Virtual Workshop – Weekly Webinar Agenda

July 15th, 2020 at 10am EST

Diabetes Action Canada Research Spotlight - National Diabetes Repository 

The National Diabetes Repository was launched only two years ago and today we are seeing an increase in researcher awareness and interest in applying this novel tool to investigating diabetes in Canada. In this session we will learn of projects lead by Diabetes Action Canada investigators, Alanna Weisman, Michelle Griever and Braden O’Neill that have successfully used the data within the repository to answer questions that are of interest to the patient communities, policy makers and researchers. 

  • The Impact of Government-Funded Insulin Pump Programs on Insulin Pump Use in Canada: A Cross-Sectional Study Using the National Diabetes Repository
    • Presented by: Alanna Wesiman
  • Trends in diabetes medication use in Canada, England, Scotland and Australia: a repeated cross-sectional analysis (2012-2017)
    • Presented by: Michelle Griever
  • Diabetes care among people with schizophrenia: a cohort study using the Diabetes Action Canada National Diabetes Repository
    • Presented by: Braden O'Neill

*Moderated by: Conrad Pow

July 22nd, 2020 at 10am EST

Diabetes Action Canada Research Spotlight - T1D and AI in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

Personal Impact Story: Debbie Sissmore

  • Restructuring Type 1 Diabetes and Exercise Research in the Context of Patient Engagement
    • Presented by: Nika Klaprat

Interested in type 1 diabetes and exercise? Nika Klaprat, is engaging researchers and individuals living with type 1 diabetes (patients and caregivers), to increase capacity for patient-oriented research in type 1 diabetes and exercise by determining a core set of variables to measure in all trials, identifying preferences for attributes of exercise programs, and co-designing research protocols.

  • Narrative inquiry into understanding the type 1 diabetes lived experience and its motivations in seeking diabetes health services and education in Alberta
    • Presented by: Jamie Boisvenue

For many living with type 1 diabetes insulin pumps are the chosen path for insulin replacement therapy, but is it the best for everyone? Jamie Boisvenue will describe how hearing the life stories of people living with type 1 diabetes on pump or multiple daily injections, could have an impact on diabetes health seeking behaviours in Alberta.

  • Artificial Intelligence for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
    • Presented by: Gabriel Lepetit-Aimon & Clément Playout

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication that is of great concern for all members of the diabetes community. Investigators that are part of Diabetes Action Canada are currently working to scale and spread the tele-ophthalmology screening in Ontario, BC and Quebec, but what about the increased workload of grading these images?  Learn about this innovative approach grading retinal images for automated diabetic retinopathy diagnosis using machine learning and artificial intelligence from our trainees Gabriel Lepetit-Aimon and Clément Playout.

*Moderator: Tracy McQuire

July 29th, 2020 at 10am EST

Diabetes Action Canada Research Spotlight - Patient Engagement and Knowledge Translation

Personal Impact Story: Sylvie Dostie

  • A patient-initiated research project to improve diabetes management and care
    • Presented by: Ruth Ndjaboue

A recent study by Diabetes Action Canada researcher and recipient of the 2019-21 postdoctoral fellowship award, Dr. Ruth Ndjaboue, focuses on the expertise of those most closely involved in the diabetes community – persons living with diabetes. Aimed at helping health professionals and those living with or affected by the disease better understand how to improve self-management and care, Ndjaboue had some surprising results to share.

  • Needs analysis and co-design of a tele-nutrition platform for the therapeutic management of patients with chronic diseases
    • Presented by: Choumous Mannobi

Since the pandemic, there is a growing interest in telehealth and an increase in political will towards digital care. Our Knowledge Translation scholar, Choumous Mannoubi is working to developing a tele-nutrition platform to optimize remote therapeutic management for those living with chronic disease.

  • APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE FOCUSED ON SEX AND GENDER OF PEOPLE IN FRENCH-LANGUAGE CONTEXT: Co-creation of continuing professional development training for people experiencing diabetes and depression
    • Presented by: Alexe Deom Tardif

Those living with diabetes have told us that mental health is an area of concern. Master’s student, Alexe Deom Tardif will discuss the training of healthcare professionals in diabetes and depression with a particular focus on sex and gender.

*Moderator: Olivia Drescher


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