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.
We would like to acknowledge and thank Abbott for generously supporting the JDRF Type One Summit as our 2018 presenting sponsor.
For information on accommodation and parking, please visit the FAQ section.
Simone Collins is a Diabetes Social Worker specialising in paediatric and adolescent care. Simone has developed an interest in working with families and young people during her career and has expertise in the impact and management of diabetes and other chronic conditions. Simone’s experience encompasses the fields of child protection, family therapy, group work and individual therapy. Simone provides clinical services to the Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes Service within the Canberra Hospital and Health Services.
Dr Sybil McAuley works as an Endocrinologist at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne. Sybil’s research, through the University of Melbourne, focuses on optimising the match of insulin delivery to individual insulin requirements to minimise future diabetes-related complications. She investigates insulin pump therapy, exercise, glucose sensors and automated insulin delivery.
Sybil examines the blood levels of insulin and glucose following increases and decreases in basal insulin pump infusion rates. The results generated from this research have the potential to help answer the important clinical question of how many basal rates are recommended to program into an insulin pump for each day, and change the way people on pumps manage their diabetes. She also studies insulin pump adjustments for exercise, aiming to guide insulin dose changes to prevent hypoglycaemia occurring with exercise.
A further focus of her work is to investigate new glucose sensing technology to improve the reliability and accuracy of continuous glucose monitoring. Sybil strives to integrate diabetes technology research with delivery of clinical care embracing technology. The ultimate goal is to one day ‘close the loop’ in type 1 diabetes care through the development of an artificial pancreas.
Rebecca Davies AO is from Sydney, Australia and has been involved with JDRF since soon after her daughter, Emily, was diagnosed with T1D when she was 2 years old. Emily is now almost 27 and a high school history teacher. Rebecca is a member of the JDRFA board and chairs its Research Committee.
A lawyer by professional background, Rebecca now has a portfolio of board and committee positions, and teaches and consults to boards and directors on governance and performance issues. Rebecca was a member of the JDRF International Board from 2010-2016 and has been involved with JDRF international research efforts for many years - including as a former member of the Lay Review Committee and the Research Committee. She has worked closely with the National Health and Medical Research Council, serving variously on its Research Committee, Health Innovation Advisory Committee, Community and Consumer Advisory Committee and the Australian Health Ethics Committee, as well as ad hoc review panels, representing the voice of the community and consumers. She was recently awarded the Order of Australia for service to the community, particularly in the field of medical research.
Lisa completed a Doctor of Psychology degree in 2009 at Deakin University. She has a long-standing interest in diabetes having, worked in the area since 1992. Her Doctoral thesis investigated the psychological impact of OzDAFNE training in adults with type 1 diabetes.
Lisa has a private psychology practice at Sandringham and South Yarra. Her current interests include the benefits of gut health on mood disorders and mindfulness-based approaches to manage diabetes burnout.
Lisa is also a part-time Jazz singer.
Find out more about Lisa at http://lisaengel.com.au/
Dr Kirstine Bell is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Credentialled Diabetes Educator and is a NHMRC Research Fellow at the University of Sydney. Dr Bell's research focuses on nutrition, postprandial (after meals) blood glucose, insulin dosing and type 1 diabetes and has been incorporated into international diabetes guidelines including the American Diabetes Association's Standards of Medical Care.
In 2017, she was recognised as a JDRF/Macquarie Group Foundation Future Research Leader.
Read more about Dr Bell and her research on the JDRF blog.
Dr Carmel Smart is a clinical researcher and practitioner who is internationally recognised as a leading authority in paediatric type 1 diabetes. Carmel has developed international partnerships and research collaborations aimed at improving the nutritional care of children living with diabetes.
Dr Smart has been fortunate enough to work with young people with diabetes and their families at the John Hunter Children’s Hospital for over 25 years. She is currently appointed to JDRF International Type 1 Exercise Expert Advisory Group and really enjoys helping children with type 1 diabetes manage their physical activity goals.
Dr Adriana Ventura is a nationally registered psychologist under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Adriana has worked in a variety of settings,including the not-for-profit sector, public and private hospitals. For six years,she was employed as a Research Fellow at the Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes (ACBRD), a partnership between Diabetes Victoria and Deakin University. Her research focused on the psychological, social and behavioural aspects of living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, which is Adriana’s special interest area.
Adriana currently works in private practice in Frankston, and in 2018 she started the Diabetes e-Psychology Service, which involves video or telephone counselling specifically for Australians living with diabetes and the people who support them.
For more information about Adriana and her services, visit www.adrianaventura.com.au
Professor Fournier is an exercise biochemist/physiologist who received his PhD from Laval University, Canada, before joining the School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health at the University of Western Australia. Professor Fournier specialises in the field of bioenergetics in exercise,health and disease. This discipline is concerned with not only the regulation of energy utilisation, intake and storage, but also with the mechanisms whereby these processes are affected by exercise, nutrition, and metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes.
The success of the research programs initiated by Professor Fournier is best illustrated by the many national competitive grants he has been awarded since the start of his career, his published work in high impact journals, and the many postgraduate students he has supervised.
Wilsons Car Park, located at 34-60 Little Collins Street, Melbourne is available to all guests.
- Weekend parking is $11 per vehicle and must be paid at Wilsons Car Park.
- Tickets must be validated at Sheraton Melbourne Hotel concierge desk before departure.
- All parking is subject to availability upon arrival.
We understand that for many Australians, 11 November, Remembrance Day, is a important day to honour the memory of fallen soldiers and those who fought for our country. We will observe a minute of silence at 11am in respect of this day, as well as recognise the day in our opening address.
Morning tea, light lunch and refreshments are included with your ticket. We will do our best to cater for a wide range of dietary requirements. Ingredient lists will be included on the day, but we are unable to confirm at this stage whether carb information will be available. We will update you closer to the day if this changes. You are more than welcome to bring your own food if it better suits you.
The Kids' Program is suitable for age 5+, but you're welcome to have your under five/s in the sessions with you. Due to number restrictions for the venue, there are a limited number of spots available in teh Kids' Program.
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 before afternoon sessions commence.
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. Children attending the Kids' Program should bring along their own Hypo Kit as they would if attending school.
Yes, we’ll be recording the sessions (subject to each speaker's approval) and will make them available after the event.