100 Years of Insulin: Celebrating its impact on our lives

Apr 14, 2021
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4:30pm–8:15pm
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Insulin100 horizontalTo celebrate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin, the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre, Diabetes Action Canada, and the University of Toronto Department of Medicine have brought together a diverse group of speakers to share their diabetes stories. Learn the latest approaches to using insulin, while hearing from people living with diabetes, and discover how we are changing the way research is done. Open to all, this event will educate and inspire.

Live well and thrive with diabetes.

Sponsored by:

Diabetes Action Canada and the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre, University of Toronto

In collaboration with:

  • Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation, University of Toronto
  • Diabetes Canada
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Funded by:

Sun Life Financial

 
 

Virtual Conference Agenda

4:30 - 5:00pm

Registration

5:00 - 5:10pm

Welcome by Planning Committee

  • Opening Remarks and welcome led by Drs. Gary Lewis and Jacqueline James

Moderated Session

 Insulin then and now

5:10 – 5:20pm

 My Diabetes Story

  • Living with diabetes gives you a unique perspective on this condition—and makes you in many ways an expert on what it’s like to have this disease. Diabetes Action Canada’s Patient Partners will share their stories and explain why they’re so invested in playing a role in the development of new research programs.  
5:20 – 5:40pm

How Insulin Was Discovered: Toronto’s Gift to the World

  • When Sir Frederick Banting awoke in the middle of the night with an idea about how to treat diabetes, he had no way of knowing he was on the brink of transforming—and in many cases saving—the lives of millions of people around the world. Join Grant Maltman, Curator at the Banting House National Historic Site of Canada in London, Ontario, as he shares the unique story of Dr. Banting and how that middle-of-the-night moment changed history.
5:40 – 6:00pm

The Unique Experience and Challenges of Indigenous Canadians Living with Diabetes

  • The Diabetes Action Canada Indigenous Patient Circle is working to establish research priorities in Indigenous health. Members will share their personal stories of living or supporting loved ones with diabetes and how they are partnering with, and in some cases leading, diabetes research teams.
6:00 - 6:50pm

Advances in the Treatment of diabetes: Where have we been and where are we going?

  • Join Toronto’s Dr. Alice Cheng and Dr. Bruce Perkins as they discuss the latest advances in diabetes treatment and care. From do-it-yourself looping to islet transplants, from stem cells to continuous glucose monitors, there have never been more options or opportunities.
6:50 – 7:00pm Break and networking

Moderated Session

Patient Partner, Conrad Pow: Celebrating the lives of those with diabetes in the modern age

7:00 - 7:10pm

My Diabetes Story

  • Living with diabetes gives you a unique perspective on this condition—and makes you in many ways an expert on what it’s like to have this disease. Diabetes Action Canada’s Patient Partners share their stories and explain why they’re so invested in playing a role in the development of new research programs. 

7:10 – 7:40pm

Living and Thriving with Type 1 Diabetes

  • From celebrated athletes to health care dynamos and everyone in between, there are a range of people not just living with type 1 diabetes, but also thriving. Jen Hanson, Executive Director of Connected in Motion and a person living with diabetes shares the community perspective of an active life with T1D. Oria James, Volunteer Researcher at World Health Organization & Cofounder of the Canadian College Diabetes Network, who also lives with T1D, brings her perspective on how to excel in post-secondary education while living with diabetes.
7:40 – 8:00pm

Nothing About Us Without Us

  • Think you can’t define a research question or play an active part in planning a study without a PhD? Not so! For decades, research on people with diabetes focused on the patient as the subject, not as an active part of the process itself. In this engaging session, Dr. Holly Witteman, a researcher from the University of Laval who lives with T1D, and Dr. Joseph Cafazzo , a researcher from the University of Toronto discuss how the role of patients in research is shifting. This talk will leave people with diabetes feeling empowered not only to share their lived experience, but to use it to help find management options that truly fit their needs.

7:40 – 8:00pm

Closing Remarks

  • Closing Remarks and farewell led by Drs. Gary Lewis and Jacqueline James

 

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2021-04-14 20:30:00 2021-04-15 00:15:00 UTC 100 Years of Insulin: Celebrating its impact on our lives To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin, the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre, Diabetes Action Canada, and the University of Toronto Department of Medicine have brought together a diverse group of speakers to share their diabetes stories. Learn the latest approaches to using insulin, while hearing from people living with diabetes, and discover how we are changing the way research is done. Open to all, this event will educate and inspire. Live well and thrive with diabetes. Sponsored by: Diabetes Action Canada and the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre, University of Toronto In collaboration with: Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation, University of Toronto Diabetes Canada Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Funded by: Sun Life Financial Register Now!   Meet the Speakers   Virtual Conference Agenda 4:30 - 5:00pm Registration 5:00 - 5:10pm Welcome by Planning Committee Opening Remarks and welcome led by Drs. Gary Lewis and Jacqueline James Moderated Session  Insulin then and now 5:10 – 5:20pm  My Diabetes Story Living with diabetes gives you a unique perspective on this condition—and makes you in many ways an expert on what it’s like to have this disease. Diabetes Action Canada’s Patient Partners will share their stories and explain why they’re so invested in playing a role in the development of new research programs.   5:20 – 5:40pm How Insulin Was Discovered: Toronto’s Gift to the World When Sir Frederick Banting awoke in the middle of the night with an idea about how to treat diabetes, he had no way of knowing he was on the brink of transforming—and in many cases saving—the lives of millions of people around the world. Join Grant Maltman, Curator at the Banting House National Historic Site of Canada in London, Ontario, as he shares the unique story of Dr. Banting and how that middle-of-the-night moment changed history. 5:40 – 6:00pm The Unique Experience and Challenges of Indigenous Canadians Living with Diabetes The Diabetes Action Canada Indigenous Patient Circle is working to establish research priorities in Indigenous health. Members will share their personal stories of living or supporting loved ones with diabetes and how they are partnering with, and in some cases leading, diabetes research teams. 6:00 - 6:50pm Advances in the Treatment of diabetes: Where have we been and where are we going? Join Toronto’s Dr. Alice Cheng and Dr. Bruce Perkins as they discuss the latest advances in diabetes treatment and care. From do-it-yourself looping to islet transplants, from stem cells to continuous glucose monitors, there have never been more options or opportunities. 6:50 – 7:00pm Break and networking Moderated Session Patient Partner, Conrad Pow: Celebrating the lives of those with diabetes in the modern age 7:00 - 7:10pm My Diabetes Story Living with diabetes gives you a unique perspective on this condition—and makes you in many ways an expert on what it’s like to have this disease. Diabetes Action Canada’s Patient Partners share their stories and explain why they’re so invested in playing a role in the development of new research programs.  7:10 – 7:40pm Living and Thriving with Type 1 Diabetes From celebrated athletes to health care dynamos and everyone in between, there are a range of people not just living with type 1 diabetes, but also thriving. Jen Hanson, Executive Director of Connected in Motion and a person living with diabetes shares the community perspective of an active life with T1D. Oria James, Volunteer Researcher at World Health Organization & Cofounder of the Canadian College Diabetes Network, who also lives with T1D, brings her perspective on how to excel in post-secondary education while living with diabetes. 7:40 – 8:00pm Nothing About Us Without Us Think you can’t define a research question or play an active part in planning a study without a PhD? Not so! For decades, research on people with diabetes focused on the patient as the subject, not as an active part of the process itself. In this engaging session, Dr. Holly Witteman, a researcher from the University of Laval who lives with T1D, and Dr. Joseph Cafazzo , a researcher from the University of Toronto discuss how the role of patients in research is shifting. This talk will leave people with diabetes feeling empowered not only to share their lived experience, but to use it to help find management options that truly fit their needs. 7:40 – 8:00pm Closing Remarks Closing Remarks and farewell led by Drs. Gary Lewis and Jacqueline James   Please note: We anticipate this event will be held virtually. webpac.noreply@utoronto.ca