“The HBA1c Balancing act” – Medical Nutrition Therapy and Lifestyle InterventionSpeaker: Geraldine Georgeou, Accredited Practising Dietitian“The HBA1c Balancing act” tips on how to encourage the patients through holistic diabetes management program including a focus on “medical nutrition therapy” to support blood glucose management.The session will consist of discussion of supporting blood glucose management and improving health outcomes through Lifestyle intervention, including medical nutrition therapy (MNT). The session will see the outcomes of the “Look AHEAD Trial” - which explores 5145 patients that underwent intensive lifestyle intervention that also included the use of MNT, showed their status of HbA1C, cardiovascular risk factors, and weight improved over a 4-year period.
"Beyond Low Glucose Suspend: Progressing towards closing the loop"Speaker: Francine R Kaufman, Chief Medical Officer and VP of Global Medical and Clinical Health Affairs, Medtronic DiabetesIn 2009, Medtronic introduced the Low Glucose Suspend feature in our insulin pumps, representing the first step in the roadmap toward an artificial pancreas. As we approach our next step, we would like to introduce you to Predictive Low Glucose Management technology. This technology is designed to halt insulin delivery when the user’s glucose trend is predicted to pass below their low glucose threshold and will automatically resume when the glucose level is predicted to return to target threshold. This represents our most advanced breakthrough in glucose control as well as our dedication towards making the artificial pancreas a reality.Our guest speaker, will be introducing Predictive Low Glucose Management and offering practical tips/best practices for managing pump patients. They will also be sharing their expertise and fresh perspective in type 1 diabetes management with insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring.
"Continuous Glucose Re absorption & the Cycle of Glucose Toxicity"
Speaker: Prof Ele Ferrannini, University of Pisa, Italy
It is well established that chronic hyperglycaemia contributes to impaired insulin secretion and insulin resistance. An integrated physiological response is generated due to forced reduction in blood glucose concentrations due to anti-hyperglycaemic agents. This session will focus on the adaptive changes undergone by the body to pharmacologically-induced changes in blood glucose levels.
"Getting to the heart of the matter - Developments in the diagnosis and treatment paradigms for type 2 diabetes"
Professor Mark Cooper, Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute
Professor Henry Krum, Director Centre of Cardiovascular Research & Education in Therapeutics, Monash University, Melbourne
With the ever changing landscape of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) diagnosis and management, this talk will provide insights into current T2D issues, including use of HbA1c in diagnosis and current treatment options in T2D. Prof Cooper will address the recent changes in the PBS reimbursement restrictions in T2D as well as provide insights in the benefits of combination therapy in T2D.
Professor Krum will talk about CV issues in T2D, providing an update on the latest CV outcomes trials evaluating the CV safety of DPP-4 inhibitors. Including, the important, and perhaps somewhat overlooked issue of heart failure in T2D and the associated risk factors.
Carolyn Briggs, Senior Elder of the Boon Wurrung Foundation
Welcome to Country
Georgie Crozier MLC; Parliamentary Secretary of Health
Jenny Gunton and Tracy Aylen
Welcome from ADS & ADEA Presidents
*GP CME Eligible Session*
Terminals for viewing the e-posters are provided in the exhibition hall. A complete listing of e-posters can be found later in the program and on the smart phone/mobile device ‘app’.
14:05 The art of scientific writing
14:20 The peer review process
14:35 Responding to reviewer comments
14:50 Publishing ethics: Fabrication, Falsification and Plagiarism
15:05 Questions and discussion
Villain - Timothy Noakes, Troy Stapleton & Ron Raab
Victim - Gary Kilov,Nicole Kellow & Bill Shrapnel
*GP CME Eligible Session*