La Trobe University Diabetes Research Symposium

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To share diabetes related research currently happening at La Trobe and to network with other diabetes researchers across the University.

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Welcome! We are proud to present our inaugural La Trobe University Diabetes Research Symposium, funded by the Research Culture Grant from the Research, Education and Development team.

From this event, we aim to share diabetes-related research from La Trobe academic staff and HDR students while providing a networking opportunity to foster future collaborations.

The day will be broken up into a morning and afternoon session; each with a keynote speaker, short research presentations from staff and HDR students followed by breakout room discussions and a chance to get to meet others. Prizes will be awarded to the best presentation and best discussion during each session.

Places are limited and are exclusive to staff and students of La Trobe University, so make sure you register asap! Zoom link to follow.

Abstract Submissions Now Open!

Head to to submit your abstract before Friday 18th of September for your chance to present and share your work at the symposium.

Our Keynote Speakers

Professor Timothy Skinner

Professor Skinner trained as a health psychologist in the UK, moving to Australia in 2007. He has an international reputation for his work in the psycho-social aspects of diabetes and diabetes prevention. He has developed self-management support programs, one of which is now delivered as part of routine diabetes care in UK, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand and Australia, where he recently completed a trial of this program for Indigenous Australians. Recently his work has expanded to include the role of sleep in explaining disparities in health.

Dr Crystal Lee

Dr Lee's research interest involves the use of large datasets from data pooling projects and health administrative records to study chronic disease epidemiology. As part of the DETECT-2 study, her work has been translated by the World Health Organisation into an international guideline; consequently, the HbA1c diagnostic test for diabetes became a Medicare item. This year, she received a Diabetes Australia Research Program grant to study medication adherence using the 45 and Up Study data with linkage to health administrative records.

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