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June webinar

03 May 2022

The Diabetes in Pregnancy Special Interest Group welcomes you to an online study session: Wednesday 1st June 2022, 4pm - 6pm Hapū Māmā and the Challenges of Type 1 Diabetes This session will include four presentations covering the complexities associated with diabetes in pregnancy.

The Diabetes in Pregnancy Special Interest Group welcomes you to an online study session: Wednesday 1st June 2022, 4pm - 6pm

Hapū Māmā and the Challenges of Type 1 Diabetes

This session will include four presentations covering the complexities associated with diabetes in pregnancy.

About the Speakers:
Elaine Chong is a NZ-registered dietitian. Elaine worked in general medicine, renal, spinal, and diabetes before specializing in Diabetes in Pregnancy. During her 16 years in Diabetes in Pregnancy, she helped shape the Counties'
dietetic model of care based on the value of empowerment. She pioneered the dietetic group education, formed and chaired the national Dietitian DiP Sig network, contributed to the dietetic documentation development in MCIS (the
national maternal IT system), co-authored the first NZ national nutritional standard of care for GDM, developed the trained-the-trainer nutrition education program for pregnant women at risk of developing GDM, and co-developed pre-conception resources for Maori and Pacific women. Since February this year, Elaine has worked full-time in her private practice and as a certified coach.

Dr Derek Sherwood MBChB(Otago) FRCS(Ed). FRANZCO, is an ophthalmologist with a special interest in paediatric ophthalmology working in Nelson. He also has a long history of involvement in diabetic retinopathy screening in NZ, setting up the Mobile DR photoscreening service in Tai Tokerau in 1992, chairing the first DR screening guideline group and serving on the review group that reviewed these guidelines which remain in place today. He also has a special interest in healthcare leadership and governance and has led a number of organisations including Save Sight NZ, Ophthalmology NZ, NZ Branch RANZCO and The Council of Medical Colleges NZ.

Dr Janet Alison Rowan, MB ChB 1982 Lpool; FRACP 1995, is a general medicine physician who has worked in diabetes in pregnancy for over 20 years ago while specialising in obstetric medicine. Her clinical work has been predominantly
within the maternity diabetes service at National Women's Hospital. Since working in the maternity diabetes service, Janet has also been a clinical researcher. She was the Principal Investigator for the metformin in gestational diabetes (MiG) trial and subsequent The Offspring Follow Up (TOFU). She has an interest in understanding the potential role of HbA1c in pregnancy as well as examining how we can best identify and triage women who develop GDM. Janet has also been involved in many international Diabetes in Pregnancy groups (ADIPS, DPSG, and IADPSG) and is supportive of the NZSSD DiP SIG.

Dr Laurie Wing MBChB, FRACP, is an endocrinologist and general physician at Nelson Hospital. She completed her Endocrinology and General Medical training in Auckland and the Waikato. She has a special interest in diabetes in pregnancy, in particular the management of type 1 diabetes. She is also involved with the management of endocrine pathology in pregnancy, including thyroid and pituitary disorders. Laurie worked as a consultant Endocrinologist in Tauranga, before moving to Nelson in 2016. The Nelson DiP service manages around 200 patients annually with gestational, type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Laurie is also passionate about registrar training and is the current director of physician education in Nelson.

Moderator: Helen Tippler
Karakia: Elizabeth Lewis-Hills

General Information
Registrations: register
Registrations Close: Friday 28th May 2022
Costs: Free for NZSSD members (you must still register for the webinar)
$80 for allied health and nursing/$150 for physicians 

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Seminar Presentation: A Zoom webinar link will be provided to registrants. The webinar will be available on the NZSSD member website AFTER the webinar has occurred.