2021 QLD Branch Education Day

 

Registration
Program
Speakers
Sponsors
Venue

Program

(Note: All times are in AEST/Brisbane time)

Saturday 27 February 2021
8.00am Registration
8.30am Welcome and Housekeeping
8.35am National Office Update – Susan Davidson, ADEA CEO
9.00am Diabetes Distress – Dr. Christel Hendrieckx, Deputy Director, Australian Centre for Behavioral Research in Diabetes

Although the association between diabetes and mood has been recognized for hundreds of years, the concept ‘diabetes distress’ has only been introduced in a publication of 1995 from the Joslin Diabetes Centre (Boston, US). Before then, most of the psychological research in diabetes was focused on depression. Depression and diabetes distress can coincide, but are distinct emotional problems requiring proper assessment and management. In my talk I will give an update of what we know and don’t know about diabetes distress, and the role of health professionals in reducing diabetes distress.

9.50am Telehealth Platforms and Practicalities – Ms. Ann Bush, RN CDE

Utilising telehealth became a necessity in 2020 when it became difficult to conduct face to face consultations. Whilst we all had to make some quick adjustments to the way we practice not everyone feels comfortable embracing telehealth. This presentation is a practical look at establishing a telehealth clinic – platforms available, ensuring compliance with privacy and data security and avoiding potential issues. I will be speaking about my experience, discussing some of my cases that worked well and some that did not, as well as drawing on some of the evidence coming through regarding the benefits of telehealth.

10.35am MORNING TEA
11.00am New Technologies and CGM Pumps – Ms. Rachael Baker, RN, CDE, Insulin Pump and CGM certified trainer, Macintyre Health

An update on current insulin pumps and flash/continuous glucose monitoring diabetes technology: What to know when providing information to patients.

11.50am Prediabetes – Ms. Giuliana Murfet, RN, NP, CDE

Prediabetes has a high prevalence, with early detection essential to facilitate optimal management to prevent the development of conditions such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. There is good evidence to implement intensive, structured lifestyle interventions for individuals with impaired glucose tolerance. The evidence for those with impaired fasting glucose or elevated HbA1c is less clear, but individuals should still be provided with generalised healthy lifestyle strategies. In this session the multidisciplinary approach recommended and latest research to manage prediabetes is reviewed.

12.30pm LUNCH
1.15pm Exercise – Recommendations for People in Middle Age with Type 2 Diabetes – Sophie Pacek, Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Regular physical activity has been established as an essential management tool for individuals living with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) due to its ability to improve glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity, reduce HbA1c as well as prevent and manage co-morbidities including hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and chronic kidney disease (ACSM, 2017).  But how much is enough? This session will explore the current evidence-based recommendations for exercise in middle-aged adults with T2DM, including safety considerations and practical suggestions for individuals with other co-morbidities. Furthermore, tips for educating clients on how to adjust insulin for exercise and examples of exercise programs available in the local area will be provided.

2.05pm Gut microbiota and type 1 diabetes – hype or hope? – Associate Professor Emma Hamilton-Williams, Principal Research Fellow, The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute

Bacteria living in the gut, known as the ‘microbiota’ play a critical role in maintaining human health. Disturbances in the balance of species found in the gut are increasingly being linked to many diseases including type 1 diabetes. But unravelling cause and effect is difficult. Associate Professor Emma Hamilton-Williams will discuss the latest evidence supporting a role for the gut microbiota in driving the increasing incidence of type 1 diabetes, how this is linked to early life development and prospects for a microbiota targeted therapy to prevent or treat disease.

2.55pm Medications and Evidence in Diabetes – Dr. Mark Forbes, Specialist Generalist Physician, Forbes Healthcare

In the space of less than 20 years, the management of hyperglycaemia in patients with Diabetes has had many changes, particularly in Type 2 Diabetes. While the long standing, well trusted bastions of treatment remain in our therapeutic arsenal, an ever-improving understanding of the pathophysiology of diabetes has seen the development of numerous newer agents. These have enabled individualisation of care for patient choices but at the same have made recommendation and prescribing decisions for clinicians more complex.
This session will review agents available for the treatment of hyperglycaemia in diabetes and some of the evidence available for their use.

3.45pm Panel Session – Challenges and Learnings in Diabetes Education in the Time of COVID

Facilitator:

Karen Shann

Panelists:

Adnan Gauhar

Siobhan Barlow

Kay Dean

Dr. Mark Forbes

4.30pm Wrap up and close

Speakers

Rachael Baker Rachael is a CDE and Nurse Practitioner Candidate with Macintyre Health. She is also an Insulin Pump and CGM certified trainer. Rachael holds a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Queensland, as well as a postgraduate certification in Diabetes Education and Management from Deakin University. Engaged in the field of Research, Rachael has worked as a Diabetes Clinical Trial Coordinator working on innovative diabetes prevention and management treatments. Prior to working in the diabetes field, she was a Registered Nurse at the Queensland Children’s Hospital, most recently in the Emergency Department. She is also an active member of the Australian Diabetes Educators Association, leading the Queensland network for the Private Practice Special Interest Group.
Ann Bush Ann has been a Registered Nurse for just over 30 years, for 27 of those she has been working as a Diabetes Educator. She has had experience in metropolitan hospitals, rural community health and for the past 8 years in private practice. Ann has also worked as a course advisor, moderator and sessional lecturer in the post Grad Cert of Diabetes Health and Education and is also currently working as an Agent on the Sanofi Simple Steps Diabetes assistance line.  Ann is a current Board member of ADEA and sits on expert advisory panels. In the past she has been a member of the Vic Branch Executive, has been on several conference organising committees and in recent times much to her surprise has become a bit of an expert in Telehealth.
Dr Christel Hendrieckx Dr Christel Hendrieckx is the Deputy Director of the Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes (a partnership for better health between Diabetes Victoria and Deakin University). She is a clinical psychologist trained in Belgium and UK. In 2011, Christel moved to Melbourne to take up a research position at the Centre where she is currently a Senior Research Fellow. Her major interest is in the psychological consequences of hypoglycaemia; and in people with diabetes perceptions of new treatments and technologies. In addition to her research Christel is actively involved in training health professionals in how to address the emotional aspects of living with diabetes. She is the first author of NDSS ‘Diabetes and emotional health: A practical guide for health professionals supporting adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes’ (second edition, 2020).
Giuliana Murfet Giuliana Murfet was one of the first four Nurse Practitioners endorsed to practice in Tasmania in January 2010. She has extensive diabetes advisory and leadership experience nationally; she is the immediate past President of the Australian Diabetes Educators Association and current Chair of Medical, Educational and Scientific Advisory Council for Diabetes Australia that reviews all nationally NDSS funded projects. Key works that supports models of nursing care for diabetes with positive outcomes include the: ‘Retrospective Diabetes in Pregnancy Outcome Study’; ‘Assessment and Management of Obesity and Self-maintenance Study: Implementation of a model of care’; and, the ‘Healthy Outcomes For the Future’ a project to reduce maternal obesity. She has recently submitted her thesis to complete PhD studies, titled ‘A consensus approach to building diabetes capabilities in the healthcare workforce’. She is also the successful recipient of a Diabetes Research Foundation Research Fellowship to implement her PhD work in Australia.
Dr Mark Forbes Dr Forbes is a Specialist Physician trained in General Medicine and Endocrinology. He trained in both South Africa and the UK before moving to Australia in 2007. Having worked as a Staff Specialist at the Gold Coast and Robina Hospitals, Mark has recently set up Forbes Healthcare; a private, multi-disciplinary clinic aimed at providing value-based, high quality care to people with diabetes and other chronic medical conditions. Dr Forbes continues his long term interest in clinician education in Diabetes, the use of technology to aid the management of diabetes and clinical innovation across clinical systems.
Sophie Pacek Sophie has been an Accredited Exercise Physiologist for five years and has experience working with a variety of clientele including those with musculoskeletal, neurological, metabolic, cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions. She currently works at Healthy Connections Exercise Clinic in Chermside catering to predominantly middle-aged to older adults, as well as Active Health Sunshine Coast in Buderim where she works with all age groups to improve physical and mental wellbeing. Sophie has a Diploma in Dementia Care, is a BEAT IT Diabetes Trainer (an evidence-based physical activity program designed for people with diabetes) and is completing her Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management in the aim to become a Credentialed Diabetes Educator. She has a keen interest in assisting those living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes to effectively self-manage their condition and improve their quality of life.
Associate Professor Emma Hamilton-Williams Associate Professor Emma Hamilton-Williams’ career focuses on understanding how immune tolerance is disrupted leading to the development of type 1 diabetes. She received her PhD from the Australian National University in 2001 and later trained as a postdoctoral fellow at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego. Currently an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute, her laboratory now focuses on developing an immunotherapy for type 1 diabetes as well as understanding the role of the gut microbiota in as a potential trigger for type 1 diabetes. Her laboratory is using nanoparticle technology to deliver an immunotherapy that specifically tolerises the immune cells that cause type 1 diabetes and is working towards a first-in -human trial of this approach. She uses state-of-the-art protein sequencing techniques to probe how disturbances in the gut microbiota of children with type 1 diabetes impacts the function of the gut and the pancreas. She recently currently conducted a clinical trial of a microbiome-targeting dietary supplement aimed at restoring a healthy microbiome and immune tolerance with an ultimate aim of preventing type 1 diabetes.

Sponsors


Gold

Silver

Bronze

Venue

The Education Day is being held face to face and online.

The venue is the Royal on the Park, 152 Alice Street, Brisbane QLD 4001

To book accommodation at the venue at the venue please contact:

Reservations Manager, Lisa Wilderbeek, Direct Phone:  (07) 3112 1609 or by Email:  lisa_wilderbeek@royalonthepark.com.au and quote event number: 2234735.

Car Parking:

Day Rate – $30 per vehicle per day for self-park

Overnight Rate – $35 per vehicle per day for self-park

Valet Parking – $45 per vehicle

Please go to the reception desk at the end of the day to pay for parking and receive the special rate.

COVID-19 Policies and Practices

Details of the venue’s COVID-19 policies available here: ROTP_COVID_safe_plan_December_2020.pdf (royalonthepark.com.au)

2021 QLD Branch Education Day

 

Registration
Program
Speakers
Sponsors
Venue

Program

(Note: All times are in AEST/Brisbane time)

Saturday 27 February 2021
8.00am Registration
8.30am Welcome and Housekeeping
8.35am National Office Update – Susan Davidson, ADEA CEO
9.00am Diabetes Distress – Dr. Christel Hendrieckx, Deputy Director, Australian Centre for Behavioral Research in Diabetes

Although the association between diabetes and mood has been recognized for hundreds of years, the concept ‘diabetes distress’ has only been introduced in a publication of 1995 from the Joslin Diabetes Centre (Boston, US). Before then, most of the psychological research in diabetes was focused on depression. Depression and diabetes distress can coincide, but are distinct emotional problems requiring proper assessment and management. In my talk I will give an update of what we know and don’t know about diabetes distress, and the role of health professionals in reducing diabetes distress.

9.50am Telehealth Platforms and Practicalities – Ms. Ann Bush, RN CDE

Utilising telehealth became a necessity in 2020 when it became difficult to conduct face to face consultations. Whilst we all had to make some quick adjustments to the way we practice not everyone feels comfortable embracing telehealth. This presentation is a practical look at establishing a telehealth clinic – platforms available, ensuring compliance with privacy and data security and avoiding potential issues. I will be speaking about my experience, discussing some of my cases that worked well and some that did not, as well as drawing on some of the evidence coming through regarding the benefits of telehealth.

10.35am MORNING TEA
11.00am New Technologies and CGM Pumps – Ms. Rachael Baker, RN, CDE, Insulin Pump and CGM certified trainer, Macintyre Health

An update on current insulin pumps and flash/continuous glucose monitoring diabetes technology: What to know when providing information to patients.

11.50am Prediabetes – Ms. Giuliana Murfet, RN, NP, CDE

Prediabetes has a high prevalence, with early detection essential to facilitate optimal management to prevent the development of conditions such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. There is good evidence to implement intensive, structured lifestyle interventions for individuals with impaired glucose tolerance. The evidence for those with impaired fasting glucose or elevated HbA1c is less clear, but individuals should still be provided with generalised healthy lifestyle strategies. In this session the multidisciplinary approach recommended and latest research to manage prediabetes is reviewed.

12.30pm LUNCH
1.15pm Exercise – Recommendations for People in Middle Age with Type 2 Diabetes – Sophie Pacek, Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Regular physical activity has been established as an essential management tool for individuals living with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) due to its ability to improve glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity, reduce HbA1c as well as prevent and manage co-morbidities including hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and chronic kidney disease (ACSM, 2017).  But how much is enough? This session will explore the current evidence-based recommendations for exercise in middle-aged adults with T2DM, including safety considerations and practical suggestions for individuals with other co-morbidities. Furthermore, tips for educating clients on how to adjust insulin for exercise and examples of exercise programs available in the local area will be provided.

2.05pm Gut microbiota and type 1 diabetes – hype or hope? – Associate Professor Emma Hamilton-Williams, Principal Research Fellow, The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute

Bacteria living in the gut, known as the ‘microbiota’ play a critical role in maintaining human health. Disturbances in the balance of species found in the gut are increasingly being linked to many diseases including type 1 diabetes. But unravelling cause and effect is difficult. Associate Professor Emma Hamilton-Williams will discuss the latest evidence supporting a role for the gut microbiota in driving the increasing incidence of type 1 diabetes, how this is linked to early life development and prospects for a microbiota targeted therapy to prevent or treat disease.

2.55pm Medications and Evidence in Diabetes – Dr. Mark Forbes, Specialist Generalist Physician, Forbes Healthcare

In the space of less than 20 years, the management of hyperglycaemia in patients with Diabetes has had many changes, particularly in Type 2 Diabetes. While the long standing, well trusted bastions of treatment remain in our therapeutic arsenal, an ever-improving understanding of the pathophysiology of diabetes has seen the development of numerous newer agents. These have enabled individualisation of care for patient choices but at the same have made recommendation and prescribing decisions for clinicians more complex.
This session will review agents available for the treatment of hyperglycaemia in diabetes and some of the evidence available for their use.

3.45pm Panel Session – Challenges and Learnings in Diabetes Education in the Time of COVID

Facilitator:

Karen Shann

Panelists:

Adnan Gauhar

Siobhan Barlow

Kay Dean

Dr. Mark Forbes

4.30pm Wrap up and close

Speakers

Rachael Baker Rachael is a CDE and Nurse Practitioner Candidate with Macintyre Health. She is also an Insulin Pump and CGM certified trainer. Rachael holds a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Queensland, as well as a postgraduate certification in Diabetes Education and Management from Deakin University. Engaged in the field of Research, Rachael has worked as a Diabetes Clinical Trial Coordinator working on innovative diabetes prevention and management treatments. Prior to working in the diabetes field, she was a Registered Nurse at the Queensland Children’s Hospital, most recently in the Emergency Department. She is also an active member of the Australian Diabetes Educators Association, leading the Queensland network for the Private Practice Special Interest Group.
Ann Bush Ann has been a Registered Nurse for just over 30 years, for 27 of those she has been working as a Diabetes Educator. She has had experience in metropolitan hospitals, rural community health and for the past 8 years in private practice. Ann has also worked as a course advisor, moderator and sessional lecturer in the post Grad Cert of Diabetes Health and Education and is also currently working as an Agent on the Sanofi Simple Steps Diabetes assistance line.  Ann is a current Board member of ADEA and sits on expert advisory panels. In the past she has been a member of the Vic Branch Executive, has been on several conference organising committees and in recent times much to her surprise has become a bit of an expert in Telehealth.
Dr Christel Hendrieckx Dr Christel Hendrieckx is the Deputy Director of the Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes (a partnership for better health between Diabetes Victoria and Deakin University). She is a clinical psychologist trained in Belgium and UK. In 2011, Christel moved to Melbourne to take up a research position at the Centre where she is currently a Senior Research Fellow. Her major interest is in the psychological consequences of hypoglycaemia; and in people with diabetes perceptions of new treatments and technologies. In addition to her research Christel is actively involved in training health professionals in how to address the emotional aspects of living with diabetes. She is the first author of NDSS ‘Diabetes and emotional health: A practical guide for health professionals supporting adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes’ (second edition, 2020).
Giuliana Murfet Giuliana Murfet was one of the first four Nurse Practitioners endorsed to practice in Tasmania in January 2010. She has extensive diabetes advisory and leadership experience nationally; she is the immediate past President of the Australian Diabetes Educators Association and current Chair of Medical, Educational and Scientific Advisory Council for Diabetes Australia that reviews all nationally NDSS funded projects. Key works that supports models of nursing care for diabetes with positive outcomes include the: ‘Retrospective Diabetes in Pregnancy Outcome Study’; ‘Assessment and Management of Obesity and Self-maintenance Study: Implementation of a model of care’; and, the ‘Healthy Outcomes For the Future’ a project to reduce maternal obesity. She has recently submitted her thesis to complete PhD studies, titled ‘A consensus approach to building diabetes capabilities in the healthcare workforce’. She is also the successful recipient of a Diabetes Research Foundation Research Fellowship to implement her PhD work in Australia.
Dr Mark Forbes Dr Forbes is a Specialist Physician trained in General Medicine and Endocrinology. He trained in both South Africa and the UK before moving to Australia in 2007. Having worked as a Staff Specialist at the Gold Coast and Robina Hospitals, Mark has recently set up Forbes Healthcare; a private, multi-disciplinary clinic aimed at providing value-based, high quality care to people with diabetes and other chronic medical conditions. Dr Forbes continues his long term interest in clinician education in Diabetes, the use of technology to aid the management of diabetes and clinical innovation across clinical systems.
Sophie Pacek Sophie has been an Accredited Exercise Physiologist for five years and has experience working with a variety of clientele including those with musculoskeletal, neurological, metabolic, cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions. She currently works at Healthy Connections Exercise Clinic in Chermside catering to predominantly middle-aged to older adults, as well as Active Health Sunshine Coast in Buderim where she works with all age groups to improve physical and mental wellbeing. Sophie has a Diploma in Dementia Care, is a BEAT IT Diabetes Trainer (an evidence-based physical activity program designed for people with diabetes) and is completing her Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management in the aim to become a Credentialed Diabetes Educator. She has a keen interest in assisting those living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes to effectively self-manage their condition and improve their quality of life.
Associate Professor Emma Hamilton-Williams Associate Professor Emma Hamilton-Williams’ career focuses on understanding how immune tolerance is disrupted leading to the development of type 1 diabetes. She received her PhD from the Australian National University in 2001 and later trained as a postdoctoral fellow at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego. Currently an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute, her laboratory now focuses on developing an immunotherapy for type 1 diabetes as well as understanding the role of the gut microbiota in as a potential trigger for type 1 diabetes. Her laboratory is using nanoparticle technology to deliver an immunotherapy that specifically tolerises the immune cells that cause type 1 diabetes and is working towards a first-in -human trial of this approach. She uses state-of-the-art protein sequencing techniques to probe how disturbances in the gut microbiota of children with type 1 diabetes impacts the function of the gut and the pancreas. She recently currently conducted a clinical trial of a microbiome-targeting dietary supplement aimed at restoring a healthy microbiome and immune tolerance with an ultimate aim of preventing type 1 diabetes.

Sponsors


Gold

Silver

Bronze

Venue

The Education Day is being held face to face and online.

The venue is the Royal on the Park, 152 Alice Street, Brisbane QLD 4001

To book accommodation at the venue at the venue please contact:

Reservations Manager, Lisa Wilderbeek, Direct Phone:  (07) 3112 1609 or by Email:  lisa_wilderbeek@royalonthepark.com.au and quote event number: 2234735.

Car Parking:

Day Rate – $30 per vehicle per day for self-park

Overnight Rate – $35 per vehicle per day for self-park

Valet Parking – $45 per vehicle

Please go to the reception desk at the end of the day to pay for parking and receive the special rate.

COVID-19 Policies and Practices

Details of the venue’s COVID-19 policies available here: ROTP_COVID_safe_plan_December_2020.pdf (royalonthepark.com.au)