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Diabetes: Many Faces of the Disease

February 1-3, 2020 | 10:00AM EDT | 2:00PM UTC | 4:00PM CEST*
*Program is subject to change

Diabetes continues to be a growing health problem throughout the world; the incidence of both type 1 diabetes (T1D) or type 2 diabetes (T2D) has steadily been rising. However, with the advent of novel technologies, high throughput sequencing, and clinical studies involving diverse human populations, there also has been a growing appreciation for the existence of sub-classifications of both T1D and T2D based on genetics and environmental influences. Understanding and characterizing the different diseases is critical to develop more effective personalized therapies. Therefore, the goal of this conference is to highlight traditional and novel aspects of diabetes research. This program will include lectures on atypical forms of T1D, as well as the emerging premise that beta cell dysfunction contributes to progression of this autoimmune disease. A dedicated session for T2D will highlight disease variations and challenge the current dogma associated with genetic and environmental differences between individuals. This conference is being held jointly with Obesity: From Cell to Patient. The program contains joint sessions, workshops, and even a joint Keynote speaker. The joint sessions will highlight the contribution of obesity to T2D pathogenesis, with an emphasis on novel areas of research, including the role of different types and sources of fat, exosome signaling and the role of the microbiome. Overall, this conference strives to raise awareness in the clinical and basic research communities about the need to sub-stratify diabetes to develop better treatment options.


Regular Registration Rate: $275 USD
Student Registration Rate: $150 USD


Abstract Submission
for Short Talk Consideration:
 December 17, 2020
ePoster Abstract Submission: January 19, 2021
Financial Aid Application: January 19, 2021


Financial Aid Opportunities

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, as well as individuals from low- and middle- income countries (all career stages) working in science and medicine related fields, are eligible to apply for a FREE registration code.

Find out more about financial aid opportunities here!

Call For Abstracts

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Submit your abstract for the opportunity to be selected for a short talk presentation alongside field leaders on the meeting program! See Abstract Deadline for Short Talk Consideration

ePoster presenters will be provided with their own dedicated page on the event website to display their work in multiple formats and interact with meeting participants. ePoster features include:

  • Abstract
  • Poster PDF for download
  • SciTalk – up to 5 minute video presentation, available on-demand
  • Live chat function to answer audience questions in real-time
  • Contact information for private follow-up discussion

To submit your work for an ePoster presentation, and to be considered for short talk selection, go to the “Submit an Abstract” tab on the event homepage.

Program Details

Keynote Speaker

Anthony S. Fauci, MD

Morris F. White

Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA

Peripheral and Central Faces of Hepatic Insulin Resistance

Speaking at this eSymposia [UPDATE]

Emma Ahlqvist

Lund University, Sweden

Laura C. Alonso

Weill Cornell Medicine, USA

Ellen E. Blaak

Maastricht University, Netherlands

Joseph T. Brozinick

Eli Lilly and Company, USA

Michael A. Cowley

Monash University, Australia

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Editors Attending This Meeting [UPDATE]

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Teodoro-Pulvirenti, PhD 

Executive Editor, Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM)

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Gaia Trincucci, PhD 

Scientific Editor, Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM)

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Céline Carret, PhD

Scientific Editor, EMBO Molecular Medicine

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Zeljko Durdevic, PhD

Scientific Editor, EMBO Molecular Medicine

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Denise Doolan, PhD

Specialty Chief Editor, Frontiers in Immunology

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Alessandra Fornarelli, Dr. rer. nat.

Journal Manager, Frontiers in Immunology



Additional Support


Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by Grant No. 1 R13 DK127701-01 from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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The views expressed in this eSymposia are those of the participants and not necessarily of the participants’ organizations or of Keystone Symposia.

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