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Videos and Webinars – 100th anniversary of the insulin discovery

100 years ago, Banting, Best, McLeod and Collip discovered and purified insulin, the greatest medical discovery in Canadian history. Insulin quickly saved hundreds of thousands of patients around the world.

  • The CMDO has produced a short video that gives a historical overview of this discovery, pays tribute to its patients and to the Quebec research teams. You can view this video by clicking on the following web links:

French version – https://youtu.be/XDiarVpzaIs

English version – https://youtu.be/ql0r1p2YEO0


  • In addition, a series of public webinars provided an overview of insulin discovery and answered questions from the public:

A journey from 1921 to today! A series of 4 webinars that will take you on a journey from the historical discovery of insulin to its therapeutic application


1 – L’histoire de l’insuline et du rôle du pancréas dans le diabète – CLICK HERE

Moderator: Dr. André Carpentier (CRCHUS)

Speakers: Dr. Marc Prentki (CRCHUM), Dr. Vincent Poitout (CRCHUM) and Dr. Anne-Marie Carreau (CRCHU de Québec-UL)

Webinar in French


 2 – Type 1 diabetes: the miracle of insulin and the perspectives of a cure – CLICK HERE

Moderator: Dr. Sylvie Lesage (UMontreal)

Speakers: Dr. James Shapiro (UAlberta), Dr. Constantin Polychronakos (McGill), Dr. Jayne Danska (UToronto) and Dr. Erin Hillhouse (PeriPharm Inc)

Webinar in English


3 Maladies métaboliques et diabète de type 2 – CLICK HERE

Moderator: Dr. Catherine Mounier (UQAM)

Speakers: Dr. Jean-Pierre Després (VITAM, CIUSSSCN), Dr. Karine Clément (Sorbonne University, INSERM, Paris) and Dr. André Tchernof (CRIUCPQ-UL)

Webinar in French


4 – L’insuline: une hormone aux multiples cibles tissulaires – CLICK HERE

Moderator: Dr. André Marette (CRIUCPQ-UL)

Speakers: Dr. Mathieu Laplante (CRIUCPQ-UL), Dr. Alexandre Caron (CRIUCPQ-UL), Dr. Mathieu Ferron (IRCM) and Dr. Fernando Anhê (UMcMaster)

Webinar in French


Thanks to our partners: The Gairdner Foundation, the Fonds de recherche du Québec en santé (FRQS) and the Société québécoise de lipidologie, nutrition et métabolisme (SQLNM).