Industry Sponsored and Diabetes Educator Section (DES) Events

Below is a list of current industry sponsored events for healthcare professionals that we've been informed of at Diabetes Centre Calgary. We cannot speak to the validity or relevance of information presented and do not accept responsibility for any aspect of these events. Health care professionals choosing to attend industry sponsored events are encouraged to use professional judgment and critically evaluate data presented. We advise health care professionals discuss attendance and/or participation at industry sponsored events with their management team if concerned about possible conflict of interest. Please note, we will delete past events. 


Medtronic 1 hr live webinars: Automating Insulin Delivery (Nov 2020- Jan 2021)

Live 1 hr sessions are available on multiple dates with Dr. Richard Jonkers (Medical Science Advisor) and Josh Tarini (Training, Education & Start Right). 

pdfSee attachment. 


MD Briefcase & Diabetes Canada: Diabetes Simplified Dec 5th 9:55am-4:50pm

  • Register for times & sessions below by visiting here. 
  • Diabetes Canada 2020 Pharmacotherapy Chapter Update
  • Hypoglycemia in the Diabetes Patient
  • Glucose Monitoring Considerations and Recommendations
  • The Role of Allied Health Diabetes Care Team
  • Renal Protection in the Diabetes Patient
  • Cardiovascular Considerations for the Diabetes Patient

Webinar - Call to Action to Treat Obesity Nov - Dec 10th.

Sponsored by NovoNordisk
4 sessions, all from 7:00 - 8:30 PM (EST): Nov 19, Nov 26, Dec 3, Dec 10 
See attached document for more details.


Limited time (summer/fall 2020):
Abbott Libre "Getting Started" & "Getting More" live education sessions

Abbott is offering live Online Libre Education Sessions- Getting Started & Getting More. The Getting Started session usually offers participants a free Libre Sensor. The education is directed towards patients; however educators are welcome to participate to learn more.  Visit and to find dates and register.


No date limit: South Health Campus Wellness Centre 

The South Health Campus Wellness Centre, in cooperation with the Y, offers educational programs for staff and patients. Programs include courses on emothional health, making lifestyle changes, healthy eating and more. During COVID, the programs are being offered virtually. For details, please see


No date limit: Sanofi sponsored learning modules 

Education program on second generational basal analogues in the clinical management of type 2 diabetes. The self-learning program is comprised of 3 learning modules. Go to this website for more information:



No date limit Webinar: Lifescan, Solutions to support patients beyond COVID-19

Title: "I’m scared and alone": Let’s Reveal solutions to support our patients beyond COVID-19
Duration: 59 minutes
Available On Demand
Dr. Michel Vallis, Psychologist and Janice Knapp, Diabetes Nurse Educator

- Provide a framework for understanding the psychological impact of COVID-19 and social isolation
- Review evidence-based coping strategies that help manage distress
- Provide a strategy to promote improved diabetes self-management
- Understand how to apply available technologies to pivot patients back on track.


No date limit: Lifescan Diabetes Institute Webinars 

Lifescan is sponsoring a number of different educational webinars. Topics include smartphone technology for diabetes management, supporting sustained behaviour change, and many more. Webinars are recorded and can be viewed at your convenience. For more information visit: