ADS Education Courses for Advanced Trainees in Adult Endocrinology

18th 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 endocrinology trainees. The course is supported by the Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) in Endocrinology from 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 18th ADS John R Turtle Diabetes Clinical Skills Training Course will be held as an online virtual event on Friday 23rd October 2020 from 1:00pm to 5:15pm (AEDT). 

(Please Note: This course is by invitation and is for Advanced Trainees in Adult Endocrinology ONLY)

Please contact Linda Valenzisi at the ADS Secretariat via email at: if you have any enquiries regarding the course.

Please download the program for this year's ADS JRT Course - PDF  

Registration for the course closes on Friday 18th September 2020 but early registration is encouraged as limited places are available. The ADS Secretariat will contact you in due course to confirm your registration. All trainees are also encourage to register for the 2020 Virtual ADS/ADEA Australasian Diabetes Congress that will be held from Wednesday 11 to Friday 13 November 2020.

(Please note that you must register for the ADS JRT Course via the ADS, independently from ADC. Signed-up registrations on the day of the course will not be accepted).

Click here to register online for the 2020 ADS JRT Course

Download the course flyer.

2020 ADS Practical Skills Course

The Australian Diabetes Society is running its annual Practical Skills Course for First Year Trainees in Adult Endocrinology on Saturday 15 February 2020. The Course will be held at the Marriott Hotel in Melbourne. Registration commences at 8:15am. The course starts at 8:45am sharp and finishes at 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) Monitoring glucose levels

2) Prescribing diabetes medications

3) Insulin, insulin injector devices and self-injection technique

4) Programming insulin pumps (with hands-on experience)

5) Inpatient glycaemia, including peri-operative management

6) Managing the diabetic foot (including ulcer management and footwear)

Supervisors are encouraged to advise incoming first year trainees of this course.

Course Details:

Venue: Melbourne Marriott Hotel, Cnr Exhibition & Lonsdale Sts, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Saturday 15 February 2020
Registration Fee:
Registration is free of charge (but trainees will need to organise their own travel arrangements)
Course Times: Registration is from 8:15am to 8:45am; course to commence sharply at 8:45am and will conclude at 5.30pm

Click HERE to download the course flyer

Registration Conditions:

To Register for the ADS Practical Skills Course 2020:

Please click HERE to apply online for the ADS Practical Skills Course 2020

Please contact Ms Linda Valenzisi at the ADS Secretariat via email at: for any enquires regarding the course.

Cancellation: Please provide the ADS Secretariat notice by no later than Monday 3 February 2020 if you are unable to attend the course.

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