Roche Educators Day

The 2017 Roche Educators Day is held on Tuesday 29th August at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre, in conjunction with the ADS ADEA Annual Scientific Meeting. 

2017 Roche Educators Day Program Overview

8.30am - 8.45am

Opening remarks
Speaker - Dr George Koumantakis

8.45am - 9.30am

Plenary  Session – Speaker – Prof. Jane Speight
Chairperson – A/Prof. Sof Andrikopoulous
Testing times! The importance of structured SMBG in T2DM amid recent policy changes and continuing controversy – With more than 1.2 million Australians living with diabetes and another 298 Australians being diagnosed with diabetes every day, this session will highlight the pivotal role SMBG plays in the accurate management of diabetes. 

9.30am - 10.20am

Speaker – Prof. David Simmons
Chairperson – A/Prof. Glynis Ross
Exploring Changes in the Gestational Diabetes Landscape – This session will look at research examining the effect of changes in diagnostic criteria on the prevalence and management of Gestational Diabetes 

10.50am - 11.40am

Speaker - Natalie Wischer
Chairperson – Prof. Sophia Zoungas
Use of Diabetes Apps – This session will explore the variety of digital health technologies and how these can best support both people with diabetes and their healthcare providers 

11.40am - 12.30pm


Speaker – Dr Carmel Smart
Chairperson - Brett Fenton
Meal-time Insulin Dosing: Does Fat and Protein Count? Building on research presented at Roche Educators Day 2016, this session will provide an update on current research on the impact of fat and protein on blood glucose.

1.30pm - 2.30pm

Facilitator - Natalie Wischer
Panellists - Renza Scibilia, Dr Michelle Kat, A/Prof Neale Cohen, Kirrily Chambers, Jayne Lehmann
Chairperson - Rachel Freeman
Coming Full Circle Panel Discussion – Members from tertiary, primary and community care will discuss the importance of linking together to provide the best possible care for the person with diabetes

2.30pm - 3.30pm

Mind your Language! Why words matter in diabetes  - Prof. Jane Speight, Renza Scibilia
Chairperson - Giuliana Murfet
The Impact of Language on Psychosocial Distress – This session will discuss the language of diabetes in the media and the need to change diabetes language in the community

4.00pm - 5.00pm 

Facilitator Renza Scibilia
Panellists - Frank Sita, Ashley Ng, Stephanie Copping
Chairperson – Dr Joanne Ramadge
People with Diabetes Panel Discussion – Speakers with personal experience of diabetes will discuss their experience with diabetes and how they can be best supported by their Diabetes Educator

5.00pm - 5.15pm

 Closing Comments

5.30pm - 8.00pm

 Speaker Meet & Greet Function
This event will provide delegates the opportunity to network with peers and speakers from the day.
Food and refreshments will be available.

*NB: The 2017 Roche Educators Day Agenda is subject to change.

Registration Rate Cost
Full Day (Tuesday 29th August 2017) $125

If you are attending ADS-ADEA 2017 conference, and also wish to attend the Roche Educators' Day you can select this as an additional element under "Workshops & Special Sessions" during the ADS-ADEA registration process.

However if you wish to attend only the Roche Educators Day and not the ADS-ADEA conference please select the "Roche Educator Day Only Registration" when you commence the registration process.

For any further enquiries regarding the Roche Educators Day please contact Hannah Pickford,