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.
Margaret is passionate and committed to providing evidence-based best practice for exceptional clinical care. Over the past 16 years she has been fortunate to work within the Mater Young Adult Diabetes Multidisciplinary team as a Credentialled Diabetes Educator at the Queensland Diabetes and Endocrine Centre. During this time she has developed excellent skills in the management of complex care, working collaboratively with the team and between facilities. Margaret was involved with establishing the transition service which involved consulting with external medical practitioners to assist in streamlining the successful program. She was also part of a working group that introduced the Continuous Glucose Monitoring education program. Margaret has worked in a temporary capacity as Nurse Unit Manager and Clinical Nurse Consultant. In her spare time she enjoys travelling to and cooking exotic cuisines learnt from these travels!
Annabelle is an Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian with over 17 years of experience as a clinical dietitian. Annabelle developed a passion for diabetes early in her career and has been a Credentialled Diabetes Educator for 10 years and was one of the first dietitians in QLD to gain the credential. Annabelle has held leadership roles including the Director of Nutrition and Dietetics at PAH, a member of the Statewide Steering Committee for the Diabetes Clinical Network and a member of the ADEA Credentialling Committee. Annabelle works in a tertiary hospital as well as private practice in a busy GP centre. She is passionate about physical activity and encourages everyone to get out and enjoy this beautiful state!
Scott made the decision to become an Exercise Physiologist after seeing the devastating consequences of type 2 diabetes on his family’s health and losing his father to diabetes complications. He completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement Studies) at QUT and Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education at Deakin University.
Since joining Queensland Health in 2009 Scott has worked with the Metro North Diabetes Service across its 3 sites at Chermside, North Lakes and Caboolture Community Health Centres as an exercise physiologist / diabetes educator. The service provides support for children, adolescents and adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Scottis a Sessional Lecturer at QUT in Clinical Exercise for Cardiorespiratory and Metabolic Disorders – Diabetes & Chronic Kidney Disease. He has developed management plans for physical activity for school sport, camps and excursions for children with T1D in the Metro North Health District. He is a co-author for "Resources to Guide Exercise Specialists Managing Adults with Diabetes". Scott was Project Lead on the Diabetes in Schools Project working with Queensland Health, Diabetes Queensland and the State School Registered Nurse Service and is now on the Health Review Committee for the National Diabetes in Schools Project.
Melanie Cullen is a registered psychologist who has worked in the diabetes field, both in the public and private sector, for the last 10 years. She currently works as a paediatric psychologist at Nepean Diabetes Service and is passionate about working with families whose child has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. As a mother to a child living with type 1 diabetes, she also understands and recognises the demands and psychological burden that a diagnosis can place on all members of the family. She is dedicated to trying to support those living with type 1 diabetes and their families to help them navigate through these sometimes difficult times. Melanie also currently works at JDRF as a Program Coordinator for the Insulin Pump Program and has a long history of supporting JDRF over the years.
Simone Collins is a Diabetes Social Worker specializing in paediatric and adolescent care. Simone has developed an interest in working with families and young people in the course of her career with 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.
Katie Doyle is a media artist based in New York City and she has been living with type 1 diabetes for over 16 years. She tells stories with the goal of creating empowering experiences of community and empathy. Her short doc, “Every Way Possible,” is a unique learning resource developed for the American Association of Diabetes Educators with a grant from the AADE Foundation, and her writing has been published on and featured in Beyond Type 1, Diabetes Self-Management, Diabetes Wellness, Diabetes Forecast, and other channels. Katie owns a media company, Cambia Creative; volunteers with Beta Change, a grassroots diabetes organization; and has captained and participated in JDRF One Walks in Northeastern New York.
In 2019, Katie collaborated on “More Than Half,” a video installation featured in the Integrated Channels show at the Made in NY Media Center in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has also been featured at Hunter College, where Katie is a graduate student in the Integrated Media Arts (IMA) Master of Fine Arts program.
Grant has been an exercise physiologist working with QLD Health within the Chronic Disease and Post Acute Program for 15 years, presented at numerous conferences, was the Statewide Exercise Physiology Advisory Group Chair for 3 years and is currently National Exercise Physiology Advisory Group Chair. He has published three articles with his most recent one being ‘Resources to Guide Exercise Specialists Managing Adults with Diabetes.’ Before his career as an exercise physiologist, Grant attended camps for kids with T1D in his youth as an active officer. He now enjoys working with people with diabetes to establish evidence-based and safe exercise plans.
Dr Megan Penno (BSc Hons PhD, University of Melbourne) is the National Project Manager for the Environmental Determinants of Islet Autoimmunity (ENDIA) study and grant-funded research at the University of Adelaide, Australia. ENDIA is the first study in the world to explore how environmental exposures from pregnancy through early life may contribute to, or protect against, the development of childhood type 1 diabetes (www.endia.org.au). Dr Penno was appointed to manage ENDIA at the project’s inception in 2012 and has played an integral role in establishing and expanding the cohort, which has just completed recruitment in 2019. Drawing on her skills in -omics research, Dr Penno was the first author of the published ENDIA protocol and developed the sample and data collection strategies that will underpin all future investigations involving ENDIA participants. She has contributed to numerous successful national and international funding applications relating to ENDIA with a total value exceeding AU $12m over the past 5 years. Her research interests include biomarker discovery for disease risk stratification. In 2018, Dr Penno was selected for the JDRF Australia/Macquarie Group Foundation Future Research Leaders Program. This competitive program aims to support researchers in the early-mid stages of their careers to develop leadership potential.
Dr Grant Cracknell is a consultant endocrinologist working in private practice as a VMO at St Andrews War Memorial Hospital and the Wesley Hospital. He has a general endocrine clinic with special interests in insulin pump therapy for patients with type 1 diabetes.
Dr Cracknell completed his undergraduate science degree at The University of Melbourne before completing his medical degree at the University of Queensland.
Dr Cracknell is a member of the Endocrine Society of Australia,The Australian Diabetes Society, The American Diabetes Association, The American Endocrine Society, and the European Society of Endocrinology.
Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Credentialled Diabetes Educator
Dr Brigid has worked in diabetes for more than 20 years starting first at the Queensland Diabetes Centre at the Mater in Brisbane, progressively adding in private practice work and then transitioning to the Queensland Children’s Hospital (QCH).
Over this time, she has worked to develop education strategies to improve diabetes control, including co-development of a the Rapidcalc iPhone dose calculator, development of the rapid insulin dosing card that has become the standard tool used by all children with T1DM from diagnosis at QCH and other centres in Queensland and contribution to the Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating (DAFNE) program at all levels, from the introduction of the program in 2005, subsequent facilitation of the program over 10 years and ongoing contribution to curriculum review and representation on the DAFNE advisory group.
Dr Brigid’s PhD focused on intensive management strategies and education for T1DM and she remains focused on improving self-management education for flexible insulin therapy. Her work life is now split between diabetes clinic at the QCH and her private practice, TIPS for Diabetes.
Angie de Casanove is a social worker and child psychotherapist. She has experience working with children with type 1 diabetes for 10 years in a hospital setting. Angie is passionate about helping children and their parents with managing the stress of diabetes by using creative art forms to aid expression. Angie uses engaging methods so children feel safe and heard. She has been a national and international speaker on mental health and diabetes. She has published numerous pediatric diabetes resources.
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.