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PCD Webinar Launch – 24th February

24 February, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Topic: Stepping on Toes – who owns the patient?

Speaker: Dr Amira Howari, Michelle Robins, Ivan Chan, Viktoria Todorovska, and A/Prof Ralph Audehm


Dr. Amira Howari B.optom(Hons) GradCertOcTher, M.Optom (UNSW) is a Senior Clinical Optometrist, Health Industry and Motivational Keynote Speaker; Diabetes Australia Ambassador, KeepSight Ambassador and former Optometry Australia Councillor (NSW/ACT).

Dr. Howari has worked in corporate, independent, ophthalmology and pharmaceutical settings; and at The University of New South Wales as a guest lecturer and clinical supervisor. She currently also serves as a member of the Diabetes and Endocrine Network- Agency of Clinical Innovation (NSW Health) and was the founder of the PEACE conference.

Dr. Howari speaks nationally & internationally on public and health industry platforms and is a freelance writer for health publications. Having lived with type one diabetes for over 27 years she incorporates a unique medical and personal perspective in her proactive educational roles with various institutions and public health sectors. As a media commentator, Dr. Howari has also been interviewed in health magazines, print media, radio, on screen and social media.


Michelle Robins has been working as a Credentialled Diabetes Educator since 1993 and endorsed Nurse Practitioner for 14 years. She has worked on 50 diabetes-related committees and working parties, produced book chapters, presented at national and international conferences, more than 150 workshops. She recently served on the RACGP Management of type 2 diabetes: a handbook for general practice expert Advisory Group.



Ivan Chan has been working at Diabetes Victoria for the past 12 years, as well as at EACH, an urban community health service in Melbourne’s outer east as a community dietitian for the past 18 years. He relishes working collaboratively with other health professionals to deliver holistic care, and with people from all walks of life who live with diabetes and juggle different, and often complex needs.

Ivan especially loves to work with people who use insulin or diabetes medications. While there is a definite place for lifestyle intervention, he recognises that there is also a place where medications come in, and how various diabetes medications can best complement and support the lifestyle of the person living with diabetes.

As a DAFNE-trained Accredited Practising Dietitian who runs carbohydrate counting workshops for adults with type 1 diabetes as well as provides various training for health professionals, Ivan is also interested in making technology more accessible for all people living with diabetes.


Viktoria Todorovska is a community pharmacist who is passionate about empowering people to achieve optimal health and well-being outcomes. She has a special interest in diabetes and has attained a Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education to improve her skills in supporting people living with diabetes, and is a Board Member of the Primary Care Diabetes Society of Australia



24 February, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


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