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Diabetes & Obesity Research in BC

September 26, 2018 - 27, 2018


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The BC Diabetes Research Network is excited to announce registration is now open for UBCO Diabetes Research Day 2018. Join us September 26 & 27 at the UBC Okanagan campus in Kelowna, British Columbia for the latest discoveries in the field of diabetes research with a focus on prevention. This exciting two-day event will enable BC diabetes research faculty and trainees to network, collaborate, and most importantly, present their work. We encourage you to submit abstracts for a poster presentation and/or a short 8-minute talk (previously delivered talks and student proposals welcome).

Research Themes:

Dietary Interventions and Mechanisms
Complications and Special Populations
Behaviour Change Interventions
Translational Research

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Scott Lear, PhD, FAHA
“An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure”
Professor, Faculty of Health Science, Simon Fraser University Pfizer/Heart Chair in Cardiovascular Pfizer/Heart and Stroke Foundation Chair in Cardiovascular Prevention Research at St. Paul’s Hospital

Visit our website: to register fand submit an abstract for a poster or deliver an 8-minute presentation.

Abstract submission deadline: August 29, 2018
Registration deadline: September 12, 2018

The BC Diabetes Research Network will provide group transportation and accommodations in Kelowna for Vancouver-based research teams.

UBCO Research Day Planning Committee: Angela Devlin, Bruce Verchere, Jonathan Little, Mary Jung & Meg Hughes


Contact: Meg Hughes, BC Diabetes Research Network Manager (


September 26, 2018 - 5:00 pm
September 27, 2018 - 5:00 pm


Kelowna, BC Canada


BC Diabetes Research Network