Register for Vancouver Diabetes Research Day 2021

Vancouver Diabetes Research Day (VDRD) will be held virtually on November 12, 2021.

This exciting annual scientific day enables diabetes researchers from across British Columbia to connect, collaborate, and present their research.  The meeting is focused on all aspects of diabetes research – from beta cells to bicycles.

VDRD 2021 Keynote speakers:

Dr Deborah Muoio

Director of Basic Research, Duke Molecular Physiology Institute and Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center, Professor Departments of Medicine (Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition) Duke University Medical Center, Duke University

Dr Guy Rutter

Professor of Medicine, Wellcome Trust Investigator and Researcher CR-CHUM, Université de Montréal, Professor of Cell Biology and Functional Genomics, Department of Metabolism, Diabetes and Reproduction, Imperial College London, University of Montreal

This event is free of charge for academic faculty and trainees at post secondary institutions in Canada but all attendees must be registered to attend.

Registration link

About Vancouver Diabetes Research Day

VDRD was founded in 2014 by a group of dedicated trainees from the BC Children’s Hospital Canucks for Kids Fund Childhood Diabetes Laboratories and the UBC Life Sciences Institute’s Diabetes Research Group. Over the past eight years the diabetes research community has grown. VDRD is now a provincial meeting for diabetes researchers from across British Columbia. This annual  event attracts attendees composed of faculty, trainees, sponsors and community partners. Meeting delegates come from the University of British Columbia Vancouver and Okanagan campuses, Simon Fraser University, University of Victoria and the University of Northern British Columbia.

The BCDRN is grateful to the University of British Columbia’s Vice President of Research & Innovation for their financial support of the BC Diabetes Research Network that makes these events possible.


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