This year’s conference will emphasize the importance of partnerships and collaboration towards improving care of people living with diabetes.

Conference Outline

This one-day continuing education event is targeted to health care providers in primary and specialty care who are involved in diabetes education and management. Highlights include:

  • How do we make team-based care work in reality?
  • “Patient” vs “Person”-centered care
  • The top 5 papers of the year: should they change our practices, and why?
  • Pragmatic tips to address the diabetes/heart disease/kidney disease triad
  • How can we best ensure safety and quality care of diabetes in the elderly?
  • Strategies for helping patients with diabetes and disordered eating
  • Patients with socioeconomic barriers and challenges: how can we help?
  • Transitioning patients from the pediatric to adult setting: what to consider

Over 50% of the meeting time will be devoted to active learning utilizing interactive case studies and interactive touch pads.


  • To review the extent and quality of evidence surrounding the management of patients of diabetes
  • To discuss practical, person-centered approaches to diabetes education and care
  • To discuss recent research to consider when implementing team-based care and person-centered care

Learning Objectives

By the end of this meeting, participants should be able to:

  • Balance clinical evidence with providing person-centered care
  • Counsel patients around the short and long term safety of medications used in the management of diabetes
  • Critically apply the most up-to-date literature relevant to diabetes management


Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME), a subcommittee of the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS). This standard allows CPD to review and assess educational activities based on the criteria established by The College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Faculty Disclosure

It is the policy of University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Continuing Professional Development to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its individually accredited or jointly accredited educational programs. Speakers and/or planning committee members, participating in University of Toronto accredited programs, are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the continuing education program. This pertains to relationships within the last FIVE (5) years with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic. The intent of this policy is not to prevent a speaker with a potential conflict of interest from making a presentation. It is merely intended that any potential conflict should be identified openly so that the listeners may form their own judgments about the presentation with the full disclosure of facts. It remains for the audience to determine whether the speaker's outside interests may reflect a possible bias in either the exposition or the conclusions presented.