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Diabetes: Glucose Control and Beyond (J5)

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Diabetes: Innovations, Outcomes and Personalized Therapies (X3)


Organizer(s) Philip J. Larsen, Melina Claussnitzer and Tina Vilsbøll
March 3—7, 2019
Whistler Conference Centre • Whistler, British Columbia Canada
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Nov 19, 2018
Abstract Deadline: Dec 19, 2018
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 19, 2018
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 11, 2019

Sponsored by MedImmune

This activity is also supported by an educational grant from Lilly


Summary of Meeting:
Diabetes remains a public health challenge of epidemic proportions. Modern treatment algorithms are evolving to recommend greater focus on personalized approaches to diabetes care. However, as diabetes remains a disease characterized by excess elevation of a plasma biomarker, glucose, further refinement of our understanding of the disease and its comorbidities is required to provide optimal guidance for precision medicine. Advancement of research technologies and the ability to handle large data sets have enabled systems biology approaches to unravel different etiologies and pathophysiological consequences of diabetes. Future diabetes discovery efforts will focus on pairing knowledge about genetic risk and environmental triggers of diabetes-associated pathologies. Using deep phenome characterization and molecular network analyses diabetes, researchers will be able to launch modern translational approaches to diabetes care innovation. The objectives of the conference are to provide directional guidance for future pressure points of diabetes care and focus on specific diabetes complications representing particular unmet needs. Further, cutting-edge discoveries of genetic risk determinants and their molecular mechanisms will be presented together with lively debates about the translatability of such insights into novel curative therapies.

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Scholarships/Awards

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Scholarship Recipients

Rami Al Batran
University of Alberta, Canada

Andreas Brønden
Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, Denmark

Simone C. da Silva Rosa
University of Manitoba, Canada

Joji Kusuyama
Joslin Diabetes Center, USA

Asger Bach Lund
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Stephan Sachs
Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany

Debora R. Sobreira
University of Chicago, USA

Maria S. Svane
Hvidovre University Hospital, Denmark

Divya Sri Priyanka Tallapragada
University of Bergen, Norway