media Center features links to media advisories and press releases about important study results and other announcements at this year’s meeting.

Diabetes Dispatch

The preview edition of the daily conference newspaper, the Diabetes Dispatch, is available for viewing online.

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