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Lifting The Lid On Corporate Sponsorship

Lifting The Lid On Corporate Sponsorship

How corporate sponsors exert influence on health-related organisations. When the federal government's health-star rating system for foods was pulled on the day it was meant to launch, it pointed to unexpected interference. It turned out the Assistant Health Minister's chief of staff had links with the food industry. Website gone, PR problem solved or so they thought. Corporate and political history is rife with examples insider influence on power holders, but not all companies are blessed with such connections. Corporate sponsorship is an increasingly common and sometimes controversial way that companies can gain exposure and influence. Some companies fund social and environmental nonprofit groups because they believe in it, are philanthropic for the sake of it, or want to be (or be seen as) good corporate citizens. By and large, though, sponsors expect some payback for their money, and they can benefit in one or more of several key ways. Here we look specifically at nonprofit organisations and professional bodies in the health arena, and how sponsors operate in this area. Sponsorship can improve a company's image by creating goodwill and a positive association between its brand and the organisation it is supporting. So when McDonald's provides funding for Ronald McDonald House Charities, which help sick children, people feel warmly towards them. This can create a "halo effect", where its goodness in supporting sick children extends more generally to the company as a whole it's good that McDonald's gives money to sick children, therefore McDonald's is a good company. However, McDonald's sponsorship of Little Athletics and other sporting groups is a more contentious issue. Every week there are thousands of kids running around in their Little Athletics uniforms with the Continue reading >>

Corporate Partners

Corporate Partners

Diabetes Australia is incredibly fortunate to work with organisations that share our mission; to reduce the impact of diabetes on our community. Click here to find out how you can support Diabetes Australia. OPSM are leaders in the eye care and eyewear space and are dedicated to providing life-changing eye care for Australians. OPSM works with local communities to help improve vision while promoting the critical importance of good eye health. With more than 35 years' experience, Roche Diabetes Care is a pioneer in the area of diabetes management. Roche Diabetes Care is strongly committed to further enhance diabetes care structures in the developed as well as the emerging markets to reduce the serious consequences diabetes has on health and economies. AstraZeneca Australia is a global biopharmaceutical company engaged in the research, development, manufacture and supply of medicines that aim to make a real difference to the lives of Australians. Abbott Diabetes Care is a global healthcare company devoted to improving the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. For 120+ years, Abbott has been focused on a single goal: to advance medical science to help people live healthier lives. Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. The companys products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. CommBank is Australia's leading provider of integrated financial services and the most recognised brand in the Australian financial services industry. eftpos is the most widely used debit card system in Australia. Each day Australians make more than 6.5 million eftpos transactions. Eli Lilly and Company exists to create answers that matter thr Continue reading >>

Diabetes, The Sugar Lobby And Big Pharma

Diabetes, The Sugar Lobby And Big Pharma

Posted by Michael West | Nov 25, 2017 | Business , Government Just four tubs of Nestle Soleil Chocolate Mousse, whisked until smooth, and four Arnotts Original Tim Tams, some cocoa powder, brown sugar and a few other goodies, and presto! Let them eat cake! declares Australian Diabetic Living Magazine. Its a good thing that half a cup of milk in the recipe is low-fat milk or the Chocolate Tim Tam Cake featured below might cause high blood sugar levels. This sort of thing from the food media and the diabetic education industry does little to quell the rising tide of critics who charge that industry is recklessly pushing sugar to the benefit of drug giants who make billions of dollar selling insulin.Diabetes is big business. According to Reuters , the number of people living with diabetes has tripled since 2000, pushing the global cost of the disease to $850 billion a year. With this sort of money at stake, an investigation into the ties between the medical profession, Big Pharma, the packaged food giants and the diabetes lobby is overdue. This story makes no judgement on medical issues. Many believe the answer to the Type 2 diabetes epidemic which, as opposed to Type 1 diabetes, is linked to obesity and lack of exercise rests with diet, cutting out sugar and carbohydrates (glucose) that is, rather than advising patients toeat carbs and then use medication to deal with the increased blood glucose levels. The publication of this opinion piece a few days ago set off a firestorm on Twitter. Many rejected the article, saying it was irresponsible to ignore conventional medical advice. Many others argued just as heatedly that the claims were correct. And so, emphasising again this writer has no expertise in medicine and does not espouse any medical view here, lets examine the c Continue reading >>

Sponsorship | Diabetes Conferences | Endocrinology Conferences | Diabetes Asia Pacific 2018 | Australia | Asia Pacific | Middle East | Europe | Usa | Conference Series Llc

Sponsorship | Diabetes Conferences | Endocrinology Conferences | Diabetes Asia Pacific 2018 | Australia | Asia Pacific | Middle East | Europe | Usa | Conference Series Llc

20th Asia Pacific Diabetes Conference Conference Theme:Therapeutic Approaches for Diabetes Management and Endocrine Complications Dates: July 16-17, 2018 Sydney, Australia In todays economic climate your business decisions are as crucial as ever. 20th Asia Pacific Diabetes Conference allows you to maximize your time and marketing dollars while receiving immediate feedback on your new products and services. 20th Asia Pacific Diabetes Conference is organizing an outstanding Scientific Exhibition/Program and anticipates the worlds leading specialists involved in . Diabetes Asia Pacific 2018 organizing committee anticipates over 300 participants to attend this premier event. Your organization will benefit with excellent exposure to the leaders in Diabetes & Endocrinology. Diabetes Asia Pacific 2018 is an exciting opportunity to showcase the new technology, the new products of your company, and/or the service your industry may offer to a broad international audience. Lots of thoughts were put together planning to make this conference a premier event. Our worldwide Editorial Board Members of Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism , Pancreatic Disorders & Therapy and Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science have agreed to promote and support the event. Exhibiting at 20th Asia Pacific Diabetes Conference will attain you with an exceptional format in showcasing your products and services.ConferenceSeries Conferences and Exhibitions provide you one location to reach your top customers. An opportunity to sponsor 10 Poster Presentation Awards. Three corporate sponsored workshop slots (audio visual included). Two complimentary exhibit booths with priority to purchase exhibition space and choose booth location (Booth size-3X3 sqm). Logo recognition on congress website front page with link, Continue reading >>

Diabetes Australia

Diabetes Australia

Diabetes Australia is the third oldest diabetes association in the world, after the United Kingdom and Portugal. Originally established in the state of New South Wales (NSW) in 1937, the organisation's head office is now in the nation's capital, Canberra. Currently a federation of ten operational organisations is overseen: five State/Territory Associations of Diabetes Australia, the Australian Diabetes Society, the Australian Diabetes Educators Association, the Kellion Diabetes Foundation and The Diabetes Research Foundation - Western Australia. Diabetes Australia is a not-for-profit organisation supported financially by the community. In addition to its original mandate as an extended support group, Diabetes Australia raises funds to invest in research, health services, provision of self–management products and services, and public awareness programs. It also facilitates the development of national policies about diabetes. Diabetes Australia assists the Australian Government in the administration of the National Diabetes Services Scheme.[1] Statement of purpose[edit] Diabetes Australia works in partnership with diabetes health professionals, educators and researchers to minimise the impact of diabetes on the Australian community. Diabetes Australia is committed to turning diabetes around through awareness, prevention, detection, management and a cure. Diabetes Australia raises awareness about the seriousness of diabetes, promotes prevention and early detection strategies and advocates for better standards of care. Diabetes Australia is also a significant financial contributor to research into better treatments for diabetes and the search for a cure. Publications and research[edit] Diabetes Australia is involved in two publications, one for medical specialists, and an Continue reading >>

Diabetes Australia Get Healthy Eating Wrong In Melbourne

Diabetes Australia Get Healthy Eating Wrong In Melbourne

ArthritisAutoimmune DiseaseCancerCardiovascular DiseaseChildrenBehaviouralDementiaDental DiseaseDiabetesGoutInfectionInfertilityIrritable Bowel SyndromeKidney DiseaseLiver DiseaseNeuropathyObesityPain ManagementSleep Diabetes Australia get Healthy Eating Wrong in Melbourne A well intentioned idea no doubt BUT a sugar and carbohydrate load to sink you on a Sunday morning. About 26 teaspoons of sugar and 45 teaspoons of Carbohydrate for a start to the day!!!! Belinda and Kate were walking in the Melbourne Botanical Gardens this morning. There was a sponsored walk of approximately 3km with 5 eating stations along the way! The walk was part of the Melbourne Wine & Food Festival and this mornings event was heavily sponsored by Diabetes Australia and the Victorian branch. The menu served was as above and by calculations was a massive sugar and carbohydrate load that could be washed down with fruit juice and non alcoholic wine (loaded with sugar). There was a bottle of water for starters though. For the kids that didnt like the baked beans the staff were lathering on the jam at station 3! The Diabetes Australia sponsor tent was set up with lots of recipes recommendations for low fat yoghurt with recommendations to add sugar to that base. How can they be getting it so wrong? There were some good options on the list- avocados, eggs and maybe that fresh piece of fruit but the average diabetic would be reaching for their insulin halfway into that walk. Last week the WHO recommended cutting sugar intake down to 6 teaspoons of sugar intake per day for adults. That daily intake was pretty well done just with the fruit juice today. What might have been well intentioned is an abject failure. Unfortunately the community remain confused by messages like this. Maybe next year Diabetes Au Continue reading >>

Our Corporate Supporters

Our Corporate Supporters

More than ever before, companies are joining forces with the American Diabetes Association to confront diabetes, fight it, and ultimately, help us stop this disease that affects 30.3 million Americans and another 84.1 million at risk. We thank the following corporate supporters for their valuable support, and we urge other companies to Join the Millions and help us in our fight to Stop Diabetes . The Banting Circle Elite is the American Diabetes Association's highest level of recognition for companies that develop medicines and devices to help individuals living with diabetes.Itis named for Sir Frederick Grant Banting, a Canadian medical scientist, doctor, Nobel Laureate, and co-discoverer of insulin. The annual total support for companies reaching the Banting Circle Elite level is at least $1,000,000. This includes sponsorship, educational grants, advertising in Association publications and exhibiting at the Annual Scientific Sessions and/or the Annual Advanced Postgraduate Course. Companies whose support total is at least $500,000 are recognized at the Banting Circle level. Continue reading >>

Sponsorship | Diabetes Conferences | Endocrinology Conferences | Diabetes Asia Pacific 2018 | Australia | Asia Pacific | Middle East | Europe | Usa | Conference Series Llc

Sponsorship | Diabetes Conferences | Endocrinology Conferences | Diabetes Asia Pacific 2018 | Australia | Asia Pacific | Middle East | Europe | Usa | Conference Series Llc

In todays economic climate your business decisions are as crucial as ever. 20th Asia Pacific Diabetes Conference allows you to maximize your time and marketing dollars while receiving immediate feedback on your new products and services. 20th Asia Pacific Diabetes Conference is organizing an outstanding Scientific Exhibition/Program and anticipates the worlds leading specialists involved in . Diabetes Asia Pacific 2018 organizing committee anticipates over 300 participants to attend this premier event. Your organization will benefit with excellent exposure to the leaders in Diabetes & Endocrinology. Diabetes Asia Pacific 2018 is an exciting opportunity to showcase the new technology, the new products of your company, and/or the service your industry may offer to a broad international audience. Lots of thoughts were put together planning to make this conference a premier event. Our worldwide Editorial Board Members of Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism , Pancreatic Disorders & Therapy and Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science have agreed to promote and support the event. Exhibiting at 20th Asia Pacific Diabetes Conference will attain you with an exceptional format in showcasing your products and services.Conference Series Conferences and Exhibitions provide you one location to reach your top customers. An opportunity to sponsor 10 Poster Presentation Awards. Three corporate sponsored workshop slots (audio visual included). Two complimentary exhibit booths with priority to purchase exhibition space and choose booth location (Booth size-3X3 sqm). Logo recognition on congress website front page with link, logo recognition on congress sponsorship page and logo recognition on corresponding Conference Series Journal home page. One A4 color advertisement in the congress program Continue reading >>

Is The Dietitians Association Of Australia In The Pocket Of Big Food?

Is The Dietitians Association Of Australia In The Pocket Of Big Food?

Is the Dietitians Association of Australia in the pocket of Big Food? Public health lawyer, author and blogger Michele Croakey co-ordinator" class="author__portrait"> Health journalist and Croakey co-ordinator Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Google+ Share with a Friend Public health lawyer, author and blogger Michele Simon has been investigating conflicts of interest and the Dietitians Association of Australia. Simon, president of Eat Drink Politics , a corporate watchdog consulting firm in the US, has released an Australian edition of And Now A Word From Our Sponsors ,detailing close links between the food industry and DAA. (Some similar concerns have been raised previously at the Croakey Register of Influencers in Public Health ). Below, Croakey cross-publishes Simons report from her blog (including corrections that were made to the initial post, and DAA responses to both Croakey and Simon). Her report is timely in light of a new report in the US that challenges powerful food industry interests, stating that a diet higher in plant-based foods and lower in calories and animal-based foods is more health promoting and is associated with less environmental impact than is the current US diet. (For more about theScientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, see this article by Professor Marion Nestle describing the report as courageous. For example, it suggests limiting the marketing of unhealthy foods to children, and notes the potential benefits of higher taxes on sugar-sweetened drinks). Follow @WePublicHealth on Twitter this week to discuss related issues further with guest tweeter @MicheleRSimon . (Update: please join us for a Twitter interview at 1130am (NSW time) on Tuesday February 24, when it will be 6.30pm on M Continue reading >>

Corporate Partners And Alliances

Corporate Partners And Alliances

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Our Partners - Jdrf Australia

Our Partners - Jdrf Australia

Abbott Diabetes Care is dedicated to drive change for people with type 1 diabetes, and has shown this dedication through partnerships with JDRF. AMSL (Animas) kindly support a number of Family Days throughout Australia. These events provide much needed support, allowing families to meet and engage with other families in the type 1 diabetes community. Lilly Diabetes has joined forces with JDRF in a collaborative partnership with the shared goal of extending the reach of the Peer Support Program to more people living with type 1 diabetes in Australia. The Peer Support Program addresses a need children living with type 1 diabetes and their caregivers have to connect with other families who also live with the condition every day. Lilly also supports JDRF through fundraising events and staff volunteering. Medtronic Australasia has been a strong supporter of JDRF's government and media engagement activities. With the help of our Government Advocates and with support from Medtronic, JDRF regularly engages government to promote type 1 diabetes research. Novo Nordisk is dedicated to drive change for people with type 1 diabetes, and has shown this dedication through partnerships with JDRF. Roche Diabetes Care has been a supporter of JDRF's programs for more than seven years through their ongoing support of JDRF's fundraising events and KIDSAC program. Their Accu-Chek products offer people with diabetes and healthcare professionals innovative products and impactful solutions for convenient, efficient and effective diabetes management spanning from lancing and blood glucose monitoring through information management to insulin delivery. Sanofi has supported JDRF in a variety of ways over the years including reprinting the renowned Straight to the Point publication a resource provid Continue reading >>

National Sponsors: American Diabetes Association

National Sponsors: American Diabetes Association

As part of their efforts to encourage people to choose healthy foods and include yogurt as part of a nutritious meal plan, The Dannon Company, Inc. and its Light & Fit yogurta proud supporter in the fight to help Stop Diabetesis helping the Association to promote the importance of healthy lifestyle choices in preventing and managing diabetes by providing a variety of delicious recipes as well as tips and tools for healthier eating. Since 2011, Hotels.com, a leading online accommodation booking website, has been a proud supporter of the American Diabetes Association through the Fairway to Wellness Charity Golf Tournament. This year, Hotels.com has signed on as a national sponsor, donating 5% of all bookings completed through a dedicated link to the Association. A leader when it comes to supporting life-saving research, raising awareness about diabetes, and celebrating a healthy lifestyle, Hotels.com this year is also serving as an Official Presenting Sponsor of the 5k Walk/Run of the Dallas/Fort Worth Tour de Cure. John Hancock Life Insurance is a proud sponsor of the American Diabetes Association and the In It Together campaign. In It Together celebrates successes in daily life, raises awareness about the benefits of adopting a healthy lifestyle and educates people about the challenges and complications of type 2 diabetes. The Association and John Hancock and its wellness-based life insurance program, John Hancock Vitality, are working together to inspire and encourage people living with diabetes and those impacted by the disease by providing specialized resources that support healthy living and financial wellness. Learn more about John Hancock Vitality . Website: www.JohnHancockInsurance.com/ADA As a resource for foot care products suitable for people with diabetes, G Continue reading >>

About This Site

About This Site

This website is administered by Diabetes Australia. The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australian Government administered by Diabetes Australia (Diabetes Australia or, as the context requires, we, us or our). The information and resources on this website (Materials) are of a general nature only and are not intended to be used as a substitute for professional health advice. For a specific health problem, consult your doctor or contact a Diabetes Educator in your state or territory. Credentialled Diabetes Educators can be contacted on 1300 136 588. Material may be updated or amended from time to time. While Diabetes Australia endeavors to keep the information on this website accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee that the website contains the latest or most accurate information, products or research. Where we have included Materials provided by others, research or links to other sites, the views expressed therein are not necessarily those of Diabetes Australia. The Internet is not a secure medium and communications to and from this website may be intercepted or altered in transit. Diabetes Australia does not warrant that the website is free from anything which may damage any computer which accesses the website or data on such computer. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Diabetes Australia excludes completely all liability to any person for loss or damage of any kind (however caused, including by negligence) arising from or relating in any way to the Materials and/or any use of the website (Services). Where any law implies a warranty into these terms of use which may not lawfully be excluded, then to the maximum extent permitted by law, Diabetes Australias liability for breach of the warranty will at its option be limited to th Continue reading >>

About Jdrf - Our Corporate Partners - Jdrf Australia

About Jdrf - Our Corporate Partners - Jdrf Australia

Since 2015, law firm Kemp Strang have generously supported our strategy development and planning through the provision of logistics and meeting space. Since 2005, over $1m has been donated to JDRF by City Beach Australia . These funds have been raised through the sale of wristbands sold in their network of retail store counters and are a major contributor to JDRFs annual revenue, and wider awareness of type 1 diabetes in the general public. Ford Motor Company is a global corporate partner of JDRF. Since the inception of their employee-driven Ford Global Walk Team in 1998, they have supported JDRF globally with more than $55 million towards medical research. Through various other activities including 'Hot Rods and Hot Dogs, car auctions and employee fundraising, Ford Australia have contributed in excess of $400,000 for Australian JDRF-funded research. Herbert Smith Freehills is a leading international law firm that has supported JDRF since 1997. Herbert Smith Freehills has most recently assisted JDRF through the provision of substantial pro bono support in the execution of corporate contracts. King & Wood Mallesons is a multinational law firm headquartered in Hong Kong who provide pro bono legal support to JDRF. Macquarie Group and Macquarie Group Foundation Macquarie Group has been a supporter of JDRF since 2002. In this time the Macquarie Group Foundation and Macquarie Group employees have played a leadership role in fundraising for medical research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and supporting governance and leadership of JDRF both nationally and at a State level. Minter Ellison is one of Asia Pacific's leading law firms. They have been generously providing pro bono support to JDRF since 2013 to support JDRFs people policies and practices. Viatek Technology is an Continue reading >>

Funding Partners | The Heart Foundation

Funding Partners | The Heart Foundation

/ Research / Research funding / Funding partners Each year the Heart Foundation actively seeks opportunities with government, corporate, education and research institutions and other charities to maximise our opportunities to fund outstanding research. The Heart Foundation is extremely proud of the co-funding partnerships established with the following affiliates and acknowledges their contribution towards supporting valuable cardiovascular research. beyondblue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia. The Heart Foundation partners withbeyondblueto build research capacity and contribute to better understanding of the links between depression and cardiovascular disease. Diabetes Australia was established in 1937 as a support group but now forms a large group of organisations dedicated to improving the health of consumers and reducing the impact of diabetes. Foundation for High Blood Pressure Research The Foundation for High Blood Pressure Research was formed in 1994 as part of the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia (HBPRCA). The High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia is associated with cutting-edge research into the causes, prevention and treatment of high blood pressure. HeartKids Australia works to reduce the incidence of childhood heart disease and reduce mortality rates, as well as offer support, encouragement and hope to families of children with Heart Disease, and raising awareness and vital funding into research. National Health and Medical Research Council The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) leads the development and maintenance of public and individual health and ethical standards with si Continue reading >>

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