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Our Senior Scientists are often invited lecturers at various academic and industry events.

Check back often to learn about upcoming events for GI Labs and its Senior Scientists!

 

14th Annual Nutrition & Health Conference: State of the Science & Clinical Applications

ARIZONA BILTMORE RESORT & SPA, PHOENIX, AZ

May 1-3, 2017

Dr. Thomas Wolever, President of GI Labs, presented a lecture titled 'The Clinical Utility of the Glycemic Index: a Valid and Reliable Marker of Carbohydrate Quality'.
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EB 2017

MCCORMICK PLACE CONVENTION CENTER, CHICAGO, IL

April 22-26, 2017

Dr. Thomas Wolever, President of GI Labs, and Dr. Alexandra Jenkins, Director of Research, attended as well as presented their research.
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Canadian Diabetes Association Expo Toronto

Montecassino Hotel & Event Centre

October 13, 2016

Dr. Alexandra Jenkins, Director of Research at GI Labs, spoke at this event for people with diabetes about the glycemic index and achieving glycemic control.
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Canadian Diabetes Association Professional Conference and Annual Meetings

SHAW CONVENTION CENTRE, OTTAWA, ONTARIO

October 26-29, 2016

Dr. Thomas Wolever, President of GI Labs, attended this conference and research from his laboratory at the University of Toronto was presented. Dr. Alexandra Jenkins, Director of Research, attended this conference as well.
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Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting + Food Expo

MCCORMICK PLACE CONVENTION CENTER, CHICAGO, IL

July 17-19, 2016

GI Labs will exhibited once again at this major event for the food industry.
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34th International Symposium on Diabetes and Nutrition

LINDNER HOTEL PRAGUE CASTLE, CZECH REPUBLIC

June 29-July 1, 2016

Dr. Thomas Wolever, President of GI Labs, and Dr. Alexandra Jenkins, Director of Research at GI Labs, attended this conference.
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The 13th International Hydrocolloids Conference

UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH

May 16-20, 2016

Dr. Alexandra Jenkins, Vice-President of GI Labs, spoke at this conference. Her lecture was titled Glycemic Index and Clinical Trials of Dietary Fibres.
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EB 2016

SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER, SAN DIEGO, CA

April 2-6, 2016

Dr. Thomas Wolever, President of GI Labs, and Dr. Alexandra Jenkins, Vice-President of GI Labs, attended the Experimental Biology conference, as well as presented their research.
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EB 2016: the 4th Global Summit on the Health Effects of Yogurt

SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER, SAN DIEGO, CA

April 6, 2016

Dr. Thomas Wolever, President of GI Labs, spoke at this symposium about glucose and insulin responses to yogurt.
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International Diabetes Federation World Diabetes Congress

VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTRE

November 30-December 4, 2015

Dr. Thomas Wolever, President of GI Labs, attended this congress on diabetes research and best practices. Dr. David Jenkins and Dr. Marion Franz debated the glycemic index as a tool for managing blood sugar.
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Familiar Foods: Innovative Ingredients. Established and Emerging Evidence for Oat Ingredients

Live eSeminar (free)

November 19, 2015

Dr. Thomas Wolever, President of GI Labs, spoke about oat β-glucan .
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Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting + Food Expo

MCCORMICK PLACE CONVENTION CENTER, CHICAGO, IL

July 12-14, 2015

GI Labs once again exhibited at this major event for the food industry at booth #3105.
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DNSG 2015: 33rd International Symposium on Diabetes and Nutrition

INTERCONTINENTAL TORONTO YORKVILLE HOTEL, TORONTO, ON

June 9-12, 2015

Dr. Thomas Wolever, President of GI Labs, spoke about the glycemic index and methodological considerations. Dr. Alexandra Jenkins, Director of Research, attended the symposium, along with other members from the GI Labs team.
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Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Conference

BOSTON CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTER

March 28-April 1, 2015

GI Labs Principal Investigators, Dr. Thomas Wolever, Dr. Alexandra Jenkins, and Dr. Vladimir Vuksan,attended this conference.
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CDA/CSEM Professional Conference & Annual Meetings

RBC CONVENTION CENTRE, WINNIPEG, MANITOBA

October 22-25, 2014

Dr. Alexandra Jenkins, Vice-President and Director of Research at GI Labs, attended this conference as the chair of the National Nutrition Committee of the Canadian Diabetes Association.
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BENEFIQ International Rendezvous on Health Ingredients

QUEBEC CITY CONVENTION CENTRE, QUEBEC, CANADA

September 23-25, 2014

Dr. Thomas Wolever, President of GI Labs, presented a lecture titled 'The A to Z of food ingredients to reduce cardiovasculat disease risk'.
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32nd International Symposium on Diabetes and Nutrition

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND

June 25-27, 2014

Dr. Thomas Wolever, President of GI Labs, Dr. Alexandra Jenkins, Director of Research and Vice-President of GI Labs, and Dr. Vladimir Vuksan, Vice-President of GI Labs, attended this symposium arranged by the Diabetes and Nutrition Study Group of the European Association of the Study of Diabetes.
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Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting + Food Expo

MORIAL CONVENTION CENTER, NEW ORLEANS, LA

June 21-24, 2014

GI Labs once again exhibited at this major event for the food industry, at booth #804.
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Canadian Nutrition Society Annual Meeting

ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND

June 5-7, 2014

Laura Chiavaroli, Clinical Research Coordinator at GI Labs, attended this conference and presented research from GI Labs, titled 'Postprandial glycemic and insulinemic responses of regular and reduced energy juice beverages varying in maltodextrin and inulin content'.
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Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Conference

SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER

April 26-30, 2014

Dr. Alexandra Jenkins, Director of Research at GI Labs, attended this conference.
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Canadian Nutrition Society Symposium on Advances in Carbohydrates and Fibre in Nutrition

HYATT REGENCY TORONTO, CANADA

January 11, 2014

Dr. Thomas Wolever, President of GI Labs, spoke at this symposium. His session was titled 'Glycemic index as a measure of carbohydrate quality: a comedy of errors.'
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IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo

MCCORMICK PLACE CONVENTION CENTER, CHICAGO, IL

July 14-16, 2013

GI Labs once again exhibited at this major event for the food industry at booth #2036.
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DNSG's 31st International Symposium on Diabetes and Nutrition

DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

June 27-30, 2013

Dr. Vladimir Vuksan, Vice-President of GI Labs, attended this conference as a member of the organizing committee. Dr. Alexandra Jenkins, Vice-President and Director of Research at GI Labs, and Dr. Thomas Wolever, President of GI Labs, also attended this international gathering, which discussed key issues relating to diabetes and nutrition.
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Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load - An International Scientific Consensus Summit

MILAN, ITALY

June 6-7, 2013

Dr. Thomas Wolever, President of GI Labs, presented a lecture at this event, titled 'Are all ways of reducing postprandial glycemic responses equally beneficial?' Dr. Wolever also spoke about GI methodology at this conference. Dr. Alexandra Jenkins, Vice-President and Director of Research at GI Labs, also attended the summit.
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Canadian Nutrition Society - Food For Health Workshop 2013

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC

May 30, 2013

Dr. Thomas Wolever, President of GI Labs, was an invited speaker at this workshop. His session was titled 'Communication and food messaging: The consumer disconnect from scientific findings to useful consumer information.'

 

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Conference

BOSTON, MA

April 20-24, 2013

Dr. Alexandra Jenkins, Vice-President and Director of Research at GI Labs, attended this conference and co-presented scientific research.
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2012 Autumn Conference on Ginseng

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

November 25-26, 2012

Dr. Vladimir Vuksan, Vice-President of GI Labs, will be speaking about ginseng and cardiovascular disease at this conference.

 

American Heart Association 2012 Annual Meeting

LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER, LOS ANGELES, CA

November 3-7, 2012

Dr. Thomas Wolever, President of GI Labs, will be speaking at a session entitled: 'Not All Saturated Fats are Created Equal!' Dr. Wolever will be presenting a lecture titled 'The Curious Metabolic Effects of Short-Chain Fatty Acids'.
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Canadian Diabetes Association Professional Conference and Annual Meetings

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA

October 10-13, 2012

Dr. Alexandra Jenkins, Director of Research at GI Labs, will be attending this conference as a member of the National Nutrition Committee.
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American Association of Cereal Chemists International Annual Convention

HOLLYWOOD, FL

September 30-October 3, 2012

Dr. Thomas Wolever, President of GI Labs, will be speaking on 'Glycemic Control: Definitions and Physiological Effects', as part of the session on 'Formulating Grain-Based Foods for Glucose Control'.
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Croatian Society of Endocrinology Conference

CROATIA

September 12-15, 2012

Dr. Vladimir Vuksan, Vice-President of GI Labs, was the invited Plenary Speaker at this event, presenting a lecture titled 'A Gram of Fiber is Not a Gram of Fiber'. Dr. Vuksan also presented a postgraduate course titled 'Novel Dietary Therapies in Human Metabolism and Endocrinology Disorders' for the Croatian Society of Endocrinology.

 

Diabetes and Nutrition Study Group of the EASD 30th International Symposium on Diabetes and Nutrition

DIVANI APOLLON HOTEL, ATHENS, GREECE

June 28-July 1, 2012

Dr. Thomas Wolever, President of GI Labs, presented a lecture at this conference, titled 'Postprandial Dysmetabolism: a serious health problem."

Dr. Vladimir Vuksan, Vice-President of GI Labs, also spoke at this conference about the emerging role of supplements in diabetes.
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IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo

LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER, LAS VEGAS, NV

June 26-28, 2012

GI Labs exhibited at this major event for the food industry at booth #2059.
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Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology's 50th National Conference

NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO

May 27-29, 2012

Dr. Thomas Wolever, President of GI Labs, presented a symposium titled 'Dietary Fiber, Food and Health.'
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Canadian Nutrition Society Annual Meeting

THE WESTIN BAYSHORE, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA

May 23-25, 2012

Dr. Alexandra Jenkins, Director of Research at GI Labs, attended this event for scientists and researchers in the field of nutrition.
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NHP Research Society of Canada Annual Research Conference

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA

May 22-25, 2012

Dr. Vladimir Vuksan, Vice-President of GI Labs, was the Plenary Speaker at the conference session on diabetes and metabolism.
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IFT Wellness 12 Conference

INTERCONTINENTAL CHICAGO O'HARE, ROSEMONT, IL

March 28-29, 2012

Ms. Katherine Corbett, Director of Business Development at GI Labs, attended this conference.
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Centre Quebecois de Valorisation des Biotechnologies Workshop

CHATEAU BONNE ENTENTE, QUEBEC

February 22, 2012

Dr. Thomas Wolever, President of GI Labs, lectured at this workshop about 'Dietary fibers, recent development, and new directions'.
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Canadian Diabetes Association Professional Conference and Annual Meetings

METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTER, TORONTO, ONTARIO

October 26-29, 2011

Dr. Alexandra Jenkins, Vice-President and Director of Research at GI Labs, presented a lecture titled 'Are All Fibres Created Equal?'

Dr. Vladimir Vuksan, Vice-President of GI Labs, presented a lecture titled 'Natural Health Products: From Fibre to Fish Oil'.
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Royal Society of Medicine's Food and Health Forum Conference on Nutritional Approaches to Cardiovascular Health

LONDON, UK

October 12, 2011

Dr. Thomas Wolever, President of GI Labs, presented a lecture titled 'Oat beta-glucan may improve cardiovascular health by lowering LDL cholesterol and reducing dietary glycaemic index - the clinical evidence, regulatory and legal path.'

3rd Congress of Nutrition, Faculty of Public Health and Nutrition

universidad autonomia de nuero leon monterrey, mexico

October 7, 2011

Dr. Thomas Wolever, President of GI Labs, lectured at this conference about glycemic index and glycemic load.

Canadian Nutrition Society Annual Conference

UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH, GUELPH, ON, CANADA

June 2-4, 2011

Dr. Thomas Wolever, President of GI Labs,presented a mini-symposium titled 'Health Implications of Dietary Soluble Fiber and Starch'. As a proud sponsor of this event, GI Labspresented a table-top display at this conference.
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IFT 2011 Annual Meeting + Food Expo

NEW ORLEANS MORIAL CONVENTION CENTER, NEW ORLEANS, LA

June 11-14, 2011

GI Labs once again exhibited at this major event for the food industry.
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Natural Health Products and Diabetes Forum

MICHELANGELO'S BANQUET CENTRE, TORONTO, ON

November 3, 2010

Dr. Vlad Vuksan, Vice-President of GI Labs,spoke at this event for the Toronto community.

2010 Canadian Diabetes Association Professional Conference and Annual Meeting

SHAW CONFERENCE CENTRE, EDMONTON, ALBERTA

October 20-23, 2010

Dr. Vladimir Vuksan, Vice-President of GI Labs, accepted the Charles H. Best Award at this conference. This award recognizes his scientific research and its translation into practical advice for individuals with diabetes, as well as his extensive volunteer work for the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Dr. Alexandra Jenkins, GI Labs' Director of Research, presented her research at this conference, as well as attended the CDA National Nutrition Committee Meeting.
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innoVactiv presents: How Sweet It Is? Lowering Post-Meal Glucose Improves Health

THE VENETIAN RESORT, LAS VEGAS, NV

October 21, 2010

Dr. Thomas Wolever, President of GI Labs, presented this special lecture to the scientific community.

Canadian Council of Food and Nutrition General Meeting: A New Perspective on What Consumers Are Doing

MARKLAND WOOD GOLF CLUB, ETOBICOKE, ON

October 22, 2010

Ms. Katherine Corbett, GI Labs' Director of Business Development, and Ms. Atarah Grysman, GI Labs' Manager of Sales and Marketing, attended this event as members of CCFN.
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St. Michael's Hospital Diabetes/Endocrine Update

ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL, TORONTO, ON

October 2, 2010

Dr. Vlad Vuksan, Vice-President of GI Labs, lectured at this scientific session for physicians specializing in endocrinology.
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Institute of Food Technologists
Annual Meeting and Food Expo

Mccormick Place convention center, chicago, il

July 18 - 20, 2010

GI Labs returned to the "Windy City" for the 2010 IFT Expo.
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Institute of Food Technologists
Scientific Session

Mccormick Place convention center, chicago, il

July 18, 2010

Dr. Thomas Wolever, President of GI Labs, lectured in the Emerging Technologies and Ingredient Innovations track.
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Vahouny Fiber Symposium

MARRIOTT NORTH BETHESDA, NORTH BETHESDA, MD

June 8-11, 2010

Dr. Vlad Vuksan presented research on the health benefits of various fibers at this symposium.
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American Diabetes Association 70th Scientific Sessions

ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER, ORLANDO, FL

June 25-29, 2010

Dr. Alexandra Jenkins and Dr. Vlad Vuksan attended this conference for the diabetes practitioners and researchers.
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28th International Symposium of Diabetes and Nutrition Study Group (DNSG)

HOLMENKOLLEN PARK HOTEL RICA, OSLO, NORWAY

July 1-4, 2010

Dr. Vlad Vuksan attended this scientific session presenting new research in nutrition and diabete.
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FASEB Experimental Biology Meeting

ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER, ANAHEIM, CA

April 24-25, 2010

Dr. Thomas Wolever, Dr. Alexandra Jenkins, and Dr. Vlad Vuksan attended this conference, as well as presenting research findings at the meeting.
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American Society for Nutrition Scientific Sessions

ANAHEIM HILTON, ANAHEIM, CA

April 26, 2010

Dr. Thomas Wolever spoke at a symposium titled 'Dietary Glycemic Index: Are We Ready to Use It for Healthier Eating?'
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Wellness 10

INTERCONTINENTAL CHICAGO O'HARE, chicago, il

March 24-25, 2010

Katherine Corbett, GI Labs' Director of Business Development, attended this conference of the Institute of Food Technologists.
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20th World Diabetes Congress
International Diabetes Federation

Palais des congres de montreal, Montreal, Quebec

October 18 - 22, 2009

Dr. Tom Wolever, Dr. Alexandra Jenkins, and Dr. Vlad Vuksan participated in this international exchange of state-of-the-art scientific, clinical, educational, and advocacy advances in diabetes care and prevention.
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3rd Annual Baked Snack Foods Seminar

RBS Science & Innovation Center, Reading, Pennsylvania

August 12 - 14, 2009

Dr. Tom Wolever was an invited speaker at this industry 3-day seminar, which this year focuses on "Health and Wellness" in ingredients and processing. Tom's talk was titled "Glycemic Index: Relevance for the Baked Snack Food Industry".
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36th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators

Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia

August 5 - 8, 2009

Katherine Corbett attended this event, and wasat the Glycemic Index Foundation's booth # 1858.
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27th International Symposium on Diabetes and Nutrition:
Diabetes and Nutrition Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes

NH Hotel Voltaire, Potsdam, Germany

June 25 - 28, 2009

Dr. Tom Wolever and Dr. Vlad Vuksan presented at this International Symposium. Dr. Wolever's talk was titled "Serum acetate and acetate clearance in normal and hyperinsulinaemic subjects", and Dr. Vuksan discussed "Reduction of glycemic index by the novel viscous polysaccharide, PGX, when added or incorporated into commonly consumed foods".
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International Symposium on Atherosclerosis 2009 – Pre-Satellite Symposium

Mount Washington Resort at Bretton Woods, NH

June 11-13, 2009

Dr. Tom Wolever presented at the “Nutrition, Lifestyle and Atherosclerosis” pre-satellite symposium.
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Institute of Food Technologists
Annual Meeting and Food Expo

anaheim convention center, Anaheim, CA

June 7 - 9, 2009

Dr. Tom Wolever was an invited speaker in the Carbohydrate Scientific Symposium (Session 182), and he addressed "The Role of Carbohydrates in the Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes". Katherine Corbett, GI Labs’ Director of Business Development, exhibited at booth #773, along with Janice Campbell, Lab Manager and Clinical Study Coordinator, and Adish Ezatagha, Clinical Study Coordinator.
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American Diabetes Association – 69th Scientific Sessions

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA

June 5 – 9, 2009

Dr. Alexandra Jenkins and Dr. Vlad Vuksan attended this annual scientific event.
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FASEB Experimental Biology 2009 Annual Meetings

Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA

April 18 - 22, 2009

Dr. Alexandra Jenkins and Dr. Vladimir Vuksan attended and delivered an oral presentation on original research: "Comparable Dose-Response Glucose Lowering Effect with Whole versus Finely Ground Novel Omega-3 Rich Grain Salba (Salvia hispanica L) Baked into White Bread".
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Food Technology Presents: Wellness 09 - At the Forefront of Food & Health

intercontinental chicago o'hare, chicago, IL

March 25 - 26, 2009

Ms. Katherine Corbett, GI Labs' Director of Business Development, attended this multidisciplinary food science and technology conference.
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BioPotato Network Workshop: Starch for Food and Non-Food Uses

Holiday Inn Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre, Guelph, ON

March 23, 2009

Dr. Tom Wolever spoke on "The Glycemic Index: a valid indicator of the biological impact of dietary carbohydrates"
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USDA Agricultural Research Service – USA Rice Federation Rice Utilization Workshop

Chateau Bourbon Hotel, New Orleans, LA

March 12-13, 2009

Dr. Tom Wolever was an invited speaker at this workshop, titled: "Beneath the Hull, Eploring the Health-Promoting Functions of Rice Starch and Protein". Dr. Wolever’s presentation was "Glycemic Index: Fact & Fiction".
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NHP Research Society of Canada - 6th Annual NHP Research Conference & Tradeshow: "Gateway to Wellness"

Four seasons hotel, vancouver, BC

February 18 - 21, 2009

Dr. Alexandra Jenkins and Dr. Vladimir Vuksan participated in a panel discussion on "Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes" at this conference.
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American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2008

Morial Convention Center, New Orleans

November 8-12, 2008

Dr. Alexandra Jenkins, Vice-President and Director of Research at GI Labs, attended this conference.
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Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting and Food Expo

Morial Convention Center, New Orleans

June 29-July 1, 2008

Ms. Katherine Corbett, GI Labs’ Director of Business Development, exhibited at booth #5418, along with Ms. Janice Campbell, Lab Manager and Clinical Study Coordinator, and Mr. Adish Ezatagha, Clinical Study Coordinator.
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26th International Symposium on Diabetes and Nutrition

Varna, Bulgaria

June 26-29, 2008

Dr. Vladimir Vuksan, Vice-President of GI Labs,attended this symposium as the Vice-Chair of the Diabetes and Nutrition Study Group.

Dr. Thomas Wolever, President of GI Labs, presented a session titled ‘Fructose: Sweet or Bitter for Diabetes?’

Dr. Alexandra Jenkins, Director of Research at GI Labs, presented a session titled ‘Dietary Fiber: Current Knowledge’
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Bean, Pea and Lentil Symposium

Marriott Bloor Yorkville
Toronto, ON

January 30-31, 2008

Dr. Alexandra, GI Labs' Director of Research, lectured at Session 1, Nutritional Attributes. Her lecture was titled 'The science behind the glycemic index'.

Bean, Chickpea, Lentil and Pea Symposium: Healthy Ingredients for Better Food Products

Toronto, Ontario

January 31, 2008

Dr. Alexandra Jenkins, GI Labs' Director of Research, led a session at this symposium, titled "Pulses and the Glycemic Index". Ms. Katherine Corbett, GI Labs' Director of Business Development, attended. Visit Website

Sugars and Body Weight Control Benjamin Delessert Institute Meeting

Paris, France

February 12, 2008

Dr. Thomas Wolever was an invited lecturer at this scientific meeting. His lecture addressed "Glycemic Index, Insulinemic Index, and Body Weight Control".

IFT (Institute for Food Technology): Developing and Marketing Products for Consumer Health & Wellness

Chicago, Illinois

February 27-28, 2008

Ms. Katherine Corbett, GI Labs' Director of Business Development,presented a session, along with Patricia Kearney of PMK Associates Inc., titled "From Science to Sound Bites: Translating Research into Marketingease". Visit Website

Flax, Fiber, and Glycemic Index Webinar

February 28, 2008 at 2:00 pm

Dr. Alexandra Jenkins, GI Labs' Director of Research, presented "The Science of the Glycemic Index".
Ms. Katherine Corbett, GI Labs' Director of Business Development, presented "Marketing GI Around the World".
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Natural Health Products Conference

Toronto, Ontario

March 26-29, 2008

Dr. Vladimir Vuksan, Vice-President of GI Labs, attended this conference in capacity of chair of the NHP Research Society of Canada. Scientific papers from his laboratory group were presented at this conference. Dr. Alexandra Jenkins, Vice-President of GI Labs, also attended the scientific meeting. Dr. Thomas Wolever, President of GI Labs, spoke at this event. Visit Website

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) MeetingL

San Diego, California

April 5-9, 2008

Dr. Alexandra Jenkins, Vice-President of GI Labs, attended this meeting along with Dr. Vladimir Vuksan, Vice-President of GI Labs. Scientific papers from their lab group were presented at this meeting. Visit Website

Endocrinology Canada Meeting and Symposium
Risk Factors for Obesity, Insulin Resistance and Cardiovascular Disease: New Concepts - New Treatments

Toronto, ON

November 15, 2007

Dr. Alexandra Jenkins led a session at this symposium along with Dr. David Jenkins titled "Carbohydrates and Fats: Fads & Reality".

The Glycemic Index: A Useful Nutrition Tool for Health Professionals and Regulatory and Food Industry
Shangrila Ortigas/Manila Pavilion

The Philippines

December 13, 2007

Dr. Thomas Wolever, President of GI Labs, was the invited keynote speaker at this symposium, a joint venture between the School of Nutrition, Philippine Women's University and the Food and Nutrition Research Institute. Dr. Wolever's lecture addressed the GI as a nutrition tool, recent advances and health implications relating to the GI, and the GI on food labels.

Scientific Meeting

San Paulo, Brazil

October 20-23, 2007

Dr. Vladimir Vuksan, Vice President of GI Labs, was an invited lecturer at the VII Seminario Internacional de Farmaceuticos/Expofar 2007. His lecture was entitled 'Medicinal herbs and functional foods in the management of diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease'.

Canadian Diabetes Association Professional Conference and Annual Meeting

Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre

October 24-27, 2007

Dr. Alexandra Jenkins, GI Labs' Director of Research, attended this conference as an Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Diabetes.
Dr. Thomas Wolever, President of GI Labs, attended the conference, and an abstract highlighting research from his University of Toronto laboratory was featured.

2007 IFT Annual Meeting and Expo

McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

July 29 - August 1, 2007

GI Labs exhibited at booth #5153.
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The Low-Down on GI: The Glycemic Index Explained and Explored in the Marketplace

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Chicago, IL

July 30, 2007 at 6:00 pm

Dr. Alexandra Jenkins and Ms. Katherine Corbett hosted an exclusive seminar and reception, exploring the connection between Health, Wellness, & Foods and Glycemic Index.

2007 IFT Annual Meeting Scientific Program

McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

July 31, 2007 at 4:30 pm

Dr. Thomas Wolever presented a session titled 'Relevance of glycemic response to health: Importance of low glycemic sweeteners', illustrating different ways to achieve low glycemic effects and the potential longer-term implications for health.
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American Diabetes Association Annual Meeting

McCormick Place Convention Center
Chicago, IL

June 22-26, 2007

Dr. Thomas Wolever, Dr. Alexandra Jenkins, and Ms. Katherine Corbett were in attendance at this event, attending various lectures and information sessions. As well, Glycemic Index Ltd., the non-profit company running the Glycemic Index Symbol Program in Australia, exhibited at booth 2159 during the meeting.

Israel Nutrition Week Conference

Tel Aviv, Israel

April 29 - May 1, 2007

Dr. Thomas Wolever was an invited lecturer at two sessions in this conference; The Role of the Glycemic Index in Health and Disease and Methods of Measuring the Glycemic Index.

Natural Health Products Conference

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

May 10-13, 2007

Dr. Vladimir Vuksan chaired this international conference of the Natural Health Products Research Society of Canada and the Canadian Herb, Spice, and Natural Health Products Coalition.
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Formulating with Fibre: New, Novel & Traditional Fibre Sources
Guelph Food Technology Centre

Guelph, Ontario

March 22, 2007

Dr. Tom Wolever addressed key fibre issues, including "Fibre and Health: An Overview", and "Fibre and the Glycemic Index".  Other speakers at the event included experts from food technology, government regulators, and industrial ingredient suppliers.
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2007 Northwest Food Manufacturing & Packaging Expo

Portland, Oregon

January 16, 2007

Dr. Alexandra Jenkins and Katherine Corbett were invited speakers at this upcoming 93rd annual industry conference.  Dr. Jenkins spoke on "The Science of the Glycemic Index", and Katherine addressed "GI as a Food Choice and Marketing Tool Around the Globe". 
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Healthy Foods Conference 2006

Baltimore, Maryland

October 4-5, 2006

Dr. Alexandra Jenkins and Katherine Corbett will be attended this interesting Natural Products ExpoEast pre-show conference. 
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Alternative Therapy, Herbs and Diabetes

Black Creek Community Village
Toronto, Ontario

September 15, 2006

Dr. Vuksan addressed the Community Dieticians Network about ginseng and its applicability to patients with diabetes.

The 9th International Symposium on Ginseng

Daragwon Convention Center
Geumsan, South Korea

September 25-28, 2006

Dr. Vuksan led a session titled 'Ginseng for All, All for Ginseng'.
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Natural Health Products Research Society Symposium

Shaw Conference Centre

May 24, 2006

The NHP Research Society of Canada hosted a Special Symposium focused on evaluating NHPs in clinical practice on May 24th, 2006 in Edmonton Alberta, Canada.  Dr. Vlad Vuksan spoke on the topic "Achieving Reproducibility in Botanical Clinical Trials".
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Institute of Food Technologists' 2006 Annual Meeting and Expo

Orlando, Florida

June 24 - 27, 2006

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24th International Symposium on Diabetes and Nutrition

Lloyd's Baia Hotel
Salerno, Italy

June 29 - July 1, 2006

Dr. Thomas Wolever presented an abstract from the article titled "Canadian Trial of Dietary Carbohydrate in Diabetes (CCD): Effect of altering source or amount of dietary carbohydrate in the management of type 2 diabetes."

NutraCon at Natural Products Expo West

Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA

March 22, 2006 2:00-2:45 pm

The Latest Science on GI and Weight Loss
Dr. Thomas Wolever addressed the latest research in this area of relevance to the glycemic index.
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Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology Symposium

Best Western Conference Centre
Richmond, BC

March 30, 2006

From Life Lines to Bottom Lines: How Glycemic Index is Influencing Our Food Decisions
Dr. Vlad Vuksan and Katherine Corbett were featured speakers at this CIFST Symposium,  presented jointly by CIFST, BC Food Technologists, and CIFST Okanagan-Kootenay Section.  For more information and to register, see the web page.
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Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Moscone Convention Center
San Francisco, CA

April 1-5, 2006

Effects of Different Fibers on Bowel Habits in Healthy Individuals
Dr. Alexandra Jenkins discussed the results of her research investigating the effects of consumption of breakfast cereals containing soluble and insoluble dietary fibers in healthy individuals.

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Moscone Convention Center

San Francisco, CA

April 1-5, 2006

Effect of Novel Grains as a Source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Functional Food Components on Major and Emerging Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease in Type 2 Diabetes

Dr. Vladimir Vuksan discussed the results of his research investigating the addition of Salba to conventional diabetes treatment on cardiovascular disease risk factors in type 2 diabetics.
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Simple Carbohydrates and Obesity Workshop

Grand Hotel Karel V
Ultrecht, The Netherlands

April 5-6, 2006
Dr. Thomas Wolever contributed to this session at a gathering of international leading scientists addressing aspects of simple carbohydrates in relation to body weight.
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Undergraduate Symposium: Nutrition and Exercise for Life

OVC Learning Center, University of Guelph
Guelph, ON

January 21, 2006

Natural Health Products and Health
Dr. Vladimir Vuksan focussed on how natural health products contribute to a healthy lifestyle and prevent disease.
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Women's Health Matters Forum + Expo 2006

Metro Toronto Convention Center

January 20, 2006 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Diet, Herbs, Alternative Therapies for Diabetes
Dr. Vladimir Vuksan discussed the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies in the treatment of diabetes, including salba, ginseng, medicinal herbs, and diet supplements.
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Women's Health Matters Forum + Expo 2006

Metro Toronto Convention Center

January 20, 2006 3:30 - 4:30 pm

What Every Woman Should Know About the Glycemic Index
Dr. Thomas Wolever described how the glycemic index affects women's health and how it can be used in daily eating regimens.

Guelph Food Technology Centre Course in Food Technology, Product Development, and Health & Wellness

Park Plaza Toronto Airport Hotel

January 19, 2006 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Glycemic Index: Driving Sales and Market Share with Slow Carbohydrate
Dr. Thomas Wolever was the Featured Trainer at this day-long course in the glycemic index.  Dr. Wolever lead two sessions, titled 'Impact of Dietary Carbohydrates in Health and Disease' and 'Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load in Foods'. Katherine Corbett lead a session titled 'Glycemic Index as a Tool for Food Choices and Marketing in some Jurisdictions Around the World'.
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Canadian Diabetes Association 2005 GTA Diabetes Symposium Series

Greater Toronto Area

November 8, 15, 22, 29, 2005

Off the Beaten Path: Forging New Roads in Diabetes Management Diet, Herbs, and Diabetes: Use of Old Medicines to Treat a New Disease
Dr. Vladimir Vuksan discussed complementary and alternative treatment options for diabetes, concentrating on dietary and herbal remedies.  The presentation will provide rationale for the use and clinical testing of complementary and alternative treatments, expanding on the problem of diabetes and weight loss, its dietary management, use of dietary supplements and medicinal herbs.
Dr. Vuksan spoke at all four sessions of the Diabetes Symposium Series.  Dates and times are listed below:

November 8, 2005 at the Premier Ballroom & Convention Centre in Richmond Hill at 6:00 pm

November 15, 2005 at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto at 6:00 pm

November 22, 2005 at the Mississauga Convention Centre in Mississauga at 6:00 pm

November 29, 2005 at Lviv Hall in Oshawa at 6:00 pm

GI Labs was proud to be a sponsor of this important series of educational community events
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The Diogenes Project

Holland

November 16-17, 2005

Glycemic Index Methodology
Dr. Thomas Wolever attended the planning sessions for this  pan-European project targeting obesity in the capacity of Glycemic Index expert.  Dr. Wolever advised the study investigators in Glycemic Index methodology.

McGill University, University of Montreal, Université Laval

Quebec, Canada

November 2-4, 2005

Whole Grains and Health
Dr. Thomas Wolever visited these three university campuses as a guest lecturer to address the role of whole grains in human nutrition and health.

SupplySide West annual convention and trade show

Las Vegas, NV

November 10, 2005

Continued Emergence of the Glycemic Index Trend and Why Viscous Soluble Fiber Matters, a seminar led by Dr. Vladimir Vuksan and Dr. Richard Staack: Drs. Vuksan and Staack will discuss trends, key research and the importance of glycemic control. They will further elaborate on the use and success rates of various fibers in managing glycemic response and satiety. Seminar was scheduled for 11 a.m.
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American Dietetic Association's 2005 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo

St. Louis, MO

October 22-25, 2005

Assessment and Application of the Glycemic Index: Dr. Thomas Wolever was an invited speaker at an Educational Session on Research.
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Canadian Diabetes Association/Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism Professional Conference and Annual Meetings

Edmonton, AB

October 19-22, 2005

Reduction in second meal glycemia with glucomannan viscous fibre but not American Ginseng in Type 2 diabetes: Dr. Alexandra Jenkins and Dr. Vladimir Vuksan were in attendance, and presented a poster summary of research they have conducted.
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Senior Scientists

President

Dr. T. Wolever MD, PhD

Vice President

Dr. A. Jenkins PhD, RD