Educational Activities And Events

Mark your calendar. The 29th Annual Scientific Day will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018.

28th Annual Scientific Day

Friday, May 5, 2017
The Old Mill Inn
21 Old Mill Road, Toronto


The Scientific Day provides an opportunity for our members to exchange scientific information and ideas, and to assist in the development of collaborative diabetes-related research activities.  It also provides an opportunity for BBDC trainees to network and discuss their research. BBDC postdoctoral fellowship and graduate studentship recipients, as well as selected Annual Trainee Awards Competition abstract submitters will present posters of their work. Dr. Randy Levinson (Senior Editor, Nature Medicine) as well as a BBDC member TBD will judge ten pre-selected posters for the Annual Trainee Awards competition. The prize winners will be announced and prizes will be presented to the recipients at the end of the Scientific Day.  


The event will focus on the latest diabetes research topics with both clinical and laboratory applications. This year's Charles Hollenberg Memorial Lectureship will be presented by Dr. Barbara Kahn, Harvard Medical School. The program will also include Drs. Khosrow Adeli, David Cherney, Zaved Waise, Minna Woo and Diane Wherrett.


BBDC Members: This event is open and free of charge to all BBDC members, their trainees, and U of T endocrine residents. Registration is required and forms must be received by April 14, 2017.

Attendance by Non-BBDC Members:  Faculty at the following universities: York, McMaster, Guelph, Waterloo, Western, and Ryerson may register, but an $80 advance registration fee will apply (payable by cheque).  Due to space limitations, we are unable to register your trainees.  Please contact the BBDC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a non-member registration form and payment information.  Registration and payment must be received by April 14, 2017.


Important Note to BBDC Members:  If you register and then find that you or any of your trainees are not able to attend, please notify us as soon as possible.  Those who are registered but do not attend will be invoiced $80 for recovery of food and beverage expenses. Please inform your trainees and colleagues of the importance of notifying the BBDC of any cancellations. 

We gratefully acknowledge our event supporters:

  • Boehringer-Ingelheim
  • Eli Lilly Canada
  • Janssen Inc.
  • Medtronic Inc.
  • Merck Canada Inc.
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Sanofi Diabetes

We gratefully acknowledge our BBDC Supporters

  • Sun Life Financial
  • University Health Network

If your organization would like to support our Annual Scientific Day, please contact:

Chris Sargent
Phone: (416) 978-3498
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