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This meeting took place in 2008

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Diabetes Mellitus, Insulin Action and Resistance (A6)

Organizer(s) Mary-Elizabeth Patti and David E. Moller
January 22—27, 2008
Beaver Run Resort • Breckenridge, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 24, 2007
Late Abstract Deadline: Oct 25, 2007
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 24, 2007
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 26, 2007

Part of the Translational Medicine Series, Sponsored by Pfizer Global Research & Development

Summary of Meeting:
The incidence of type 2 diabetes is increasing worldwide at an alarming rate – mandating intensive efforts to improve our understanding of diabetes pathophysiology, improve options for therapy, and most importantly, to initiate strategies for disease prevention in high-risk groups. This meeting will focus on recent advances in our understanding of the molecular pathogenesis of insulin resistance, diabetes, and related syndromes, with particular emphasis on (1) multi-system nature of diabetes pathophysiology, (2) genetic basis of insulin resistance and diabetes risk, (3) potential links between epigenetic modulation of gene expression and diabetes risk related to “environmental” mechanisms, (4) pathways linking obesity, inflammation, and diabetes risk, and (5) new molecular mechanisms of insulin resistance. Moreover, the meeting will highlight novel pharmacologic targets for diabetes therapy. A key goal of the meeting will also be to facilitate collaborative interactions between basic scientists and translational clinical scientists focused on prevention and treatment of insulin resistance and diabetes.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: September 24, 2007 (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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