Symposium Australian Diabetes Society and the Australian Diabetes Educators Association Annual Scientific Meeting 2016

Novel and emerging psychological issues in preventing and managing diabetes-related complications (#112)

Jane Speight 1 , Jessica Browne 1 , Gwyneth Rees 2 , Helen Murphy 3 , Timothy Skinner 4
  1. The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes, Deakin University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  2. Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, East Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  3. Norwich Medial School, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom
  4. Psychological and Clinical Sciences, Charles Darwin University, Cassurine, NT, Australia

The aim and learning objectives 

The aim of this symposium is to highlight recent research findings and emerging thinking regarding the psychological aspects of living with diabetes, with a particular focus on preventing and managing long-term complications. The learning objectives include: 

• Learn about the findings of recent seminal studies

• Acquire a psychological perspective on the development and management of diabetes-related complications

• Learn what health professionals can do to support people with diabetes in preventing (or preventing progression of) complications

This symposium will be of interest to diabetes educators, endocrinologists, GPs, psychologists and other clinicians / researchers working in the field of diabetes.

Format of the symposium

The 2-hour seminar will include 

• 4 x 25 minute presentations (or 5 x 20 minute if Prof Murphy is able to contribute)

• 1 x 20 minute panel discussion facilitated by symposium co-chair Ann Morris