ADS Education Courses for Advanced Trainees in Adult Endocrinology

2018 ADS Practical Skills Course

The Australian Diabetes Society is running its annual Practical Skills Course for First Year Trainees in Adult Endocrinology on Saturday 17 February 2018. 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 6 one-hour sessions including small group workshops:

1.Blood glucose monitoring, including behavioural aspects

2.Prescribing diabetes medications

3.Insulin, insulin injector devices and self-injection techniques

4.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. Registration for the course is free of charge, but trainees will need to organise their own travel arrangements (air travel and accommodation) to attend the course. Flights will need to be booked to allow FULL attendance at the course. Please note that the course is being held on the same day as 'White Night' in Melbourne so it is highly recommended that accommodation is booked as early as possible.

Please contact Ms Linda Valenzisi at the ADS Secretariat via email at: linda@diabetessociety.com.au for any enquires regarding the course.

Please download the 2018 ADS Practical Skills Course Flyer - PDF

Register for the 2018 ADS Practical Skills Course

Registrations are now open. Registrations close on Monday 15 January 2018.

Click here to apply online for the 2018 ADS Practical Skills Course

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 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.


16th 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 16th ADS John R Turtle Diabetes Clinical Skills Training Course will be held on Friday 24 August 2018 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 and is for Advanced Trainees in Adult Endocrinology ONLY)

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

To register for the 16th ADS John R Turtle Diabetes Clinical Skills Training Course:

Please download the program for this years ADS JRT Course - PDF

Registration for the course closes on TBC 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 must also register for the ADS/ADEA Annual Scientific Meeting in Adelaide to attend the ADS JRT Course.

Click here to apply online for the 2017 ADS JRT Course (Registrations currently NOT open for the 2018 ADS JRT Course - will open in April 2018)

The Australian Diabetes Society gratefully acknowledges the generous support provided from Servier & Eli Lilly Australia for the ADS JRT Course.