Diabetes across the divide

Whether it be a geographical, physical or a socioeconomic divide, diabetes issues and concerns can permeate within and through the dividing valleys. The 2021 Virtual Diabetes Symposium aims to bridge the gaps and empower a united front towards improved health outcomes for all people living with diabetes.

This one-day online event will showcase how forming strong and long lasting connections between people living with diabetes and health professionals will enhance quality diabetes care. We hope you can join us.


A/Prof Spiros Fourlanos
Director of the Royal Melbourne Hospital Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology

Professor Paul Zimmet AO Diabetes Union Award, EASD (Munich 2004)

Jane Robinson                  Accredited Practising Dietitian at Diabetes Victoria

Sarah Brown
Chief Executive Officer of Purple House
Anastasia Goussios
Director and Founder of Compassion Fatigue Australia
Jayne Lehmann
Nationally awarded registered Nurse Credentialled Diabetes Educator


Susanne Baxandall
Social worker and former registered nurse
Bec Humphreys
has lived with type 1 diabetes for 25 years, has been using an insulin pump for 16 years
A/Prof Neale Cohen
Director of Clinical Diabetes at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne

Dr Shelley Wilkinson
Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and also has a PhD in Psychology
MC Karen Crawford
has worked for Diabetes Victoria, coordinating health professional training programs for more than ten years

Click here for the speaker bio’s and the full agenda
We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people and other peoples of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land on which our work in the community takes place. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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