Celebrating Success Conference 2018

Please join us for the Appalachian Diabetes Coalitions Celebrating Success Conference in scenic Gatlinburg, TN, from April 24-27, 2018.  The conference will provide many opportunities to share your successes and learn from others.  You will also have the opportunity to strengthen your leadership skills by participating in a variety of skills-development workshops.


We have an exciting leader-training roster that includes:


  • Food as Medicine
  • Grant Writing
  • Diabetes Self-Management (DSME) Telehealth
  • National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP)
  • and much more!



No Registration Fee is required.  Please designate one county coalition person to complete the registration process for all your coalition attendees.  Upon registration completion, all attendees will be registered for lodging, as well.  Shelia Plogger will follow up with a room confirmation.  The conference will begin on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 (6pm registration) and  end on Friday, April 27, 2018 at noon.

Conference registration gives full access to the Opening Session and Keynote Address, all leader training in best practices for community mobilization workshops, and complimentary breakfast and lunch (provided each day of the conference for everyone).  Name badges and conference materials will be distributed on site at the Appalachian Diabetes Coalitions Conference Registration Desk. The hotel is close to all the great restaurants, shopping, activities and attractions for your evening enjoyment!

NOTE: One complimentary room based on double occupancy is available for each COUNTY COALITION.  Additional rooms will be the responsibility of the coalition/individuals at the conference rate of $93 + tax/night.  Arrival and departure dates must be made between 4-24-2018 and 4-27-2018. Please contact the hotel directly to make arrangements if the arrival and departure dates are not within these dates.  Thank you.  (Sara M. Edwards Sales Manager 865- 277-1043 Park Vista Double Tree by Hilton, 705 Cherokee Orchard Road, Gatlinburg, TN).


Important reminder: Please designate one county coalition person to complete the registration and lodging process.  Before you enter any information, kindly make sure you know the following:


  • Who is attending the conference?
  • How many rooms do I need (MU will pay for one complimentary room based on double occupancy)
  • Who will be in each room (contact information for each person)
  • Special dietary needs for each person?


For Registration and Lodging, please click the link:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RegistrationGatlinburgADCTP


Again, we will be asking you for abstracts.  More information will follow at a later date for the abstracts.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.


Looking forward to seeing everyone!