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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 educatos that may not be represented below. Please view each month's newsletter.  


July 14, 2021, 7:00 to 8:30 pm ET: American Diabetes Association Highlights from a Canadian Perspective (Novo Nordisk)

Program objectives:

  • Report highlights and key takeaways from the ADA 81st Scientific Sessions.
  • Evaluate the relevance and implications for the management of type 2 diabetes and obesity in Canada.
  • Identify which highlights and key takeaways can be applied to clinical practice.

Expert Panel:

  • Endocrinologists Drs. Jean-Francois Yale, Sue Pedersen, Akshay Jain, Sara Stafford
  • Family Physician Dr. Jeffrey Habert

 Please see here to register.


 IDF Virtual Congress Dec 6-11, 2021

The International Diabetes Foundation will host a global virtual event from December 6 to December 11 2021. The IDF Virtual Congress 2021 will involve the latest research on diabetes complications, a stream dedicated to COVID-19 and diabetes, a session dedicated to the centenary of insulin and the launch of the IDF Diabetes Atlas 10th Edition. Follow at this link for updates.


 2021 Diabetes Canada Peer Connect: HCP Volunteer Speakers Needed

  • Volunteer Speakers Needed for Diabetes Canada Initiative “The Peer Connect Program”
  • Diabetes Canada is looking to virtually connect people with Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes by introducing a new initiative, “The Peer Connect Program”.
  • Volunteers are requested for these quarterly sessions for the public over Zoom from 7:00 - 8:45PM, following are the areas:
  • To create and present a 15-minute presentation based on their topic of interest.
  • To be a part of the expert panel discussions (time commitment: 30 minutes per session)
  • o help facilitate the breakout sessions (time commitment: 15 minutes)
  • If interested or have questions, please contact Anna Jutla at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • The sessions details are as follows in 2021:

Peer Connect Delete 2022


Limited time (2020 and early 2021): Dexcom "Getting Started with the Dexcom G6 App"

Dexcom continues to offer live webinars to help people get started with the G6 CGM system, including using Clarity. Sessions run every Tuesday and Thursday at 12:00 pm EST, until further notice. Sessions are limited to 10 people. Register with name, contact information and preferred date at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 


Chronic Kidney Disease in Diabetes and Integration of Diabetes Care and Management – Expert Video Series Expires 2022-05-04

See here for information


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, Solutions to support patients beyond COVID-19

Title: "I’m scared and alone": Let’s Reveal solutions to support our patients beyond COVID-19
Duration: 59 minutes
Available On Demand
Dr. Michel Vallis, Psychologist and Janice Knapp, Diabetes Nurse Educator

- Provide a framework for understanding the psychological impact of COVID-19 and social isolation
- Review evidence-based coping strategies that help manage distress
- Provide a strategy to promote improved diabetes self-management
- Understand how to apply available technologies to pivot patients back on track.


No date limit: Lifescan Diabetes Institute Webinars 

Lifescan is sponsoring a number of different educational webinars. Topics include smartphone technology for diabetes management, supporting sustained behaviour change, and many more. Webinars are recorded and can be viewed at your convenience. For more information visit: