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This meeting took place in 2002

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Diabetes Mellitus: Molecular Mechanisms, Genetics and New Therapies (J4)

Organizer(s) Alan R. Saltiel and C. Ronald Kahn
January 10—16, 2002
Keystone Resort • Keystone, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Oct 1, 2001
Late Abstract Deadline:
Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 12, 2001

Sponsored by Abbott Laboratories

Summary of Meeting:
Our understanding of the pathogenesis of diabetes mellitus is advancing at a rapid pace. New insights are emerging in the areas of insulin signaling, genetics, metabolic regulation, beta cell function and development, and interplay between organ systems. These developments are leading to new advances in the diagnosis of individuals at risk for diabetes, as well as in the treatment of the disease and its complications. The goal of this conference (in conjunction with the Molecular Control of Adipogenesis and Obesity symposium organized by Speigelman and Friedman) will be to identify the most exciting areas of research, look for common themes among scientists exploring basic approaches to hormone action and secretion, genetics and therapeutics. Areas of particular interest will include the identification and analyses of new phosphorylation cascades, negative regulation of signaling, genes and processes involved in beta cell development, complex interactions between tissues in the metabolic staging of diabetes, regulation of gene expression, especially using new technologies in functional genomics, and issues concerning the central regulation of energy expenditure and glucose metabolism. Most of these topics will interface with the proposed concurrent meeting on adipogenesis, so that we can share sessions, and explore the complex interactions between obesity and diabetes.

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Scholarship / Award Information

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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.


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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

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