Sunday 23 February 2020
8:45am - 3:15pm
Brisbane Technology Park Conference Centre
Adults $15,
Children FREE

JDRF Type One Summit.

JDRF Type One Summit brings together a stellar team of T1D experts, healthcare professionals, and researchers to share their expertise on the latest treatments,  technology updates, 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 with sessions designed for kids/teens having limited spots.

We would like to acknowledge and thank Abbott for generously supporting the JDRF Type One Summit as our 2020 principle sponsor.

We are also grateful to our other supporting partners:

For information on accommodation and parking, please visit the FAQ section.

SPEAKERS & Facilitators

preliminary PROGRAM
(subject to change)

8:45am - 9:30am
Registration and JDRF Marketplace 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
9:40am - 11:00am
Opening Session: Diabetes Technology in Australia Now and in the Future

Kids Session (5 to 11 years)

Teens Session (12 to 16 years)
Chair: TBC
Presenters: Dr Grant Cracknell (St Andrew’s Memorial) and Dr Tony Huynh (Queensland Childrens Hospital)

"Many fish in the sea just like me!": Arts/craft session building resilience and coping strategies

"Spotlight on Storytelling": media work shop
(see FAQ’s for more details)
Morning Tea | 11:01am - 11:30am
Session 1 | 11:30am – 12:30pm
Psychosocial Burden of Type One Diabetes- Adults
Speaker: Dr Rosalyn Taylor (Sunshine Coast Hospital)
Moderator: Rene Hinton (Sunshine Coast Hospital),
Session 2 | 11:30am – 12:30pm
Psychosocial Burden of Type One Diabetes- Carers of Young Children
Speaker: Simone Collins (The Canberra Hospital)
Moderator: Genevieve Gibney (Mater Health)
Session 3 | 11:30am - 12:30pm
Psychosocial Burden of Type One Diabetes – Carers of Teens

Kids Session (5 to 11 years)

Teens Session (12 to 16 years)
Co-Speakers: Mel Cullen (JDRF & Nepean Hospital) & Margie Vitanza (Mater)

Science Show (external facilitator led)

"Spotlight on Storytelling": Media Workshop continued...
Type One Talk Sponsored by Abbott (Joined by children from the Kids' Program) | 12:30pm to 1:00pm
Lunch | 1:00 - 2:00pm
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Exercise and Nutrition – Adults
Speakers: Annabelle Stack (Metro South Health) / Grant Turner (Gold Coast Health)
2:00pm - 3:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Exercise and Nutrition – Children and Teens

Pregnancy & T1D

Kids Session (5 to 11 years)

Teens Session (12 to 16 years)
Speakers: Brigid Knight (Queensland Childrens Hospital) / Scott Quigg (NorthLakes)
Moderator: To be confirmed

Speaker: Megan Penno (ENDIA Study)
Moderator: To be confirmed

TBC: Inspirational speaker / Yoga (external facilitator led)

"Spotlight on Storytelling": Media Workshop continued...
Networking and JDRF Marketplace | 3:00pm
3:00pm – 3:15pm
Final opportunity to network and visit information stations
Close | This event is proudly supported by Abbott  (This program is preliminary and subject to change)


The diabetes online community is full of inspiring role models, but sharing your own journey with diabetes for an audience can feel intimidating, frustrating, or even isolating – and it’s often difficult to know where to begin. This session is a multilayered workshop for teens living with type 1: we’ll learn about the process (and benefits) of sharing our stories, explore asking and answering questions, and collaborate to create video content using tools like interviewing and scripting, lighting, and gaining confidence in front of and behind the camera.

Quest Eight Mile Plains is in walking distance from conference centre at 1 Clunies Ross Court, Eight Mile Plains.*

*JDRF Type One Summit attendees receive a 15% accommodation discount.  When booking, provide “JDRF” booking code either online or over the phone.

Other accommodation nearby:

Travelodge Garden City
18 Macgregor Street, Upper Mt Gravatt Q 4122
Ph: (07) 3347 7400

Best Western Sunnybank
223 Padstow Road, Sunnybank Q 4109
Ph: (07) 3341 7488

Garden City Motor Inn
2148 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt Q 4122
(07) 3343 3655

Comfort Inn & Suites Robertson Gardens
281 Kessels Road, Nathan Q 4111
Ph: (07) 3875 1999


Alternatively, the CBD offers a large range of accommodation and is only a 15 minute drive to the BTP Conference &Exhibition Centre via the Pacific Motorway

Date: Sunday 23rd February, 2020

Start time: 8.45am

Finish time: 3pm

Venue: Brisbane Technology Park Conference Centre

Address: 1 Clunies Ross Court Eight Mile Plains QLD

Getting to the Conference:  https://btpconference.com.au/attending/getting-to-btp/

Conveniently located just 10mins from the Brisbane CBD, the BTP Centre is easily accessible to the Brisbane International Airport, Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Ipswich and Toowoomba

There is complimentary onsite parking for this event.

Subject to demand we will organise a complimentary shuttle bus to run between Eight Mile Plains Busway Station and the venue throughout the day.

Eight Mile Plains Busway station is a 10 minute walk from Conference Centre.

Venue:               BrisbaneTechnology Park Conference Centre

Address:            1 Clunies Ross Court Eight Mile Plains QLD

There is complimentary on-site parking at the venue for this event.

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 ages 5+. Due to number restrictions for the venue, there are a limited number of spots available in the 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 also bring along their own Hypo Kit as they would if attending school.

Some of the sessions may be recorded (subject to each speaker's approval) and those that are recorded will be made available after the event.