2013 Symposium for Behavioural Research in Diabetes
The Symposium for Behavioural Research in Diabetes is hosted by The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes, a partnership for better health between Diabetes Australia – Victoria and Deakin University. The Centre is proud to partner for this event with national and international societies: ASPRID, BRIDGE and PSAD.
The purpose of this symposium is to offer a unique opportunity for clinicians and researchers to learn about the latest research in behavioural diabetes. In addition, the symposium also offers a forum to network with your peers and our expert speakers. Sharing knowledge contributes to the growth of ideas, facilitates collaborations and creates opportunities to improve research, services, and support of people with diabetes.
Key Themes and Speakers
- Improving emotional well-being in people with diabetes: reflections for research and clinical practice
- Attending to the needs of special groups
- Preventing the most feared complications
- Sustainable solutions to manage the type 2 diabetes epidemic
Confirmed speakers as of 7 August 2013 include:
- Professor Lawrence Fisher (University of California, San Francisco)
- Professor François Pouwer (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)
- Dr Gwyneth Rees (Centre for Eye Research Australia)
- Professor Timothy Skinner (Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory)
- Professor Helen Skouteris (Deakin University, Victoria)
- Professor Richard Holt (University of Southampton, UK)
- Professor Jane Spieght (ACBRD, Deakin University, Victoria)
- Professor Laurie Ruggiero (University of Illinois, Chicago, USA)
- Professor David Kavanagh (Queensland University of Technology, Queensland)
- Professor Brian Oldenburg (Monash University, Victoria)
Dates and Location
29 November - 30 November 2013
The Brighton Savoy
150 The Esplanade
Brighton Victoria 3186
In addition to a stimulating symposium, we have built in several opportunities for networking with your colleagues and with our speakers.
On Friday 29th November: A wine reception will be held at The Brighton Savoy on the evening from 6.30pm (following the symposium opening address and first session). The wine reception is complimentary for symposium registrants. Following this, there will be informal dinner arrangements. Reservations will be made for small groups at local restaurants. Details will be displayed at the Symposium, so that you can sign up to join a small group of colleagues for dinner. Please note that dinner will be at your own expense – you may need to bring cash, as most restaurants will not split bills (particularly on a Friday evening).
On Saturday 30th November: Please also join us for the official Symposium Dinner at the 37˚ South restaurant, Royal Brighton Yacht Club. Dinner is from 7:00pm. This is a great opportunity for networking with like-minded colleagues over a delicious meal, at a fantastic location with excellent bay views. This waterfront restaurant is a 3 minute walk from The Brighton Savoy.
Who should attend?
The Behavioural Research Symposium 2013 will be of interest to researchers, health professionals, policy makers and industry representatives who are interested in the behavioural and psychological aspects of living with diabetes. If you are attending the World Diabetes Congress in Melbourne in December 2013, consider adding this symposium to your itinerary to make the most of your visit!
Download full symposium program (correct as of 4 September 2013)
Registration and Fees
The registration form can be downloaded from here.
Participants are required to register by completing and returning the completed registration form to the ACBRD via:
Post: ACBRD, 570 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Due to the need to advise the venue of catering arrangements, the last day to register for the symposium is Friday 15 November. Book early to take advantage of 'early bird' rates.
Your registration will be complete once payment is received. A confirmation of registration will be issued to all participants within five working days of registering. Please contact +61 0(3) 8648 1844 or email@example.com if you have not received your confirmation within the mentioned timeframe. All changes to your registration must be received in writing (email acceptable).
Registration prices* include: Symposium attendance on Friday and Saturday; Lunch and refreshments on each of these days; welcome reception on Friday evening; and the networking dinner on Saturday. There are two payment options for registration fees. You will need to indicate your preferred method of payment on the registration form.
(Closes 30 September)
(1 October onwards)
|Student Full Registration||$190||$240|
*All prices include GST
Any questions about the symposium can be directed to:
Ms Claudia Gasch
Phone: +61 (0)3 8648 1844
Fax: +61 (0)3 9667 1778
Postal address: 570 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne Vic 3000