Associate Professor Anthony Russell (MBBS PhD FRACP) is Director of the Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane and Co-Chair of the Statewide Diabetes Clinical Network.  He is recognized nationally as a key opinion leader in the field of diabetes. A/Prof Russell's research interests are around models of care for the management of diabetes and is currently a Chief Investigator on NHMRC grants in this field. He has over 70 publications. Tony works closely with GPs and has developed a model of care for management of complex Type 2 diabetes in the community with up-skilled GPs. Tony provides outreach services to Mt Isa, Cloncurry and Cunnamulla and has established a telehealth service delivering endocrine consultations to over 46 sites across the State.