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This meeting took place in 2010

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Diabetes (Z6)

Organizer(s) Juleen R. Zierath, Philippe Froguel, Nancy A. Thornberry and Michael P. Czech
April 12—17, 2010
Whistler Conference Centre • Whistler, BC Canada
Abstract Deadline: Dec 14, 2009
Late Abstract Deadline: Jan 15, 2010
Scholarship Deadline: Dec 14, 2009
Early Registration Deadline: Feb 12, 2010

Sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company and Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc.

Joint Meeting: Islet Biology (Z5)

Summary of Meeting:
The increased incidence of Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a growing threat to global health. This chronic and progressive metabolic disease is characterized by insulin resistance and beta cell defects, arising from environmental and genetic factors. Multi-disciplinary approaches that capitalize on genetic, genomic and physiological disciplines are required to gain insight into Type 2 diabetes pathogenesis through an increased understanding of the complicated biology that contributes to the development of insulin resistance and beta cell failure. The meeting will focus on latest advancements in our understanding of the molecular pathogenesis of Type 2 diabetes to accelerate the translation of experimental and clinical discoveries to link phenotype to genotype. Particular emphasis will be placed on 1) epigenetics, genetics and pharmacogenomics of metabolic responses, 2) links between pathways linking obesity, inflammation, and insulin resistance and 3) Type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents. A key goal for the meeting will be to facilitate collaborative interactions between basic and clinical scientists focused on prediction, prevention, and treatment of insulin resistance and diabetes.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: December 14, 2009 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
NOTE: Please use the button above to Apply for a Scholarship


Keystone Symposia is offering scholarships of up to 1,200 USD to Students and Postdoctoral fellows. These scholarships are to be used to help defray the expenses associated with conference attendance, including airfare (restrictions may apply based on funding source), ground transportation, lodging costs, and a portion of meeting registration. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement.

Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be used as the basis for awarding the scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the quality of science of the abstract and the relevance of the abstract to the conference topic. Only one application per abstract is accepted. Only one award per lab will be allocated.


To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be:

A graduate student or postdoctoral fellow currently enrolled in an academic institute at the start of the meeting for which you are applying. Note: a graduate student is defined as a student who is studying for a higher degree at an academic institution. A postdoctoral fellow is defined as an individual with a Ph.D., M.D., or DVM degree who is engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and/or scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue their desired career path, and is within 6 years of these degrees.

Review Criteria

Criteria for Abstract Review:

  1. Relevance to the meeting topic
  2. Significance of the scientific question and results
  3. Style
    • Organization (e.g. the abstract has a clear beginning, middle and end)
    • Grammar and spelling
  4. Clarity of scientific presentations
    • Clear question or hypothesis
    • Sufficient background
    • The experimental approach and rationale for the approach are clear
    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

Application Process

If you are eligible and wish to be considered for a scholarship, you should complete all of the following by the scholarship deadline for the meeting you wish to attend. It is recommended you begin these steps in advance of the deadline date to ensure completion.

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