Saturday April 24, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST
Virtual! Join from anywhere in the country and attend this event without leaving the comfort of your own home.
$10 Student Pricing
Ascensia Diabetes Care is a global specialist diabetes care company, dedicated to helping people living with diabetes. Our mission is to empower people living with diabetes through innovative solutions that simplify and improve their lives. We use our innovation and specialist expertise in diabetes to develop high quality solutions and tools that make a positive, daily difference for people with diabetes. Home to the world-renowned CONTOUR® portfolio of blood glucose monitoring systems, our products combine advanced technology with user-friendly functionality that help people with diabetes to manage their condition. We are committed to continued research, innovation and development of new products and solutions. As a trusted partner in the diabetes community, we collaborate closely with healthcare professionals and other partners to ensure our products meet the highest standards of accuracy, precision and reliability, and that we conduct our business compliantly and with integrity.
Knowledge and Innovation
Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices and nutritionals. Our 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.
BD is a global medical technology company that is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD leads in patient and healthcare worker safety and the technologies that enable medical research and clinical laboratories. The company provides innovative solutions that help advance medical research and genomics, enhance the diagnosis of infectious disease and cancer, improve medication management, promote infection prevention, equip surgical and interventional procedures and support the management of diabetes.
At Canola Eat Well we love healthy food! We want to encourage you and your clients to be inspired to cook and bake in your kitchens with the best and the healthiest ingredients. Everyone needs some fat in their diet for good health. Fat supplies energy, carries flavours and helps your body absorb fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, E, and K. Did you know that canola oil isn’t just versatile and economical, but has the least saturated fat of all common cooking oils – half that of olive oil. Canola oil is free of trans fat and a good source of plant-based omega-3 fat and vitamin E. At Canola Eat Well we also love to share stories about our farmers, their farms, and what they do to grow food for our tables. For further information, please visit www.canolaeatwell.com.
Dexcom, Inc, with headquarters in San Diego, Canada office in Vancouver and patients in 41 countries worldwide, provides continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) products for people with diabetes ages 2 and older.
Janssen Inc., a pharmaceutical company of Johnson & Johnson, has been an innovator in the Canadian healthcare industry for over 50 years. We are guided by Our Credo, where our first responsibility is to the doctors, nurses and patients, and mothers and fathers, and all others who use our products and services. Our ultimate goal is to help people live healthy lives.
Medtronic Diabetes – Transforming Diabetes Care Together, For Greater Freedom and Better Health.
For more than 35 years, Medtronic has been helping people with diabetes. Medtronic is working with the global community to change the way people manage diabetes. Together, we will transform diabetes care by expanding access, integrating care, and improving outcomes, so people with diabetes can enjoy greater freedom and better health.
Our integrated insulin pump systems offer advanced protection and innovative design features to help improve time in range. Our Guardian™ Connect CGM System is a standalone continuous glucose monitoring system with 60 minutes predictive alerts.
Learn more at www.medtronicdiabetes.ca or visit our virtual booth during the conference and chat live with our experts! We look forward to seeing you soon virtually.
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to bringing Better Health and a Brighter Future to patients by translating science into highly-innovative medicines. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Diseases, Neuroscience and Gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people's lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries. For more information, visit www.takeda.com
Regional Community Showcase Sponsor
The Canadian Diabetes Prevention Program is a personalized, wellness program that empowers you to lead a healthier life and reduce your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. The 12-month program consists of regular telephonic interactions with a personal Health Coach, online education modules and health tracking to help you make small, incremental changes that improve your health and reduce your risk of developing type 2 Diabetes.
You will be provided with a personal Health Coach who will guide and motivate you throughout the program. For the first 3 months, you will have weekly telephonic sessions with your health coach to discuss what you’re learning and start making positive lifestyle changes. From months 4 to 12, you will have monthly telephonic sessions to ensure you stay on track. We will also be offering monthly workshops to help you reach your goals! The program is provided at no cost to participants.
Our program will help you live better and feel better with our one-on-one health coaching, tools and resources. We are enrolling participants across the country.
Egg Farmers of Canada
JML Wealth Management
Chartwell Retirement Residence
Foot Canada Training
Pack 4 U
Blood pressure monitor and universal size arm cuff
Hot or cold natural clay compress (pack of 5)
10 x Withings Go Activity Sleep trackers
Move More Your Life Depends on It by Amanda Sterczyk, MA, CPT
Sweat-Free Exercise for the Office by Amanda Sterczyk, MA, CPT
$50 Loblaws gift card
3 x $50 Rexall Gift Card
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She is passionate about diabetes self-management education for people living with diabetes and the health care professionals providing care. Lynn has lived with Type 1 diabetes for more than 50 years.
I’ve spent most of my career in the Kootenays of British Columbia, but have returned to my Maritime roots and now live in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. I attended Acadia U for a Bachelor of Science and University of Waterloo for Masters of Public Health. I love thinking about food, talking about food and eating food. I have a special interest in Diabetes Tech and enjoy learning from others and troubleshooting.
Susie is a community pharmacist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified Fitter of Compression Therapy and Certified Respiratory Educator.
In addition to working in a busy community pharmacy, Susie has co-authored and supported the dissemination and implementation of Diabetes Canada Guidelines and Wounds Canada Best Practice Recommendations. Susie has practiced diabetes education in a variety of settings and enjoys collaborating and working together remotely with the person’s diabetes team.
In 2020, Susie was honoured with the Diabetes Canada Charles H. Best award and before COVID-19, she would enjoy travelling with friends and family to run marathons slowly all over the world.
Dr. Akshay Jain is the first Canadian physician to be triple board-certified by the American Boards in Endocrinology, Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine. He trained in Internal Medicine at Rochester, New York, where he became the only 4- time winner of the prestigious Rochester Academy of Medicine Award. He completed his Fellowship in Endocrinology at Harbor UCLA in Los Angeles, California. He holds the distinction of being the youngest physician to sit on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. He is the Past President of the Canadian Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. He is the first North American physician to win the prestigious Etzwiler Diabetes Scholarship at the International Diabetes Center and Mayo Clinic in MN, USA. In 2017, he was awarded the Rising Star of Diabetes Award at the International Symposium on Diabetes.
In 2020, he became the only non-American physician to feature on Medscape’s list of 25 Top Rising Stars of Medicine. He is fluent in 6 languages including English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Marwari and Urdu. He is a renowned educator and has spoken at over 700 medical conferences/events across the world till date. His clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, thyroid disorders and osteoporosis.
Joanne Lewis is a registered dietitian and Director of Healthcare Provider Education and Engagement at Diabetes Canada where she has worked for more than seven years to help Canadians receive the best information possible. She is involved in developing resources and programs related to diabetes care and management, as well as the dissemination of the Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines. Joanne has several years’ experience practising as a registered dietitian in diabetes clinical settings where she worked closely with patients and their families in managing their diabetes.
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