What You Will Learn

The management of type II diabetes is a growing challenge for insurers, plan sponsors and individuals, and there are new solutions available to those with a diagnosis.

On November 24, 2022 we will examine innovations in diabetes care from the lens of a physician, an optometrist, and a pharmacist. Each of these professions provide critical care to patients with diabetes and rely on benefits plan design to support their efforts. Without appropriate access to care to support the management of diabetes, plan costs and the risk of co-morbidities rise.


Optimizing Diabetes Care: The Importance of Innovation
Dr. Gihane Zarifa, Family Physician, Credit Valley Family Health Team, Mississauga, Ontario

Best Practices in The Prevention and Management of Diabetic Retinopathy
Dr. Joshua C. Smith, Optometrist with offices in Cornwall & Alexandria, Ontario and Past President of the Ontario Association of Optometrists

From Behind the Counter and In Collaboration with Patients: A Pharmacist’s Perspective on Innovations in Diabetes Care and Management
Frances Chung, RPh, CDE, Staff Pharmacist, Sobeys National Pharmacy Group, Ontario

A panel discussion will follow presentations that will be moderated by Denise Balch.

CE Credits

2.5 CE Credits available in most provinces when you participate in this session.


Thank you to our Benefits Breakfast Club (BBC) sponsors for their support:

Signature sponsors AMGEN, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen Inc.

Leader sponsors AbbVie, Gilead, Lilly, MHCSI & Sobeys Pharmacy, Novo Nordisk, Roche

Emerging sponsors AstraZeneca, The Canadian Association of Optometrists, Incyte, Innovative Medicines Canada


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