Let’s End Diabetes: 2021 Diabetes Canada/CSEM Professional Conference

#DCAN2021

The conference agenda is now available!
AUGUST 2-3

November 23-26, 2021

NO TRAVEL NEEDED

No Travel Needed

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Breakout Sessions

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Why Attend?

Attend Canada’s most highly anticipated diabetes-related conference in the comfort of your own home and learn about significant advances in diabetes research, treatment, and care. Through the course of the conference, delegates will have the opportunity to attend original research presentations and take part in information sharing with leading diabetes, endocrinology, and related field experts. More information on programming to come! Grab your spot today.

2021 Diabetes Canada/CSEM Professional Conference
Program Schedule

For more information about the 2021 Diabetes Canada/CSEM Professional Conference, please visit dcanconference.ca

*Note: all times in ET. Overview of schedule is informational only.

OVERALL CONFERENCE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of this conference, I am able to:

• Integrate into my practice, knowledge and skills gained from the sharing of Canadian and international research and clinical studies

• Discuss recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes, endocrine and metabolic conditions and diseases

• Compare and contrast core concepts, new advances and clinical experiences





Monday, November 22, 2021

11:00 – 15:45

Diabetes Canada & Diabetes Action Canada Trainee Day

Theme: Plan your journey: from publishing your science to developing your career

11:00 – 17:15

CSEM 15th Annual Endocrine Residents’ Day Review Course

Tuesday, November 23, 2021: Indigenous Science and Content Stream

11:30 – 11:45

Opening Remarks

Speaker(s): TBA

11:45 – 12:45

Plenary Lecture 1: Racism in Healthcare Systems

Jennifer Moore Rattray

Chair: Denise Lambert

13:00 – 13:45

Lunch / Networking / Exhibits

Co–Developed Accredited Lunch: Obesity Management in Your Practice: Simple Recommendations to Improve Patient Case – Obesity Pharmacotherapy

Faculty: Jeffery Habert, MD, CCFP, FCFP; Sue Pedersen, MD, FRCPC; Michael Boivin, BSc.Phm, CDE, CTE

14:00 – 14:45

Session 2: Food Mobilization Efforts in the Wapekeka First Nation: A Pandemic Response to the Ongoing Food Security Crisis

Speaker: Michael Robidoux, PhD; Keira Loukes, MES, OCT

Chair: Julianne Sanguins, RN, PhD

15:00 – 15:45

Networking / Exhibits

Co–Developed Accredited Symposium: Hybrid Closed-Loop technology: A Reviewed Role for the Diabetes Healthcare Team

Faculty: Shahzan Amed, MD, MSc; Alexander Abitbol, MDCM, FRCPC; Michelle Chrisp, BN, CDE; Céline Huot, MD, FRCPC

16:45 – 17:45

Poster Viewing

Please visit the posters in the Virtual Poster Hall and ask questions of the presenters.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021: Allied Health Stream

9:00 – 10:00

Diabetes Canada Lifetime Achievement Award: Lecture

Award Receipient: Mary-Ellen Harper, PhD

10:00 – 10:30

Poster Viewing

Please visit the posters in the Virtual Poster Hall and ask questions of the presenters.

10:30 – 11:45

Plenary Lecture 2: History and story of insulin, and how far we have come and where we are heading

Bernard Zinman, CM, MD, FRCPC, FACP

Chair: Kerry Mansell, BSP, PharmD, MBA

12:00 – 12:45

Session 3: Myth vs truth: the safety profile of anti-hyperglycemic agents

JM Gamble, PhD

Chair: Kerry Mansell, BSP, PharmD, MBA

Session 4: Heavenly Sweet Talk: The Impact of Meaning and Purpose on COVID 19, Diabetes Distress and Clinician Burnout

Barry Simon, MD, FRCPC, CDE

Chair: Julia Bannister, MSW, RSW, CDE

Session 5: Hormonal changes throughout the adult lifespan and their effects on diabetes

Jennifer Yamamoto, MD, MSc, FRCPC;

Adam Millar, MD, MScCH, FRCPC

Chair: Cynthia Keith, PDt, MAHN, CDE

Session 6: Obesity Management for Solo Practitioners and Multidisciplinary Teams

Sean Wharton, MD, PharmD

Chair: Susie Jin, RPh, CDE, CRE

13:00 – 13:45

Lunch / Networking / Exhibits

Co–Developed Accredited Lunch: Two Paths to Target: The Role of Dual GIP/GLP-1 Receptor Agonism in Type 2 Diabetes

Faculty: Julie Lovshin, MD, PhD, FRCPC; Alice Cheng, MD, FRCPC; Daniel Ngui, MD, FCFP; Lisa Maks, CNS; Mahua Ghosh, MD, FRCPC

14:00 – 14:50

Allied Health Oral Abstract Session 1

Chair: Leta Philp, BScN, RN, CDE

Honouring the Stories and Experiences of Indigenous Peoples with Diabetes through Trauma-informed Care

Speakers: Barbara MacDonald, Rebecca Sovdi

Patient Perspectives on Virtual Care for Diabetes Management in the Era of COVID-19

Speaker: Paul Beamish

Self-Foot Screen for Patients to Prevent Diabetic Foot Ulcers During a Pandemic

Speaker: Melanie Mainville

Allied Health Oral Abstract Session 2

Chair: Susie Jin, RPh, CDE, CRE

COVID-19 Impact on Diabetes Management

Speaker: Alexandria Ratzki-Leewing

Does having better knowledge on type 1 diabetes management associated with lower reported hypoglycemic risk during and after physical activity?

Speaker: Karine Paiement

Types of Social Support offered through a Virtual Peer Support Network in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes

Speaker: Nancy Wu

Allied Health Oral Abstract Session 3

Chair: Cynthia Keith, PDt, MAHN, CDE

Diabetes and Technology: The Dietitian's Perspective on Nutrition Therapy in the virtual world

Speaker: Piraveena Piremathasan

Policy reform to support insulin injections in Nova Scotia schools: A 3I analysis

Speaker: Megan Kean

Improving Diabetes Care and Outcomes in Hemodialysis Patients: An Endocrinology Quality Improvement Initiative

Speaker: Shaily Brahmbhatt

Allied Health Oral Abstract Session 4

Chair: Zaina Albalawi, MD, MSc, FRCPC

A Scoping Review of Foot Screening in People with Diabetes Mellitus across Canada

Speaker: Jahnhavi Patel

Connect1dCanada validation study in patient-driven design to accelerate research in type 1 diabetes

Speaker: Peter Senior

Starting the Process of Quality Improvement in Edmonton’s Tertiary Diabetes Clinics: Getting our Data Ducks in a Row

Speaker: Roseanne Yeung

Validation of Short-term Projection of Diabetes Prevalence using the Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System

Speaker: Helene Gardiner

15:00 – 15:45

Session 7: Diabetes and Technology

Cecilia Hamming, BScN, CDE, CPT

Chair: Leta Philp, BScN, RN, CDE

Session 8: Clinical Practice Guidelines Update

Peter Senior, MBBS (Hons), PhD, FRCP(E), FRCP;

Harpreet Bajaj, MD, MPH, FACE

Chair: Susie Jin, RPh, CDE, CRE

Session 9: Nutrition for Wellness

Jennifer Brown, MSc, RD, CBE;

Piraveena Piremathasan, RD, CDE, CBE

Chair: Kim Young, RD, MSH, CDE

Session 10: Improving care for women with diabetes and pregnancy across the lifecourse and in remote Australia

Louise Maple-Brown, PhD

Chair: Ariane Godbout, MD FRCPC

16:00 – 16:45

Isabel Lockerbie Address: Life is Sweet

Shawn Shepheard

Chair: Kerry Mansell, BSP, PharmD, MBA

17:00 – 17:45

Networking / Exhibits

Co–Developed Accredited Symposium: R.A.D.A.R.R: Reflecting and Adapting Diabetes Approaches for Renal Risk

Faculty: Christine Lapointe, IPSSA; Akshay Jain MD, FRCPC, FACE, CCD, ECNU, DABIM, DABOM; Veronica Silva MD, FRCPC; Robert Goldberg, MD, MScCH, FRCPC



Thursday, November 25, 2021: Scientific Stream

9:00 – 10:00

Early Career Researcher Partnership Award (formerly called the Young Scientist Award): Lecture

Award Receipient: Francis Lynn, PhD

10:30 – 11:45

Plenary Lecture 3: The Onward Journey from Insulin, Islets, Stem Cells and Beyond for Cell Therapy in Diabetes

James Shapiro, MD, PhD, FRCS(Eng), FRCSC, MSM, FRSC

Chair: Christine Doucette, PhD

12:00 – 12:45

Session 11: Diabetes and Pregnancy

Camille Powe, MD;

Luigi Bouchard, RT, PhD, MBA

Chair: Ariane Godbout, MD FRCPC

Session 12: Beta Cell Stress and Dysfunction in Diabetes

Amelia Linnemann, PhD;

Scott Soleimanpour, PhD

Chair: Peter Thompson, PhD

Session 13: Neonatal Diabetes and MODY

Anna Gloyn, DPhil;

Siri Greeley, MD, PhD

Chair: Sonia Butalia, MD, FRCPC, MSc

Session 14: The Mechanistic Microbiome

Fernando Anhe, PhD;

Tony Lam, PhD

Chair: Jonathan Schertzer, PhD

13:00 – 13:45

Lunch / Networking / Exhibits

Co–Developed Accredited Lunch: Diabetes Jeopardy “Live”: Exploring Hot Topics Symposium

Host: Dr. Peter Lin, MD, CCFP

Contestants: Ilana Halperin, MD, MSc, FRCPC; Akshay Jain, MD, FRCPC, FACE, CCD, ECNU, DABIM, DABOM; Thomas Ransom, MD, MSc, FRCPC; Kevin Hamming, MD, FRCPC

14:00 – 14:50

Scientific Oral Abstract Session 1

Chair: James Kim, MBBCh, PgDip (Diabetes)

First-line pharmacotherapy for incident type 2 diabetes: Prescription patterns, adherence, and associated costs

Speaker: David Campbell

Incorporating Treatment Pauses, Dosing Flexibility, and Education to Support GLP-1RA Therapy Persistence

Speaker: Peter Lin

Participant-directed Intervention Tailoring is Associated with Improvements in Glycemic Control for South Asian adults with Type 2 Diabetes

Speaker: Rawel Sidhu

Offspring Birthweight and Long-Term Risk of Maternal Diabetes

Speaker: Tina Nham

Scientific Oral Abstract Session 2

Chair: Dan Luciani, PhD

Impact of the PGC-1α Gly482Ser Polymorphism on Mouse Metabolism

Speaker: Nathalie Jouvet

The HNF-1αG319S Variant Shifts β-cell Metabolism Towards Fat Oxidation in MIN6 β-cells and Mouse Islets

Speaker: Taylor Morriseau

Profiling Calcium-Dependent Gene Expression and Identifying Functional Diversity in Human Islet Cell Types

Speaker: Ji Soo Yoon

Sex Differences in β-cells Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Response

Speaker: George Brownrigg

Scientific Oral Abstract Session 3

Chair: Francis Lynn, PhD

Mechanistic insight regarding how NRF1 and NRF2 protect against non-alcoholic steatohepatitis

Speaker: May Akl

Suppression of ABHD6 Promotes Healthy Expansion of Adipose Tissue in Obesity

Speaker: Pegah Poursharifi

Female Renal Tubule-Specific Adipose Triglyceride Lipase Knockout Mice Develop Glucose Intolerance with Advancing Age

Speaker: Kalsha Diaguarachchige De Silva

Metabolic and Cardiovascular Impact of Ketotic Extreme Carbohydrate Restriction

Speaker: Cassandra Locatelli

Scientific Oral Abstract Session 4

Chair: Jane Yardley, PhD

Impaired Function and Altered Morphology in the Skeletal Muscles of Adult Men and Women with Type 1 Diabetes

Speaker: Thomas Hawke

ProIAPP1-67 Measurement in Type 1 Diabetes: a Novel β-cell Biomarker?

Speaker: Lindsay Pallo

Physical Activity and Nerve Structure and Function in Patients with Longstanding Type 1 Diabetes

Speaker: Evan Lewis

Ketogenesis and Ketone Excretion Before and After Empagliflozin Use in Type 1 Diabetes

Speaker: Daniel Scarr

15:00 – 15:45

Session 15: Lipoprotein Metabolism and Diabetes

Changting Xiao, PhD;

Erin Mulvihill, PhD

Chair: Scott Widenmaier, PhD

Session 16: Sex Differences in Diabetes

Elizabeth Rideout, PhD;

Michaela Devries-Aboud, PhD

Chair: Claudia Gagnon, MD

Session 17: Diabetes in the Elderly

Iliana Lega, MD, MSc, FRCPC;

Joshua Niznik, PharmD, PhD

Chair: Lorraine Lipscombe, MD, MSc

Session 18: Diabetes Remission: Using nutrition vs. pharmacotherapy

Sean McKelvey, RPh;

Hertzel Gerstein, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Chair: Jeremy Gilbert, MD, FRCPC

16:00 – 16:45

Session 19: Hormonal Control of Obesity

Jonathan Campbell, PhD;

James Johnson, PhD;

Rachel Batterham, MBBS, MSc, PhD

Chair: Erin Mulvihill, PhD

Session 20: Beyond primary prevention: The role of cities in reducing the burden of diabetes at the population level

Sarah Mah, PhD;

David Napier, MPhil, DPhil

Chair: Daniel Fuller, PhD

Session 21: Microvascular Complications: A Focus on Nephropathy

Pedro Geraldes, PhD;

Allison Dart, MD MSc FRCPC

Chair: Brandy Wicklow, MD, MSc

Session 22: The non-endocrine cells of the islet and their role in diabetes

Heather Denroche, PhD;

Sara Vasconcelos, PhD

Chair: Bruce Verchere, PhD

17:00 – 17:45

Networking / Exhibits

Co–Developed Accredited Symposium: Reflecting on the partnership between Primary Care and Endocrinologists

Faculty: Zubin Punthakee, MD, FRCPC, ABIM; Upender Mehan, MD, CCFP, FCFP; Joyce M. Arsenault, RN, CDE

18:00 – 18:30

Poster Viewing

Please visit the posters in the Virtual Poster Hall and ask questions of the presenters.

Friday, November 26, 2021: CSEM Stream

10:00 – 10:30

CSEM Poster Viewing

Please visit the posters in the Virtual Poster Hall and ask questions of the presenters.

10:30 – 12:00

Welcome and Overview of the CSEM Scientific Program

Dr. Stan Van Uum
Co-chair DC/CSEM Professional Conference; CSEM President-Elect

Session 24: Women’s Reproductive Health Symposium

  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Adolescence: Maria E. Trent, MD, MPH
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome & Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis: Dr. Anne Marie Carreau
  • Testosterone in Post-Menopausal Women: Margaret E. Wierman, MD

Moderator: Dr. Sabrina Gill

12:00 – 12:15

Lunch / Networking / Exhibits

CSEM Poster Viewing

12:15 – 13:00

Session 25: Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis in Children and Adults

Leanne Ward, MD, FRCPC

Rick Adachi, FRCPC

13:00 – 13:45

Co–Developed Accredited Symposium

What’s Your Take? A Multidisciplinary Approach to Using GLP-1RAs in Diabetes

Faculty: Dr. Amel Arnaout, Dr. Tara Sedlak (Cardiologist), Dr. Jeffrey Habert (GP), Ms. Susie Jin (Pharmacist), Dr. Anne-Marie Carreau (CSEM Rep)

13:45 – 14:00

Networking / Exhibits / Clinical Conversation

14:00 – 15:00

CANDIPS Debate: We should lower the fasting targets for gestational diabetes from 5.3 to 5.0 mmol/L

Pros: Rachel Bond, MD, FRCPC; Cons: Jennifer Yamamoto MD, MSc, FRCPC

Chair: Ariane Godbout, MD FRCPC

14:00 – 15:30

Resident Clinical Vignettes / Research Projects

Moderator: Dr. Breay Paty

Alpelisib-Induced DKA and Successful Discontinuation of Insulin within Two Weeks of Resolution

Speaker: Wei Wang

An Evaluation of Virtual Care for Gestational Diabetes using the Quadruple Aim Framework: Assessment of Patient and Provider Experience, Cost and Clinical Outcomes

Speaker: Alexa Clark

Cardiac Metastases From a Follicular Variant of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Presenting as Acute Chest Pain in a 53-year old Male

Speaker: Charlotte Rosen

First Report of Type II Diabetes Mellitus in an Adult with HMG-CoA Lyase Deficiency Associated with Hyperammonemia

Speaker: Valerie Lai

Genetic Dissection of Primary Aldosteronism in a Patient with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 (MEN1) and Concomitant Ipsilateral Adrenocortical Carcinoma and Adenoma

Speaker: Stefanie Parisien-La Salle

Insulin Reactions: What Do You Do When Your Treatment’s the Trigger?

Speaker: Madeline Edwards

Milk Alkali Syndrome as a Rare Cause of Severe Hypercalcemia in Twin Gestation

Speaker: Paul Beamish

Specific medical therapies of excess steroidogenesis in a patient with primary bilateral mecronodular adrenal hyperplasia

Speaker: Ariane De Villers-Lacasse

15:30 – 15:45

Networking / Exhibits / Clinical Conversation

15:45 – 16:45

Session 26: 2021 Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines for the Management of Dyslipidemia for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in the Adult

Robert Hegele, MD, FRCPC, FACP

Moderator: Dr. Naomi Severin

17:00 – 17:45

Networking / Exhibits

Co–Developed Accredited Symposium: Time to Act: Persistent CV Risk Beyond LDL-C

Faculty: Alice Cheng, MD, FRCPC

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Planning Committee


Section Planning Committee


Kerry Mansell, BSP, PharmD, MBA
Allied Health Section Co-Chair

Anne McLaughlin, PDt, CDE

Ariane Godbout, MD, FRCPC

Cynthia Keith, PDt, MAHN, CDE

Gail MacNeill, RN, BNSc, MEd, CDE

Jill Middlemiss, RD, CDE

JM Gamble, BScPharm, PhD

Julia Bannister, MSW, RSW, CDE

Kerrie Abel, MSW, RSW

Kim Young, RD, MSH, CDE

Leta Philp, BScN, RN, CDE

Lisa Brothers Yetman, BSc, RD, CDE

Sarah Moore, NP, MN

Steve Chalifoux, BScN, CDE

Susie Jin, RPh, CDE, CRE

Zaina Albalawi, MD, MSc, FRCPC



Scientific Section Planning Committee


Christine Doucette, Ph.D.
Scientific Section Co-Chair

Clinical Science Sub-Committee

Anna Lam, MD, MSc.

Anthony Hanley, PhD

Brandy Wicklow, MD, MSc

Claudia Gagnon, MD

Daniel Fuller, PhD

Eyal Kraut, MD, FRCPC

James Kim, MBBCh, PgDip (Diabetes)

Jane Yardley, PhD

Jeremy Gilbert, MD, FRCPC

Lorraine Lipscombe, MD, MSc

Mahua Ghosh, MBBS, PhD, FRCPC

Sonia Butalia, MD, FRCPC, MSc

Basic Science Sub-Committee

Bruce Verchere, PhD

Dan Luciani, PhD

Erin Mulvihill, PhD

Francis Lynn, PhD

Jim Johnson, PhD

Jonathan Schertzer, PhD

Pedro-Miguel Geraldes, PhD

Peter Thompson, PhD

Robin Duncan, PhD

Scott Widenmaier, PhD



Indigenous Science and Content Section Planning Committee


Dale Steinhauer
Indigenous Science and Content Section Co-Chair

Denise Lambert

Jeff LaPlante

Julianne Sanguins, RN, PhD

Linda Diffey, MSc, PhD(c)

Taylor Morriseau, PhD(c)



CSEM Section Planning Committee


Stan Van Uum, MD, Ph.D., FRCPC
CSEM Section Co-Chair

Andrea Haqq, MD, MHS, FRCPC, FAAP

Catherine Kelly, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Churn-Ern Yip, MD, FRCPC

Elizabeth Rosolowsky, MD, FRCPC

Heather Lochnan, MD, FRCPC

Isabelle Bourdeau, MD, FRCPC

Jean-Patrice Baillargeon, MD, FRCPC

Jeremy Gilbert, MD, FRCPC

Katherine Morrison, MD, FRCPC

Naomi Severin, MD, FRCPC

Nicole Pun, MD

Ralf Paschke, MD, PhD

Sabrina Gill, MD, FRCPC

Sara Awad, MD

Frequently Asked Questions

This year our conference goes virtual. Join us from the comfort of your own home!
Our virtual conference will take place from November 23, 2021 to November 26, 2021.
You will use the login credentials received in your registration confirmation email to enter the site. Once you login you will be taken to the virtual lobby and will be able to view welcome and instructional videos on how to navigate our virtual conference. You will receive a virtual conference bag which will include a detailed program, as well as additional diabetes related information from our sponsors.'
Much like an in-person conference you will be able to watch presentations in the virtual auditorium and participate in Q&A sessions. There is also an interactive tradeshow where you can visit a variety of diabetes related exhibits and ask questions of company representatives via chat box or arrange a private chat via audio or video options.
Virtual events bring the experience of an in-person conference to your personal computer, so just like an in-person conference, you have the freedom to pick the sessions you attend. But many say that attending the event in its entirety will help you get the most out of the experience.
All diabetes and endocrinology professionals are welcome.
The Diabetes Canada/CSEM Professional Conference is Canada’s most highly anticipated diabetes-related conference.
It is an opportunity to:
  • Learn about significant advances in diabetes research, treatment, and care
  • Attend original research presentations that are accredited
  • Take part in information sharing with leading diabetes, endocrinology, and related field experts.
Absolutely. We are counting on you to invite others! Help us spread the word. You can simply share the link to this page and they can register at their convenience.
NEW TO 2021! Referral Program: If you have attended the annual conference last year and know someone that hasn't attended ever or within the past two years, encourage them to register this year! If you have the most referrals that complete their registration to attend this year’s professional conference, you will receive a free conference registration (Must be a Diabetes Canada/CSEM members with an active membership valid up until November 26, 2021).
New in 2021, we will have:
  • Division by stream per day for Indigenous (November 23), Allied Health (November 24), Scientific (November 25), and CSEM (November 26)
  • Indigenous content integrated throughout
  • 45 min accredited sessions including live Q&A
  • Virtual Exhibit Hall
  • Virtual Poster Hall
  • Virtual Networking Opportunities
  • Virtual Art Gallery
During the presentation, questions can be typed into the chat box at anytime, however the speaker will wait until the allotted Q & A period at the end of the presentation to answer questions from the audience.

CSEM Residents’ Day Review

The Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (CSEM) is excited to offer the 2021 Residents' Day Review Course virtually on Monday, November 22, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., prior to the 2021 Diabetes Canada/Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism Professional Conference.

Residents’ Day consists of workshops and lectures on endocrinology topics led by experts in the field. It is specially designed to prepare you for the upcoming Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification exam in endocrinology. NEW THIS YEAR! Join our Meet-the-Professor sessions: small group, interactive case discussions with experts. There will be lots of time to ask questions.

Resident clinical vignettes and research project abstracts can be submitted here before September 6, 2021 at 11:55p.m ET.

Diabetes Action Canada Trainee Day

The Diabetes Action Canada (DAC) Training and Mentoring Program in collaboration with Diabetes Canada is pleased to offer again in 2021 the Diabetes Action Canada Virtual Trainee Day – Plan your journey: from publishing your science to developing your career. The event will take place on Monday, November 22, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. ET prior to the Virtual 2021 Diabetes Canada/Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism Professional Conference.

All post-secondary students (e.g. Bachelors, Masters, PhD, post- doctoral or M.D.) enrolled at a college or university in a diabetes/health-care related field are eligible to become student members

Student members enjoy the same benefits as regular members free of charge for up to two years.

Complete the application form and email it along with your proof of enrollment to professional.membership@diabetes.ca. All applicants must provide proof of full-time status that confirms the start and end dates of their program.

No, you do not need to download or install any software to participate in our conference. Nor do you need a webcam to take part. You only need to have access to the internet.
For any technical assistance, please contact us dcan2021@getvfairs.io OR visit our virtual Help Desk depicted in the internal lobby and a vFairs representative will be available to help you.

The vFairs platform includes the following accessibility features:

  • Ability to increase or decrease font size
  • Read-speaker
  • Colour contrast mode
Contact us via email at info@diabetes.ca or call 1-800-BANTING (226-8464) and our information and support specialists will get back to you in 1-2 business days.