David Wong

David Wong, is an Honours graduate from the University of Toronto’s Medical Doctorate program who specializes in Vitreous and Retina surgery after completing a residency in ophthalmology at U of T and a fellowship with Dr. Michael Shea in Toronto followed by a second fellowship with Dr. Stanley Chang in Columbia, New York. Dr. Wong is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is also a member of the Canadian Ophthalmology Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. His recent interests include better diabetic retinopathy surveillance that may catch the disease in the earlier stages and developing new ophthalmic biomaterials.

Jane Yardley

Jane Yardley, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Physical Education at the University of Alberta’s Augustana Faculty in Camrose, Alberta, a member of the Alberta Diabetes Institute, and a member of the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute. Jane’s earlier work focused on blood glucose responses to resistance exercise, and the impact of prandial status (fasted vs. fed) on these responses. Her recent work has focused on sex and gender-related differences in exercise behaviours and blood glucose responses to exercise in people with type 1 diabetes, with a particular emphasis menses and menopause. She is a co-author of the 2016 American Diabetes Association Consensus Statement on Exercise and Physical Activity in Diabetes, and a recipient of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Alberta New Investigator Award.

Rose Yeung

Rose Yeung is an academic endocrinologist with special interest in diabetes quality improvement. Her aim is to co-create interventions and improved care processes for preventing and reducing the burden of diabetes in partnership with people with lived experience of diabetes, health care team members, and other system stakeholders. She is also a Senior Medical Director for the University of Alberta Office of Lifelong Learning and Physician Learning Program.

Nancy Young

Nancy Young is a full Professor at Laurentian University and holds a Research Chair in Rural and Northern Children’s Health. She began her career as a Scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children, where she remains an Adjunct Scientist. Her 25-year research career has been devoted to health measurement for and with school-aged children. She held a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) from 2005 to 2015. The assessment of Indigenous children’s health has been Dr Young’s primary focus for the last decade, in collaboration with Mrs Mary Jo Wabano, who have co-created the Aboriginal Children’s Health and Well-being Measure ( The ACHWM is an important holistic outcome measure that is supporting the evaluation of diabetes prevention programs for youth across Canada.

Catherine Yu

Dr. Catherine Yu is an associate professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, and an associate scientist at Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital. Dr. Yu’s research interests focuses on the role of patient and clinician behaviour change within knowledge translation for chronic disease management. She is particularly interested in the development of innovative strategies for continuing professional development and patient engagement in diabetes care.

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