Educational Symposium - Alice Springs 2014

Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes - A Whole of Life Approach

- an Educational Symposium

Thursday 23 & Friday 24 October 2014, Double Tree by Hilton, Alice Springs.  

Thank you to all those people who attended this symposium.

The majority of speaker presentations are available here and we will endeavour to make other presentations available in the coming weeks.    

This educational symposium was designed for health professionals who are working with the impact of chronic diseases in Indigenous communities, in particular cardiovascular disease, diabetes and related complications. 

The Educational Symposium featured a combination of high calibre plenary presentations from renowned scientists and clinicians, as well as workshops on Diabetes Education and Diabetes in Pregnancy aimed at building practical skills.

The Symposium was designed to promote engagement between local health care providers and educators. It aimed to expand awareness of evidence-based care and preventative strategies to tackle chronic disease.

The first day covered management of diabetes and its complications, such as eye and kidney complications plus cardiovascular complications. The second day covered maternal health, such as management of gestational diabetes and diabetes in pregnancy. To ensure a patient centred and culturally relevant approach, sessions which provided a consumer/patient perspective and which discussed Indigenous concepts of disease and treatment were included.

Key streams:
- Complications Streams A & B, to include kidney, eye and foot disease
- Management of Heart Disease
- Management of Diabetes
- Global & Local Perspectives
- Maternal Health

Contact: Symposium Coordinator, phone 1300 728 900 (during business hours) or email


 Click here for the Programme 

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Proudly supported by:

Symposium 2014 Supporters  


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