Keystone Symposia

This meeting took place in 2011

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Diabetes: Many Faces of the Disease (EK18)

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Type 2 Diabetes, Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Dysfunction (J1)

Organizer(s) Deborah M. Muoio and Rosalind A. Coleman
January 12—17, 2011
Keystone Resort • Keystone, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 17, 2010
Late Abstract Deadline: Oct 15, 2010
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 17, 2010
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 12, 2010

Educational grant from Lilly USA, LLC, Sponsored by Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc. and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Joint Meeting: Obesity (J2)

Summary of Meeting:
Modern technology has created a favorable climate for the “perfect metabolic storm”. Triggered by lifestyle habits that promote overnutrition and inactivity, Westernized societies are confronting an epidemic surge in the incidence of obesity and its attendant co-morbidities. Foremost among these is type 2 diabetes mellitus, which is projected to reach a global incidence of 300 million cases by the year 2020. This grim epidemiological forecast has inspired intense efforts to unravel the molecular mechanisms that link increasing adiposity to glucose intolerance and metabolic failure. This Diabetes meeting will assemble international leaders and rising stars in diverse biomedical disciplines with common interests in understanding and combating cardiometabolic diseases. The program showcases recent advances in the molecular etiology of obesity-related functional impairments in the major peripheral organs that orchestrate energy flux and glycemic control: skeletal and cardiac muscle, adipose tissue, the liver and the pancreas. Thematic emphasis will center on lipid signaling and lipotoxicity, nutrient sensing, mitochondrial energetics, circadian biology and epigenetics. A major goal of the meeting is to provide a forum that encourages interactions between basic and translational scientists at all career levels to critically evaluate new developments and current controversies. Opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions will be further enhanced by the concurrent meeting on “Obesity and Adipogenesis”, which will share two Keynote Speakers and three plenary sessions with the Diabetes meeting.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: September 17, 2010 (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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