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Diabetes: Glucose Control and Beyond (J5)

Organizer(s) Alan D. Attie and Deborah M. Muoio
January 27—31, 2020
Santa Fe Community Convention Center • Santa Fe, NM USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 2, 2019
Abstract Deadline: Oct 30, 2019
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 2, 2019
Discounted Registration Deadline: Dec 3, 2019

Sponsored by Novo Nordisk A/S

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 experiencing epidemic rates of obesity and its attendant co-morbidities. Foremost among these is type 2 diabetes mellitus, which is projected to reach a global prevalence of 10% by the year 2045. This grim epidemiological forecast has inspired intense efforts to unravel the molecular mechanisms that link positive energy balance to glucose intolerance and metabolic decline. This conference will assemble international leaders and rising stars in diverse biomedical disciplines with common interests in understanding and combatting cardiometabolic diseases. The program showcases new insights into the molecular underpinnings of obesity-induced dysfunction of the major peripheral organs that coordinate energy flux and glucose control: skeletal and cardiac muscles, the pancreas, adipose tissue, the liver and gut. Thematic emphasis will center on nutrient sensing and signaling, inter-organ crosstalk, mechanisms of insulin resistance, mitochondrial bioenergetics, islet biology and genetics of diabetes. A major goal of the conference is to provide a forum that encourages interactions between basic and translational scientists at all career levels to critically evaluate recent advances and current controversies. Opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions will be further enhanced by the concurrent meeting on Islet Biology: From Gene to Cell to Micro-Organ, which will consider metabolism in relation to islet function, in addition to studies of islet cell plasticity and differentiation.

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NIDDK - 1R13DK123984-01 Scholarship Recipients

Haoning Howard Cen
University of British Columbia, Canada

Xiaowen Duan
University of Sydney, Australia

Scott Frendo-Cumbo
University of Toronto, Canada

Ayon Ibrahim
University of Pennsylvania, USA

Sophie L. Lewandowski
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Jose M. Orozco
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Bastian Ramms
University of California San Diego, USA

David Blake Stagg
University of Minnesota, USA

Tara A. TeSlaa
Princeton Unviersity, USA

Alexandra Title
ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Xiaodun Yang
Vanderbilt University, USA