Sunday 11 November 2018
8:45am - 3:00pm
Sheraton Melbourne Hotel
Adults $20,
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.

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.



8:45am - 9:25am
Registration open 
Information stations open: Meet with medical device partners and learn about JDRF research and clinical trials
Kids' Activity Program (5+) open for check-ins
9:30am - 9:40am
Welcome and Housekeeping
Mike Wilson, JDRF CEO & Managing Director
9:40am - 11:00am
Opening Address
Rebecca Davies, JDRF Board Member
Clinical Trial Panel Team
Words from our presenting sponsor
Remembrance Day reflection
Morning Tea | 11:01am - 11:30am
Session 1 | 11:30am – 12:20pm
Psychosocial burden of T1D | Parents of children
Simone Collins
Session 2 | 11:30am – 12:20pm
Psychosocial burden of T1D | Parents of teens
Dr Adriana Ventura
Session 3 | 11:30am - 12:20pm
Psychosocial burden of T1D | Adults
Dr Lisa Engel
Lunch (Joined by children from the Kids' Program) | 12:20pm
Afternoon breakout sessions begin | 1:20pm
1:20pm - 2:20pm
Nutrition and exercise | Parents of children with T1D
Dr Carmel Smart
Professor Paul Fournier
1:20pm - 2:20pm
Nutrition and exercise | Adults with T1D
Dr Kirstine Bell
Dr Sybil McAuley
Networking and information stations | 2:30pm
2:30pm – 3:00pm
Final opportunity to network and visit information stations
Close | This event is proudly supported by Abbott  (This program is preliminary and subject to change)


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.