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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.

Diabetes Symposium 2020

For 16 years, the annual Diabetes Symposium has attracted nearly 5000 Victorian health professionals working in the field of diabetes.

For the first time this year, the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute and Diabetes Victoria turned this event online using the Zoom webinar platform.

If you missed out on the day, you can now purchase a copy of the recording.

The next Diabetes Symposium will be held 7 May 2021.

This is an ADEA Endorsed Program, Diabetes Educators who watch this session will be eligible to claim 6 CPD points towards ADEA credentialing.

Purchase symposium recording   See the program

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

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.

Register now


Flexible Insulin Therapy for Health Professionals ONLINE

All of these sessions for 2020 have been booked out. Please contact Amy Castelli if you would like to join an expression of interest waiting list for future FlexIT HP online programs.


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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