When: Tuesday, October 24, 4 – 5:30 pm
Where: Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Room 240, 209 Victoria Street, venue is wheelchair accessible
Panel Moderator: Dr. David Campbell
Panel Members: Co-researchers with lived experience from the Calgary Diabetes Advocacy Committee (CDAC)
About: This eye-opening 40-minute film has been created based on the stories of the members of the CDAC. It features interviews with them along with narrative dramatized depictions of their lived experiences. The film highlights the challenges of managing diabetes while experiencing homelessness and the impact of stigma they have faced. It is a powerful advocacy tool, aiming to raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding diabetes and homelessness. A panel featuring members of the CDAC will follow the showing of the film to allow audience members to interact and ask questions to learn more about the stories that inspired the film. We will leave plenty of time for Q and A, please come with questions!
Space is limited. To RSVP, please email Evie Gogosis at: email@example.com
Dr. David Campbell is an endocrinologist and an associate professor at the Cumming School of Medicine (University of Calgary). He completed his postdoctoral fellowship at St Michael’s Hospital (MAP) prior to his current role. Alongside his clinical work, Dr. Campbell conducts health services research, including community-based participatory research, with the objective of improving diabetes care and outcomes for individuals who face various forms of social disadvantage.
The Calgary Diabetes Advocacy Committee (CDAC) is a community based participatory research (CBPR) group comprised of four co-researchers with lived experience of diabetes and homelessness, a peer researcher, and academic researchers. The Calgary Diabetes Advocacy Committee was formed through partnerships with local community organizations and the extensive network within the homeless-serving sector.