Featured Sessions

Financial sustainability for private practice

Time: 11am – 1pm, Thursday 23 August 2018
Venue: Riverbank Room 6, Adelaide Convention and Exhibition Centre

This session presents health professionals in private practices some important areas to ensure financial sustainability for your practices.

Adam Betts from LDB Group will discuss financial performance indicators and measurements, as well as what to look out for financially when you plan to set up and/or maintaining a private practice.

Adam Betts


Adam Betts – Manager, Accounting

Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.

Adam together with a supportive team work as one to deliver a personal friendly service and real results at every stage of your business and your personal affairs. We offer a full suite of services being accounting advisory, superannuation, wealth management, audit, tax consulting, lending & financing, owners’ corporation management and property consulting & management.

Adam has experience in transitioning medical professionals looking to transition from employment to setting up their business.  Adam understands the challenges to starting up a business, so works closely with his clients to keep things simple and provide all of the support needed to allow his clients to do what they do best. As part of his engagements with clients, Adam will help identify the cash flow issues arising when setting up a business, ensure that clients remain compliant with their obligations and will be there every step of the way as their business grows.

If you have any questions or wish to talk about anything that LDB might be able to assist with, please contact Adam Betts on 03 9875 2900.

A research project to understand how dietary fat affects blood glucose levels and how to adjust mealtime insulin therapy in type 1 diabetes to optimise postprandial glycaemia

In November 2016, the ADEA Diabetes Research Foundation granted three research projects:

  1. ‘Optimising mealtime insulin bolusing algorithms’ by Dr Kirstine Bell (University of Sydney): A research project to develop a practical solution, i.e. an app or part of insulin pumps, to help people with type 1 diabetes to adjust their insulin levels after a fatty meal
  2. ‘Not scared of sugar’ by Dr Tammie Choi (Monash University): A research project to enable Chinese Australians with diabetes to live well every day by providing culturally-tailored diabetes education programs in the format that matches their expectations
  3. ‘DiabetesDriving-Australia’ by Dr Steven Trawley (Cairnmillar Institute): A research project to help people with type 1 diabetes to optimise their diabetes management in relation to driving

You are invited to the ADRF Showcase that demonstrates how these research projects can help people with diabetes to live well every day and what these research findings mean for the practice of diabetes education, diabetes care and management:

Time: 11am – 1pm, Thursday 23 August 2018
Venue: Hall B, Adelaide Convention and Exhibition Centre

A panellist discussion will be facilitated at the end of the showcase to answer questions on these research projects and the ADRF funding program

Twitter Masterclass

Time: 10:30am – 11:30am, Wednesday 23 August 2018
Venue: City 1&2, Adelaide Convention and Exhibition Centre

In this masterclass, attendees will be guided through the Twitterverse from basics like ‘what is a Twitter handle’ to exploring the world of tweetchats. The session is aimed towards those who are interested in getting involved on Twitter but don’t know where to start. Please bring along your own device (smartphone or tablet) for this hands-on masterclass.

Ashley Ng


Ashley Ng

Ashley is a diabetes advocate, accredited practicing dietitian and lecturer at La Trobe University. She completed her PhD in the field of mHealth use in diabetes education in young adults with diabetes during life transitions. Through her own lived experiences with the healthcare system and research, she has developed a passion in digital health and chronic disease management. Her area of interests includes developing and integrating mHealth technology into the healthcare system and patient-centered care and quality of life around chronic disease management.