On May 31st- June 1st, 2019, member of Diabetes Action Canada came together for its fourth Annual Workshop. After three full years in operation, we highlighted our many accomplishments – presented by Patient Partners, Investigators, Trainees, Clinicians and Partners.
By all accounts, our 2019 Diabetes Action Canada Annual Workshop, was the most successful yet! We were thrilled to bring our team that spans the nation, together in person to connect, network, and learn from each other. In total we had 112 participants at our event, including 29 Patient Partners, 41 Investigators and 8 guests, including Tia Moffat, Project Lead CIHR-SPOR Major Initiatives, Norm Rosenblum, Director, and Mary-Jo Makarachuk, Assistant Director of the CIHR Institute for Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes.
This year we presented our tangible research outcomes in a variety of activities including, interactive poster session, rapid-fire oral presentations, plenary sessions, breakout sessions, and keynote address. All these activities were tailors to our diverse audience of Patient Partners, Policy Decision-Makers, CIHR leaders, investigators and knowledge users from many disciplines. This year, we were also honoured to hear the stories of our Patient Partners and their experiences living with diabetes and advising on research projects. This patient narrative was a compelling reminder of the why Diabetes Action Canada is so motivated to create research outcomes that are applicable to those living with diabetes. The feedback we received from our Workshop was very positive with comments lauding the diversity of activities, the opportunities to participate in break-out sessions, and the inclusion of Patient Partner stories.
A full account of the event can be found below.
*French version is forthcoming*