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

#DCAN2021

The conference agenda to become available in mid-July!
AUGUST 2-3

November 23-26, 2021

NO TRAVEL NEEDED

No Travel Needed

GUEST EXPERTS

Breakout Sessions

LEARN & NETWORK

Learn & Network

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.





Monday, November 22, 2021

11:00 – 16:00

Diabetes Canada & Diabetes Action Canada Trainee Day

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

11:00 – 16:45

CSEM 15th Annual Endocrine Residents’ Day Review Course

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

10:30 – 11:45

Opening remarks, Session 1

Speaker(s): To be announced (TBA)

12:00 – 12:45

Session 2

Speaker(s): TBA

13:00 – 13:45

Lunch / Networking / Exhibits

Co–Developed Accredited Lunch

14:00 – 14:50

Session 3

Speaker(s): TBA

15:00 – 15:45

Session 4

Speaker(s): TBA

16:00 – 16:45

Session 5

Speaker(s): TBA

17:00 – 17:45

Networking / Exhibits

Co–Developed Accredited Symposium

Wednesday, November 24, 2021: Allied Health Stream

9:00 – 10:00

Lifetime Achievement Award: Lecture

Speaker: To be announced (TBA)

10:30 – 11:45

Plenary Lecture 1: History and story of insulin, and how far we have come and where we are heading

Dr. Bernard Zinman

12:00 – 12:45

Session 6: Myth vs truth: the safety profile of anti-hyperglycemic agents

Dr. JM Gamble

Session 7: Mental Health and Resilience

Dr. Tricia Tang

Session 8

Speaker(s): TBA

Session 9

Speaker(s): TBA

13:00 – 13:45

Lunch / Networking / Exhibits

Co–Developed Accredited Lunch

14:00 – 14:50

Session 10

Speaker(s): TBA

Session 11

Speaker(s): TBA

Allied Health Oral Abstract Session 1

Allied Health Oral Abstract Session 2

15:00 – 15:45

Session 12: Diabetes and Technology

Cecilia Hamming

Session 13

Speaker(s): TBA

Session 14

Speaker(s): TBA

Session 15

Speaker(s): TBA

16:00 – 16:45

Isabel Lockerbie Address

Shawn Shepheard

17:00 – 17:45

Networking / Exhibits

Co–Developed Accredited Symposium



Thursday, November 25, 2021: Scientific Stream

9:00 – 10:00

Young Scientist Award: Lecture

Speaker: To be announced (TBA)

10:30 – 11:45

Plenary Lecture 2: Islet Cell Transplantation and Stem Cell Research

Dr. James Shapiro

12:00 – 12:45

Session 16: MicroRNAs: to understand and predict GDM and its complications

Dr. Luigi Bouchard

Session 17

Speaker(s): TBA

Session 18

Speaker(s): TBA

Session 19

Speaker(s): TBA

13:00 – 13:45

Lunch / Networking / Exhibits

Co–Developed Accredited Lunch

14:00 – 14:50

Clinical Stream Oral Abstract Session 1

Pre-clinical Oral Abstract Session 2

Translational Oral Abstract Session 3

Clinical Care Abstract Session 4

15:00 – 15:45

Session 20

Speaker(s): TBA

Session 21

Speaker(s): TBA

Session 22

Speaker(s): TBA

Session 23

Speaker(s): TBA

16:00 – 16:45

Session 24

Speaker(s): TBA

Session 25

Speaker(s): TBA

Session 26

Speaker(s): TBA

Session 27

Speaker(s): TBA

17:00 – 17:45

Networking / Exhibits

Co–Developed Accredited Symposium

Friday, November 26, 2021: CSEM Stream

10:00 – 10:30

CSEM Poster Viewing

Please visit the posters 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 28: Women’s Reproductive Health Symposium

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

Moderator: Dr. Sabrina Gill

12:00 – 12:15

Lunch / Networking / Exhibits

CSEM Poster Viewing

12:15 – 13:00

Session 29: Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis in Children and Adults

Dr. Leanne Ward

Dr. Rick Adachi

13:00 – 13:45

Co–Developed Accredited Symposium

13:45 – 14:00

Networking / Exhibits / Clinical Conversation

14:00 – 15:30

Resident Clinical Vignettes / Research Projects

Dr. Breay Paty

15:30 – 15:45

Networking / Exhibits / Clinical Conversation

15:45 – 16:45

Session 30: 2021 Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines for the Management of Dyslipidemia for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in the Adult

Dr. Robert Hegele

Dr. Naomi Severin

Sponsors

LEAD SUPPORTERS

 

 

VISIONARY SUPPORTER

 

CONTRIBUTOR SUPPORTER

 

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.

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

Registration Category Until September 29, 2021 September 29-TBD TBD-November 23
Full Conference Member
Member (Diabetes Canada Regular/Student Membership, CSEM Trainee/Student Membership) Full Conference Pass $100 $120 $150
Full Conference Member
Non-member Full Conference Pass $250 $300 $350
Membership Fees
Diabetes Canada Regular Professional Membership $120 $120 $120
Diabetes Canada Student Membership $0 $0 $0
CSEM Trainee/Student Membership $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 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.