DIABETES across the LIFECOURSE – Northern Australia Partnership

Improving systems of care and services for people with diabetes and their families in rural and remote Australia (NT, FNQ & Kimberley)

Annual Educational Symposiums

NT Diabetes Summit

A collaboration between Menzies, NT Health, NT PHN, AMSANT and Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care.

The NT Diabetes Summit is a free 2 day event hosted at the Alice Springs Convention Centre, with the option to attend online.

 

The NT Diabetes Summit is for:

  • Health professionals across the NT who support those at risk of and living with
  • NT professionals from all sectors and organisations including North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency; Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics; Department of Education; Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities; Department of the Chief Minister; Flinders University; Charles Darwin University; Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Education; Commonwealth Department of Health; National Indigenous Australians Agency; the Local Government Association of the Northern Territory; Outback Stores; The Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation; and independent store owners and
  • Aboriginal community members and
  • People with experience of living with diabetes who wish to share their

 

Day 1 – Thursday 3rd November:

DIABETES across the LIFECOURSE: Northern Australia Partnership – Annual Educational Symposium 

  • Showcasing NT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander presenters. The symposium will highlight lived experience and the intergenerational diabetes story.
  • Aboriginal keynote speakers include Professor Alex Brown, Professor of Indigenous Genomic, Australian University & Telethon Kids Institute and Donna Ah Chee, Chief Executive Officer, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (to read more about the keynote speakers, click here).
  • A free networking event will be held at the conclusion of day 1 for all attendees.

Day 2 – Friday 4th November:

Multi sector and organisation wide collaboration, discussion and action planning

  • Bringing together professionals from government and non-government organisations, with a focus on the social determinants of health (i.e.: housing, education, physical environment and food security).
  • Keynote speakers include Associate Professor Julie Brimblecombe, Public Health Nutrition, Monash University and Professor Reuben Bolt, Deputy Vice- Chancellor, First Nations Leadership, Charles Darwin University.
  • Multi-sector representation, will enable determination of solutions and achievable actions to be put into motion throughout the NT.

Online Program:

  

Registration and contact details:

Who can attend:         The Summit is open to NT residents and invited interstate guests only.

The Summit will not accept sponsorship or input from any pharmaceutical or commercial representative into its design, development, content or delivery.

Attendance fee:            Free

Attendance option:     Face to face or online. A limited number of rooms are on hold if you require accommodation (available at time of registration).

Meals:                               Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided.

For more information about the event or to register visit NT Diabetes Summit Registration.

2021 Virtual Annual Educational Symposium

DIABETES across the LIFECOURSE_2021 Symposium Program

DIABETES across the LIFECOURSE_2021 Symposium Program Flyer

Zoom Recording Session 1: 

Key Speakers:

  • A/Prof Treena Delormier, McGill University, Canada – “The Kahnawake School Diabetes Prevention Program (KSDPP) – an enduring community-university partnership enhancing capacity for Indigenous Health research”
  • Dr Karla Canuto, South Australian Health & Medical Research, Adelaide – “Designing Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Physical Activity Programs”
  • Dr Renae Kirkham, Menzies School of Health Research – “Communities informing and guiding diabetes prevention”
  • Ms. Eyvette Hawthorne, Top End Regional Health Service & Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group Member – “Lived experiences of being an Aboriginal Health Practitioner”

Zoom Recording Session 2: 

Key Speakers:

  • Dr Anna Wood, Menzies School of Health Research – “DIABETES across the LIFECOURSE: Northern Australia Partnership Recent Key Findings”
  • Ms. Sian Graham, Menzies School of Health Research  – “Communities informing and guiding diabetes in pregnancy”
  • Ms. Denella Hampton, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress & Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group Member- “A Clinical Perspective of supporting Women with their Mental Health”
  • Prof Alex Brown, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute, Adelaide – “Diabetes, Hearts and Minds”

 

2020 Virtual Annual Educational Symposium

DIABETES across the LIFECOURSE_2020 Symposium Program

DIABETES across the LIFECOURSE_ 2020 Symposium Program Flyer

Zoom Recording Session 1: 

Key Speakers:

  • Prof Louise Maple-Brown, Menzies School of Health Research – “Opening on behalf of the Diabetes Lifecourse Partnership and Key Recent Findings”
  • Prof Dana Dabelea, Colorado School of Public Health, USA- “Developmental Origins of Pediatric Obesity and type 2 Diabetes”
  • Dr Renae Kirkham, Menzies School of Health Research – “Lived Experiences of Youth with Type 2 Diabetes”

Zoom Recording Session 2: 

Key Speakers:

  • Prof Louise Maple-Brown, Menzies School of Health Research – “The PANDORA Study – Focus on maternal weight and breastfeeding”
  • Ms Sian Graham, Menzies School of Health Research – “Lived Experiences of Diabetes in Pregnancy: Community & Indigenous Reference Group Memebers”
  • Prof Sue Kildea & Assoc Prof Yvette Roe, Molly Waradaguga Research Centre, Charles Darwin University – “A strategic approach to Birthing on Country using the RISE Framework as a protective factor for preterm birth”

2019 Annual Educational Symposium

2019 Annual Educational Symposium Program

Symposium Communique 2019

Webex Recording Session 1:

Key Speakers:

  • Prof Alex Brown, SAHMRI – “Aboriginal Health in the Genomics Era: Beyond the Hype”
  • Ms Melinda Hammond, Apunipima Cape York Health Council – “Creating Healthy Places through Council & Community led action – experiences from Cape York”
  • Dr Renae Kirkham, Menzies School of Health Research – “Lived Experiences of Youth with Type 2 Diabetes”
  • Prof Louise Maple-Brown, Menzies School of Health Research – “Improving Preconception Health”

Webex Recording Session 2:

Key Speakers:

  • Prof Elizabeth Davis, Telethon Kids Institute – “Re-thinking Our Approach to Management of Type 2 Diabetes in Children & Adolescents”
  • Prof Jerry Greenflied, St Vincent’s Hospital – “Precision Diabetes Management – From Young to Old”
  • Prof Jonathan Shaw, Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute – “Latest Medication for Type 2 Diabetes & their Role in Aboriginal Populations”

 

2018 Annual Educational Symposium

2018 Annual Educational Symposium Program

Symposium Communique 2018

Webex Recording:

  • A/Prof Louise Maple-Brown, Menzies School of Health Research – “NT & FNQ Diabetes in Pregnancy Partnership: Updated and What’s ahead
  • Prof Louise Baur, University of Sydney – “Preventing and managing child & adolescent obesity”
  •  Dr Leisa McCarthy, Menzies School of Health Research – “Household Food Security Experiences among indigenous Ausralian families in an urban setting”
  •  Dr Angela Titmuss, Royal Darwin Hospital – “Understanding type 2 diabetes in young people”
  •  Prof David McIntyre, University of Queensland – “Improving maternal health after GDM pregnancy”
  •  Prof Anthony Hanley, University of Toronto – “Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Indigenous Communities in Canada: Epidemiology and Prevention Across the Life Course”