Sunday 24 September 2017
8:30am - 3:00pm
Novotel Parramatta
Adults $15,
Children FREE

Presenting, JDRF Type One Summit.

JDRF welcomes type 1 diabetes community members and their families, of all ages and stages, to join us for a first-of-its-kind conference, with sessions designed for what you really care about!

JDRF Type One Summit brings together a stellar team of T1D experts, healthcare professionals, and researchers to share their expertise on the latest treatments,  research breakthroughs, and the psychosocial aspects of living (and thriving) with T1D. Information stations will be open throughout the day for you to learn about research and clinical trials, and meet with medical device partners.

Whether you are dealing with a new diagnosis, have lived with T1D for many years, or care for someone with T1D, you’ll find value (and some new friends) at the Summit. JDRF Type One Summit caters for children, teens and adults with T1D, as well as parents, grandparents and carers. Kids (5+) can join our all-day activities program, or attend the sessions with carers.

JDRF is piloting this unique event in Sydney, with a view towards rolling out around Australia. We would like to acknowledge and thank Abbott for generously supporting the JDRF Type One Summit pilot,
as our 2017 presenting sponsor.



8:30am - 9:30am
Registration open and morning tea
Information Stations open: Meet with medical device partners and learn about JDRF research and clinical trials
Kids' Activity Program (5+) open for check-ins
9:45am - 10:00am
Welcome and Housekeeping
Mike Wilson, JDRF CEO & Managing Director
10:00am - 10:45am
Keynote Address
Dr Aaron Kowalski, Ph.D., JDRF International Chief Mission Officer, and living with type 1 diabetes.
Morning Breakout Sessions. Kids' Program for 5+ runs concurrently.
10:50am – 11:35am
Fitness, Nutrition and Lifestyle Tips  for Carers of Children
Professor Liz Davis
10:50am – 11:35am
Living Life to the Full | Optimising T1D Management for Adults
Professor Jane Overland
Lunch 'n’ Learn: Enjoy lunch and attend our bite-sized sessions
12:20pm - 12:40pm
T1D and Schools
Diabetes NSW & ACT, Cheryl Nankivell (CDE)
12:50pm - 1:15pm
T1D and Technology
Sponsored by Abbott Diabetes
Afternoon Breakout Sessions. Kids' Program for 5+ runs concurrently.
1:30pm - 2:15pm
Psychosocial Burdens of T1D:

Adults | "Preventing, Identifying and Managing T1D Burnout & Depression"
Helen Edwards, Diabetes Writer/Educator
1:30pm - 2:15pm
Parent of Teens | "Parenting teens can be
difficult at the best of times: How do you cope when you throw T1D in the mix?"
Peta Hoffmann, Clinical Psychologist
1:30pm - 2:15pm
Parents of Young Children | “Unpacking
the T1D parenting myth: practical ways to support emotion regulation and
build resilience"
Simone Collins, Social Worker
Q&A & Panel Discussion:
2:30pm – 3:00pm
The floor is yours! An opportunity to ask our expert panel your questions
All presenters
3:00pm – 3:30pm
Final opportunity to network and visit
Information Stations
Close - This event is proudly supported by Abbott


Morning tea and refreshments will be available on arrival. A light sandwich lunchbox will be served from 11:35pm. The Novotel chef will provide carb counts for items, which will available on the day, to make dosing management as easy as we can for you.

There will be parking available at Novotel Parramatta, at a discounted rate of $10 all day. This is subject to availability.

The Novotel Parramatta has kindly offered a discounted rate of 15% off their public rate for bookings made up until 30 days prior to arrival. Please contact Novotel's Reservations Supervisor Nicole Martin at H8787-RE@accor.com or on 02 9890 0850. You can also access a buffet breakfast rate of $20.00 per person.

All rooms are subject to availability at time of booking.

For our pilot event, the Kids' Program is suitable for age 5+, but you're welcome to have your under five/s in the sessions with you. We'll consider any feedback we receive closely and if there's demand we'll absolutely consider childcare arrangements in future events.

Our onsite kids' activity program will run concurrently to the day’s sessions, to provide a place where children are cared for and supervised so parents can focus 100% on the sessions. It's also a great opportunity for kids to meet and play with others just like them. 

We cater for two age groups, (5-11) and (12+) with a whole bunch of fun, age-appropriate and educational activities suitable for kids with type 1 diabetes, and their siblings too.

Kids can be checked in prior to the keynote address and will rejoin you for lunch. They'll then need to be rechecked in, with the Kids' Program finishing just prior to the Q&A panel session, which everyone can enjoy together. Maybe your youngster has a question of their own for the panel! 

Absolutely! We’ll have staff monitoring the children at all times, along with a testing station and stocked hypo station. Your child will have their own lanyard with contact details for you, so we can get in touch if need be.

Yes, we’ll be recording the sessions (subject to each speaker's approval) and will make them available after the event. We'll also be streaming Dr Aaron Kowalski's keynote session via Facebook Live video for people to tune in all around the country. Keep an eye on social media or our newsletter for more details. 

Sydney’s JDRF Type One Summit is our pilot event - the very first one for JDRF Australia. We have adapted the program from our US counterparts, who have seen great community engagement. We can’t wait to see if our NSW audience feels the same! 

We’ll then investigate how this program can be rolled out across other Australian states.