Metabolic Marvels:

Unravelling the Mysteries of Diabetes, Diet, and Weight Loss
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25 NOv-05 Dec 2024 | Cruising to NZ from Sydney | 24 CPD HRS

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Conference Synopsis

Metabolic syndrome is increasingly common in Australia and is associated with the rise in obesity and lifestyle risk behaviours.  

This Metabolic Marvels conference will explore the complex area of metabolic syndrome, examining the contributing co-occurrence of known risk factors and adverse health outcomes on an individual’s health and wellbeing.  It will also review in depth the complex area of weight management.

Each contributing risk factor will be deliberated including diagnosis, treatment and prevention.  These 4 risk factors are:

  1. Hypertension
  2. Cholesterol and Lipids
  3. Insulin resistance / glucose intolerance / Pre-diabetes
  4. Obesity
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Conference Learning Outcomes

At this conference, you will:

  • Provide an in-depth understanding of the co-occurrence of known risk factors contributing to metabolic syndrome
  • Discuss the importance of early interventions to reduce the risk chronic conditions including cardiovascular disease, Type 2 Diabetes and chronic kidney disease and the necessity for long term monitoring and re-evaluation of treatment
  • Gain an understanding of both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for metabolic syndrome
  • Provide an insight into treatments and interventions available for weight management
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You Will Also Learn

  • Explore the risk factors which contribute to metabolic syndrome
  • Gain an understanding of treatment and interventions for weight management to reduce health risks (surgical and non-surgical)
  • Delve into the psychological impacts of metabolic syndrome
  • Gain an understanding of the necessity for early intervention and long term monitoring, and re-evaluation of treatment to improve health outcomes
  • Identify those clients at greater risk chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes
  • Gain an insight into cholesterol and lipids and the importance of good and bad fat ratios
  • Explore health risks of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and it’s association with metabolic syndrome

Not your typical Nursing CPD Conference

Our Presenter:

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Jules Aitken


Jules Aitken is an Endorsed Nurse Practitioner specialising in Diabetes, Metabolic and Chronic Disease and Weight Management. She attained her Masters of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). She is also a registered Credentialed Diabetes Educator (CDE) registered with the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) gaining her Certificate of Diabetes Management at the University of Technology Sydney.

Conference Program:

The Conference is delivered in two formats in the spirit of adult learning. The live presentations are delivered in the Conference Room, and the online library is open one month before the actual Conference dates. The library is an essential component of the entire Conference program.

The library consists of Conference material supplied by the Presenter/s, which can include any of the following:

  • Research documents
  • Links to external information
  • Recorded Conference presentations
  • Electronic Notepads

The research documents and recorded Conference presentations form part of the Continuing Professional Development activities. They are delivered to you before the commencement date so you can start your Conference Program early. If you choose not to undertake these activities prior, there is a two-week window post the Conference where the library remains open to you. You can also undertake the library activities during the actual Conference.

Below is a snapshot of the Conference Program.

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Day one: 25 Nov 2024

Depart Sydney

Make sure you are up on deck to be a part of the “setting sail” festivities as we say farewell.

Evening: Enjoy this opportunity to mingle with the other attendees at the complimentary drinks and Conference Registration function.

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Day Two: 26 Nov 2024

Conference Day

Topics covered in today’s sessions:

  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Metabolic Syndrome and the Risk Chronic Health Outcomes
  • Metabolic Syndrome and Individualising Care
  • Ageing and the Brain and the impact of Metabolic Syndrome
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Day Three: 27 Nov 2024

Conference Day

Topics covered in today’s sessions:

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Lipids and Cholesterol
  • Fenofibrates, Statins or Diet: Individualising Cholesterol and Lipid Management
  • Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Gallbladder Disease
  • Pitfalls of the Supermarket Shop: Fats and Sugars!
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Day Four: 28 Nov 2024

Free Day

An understated and underappreciated cultural melting pot, brimming with stunning views, rich food and turbulent but fascinating history.

The mix of both French and local Kanak culture, intermingled with aspects of Vietnamese and Indonesian influence, has created a unique travel experience in Nouméa and New Caledonia.

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    Day Five: 29 Nov 2024


    Mystery Island is the South Pacific at its best. The water is crystal clear & the bluest of water, so grab your snorkel & swim with turtles & gorgeous tropical fish in this tropical paradise.

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    Day Six: 30 Nov 2024


    With its long, white sandy beaches and cliffs bathed in beautiful crystalline water, Lifou, New Caledonia offers no shortage of spectacular diving spots and hiking paths. The island’s varied landscapes are echoed by the nature of its inhabitants. Open and friendly, they offer visitors a warm welcome.

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      Day Seven: 01 Dec 2024


      Welcome to Port Chalmers, your gateway to the enchanting city of Dunedin! Nestled on the shores of Otago Harbour, this historic port town is a destination brimming with rich maritime history, stunning landscapes, and a vibrant arts scene.

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      Day Eight: 02 Dec 2024


       Topics covered in today’s sessions:

      • Red Legs or Cellulitis?
      • Clean it Like you Mean it
      • I is for Infection – Back to TIME & Looking at How we Manage an Infected Wound
      • Products for Managing Bacterial Load – Let’s Play with Antimicrobials!!
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      Day Nine: 03 Dec 2024

      Conference Day

      Topics covered in today’s sessions:

      • Treatment for Pre-diabetes / Insulin Resistance
      • Obesity: An Overview
      • Surgical and Non-surgical Interventions for Weight Loss
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      Day Ten AM: 04 Dec 2024

      Conference Day

      Topics covered in today’s sessions:

      • Weight Loss Medications and Lifestyle Interventions for Weight Loss
      • Obesity and Infertility / Menopause and Weight Loss
      • Psychology, Obesity, and Weight Loss
      • Weight Loss Maintenance

      Day Ten Pm: 04 Dec 2024 

      Enjoy this opportunity to mingle with the other attendees at the complimentary drinks function.

      Nursing CPD Conference Wellness Cardiac Patient Good Bye

      Day eleven: 05 Dec 2024

      Arrive Sydney

      Safe Travels home.


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        Dining Options

        You've got a foodie in you — everyone does! Awaken and delight yours on this cruise with delicious main dishes, tempting desserts and general yumminess everywhere you look.

        There is plenty of choice but where to start? Including four new dining options - Masala Tiger, Fahrenheit 555, Pizzeria del Capitano and Seafood Shack.

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        There's stage shows, comedy bars, live music, and karaoke just to name a few of the entertainment choices you have to enjoy onboard.

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        Can I Bring the Family?

        Because a cruise is such a fabulous holiday experience, your family and friends can join you on your CPD Travel adventure.

        Whilst you are attending lectures there are heaps of activities to keep them busy including an exceptional kid’s club program.

        Simply talk to the Team at Education at Sea, they can organise all your and your travelling companion’s travel arrangements.

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        What if I need kid-free time?

        If you want to mix only with adults, most ships have an area with entry only available to people over the age of 18.. 

        Guests will jump for joy upon discovering this private retreat where they can connect with the ocean – and disconnect from everything else.

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        Can you organise for me to share a room with someone?

        We can’t promise – but we can pop your name on a waiting list and if another person asks the same question we can put you in contact with each other and you can decide if you are both compatible to share a cabin.

        Contact the fabulous team at Education at Sea on 02 7908 7774 for more information.

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        Happy attendees

        Jules has a wonderful knowledge & presented things that opened my mind to new ways of looking for other alternatives with food.


        Aged Care Fundamentals, The Gold Coast

        [Jules] has so much knowledge and was able to share with the nurses and by the end of the conference my understanding was on top level. She is welcoming and accommodating.


        A Holistic Approach to Wound Management, Port Douglas

        WOW – again – learnt sooooo much that we can use to help our ressies & not hinder them. Even for myself & my family – a change will be happening for all. I think my catering staff are going to hate me – ha ha


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        • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice
        • Education content that meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program
        • Conference Presenter who is a recognised expert in her field and is excited to be able to share her skill, knowledge, and passion with Conference Attendees
        • An online Conference library filled to the brim with educational content that allows you to create your own learning experience by completing pre-conference education activities
        • A Registration Reception including complimentary drinks where you can meet other Conference Attendees and network with Conference Convenors and Conference Presenter
        • A Conference pack that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard (this is important on a cruise ship to attach your room key, which becomes your lifeline on a ship) and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
        • The opportunity to meet as a group in various Conference open forums in one of the many fabulous locations on the ship
        • A complimentary Farewell Drinks and Canapes Function, held on the last night of the Conference to celebrate new friendships and information gained
        • A Conference Transcript that identifies each session, including the session synopsis and session presenter
        • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio

        Disclaimer: The opinions and statements of facts expressed in the Papers in these proceedings are those of the Authors and do not necessarily represent those of the Nurses for Nurses Network (NfNN), the editors, the organising committee or the supporters of this conference. No responsibility can be accepted by the organisers for errors or omissions in the individual papers. Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. NfNN reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.

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