Diverse Community Gathering in April for Diabetes Update

The Banting & Best Diabetes Centre (BBDC) Diabetes Update conference has been providing healthcare professionals information on the latest treatments for Diabetes over the past decades. The BBDC Diabetes Update 2017 conference will be held on April 21st at the Hilton Toronto Hotel.

Conference Chair Dr. Rene Wong, lead for professional development at the BBDC, is interested in researching “the importance of partnerships and collaboration towards improving care for people living with diabetes.”

The main focus of this year’s conference is to gather the community in diabetes education and management to improve patient care by creating a “person-centred” approach. Over 50% of the meeting time will be allocated to case studies and interactive learning.

This year’s session topics will include:

  • Real-life implementation of team-based care.
  • Tailored treatments for patients with heart disease, disordered eating, socioeconomic, and elderly patients.
  • Person-centre care through interdisciplinary approaches.

Educators and healthcare professionals in diabetes, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dieticians, and endocrinologists, are encouraged to attend the conference. For more information and to register, visit http://bbdcdiabetesupdate.ca/.