Unaccredited Activities

Clinical Conversations

Dates & Times: Thursday November 10 & Friday November 11 between 11:30am – 1:00pm

Location: Exhibit Hall – Clinical Conversations theatre

Clinical Conversations Clinical Conversations are short, engaging discussions focused on a specific case or problem, clinical trial milestone, new development or innovation that impacts clinical care. Clinicians’ interest and retention of information is heightened by the concise and focused format. They are educational in nature and designed to offer clinical pearls to improve practice and support better patient outcomes. Clinical Conversations are unaccredited but educational.

November 10th:
Title Presented By
9:55 to 10:10

I Get It, I Get It: Behaviour Change is Important; But How Am I Supposed to Accomplish This in The Limited Time I Have?
Dr. Michael Vallis

Learning Objectives:

  1. To reflect on the barriers to behaviour change support in clinical practice and understand how technology can help with establishing a change-based relationship as well as guide the patient between visits.
  2. To illustrate how technology can be used as a dialogue tool during clinical visits to better blend medical and behaviour management.
  3. To demonstrate how technology can be used by PwD and encouraged by HCPs to adhere to evidence based behaviour change interventions in the areas of motivation and behaviour modification
15:55 - 16:10

Practical Tips for GLP-1 RA Use in Complex Cases
Dr. Akshay Jain
Dr. Gihane Zarifa

Novo Nordisk
17:50 - 18:05

Solving the Puzzle of CKD in T2D
Dr. Alice Cheng
Dr. Ron Goldenberg
Lori Berard

Bayer Inc.
18:05 - 18:20

When Continuous Glucose Monitoring is not enough: discussing findings from ADAPT (Advanced Hybrid Closed Loop Study in Adult Population with Type 1 Diabetes)

Join Dr. Sue Pedersen who will discuss highlights on ADAPT, a multi-national randomized controlled study recently published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review key outcomes of transitioning from MDI + isCGM to Automated Closed Loop Insulin Delivery in adults with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes
  2. Discuss the benefits of automated insulin delivery (AID) systems in persons living with type 1 diabetes
November 11th:
Title Presented By
9:55 - 10:10

Ask the Experts – What Could the Future of Diabetes Management Look Like?
Dr. Sue D. Pedersen
Lori Berard

15:55 - 16:10

Pump Therapy for Management of Type 2 Diabetes: Is there a Benefit?
Dr. David Miller

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the data on CSII use in managing type 2 diabetes
  2. Recognize the limitations of provincial reimbursement for CSII
  3. Learn how Dr. Miller uses CSII in his patient population with a case study review
17:50 - 18:05

A Case-Based Discussion on Applying Recent Evidence and Guidelines
Dr Peter Lin, MD, CCFP

What can you do right now to prevent a cardiovascular (CV) event or death in your statin-treated patients with elevated triglycerides? Hear from two clinicians discuss their approach for reducing persistent CV risk in their patients living with diabetes.  

Learning objectives:

  1. Recognize that cardiovascular (CV) risk persists in statin-treated patients living with diabetes
  2. Describe evidence for CV event reduction in statin-treated patients with elevated triglycerides
  3. Apply evidence and guideline recommendations in high-risk CV patients with elevated triglycerides in a clinical setting
HLS Theraputic


Dates & Times: Thursday November 10 & Friday November 11 from 9:00am – 5:00pm
                           Saturday November 12 from 8:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Braindate Lounge and online

New this year, attendees can have valuable structured networking via an innovative tool called Braindate.

A braindate is a knowledge-sharing conversation that participants can have one-on-one or in a group, on a topic of their choice either in person at the conference in the Braindate Lounge or virtually through the platform. This will enhance attendees’ experience at conference by providing them with a structured way to meet peers and learn from one another on topics they are most interested in.

Here’s how it works:
1. Attendees complete their profile and then post topics in the Braindate Topic Market for either a one-on-one or group Braindate.
2. Attendees find Braindates they are interested in and book them.
3. In-person attendees meet at the Braindate Lounge where they are greeted by a concierge who guides them to their meeting area. Virtual attendees login to the platform and join via video.
Note: In-person and virtual attendees meet separately.

Time: All times shown in Mountain Time (Calgary).

Thursday November 10th:
Virtual: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Live: 7:00am to 7:00pm
Friday November 11th:
Virtual: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Live: 7:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday November 12th:
Virtual: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Live: 8:00am to 12:00pm

Product Theatres

Dates & Times: Thursday November 10 & Friday November 11 from 9:00am – 6:00pm

Location: Exhibit Hall

Product TheatresThe product theatre is a forum where sponsors will present a live product demonstration.

HLS Therapeutics / Pfizer Canada invites you to come by their Product Theatre during the DC/CSEM Professional Conference.  

Throughout the day during coffee breaks and lunch hour (schedule below), Canadian clinical experts will be available to answer questions on icosapent ethyl in an informal setting. An HLS Therapeutics Medical Science Liaison will also be available throughout the day. All welcome!



Time slot Thursday Nov 10 Friday Nov 11
Morning break (9:45-10:15am)

Dr Maneesh Puri (MSL)

  Dr Alescia Azzola
Lunch Time 1 (11:45am-12:30pm)

Dr Alescia Azzola

Dr Peter Lin
Lunch Time 2 (12:30-1:15pm)

Dr Jeremy Gilbert

Dr Alescia Azzola
Afternoon break (2:30-3pm)

Dr Jeremy Gilbert

Dr Peter Lin
Afternoon break (3:45-4:15pm)

Dr Alescia Azzola

Dr Peter Lin

Recharge Lounge

Dates & Times: Thursday November 10 & Friday November 11 from 9:00am – 6:00pm

Location: Telus Collab Room (South Building)

Recharge LoungeConference is busy and can be overwhelming with many learning and networking opportunities each day. People often need a quiet place to escape and recharge. We’ve created an area for attendees to recharge their minds, bodies and devices.

IDEA Lounge

Dates & Times: Thursday November 10 & Friday November 11 from 9:00am – 6:00pm

Location: IDEA lounge and online

IDEA LoungeThe IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility) Lounge is an open space that provides attendees with an opportunity to:
- learn about IDEA best practices in health professional and community settings
- discuss and identify anti-racist and anti-oppression approaches to complex health challenges, in a safe, immersive, and transforming dialogue experience
With guidance of subject matter experts, thought leaders, and resources, you will be better equipped to apply these learnings into your professional practice