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October 28, 2020 - October 31, 2020 | Calgary, Alberta 2020 Diabetes Canada/CSEM Professional Conference

Thank you to the city of Winnipeg for being the host sponsor of the 2019 Diabetes Canada/CSEM Professional Conference.

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Diabetes Canada/CSEM invites you to attend our Professional Conference where health care professionals will:

  • Learn about significant advancements in diabetes research
  • Access more than 50 dynamic, innovative education sessions
  • Engage with industry leading experts
  • Expand professional networks with over 1500 attendees
  • Earn continuing professional development credits

More details will be provided when registration opens early 2020.

Location Details

October 28, 2020 - October 31, 2020
1:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Calgary, Alberta

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Testimonials


Susie Jin, CDE, CPT

Pharmacist & Certified Diabetes Educator 

Q. How do you help people who are living with diabetes?

A. I support people all along the continuum—from prevention, to early diagnosis, to self-management. I educate patients about medications and work collaboratively with their health-care team.

Q. What are some of the biggest challenges you face regarding diabetes care?

A. The fast pace of information, combined with the fact that the health status of each person is always changing. Making a plan of care can be challenging.

Q. Why are you attending the 2019 Diabetes Canada/CSEM Professional Conference?

A. To learn the latest best practices from the experts—I always come away with tips for my practice and ways to improve patient care. Learning and sharing in the interprofessional space is very inspiring.

Q. What are you looking forward to the most? 

A. The education sessions and catching up with my peers from across the nation. Our workdays are so busy that we rarely have time to talk. The conference gives us the opportunity to stay connected and share experiences.

Q. The theme of this year’s conference is United in Care. What does that mean to you?

A. If we come together and work in collaboration, we can improve health care for people with diabetes in our communities.


Gail MacNeill, BNSc, RN MEd, CDE  

Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) and Manager at Sinai Health System for Diabetes 

Q. How do you help people who are living with diabetes?

A. My goal is to help them manage their diabetes through education and support so they can make the changes to improve their health and well-being.

Q. What is the biggest challenge you face regarding diabetes management?

A. Individualizing care. Every patient has unique challenges that need to be recognized and treated in unique ways.

Q. How many years have you attended the Diabetes Canada/CSEM Professional Conference? 

A. Over 20 years!

Q. Why are you attending this year?

A. It’s a great opportunity to learn about the latest information and gather practical ideas on subjects directly affecting my practice.

Q. What are you looking forward to the most? 

A. The interaction with colleagues, sharing our efforts, frustrations and successes. I also look forward to the exhibits.

Q. The theme of this year’s conference is United in Care. What does that mean to you? 

A. It’s all about collaboration, with the patient at the centre.


Gregory Steinberg, PhD

Co-Director, Centre for Metabolism, Obesity and Diabetes Research, McMaster University

Q. What is the focus of your research and how will it help people affected by diabetes? 

A. We’re focusing on identifying key metabolic pathways that will hopefully someday be used to increase fat burning and lower blood sugar. If we can speed up a person’s metabolism, we can help them maintain a healthy weight over the long term.

Q Why are you attending the 2019 Diabetes Canada/CSEM Professional Conference this year?

A. To meet other Canadian diabetes researchers, hear about their new research and discuss new findings.

Q. What are you looking forward to the most? 

A. Sharing my team’s findings that link liver fat with glucose control.

Q. The theme of this year’s conference is United in Care. What does that mean to you?

A. No matter what area of research you work in the goal is the same: to help people with diabetes live a better life.


Alice Y.Y. Cheng, MD, FRCPC

Endocrinologist, Credit Valley Hospital and St. Michael's Hospital
Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicine, University of Toronto

Q. How many years have you attended the Diabetes Canada/CSEM Professional Conference? 

A. 19 years!

Q. Why are you attending this year?

A. It’s a wonderful opportunity to connect with friends and colleagues, hear from experts in the country and beyond, and learn from their best practices.

Q. What are you looking forward to the most? 

A. Plenary lectures from Drs. Gillian Booth, Bruce Perkins, Jason Gill, and James Gavin III.  Also some juicy debates on glucose control and the keto diet!

Q. What are you hoping to bring back to your practice?

A. Some practical tips I can share with my patients.

Q. The theme of this year’s conference is United in Care. What does that mean to you? 

A. We are all in this together: people living with diabetes, their families and loved ones, and health-care providers.


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