Canadian Diabetes Association honours Dr. Charles Gorman with Charles H. Best

MONTREAL & TORONTO, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - The Canadian Diabetes Association is pleased to present Dr. Charles Kenneth Gorman with the 2009 Charles H. Best Award. The award was presented to Dr. Gorman at a special awards ceremony which was part of the Association's Annual General Meetings held during the International Diabetes Federation Congress in Montreal, October 18-22.

"It is a great honour to be awarded the Charles H. Best award for 2009," said Dr. Charles Kenneth Gorman. "I first met Dr. Best when he visited the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast in 1957. He was on his way to a resort in Donegal. I applied for a position in the C.H. Best Institute in 1958 and was endorsed by my then chief who had entertained Best. Since my time as President of the Association (1978-1980), many changes and improvements have happened, and I feel that Dr. Best and Dr. Lauric Chute, the two men responsible for the institution of the Canadian Diabetes Association, would be very proud of what the Association has become."

"On behalf of the Canadian Diabetes Association's National Awards Committee, I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to Dr. Charles Kenneth Gorman, winner of the 2009 Charles H. Best Award," said Arlene Kuntz, Chair, National Awards Committee. "The tremendous contributions made to the Association by our dedicated volunteers are key to the success of the programs and services we provide to Canadians living with diabetes."

"The Association is proud to honour Dr. Gorman for his significant accomplishments," said Ms. Kuntz. "Dr. Gorman's achievements and leadership in the diabetes community have made a significant impact and are an inspiration to us all."

Across the country, the Canadian Diabetes Association is leading the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while we work to find a cure. We are supported in our efforts by a community-based network of volunteers, employees, healthcare professionals, researchers and partners. By providing education and services, advocating on behalf of people with diabetes, supporting research and translating research into practical tools - we are delivering on our mission.

SOURCE Canadian Diabetes Association

For further information: For further information: Jeremy Brace, Canadian Diabetes Association, Tel: (416) 671-2155,

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