Conference on Prediabetes & Mental Health

Prediabetes is a growing public health concern. There is a lack of research about the influence of mental health on the transition from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes. Though theory and breaking research suggest that mental health might play an important role in the transition from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes, this is a very new field of research. Therefore, we are holding a

Conference on Prediabetes and Mental Health
on November 12 & 13, 2015 
at McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute
in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

to inform and link together researchers, stake holders, and policy-makers interested in mental health and prediabetes.

The first day of the conference will focus on knowledge exchange (results from national and international research studies) and the second day (half-day) will focus on the identification of research priorities, including roundtable discussions with researchers and decision-makers/stakeholders.

This conference is sponsored by a Planning and Dissemination Grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).


For more information please contact

Norbert Schmitz, Ph.D., norbert.schmitz [at]         

Rachel Burns, Ph.D.rachel.burns [at]

Sonya Deschênes, Ph.D.sonya.deschenes [at]

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