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Type 2 Diabetes beyond A1C control

September 12, 2023 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Digital Delivery – Zoom, Vancouver BC

About 425 million adult people in the world are living with diabetes, with Type 2 diabetes accounting for 90 – 95 percent of all cases. This number is projected to increase to 629 million people by 2045. Join Dr. Walter Chow as he reviews the evidence and practicalities of early cardiorenal risk reduction management strategies for Type 2 Diabetes, applies recent evidence and guideline recommendations to a patient case and reviews guideline-based treatment options currently available in Canada.

Learning Objectives

After attending this session, pharmacists will be better able to:

  • Review the evidence and practicalities of early cardiorenal risk reduction management strategies for Type 2 Diabetes
  • Apply recent evidence and guideline recommendations to a patient case
  • Guideline based treatment now in BC

About the Speaker: Dr. Walter Chow

Dr. Walter Chow was born in Kamloops, British Columbia. He completed his Degree in Pharmacy in 1980 at the University of British Columbia. He went on to complete a Residency in Hospital Pharmacy at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops BC before working as a clinical pharmacist at St. Paul’s Hospital and the BC Drug and Poison Information Center. 

He returned to the University of British Columbia to complete his Medical Degree in 1986. During his medical training, he received scholarships in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, general surgery and internal medicine. His broad interest and ability made him the ideal candidate to pursue a career as a family medicine specialist. 

His completed his rotating internship at Victoria General Hospital before setting up practice in Victoria. Since 1987, he has been in full time family practice. His passion for post graduate medical education has led him to be involved in the development and delivery of over 30 programs annually for the last 20 years. He is a highly sought-after speaker on the regional and national level for continuing education program delivery to physicians, pharmacists and other health care professionals. His areas of special interest include providing current evidence-based primary care management of asthma, COPD, cardiovascular risk assessment, diabetes, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, mental health disorders, and electronic medical records. In 2020, he was the recipient of the BC College of Family Physicians Coin in honor of his work in continuing medical education.

Learning Hours

This program is non-accredited. Total learning hours is estimated at 1.0 hours. Participants will receive a letter of participation after completion of the survey at the end of the webinar.

This learning program received a financial support from Boehringer-Ingelheim. This event will be moderated by a staff member from the Pharmacy Practice Support team at the BC Pharmacy Association.

Registration Information

This event is complimentary to members.

Registration closes an hour prior to the start of the webinar, at 5:00 PM. On the day of the webinar, you will receive a link to the webinar by email. The email will come from and could be in your junk folder.

Please Note: A BCPhA account is required to register for this event. If you do not have a login account or if you are unsure if you have a login, please fill out the Account Creation Form and a member of the BCPhA team will contact you. Accounts can be created free of charge with valid College registration.