Diabetes Day

Thu, 2016-06-16 15:54 -- Danny Wiggins

I facilitated this full day on diabetes prevention for Western Sydney, a hotspot. 

Really stretched my facilitation skills, with over 100 attendees and 20 or so speakers. The speakers and co-chairs were from a broad cross-section of disciplines and sectors, and was promoted by the Premier's Department (responding to his childhood diabetes objective). We presented and discussed the evidence and generated a range of options for action – an input to a Western Sydney Diabetes Strategy. Of course, this included the role of Built Environment professionals. 

The ambitious session was successful in achieving the aim of the day – prompt mobilisation of the various forces under the auspices of the Premier.