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NZSSD Study Sessions - Hapū Māmā and the Challenges of Type 1 Diabetes
Hosted by NZSSD Diabetes in Pregnancy Special Interest Group. This session will include four presentations covering the complexities associated with diabetes in pregnancy.

Jun 1, 2022 04:00 PM in Auckland, Wellington

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Elaine Chong
Elaine is a NZ registered dietitian. She started her dietetic career as an inpatient dietitian in Counties Manukau Health. She worked in general medicine, renal, spinal, and diabetes before specializing in Diabetes in Pregnancy. During her 16 years in Diabetes in Pregnancy, she helped shape the Counties’ dietetic model of care based on the value of empowerment. She pioneered the dietetic group education, formed and chaired the national Dietitian DiP Sig network, contributed to the dietetic documentation development in MCIS (the national maternal IT system), co-authored the first NZ national nutritional standard of care for GDM, developed the trained-the-trainer nutrition education program for pregnant women at risk of developing GDM, and co-developed pre-conception resources for Maori and Pacific women. Since February this year, Elaine has worked full-time in her private practice and as a certified coach.
Dr Derek Sherwood
Derek is an ophthalmologist with a special interest in paediatric Ophthalmology working in Nelson. He also has a long history of involvement in Diabetic Retinopathy screening in NZ setting up the Mobile DR photoscreening service in Tai Tokerau in 1992, chairing the first DR screening guideline group and serving on the review group that reviewed these guidelines which remain in place today. He also has a special interest in healthcare leadership and governance and has lead a number of organisations including Save Sight NZ, Ophthalmology NZ, NZ Branch RANZCO and The Council of Medical Colleges NZ.
Dr Janet Alison Rowan
Janet is a general medicine physician who has worked diabetes in pregnancy for over 20 years ago while specialising in obstetric medicine. Her clinical work has been predominantly within the maternity diabetes service at National Women’s Hospital. Since working in the maternity diabetes service, Janet has also been a clinical researcher. She was the Principal Investigator for the metformin in gestational diabetes (MiG) trial and subsequent The Offspring Follow Up (TOFU). She has an interest in understanding the potential role of HbA1c in pregnancy as well as examining how we can best identify and triage women who develop GDM. Janet has also been involved in many international Diabetes in Pregnancy groups (ADIPS, DPSG, and IADPSG) and is supportive of the NZSSD DiP SIG.
Dr Laurie Wing
Laurie Wing is an endocrinologist and general physician at Nelson Hospital. She completed her endocrinology training in Auckland and the Waikato. She has a special interest in diabetes in pregnancy, and endocrine pathology in pregnancy. Laurie is also passionate about registrar training, and is the current director of physician education in Nelson.