2011 Speakers

Daphne Adelman RN BSN MBA, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Research Coordinator, Northwestern University, Chicago USA
Daphne Adelman is a nurse specializing in endocrinology.  She practices and teaches at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. She has extensive experience, having worked with acromegaly, Cushing’s, diabetes and other pituitary patients for over 10 years. During that time, Ms. Adelman has also coordinated many clinical trials to test new medications for the aforementioned pituitary conditions. She has presented at Endocrine Society meetings and was published in the Endocrine Tumor Summit in 2008. Furthermore, her multifaceted involvement with acromegaly patients, through their treatment and her advocacy initiatives, has made Ms. Adelman an important and well-respected advocate for people with acromegaly.
Professor Kate Steinbeck MBBS PhD FRACP | Medical Foundation Chair in Adolescent Medicine | Academic Department of Adolescent Medicine, The University of Sydney
Kate Steinbeck is the foundation Medical Foundation Chair in Adolescent Medicine at the University of Sydney, a position she commenced in February 2010. She holds a Clinical Academic Appointment in the Department of Adolescent Medicine at the Children’s Hospital Westmead and an Honorary VMO position in Adolescent Medicine at Royal prince Alfred Hospital. Her training and previous professional work has placed her in an excellent position to bridge paediatric and adult medicine.
Kate Steinbeck’s research contributions to adolescent health include chronic illness and transition to adult care, adolescent obesity, insulin resistance and cardiovascular risk factors, the Prader Will Syndrome and the late effects of cancer therapy in adolescents. Studies on the effects of puberty hormones on adolescent health and wellbeing are part of her ongoing research program, together with the studies on the methodological issues uniquely associated with adolescent research. Much of her research has been translated into clinical practice.