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Diabetes panel: Everyone wins from collaborative care

Activity Outline

Panel Discussion: Diabetes panel: Everyone wins from collaborative care

This talk aims to illustrate the benefits of collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to diabetes management and the crucial role optometrists play in this. The importance of communication across disciplines will also be highlighted. The panel style discussion will demonstrate how collaboration and engagement across disciplines can benefit each other’s clinical decision and ultimately patient outcomes.

The panel will include:

• Lisa Feng, optometrist
• Dr Ann Poynten, endocrinologist
• Associate Professor Audehm, general practitioner
• Marlene Payk, diabetes educator
• Clinical Associate Professor Gerald Liew, ophthalmologist

If you have any questions for our panel, please email

Sponsored Educational Presentation (Optos):

Diabetes eye care 2.0: The evolving gold standard in retinal Imaging with advancing technology - Dr Amira Howari

This presentation will delve into the imperative need for collaborative, multidisciplinary care in managing individuals with diabetes, highlighting the pivotal role of cohesive teamwork among healthcare professionals. It will explore how advancing technology is revolutionising retinal imaging, reshaping the landscape of diabetes eye care with its transformative capabilities. Additionally, the presentation will underscore the critical importance of reliability, repeatability, comparability, and consistency in retinal imaging, emphasising their indispensable role in early detection and proactive management of diabetic retinopathy.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the need for multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to diabetic patient care
  • Appreciate the role optometry play in the management of diabetes and the importance of communication across disciplines
  • Appreciate the need for a collaborative multidisciplinary approach when co-managing people living with diabetes and eye care
  • Understand the impact of advancing technology and retinal imaging
  • Recognise the importance of reliability, repeatability, comparability and consistency with retinal imaging over time and early detection

Max CPD hours awarded: 1.5

Session Information

Diabetes panel: Everyone wins from collaborative care
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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.