2020 ADEA-NSW/ACT Branch Conference
|Call for Abstracts|
Friday 28 February 2020
|12.30pm||Registration for workshops|
|1.30-3.30pm||Workshop – CGM: The Basics||Workshop – Interpreting CGM Data|
|Workshop Registration||Workshop Registration|
|3.30-4.00pm||Afternoon Tea – Registrations for Branch Meeting|
|4.00-5.00pm||Branch Meeting, presentations of travel grant awards|
|6.30-9.15pm||Dinner with Speaker (TBC)|
Saturday 29 February 2020
|8.30-8.45am||Welcome and Housekeeping|
|8.45-9.45am||Keynote Session – Pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to hyperglycaemia|
|9.45-10.30am||Oral Abstract Presentations|
|11.45am-12.30pm||Diabetes and Sexual Health – Dr Alexandra Tyson
Diabetes affects sexual health in many and varied ways. Patient needs vary between individuals and over time. To find out if our patient’s sexual health needs are being addressed we may need to step out of our comfort zone and ask. There are approaches and resources that can make this easier. To manage sexual dysfunction both clinicians and patients sometimes have to “think outside their square” to find solutions or improve quality of life. Case studies will be used to explore dealing with the effects of diabetes on sexual health.
|12.30-1.30pm||Lunch and Poster Presentations|
|1.30-2.30pm||Keynote Session – Looping Technology and ADEA Position Statement on Looping – Dr Benjamin Moran and Rachel Freeman
Looping. It’s been called hacking, where you go underground to cheat the system. The FDA has issued warnings against it. The TGA has serious concerns about it. Tired of waiting for a better alternative to inflexible devices, the #wearenotwaiting revolution gave rise to looping. Join Ben as he recounts his journey into the looping world, a decision that has undoubtedly saved his life.
|2.30-3.15pm||Paediatric Diabetes Education|
|3.15-4.00pm||Drugs and diabetes – having tough conversations with young people! – Kaye Farrell
This presentation will aim to provide strategies on how to initiate tough conversations such as risk factors of drug use and the effect different drugs have on young people with diabetes. We will also look at strategies to help keep young people safe at music festivals, as well as inform the audience of services which can support young people who wish to seek help to overcome drug use.
|4.00-4.15pm||Wrap Up and Close|
|Dr Benjamin Moran||Dr. Benjamin Moran has had type-1 diabetes for 34 years. Even though his wife shares his disdain for diabetes, his 4 children relish in the never-ending supply of juice and jellybeans in the house. When his peripheral nerves aren’t being tested by Lego on the floor, Ben works as a specialist in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia. In his spare time, Ben is completing a PhD, has started F45 and is trying to find an adult who can explain to him what the purpose of Tik Toc is.|
|Rachel Freeman||Rachel is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and Credentialled Diabetes Educator. After attaining a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) at the University of Newcastle in 2002, Rachel spent three years working in inpatient/outpatient service roles within various locations in New South Wales and Victoria within the public health system. She has also worked in a private dietetics and diabetes education consultation practice in Perth of which she was the Director until 2011. From 2011-2013 Rachel continued clinical work as a Diabetes Dietitian and Diabetes Educator for NSW Health. She is currently the Professional Services Manager at ADEA National Office.|
|Dr Alexandra Tyson||After staring her medical career in general practice and public health Dr Tyson has been working in sexual health for about 25 years. She says it will be interesting for me to look at familiar territory through the different lens of diabetes. Dr Tyson is currently a Staff Specialist at the Canberra Hospital and Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Australian National University.|
|Kaye Farrell||Kaye Farrell is a credentialled diabetes educator, clinical nurse consultant and, since 2004 the coordinator of the Westmead Diabetes Transition Service. This model of care, which has been replicated both nationally and internationally, has provided consistent outcomes for the young people who attend the service. She is the author and co-author of 10 peer-reviewed publications and has recently submitted her PhD thesis for examination.|
The call for abstracts is now open and closes at 9.00am on Monday 25 November 2019. Instructions are available here.
The venue is Pullman Magenta Shoes Resort, 1 Magenta Drive, Magneta NSW 2261.
To book accommodation at the venue please contact Michelle Shields, Reservations Coordinator on (02) 4352 8113 or by email at: email@example.com. Studio rooms as well as two and three bedroom villas are available.
Other accommodation options are available at The Entrance and Long Jetty.