Webinars – Teleophthalmology Screening

Research Spotlight – T1D and AI in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

This webinar featured projects from our trainees from across the country with representation from Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and Quebec. Topics and speakers include:

  • Restructuring Type 1 Diabetes and Exercise Research in the Context of Patient Engagement
    • Presented by: Nika Klaprat
  • 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
  • Artificial Intelligence for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
    • Presented by: Gabriel Lepetit-Aimon & Clément Playout

*Moderator: Tracy McQuire

The slides for this webinar in both English and French can be found here


Tele-ophthalmology program in Canada with Diabetes Action Canada

Tele-ophthalmology program in Canada with Diabetes Action Canada
Monday, November 9, 2020, 11 a.m. ET
Dr. David Maberley, Rebecca Merritt, and Dr. Marie-Carole Boucher

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes and accounts for 80% of diabetic-related blindness. It is the leading cause of blindness for working age Canadians.  Early detection of diabetic retinopathy by regular screening effectively avoids vision loss from diabetes as necessary treatments prevent irreversible retina damage.

Telehealth retinal screening programs are an excellent option for those living with diabetes, but not regularly seeing a specialist for their diabetes complications management.  Each province implements their telehealth retinal screening differently and in this webinar we will learn the approaches taken by Diabetes Action Canada investigators in British Columbia, Quebec, and Ontario.  Learn more about the teleheath program.

This webinar is presented by Diabetes Action Canada.

The slides for this webinar in both English and French can be found here


Joint Webinar with Diabetes Action Canada and Fighting Blindness Canada

Living Well with Diabetic Eye Disease
Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 3 p.m. ET

Dr. David Wong, retinal specialist; Leanne Baarda, Independent Living Skills Specialist, Vision Loss Rehabilitation Ontario; Diana Sherifali, PhD, clinical nurse specialist, Diabetes Care and Research Program, Hamilton Health Sciences; Bert Neutel, patient partner.

Managing diabetes can be challenging and complex – even more so if you are living with an eye disease. In this webinar, multi-disciplinary experts will share their perspectives on how you can live well with diabetes. Topics discussed will include practical tips for managing diabetes while living with vision loss, mental health resources and community supports, and hearing from patient partners who have lived experience of diabetes and vision loss. This webinar is presented in partnership with Diabetes Action Canada.

There were no slides for this webinar


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