Province-wide Diabetes Research Day with a focus on prevention

Province-wide Diabetes Research Day with a focus on prevention

Diabetes researchers will gather in Kelowna for first province-wide Diabetes Research Day with a focus on prevention.

UBC Okanagan (UBCO) Diabetes Research Day is an opportunity for diabetes researchers from across the province to come together. For the first time, a Diabetes Research Day has been organized on the Kelowna campus of UBCO, September 26-27. 2018.

Over 90 registered faculty and trainees are expected at these two days of seminars, posters and panel discussions, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Scott Lear from Simon Fraser University (SFU). In addition to UBCO, attendees are coming from as far away as University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), and a large cohort of researchers¬†will attend from the lower mainland, including the UBC Point Grey campus, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, iCORD, Centre for Hip Health, and SFU. The goal of the two days of meetings is to connect trainees and faculty working in diabetes research. Work in four research themes will be presented: dietary interventions, prevention strategies, complications, and translational research.

This meeting is made possible through the generous support of the BC Diabetes Research Network, UBCO, and our sponsors Meso Scale Discovery, New England Biolabs, SoLo GI Nutrition and SunRype.