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As the nation’s premier heart and diabetes research institute, our training programs provide the latest research and knowledge to assist clinicians in the management and prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in the community.

Who should attend Baker Institute training programs?

The Institute delivers a range of programs that are specifically targeted to health professionals assisting people who have diabetes or cardiovascular disease.

This includes:

  • Practice Nurses
  • General Practitioners
  • Community Health Nurses
  • Diabetes Nurse Educators
  • Allied Health Professionals, including Dietitians and Exercise Physiologists.

The Baker Institute Education Services team

Our multi-disciplinary team of Credentialled Diabetes Nurse Educators and Accredited Practising Dietitians are at the forefront of management, research and education for patients with diabetes. With a wide range of experience, our highly skilled presenters aim to facilitate the practical training to enhance client management of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Workplace and community presentations and workshops for clinical and non-clinical professionals

The Baker Institute Education Services team share a commitment to the research, design and delivery of a range of training programs to suit the varied requirements of healthcare workers within Australasia.

While our programs and workshops are targeted to health professionals working directly with people initiating or managing their diabetes care, the Education Services team is available to discuss and plan the delivery of training programs, workplace and community presentations which can be tailor made to the meet the individual needs of your organisation.

2020 Health Professionals Training

Interpreting reports: insulin pump and CGM workshop

Please note this program may need to be postponed or cancelled due to the emergence of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are currently looking into different platforms to deliver this program remotely if need be. We will decide whether this program will go ahead as planned 3 weeks prior to program delivery date. We will continue to monitor this evolving situation and will provide you with updates as appropriate. If you have any questions please contact

Thursday 28 May 2020, 9.00am–12noon

This workshop is aimed at Credentialled Diabetes Educators who are interested in diabetes technology and seeking information regarding report interpretation for insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) reports. The workshop will be facilitated by experienced Credentialled Diabetes Nurse Educators who are frequently interpreting reports to guide diabetes management in clinical practice.

Attendees can expect a practical learning experience to showcase how to prioritise and review specific report areas to better understand glycaemic patterns.

Please note: advice on clinical pump setting adjustments will not be provided.

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Full Fee — $150
Early Bird — $125
Early bird applies if registration completed and fee paid by Friday 17 April 2020.

Fee include GST. Booking fee additional.

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FlexIT: Flexible Insulin Therapy for Health Professionals

Wednesday 5 August – Friday 7 August 2020

The FlexIT program and principles reflect best practice for the management of type 1 diabetes and are readily utilised by experienced clinicians at the Baker Institute.

The program is suitable for Credentialled Diabetes Educators and Dietitians working with clients with type 1 diabetes who are managing their diabetes with multiple daily injections.

This is an ADEA Endorsed Program, Diabetes Educators who attend this session will be eligible to claim 14 CPD points towards ADEA credentialing.

Two-day program | Wednesday 5 August – Thursday 6 August 2020
Three-day program | Wednesday 5 August – Friday 7 August 2020
Day three program only | Friday 7 August 2020

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Two-day program — $550.00
Three-day program* — $675.00
Day three program only** — $175.00

*Includes training and accreditation to facilitate FlexIT group programs. **Day three only registration available to attendees who have previously completed day one and two of the FlexIT program. 

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Insulin initiation and titration for type 2 diabetes

Tuesday 8 September 2020, 9.00am – 12 noon

More people with type 2 diabetes are now requiring and being prescribed insulin therapy. This practical 3 hour workshop will further health care professionals' knowledge about the initiation and titration of insulin to manage type 2 diabetes.

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Full Fee — $150
Early Bird — $125
Early bird applies if registration completed and fee paid by Tuesday 28 July 2020.

Fee include GST. Booking fee additional.

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Diet for insulin therapy

Tuesday 8 September 2020, 1.00pm – 4.00pm

This program will provide an overview of how you can help clients identify and understand the impact of their dietary choices on their blood glucose and the relationship to insulin therapy.

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Full Fee — $150
Early Bird — $125
Early bird applies if registration completed and fee paid by Tuesday 28 July 2020.

Fee include GST. Booking fee additional.

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Further information

Amy Castelli
Baker Institute Allied Health and Education Services
P 03 8532 1800


Terms and Conditions

  • Early Bird Registration Special: to take advantage of the early bird special rate, registration and full payment must be received by the closing date.
  • The Baker Institute reserves the right to cancel, postpone or reschedule courses where registrations are insufficient or due to unforeseen circumstances. Should this occur the registration payment will be refunded.
  • Participant cancellations occurring less than 7 days prior to the program will incur a 20 per cent administration charge. Cancellations less than 48 hours prior to the program will forfeit the full payment, however, a substitute delegate is welcome.
  • The Baker Institute reserves the right to change program, event or seminar fees, dates, content, speakers or method of presentation at its discretion.
  • Where a refund is due to a company or participant, a full refund cheque or electronic transfer will be organised within 30 days of the event, seminar or program.
  • Where a course is overbooked, participants who have paid prior to the commencement of the event, seminar or program will be given priority.
  • The Baker Institute reserves all rights, title and interest in all intellectual property used by it in performing the seminar services (subject to the rights of the presenters) and all intellectual property we may develop as a result of the performance of the seminar services.
  • You agree not to delete or modify the materials or any copyright, trade mark, or other proprietary notices in the publication or transmission of materials from the seminar.
  • Participants acknowledge and agree that the Baker Institute is not responsible or liable for any loss arising out of or in connection with any participant’s use of or reliance on the training programs, workplace and community presentations or any verbal information given to the Participant during the conduct of such training programs, workplace and community presentations.

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