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October 02, 2019 | RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg 2019 Diabetes Canada/CSEM Professional Conference

Join us in Winnipeg between October 2-5, 2019 for the 2019 Diabetes Canada/Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (CSEM) Professional Conference. For an exciting four days, you will have the opportunity to exchange knowledge, learn, grow and network with like-minded colleagues who share an interest in improving the lives of people living with diabetes and other endocrinology disorders.

Key Dates to Remember

June 2019 - Abstract decisions emailed.
August 10, 2019 - Early bird registration rate ends.
September 20, 2019 - Advance registration rate ends

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Location Details

October 02, 2019
1:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
375 York Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J3

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Plenary speakers

Dr. Gillian Booth

University of Toronto

Social Determinants of Health and Diabetes

Thursday, October 3, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Dr. Booth’s research focuses on health outcomes related to diabetes; specifically, how socioeconomic, built environmental and health-care factors influence the risk of diabetes and its complications. She has extensive experience in using large provincial health care, survey databases, and geographic information systems (GIS) methodology to study contextual factors influencing the development of diabetes. Dr. Booth has established an interdisciplinary program of research, The 'Healthy Cities, Healthier Lives' Research Program, to investigate how different aspects of the built environment can be better designed or modified to promote health. She is also leading the SPOR/JDRF iCT T1ME (Type 1 Diabetes virtual self- Management Education and Support) trial, which aims to help patients achieve better diabetes control in a more seamless, patient-friendly manner.

Dr. Jason Gill

University of Glasgow

Management and Remission of Type 2 Diabeteswith Lifestyle: Is it possible?

Thursday, October 3, 2019
1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Jason Gill is Professor of Cardiometabolic Health in the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences at the University of Glasgow. He leads an active multi-disciplinary research group investigating the effects of lifestyle on the prevention and management of vascular and metabolic diseases. Major research interests include: the epidemiology of lifestyle and cardiometabolic disease risk, particularly why certain population groups appear to have increased susceptibility to the adverse effects of an ‘unhealthy’ lifestyle; lifestyle interventions for the prevention and management of cardiometabolic disease; and understanding the mechanisms by which diet and exercise regulate insulin sensitivity and lipoprotein metabolism. He is a member of the NICE guidelines committee for prevention of type 2 diabetes, and was member of development groups for the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) guidelines for the prevention and treatment of obesity and for prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Bruce Perkins

University of Toronto

Adjunctive Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes

Friday, October 4, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Bruce A Perkins, MD MPH is Professor, Endocrinologist and Diabetes Complications Clinician-Scientist at the University of Toronto appointed to the Faculty of Medicine and to the Institute of Health, Policy, Management and Evaluation. He holds the Sam and Judy Pencer Family Chair in Diabetes Clinical Research and is the Director of the Leadership Sinai Centre for Diabetes at Sinai Health System. Using cohorts and clinical trials, his research work focuses on diabetes complications and treatments for improving blood glucose control. In 2015, he was awarded the Canadian Diabetes Association/CIHR Young Scientist Award. Among other projects, he co-leads an Innovations in type 1 diabetes group within Diabetes Action Canada, a national patient-oriented research strategy. 

Dr. James Gavin III

Emory University School of Medicine

Diabetes in the Next 20 Years

Friday, October 4, 2019
1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

James R. Gavin III, MD, PhD is clinical professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, and at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana.  He serves as Chief Medical Officer of Healing Our Village, Inc. Dr. Gavin has published more than 250 articles and abstracts in such publications as Science, Journal of Applied Physiology, Diabetes, and the American Journal of Physiology. He has received the E.E. Just Award, the Herbert Nickens Award, the Emory University Medal for Distinguished Achievement, the Banting Medal for Distinguished Service from the ADA, the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Duke University School of Medicine. He was named a “Living Legend in Diabetes” by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) in 2009, and was named one of the “175 Emory History Makers” on the occasion of the celebration of the University’s 175th Anniversary.

Mr. Adam Brown


Bright Spots and landmines: Overcoming Challenges in Diabetes

Saturday, October 5, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Adam Brown is a Senior Editor at and Head of Diabetes Technology at Close Concerns. Adam brings 18 years of personal experience living with diabetes to all of his work at diaTribe, especially in testing out new technology like CGMs, insulin pumps, automated insulin delivery, and mobile apps. He writes an acclaimed column for diaTribe, Adam's Corner, which has brought useful diabetes tips to over 1 million people since 2013. Adam's first book, Bright Spots & Landmines: The Diabetes Guide I Wish Someone Had Handed Me, was published in May 2017; to date, over 100,000 copies have been sold/downloaded. He graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2011, pursuing concentrations in marketing and health-care management & policy.


Foreign attendees, if you are planning on attending the Diabetes Canada/CSEM Professional Conference please follow the instructions below. Our conference is registered with the Canadian Immigration Special Event Unit.

Submission of Applications

Canada does not have a visa office in every country so it is important that delegates visit the website of the visa office responsible for processing their visa applications. Information is available on the website on how to submit a visa application and the documentation required.

Delegates are encouraged to submit their visa applications well in advance of the date of the event at a Visa Application Centre or on-line at E-applications (e-Apps).


This system allows clients to submit applications online.

Delegates that need a visa but require their passport for other travel purposes are strongly encouraged to submit their visa applications online (e-Apps). Delegates that choose to apply online will not have to submit their passport until a decision has been made on their applications. If required, the visa office will send the applicant instructions on how and where to send their passports to finalize the visa process.

Visa Application Centres (VACs):

VACs are commercial service providers authorized by Canada to provide specific services to applicants.

VACs provide a number of services including helping applicants fill out forms, answer questions and ensure that applications are complete, thereby reducing unnecessary delays or refusals due to incomplete applications.

Applicants that are required to provide biometrics information as part of the visa application process can do so at a VAC. Additional information on the biometrics requirements is available at the IRCC website.

VACs send applications to Visa Offices and transmit decisions to applicants in a secure and confidential manner. VACs do not process visa applications and play no role in the decision-making process 

Visa Applications Processing Times:

Processing times for visa applications vary depending on the office and the time of year. Participants are encouraged to apply early for their visas and to submit complete applications, including all supporting documents.

Please visit the IRCC website for information on the time it takes to process visa applications at the various visa offices.

NEW - Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

As of March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens, and travellers with a valid Canadian visa. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents are not eligible to apply for an eTA.

Travel & Hotel

Travel Discount and Hotel Accommodaton

As a member of the National and Local Planning Committee, you are eligible to receive a 25% discount off the conference registration fee. You will automatically receive the discount when you enter the code WINNIPEG2019 during the registration process. Please note, Early Bird registration ends AUGUST 10.

Air Canada is offering attendees a discount off applicable fares to Winnipeg from September 25 to October 12, 2019. Your discount code is RPFV9Q61. To book a flight, access and enter the discount code in the search panel.

WestJet is offering 5% off Econo and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada. They are also offering 2% off Econo, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling Trans-border into and out of Winnipeg.

Please visit and use web coupon O5YM82V (Travel Agents use WDD55). The discount is only valid for travel from September 25 to October 12, 2019.


Please book hotel accommodations through the Diabetes Canada/CSEM Annual Conference 2019 registration site.

Alt Hotel Winnipeg - 310 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2H3 - $149.00 plus taxes

BW Plus Downtown Winnipeg - 330 York Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 0N9 - $174.00 plus taxes

Delta Winnipeg - 350 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3J2 -  $174.00 plus taxes

Fairmont Winnipeg- 2 Lombard Place, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 0Y3 - $219.00 plus taxes

Holiday Inn & Suites Winnipeg Downtown - 360 Colony Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2P3 - $149.00 plus taxes

Inn at the Forks - 75 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 0A2 - $209.00 plus taxes

Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown - 288 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 0B8 - $159.00 plus taxes

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Sponsored By:

Novo Nordisk Canada
Boehringer Ingelheim
Lilly Canada
Merck Canada
Ascensia Diabetes Care
BD Canada - Diabetes Care

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