ADEA Masterclass, Symposia & Workshops

Submission of symposia, masterclasses and workshops proposals has now closed.
The following Masterclasses, Symposia & Workshops have been confirmed:


1. Diabetes peer support in Australia: the experience, the evidence and a road map for future service provision.

Authors: Jessica L Browne, Jane Speight
Date: Wednesday 30th August
Time: 11:00-13:00

2. Intermittent energy restriction: friend or foe for diabetes, obesity, and cardio metabolic disease management?

Authors: Amanda Salis, Nuala M Byrne, Jane Overland, Sharayah
Date: Wednesday 30th August
Time: 13:30-15:30

3. Opportunities & challenges with real world clinical clinical data and the regulatory initiative

Authors: Sanjoy Paul, Jonathan Shaw
Date: Thursday 30th August
Time: 15:30 - 17:00


1. What does person centred care really look like in practice (and what it doesn't)

Authors: Sophie McGough, Timothy Skinner, Ingrid Willaing, Nana Folmann-Hempler, Annemarie Varming, Dan Grabowski, Kylie Mahony, Sue Stockdale, Helen Mitchell
Date: Wednesday 30th August
Time: 15:30 - 17:30

Despite there being no universally accepted definition of person centred care, increasingly there are common themes or principles included in quality frameworks that address this area. These include respectful, responsive health care, informed choice, shared decision making, effective communication and consumers being valued as equal partners in health with their own beliefs and life experience being recognised.  

The Australian Diabetes Educator Association released a Person Centred Care Toolkit for diabetes educators in 2015. This included a CDE Quality Improvement Tool to provide guidance in delivery of person centred care in their practice. The experience of DESMOND Australia and the Danish STENO centre has been that educators need tools and resources to assist with delivery of person centred care as part of this quality improvement process.

The aim of this workshop is to empower educators to recognise what person centred care does and doesn’t looks like in practice and to engage with, trial or explore tools to support the development of person centred skill. The combined experience from DESMOND Australia and the STENO centre will address both group and individual education settings. The workshop will focus on self-reflection, peer review and educational tools that support educators to have person centred conversations.

2. Managing eating disorders and diabetes 
Authors: Warren Ward, Carolyn Uhlmann, Helen d'Emden
Date: Thursday 31st August
Time: 11:00-13:00

Disordered eating and eating disorders occur along a spectrum of severity and occur more frequently in individuals with type 1 diabetes [Pinhas-Hamiel et al. 2015]. Insulin omission is a unique eating disorder behaviour only possible in individuals with type 1 diabetes (‘Diabulimia’). Such behaviour has been implicated as the primary cause of recurrent ketoacidosis in adolescents, and eating disorders should be high on the differential diagnosis of these patients [Glasgow et al. 1991].
Eating disorder behaviours in such patients are associated with serious health consequences and premature death [Bryden et al. 2001]. These behaviours are associated with recurrent ketoacidosis, and early onset of microvascular complications, particularly retinopathy, which has been observed within 4 years of disordered eating in such patients. [Rydall et al. 1997, Colas 1991, Nielsen 2002].
Eating disorder behaviours in patients with diabetes present significant challenges for the patient, their family, and clinicians. Multidisciplinary teams need to be upskilled in the detection, prevention and management of such presentations. This interactive workshop will provide attendees with the knowledge, skills and confidence to assess and manage patients with comorbid diabetes and eating disorders. Strategies for effective collaboration between diabetes teams, psychiatry and eating disorders specialist services will also be discussed.

3. Writing for Publication 

Date: Thursday 31st August
Time: 13:30-15:30

*More information to come. Due to the interactive nature of the workshop, numbers will be limited so book your place now.


1. Tips and tricks to enhance your consultations 

Authors: Ann Morris, Christel Hendieckx
Date: Thursday 31st August
Time: 13:30 - 15:30

Increasingly, diabetes guidelines recommend ‘psychological’ care to be incorporated into diabetes pathways. It has become clear that an approach focused on diabetes treatment and complication screening is not achieving the expected outcomes. However, practical guidance on how to change clinical practice, is limited. The NDSS ‘Diabetes and emotional health’ handbook published in 2016, will be used as a reference for this masterclass.

For who?
Health professionals working in diabetes (e.g. GPs, endocrinologists, diabetes educators, dieticians)
who are aware that diabetes management and outcomes are intertwined with a person’s emotions, lifestyle and behaviours,
who believe these psycho-social components should be part of the conversations they have with people with diabetes
but who struggle to let go of their habits to work through a ‘tick box list’.

What will be the outcome?
Enhanced skills and confidence to make small but significant changes to your clinical practice.

Practical approach making use of case studies of adults with diabetes to demonstrate how to ask and talk about psycho-social issues.

Input of participants?
Health professionals enrolled in this masterclass will be invited to read material, reflect on their practice/skills beforehand and bring case studies they would like to discuss with their colleagues.

2. Understanding flash glucose monitoring in the real word

Authors: Michelle Robins, Marg McGill, Bruce Passingham, Neale Cohen, Joey Kaye
Date: Wednesday 30th August
Time: 15:30 - 17:30

New technology brings many benefits to assist people with their self-management of diabetes. The FreeStyle Libre is designed to replace routine blood glucose testing in people treated with insulin which includes on demand glucose readings, trend arrows and the capacity to hold the last 8 hours of data. However, exposure to large amounts of data can generate additional challenges for the individual and health care professional. The ability to understand the science behind the technology, interpret data and identify glycaemic trends is crucial when using this new technology with the outcome of achievement of HbA1c targets and reduction of incidence of hypoglycaemia. Through practical strategies and case studies, incorporating   Ambulatory Glucose Profiling (AGP), developed by Dr Roger Mazze, CDE’s and Endocrinologists will increase their understanding and confidence in  supporting  and educating of clients to maximise this new technology and use the data to their advantage. The masterclass will also cover troubleshooting, device setup and insertion and optimal wear time. Practical application and thorough understanding of this technology will be the major focus of this forum.

3. Private practice marketing

Date: Wednesday 30th August
Time: 13:30 – 15:30

4. ADEA Research Masterclass

Date: Thursday 31st August
Time: 13:30 - 15:30

5. Medication management- Early career CDEs

Date: Thursday 31st August
Time: 13:30 - 15:30

6. Patient centred care

Date: Friday 1st September
Time: 10:00 - 11:00

 *Program details to be confirmed