ADI Celebrates 100 Years of Insulin

In 1921 insulin was discovered by Frederick Banting, Charles Best, John Macleod, and James Collip at the University of Toronto, Canada. To honour the 100th anniversary since the discovery of insulin, the Alberta Diabetes Institute hosted a series of seven seminars culminating in a half-day celebration event on June 16, 2021.

The discovery of insulin completely transformed the treatment of diabetes, saving millions of lives worldwide. The University of Alberta has a long history of diabetes research starting with Dr. James Collip (University of Alberta alumni) and his contribution to the discovery of insulin, the discovery of the Edmonton Protocol, and the establishment of the Alberta Diabetes Institute at the University of Alberta.

We thank our ADI Members and special guests who presented their research and stories. Visit the links below to read the seminar series summaries and watch the full video of the celebration half-day event.