Saturday 2 April 2022Hyatt Hotel Canberra, 120 Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla ACT 2600
Places are limited. Secure your spot early to avoid disappointment.
Please find below the list of confirmed speakers that will present the plenary sessions and workshops.
General PractitionerView full profile
Dr Ian Brown is a general practice principal in Mawson, Canberra. A Canberra local, he did his undergraduate study at the University of Sydney and Westmead Hospital and then returned to the ACT’s public hospitals to do internship and residency. Along the way, he developed interests in obstetrics and geriatric medicine, and when he entered general practice in 1990, also took up a GP VMO position in Obstetrics at The Canberra Hospital which he held for a decade. Happily, he is still treating many of the women he delivered and their extended families today in his general practice! Since 2000, he has also served on the Board of Management of the Canberra After Hours Locum Medical Service – Canberra’s GP-owned after-hours medical locum service – lobbying for in- and out-of-hours general practice services at local and national levels. An AMA member since 1987 and privileged to also have been a surveyor for a GP accreditation organisation in the past, he is keen to assist in the delivery of relevant professional development options to colleagues, especially regarding the complex clinical needs of Australia’s ageing population.
St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney and Garvan Institute of Medical ResearchView full profile
St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney and Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Professor Roger Chen is a Senior Staff Specialist in Endocrinology at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney and Visiting Scientist at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. His clinical interests are in general endocrinology including diabetes and thyroid disease. His research interests are in diabetes co-morbidities such as mental illness and cognitive impairment.
He is active in post postgraduate and undergraduate medical education and coordinates the endocrinology unit of the Masters of Internal Medicine for the University of Sydney and for the Rebecca Cooper Research Foundation. He is Conjoint Professor, St Vincent’s Clinical School at the University of New South Wales.
School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Tasmania; Head of the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes at the Canberra HospitalView full profile
School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Tasmania; Head of the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes at the Canberra Hospital
Tim is a senior clinician, teacher, researcher and administrator in the field of diabetes and endocrinology. From 2016-2018, he was the Chief Medical Adviser with the Health Products Regulation Group (HPRG) in the Commonwealth Department of Health and a senior Visiting Medical Officer at the Canberra Hospital. He was appointed to the positions of Head of the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes at the Canberra Hospital in November 2018 and interim Head of Canberra Health Services Chronic Disease Management in February 2020.
Tim completed undergraduate medical studies at the University of Sydney and trained in endocrinology at Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He was awarded a National Health & Medical Research Council Postgraduate Medical Scholarship to undertake doctoral studies in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney into hepatic insulin resistance in Type 2 diabetes. For many years he held the positions of Director of Clinical Endocrinology and Head of the Diabetes Centre at the Royal Hobart Hospital and he remains an Adjunct Professor in the School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Tasmania. Tim has been actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and basic and clinical research for over 30 years. Tim’s research interests include the pathophysiology of diabetic complications and their prevention. He has an ongoing research collaboration with investigators at the Menzies School of Population Health at the University of Tasmania, Deakin University’s Faculty of Health and the University of Texas.
Since his move from Tasmania to Canberra in 2016 Tim has also been teaching undergraduate medical students from the Australian National University (ANU) and postgraduate medical officers at the Canberra Hospital. Tim has received several awards for teaching including a Teaching Merit Certificate from the University of Tasmania’s Vice Chancellor. He was awarded the title of Physician Educator of the Year for 2019 by Canberra Health Services. Tim is an examiner at the University of Tasmania and ANU. Additionally, Tim has been a member of several national committees including the Clinical Practice Committee, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee, the HPRG’s Advisory Committee on Medicines and the Medicines’ Scheduling Committee. He has also acted as Chief Medical Officer for the Commonwealth of Australia. Tim was also an officer in the Army Reserves between 2002 and 2012.
Murrumbidgee Local Health District; Co-Chair of the Endocrine NetworkView full profile
Murrumbidgee Local Health District; Co-Chair of the Endocrine Network
Elizabeth Obersteller is a Nurse Practitioner who works with Murrumbidgee Local Health District based in Young with outreach throughout the district. Prior to this Liz has worked in Primary Health General Practice and both Northern Health and ACT Health. Elizabeth has worked with people with diabetes for over 30 years with a strong interest in using the principles of collaboration and co design in meeting the individual needs of the person with diabetes. On a professional level Elizabeth has been an active member of the Australian Diabetes Educators Association including involvement as co-chair of the program organizing committee for the annual conference, chair credentialling committee, involvement with the Agency for Clinical Innovation – as a co-chair for the Endocrine Network and the National Association of Diabetes Centers.
COVID-19 Safety Measures
The Novo Nordisk Meeting Secretariat will work with venues and suppliers to ensure they have current COVID-19 safety procedures in place as per the state and federal recommendations, additional information is available here.
A number of measures have been put in place as part for government guidelines and restrictions as well as in line for COVID safety practices. Further information will be outlined in your registration confirmation, however, please do not hesitate to contact the Meeting Secretariat if you have any questions. Hand sanitiser and face masks will be available for attendees whilst a maximum of five attendees per table will be allowed.