100 Years of Insulin - ADI Seminar Series

ADI Celebrates 100 years of Insulin

The Alberta Diabetes Institute is proud to present a series of seven seminars featuring pairs of ADI members that are renowned in their fields of diabetes research.

Join us for topics that include Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes that explore the major milestones made in these areas as well as future challenges.

For more information about ADI's celebration or the Half-Day Event, please visit:


Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Recognizing Obesity as a Disease

Arya Sharma, MD, DSc (hon), FRCPC

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Past-Chair in Obesity Research and Management
  • ADI Member

Translational Research in Severe Childhood Obesity and Metabolic Disease

Andrea Haqq, MD, MHS, FRCP(C), FAAP

  • Professor of Pediatrics
  • Adjunct Professor of Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science
  • ADI Member

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FoMD Story "Obesity: A chronic disease, not a choice"


Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Diabetes in Pregnancy - GDM: Past, Present and Future

Edmond Ryan, MD, DCh, FRCPC, FRCPI

  • Professor Emeritus of Medicine
  • ADI Member

Diabetes in Pregnancy - Diet, Type 2 and Future

Rhonda Bell, PhD

  • Professor Division of Human Nutrition, Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science
  • ADI Member

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FoMD Story "ADI members share the latest research on diabetes during pregnancy"


Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Joint Presentation: 100 Years of Advances in Nutrition and Exercise Therapy for Diabetes

Normand Boulé, PhD

  • Professor & Associate Dean Graduate
  • Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation
  • ADI Member

Catherine Chan, PhD

  • Professor, Nutrition and Physiology
  • ADI Member

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FoMD Story "The importance of diet and exercise in the management of diabetes"


Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Islets from Porcine Origin for Diabetes Cell Therapy

Gregory Korbutt, PhD, MSM

  • Professor of Surgery
  • ADI Member

Enhancing Beta Cell Replacement Therapies Through Localized Immune Modulation

Andrew Pepper, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • ADI Member

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FoMD Story "The future looks bright for beta cell therapy in diabetes treatment"


Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Enhancing Diabetes Care with First Nations Communities

Dean Eurich, PhD

  • Professor of School of Public Health
  • ADI Member

Sex, Drugs, and Screening for Diabetes

Padma Kaul, PhD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Adjunct Professor School of Public Health
  • ADI Member

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FoMD Story "Addressing the gaps in diabetes care and screening on First Nations reserves"


Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Breakthroughs in Understanding the Immune Response in Type-1 Diabetes and the Path Forward

Colin Anderson, PhD

  • Professor of Surgery
  • ADI Member

Insulin and Adaptive Immunity

Sue Tsai, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
  • ADI Member

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FoMD Story "How are diabetes and the immune system connected?"


Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Lessons Learned from Human Islet Studies

Patrick MacDonald, PhD

  • Professor of Pharmacology
  • ADI Member

A Beta-Cell-Centric View of Diabetes Development

Jean Buteau, PhD

  • Associate Professor Division of Human Nutrition, Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science
  • ADI Member

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FoMD Story "Diabetes: a complex disease with pancreatic cells in the spotlight"