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CSEM Research and Discovery Day

  • 01 Oct 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Online



CSEM Research and Discovery Day

Friday, October 1, 2021; 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET

From Bench to Bedside: Lessons Still to be Learned a Century After the Discovery of Insulin

Half-day, online conference

A century ago, Canadian researchers Frederick Banting and Charles Best, discovered insulin working under the directorship of John Macleod at the University of Toronto; further work by James Collip led to the additional purification of insulin. With incredible speed and collaboration, insulin was ready to use to save the lives of people with Type 1 diabetes mellitus.  This scientific breakthrough was one of the most important advancements in medical history.

Using this ground-breaking discovery as a framework, the symposium will connect, engage, inform and support endocrinologists in their work as researchers and clinicians. Key developments and anecdotes from past research will frame current parallels in emerging research and the current management of diabetes and comorbidities to illustrate lessons learned and the potential of future discoveries.

This session is free for CSEM members and $100 for non-members. If you have not yet renewed your CSEM membership for 2021, kindly log in to renew here.

Faculty Presenters

Dr. Gillian Booth, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital

Dr. Greg Korbutt, Alberta Diabetes Institute, University of Alberta

Dr. Mark Prentki, University of Montreal, Montreal Diabetes Research Center

Dr. Ronald Sigal, Cumming School of Medicine and Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary

Dr. Donna Vine (Chair), University of Alberta, Alberta Diabetes Institute

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • to compare past, current and future trends in incidence of diabetes and co-morbidities
  • to describe innovations in treatment of diabetes and its comorbidities
  • to describe novel insights into mechanisms of diabetes
  • to discuss emerging diagnostic approaches and biomarkers for diabetes and its comorbidities

CSEM's Research and Discovery Day has received educational grants from Novo Nordisk Canada, Lilly, and MD Financial. The Research Day is planned independently by CSEM to ensure scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.

The Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism

La Société canadienne d'endocrinologie et de métabolisme
192 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 1W8, Canada
Tel: 613-594-0005
Fax: 613-569-6574

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