Type 1 Diabetes, Research and You



The registration link is still open and will be accepting registrations. All registrants will be contacted well in advance when a new date is confirmed.

The Alberta Diabetes Institute at the University of Alberta is looking forward to hosting this public information event Type 1 Diabetes, Research And You: an update and panel discussion about new developments for people living with T1D.

Hear from scientists about what new innovations and treatments are on the horizon and how they can impact your diabetes management. Stick around afterwards for refreshments, information booths, and an opportunity to meet other people living with diabetes.

Registered guests receive refreshments and complimentary Parking at TIMMS underground parking lot.


Alberta Diabetes Institute (located in the Li Ka Shing Centre)
8602-112 Street NW (use East main entrance on 112 Street)
Foyer & Oborowsky Degner Seminar Hall, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB


T.B.D. - cancelled until further notice


Complimentary parking provided in TIMMS underground parking lot for registered guests only. Parking code will be sent to you prior to event, when you submit your registration please indicate YES for parking and provide your correct email address.


There will be light refreshments provided during this event for registered guests.


If you have any questions email cruptash@ualberta.ca or phone 780.492.1211


6:15-6:25 pm Arrive Complimentary parking at Timms Lot (for registered guests)
6:30-7:10 pm Presentation by Dr. Peter Senior What's Up With Diabetes?
7:15-8:15 pm Panel Discussion and Audience Questions Panel Members: Catherine Chan, PhD, Peter Senior, MBBS, PhD, Jane Yardley, PhD

Submit your question(s) to the panelists beforehand when you complete your registration
8:20-9:00 pm Information Booths 1) ADI Trainees "FoMD Festival of Health" - overview of diabetes research at Alberta Diabetes Institute
2) ADI Clinical Research Unit with Caroline Lyster - overview of diabetes clinical trials / opportunity to participate
3) DIY Looping - personal experience & discussion - with Jonathan Garfinkel (ADI Trainee) & Matthew Roberts (UofA Medical Student)
4) Non-Invasive Glucose Monitoring - engineering research - with Masoud Baghelani (ADI Trainee)
5) T1D: What works for you? - with Jamie Boisvenue (ADI Trainee) - overview of research / opportunity to participate
6) Alberta Diabetes Foundation (ADF) - with Sonja Shank & Mark Majeau - information about ADF and raising funds to support diabetes research will also have copies available for purchase of the Pure Prairie Cookbook
T.B.D. Physical Activity and Diabetes Laboratory (PADL)


Catherine Chan, PhD

Professor, Nutrition and Physiology / Scientific Director, Alberta Health Services Diabetes, Obesity and Nutrition Strategic Clinical Network, ADI Member, University of Alberta
AREA OF EXPERTISE: studies effects of various diets and genetic factors on insulin secretion, human nutrition

Peter Senior, MBBS, PhD, FRCP, FRCP(E)

Professor of Medicine / Medical Director Clinical Islet Transplant Program, ADI Member, University of Alberta
AREA OF EXPERTISE: clinical trials, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, islet transplantation, diabetic kidney disease

Jane Yardley, PhD

Assistant Professor, Physical Education, University of Alberta, Augustana, ADI Member
AREA OF EXPERTISE: exercise physiology, effects of exercise on blood glucose levels


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Parking available at the Timms Centre for the Arts