Watch Mini Med School 2013 Sessions

Interesting Things You Didn't Know About Diabetes

Daniel Metzger and David Meyre
Dr. Daniel Metzger and Dr. David Meyre — Interesting Things You Didn't Know About Diabetes

Diabetes 101: How our bodies handle sugar, diabetes genes and the types of environments behind diabetes. Presented by Dr. Daniel Metzger, Clinical Investigator, Diabetes, CFRI; Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC; Pediatric Endocrinologist, BC Children's Hospital. | Dr. David Meyre, Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University. | Watch here.

 

 

Where Does My Pancreas Come From?

Brad Hoffman and Peter Hurley
Dr. Brad Hoffman and Peter Hurley — Where Does My Pancreas Come From?

Learn how insulin-producing beta cells are made, find out about the genetics of diabetes, and hear what it's like living with type 1 diabetes. Presented by Dr. Brad Hoffman, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, UBC; Investigator, Diabetes Research Program, CFRI. | Peter Hurley, MSc Student, Hoffman Lab, CFRI. | Watch here.

 

 

Debate: Is Insulin Working Hard or Hardly Working?

Scott Covey and James Johnson
Dr. James (Jim) Johnson and Dr. Scott Covey — Is Insulin Working Hard or Hardly Working?

We discuss insulin resistance ("the bad boy of metabolism") and the association between excessive insulin and the development of obesity. Presented by Dr. Scott Covey, Senior Instructor, Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, UBC. | Dr. James (Jim) Johnson, Associate Professor, Dept. of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Dept. of Surgery, UBC; Founding Member, Diabetes Research Group, Life Sciences Institute. | Watch here

 

 

Beta Cell Suicide and What to Do About It

Dan Luciani and Bruce Verchere and Francis Lynn
Dr. Dan Luciani, Dr. Bruce Verchere, and Dr. Francis Lynn — Beta Cell Suicide and What to Do About It

Presented by Dr. Dan Luciani, Scientist, Diabetes, CFRI; Assistant Professor, Dept. of Surgery, UBC. | Dr. Bruce Verchere, Head, Diabetes Research Program, CFRI; Professor, Dept. of Surgery, Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, UBC. | Dr. Francis Lynn, Scientist, Diabetes, CFRI; Assistant Professor, Dept. of Surgery, Dept. of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, UBC. | Watch here.

 

 

Interesting Things You Didn't Know About Inflammation

Ashish Marwaha and Megan Levings and Clara Westwell Roper
Ashish Marwaha, Dr. Megan Levings, and Clara Westwell-Roper — Interesting Things You Didn't Know About Inflammation

Type 1 vs. type 2 diabetes, the role of autoimmunity in diabetes, and how islet amyloid damages beta cells. Presented by Ashish Marwaha, Graduate Student, Immunity in Health & Disease, CFRI; Pathology Graduate Program, UBC. | Dr. Megan Levings, Scientist, Diabetes, CFRI; Associate Professor, Dept. of Surgery, UBC. | Clara Westwell-Roper, Graduate Student, Diabetes, CFRI; MD/PhD Graduate Program, UBC. | Watch here.

 

 

Brand New Concepts in Diabetes

Jonathan Schertzer
Dr. Jonathan Schertzer — Brand New Concepts in Diabetes

Looking ahead to the role of bacteria and the microbiome in the development of diabetes. Presented by Dr. Jonathan Schertzer, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences, McMaster. | Watch here.