Forthcoming diabetes symposium

General Practice and Primary Health Care Academic Centre
at The University of Melbourne, Australia
are delighted to host an academic satellite symposium during the upcoming International Diabetes Federation World Diabetes Congress in Melbourne.

Diabetes care delivered by General Practitioners and the primary health care team can achieve disease outcomes comparable to the specialist setting. Primary care is the ideal place to provide holistic care for people with type 2 diabetes. Yet as many people with type 2 diabetes remain out of target for glucose and other risk factor markers, innovation in care delivery is still needed to achieve the best health outcomes for our patients.

The academic satellite symposium aims to showcase international perspectives of innovative ways of organising diabetes care in primary care. This is an opportunity to discuss the strengths of each of a number of different models of care and reflect on how they may be used to achieve the best possible outcomes for all people with type 2 diabetes.



Prof Kamlesh Khunti, University of Leicester, UK
Prof Simon Griffin, University of Cambridge, UK
Dr John Furler, University of Melbourne, Australia
Dr Irene Blackberry, University of Melbourne, Australia


Official Academic Satellite Symposium of the 2013 World Diabetes Congress
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There will be no charge for congress participants to attend this symposium. Numbers are strictly limited. Please register your interest early.

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The symposium will be co-convened by Prof Doris Young and Dr John Furler, General Practice and Primary Health Care Academic Centre, The University of Melbourne


Symposium program is now available.

For updates on the symposium, please email Dr Irene Blackberry (