Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the Life Sciences Institute at UBC. This talk – “Drugs, Diet and Genes. Personal Approaches to Treat Diabetes and Obesity” is about the link between obesity and diabetes, current treatment options for type 2 diabetes and how genetics and personalized medicine will inform better treatments in the near future.

This talk is an informal and open forum that aims to bring the latest and greatest ideas in the area of the Life Sciences to the public. Each event is free to attend and will include a talk, networking opportunities and reception. This series focuses on Personalized Medicine and how the Life Sciences Institute faculty, staff and students are working to change clinical practice, improve health outcomes, and reduce health costs. In partnership with the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre’s Health Information Series, an ongoing public lecture series that take place in the Lower Mainland community.

Moderator

Timothy Kieffer, PhD
Group Leader and Professor, UBC LSI Diabetes Research Group
Depts of Cellular & Physiological Sciences and Surgery
Canadian Diabetes Association Scholar
Insulin – The good, the bad and the complicated
Jim Johnson
Associate Professor, UBC LSI Diabetes Research Group
Dept of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Do these genes make me fat?
Susanne Clee
Assistant Professor, UBC LSI Diabetes Research Group
Dept of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
New drugs in diabetes
Tom Elliott, MD
Medical Director, bcdiabetes.ca
Associate Professor of Medicine, UBC
Diabetes management – How do I do what my doctor asked me to do?
Gerri Klein, RN, MSN
Certified Diabetes Educator, bcdiabetes.ca

 

1Learn about the link between obesity and diabetes, current treatment options for type 2 diabetes and how genetics and personalized medicine will inform better treatments in the near future.

This talk is an informal and open forum that aims to bring the latest and greatest ideas in the area of the Life Sciences to the public. Each event is free to attend and will include a talk, networking opportunities and reception. This series focuses on Personalized Medicine and how the Life Sciences Institute faculty, staff and students are working to change clinical practice, improve health outcomes, and reduce health costs.  In partnership with the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre’s Health Information Series, an ongoing public lecture series that take place in the Lower Mainland community, this talk will also be recorded for webcast viewing at a later date. 

Insulin – The good, the bad and the complicated

Jim Johnson, PhD
Associate Professor, UBC Life Sciences Institute, Diabetes Research Group

Do these genes make me fat?

Susanne Clee, PhD
Assistant Professor, UBC Life Sciences Institute, Diabetes Research Group

New drugs in diabetes

Tom Elliott, MD
Medical Director, BC Diabetes and Associate Professor of Medicine, UBC

Diabetes management: How do I do what my doctor asked me to do?

Gerri Klein, RN, MSN
Certified Diabetes Educator, BC Diabetes

Moderator

Timothy Kieffer, PhD
Group Leader and Professor, UBC Life Sciences Institute, Diabetes Research Group


Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level
Central Library
350 West Georgia Street


To attend this talk, please RSVP online.


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