Banting & Best Diabetes Centre

Advances in Diabetes Care 2024

Embracing the Present and Anticipating the Future

March 1, 2024 - Toronto Reference Library

The central theme of this year's conference revolves around ground-breaking strides in diabetes care. We aim to delve into the latest advancements in drug development for the treatment of diabetes; explore the integration of cutting-edge evidence for diabetes management; discuss opportunities arising from newer information technology and artificial intelligence to improve diabetes care; and spotlight pioneering innovations in limb preservation in individuals with diabetes. Speakers will include both local and international experts.

Delegates of this event will span the full spectrum of healthcare providers that include primary and specialty physicians and allied care providers including dieticians, nurse educators, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists, as well as health care trainees.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this meeting, participants should be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of new diabetes technology and also artificial intelligence to enhance practice efficiencies and improve patient outcomes in diabetes care
  • Categorize and analyze emerging therapies for the prevention and treatment of diabetes, and importance primary care role in Type 1 Diabetes
  • Optimize prescribing practices for non-insulin-based therapies to enhance patient outcomes
  • Integrate Considerations about Cognition and Mental Health into Diabetes Care Plans
  • Evaluate and critique the most significant diabetes research published in 2023

Program Co-chairs

Phillip Segal

Dr. Phillip Segal graduated from the University of Alberta medical school and received further training in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology at the University of Toronto. In 2011, he was appointed as an assistant professor in the division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Toronto. Dr. Segal has achieved notable milestones in education, having completed the Master Teacher and cQUIPS quality improvement programs at the University of Toronto, along with the UHN-Rotman Leadership Development Program. Functioning as a clinician-teacher, Dr. Segal actively participates in teaching at all levels of the educational spectrum, from novice medical students to advanced endocrinology fellows. Dr. Segal serves as the medical director of the diabetes program at the University Health Network, and he holds the chair position for the QUEST Committee at the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre, underlining his commitment to advancing diabetes research and patient care.

Dr. Minna Woo

Dr. Minna Woo is currently the Director of the Banting and Best Diabetes Centre at the University of Toronto and the Ajmera Chair in Molecular Diabetes Research at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute. She is a staff endocrinologist at the Toronto General Hospital and a clinician scientist. She is a Professor of the Departments of Medicine and Immunology. Her laboratory focuses on molecular mechanisms that determine the pathogenesis of insulin resistance and related diseases using preclinical models, always examining the biological difference between males and females. She has published over 100 research articles, including Nature Medicine, Nature Immunology and Nature Communications. She has had numerous awards including Diabetes Canada and the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism Young Investigator Awards. Her research is internationally recognized as a member elect of the American Society of Clinical Investigation.


College of Family Physicians of Canada – Mainpro+® (Group Learning):
This 1 credit(s)-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 6.0 Mainpro+® credits.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1
This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim a maximum of 6.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

American Medical Association – AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Designation
Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at:

European Union for Medical Specialists (UEMS)
Live educational activities recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) are deemed by the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) eligible for ECMEC®.

Accreditation Letters: Attendees must attend the live delivery of the education program, in-person and/or synchronously online, in order to receive their letter of accreditation or claim hours.