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
Chair: Prof Bu Yeap, Chair, ESA Seminar POC

12.55pm - 2.30pm

Symposium in honour of Dennis Wilson
Diabetes, diet and exercise
Chair: Dr Chris Nolan, Canberra

1.00pm - 1:30pm

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

1.30pm - 2:00pm

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

2.00pm - 2.30pm

Prof 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”
Chair: A/Prof Glynis Ross, Sydney

3.00pm - 3:30pm

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

3.30pm - 4.00pm

Prof 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 
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Saturday 05th May 2018

7.00am - 5.30pm

Registration open

9:00am - 11:00am 

Symposium – Cardiovascular disease
Chair: Dr David Jesudason, Adelaide

9.00am - 9:30am

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

9:30am - 10.00am

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

10.00am - 10:30am

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

10:30am - 11.00am

Prof Markus SchlaichUniversity of Western Australia, Royal Perth Hospital
Hypertension: update on management 

11.00am - 11:30am

Morning tea
       The conference acknowledges the support of  Bi Lilly 2

11:30am - 1.00pm


Panel Discussion: Difficult Cases 

(3 cases, 30 minutes each)
Panel: Prof Irl Hirsch, Dr Spiros Fourlanos, A/Prof Glynis Ross


Dr Lydia Lamb, Perth
An unusual presentation of diabetes

Dr Emily Meyer, Adelaide
A complication of diabetes treatment

Dr Stephanie Johnson, Brisbane
Atypical diabetes

1.00pm - 2.00pm

       The conference acknowledges the support of  Bi Lilly 2


Afternoon activities / free time


Conference Dinner

“Life with Type 1 diabetes”
Guest Speakers

  • Lucy Walczak (Olympic rower)
  • Duncan Read (Big Red Run)
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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
Chair: Dr Helen Barrett, Brisbane

10:00am - 10.30am

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

10:30am - 11:00am

Dr 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
Chair: Dr Emily Gianatti, Perth

11:30am - 12:00pm

A/Prof Glynis RossRoyal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
Gestational diabetes

12:00pm - 12:30pm

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

12:30pm - 1:00pm

Prof Helena TeedeMonash University, Melbourne
Weighty issues of pregnancy


Lunch (Optional)