October 28, 2016

The Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) and the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (CSEM) is holding their 19th annual Professional Conference and Annual Meetings in Ottawa this week. The conference brings together top health-care professionals and scientists from across Canada to share the latest research into the understanding, care and management of diabetes.

Media can attend sessions. Interviews with many of the presenters can be arranged in advance or during the conference.


Shaw Centre
55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
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Wednesday, October 26 to Saturday, October 29, 2016

Select conference highlights

Friday, October 28:

  • Plenary Lecture: Management of Type 1 Diabetes in Canada: Today and Tomorrow – Dr. Peter Senior (10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)
  • 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Lecture – Dr. Lawrence A. Leiter (1 p.m. to 2 p.m.) Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease: Can we do Better?
  • Diabetes and Exercise: Going for the Gold (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.):
    • Why Exercise Works and Strategies for Making it Work for Your Patients – Jonathan McGavock, PhD (Winnipeg, MB)
    • Fueling Exercise in Diabetes – Heidi Bates, RD – (Edmonton, AB)
    • Practical Tips of Exercise Prescription – Dr. Paul Oh – (Toronto, ON)
    • Effective Strategies for Managing Exercise in Type 1 Diabetes – Amish Parikh (Mississauga, ON)

Saturday, October 29:

Isabel Lockerbie Address: The Long and Winding Road to the Bionic Pancreas – Edward Damiano, PhD (9 a.m. to 10 a.m.)

Meeting the Challenge: Diabetes Management in High-Risk Groups (10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.):

  • The Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative: Learning from the Past and Moving Forward
  • Norwest Mobile Diabetes and Kidney Screening and Intervention Project
  • Understanding How the Social Determinants of Health Relate to the Diabetes Education Needs of People with Severe Mental Illness: Findings from an Exploratory Study
  • Successful Intervention in our Population with Severe Mental Illness: Is Supportive Housing the Issue?
  • Improving the Quality of Life for the Person Living with a Neurodevelopmental Disorder and Diabetes by Using the Personal Outcome Measure of “Best Possible Health”

For a complete list of conference activities, you can find the full program on the CDA website.


About the Canadian Diabetes Association

The Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) is the registered national charity that helps the 11 million Canadians with diabetes or prediabetes live healthy lives, and educates those at risk. In communities across Canada, the CDA:

  • offers educational programs and support services;
  • develops resources to health-care professionals on best practices to care for people with diabetes;
  • advocates with those affected by diabetes to governments, schools and workplaces; and,
  • funds research to improve treatments and find a cure.

For more information, visit diabetes.ca or call 1-800-BANTING (226-8464).

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Krista Lamb
Communication Manager
Canadian Diabetes Association
Office: 416-408-7088
Mobile: 416-432-1266

Sherry Calder
Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications
Canadian Diabetes Association
Mobile: 902-210-1799