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PROF RICHARD O’BRIEN

Endocrinologist

Austin Hospital

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PROF RICHARD O’BRIEN

Endocrinologist

Austin Hospital

Professor Richard O’Brien is Clinical Dean of Medicine at the University of Melbourne, Austin Clinical School. He is also a senior Endocrinologist and Director of the Lipid Service, Austin Health, and holds the position of visiting Scientist at the Baker Heart Research Institute. Over the last 10 years Prof O’Brien’s research work has focussed mainly on aspects of atherosclerosis in diabetes including lipid abnormalities and endothelial dysfunction and he has authored numerous scientific papers on these subjects. Richard O’Brien is a past President of the Australian Atherosclerosis Society and is currently a Council Member and membership secretary of the Asia Pacific Society of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Diseases. He is currently chair of the Australian Diabetes Society’s Lipid Guidelines Committee. In addition to his undergraduate responsibilities in his role as Clinical Dean, Richard O’Brien is strongly committed to post graduate teaching, and has a long standing interest in continuing education for general practitioners. He is frequently invited to speak at educational and scientific meetings in Australia and overseas. Prof. O’Brien also continues to be involved in direct patient care on a day to day basis and maintains ongoing research interests at the Baker Institute and at the Austin Hospital.

A/PROF SARAH GLASTRAS

Endocrinologist

Royal North Shore Hospital.

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A/PROF SARAH GLASTRAS

Endocrinologist

Royal North Shore Hospital.

A/Prof Sarah Glastras is a clinician researcher who works as a Staff Specialist in Endocrinology at the Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney and holds a conjoint appointment as an academic Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney. She also consults in a busy private endocrinology practice in St Leonards. Dr Glastras completed her PhD studies in 2016 at the Kolling Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney on the role of maternal obesity in predisposing offspring towards chronic disease, and continues foetal programming research as a NHMRC Early Career Fellow. In addition to her basic science research, she is involved in many clinical studies in the areas of diabetes and obesity, with a special interest in pregnancy. She is leading a clinical study investigating the role of biomarkers in predicting preeclampsia in women with type 1 diabetes in pregnancy, funded by a JDRF Mentored Clinician Researcher Fellowship and supported by Diabetes Australia. She chairs the Complex Medical Management in Pregnancy Working Group within the Northern Sydney Local Health District

KERRY PORTER

Nurse Practitioner, Credentialed Diabetes Educator

Brisbane

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KERRY PORTER

Nurse Practitioner, Credentialed Diabetes Educator

Brisbane

Kerry has over 20 yrs experience working in diabetes and other chronic diseases. She is an endorsed Nurse Practitioner, credentialed Diabetes Educator, asthma educator and a midwife. She has vast experience working with children and adults with Type 1, Type 2, insulin pump therapy and diabetes in pregnancy. Kerry is passionate about helping people live the best lives they can.

A/PROF GARY KILOV

General Practitioner

Launceston

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A/PROF GARY KILOV

General Practitioner

Launceston

Associate professor Gary Kilov is a founding member of both the The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Diabetes specific interest group and the primary care diabetes society of Australia (PCDSA). He is a contributor to the RACGP diabetes handbook (2012-20). He is a member of several NDSS (National Diabetes Supply Scheme) Expert Reference Groups He is the past editor in chief of the PCDSA journal Associate Professor Kilov shares his time between Launceston treating the full spectrum of patients with diabetes and obesity related conditions and providing peer to peer and medical undergraduate education on diabetes and related conditions. He is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate education both within Australia and internationally. He is widely published in peer reviewed journals on topics covering diabetes, obesity and respiratory medicine.