Tuesday, 29th August Australian Diabetes Society and the Australian Diabetes Educators Association Annual Scientific Meeting 2017

8:00AM - 5:00PM
8:30AM - 8:45AM
River View Room 5

Dr George Koumantakis


8:45AM - 9:30AM
River View Room 5
Chair: Sof Andrikopoulos

Speaker: Jane Speight

Testing times! The importance of structured SMBG in T2DM amid recent policy changes and continuing controversy – With more than 1.2 million Australians living with diabetes and another 298 Australians being diagnosed with diabetes every day, this session will highlight the pivotal role SMBG plays in the accurate management of diabetes. 

9:30AM - 10:20AM
River View Room 5
Chair: Glynis Ross

Speaker: David Simmons

Exploring Changes in the Gestational Diabetes Landscape – This session will look at research examining the effect of changes in diagnostic criteria on the prevalence and management of Gestational Diabetes 

10:20AM - 10:50AM
Southern Foyer
10:50AM - 11:40AM
River View Room 5
Chair: Sophia Zoungas

Speaker: Natalie Wischer

Use of Diabetes Apps – This session will explore the variety of digital health technologies and how these can best support both people with diabetes and their healthcare providers 

11:40AM - 12:30PM
River View Room 5
Chair: Brett Fenton

Speaker: Carmel Smart

Meal-time Insulin Dosing: Does Fat and Protein Count? Building on research presented at Roche Educators Day 2016, this session will provide an update on current research on the impact of fat and protein on blood glucose.

12:30PM - 1:30PM
Pavilion 1 (Exhibition Area)
1:30PM - 2:30PM
River View Room 5
Chair: Rachel Freeman
Facilitator: Natalie Wischer

Panellists - Renza Scibilia, Dr Michelle Kat, A/Prof Neale Cohen, Kirrily Chambers, Jayne Lehmann

Coming Full Circle Panel Discussion – Members from tertiary, primary and community care will discuss the importance of linking together to provide the best possible care for the person with diabetes

2:30PM - 3:30PM
River View Room 5
Chair: Giuliana Murfet

Speakers: Jane Speight & Renza Scibilia

The Impact of Language on Psychosocial Distress – This session will discuss the language of diabetes in the media and the need to change diabetes language in the community


2:30PM - 5:30PM
Meeting Room 12
3:00PM - 6:00PM
Level 2 Registration Desk (*small lounge and storage)
3:30PM - 4:00PM
Southern Foyer
4:00PM - 5:30PM
Meeting Room 12
4:00PM - 5:00PM
River View Room 5
Chair: Joanne Ramadge

Facilitator: Renza Scibilia

Panellists - Frank Sita, Ashley Ng, Stephanie Copping

People with Diabetes Panel Discussion – Speakers with personal experience of diabetes will discuss their experience with diabetes and how they can be best supported by their Diabetes Educator

5:00PM - 5:15PM
River View Room 5
5:15PM - 8:00PM
Southern Foyer