ADS Education Courses for Advanced Trainees in Adult Endocrinology

14th 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 14th ADS-John R. Turtle Diabetes Clinical Skills Training Course will be held on Friday 26 August 2016 from 1:00pm to 5:30pm following the ADS/ADEA Annual Scientific Meeting at the Gold Coast Convention Centre in Queensland.

(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 14th ADS-John R. Turtle Diabetes Clinical Skills Training Course

Please contact the ADS Secretariat, Ms Linda Valenzisi via email at linda@diabetessociety.com to pre-regsiter your interest for the 2016 ADS JRT Course.

To Register for the 14th ADS-John R. Turtle Diabetes Clinical Skills Training Course

Please download the Program for this years ADS JRT Course - PDF (Will be available in April 2016)

Please note there is limited places available. Registration to the course closes on Monday 11 July 2016. 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 the Gold Coast to attend the ADS JRT Course.

Click here to apply online for the 2016 ADS JRT Course (Registrations are currently not OPEN - Will be available in March/April 2016)


The Australian Diabetes Society gratefully acknowledges the genrous support from Lilly and Servier of the 2015 ADS JRT Course.


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2016 ADS Practical Skills Course

The Australian Diabetes Society is running its annual Practical Skills Course for First Year Trainees in Adult Endocrinology on Saturday 20 February 2016. 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 (air travel and accommodation) 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 2016 ADS Practical Skills Course

Registrations are now open. Please click on link to register using our online form. Registrations are now closed.

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.