Industry Sponsored and Diabetes Educator Section (DES) Events

The following is a list of current industry sponsored events we have been made aware of at Diabetes Centre Calgary for health care professionals only. 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. 


July 16, 2020: Insulet sponsored live webinar -
Latest Clinical Evidence in Diabetes Technology

For more information and details on attendance at this July 16 Insulet event, click here


July 16, 2020: Lilly sponsored webinar - "Under the Umbrella- Knowledge and Prevention of Severe Hypoglycemia"

Date: Thursday, July 16
Time: 5:30pm MST
Speaker: Dr. Stewart Harris

Click here for more information and registration details.


Limited time (summer/fall 2020):
Abbott Libre "Getting Started" & "Getting More" live education sessions

Abbott is offering live Online Libre Education Sessions- Getting Started & Getting More. The Getting Started session usually offers participants a free Libre Sensor.  The education is directed towards patients; however educators are welcome to participate. Visit to find dates and register.


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: