16th Annual Live Well with Diabetes Conference #LWDiabetes

16th 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, debates, updates
  • Nov 8, 2019 to Nov 10, 2019
Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
8181 Cambie Rd
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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 2018 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
  • Great conference, exceeded expectations
  • Dynamic, entertaining speakers enhances my ability to remember
  • Practical info for GPs
  • Really great engaging speakers! Great topics that are practical and useful
  • Great networking, outstanding speakers overall

Join the conversation #LWDiabetes

Conference Sponsorship Opportunites: For sponsorship opportunities, please download a prospectus.


Fri Nov 8 - click arrow to expand

1200 Registration and exhibits open
1255 Opening Remarks & Welcome | Brian T. Kunimoto
1300 Get it Covered: Tips & Tricks to Help Patients Pay For Prescriptions |  Marc Smith
1330 Lower Extremity Wounds: Are the Bugs Winning? | Ted Steiner
1400 What Would Florence Do? The Essentials & Benefits of Diabetes Care Nursing | Gerri Klein
1430 We're Testing Too Much! A Streamlined Approach to Laboratory Monitoring in Diabetes | Daniel Holmes
1500 Question Period
1515 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
1545 Helping Patients Who Slip Through the Cracks | Daniel Ngui
1615 Obesity as a Consequence of an Addictive Disorder |  Deborah Schwartz
1700 Question Period
1715 Conference day ends

Sat Nov 9 - click arrow to expand

0715 Breakfast, Registration & Exhibits 
0800 Introduction and Review of Day 1
0815 PCSK9 Inhibitors: What is the Evidence in Diabetes? | Liam Brunham
0845 The Current Diabetes Canada Guidelines: What's Included? | Vincent Woo
0915 What is the Evidence for New Agents Beyond the Guidelines? | Vincent Woo
1000 Question Period
1015 Refreshment Break & Exhibits 
1045 Under Pressure: Top 3 Things for Managing Hypertension in Diabetes | Nadia Khan
1115 Metformin: What is the Evidence? | Breay Paty
1145 Lipids in Diabetes: What to Test & Why | Gordon A. Francis
1215 Question Period
1230 Lunch Break (included) & Exhibits
1330 Wound Care in Diabetes: In the Office & Beyond | Brian T. Kunimoto
1400 What NOT to Apply to Diabetic Foot Ulcers | Timothy Kalla
1430 Question Period
1445 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
1515 Unplugged: Current Trends in Lower Extremity PAD | York Hsiang
1545 Unlocking the Secrets to Long-Term Adherence | Keith Dawson
1615 Stress Management: Off-Weighting of the Diabetic Foot - Who Benefits? | Francis Chan
1645 Question Period
1700 Course day ends

Sun Nov 10 - click arrow to expand

0800 Breakfast: Registration & Exhibits Open 
0830 I'll Huff & I'll Puff: Exercise in Diabetes | James A. Stone
0930 Diabetes Care in First Nations Patients: The Big Picture | Keith Dawson
1000 Question Period
1015 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
1045 BMI: Does Size Really Matter? | Ali Zentner
1115 Prescribing Insulin in Type 2 Diabetes | Breay Paty
1200 Question Period
1200 Conference ends; complete evaluations


Early bird registration: Thu. Sep 19, 2019 | Add to calendar +

Save $10 if you register online!
Physicians & Podiatrists by Sep 19: $459
Physicians & Podiatrists by Oct 17: $509
Physicians & Podiatrists after Oct 17: $559 
Allied Health by Sep 19: $219
Allied Health by Oct 17: $249
Allied Health after Oct 17: $259
Residents/Students by Sep 19*: $109
Residents/Students by Oct 17*: $119
Residents/Students after Oct 17*: $129
* Proof of status required on-site
Physicians & Podiatrists by Sep 19: $379
Physicians & Podiatrists by Oct 17: $409
Physicians & Podiatrists after Oct 17: $439 
Allied Health by Sep 19: $199
Allied Health by Oct 17: $219
Allied Health after Oct 17: $229
Residents/Students by Sep 19*: $99
Residents/Students by Oct 17*: $109
Residents/Students after Oct 17*: $119
*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

Special conference rates starting @ $159CDN/night. Quote the Live Well with Diabetes Conferencegroup name in order to obtain the conference rate.

Reservations must be made by Oct 6, 2019 as rooms will only be held on a space available basis beyond this date.

To book a reservation at the Radisson:
By phone:
604.279.8384 OR 1.800.333.3333
By email: reservations@radissonvancouver.com
Online:  www.radisson.com/vancouverca
(rate code is LIVE)
⦁    Enter your check in and check out date i.e. Nov 6 & Nov 10, 2019
⦁    Click open More Search Options then type in the rate code LIVE in the box where it says promotional code
⦁    It will take you to the designated webpage and allow you to book a room under LIVE at $159 rate

T: 604.279.8384

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