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Joint meeting with: Obesity: From Cell to Patient

Diabetes: Many Faces of the Disease

February 1-3, 2021 | 10:00AM EST | 3:00PM UTC*
*Program is in development and subject to change


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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.

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


Abstract Submission:
‣ For Short Talk Consideration: Passed
‣ For Poster Booth: Passed
ePoster / SciTalk Submission: January 22, 2021
Financial Aid Application: Passed

*Please note, abstract submission is required
in order to submit an ePoster and/or Scitalk


Program Details

Keynote Speaker

Morris White, PhD

Morris F. White, PhD
Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Speaking at this eSymposia

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

Carmella Evans-Molina

Indiana University, USA

Jose C. Florez

Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

Paul W. Franks

Lund University, Sweden

Bret H. Goodpaster

Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes, USA

Carla J. Greenbaum

Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, USA

Shane T. Hentges

Colorado State University, USA

Kevan C. Herold

Yale University, USA

Matthew B. Johnson

University of Exeter Medical School, UK

Alka M. Kanaya

University of California, San Francisco, USA

Allan Ertmann Karlsen

Novo Nordisk, Denmark

Chantal Mathieu

KU Leuven, Belgium

Rory J. McCrimmon

University of Dundee, UK

Martin G. Myers Jr.

University of Michigan, USA

Kristen Jane Nadeau

University of Colorado Denver, USA

Max Nieuwdorp

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mary-Elizabeth Patti

Joslin Diabetes Center, USA

Marc Prentki

Montreal Diabetes Research Center, Canada

Michael W. Schwartz

University of Washington, USA

Lori Sussel

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, USA

Roy Taylor

Newcastle University, UK

Morris F. White

Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA

Juleen R. Zierath

Karolinska Institutet, Sweden


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