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Quality in Diabetes Care (QIDC) Meetings

Quality in Diabetes Care (QIDC) Meetings

The Quality in Diabetes Care (QIDC) Meeting was originally developed by A/Prof Esther Briganti and A/Prof Dennis Engler to provide a forum for trainees to learn by presenting and discussing commonly encountered problems in diabetes care. The first meeting was held in 2016 with trainees from Victoria and Tasmania. With Esther’s and Dennis’ passion and commitment to education, the QIDC has gone from strength to strength such that it has become national with meetings in VIC/TAS, NSW/ACT, QLD/NT, WA and SA. The meetings consist of case-based clinical presentations by endocrinology advanced trainees, fellows and other speciality advanced trainees wanting to enter the program. It is followed by a discussion of relevant evidence and some question time. Trainees are invited to submit abstracts relating to common challenges in diabetes clinical practice and the aim is to think critically about the evidence behind routine practice. The Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) is very proud to be involved with and support the QIDC program. At the Australasian Diabetes Congress (ADS), the best finalist presentation from each State/Territory meeting will be selected to present at ADC and share their presentation in the QIDC session. An overall national winner will be selected.

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Case Studies (Member only access)
QIDC State Meetings


A/Prof Esther Briganti and A/Prof Dennis Engler
Saturday 5th June 2021
A/Prof Sof Andrikopoulos, A/Prof Dev Kevat, A/Prof Georgia Soldato and Dr Kate Duggan




QIDC VIC/TAS Finalists

Dr Lucy Collins (Royal Melbourne Hospital)
Abstract title: Diabetes, driving & glucose.

Dr Sin Dee Yap (Eastern Health)
Abstract title: Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) or type 2 diabetes mellitus?

Dr Laura Donaldson (Royal Melbourne Hospital)
Abstract title: You can teach an older adult new diabetes tricks

Dr Jovitta William (Geelong Endocrinology and Diabetes)
Abstract title: Metformin use in gestational diabetes pregnancy.

Dr Audrey Kong (St Vincent’s Public)
Abstract title: Overview of continuing diabetes technology for procedures in hospitals.



Dr Jack Lockett, Dr Emily Brooks, Dr Matthew Hare and Dr Lisa Hayes
Saturday 5th June 2021
A/Prof Anthony Russell, Dr Anna McLean and Dr Diana MacKay




QIDC QLD/NT Finalists

Dr Julian Pavey (Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital)
Abstract title: Ketosis prone diabetes – is insulin required?

Dr David Ng (Cairns Base Hospital)
Abstract title: Challenges in provision of care for First Nations patients with T1DM in remote communities

Dr Johanna Moraes (Alice Springs Hospital)
Abstract title: Diabetes of the Exocrine Pancreas or Type 3c Diabetes

Dr Dianna Luong (Royal Darwin Hospital)
Abstract title: Providing culturally safe and effective care for Indigenous women with type 2 diabetes in pregnancy

Dr Kate Hawke (Sunshine Coast University Hospital)
Abstract title: Fear of hypoglycaemia



Dr Tang Wong, Dr Sarah Abdo and A/Prof Glynis Ross
Saturday May 29th 2021
Dennis Engler (Vic), Jerry Greenfield (NSW) and Sophie Poulter (Qld)




QIDC NSW/ACT Finalists

Dr Shejil Kumar (St George Hospital)
Abstract title: The five pillars for navigating fasting during Ramadan in pregnant women with diabetes mellitus.

Dr Sarah Chalak (Bankstown Hospital)
Abstract title: Screening for pancreatic pathology in diabetes mellitus

Dr Su Win Htike (The Canberra Hospital)
Abstract title: Steroid induced hyperglycaemia management in the patients with malignancy


Dr Gregory Ong
Friday June 14th 2021
A/Prof Gerry Fegan, Dr Emma Hamilton and Dr Vinutha Shetty




QIDC WA Finalists

Dr Madeleine Haygarth (Royal Perth Hospital)
Abstract title: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic state (HHS): challenges in case recognition and management.

Dr Lauren Tyack (Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital)
Abstract title: Managing patients with unexpected HbA1c results.




Dr Anjana Radhakutty and Dr Jessica Stranks
Thursday 13th May 2021
A/Prof Stephen Stranks, Prof Ian Chapman, A/Prof Peak Mann Mah and Dr Kirsten Campbell




QIDC SA Finalists

Dr Annabelle Hayes (Royal Adelaide Hospital)
Abstract title: What role does Covid-19 play in the diagnosis of new diabetes mellitus?

Dr James McNeil (Lyell McEwin Hospital)
Abstract title: Enteral feeding-induced hyperglycaemia

Dr Nisha Venkatesh (Flinders Medical Centre)
Abstract title: Diabetes mellitus: more than just type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Congratulations to all the winners and see you at the
Australasian Diabetes Congress 2021!

2024 Finalists (VIC/TAS, NSW/ACT, QLD/NT, SA, WA)

VIC/TAS: Dr Cecilia Xu – Management of Diabetes Technology During Labour and Delivery in Type 1 Diabetes
NSW/ACT: Dr Stephanie Baddock – Comparing variable versus fixed rate intravenous insulin infusions in the management of diabetic ketoacidosis
QLD/NT: Dr Áine Peoples – Hyperglycaemia and homelessness – addressing diabetes care in those with no fixed address
SA: Dr Hui Linn Lee – Management of delayed gastric emptying due to glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonist use in the perioperative setting
WA: Dr Michael Hancock – Reshaping the Pyramid: Are Lean Mass hyper Responders Flipping the Scripts on Fats?

2023 Finalists (VIC/TAS, NSW, QLD/NT, SA, WA)

Dr Shelley Vance – Pre conception and Peri-partum Management of Type 2 Diabetes
Dr Mike Lin
Is there a role for practical management of diabetic ketoacidosis without an insulin infusion
Dr Alexandra Matthews – Perioperative Diabetes Management
Dr Andrew Peel – The role of optimising Diabetes in preconception care
Dr Kate Lomax – A case presentation of pre-symptomatic stage 1 type 1 diabetes: general population screening, methods of monitoring and the future

2022 Finalists (VIC/TAS, NSW, QLD/NT, SA, WA)

Dr Claudia Ashkar – Management of type 2 diabetes in young adults
Dr Arunan Sriravindrarajah – The rational use of SGLT2 inhibitors in patients with T1DM
Dr Lauren Burrage – GLP-1 receptor agonists in advanced diabetic nephropathy
Dr Mahesh Umapathysivam – Management of stress induced hyperglycaemia – treatment targets, emerging therapies and screening for subsequent development of type 2 diabetes
Dr James Nolan – Glycation Frustration: Moving HbA1c onwards the Glucose Management Indicator* (Winner)

2021 Finalists (VIC/TAS, NSW, QLD/NT, SA, WA)

Dr Frank Gao – Preconception care in diabetes
Dr Katie Wyld – Eating disorders in type 1 diabetes* (Winner)
Dr Xi May Zhen – Longer-term outcomes in offspring born to mothers treated with metformin during pregnancy
Dr Sathyakala Vijayanand – Double whammy with a silver lining: How to Tackle in Paediatric T1D?’
Dr Mahesh Umapathysivam – Management of stress induced hyperglycaemia – treatment targets, emerging therapies and screening for subsequent development of type 2 diabetes

2020 Finalists (VIC/TAS)

Dr Kate Rassie – “Diabulimia” and friends: recognizing and managing eating disorders in T1DM* (Winner)
Dr Emma Boehm Management challenges in patients with intellectual and developmental disability and newly diagnosed diabetes
Dr Sylvia Xu – A race to arrest type 1 diabetes
Dr Annu Chakrabarti – Continuous subcutaneous infusions of insulin (CSII) with hybrid closed loop technology in pregnancy
Dr Ryan Endall – Re-KA – a review of the literature regarding risk factors and management of recurrent diabetic ketoacidosis
Dr Reetu Gogna – Diabetic autonomic neuropathy

2019 Finalists (VIC/TAS)

Dr Gabby Atlas – Insulin Allergy
Dr Shan Balachandran – MODY: under-diagnosed and under-appreciated* (Winner)
Dr Jessica Disler – Insulin resistance in type 1 diabetes mellitus – mechanisms and treatment strategies
Dr Kate Flentje – Use of Sodium Glucose Cotransporter Inhibitors in Type 1 Diabetes: Risk of Diabetic Ketoacidosis, a case study and review of the literature
Dr Dilan Seneviratne Epa – Managing hyperglycaemic emergencies – To be, or not be glucocentric?

2018 Finalists (VIC/TAS)

Dr Rahul Barmanray – Aspirin(g) To Cardiovascular Protection* (Winner)
Dr Amy Harding – Fracturing in Diabetes: More Common Than You Think
Dr Alicia Jones – Continuous Glucose Monitoring: The Highs And The Lows
Dr Sarah Qian – High and Dry: Managing Diabetes In End Stage Renal Failure
Dr Dilan Seneviratne Epa – Unrecognised Glucocorticoid-Induced Hyperglycaemia In Outpatients: Promoting Safer Prescribing
Dr Sylvia Xu – The Low Carbohydrate Diet in Type One Diabetes: Fad Or Factual?

2017 Finalists (VIC/TAS)

Dr Rahul Barmanray – Getting in the Game: Type 1 Diabetes Management in the Digital Age
Dr Shamil Cooray – Managing a HNF1A-MODY family: management issues through the lifespan* (Winner)
Dr Dahlia Davidoff – To Stress or Not to Stress? – Screening for coronary artery disease in the asymptomatic patient living with T2DM
Dr Matthew Hare – Over-medicalising pregnancy or preventing harm to women and children? A review of diagnostic criteria and treatment targets in gestational diabetes
Dr Lan Lan – Management of patient with Type 1 diabetes and obesity
Dr Kristina Mcdonnell – Review of dietary guidelines for pre-gestational and gestational diabetes


2016 Finalists (VIC/TAS)

Dr Jasna Aleksova – HIV, diabetes and autoimmunity
Dr Anneke Graf – Hypoglycemia
Dr Shanal Kumar – Management of Type 2 Diabetes in Cancer Patients Requiring Glucocorticoids
Dr Barb Paldus – Exercise leading to extra fries -navigating through the dilemma of managing T1DM during sport* (Winner)
Dr Eleanor Thong – Diabetes and bone health
Dr Anna Watts – Severe gastroparesis in patients with diabetes