Health Professionals workshops

With the rise in diabetes and the increasing complexity of management, health professionals need to keep abreast of the latest information, advances and technology. Nurses and allied health professionals need to know how to manage their patients with confidence and according to the current evidence-based guidelines.

Our Credentialled Diabetes Nurse Educators and Accredited Practising Dietitians provide a range of innovative programs for health professionals, with the latest information on diabetes, current management, patient-centred care and research.

What we offer

 

Funding to support these programs is provided by the National Diabetes Services Scheme. The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australian Government and administered by Diabetes Australia. The NDSS Agent in Victoria is Diabetes Australia – Vic.

Visit our 2014 Calendar of Events

 


 

Type 1 diabetes update

This new 2 day program is suitable for Division 1 RNs, GPs and Dietitians working in a variety of practice settings who need to have a thorough working knowledge of type 1 diabetes in order to care for patients safely and well.

2015 Melbourne dates

Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 October

Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm
Venue: Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation (ANMF), Carson Conference Centre, Level 7, 540 Elizabeth Street, MELBOURNE VIC 3000

For more information and to regiister click here.


 

Type 2 Diabetes Update

This seminar provides an update on type 2 diabetes management skills and knowledge to better equip those who care and work with people with diabetes in a variety of health care settings.


2015 Melbourne dates

Wednesday 9 Thursday 10 September
Wednesday 18 Thursday 19 November

Time:   
9.00am – 4.30pm
Venue: 
Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation (ANMF), Carson Conference Centre, Level 7, 540 Elizabeth Street, MELBOURNE VIC 3000

For more information and to register click here.

2015 Geelong dates

1-2 September

Time:    9.00am – 4.30pm
Venue:  Simonds Stadium Kardinia Park, (formerly Skilled Stadium), 370 Moorabool Street, GEELONG VIC 3220

For more information and to register click here



 

Diabetes at School and preschool

This seminar offers teachers and school support staff the opportunity to expand their knowledge and become more confident in supporting and facilitating the day to day school experience of children with type 1 diabetes in their care. Sessions will include information about diabetes and diabetes management and practical workshops covering a variety of specialised topics in more detail including monitoring, camps, pumps and excusions.

2015 Ballarat dates

Friday 20 November

Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm
For more information and to register click here

2015 Gippsland dates

5 June

Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm
For more information and to register click on  Diabetes in School Seminars (PDF 383 KB)


2015 Melbourne dates


Tuesday 16 June (booked out)

 

Thursday 15 October

 

Wednesday 22 July

 

Thursday 5 November


Thursday 13 August

 

Tuesday 24 November


Tuesday 8 September


Tuesday 8 December


Time:
9.00am – 4.00pm
Venue: Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation (ANMF), Level 7, Carson Conference Centre, 540 Elizabeth Street, MELBOURNE VIC 3000

For more information and to register click here


2015 Mildura dates

Tuesday 20 October

Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Venue: Sunraysia Community Health Services, Ramsay Court, Mildura, (off 10th St, Between Walnut and Ontario Avenue, Upon arrival please present to Reception

For more information and to register, click here


2015 Geelong dates

5 August


Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Venue: Deakin University Medical School, TTR Building, Lecture Theatre, Ryrie Street, Geelong VIC 3220

For more information and to register click here

2015 Sale dates

Tuesday 10 November

For more information and to register click here

2015/16 Warragul dates

5 June
23 October
12 February 2016

Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Venue: West Gippsland Hospital, Community Rehabilitation Centre & Allied Health Services Building, Landsborough Street, WARRAGUL

For more information and to register click here



 

Become a Supermarket Tour Leader

We coordinate supermarket tours for people with diabetes across Victoria. Tour leaders are dietitians supported and trained by DA – Vic.

If you are interested in conducting tours, we support you in the following ways:

  • Comprehensive leader's manual
  • Take bookings and confirm registrations
  • Provide participant show-bags
  • Promote tours in our member magazine and on our website

If you are a dietitian interested in becoming a tour leader, contact  Adele Mackie  or call  (03) 9667 1727.



Diabetes in Aged Care Setting

This is an interactive half day workshop for enrolled nurses and personal care attendants caring for people with diabetes in a variety of residential and support setings.

Topics covered:

  • What is diabetes and how diabetes is managed
  • Food choices for people with diabetes in residential care
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Managing hypo/hyperglycaemia and sick days
  • Complications of diabetes


2015 Melbourne dates

Tuesday 15 September

Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Venue: Diabetes Australia Victoria, 51 Leicester Street, CARLTON VIC 3053

2015 Geelong Dates

Tuesday 20 October

Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Venue: Diabetes Australia-Vic (Geelong), Tenancy 6 (First Floor), 75 Roslyn Road, BELMONT VIC 3216

For more information and to register click here



Diabetes for Disability Support Workers


This is an interactive half day workshop for disability support workers working with and caring for people with diabetes in a  variety of residential and support setings.


2015 Melbourne dates

Tuesday 2 June
Tuesday 13 October

Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Venue: Diabetes Australia Victoria, 51 Leicester Street, CARLTON VIC 3053

2015 Geelong dates

Tuesday 19 May

Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Venue: Diabetes Australia–Vic, Tenancy 6, First Floor, 75 Roslyn Road, BELMONT VIC 3216

For information and to register click here


 

Carbohydrate Counting Workshop for Dietitians and Diabetes Nurse Educators

This half day workshop  is designed to provide dietitians and diabetes educators with practical skills in estimating the quantity of carbohydrate in various foods and applying this information to their client education. Practical exercises will include calculating carbohydrate in cooked and raw foods using a variety of techniques including food models and the analysis of food labels.

2015 Melbourne dates

Wednesday 26 August
Thursday 29 October

Time: 9.00am–1.30pm
Venue: Diabetes Australia – Vic, 51 Leicester Street, CARLTON VIC 3053

For more information and to register click here


 

Support Day

This full day workshop is designed for health professionals involved in the direct care and support for patients with type 1 diabetes who have completed the DAFNE program. Find out more about OzDAFNE.


 

DA-Vic and Baker IDI Health Professional Symposium 2015

DA–Vic, in partnership with Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute, is again hosting this key educational event for diabetes nurse educators, dietitians and diabetes health professionals in 2015.

Date:  Friday 22 May 2015
Venue: Clarendon Auditorium, Level 2, Melbourne Exhibition Centre, 2 Clarendon Street, South Wharf Vic 3006

For more information and to register click here


 

 

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