World Diabetes Day 2020 and in keeping with the spirit of WHO "Year of the Nurse and Midwife" -

FEND establishes an annual FEND recognition award for Diabetes Specialist Nurses and Diabetes Specialist Midwives who have made significant contributions to diabetes care, research and education.

Mrs Anne-Marie Felton FEND President & Co-founder
Dr Rita Forde FEND Secretary

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Prof Trisha Dunning AM


Professor Trisha Dunning AM, RN, CDE, MEd,  PhD
Chair in Nursing, Centre for Quality Patient Safety Research, Barwon health/Deakin University Partnership.
Professor Dunning is an internationally recognised diabetes nurse educator. She has authored over 300 peer-reviewed and other publications, 15 books, 36 book chapters and 3 led the development of clinical practice guidelines. She is regularly invited to speak at national and international conferences.

She has received many awards for her work including being made a Member of the Order of Australia, induced into Sigma Theta tau Researcher Hall of Fame and the Victorian Honour Roll of women.

She lives in rural Victoria, Australia with her beloved alpacas, Westie dog and husband John where she dabbles in gardening and writes short stories.

(image) Certificate of FEND Recognition Award