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CSEM Research and Discovery Day

From Bench to Bedside: Lessons Still to be Learned a Century After the Discovery of Insulin

October 1, 2021
1:00 – 4:00 PM ET

A century ago, Canadian researchers Frederick Banting and Charles Best, discovered insulin working under the directorship of John Macleod at the University of Toronto; further work by James Collip led to the additional purification of insulin. With incredible speed and collaboration, insulin was ready to use to save the lives of people with Type 1 diabetes mellitus. This scientific breakthrough was one of the most important advancements in medical history.

Using this ground-breaking discovery as a framework, the symposium will connect, engage, inform and support endocrinologists in their work as researchers and clinicians. Key developments and anecdotes from past research will frame current parallels in emerging research and the current management of diabetes and comorbidities to illustrate lessons learned and the potential of future discoveries.


  • Dr. Gillian Booth, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital
  • Dr. Greg Korbutt, Alberta Diabetes Institute, University of Alberta
  • Dr. Mark Prentki, University of Montreal, Montreal Diabetes Research Center
  • Dr. Ronald Sigal, Cumming School of Medicine and Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary
  • Dr. Donna Vine, Alberta Diabetes Institute, University of Alberta

For the AGENDA, click here.

For REGISTRATION, click here.

This session is free for CSEM members and $100 for non-members. If you have not yet renewed your CSEM membership for 2021, kindly log in here to renew.

CSEM's Research and Discovery Day has received educational grants from Novo Nordisk Canada, Lilly, and MD Financial. The Research Day is planned independently by CSEM to ensure scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.