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ECOV/SA Diabetes: Collaborative Care in Action - Inter-professional Diabetes Webinar

Date: 1/08/2022 (AEST)

Venue: Live Webinar - Online (ZOOM)

Provider: Optometry Vic/SA

Contact: Lisa Busuttil, [E], [P] 0396529101

Learning Objectives

  • For individual health providers to understand the referral process (i.e. what is required and at what point referrals are made) both clinically and practically from the perspective of various other health professionals that are involved in managing patients with diabetes
  • Explore the nuances of developing and maintaining relationships with other health professionals
  • Understand the expertise, skills & role of all health professionals involved in the care of patients with diabetes in order to optimise care & channel available resources where & when most needed

Max CPD hours awarded: 2 quality assured clinical hours for Optometry Australia members

Session Information

Diabetes: Collaborative Care in Action - Inter-professional Diabetes
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Duration of CPD Session/Module inclusive of Assessment Component

Diabetes: Collaborative Care in Action Webinar

Presented by Early Career Optometry Victoria South Australia

In collaboration with:

We believe that patient-centred care through high-level multi-disciplinary collaborative care is the best model of care. However, anecdotally we hear that early career health professionals would like to better understand how to develop and maintain these relationships.

This inter-professional webinar is an opportunity to better understand what role other health professionals have in the diabetes space as well as explore in the form a case-study based panel discussion how to build relationships and networks with local health professionals.

Our Speakers:

Ann Bush
Ann Bush has been working as a Registered Nurse Credentialled Diabetes Educator for over 25 years. Ann has experience as a Diabetes Educator Clinical Nurse Specialist in the public and private hospital and community health sector. She currently runs a private diabetes education practice in regional Victoria. She is a director on the Australian Diabetes Educators Board and sits on a number of committees and expert advisory groups.

Associate Professor Malcolm Clark
Malcolm is a fulltime GP, the Medical Director for the 26 IPN medical centres in Victoria and Consultant Clinical Director of Sonic Clinical Trials. Malcolm is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of General Practice and teacher at Melbourne Medical School since 2000. He is an early career researcher at the department of General Practice, Melbourne Medical School, and is building a research career at the University of Melbourne Department of General Practice, most recently in translation of primary care cancer research into general practice, as well as data driven quality improvement for GPs. He has been a GP in his local area for over 25 years with special interests in aged care medicine, teaching, GP research, hockey, a lovely family and fine wine.

José Estevez
José works as an optometrist and lecturer at Flinders’ School of Optometry and Ophthalmology Department and is a Research Fellow within SAHMRI’s Aboriginal Health Equity Theme.

He dedicates his clinical and research efforts to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health. While only early in his career, Mr Estevez has shown dedication and commitment to Indigenous health and is a key advocate for the health of priority populations across South Australia.

Madeline Freeman
South Australian based accredited practising dietician

Maddie Freeman holds a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) from Flinders University and a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education from Deakin University. She has worked with people living with and at risk of diabetes as both an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Credentialed Diabetes Educator. She has worked at Diabetes SA for the past three years delivering one-on-one and group education to people living with all types of diabetes, those at risk of diabetes and raising awareness amongst the community.

Dr Rajna Ogrin
Trained as a clinical podiatrist, Rajna worked across the majority of health and aged care sectors: community health, acute hospital, home, private and residential aged care settings.

Early in this role, she identified gaps in the delivery of evidence-based clinical practice, particularly in people with diabetes related foot complications.  She went on to do a PhD, focusing on improving wound healing and nerve function in older people and people with diabetes, followed by post-doctoral work in Canada setting up and evaluating an interprofessional diabetes foot ulcer team.

Rajna is currently Chair of the Primary Care Diabetes Society of Australia.

Sabine Ostrowski
Sabine Ostrowski is an Optometrist and graduate of the University of Melbourne.

With a keen interest in public health, Sabine joined the MDFA in 2019 as an eye health educator after a career in clinical practice and is now the National Manager – Healthcare Relations.

She is the Chair of the Prevention and Early intervention Committee and Member of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Committee for V2020A

Caroline Wells
Caroline is Director Health Advisory and Research for Diabetes Australia and manages the Diabetes Australia operations in Tasmania, as Chief Executive Officer of Diabetes Tasmania.

She has extensive experience in leadership roles in the private health sector and is also currently Deputy Chair of the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Tasmania.

She has a Master of Business Administration from Deakin University and is a Graduate of the Institute of Company Directors.

Associate Professor Peter van Wijngaarden
Peter is an ophthalmologist and scientist with research interests in diabetic retinopathy, Alzheimer’s disease and retinal imaging biomarker discovery.

He is Deputy Director of the Centre for Eye Research Australia and an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Melbourne.

He is a founding Steering Committee Member and Clinical Director of KeepSight, a national system to increase diabetic eye checks.

ECOV/SA Diabetes: Collaboration in Action Evaluation Form

Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation Optometry Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.