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Diabetes New Zealand Conference 2004

Diabetes New Zealand Conference 2004 Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre, Auckland 7-9 May

The Annual Diabetes New Zealand Conference is being held at the Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre, Auckland, 7-9th May 2004. Please find below the main speakers and their topics for your information. Media releases covering issues in the conference will be sent out on the 7th of May.

Speakers and topics include:

Dr Don Brash - Leader on the National Party. Friday, 7 May 7.30pm, Banquet Hall. Copies of his speech will be available on Friday 7 May.

Friday 7 May, Derek Cole Theatre

1.10pm - Suzanne Snively, PricewaterhouseCoopers - The ‘Value Added by Voluntary Agencies’ project. 1.45pm - Reply, Dr Karen Poutasi, Director General of Health, Ministry of Health. 2.10pm - Suzanne Snively, PricewaterhouseCoopers - Development of Diabetes NZ Balanced Diabetes Scorecard. 3.30pm - Panel Discussion. Chair-Richard Griffin. ‘The Age of Sloth’, Dr Robyn Toomath. Co-Founder, Fight the Obesity Epidemic. ‘There is no such thing as Type 2 diabetes’, Professor Rod Jackson, University of Auckland. 4.15pm - Professor Andrew Hattersley - Is Diabetes written in the genes? 5.00pm - Professor Don Beaven - The launch of Diabetes NZ’s Pre-diabetes pamphlet.

Friday 7 May, Banquet Hall

7.30pm - Dr Don Brash, Leader on the National Party.

Saturday 8 May, Banquet Hall

1.30pm -Alan Barclay, Director, Glycemic Index Ltd, Australia. 2.30pm - Nick Hill, CEO, SPARC - Physical activity and people with diabetes.

Sunday 9 May, Exhibition Hall

11.15am - Dr Sandy Dawson, Ministry of Health - Where are we at with New Zealand’s database and where to in the future for diabetes in New Zealand.

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