Diabetes Workshops for Healthcare Professionals

Diabetes Workshops for Healthcare Professionals (HCP) are offered in person, three times a year and at no cost for registrants. Each of the basic, intermediate and advanced workshops is one day in length. Please register for any individual workshop, or any series of workshops, that best meets your needs. Workshops are held in the Solarium of the Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre in Calgary, Alberta. 

To register, please contact our partners at Chronic Disease Managment via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2020 Schedule for Diabetes Workshops for Healthcare Professionals

Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre
1820 Richmond Rd SW, Calgary, AB T2T 5C7 
Room: Solarium 4th floor

February 2020 

  • Feb 3rd Basic Diabetes Workshop.  Register via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Feb 7th, Intermediate Diabetes Workshop. Register via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Feb 10th, Advanced Diabetes Workshop. Register via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

June 2020

October 2020

  • October 14th, 21st, 28th. Registration is not yet open for this series. Please check back. 

 

2019 Schedule for Diabetes Workshops for Healthcare Professionals

Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre
1820 Richmond Rd SW, Calgary, AB T2T 5C7
Solarium 0800-16:15 hrs (please arrive at least 10 min early):

  • January 14, 21, 28 (Basic, Intermed, Adv)
  • April 12, 15, 29 (Basic, Intermed, Adv)
  • October 4, 7,  21 (Basic, Intermed, Adv)

2018 Schedule for Diabetes Workshops for Healthcare Professionals

Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre
1820 Richmond Rd SW, Calgary, AB T2T 5C7
Solarium 0800-16:15 hrs (please arrive at least 10 min early):

  • January 15, 22, 29 (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • April 23, April 30, May 7 (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • October 15, 22, 26  (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced)

What Our Attendees Say

  • “Excellent presentations. Wonderfully presented to merge together medical and client centered approach. Real life examples were very helpful to relate.”
  • “I thought that was one of the best diabetic workshops I have ever attended.”
  • Gems they they took from workshops:
    • "Increased confidence, increased practical skills, case scenarios”
    • “I learned new formula and most importantly an approach to ordering insulin regimes.”
    • “Assessing conviction/confidence and following with appropriate questions/actions”
    • “The stepwise process for assessing erratic blood sugars!!”

Workshop Content

Please download the agendas for these Diabetes Workshops for Healthcare Professionals here.

Basic Diabetes Workshop

The one day basic workshop provides large and small group practice sessions and scenarios for all aspects of diabetes appointments. Topics are arranged in the order of a typical diabetes outpatient appointment. Topics include setting and prioritizing agendas as well as advising and assisting clients on management options while keeping client conviction and confidence levels in mind. The focus is on safety, individualizing targets and care, and on preparing you for real-life scenarios.

Intermediate Diabetes Workshop

The one day intermediate workshop includes large and small group practice intensifying diabetes management through choosing second and third line medications, adjustment of diabetes agents, the teaching of insulin starts and basal insulin adjustment.

Advanced Diabetes Workshop

The one day advanced workshop includes considerable small group/individual practice with bolus starts and complex insulin adjustments. Cases involve the creation, analysis and adjustment of basal/bolus therapies with both “set meal boluses” and insulin-to-carbohydrate ratios and sensitivity factors. Other topics include travel plans and insulin dosing errors. The Insulin Adjustment: Desktop Reference (AHS, Endocrinology and Metabolism Program) is used extensively in this workshop, particularly in the analysis of blood glucose results that are erratic.