This invitation only, free event is for healthcare providers, teachers, parents, other foundations and organizations focused on diabetes and related subjects.

The purpose is to identify and discuss challenges and opportunities arising from the need for youth living with diabetes to move from the paediatric to adult healthcare system.

International experts are invited to set the stage with presentations and all attendees are encouraged to participate in the workshop discussions. Past speakers have included experts from:

  • The Maestro Project, University of Manitoba
  • The ‘Got Transition’ Program of the US National Institutes of Health
  • Centre for e-Health Innovation, UHN, Toronto
  • The Kovler Diabetes Centre, Teen Program, University of Chicago
  • The ‘Good to Go’ program, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
  • The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto
  • Medical Psychiatry Alliance Child & Youth Project, Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga, Ontario
  • Paediatric and Complex Care program, Peterborough Regional Health Centre, PDEC, Peterborough, Ontario

This forum has been held every year since 2012. The need for the Symposium was identified by our collaborative partners in the Department of Paediatrics, McMaster University and for the first 2 years (2012 and 2013) was held at McMaster University integrated, in part, with their Grand Rounds medical education program.

In 2014, SFBLF moved the venue to Alliston, Ontario and opened the attendance to a wider range of participants.

This half-day Symposium is held in early November each year and includes a complimentary light welcome breakfast table and lunch.

The 8th Annual Symposium will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019,
8:30 am – 1:30 pm at The Gibson Centre in Alliston, Ontario

If you would like to receive an invitation, please contact