Diabetes Research Symposium
JDRF Canada is committed to accelerating research on the most promising technologies to cure, better treat and prevent type 1 diabetes (T1D). Our JDRF Diabetes Research Symposium was a great opportunity to share all the latest research updates with the T1D community.
Researchers, doctors, academia, motivational speakers, government partners, foundations, clinicians, and diabetes champions came together to present research advances, updates and to discuss our common goal of curing, better treating and preventing T1D.
Our 2018 Bringing Research to Life: Type 1 Diabetes Symposium was held March 9, 2018 at Health Canada’s Banting Theatre, Frederick J. Banting Research Centre in Ottawa, and it featured four of JDRF’s top researchers, JDRF’s Chief Mission Officer, Health Canada officials, JDRF Canada’s President and CEO and a parent volunteer.
By bringing together Canadian regulators, researchers, industry and patients, JDRF hoped to jump start dialogue around the need for expedited regulatory processes, better harmonization with other regulators, aligning federal regulatory and provincial reimbursement decisions and the implications of Do-It-Yourself movements like #WERENOTWAITING; the last is a parent-led and crowd-sourced effort to manipulate diabetes technologies to get patients the technology they want today (eg. NightScout, OpenAPS).
JDRF Canada would like to thank everyone who has participated and joined us at the 2018 Symposium.
If you are interested in learning more about JDRF-funded research, check out Research News section and stay tuned to find out about the next Diabetes Research Symposium.