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CGM Access Summit Speakers & Moderators

CGM Access Summit

Check out our expert line up of speakers and moderators locked in for the CGM Access Summit.


Jodie Andonopoulos

Senior clinical specialist, Medtronic

Jodie Andonopoulos is a Senior Clinical Specialist at Medtronic. Jodie has worked at Medtronic since 2012 in various areas of NSW, assisting patients moving onto Medtronic technology and educational sessions for healthcare professionals.

Prior to this Jodie worked as a paediatric intensive care registered nurse at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead for over five years.

Jodie has also lived with type 1 diabetes for 26 years and is very passionate about assisting others living with this condition.


Justine Cain

Group chief executive officer, Diabetes Australia

Ms Cain joined Diabetes Australia as the Group CEO in November 2021. Ms Cain has more than two decades of senior executive experience within the health and human services sectors, and her experience includes executive management roles in Operations and Strategy for one of Australia’s largest health insurers, Director of Integration with a national assistive technology company within the Aged Care and Disability Sectors, as well as significant experience leading large scale national health services.

Ms Cain has had a distinguished career leading complex organisations, including key business units of Medibank, as well as experience on the Board of Uniting Care Queensland and the Queensland Advisory Board for the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

Ms Cain’s major achievements with Medibank included winning and running the national $1.3 billion Garrison Health Services contract which provided the full range of health services for the Australian Defence Forces in Australia. Under her leadership the tender grew to $2 billion over the life of the contract.


Susan Davidson

Chief executive officer, Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA)

Susan Davidson, B Ec, B HSc, has held management positions in the corporate, public and not-for-profit sectors, most recently in health and diabetes.

Susan was appointed CEO of the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) in May 2019. She previously held the position of General Manager NDSS with Diabetes Australia from 2009 to 2018, managing a budget of $42 million and overseeing delivery of products, services, education and assistance nationally to more than 1.3 million people with diabetes as well as delivery of education and information to health professionals.

In her spare time, Susan is heavily involved in community-building and events, holding leadership positions in several organisations.


Dr Jane Holmes-Walker

Staff specialist to Westmead Hospital & clinical associate professor of Sydney University

Jane was appointed as a staff specialist to Westmead Hospital in 1998 and is a clinical associate professor of Sydney University. She is Chair of the Advanced training Committee in Endocrinology and previously an Executive of the Australian Diabetes Society.

Jane manages over 300 people on insulin pump therapy across all age groups, and has a number of patients who use continuous glucose monitoring full time. She is one of the lead clinicians involved in islet cell transplant therapy for people with severe hypoglycemia unawareness since it was first performed in Australia in 2002, and has supervised over 150 islet transplant grafts. She is an investigator for the Australasian Diabetes Data Network which collects longitudinal data on youth and adults with type 1 diabetes. Research is in clinical management of severe hypoglycemia and applicability of T2D therapies to prevent vascular disease in T1D. 


Samantha Oxenham

Senior professional education manager for AMSL (a subsidiary of Dexcom)

Samantha has been employed at AMSL Diabetes for over 12 years. She is a credentialled diabetes educator (CDE), an accredited practising dietitian, and has lived with type 1 Diabetes for 36 years. Nothing gives Sam more pleasure than seeing the positive change in people’s quality of life from using Dexcom G6 CGM and the Tandem t:slim X2 insulin pump.

Outside of work, Sam lives in the gorgeous Sunshine Coast in QLD with her husband and two young children.


Renza Scibilia

Head of Communities and International Affairs, Diabetes Australia

Renza Scibilia has lived with type 1 diabetes since 1998, and has used an insulin pump for 21 years and CGM for over 10 years. She is a diabetes advocate and activist, and is the Head of Communities and International Affairs at Diabetes Australia. She has worked for diabetes organisations for the last twenty years, promoting a person-centred approach to the development, design and delivery of diabetes technologies, services, resources, research and education programs.

Renza has extensive experience as a consultant, facilitator, presenter, and media spokesperson and is frequently invited to speak at conferences where she speaks about topics including peer support in diabetes management, diabetes technology, and why communication matters in diabetes and healthcare. She is the author of Diabetogenic and a regular contributor to many online and print health publications.


Dr Jennifer Snaith

Staff specialist endocrinologist at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney

Dr Snaith is a staff specialist endocrinologist at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney and leads their newly established young adult diabetes transition service. She is completing a PhD through the University of New South Wales on the topic of insulin resistance in type 1 diabetes. She is conducting the INTIMET study, a clinical trial examining the impact of metformin through the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. Jen is a recipient of the NHMRC post-graduate scholarship, co-funded by Diabetes Australia.

Her main clinical interests are type 1 diabetes, metabolic and cardiovascular health.


Peta Tauchmann

Credentialled diabetes educator (CDE) and diabetes nurse practitioner

Peta commenced her career in diabetes education in 1998 and quickly developed a love for teaching people about diabetes and self-management. In 2003 she established Brisbane Diabetes Education Services and in 2015 was endorsed as a nurse practitioner specialising in diabetes, chronic disease and primary care. She has contributed to ADEA as Chair of the ADEA Queensland Branch, Private Practice Special Interest Group and Clinical Practice Review Committee and represents ADEA on Diabetes Australia’s Medical, Educational and Scientific Committee.

As a CDE and diabetes nurse practitioner Peta aims to work collaboratively between all sectors of the health community as a senior nursing clinician while maintaining her focus on the care of people with diabetes in the primary care sector. She is passionate about private practice and enjoys working in a speciality that is meaningful, constantly changing and intellectually stimulating.


Mike Wilson OAM

Chief executive officer & managing director, JDRF Australia

Mike joined JDRF in 2004. Under Mike’s leadership, JDRF has been awarded the PricewaterhouseCoopers Transparency Award (2007), the Australian Charity Award for Outstanding Achievement (2013 & 2017) and Australian Charity of the Year (2014) in the Australian Business Awards, and was finalist in the NSW Telstra Business of the Year Awards in 2019.

Mike was a director of the Glycemic Index Foundation Ltd from 2005 to 2016, and a member of the Federal Government’s ministerially appointed National Diabetes Strategy Advisory Group. Prior to joining JDRF Mike worked for The Smith Family, and before that Andersen Consulting.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Economics with Honours and a Bachelor of Science from the Australian National University, where he studied under a National Undergraduate Scholarship. He was awarded a medal in the Order of Australia in the 2020 Australia Day Honours for services to diabetes research.

 

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