2019 ADIPS Annual Scientific Meeting

Dear Colleagues and Friends

On behalf of the organising committee, it is with great pleasure that I invite you to the harbourside city of Sydney for the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society.  This meeting will be held at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, from August 23rd to 25th. 

We are delighted to welcome our Plenary Speaker, Professor Fidelma Dunne, Professor of Medicine at the National University of Ireland and a Consultant Endocrinologist at Galway University Hospital.  Prof Dunne has been actively involved in research, including the EMERGE, DALI, CONCEPTT and EVOLVE trials, and is the current President of the International Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Group (IADPSG). She will delivery two plenary presentations, on pregnancy outcomes for women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and the evidence behind, andimpact of, differing GDM criteria worldwide. We also have a wide range of collaborating speakers, with representatives both local and interstate, as well as talks from physicians, obstetricians, diabetes educators, midwives and a consumer representative.

There will be a conjoint afternoon plenary with the Australian Diabetes Society on Friday 23rd August, examining the maternal and fetal programming effects of gestational diabetes, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and chronic disease on long term health outcomes.

The main themes for this meeting include:

  • Maternal and Fetal Programming of Chronic Disease
  • Optimising outcomes in Women with Diabetes in Pregnancy
  • Technology: What, When and How?
  • Guideline Updates: Therapeutic Guidelines, ADIPS and HAPO
  • Strategies for managing tricky antenatal scenarios: early testing, dietary challenges, steroids and timing of delivery and breastfeeding

In addition to an educational and informative meeting, there will be opportunities to review new research and clinical guidelines and update your knowledge of emerging new technologies available for those with pre-existing diabetes in pregnancy.

Our social calendar provides opportunities to reconnect with friends and colleagues over welcome drinks, as well as dinner “with a twist” in Darling Harbour.  And being in the heart of Sydney provides delegates with an opportunity to experience some of the iconic landmarks of the city we call home!

We look forward to seeing you at the ICC in August,

Warm regards

Amanda Beech
Convenor for the Local Organising Committee
On behalf of Sarah Price, Victoria Rudland and Arianne Sweeting


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