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2018 ADEA-NSW/ACT Branch Conference

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   Roslyn Smith is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian who has specialised in Diabetes for over 20 years. She is currently a Senior Diabetes Dietitian at Liverpool Hospital in South Western Sydney, and is undertaking research into the carbohydrate intake of women with gestational diabetes. She is an active member of the Dietitians Association of Australia Diabetes Interest Group steering committee, and owns a general private practice.
 Professor Trisha Dunning AM, RN, MEd, PhD, Graduate Certificates: Obstetrics, Infant Welfare, Paediatrics, Family Planning, Aromatherapy, Relaxation Massage.  Graduate Diplomas: Health Education, Professional Writing. Trisha is the Chair in Nursing and Director Centre for Nursing and Allied Health Research and is a credentialed diabetes educator.  She is an active member of many local, national and international committees, these include a Vice President of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), Chair of the IDF Ethics Committee, member the External Relations and Science Taskforce Committees.  She is a member of the Board of Diabetes Australia Victoria and the International Relations Committee of Diabetes Australia. Trisha is also the inaugural Chair of the ADEA Research Foundation.
   Lisa Robins is a Senior Psychologist who specialises in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric and emotional issues which impact on diabetes management. She currently works as the Psychologist for the Diabetes Centre at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital, and is the Director of Diabetes Clinical Psychology. She holds qualifications in Clinical Psychology and Diabetes Education and Management, and is a PhD Candidate with her research focussing on depression treatment for people with diabetes.
  Professor David Simmons is Professor of Medicine, Macarthur Clinical School, Western Sydney University; Head of Department Endocrinology & Diabetes, Campbelltown Hospital; Chair, Campbelltown Hospital Clinical Council.

From 2007 to 2014, Professor Simmons was the lead diabetes consultant at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, overseeing major changes in the local model of care.  Between 2003-2007 he was the inaugural Professor of Medicine at the University of Auckland Waikato Clinical School, New Zealand and 1998 – 2002 he was the Foundation Chair in Rural Health at the University of Melbourne, Australia.  During this time, he established a full department, a clinical school (where he was acting Dean) and a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research activities relating to rural and indigenous health.

With over 270 publications, Professor Simmons has won several national and international awards for his work in diabetes epidemiology, diabetes in pregnancy and diabetes service development.  He is a past president of the Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society (ADIPS) and was a member of the World Health Organisation technical working group on the criteria for hyperglycaemia in pregnancy.  He was previously the chair of the Diabetes UK Health Professional Education Steering Group.

   Jane Ludington  BPharm DipHospPharm MHPEd GradCertDiabEd CDE and is accredited for medication review by AACP. Jane is currently working with the Diabetes Service at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney and practices as a Clinical Educator at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney.

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