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Diabetes Education Workshop

The Diabetes Education Workshop is on Thursday 21 March at Dubbo Zoo. It provides an opportunity to develop clinical management and education skills to support your patients living with diabetes and make connections with like-minded colleagues.

Healthcare professionals pursuing diabetes education qualifications and Aboriginal health practitioners and Aboriginal health practitioners in Western and Far West NSW are invited to a free clinical skills workshop in Dubbo. The workshop is supported by the University of Technology Sydney, Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council of NSW, and the Care Partnership – Diabetes program.

The workshop will have a capacity for 30 participants who are interested in developing or refreshing diabetes clinical skills including:

  • Glucose monitoring – including flash and insulin injections
  • HbA1c testing
  • Conducting group diabetes education – with ‘Magnetic Man’
  • Cultural empathy in diabetes communication
  • Case studies involving patients with missed diabetes emergencies, and Low A1c

When: Thursday 21 March 2024
Time: 9am- 3pm (4pm for UTS students)
Where: Savannah Room, Taronga Zoo Obley Rd, Dubbo NSW 2830

The workshop facilitators are:
Dr Marlene Payk, Nurse Practitioner, Credentialled Diabetes Educator, Registered Nurse
Dr Shannon Lin, Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian, Credentialled Diabetes Educator
Grace Ward, Aboriginal Health Practitioner, Diabetes Educator

Who is the workshop for?

  • Health professionals working or studying in Western or Far West NSW in the following categories
    are eligible to register:
  • Scholarship (CP-D or HWSP) recipients pursuing postgraduate courses in diabetes education
    – even if they haven’t started the course
  • UTS Grad Cert Diabetes Education and Management students
    Aboriginal health practitioners working in ACCHS, LHD, GP practice or other settings.

Find the full document here.