Join Diabetes Canada and the Julia McFarlane Diabetes Research Centre (JMDRC) on November 10, 2018 for the 16th annual Diabetes Awareness Day and Expo!

Date & Time

November 10, 2018 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Mountain Time)


Register for free online or email your full name, or contact Camille Morozowski at or call 403-266-0620 Ext. 1117

By registering now you will reserve your place, be entered to win a door prize, and receive pre-event updates and notices.

FREE PARKING in Foothills Hospital Lot 6.

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This FREE event will help you learn ways to live a healthy life with diabetes. It’s perfect for anyone living with or affected by diabetes who wants to learn about self-management, hear about the latest diabetes research or learn about community resources in their area.

There will be a tradeshow to explore, presentations with information you can use, refreshments served and the opportunity to win prizes!

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Health Science Centre
University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine
3330 Hospital Drive NW

The Diabetes Canada textile recycling program will also be on-site accepting reusable clothing donations at the door, be sure to bring in your gently used clothing and small electronics to donate.


8:00-9:00 AM

Registration and Welcome/EXPO booth Viewing

9:00-9:25 AM

Update on type 1 diabetes research

Dr. Carol Huang, Associate Professor and Head, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Pediatrics

9:25-9:50 AM

Update on type 2 diabetes research

Dr. David C.W. Lau, Professor, Departments of Medicine and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

9:50-10:15 AM

Diabetes and Kidney Health

Dr. Louis Girard, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

10:15-10:25 AM

World Health stretch break

10:25-11:30 AM

Nutrition break and Trade show

11:30-12:00 PM

What is the best diet, keto or intermittent fast or others?

Ms. Kim Young, Registered Dietitian, and Certified Diabetes Educator

12:00-12:30 PM

Metabolic surgery for type 2 diabetes

Dr.Esti Debru, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery and Site chief, Peter Lougheed Ctr. Division of Surgery

12:30-1:00 PM

Motivational speaker

Mr. Chris Jarvis, Olympic Rower, I Challenge Diabetes Charity, Motivational Speaker

1:00-2:00 PM

Trade show remain open for viewing

Diabetes Canada and the JMDRC would like to thank our sponsors who have joined us to help make this event possible.



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