Diabetic Complications: from Molecular Mechanisms to Patient Oriented Research

Welcome to the 4th Banting & Best Diabetes Centre/Joslin Diabetes Center/University of Copenhagen Conference

Dear Colleagues,

It’s with great pleasure that we welcome you to the 4th Banting & Best Diabetes Centre/Joslin Diabetes Center/University of Copenhagen Conference being held on October 20-21, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario. Focusing on Diabetic Complications: from Molecular Mechanisms to Patient Orientated Research this one and a half day event will bring together members of the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre, Joslin Diabetes Center and University of Copenhagen and others to address the latest developments in this important field of diabetes research. These three organizations have long been at the center of global diabetes research, and this meeting seeks to build on that storied tradition to bring together prominent researchers from across the globe and foster greater cross-institutional research in the field of diabetes.

It is an exciting time to be involved in diabetes research. With exciting new discoveries being announced near daily, it is the perfect time for major institutions from across the world to come together to help advance our understanding of this debilitating disease. The BBDC, in conjunction with the Joslin Diabetes Center and University of Copenhagen, is poised to take a leading role in bringing together key individuals in diabetes research in forums such as this to promote collaboration and understanding of the most cutting-edge research initiatives.

With a program comprised of world-class speakers from the University of Toronto, Harvard Medical School, the University of Copenhagen and other esteemed institutions, the 4th Banting & Best Diabetes Centre/Joslin Diabetes Center/University of Copenhagen Conference looks to expand on the fine tradition of these world renowned academic institutions to help foster a new era of diabetes research around Diabetic Complications.

We’d like to thank all of our speakers for agreeing to participate in this meeting. We’d also like to thank Eli Lilly Canada and Novo Nordisk for their financial contribution to this meeting. Without their generous support, this meeting would not be able to take place.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Toronto for what is sure to be a memorable academic experience.

Best Regards,

Gary Lewis – BBDC
George King – Joslin
Jens Nielsen – UCPH