2018 Program

** Please note this is a preliminary program and is subject to change.

 Friday 04th May 2018

11.00am - 5.30pm

Registration open

12.00pm - 12.50pm


12.50pm - 12.55pm

Welcome and Introduction: Bu Yeap

12.55pm - 2.30pm

Symposium in honour of Dennis Wilson
Diabetes, diet and exercise

1.00pm - 1:30pm

Joe Proeitto, University of Melbourne, Melbourne
Weighty issues in type 2 diabetes: lifestyle vs medications vs surgery

1.30pm - 2:00pm

Grant Brinkworth, CSIRO, Sydney
The diet debate: fat vs protein vs carbs in type 2 diabetes

2.00pm - 2.30pm

Tim Jones, Princess Margaret Hospital, Perth
Insulin and exercise in type 1 diabetes

2.30pm - 3.00pm

Coffee Break

3.00pm - 4.00pm

Diabetes “Out of the ordinary”

3.00pm - 3:30pm

Spiros Fourlanos, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne 
Atypical presentations of diabetes: cancer, LADA, MODY

3.30pm - 4.00pm

Steve Twigg, University of Sydney, Sydney
Diabetes in particular groups: dialysis, CF, transplant, NAFLD

4.00pm - 5.00pm

Plenary 1

Prof Irl Hirsch, University of Washington and School of Medicine in Seattle, USA
Managing type 1 and type 2 diabetes in 2018

5:00pm - 7.00pm

Cocktail function with drinks and food

Saturday 05th May 2018

7.00am - 5.30pm

Registration open

9:00am - 11:00am 

Symposium – Cardiovascular disease

9.00am - 9:30am

Girish DwivediHarry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Perth
Assessing cardiovascular risk in diabetes: from algorithms to imaging

9:30am - 10.00am

Jerry Greenfield, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney
Cardiovascular outcome trials in type 2 diabetes

10.00am - 10:30am

David SullivanUniversity of Sydney and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
Lipids: update on management

10:30am - 11.00am

Speaker TBC

11.00am - 11:30am

Morning tea

11:30am - 1.00pm


Panel Discussion: Difficult Cases 

(3 cases, 30 minutes each)
Panel: Prof Irl Hirsch, TBC (Chair), Dr Spiros Fourlanos


Speaker TBC Soon, Perth
Drug-induced diabetes

Dr Emily Meyer, Adelaide
SGLT2-induced ketoacidosis

Speaker TBC Soon, Perth
Diabetes of uncertain aetiology

1.00pm - 2.00pm



Afternoon activities / free time


Conference Dinner

“Life with Type 1 diabetes”
Guest Speakers

  • Lucy Walczak (Olympic rower)
  • Duncan Reid (Big Red Run)

Sunday 06th May 2018

7.00am - 11.55am

Registration open

9:00am - 10:00am 

Plenary 2

Prof Irl Hirsch, University of Washington and School of Medicine in Seattle
Technology in diabetes

10.00am - 11:00am

Symposium - Thyroid disorders in pregnancy

10:00am - 10.30am

Shane Hamblin, Western Health Endocrinology and Diabetes Research Group, Melbourne
Management of elevated TSH in pregnancy

10:30am - 11:00am

Don McLeod, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital, Brisbane
Treating hyperthyroidism in pregnant women

11:00am - 11:30am

Morning Tea

11:30am - 1:00pm 

Symposium - Endocrine disorders in pregnancy

11:30am - 12:00pm

Helena Teede, Monash University, Melbourne
Weighty issues of pregnancy

12:00pm - 12:30pm

Glynis Ross, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
Gestational diabetes

12:30pm - 1:00pm

David MacIntyre, Mater Hospital, Brisbane
Management of pre-existing diabetes in pregnancy (+preconception)


Lunch (Optional)