When lifestyle measures are not enough

When lifestyle measures are not enough

Friday, February 9, 2018, 10.00am–11.00am AEDT

The presentation will cover:

  • Suggested target ranges for Total Chol, LDL, HDL
  • Cholesterol biochemistry
  • How cholesterol lowering medications work and side effects

Watching this presentation and completing the assessment can contribute towards assessable Continuing Professional Development hours.

About the Presenter

Susan Bellman is a Research Fellow at the Joanna Briggs Institute (University of Adelaide) with qualifications in pharmacy, nutrition and dietetics, diabetes education and clinical science. After graduating with a Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of South Australia in 1992, Susan worked as a pharmacist for eight years in retail, hospital and medical posts.

At the beginning of 2000, she commenced full-time study at Flinders University, graduating the following year with a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics. For the next 10 years, Susan worked predominately as a diabetes dietitian, initially in a diabetes clinic and then in private practice. It was during this time that her interest in diabetes became a passion. By 2011, Susan graduated with a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management from the University of Technology (Sydney) and a year later, commenced working at Diabetes SA as a Credentialled Diabetes Educator. Soon after, she commenced a Master of Clinical Science at the Joanna Briggs Institute, a research and development centre. Her thesis was titled, The Effectiveness of GLP-1 Analogues Compared to DPP-4 Inhibitors for Beta Cell Function and Diabetes Related Complications Among Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. On completing her thesis and graduating in 2016, Susan joined the Joanna Briggs Institute, providing best available evidence to inform clinical decision making.

Registration includes:

  • Access to the live webinar or a recording of the webinar
  • Presentation notes
  • Multiple choice questions and answers
  • Suggested further reading