June 11-13, 2024

DIABETES & OBESITY RESEARCH DAY 2024


UBCO DIABETES & OBESITY RESEARCH DAY 2024

Academic Research Conference

Join us in Kelowna on June 12th as we celebrate our 5th annual UBCO Diabetes & Obesity Research Day. This meeting is focused on all aspects of diabetes & obesity research - from beta cells to bicycles.

The University of British Columbia Okanagan's Diabetes & Obesity Research Day 2024 will celebrate the accomplishments of our colleagues and the positive impact of their research on people and families living with and at risk for diabetes and obesity across British Columbia.

This exciting annual scientific day enables academic researchers from across British Columbia to connect, collaborate, and present their research. Graduate trainees are invited to deliver an oral presentation or present a scientific poster highlighting their research project. This in-person event includes both on campus presentations and an evening scientific poster reception at a local venue.

This interprovincial meeting is designed to support research collaboration across campuses and connect the UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan research communities. Ground transportation and accommodations will be organized for trainees from Vancouver-Kelowna.

*This event is an internal academic research conference hosted by the University of British Columbia and is not open to the public.

UBCO DIABETES & OBESITY RESEARCH DAY 2024

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

  • Raylene Reimer PhD RD

    Raylene Reimer PhD RD

    Professor of Nutrition, University of Calgary

    Dr Reimer is a Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology in the Cumming School of Medicine and is a Full Scientist in the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute. She is also a Registered Dietitian. Dr. Reimer has an internationally recognized translational research program focused on the role of diet in modifying gut microbiota and host metabolism in the context of obesity, diabetes, and other chronic diseases such as fatty liver disease and osteoarthritis.

FACULTY PRESENTATIONS

  • Daniel Gamu PhD

    Daniel Gamu PhD

    Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia, School of Kinesiology

    Dr Gamu is a faculty member in the University of British Columbia's School of Kinesiology. His lab examines cellular mechanisms controlling the malleable nature of both skeletal muscles and adipose tissues, two organs important for modulating energy consumption and storage.

  • Hashim Islam PhD

    Hashim Islam PhD

    Assistant Professor, , School of Health and Exercise Sciences, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention & Management, University of British Columbia Okanagan

    Dr Islam is a faculty member in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at UBC Okanagan. His research program blends his expertise in muscle mitochondrial adaptations to exercise with a focus on inflammation in obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D).

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

DIABETES & OBESITY RESEARCH DAY

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BCDRN DIVERSITY STATEMENT

The BC Diabetes Research Network is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion within our faculty, staff, students, and scientific agenda. Consistent with UBC’s Faculty of Medicine, we strive to be inclusive of all dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to age, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or religion.

Location

UBCO Reichwald Health Sciences Centre

1088, Discovery Avenue Kelowna, BC Canada, V1V 1V7

Registration period

March 8, 2024 - 09:00 until May 28, 2024 - 23:30

Submission period

March 11, 2024 - 08:00 until May 12, 2024 - 23:30

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact info@diabetesbc.ca .

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