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. 


BD Sponsored: New Forum for Injection Technique Recommendations Sept 29-Oct 20, 2020

“The 4th Edition of the Canadian Forum for Injection Technique Recommendations”

Register for English Versions

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2020  12:00PM  EST
  • Thursday, October 1, 2020        7:00 PM EST
  • Tuesday, October 20,2020       12:00 PM PST

Register for French Version

  • Wednesday Oct 14, 2020        12:00PM EST (French)


Lilly Sponsored Webinars: "2 Truths and a Lie" - Primary prevention

  • Sep 23, 1000-1100 Mountain (J Habert)
  • Oct 5, 1900-2000 Mountain (A Jain)
  • Oct 8, 1010-1110 Mountain (L Leiter)
  • Oct 14, 1830-1930 Mountain (V Woo)

For more information, and to register, please go to


Dexcom Educational Series for Canadian Clinicians Oct 1 to Nov 18, 2020

Visit to sign up to watch some or all of the Deep Dive online sessions Dexcom has arranged for clinicians. Sessions include The Basics or various Masterclasses (peds and adult). (Be sure to check your junk folder for replies and access info.)


Lilly sponsored webinars - "Under the Umbrella- Knowledge and Prevention of Severe Hypoglycemia"

Dates (program repeated each time)

  • Aug 25, 4:30 MDT
  • Sep 17, 4:00 MDT
  • Sep 25,  10:00 MDT

Click here for more information and registration 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: 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: