Keystone Symposia

This meeting took place in 2014

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Islet Biology: From Gene to Cell to Micro-Organ (J6)

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Emerging Concepts and Targets in Islet Biology (D3)

Organizer(s) Rohit N. Kulkarni, Raghavendra G. Mirmira and Eckhard Lammert
April 6—11, 2014
Keystone Resort • Keystone, CO USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Dec 9, 2013
Abstract Deadline: Jan 14, 2014
Scholarship Deadline: Dec 9, 2013
Discounted Registration Deadline: Feb 5, 2014

Sponsored by Sanofi US.

Summary of Meeting:
This meeting focuses on signaling pathways that impact islet cell physiology via their ability to enhance the function, promote survival and/or increase proliferation of islet cells. This is a crucial area of islet biology that has not been the focus of recent scientific meetings and is therefore timely with respect to new therapeutic approaches to combat diabetes. The meeting includes a discussion of potential drug targets involving islet cells, both localized to the islet milieu and from different organ systems, as well as of genes newly discovered to be involved in islet dysfunction. In addition, since efforts aimed at assessing the efficacy of drug targeting require means to quantitatively assess islet responses in vivo, the meeting includes a session focused on non-invasive assessment of beta cell mass and function. Finally, workshops cover areas of major interest to the scientific community (academia and industry): drug targets currently in clinical trials; stem cell and iPS research investments; and the procurement and distribution of high-quality human islets and pancreas samples for research work.

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National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Ancillary Training Program Scholarship Recipients

Michelle B. Trevino
Eastern Virginia Medical School, USA

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)/National Institute on Aging (NIA) Scholarship Recipients

Bas Brouwers
KU Leuven, Belgium

Samuel Z.W. Chow
University of British Columbia, Canada

Sumaira Z. Hasnain
Mater Research, Translational Research Institute, Australia

Vasumathi Kameswaran
University of Pennsylvania, USA

Ben D. Moore
Washington University in St. Louis, USA

Kim Riley
Vanderbilt University, USA

Sara Ullsten
Uppsala University, Sweden

The Barrie Hesp Scholarship on behalf of Ashley Rebecca Cukier Scholarship Recipients

Claudiane Guay
University of Lausanne, Switzerland