About the Australian Diabetes Society

The Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) – is the peak national medical and scientific body in Australia for diabetes. The ADS is a member-based organisation consisting of health professionals (endocrinologists, diabetes educators, primary care physicians and allied health professionals) as well as clinical and preclinical researchers. The ADS mission is to prevent diabetes and its complications; provide excellence in education for health professionals; promote collaboration, research and education; work with other organisations committed to improved diabetes treatment and care and advocate for health policies around diabetes and its prevention.

ADS Vision


To be the leading society for research, medical practice and education in diabetes.

ADS Mission


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The Society hosts an Annual Scientific Meeting in conjunction with the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA), attracting in excess of 1,800 delegates and rotating around the major centres of Australia, and from time to time also meeting in New Zealand. The ASM continues to attract health professionals Australia-wide and from overseas. This forum promotes the exchange of the latest clinical practices and cutting edge research in diabetes with State-of-the-Art lectures, free communication sessions and clinical, scientific and educational symposia.