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Defeating Diabetes

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 5 p.m. MDT

From the purification of insulin to the creation of the Edmonton Protocol islet transplantation, University of Alberta researchers have revolutionized the landscape of diabetes over the past 100 years. Now, the dream of curing diabetes is more real than ever.

Join leading diabetes researchers Dr. Peter Senior, Dr. James Shapiro, Dr. Andrew Pepper, Dr. Greg Korbutt, Dr. Jean Buteau and Dr. Andrea Haqq as they present their research projects and discuss how the Alberta Diabetes Institute at the University of Alberta will continue to be a leader in the journey to a cure for diabetes.

Presented by the University of Alberta, Alberta Diabetes Foundation and Diabetes Research Institute Foundation Canada.


Effective Allyship

Effective Allyship: Advancing Women in Healthcare Leadership

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 5 p.m. MDT

With expertise and experience with allyship, our panelists will share practical tips on how to be a good ally to advance women in healthcare leadership.


  • Dr. Matthew Chow, Doctors of BC President
  • Dr. Marcia Anderson, Vice-Dean of Indigenous Health, University of Manitob
  • Dr. Dennis Kendel, Former CEO x3, Health Policy/Services Consultant
  • Dr. Kim Kelly, Founder and Chair, Equity in Medicine
  • Dr. Javeed Sukhera, Psychiatrist and Researcher on Bias, Stigma and Equity
  • Dr. Pauline Alakija, Pathologist and AB Medical Leader