Symposium Programme

Banting, Bliss, and Beyond:
Insulin 100, A Century of Science and Care

May 3, 2022

 

9:00-9:10
Welcome by THMC Insulin 100 Committee [Video]
John Dirks and Peter Kopplin

Session 1: Tribute to Michael Bliss
Chair: John Dirks

9:10-9:20
“The impact of Michael Bliss on the story of the insulin discovery”
John Dirks

9:20-9:40
“How Michael Bliss gave Macleod back to Aberdeen” [Video]
Kenneth McHardy

9:40-10:00
“Where credit is due: Collip’s contribution” [Video]
Alison Li

10:00-10:20
“Glory enough for all? The sad aftermath of the discovery of insulin” [Video]
James R. Wright, Jr

10:20-10:40
Discussion

10:40-11:00
BREAK

Session 2: Before and Beyond the Discovery of Insulin
Chair: Patricia Brubaker

11:00-11:40
“Precursors to the Toronto Group” [Video] 
Jeffrey Friedman
Kersten Hall

11:40-12:10
“The Fast Track for a Nobel Prize to Banting and Macleod” [Video]
Erling Norrby

12:10-12:30
Discussion

12:30-1:30
BOX LUNCH
Book Table — University of Toronto Bookstore

Session 3: The Commerce and Culture of Diabetes
Chair: Kathi Badertscher

1:30-1:50
“It works! Now what? Insulin development, production and distribution at Connaught Laboratories, University of Toronto [Video]
Christopher Rutty

1:50-2:20
“The cultural history of diabetes and race” [Video]
Arlene Tuchman

2:20-2:30
Discussion

2:30-2:40
BREAK

Session 4: Breakthroughs in Insulin and Diabetes
Chair: Dan Drucker

2:40-3:10
“The pace setting science of insulin in the decades after discovery” [Video]
Jeffrey Flier

3:10-3:40
“Breakthroughs in the management of diabetes” [Video]
Bernard Zinman (read by Dan Drucker0

3:40-3:55
Discussion

3:55-4:00
Closing remarks and thanks

May 3, 2022 Arthur Gryfe Dinner 
Location: The Faculty Club, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, 41 Willcocks Street
Reception: 6:00 pm, Dinner: 7:00 pm
“Respect for Eccentric Scientists”
Special Guest: RH Thomson