Dace L. Trence, MD, FACE, is Director of the Diabetes Care Center and Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. She is also the University of Washington Endocrine Fellowship Program Director and Director of Endocrine Days, a medical education program for endocrinologists practicing in the Pacific Northwest. She currently serves on the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Board of Directors, chairing the AACE Publications Committee and co-chairing AACE CME committee. She has been on the editorial boards of several journals including Clinical Diabetes. She has had articles published in JCEM, JAMA, Diabetes Care and is a co-author of Optimizing Diabetes Care for the Practitioner. Her current interests include improving educational processes in diabetes self management and clinical training of health care professionals.