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Industry Sponsored and Diabetes Educator Section (DES) Events

Below is a list of current industry sponsored events for healthcare professionals that we've been informed of at Diabetes Centre Calgary. We cannot speak to the validity or relevance of information presented and do not accept responsibility for any aspect of these events. Health care professionals choosing to attend industry sponsored events are encouraged to use professional judgment and critically evaluate data presented. We advise health care professionals discuss attendance and/or participation at industry sponsored events with their management team if concerned about possible conflict of interest. Please note, we will delete past events. 


Calgary Chapter Diabetes Canada Professional Membership (DES) Newsletters

These contain numerous educational events for diabetes educators that may not be represented below.
April 2022 Newsletter


June 21, 2023, 5:45 - 7:30 pm - Dual GIP/GLP-1 Receptor Agonism

Speaker: Dr Sue Pedersen with Moderator Dr Rick Ward

To register, access 

More information available here.


No date limit: Type 1 Diabetes and Mental Health Support for Your Patients (Tandem)

If you missed the live webinar with Dr. Mark Heyman, Diabetes Psychologist and Certified Diabetes Care Education Specialist, you can now watch the replay here. “T1D and Mental Health: Management Strategies to Help Support Patients.” In this webinar, Dr. Heyman discusses the importance of understanding mental health concerns when it comes to T1D care and shares diabetes management strategies to help support your patients.


No date limit: South Health Campus Wellness Centre 

The South Health Campus Wellness Centre, in cooperation with the Y, offers educational programs for staff and patients. Programs include courses on emothional health, making lifestyle changes, healthy eating and more. During COVID, the programs are being offered virtually. For details, please see


No date limit: Sanofi sponsored learning modules 

Education program on second generational basal analogues in the clinical management of type 2 diabetes. The self-learning program is comprised of 3 learning modules. Go to this website for more information:


No date limit Webinar: Lifescan - Optimizing Time in Range

Title: Optimizing Time in Range Using Diabetes Technology
Duration: 59 minutes
Available On Demand

Speakers: Lori Laffel, MD, MPH Chief, Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Section Senior Investigator and Section Head, Clinical, Behavioral, and Outcomes Research Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Jenn LeBlanc, RN, CDCES Director of Global Education and Care


  1. Review the importance of determining a patient’s glycemic control using time in range (TIR) when using BGM and CGM
  2. Identify how to interpret the glucose data and involve patients in the process
  3. Determine strategies to increase TIR around nutrition, exercise and dosing
  4. Practice with patient cases on determining best practices for in-clinic education around optimizing TIR