AUGUST 2-3

October 28

NO TRAVEL NEEDED

NO TRAVEL NEEDED

GUEST EXPERTS

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

LEARN & NETWORK

LEARN & NETWORK

Why Attend?

We are thrilled to re-launch registration and share this brand-new experience with you. We’re using a virtual platform that will allow our delegates to have a unique experience - much more than a webinar or video conference!



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.

2020 Diabetes Canada/CSEM Professional Conference Program At–A–Glance

For more information about the 2020 Diabetes Canada/CSEM Professional Conference, please visit dcanconference.ca

*Note: all times in ET. Schedule is tentative and may change as program is confirmed.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

11:00 – 16:00

Diabetes Canada & Diabetes Action Canada Trainee Day

Theme: Shifting the Paradigm in Patient-Oriented Research: Are We There Yet?

11:00 – 16:45

CSEM 15th Annual Endocrine Residents’ Day Review Course

Dr. Breay Paty

Faculty Representative
Dr. Nadia Moledina
Resident Representative

Wednesday, October 28, 2020: Allied Health Stream

10:45 – 11:45

Plenary Lecture 1: Diabetes and Mental Health: Never a Better Time to Expand Scope of Practice

Dr. Michael Vallis
 
12:00 – 12:45

Session 1: DIY Looping

Kate Farnsworth
 

Session 2: Telehealth and Virtual care

TBC
 

Session 3: Traditional/Originals Food Guide

Rachel Dickens
 
13:00 – 13:45

Lunch/Networking/Exhibits

Co–Developed Accredited Lunch – Topic TBC

14:00 – 14:50

Session 4: Topic: Exercise in a COVID Era

Dr. Jane Yardley
 
Dr. Ronald Sigal
 

Allied Health Oral Abstract Session 1

  1. The effect of diabetes health coaching on glycemic control and quality of life in adults living with type 2 diabetes: a community-based randomized controlled trial.
  2. Outcomes with Intermittently Scanned Continuous Glucose Monitoring (isCGM) Used Prior to First Appointment with an Endocrinologist, Compared to Fingerstick Monitoring (FSBGM): SPOT-FIRST study
  3. Patient and Paramedic Experiences with a Direct Electronic Referral Program for Hypoglycemia Education Following Paramedic Service Assist-Requiring Hypoglycemia: A Qualitative Study
  4. Benefits of Flash Glucose Sensors on Type 2 Diabetes Management and Exercise Behaviour in Insulin and Non-Insulin treated Patients

Allied Health Oral Abstract Session 2

  1. The Association of Exercise Blood Glucose on Post-Exercise Hypoglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes
  2. Variation in Patient-described Barriers and Facilitators to Diabetes Self-Management by Glycemic Control and Individual-Level Characteristics
  3. Evaluation of a novel approach to health care delivery: The inclusion of an Indigenous Knowledge Keeper and Art therapy in a youth onset type 2 diabetes clinic
  4. Barriers and facilitators to providing psychosocial care in pediatric diabetes in our province
15:00 – 15:45

Session 5: Drugs in pregnancy (metformin use / MiTY Trial)

Dr. Denice Feig
 

Session 6: Update on Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines

TBC
 

Session 7: Chemotherapy and corticosteroid use. Can we do better to manage our diabetic patients?

Dr. Hélène Long; Steve Chalifoux
 
16:00 – 16:45

Isabel Lockerbie Address: Understanding siwinikan aspinewin ("Diabetes") and the whole human

Dr. James Makokis
 
17:00 – 17:45

Networking/Exhibits

Co–Developed Accredited Symposium– Topic TBC

Thursday, October 29, 2020: Scientific Stream

10:45 – 11:45

Plenary Lecture 2: COVID-19 and Diabetes

Dr. Alice Cheng
 
12:00 – 12:45

Session 8: Clinical Stream: T2D prevention & Lifestyle

Dr. Harpreet Bajaj
 
Dr. Jon McGavock
 

Session 9: Pre-clinical Stream: Islet Dysfunction

Dr. Patrick MacDonald
 

Session 10: Translational Stream: Renal Complications

TBC
 
13:00 – 13:45

Lunch/Networking/Exhibits

Co–Developed Accredited Lunch – Topic TBC

14:00 – 14:50

Clinical Stream Oral Abstract Session 1

  1. A Meal Detection Algorithm for the Artificial Pancreas: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes
  2. Hypertension and Albuminuria in Pediatric Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
  3. Novel Fully-Automated Fiasp-plus-Pramlintide Artificial Pancreas for Type 1 Diabetes: Randomized Controlled Trial
  4. Urine cytokine levels and albuminuria progression over 2 years in youth with Type 2 Diabetes

Pre-clinical Oral Abstract Session 2

  1. Investigating the molecular and metabolic regulators of rhythmic insulin secretion over 24 hours
  2. Lysosomal dysfunction and impaired autophagy exacerbate hypoxia-induced β-cell death and islet graft failure
  3. RGS9 is Required for Glucose-induced Beta-cell Proliferation in Ex Vivo Pancreatic Islets
  4. CRISPR-Cas9 optogenetic system for insulin expression in human embryonic stem cell-derived beta-like cells

Translational Oral Abstract Session 3

  1. Empagliflozin is Associated with Increased Plasma Lipid Metabolites in Type 1 Diabetes
  2. Regulation of Glucose Metabolism via the Intra-Islet DPP4/Incretin Axis
  3. Effects of Carbamazipne and other Nav 1.7 inhibition on Human Pancreatic β-cell survival and type 1 diabetes initiation
  4. Investigating the Contribution of the HNF-1αG319S Gene Variant to Early-Onset Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) using MIN6 β-cells and Mice
15:00 – 15:45

Session 11: Clinical Stream: T2D Pharmacotherapy: SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP-1 receptor agonists in combination

Dr. Jeremy Gilbert
 
Dr. Ron Goldenberg
 

Session 12: Pre-clinical Stream: T1D Biomarkers and Disease Prediction

TBC
 

Session 13: Translational Stream: Developmental Origins of Diabetes

Dr. Brandy Wicklow
 
Dr. Jenny Bruin
 
16:00 – 16:45

Session 14: Clinical Stream: Transition to Adult Care

Dr. Sonia Butalia
 

Session 15: Pre-clinical Stream: Adipose Tissue Dysfunction

TBC
 

Session 16: Translational Stream: Therapeutic Nutrition

TBC
 
17:00 – 17:45

Networking/Exhibits

Co–Developed Accredited Symposium – Topic TBC



Friday, October 30, 2020: CSEM Stream

10:45 – 11:45

Dr. Jacques Genest Lecture: New Developments in Imaging for Endocrinologists

Prof. Dr. James Nagarajah
 
12:00 – 12:45

Dr. Henry Friesen Lecture: Genetic testing in daily clinical endocrinology practice with a focus on diabetes

Dr. Andrew Hattersley

13:00 – 13:45

Lunch/Networking/Exhibits

Co–Developed Accredited Lunch – Topic TBC

14:00 – 15:45

Resident Clinical Vignettes/Research Projects Session

14:00 – 14:45

Session 17: Obesity Update – New Guidelines

Dr. Sue Pedersen
 
17:00 – 17:45

Networking/Exhibits

Co–Developed Accredited Symposium – Topic TBC

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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 October 28th, 2020 to October 30th, 2020.
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.
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.
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 in 2020, we will have:
  • Division by stream per day for Allied Health (October 28), Scientific (October 29), and CSEM (October 30)
  • Indigenous content integrated throughout
  • 45 min accredited sessions including live Q&A
  • Virtual Exhibit Hall
  • Virtual Poster Hall
  • Virtual Networking Opportunities
  • Cultural Safety Post-Conference Workshop
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.

Diabetes Action Canada Trainee Day

Diabetes Canada and Diabetes Action Canada are pleased to announce the Virtual Trainee Day: Shifting the Paradigm in Patient-Oriented Research: Are We There Yet? It will take place on Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. prior to the 2020 Diabetes Canada/Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism Professional Conference and Annual Meetings.

This is an excellent opportunity for trainees to learn about Patient-Oriented Research (POR) through patient partner stories, hone your grant writing skills, improve team building and learn about POR Decision tools

CSEM Residents’ Day Review

The Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (CSEM) is excited to announce that the 2020 Residents' Day Review Course will be offered virtually on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., prior to the 2020 Diabetes Canada/Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism Professional Conference. Residents’ Day is FREE for CSEM Resident Members - Join CSEM. The day’s agenda will be posted on the CSEM website once confirmed.

Resident clinical vignettes and research project abstracts can be submitted here before September 7, 2020.

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.

The full conference registration fee includes access to all sessions, exhibits, posters, and sponsored events.

Registration Category Until Aug 12, 2020 Aug 13-Oct 21 Oct 22-30
DIABETES CANADA / CSEM PROFESSIONAL MEMBER
Member Full Conference Pass $100 $120 $145
One Day Member Conference Pass $75 $100 N/A
NON-MEMBER
Non-Member Full Conference Pass $200 $250 $300
One Day Non-Member Conference Pass $175 $225 N/A
MEMBER OPPORTUNITIES
Diabetes Canada Professional Membership* $75 $105 $105
Diabetes Canada Professional Membership (trainee, student) $0 $0 $0

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 tech@vfairs.com 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 call centre staff will get back to you in 1-2 business days.