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This meeting took place in 2007

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Diabetes: Molecular Genetics, Signaling Pathways and Integrated Physiology (J1)

Organizer(s) Domenico Accili and Takashi Kadowaki
January 14—19, 2007
Keystone Resort • Keystone, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 14, 2006
Late Abstract Deadline: Oct 17, 2006
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 14, 2006
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 14, 2006

Sponsored by Biovitrum AB

Summary of Meeting:
Diabetes is a growing threat to public health worldwide. Type 2 diabetes results from insulin resistance and impaired beta cell function. Studies of insulin signaling and its interactions with nutrient and hormonal pathways remain central to ongoing research efforts to combat diabetes and its complications. The pace of discovery has been especially brisk in several areas: the mechanisms of inflammation-induced insulin resistance; the role of mitochondrial biogenesis and oxidative capacity in the susceptibility to the metabolic syndrome; the “endocrine” function of adipocytes by way of adipocytokine production; the mechanistic integration of beta cell failure and insulin resistance; the role of neural circuits in energy balance; and the mechanisms by which “non-canonical” insulin target tissues contribute to the onset of diabetes. The conference will act as a catalyst for further progress by bringing together leaders in the academic and pharmaceutical communities to present the latest developments in their research.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: September 14, 2006 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
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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.


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

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