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Bringing Research to Life: Type 1 Diabetes Symposium

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Banting Theatre

251 Sir Frederick Banting

Ottawa, ON K1Y 0M1

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JDRF is pleased to invite you to attend Bringing Research to Life: Type 1 Diabetes Symposium at Health Canada’s Banting Theatre in Ottawa on March 9, 2018. Join leading Canadian researchers, industry and regulators to foster knowledge transfer and exchange ideas on how best to accelerate efforts to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes (T1D).

This half-day symposium will highlight new and emerging treatments and technologies for Canadians with T1D. The event is FREE and is open to all interested individuals. Please share this invite with your network.

Speakers and topics will include:

Keynote address:

  • Dr. Aaron Kowalski, chief mission officer and scientist, JDRF - How research is changing the face of type 1 diabetes treatment

Moderator:

  • Dr. Agnes Klein, senior medical advisor, Health Canada

Panelists:

  • Dr. Joseph Cafazzo, associate professor, University of Toronto - The use of digital health interventions to improve management of T1D
  • Dr. Jan Dutz, professor, University of British Columbia - Stopping beta cell destruction by dampening/blocking the autoimmune response - a new treatment approach
  • Dr. Courtney Lias, director, Division of Chemistry and Toxicology Devices, Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health, FDA - Pathway to artificial pancreas
  • Mr. Grant Kealey, scientific evaluator, Medical Devices Bureau, Health Canada - Evolution in diabetes care devices: the road to Health Canada regulatory approval
  • Dr. Tim Kieffer, professor, University of British Columbia - Stem cell-derived beta cells for transplant to reverse diabetes
  • Dr. Nadine Kolas, senior policy analyst, Office of Policy and International Collaboration, Health Canada - Health Canada regulation of stem cell therapies
  • Dr. James Shapiro, professor of surgery, University of Alberta - Human islet transplantation to reverse diabetes - progress circa 2018


Date:

March 9th, 2018
Continental breakfast: 7:30 am
Meeting: 8:30 am -12:30 pm
Space is limited. RSVP by Feb 28, 2018.

Attend in person or participate via video and teleconferencing.

Location:

Banting Theatre
251 Sir Frederick Banting
Ottawa, ON

Additional information:

Government-issued identification (e.g., driver’s licence) is required for this event. Please arrive early to allow time to clear security.

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