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APS Newsletter October 2023

APS Newsletter October 2023

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Newsletter October 2023

August 2023 AGM

Minutes of our AGM will be available on the APS website shortly. The new Executive Committee for the next 2 years is:


Dr Jo McCubbin (also NRHA Representative) – from Sale, VIC


Associate Professor Paul Bauert – Darwin, Northern Territory


Dr Peter Goss (and Chair of Diabetes and Allergy Interest groups) – Geelong, Victoria

Secretary and Immediate Past President

Dr Tim Warnock – Cairns, QLD

Committee Members

Dr Nigel Stewart – Adelaide, SA (also RACP Policy and Advocacy Rep)

Dr Mark De Sousa – Nowra, NSW

Dr David McDonald – Port Macquarie, NSW

Dr Peter Beggs – Mildura, VIC

The committee acknowledges the major contribution of Dr Alan Kerrigan and Dr Will Goss who have stepped down from the committee.


15TH APS-ISPAD Diabetes Workshop

This was successfully held on October 6/7 at the Playford Hotel, Adelaide and virtually online. There were a few technical hiccoughs at the start of the meeting, but all planned sessions were completed including the overseas speakers input. Highlights include a general discussion about Diabetes in School, the new innovations in pump therapy, and a new care audit tool, Diabeasy. Updates in Type1 Diabetes care, the “SWIIM program” from John Hunter Hospital and some different Models of T1 care were presented. Some photographs will beincluded on our website soon.



We continue to contribute to discussions federally regarding rural and regional workforce development and Peter Goss has submitted a detailed paper on Diabetes care particularly type 1 patients to the Federal Health Minister.

We hope to get some more programs up and running in the near future. The next executive committee Zoom meeting will have a full agenda.

Best wishes to everyone with Christmas fast approaching.

Dr Tim Warnock

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