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October 15, 2013

Daneman receives lifetime achievement award from Canadian Diabetes Association

By Marg Sheridan

Denis Daneman

Dr. Denis Daneman, Paediatrician-in-Chief, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed by the Clinical and Scientific Section of the Canadian Diabetes Association.

The award, which was established in 2007, is given annually to a Canadian MD or PhD medical scientist who has been recognized and nominated by their peers for their continued research in support of the diabetes community.

With over 200 publications to his name, as well as two co-authored books, Daneman’s expertise in the field has been a reflection of the passion he feels for his work and his involvement in the issues surrounding the delivery of health care to children, social determinants of health, and health policy.

“It has always felt just right, a good fit for my interests and personality to be involved in care of children and youth with a complex chronic condition,” says Daneman. “I have always felt it essential to understand what the impact of our treatment strategies was on our patients, hence the imperative to do research. And where better to do this than SickKids?”

Daneman will be presented with the award on Oct. 17 in Montreal at the 16th Annual Canadian Diabetes Association and Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism Professional Conference, where he will deliver a lecture on his career in endocrinology and his contributions to diabetes research.

“The Canadian Diabetes Association is honoured to present Dr. Daneman with the Lifetime Achievement Award,” says Dr. Jan Hux, Chief Scientific Advisor for the Canadian Diabetes Association. "We thank Dr. Daneman for his outstanding dedication to ensuring that children and adolescents with diabetes live healthy lives and his meaningful contributions to helping to lead the fight against diabetes through research, education and mentorship.”