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Health Professionals Seminar – Challenging Complications
This seminar brings you three experts in their fields focusing on three of the biggest
challenges in diabetes complications, prevention and management. Aspects of eye, heart and kidney health will be under the
microscope, with the aim of building health professional’s
knowledge of the importance of early detection of these
complications and how to best manage complications in your
patients for better health outcomes.
Laura Lunardi, Nephrology Nurse Practitioner,
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Kidney Health & Diabetes
Laura will present and discuss on the connecting link between
chronic kidney disease (CKD) and diabetes, the major risk factors
for developing chronic kidney disease, determining the stage of
chronic kidney disease through accurate interpretation of kidney
function test results and outline the adverse outcomes of a
combined Diabetes and CKD diagnosis.
Joanne Tan, PhD, Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, Heart &
Vascular Health Program, SAHMRI
Heart Health & Diabetes
Joanne will present data on molecular regulators that
contribute to diabetes-impaired responses to ischaemia-driven
angiogenesis, the formation of new blood vessels; and discuss
the potential impact of novel biomarkers that may reflect severity
of diabetic vascular complications.
Ben Hamlyn, Optometrist – Flinders Vision
Eye Care & Diabetes
Ben will present on diabetic eye disease – past, present and
future. A look at what is currently happening in diabetic eye
disease management and what the future might hold.
Friday 24 May 2019
Adelaide Convention Centre, City Rooms 1 & 2, North Terrace, Adelaide