ADS Education Courses for Advanced Trainees in Adult Endocrinology


2015 ADS Practical Skills Course

The Australian Diabetes Society is running its annual Practical Skills Course for First Year Trainees in Adult Endocrinology on Saturday 21 February 2015. The Course will be held at the Marriott Hotel in Melbourne from 8:30am to 5:30pm.

The course will focus on the hands-on practical skills required to effectively care for people with diabetes in ward and clinic settings. It will be run by senior endocrinologists, senior advanced trainees and other diabetes health professionals.

There will be six 1-hour sessions including small group workshops:

1. Blood glucose meters and monitoring, insulin, insulin injector devices and insulin injection technique

2. Inpatient glycaemia, including peri-operative management

3. Prescribing oral hypoglycaemic agents

4. Managing the diabetic foot (including ulcer management and footwear)

5. Insulin pumps (with hands-on experience)

6. Consultation skills (with simulated patients)

Supervisors are encouraged to advise incoming first year trainees of this course. Registration for the course is free of charge. Trainees will need to organise their own travel arrangements to attend the course. Please contact Ms Linda Valenzisi at the ADS Secretariat via email at:linda@diabetessociety.com.au for any enquires regarding the course.


Register for the 2015 ADS Practical Skills Course

You can register using our online form.

Registration closing date is Friday 23 January 2015.

Early registration is recommended as places are strictly limited. Please note, registration to the course is only open for First Year Advanced Trainees in Adult Endocrinology.

This course is supported by funds provided to ADS under the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS). The National Diabetes Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australian Government administered by Diabetes Australia. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support for this educational activity.



13th ADS-John R. Turtle Diabetes Clinical Skills Training Course for Advanced Trainees in Adult Endocrinology

The ADS John R. Turtle Diabetes Clinical Skills Training Course is designed to be practical and interactive. It will be run by experienced clinical endocrinologists from across Australia and will focus on everyday clinical skills required in the treatment of diabetes by a consultant physician. The course has been developed in consultation with and supported by, the Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) in Endocrinology at the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP).

To honour Professor John R. Turtle in his retirement, the ADS have resolved that the Course on an ongoing basis will be named The John R Turtle Diabetes Clinical Skills Training Course for Advanced Trainees in Endocrinology.

The 13th ADS-John R. Turtle Diabetes Clinical Skills Training Course will be held on Friday 28 August 2015 from 1:00pm to 5:30pm following the ADS/ADEA Annual Scientific Meeting at the Adelaide Convention Centre in SA.

(Please Note: This Course is by Invitation Only and is for Advanced Trainees in Adult Endocrinology)

Please contact Linda Valenzisi at the ADS Secretariat via email at: linda@diabetessociety.com.au if you have any enquiries regarding the course.


To Pre-Register for the 13th ADS-John R. Turtle Diabetes Clinical Skills Training Course (Currently unavailable to pre-register)

Please click here to view the preliminary program for this years ADS JRT Course.

Please note there is limited places available. Registration to the course closes on TBC. The ADS Secretariat will contact you in due course to confirm your registration. All trainees must also register for the ADS/ADEA Annual Scientific Meeting in Adelaide to attend the JRT Course.

Click here to apply online for the 2015 ADS JRT Course. (Course Registration will open in 2015)