14th Annual Live Well with Diabetes Conference #LWDiabetes

14th Annual Live Well with Diabetes Conference #LWDiabetes

Conference for healthcare professionals

Target Audience:

Family Physicians, Podiatrists, Diabetes Educators, Diabetes Nurses, Other healthcare professionals with an interest in diabetes care

Course Format: Plenary with question periods, case discussions
Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
8181 Cambie Rd
Richmond BC
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This year’s agenda includes presentations designed for Family Physicians, Allied Health Professionals, Podiatrists, and other health care professionals who have an interest in recent advances in diabetes.

Some comments from the 2016 Conference:

  • Generally very good mix of practical & theoretical information
  • Brilliant, keep up the awesome work. Please thank the presenters, they were great!
  • Contemporary topics (new agents and tests), presented without excessive background info
  • Very relevant. Excellent speakers!
  • Most of the info applied to my practice - was useful
  • Practical info for GPs
  • Good speakers - really know their stuff. Kept on time. Great variation of topics

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Fri, Nov 17: Lifestyle and Obesity

1200 Registration and Exhibits open
1255 Opening Remarks, Dr. Brian T. Kunimoto
1300 Screening Suggestions, Dr. Breay Paty
1330 Gestational Diabetes Management, Dr. David M. Thompson
1400 Food for Thought, Ms. Diana Steele
1430 Question & Answer Period
1445 Refreshment Break and Exhibits
1515 Identifying Depression and Diabetes, Dr. Akber Mithani
1545 Cardiovascular Screening in Diabetes, Dr. Shahin Jaffer
1615 How to Prescribe Exercise, Ms. Sara Hodson
1645 Question & Answer Period
1700 Course Day Ends

Sat, Nov 18

0715 Breakfast; Registration & Exhibits Open

Updates on Pharmacology - Obesity & Diabetes
0800 What's the Best Diet for T2DM? Dr. Jay Wortman
0830 Diabetes and Neuropathy Dr. Elliott Bogusz
0900 Updates in SGLT2, Dr. Keith Dawson
0930 Updates in GLP1, Dr. Breay Paty

1000 Question & Answer Period

1015 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
1045 Skin and Nail and Diabetes, Dr. Brian T. Kunimoto
1115 Diabetes and CHF, Dr. Mustafa Toma
1145 Diabetes and Foot Disease, Dr. Timothy Kalla
1215 Lunch (included) and Exhibits
Complications of Diabetes
1300 Diabetes and Kidney Disease, Dr. Michael Copland 
1330 Controversies in DIabetes and Sleep Apnea, Dr. John Fleetham
1400 Question & Answer Period
1415 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
1445 Case Studies
1615 Course day ends

Sun, Nov 19: Delivery of Diabetes Care in BC

0800 Breakfast; Registration & Exhibits open
0830 Management of Obesity, Dr. David C.W. Lau
0930 Annual Diabetes Exam and Flowsheet for Family Physicians, Dr. Maureen Clement
1000 Current Status of Drug Coverage, Dr. Breay Paty
1015 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
1045 The Current State of Diabetes in BC, Dr. Marshall Dahl
1115 BC Diabetes Strategy: Call to Action Dr. Ehud Ur
1145 PANEL Discussion
1215 Question & Answer Period
1230 Complete evaluations; conference ends


Early bird registration: Tue. Sep 19, 2017 | Add to calendar +

Physicians & Podiatrists:
After Oct 17 & On-Site: $419
Allied Health:
After Oct 17 & On-Site: $429
Sep 20 - Oct 17: $109
After Oct 17 & On-Site: $119
Physicians & Podiatrists:
After Oct 17 & On-Site: $369
Allied Health:
After Oct 17 & On-Site: $209
After Oct 17 & On-Site: $109

*Residents/Students must provide proof of status on-site.

Cancellations and Refunds


The Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
8181 Cambie Rd
Richmond  British Columbia  V6Z 2R9

Reservation deadline EXTENDED to Oct 20, 2017

Special conference rates starting @ $129 CDN/night.

Quote the “Live Well with Diabetes Conference” event in order to obtain the conference rate.

Reservations must be made by Oct 20, 2017 as rooms will only be held on a space available basis beyond this date.


T: 604.279.8384

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