An Annual Joint Symposium of the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre and the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre

Program Overview

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in those living with diabetes. In fact, those with diabetes are 3x more likely to die of heart disease and do so 15 years earlier than individuals without diabetes. Consequently, it is imperative for healthcare providers to engage, learn, and challenge one another on how to best care for patients at risk, or affected by, both diseases.

The Peter Munk Cardiac Centre and the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre have garnered worldwide reputations as leaders in the fields of cardiovascular disease and diabetes – and in the third year of the joint symposium we saw a 50% increase in attendance. The Peter Munk Cardiac Centre has a storied history of treating the most complex cases of heart disease. Of the 2,000 cardiovascular surgeries performed each year, 40% are deemed “complex,” underscoring the fact that in their hour of greatest need, patients turn to the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre to deliver the most consequential and meaningful results.

In this year’s virtual symposium, we are as committed as ever to strategically integrate the prevailing expertise of both cardiovascular and diabetes care, so leaders in the field are equipped with the knowledge and confidence to improve patient outcomes around the world.

Learning Objectives

After attending this symposium, you will be better able to:

  • Discuss intricacies of diabetes care in different at-risk populations
  • Integrate the latest evidence on micro and macro vascular disease into clinical practice
  • Improve the quality of diabetes care within the hospital
  • Understand the latest technology use for valve and vascular care
  • Discuss the emergence of autonomic dysregulation and management when treating cardiovascular effects of COVID-19 infection
  • Comprehend the latest guideline-directed management of heart failure, arrhythmia, and atherosclerosis


Target Audience

  • Family Physicians
  • Cardiologists
  • Endocrinologists
  • Nurses
  • Dietitians
  • Pharmacists