2018 Trainee Day – October 10


Diabetes Canada and Diabetes Action Canada are pleased to announce the third annual Trainee Day. It will take place on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, in Halifax, NS, just prior to the start of the 2018 Diabetes Canada/Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism Professional Conference and Annual Meetings.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn about Patient Oriented Research (POR), how to evaluate proposals by taking part in mock review panels, and to learn the criteria required to write and submit scientific papers.

Those who register to attend must submit a two-page research proposal by 5:00pm (EDT) Wednesday, September 5. Each proposal will be reviewed and assigned to a mock review panel that will be moderated by an established researcher. You can submit a recent or upcoming studentship application, as you will get feedback from other trainees and faculty that may strengthen the proposal or an entirely new submission for a project you would like to tackle in the future.

The proposal should be single-spaced, using either 12-point Times New Roman or 11-point Arial font, with a minimum margin of 2 cm around each page. Condensed type or photo-reduction, except for figures, will not be accepted. References can be added to a third page.

The proposal should provide a clear, concise outline of your proposed project, including brief background knowledge, hypotheses, objectives, experimental design, methods and statistical analyses, anticipated results and conclusions, significance of the work, and possible problems and solutions. When completed, please send your proposal to research@diabetes.ca. Our intention is to provide each of you with insight into the peer review process.

To encourage trainees to attend this session, Diabetes Action Canada will provide the following benefits for the first 45 trainees who submit a two-page proposal and participate in the entire trainee day:

  • Two nights of  hotel accommodation for Tuesday, October 9 and Wednesday, October 10
  • Complimentary conference registration

Trainees who are eligible will receive a reimbursement form, via email, from Diabetes Action Canada following the event.

If you have any questions/comments concerning this event, please email research@diabetes.ca.





8:00 - 8:30 a.m Breakfast
8:30 - 10:15 a.m

Parterning with patients & Communities in research

 Caroline Jose
10:15 - 10:30 a.m


10:30 - 11:15 a.m

Autistics leadership in research: Challenges & Impact

Caroline Jose
11:15 - 11:45 a.m Respectful and Ethical engagement of Indigenous communities and Patients in research Jon McGavock
11:45 - 12:30 p.m Mechanistic human studies: how to integrate patients partners?                                 André Carpentier
12:00 - 1:00 p.m                                         LUNCH
1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Everything You Didn’t Learn about Grant Writing in Graduate School – How to Write a Grant That Will Get Funded Jon McGavock
2:15 - 3:00 p.m. Mock reviews Jon McGovock
3:00 - 3:15 p.m.                                          BREAK
3:15 - 4:00 p.m Summary from Trinees All
4:00 - 4:30 p.m How to manage a team, working climate & time management considerations André Carpentier
4:30 - 4:50 p.m Postdoc transition to academic position (TBD) Patrick MacDonald
4:50 - 5:20 p.m Perspectives form and Established Researcher James Shapiro
5:20 - 5:30 p.m Wrap up André Carpentier and Jon McGavock

Pub Scientifique 
All attendees are invited to attend and continue the conversation and discussion with faculty members and others.

Location: East of Grafton - 1580 Argyle Srteet, Halifax
From 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Light hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer will be served.

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