3rd Annual BC Pediatric Diabetes Day

3rd Annual BC Pediatric Diabetes Day

Adapting to the Changing Landscape of Diabetes – Preparing for the Future. #CPDPeddiabetes

Target Audience:

Pediatricians, specialists caring for children and youth with diabetes, diabetes educators, social workers, pharmacists, and dietitians    

Course Format: Two day event with interesting plenary sessions and smaller interactive workshops
BCIT Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
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Building on the success of last year’s course, the BC Pediatric Diabetes Day is composed of interesting plenary sessions and lots of smaller interactive workshop sessions! This course is aimed at addressing new treatment approaches, new technology and  continuing to develop a BC Pediatric Diabetes Network with the objective of standardizing pediatric diabetes care across the province.



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Fri, Mar 9

1200    Registration Opens

1300    Welcome & Introduction - Shazhan Amed

1315    Pediatric Diabetes Team Introductions (Introducting all diabetes teams across BC)

1345    Missing the Mark - Do we have the right goals for type 1 diabetes? - Peter Senior          

1430    Concurrent Sessions                

                A) Carelink, Diasend, Gluco and AGP - How do I use it efficiently to help my patients? - Teri Currie

                B) An Interactive Dialogue - How can BC Children's Hospital Diabetes Program better support local teams and clinics? - Jean-Pierre Chanoine & Daniel Metzger

                C) Often overlooked, sometimes undervalued, but never forgotten: Diabetes distress in the type 1 community - Tricia Tang

1515   Refreshment Break               

1545   Concurrent Sessions (repeat above)                  

1630   Concurrent Sessions end - return to plenary room 

1635   A Family Experience with Living with Diabetes - Patient and Family

1800   Cocktails, Appies, & Networking Event

Sat, Mar 10

0800    Breakfast & Networking                 

0845    Quality of Diabetes Care - Research Updates - Shazhan Amed & Danya Fox

0915    Type 2 Diabetes in Children: Nature, Nurture and the Next Generation - Brandy Wicklow             

1000   Concurrent Sessions           

                D) The Year in Diabetes - 5 key papers from 2018 and their clinical relevance - Jeff Kao

                E) Optimizing Care for Young Adults with Diabetes in BC - Transition Special Interest Group - Faciliated Discussion by Joseph Leung & Shazhan Amed

                F) Community-based partnerships to support kids with diabetes—Boys and Girls Club of South Coast BC - Carolyn Tuckwell

1045    Refreshment Break               

1115    Concurrent Sessions (repeat above)

1200    Let's Get Active - a healthy lunch followed by a brisk walk!

1300    Diabetes Hope Foundation's Peer Support Program - Ki Speer

1400    What's New in Schools? - National Update, BC Diabetes Care Plan Survey Results, and CGM in Schools Pilot Program Update - Brenden Hursh, Sharleen Hermann, Teri Currie, Alda Antunes Silvestre, & Tara Mants

1500    The Discovery of Insulin Therapy and Its Impact on the Lives of Children Treated by Banting and Best at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children from 1922 to 1929 - Sarah Riedlinger

1545    Conference Wrap Up & Evaluations                               

1600    Conference Day Ends

Key Speakers

Dr. Peter Senior


Peter Senior, BMedSci, MBBS, PhDProfessor & Division Director, Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta.

Originally from the U.K., I moved to Edmonton in 2002 to join the Clinical Islet Transplant Program at the University of Alberta. My clinical practice and research are primarily focused around Type 1 Diabetes, Islet Transplantation and Diabetic Kidney Disease. I take care of patients with a broad range of endocrine disorders and teach medical students and residents.i lead a clinical research team conducting clinical trials of new drugs and devices to treat diabetes or its complications.

Background & Training

I grew up in Scotland but went to medical school in Newcastle upon Tyne. After SHO jobs at the RVI and Freeman Hospital I did a PhD before completing my specialist training in Diabetes & Endocrinology.

What I Do

I work with several great teams in different locations, all with the goal of making the lives of people with diabetes better.


Dr. Brandy Wicklow


Brandy Wicklow, MD, FRCPC. Pediatric Endocrinologist, HSC Children’s; Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, College of Medicine, University of Manitoba

Dr. Wicklow received her MD from the University of Manitoba in 2003 and her Pediatrics certification in 2006. She attended McGill University in Montreal for a 2 year clinical endocrinology fellowship (2008) and returned to Manitoba to complete 2 years of post doctoral clinical research training focused on the determinants of type 2 diabetes in children (2010). She completed a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology in 2012.

Research Focus

Her research focuses on child and adolescent type 2 diabetes, including the socioeconomic, environmental, in utero, and endogenous determinants of childhood diabetes onset. Currently she is evaluating the fetal origins of childhood onset type 2 diabetes, including in utero exposures (glycemia and lipidemia), and epigenetic modifications.


Fees includes course materials, breakfasts, a reception,  refreshments, and lunches.

These are online rates only—faxed, called and mailed registrations—add $10 to all fees .    


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