The Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) is a society for research, medical practice and education in Diabetes Mellitus. For consumer information on diabetes we recommend www.diabetesaustralia.com.au
The Australian Diabetes Society is the peak medical and scientific body in Australia working towards improved care and outcomes for people with diabetes. It is an incorporated association and is made up of its members.
The Society was formally established at a meeting held at the Clunies Ross Centre in Melbourne on 9 October 1973 in conjunction with the Scientific Meeting of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. In a time of rapid development in research in diabetes in Australia, it was agreed by senior leaders in the field, that a forum was needed for professionals interested in diabetes as diabetes representation in other endocrine based meetings was as little as 10%.
The Society was formed to include a membership open to any medical graduate or scientist with a declared interest in diabetes, and subsequently to also include any individual with a primary role in professional diabetes care. The membership requirements remain the same today.
The 'aims' or ‘objects’ of the Society are to enhance the welfare of individuals who have diabetes mellitus, including:
The Society’s major focus has always been the annual scientific meeting (ASM). The Society continues to host the ASM in conjunction with the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA), attracting in excess of 1,000 delegates and rotating around the major centres of Australia, and from time to time also meeting in New Zealand. The ASM continues to attract health professionals Australia-wide and from overseas. This forum promotes the exchange of the latest clinical practices and cutting edge research in diabetes with State-of-the-Art lectures, free communication sessions and clinical, scientific and educational symposia. The Kellion Lecturer is the premier award speaker at the ASM.
We invite you to view our website and join our quest to provide best practice care and research to enhance the welfare of people with diabetes mellitus.
Australian Diabetes Society
145 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
Tel: 61-2-9256 5462
Fax: 61-2-9251 8174