Diabetes Care at the Top End - Educational Symposium - Darwin 2012

- Symposium201219-20th October 2012, Holiday Inn Esplanade, Darwin.

Link to program and download presentations

This educational symposium is designed for Top End health professionals who are working with the impact of diabetes and its complications. It will review the latest management and preventative health programs, with a focus on remote communities.

It will explore risk factors such as social, cultural and psychological issues impacting the clinical management of people with diabetes and related chronic illness.

The symposium is also designed to promote engagement between local health care providers and educators and to expand awareness of evidence-based care, in an effort to reduce the ill health and mortality caused by diabetes and related complications. 

The symposium will have a particular focus on the provision of practical and sustainable care options and is particularly relevant to local health care providers who work in remote settings.  In line with this, it will examine preventative and educational programs in remote communities and barriers to improving health outcomes in these settings. 

Local and National experts will discuss the latest evidence and relevance to the NT experience.  The Symposium is aimed at all health professionals, including GPs, clinical specialists, hospital staff, remote health and allied health staff. Aboriginal Health Practitioners and AHWs, are encouraged to attend this educational event. 


Key topics include: 


  • Epidemiology – global, national and local diabetes perspectives
  • Diabetes – early diagnosis and early life events
  • Management of diabetes and its complications
  • Education and self-management
  • Diabetes in children and adolescents
  • Preventing diabetes – the opportunities and realities

Download Final Program here

For any further information, please contact Baker IDI on 1300 728 900.

This symposium was funded by Baker IDI in partnership with:

 - MedAus                                - NTGovt
- Swiss       - Lilly    - NN 
- Abbott    - Novartis   - BMS_AZ