U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

2011 Mid-Atlantic Diabetes Research Symposium

9/23/2011 7:30 AM
9/23/2011 5:00 PM
 
No
(301) 496-5953
(301) 451-6989

​For questions concerning program content, contact: Samuel W. Cushman, Ph.D.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institutes of Health
Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center
Building 10-CRC, Room 5-5752
10 Center Drive, MSC 1453
Bethesda, MD  20892-1453
Phone:  (301) 496-5953
Fax:  (301) 451-6989
Email:  sam_cushman@nih.gov

For questions concerning meeting logistics, contact: John Hare, CMP
The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc.
656 Quince Orchard Road, Suite 210
Gaithersburg, MD  20878
Phone:  (301) 670-4990
Fax:  (301) 670-3815
Email:  jhare@scgcorp.com

Bethesda
 
Lister Hill Auditorium

Event Details

Meeting Objective:

The purposes of the 2011 Mid-Atlantic Diabetes Research Symposium are to encourage collaborations and enhance interactions at the regional level through the sharing of both reagents and expertise.  This year's format will comprise seven 30-minute invited talks; eight short, hot-topic talks (both invited and selected from the abstracts); and as many posters as investigators wish to put up.  Invited speaker titles will be available shortly.  Coffee breaks will be long enough to view posters and renew acquaintances, and a 2-hour lunch break will feature good food at a reasonable price and a comprehensive poster session.  Early registration is encouraged.​​​​

Agenda

Friday,​​​​​​ ​September 23, 2011

​7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration, Poster Setup, Light Refreshments
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 Morning Session

Chair: Lester Salans​

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Knockdown of NPY Expression in the Dorsomedial Hypothalamus Promotes Brown Adipogenesis and Prevents Obesity
Sheng Bi
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Short Talk:  Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of MK-5046, a Bombesin Receptor Subtype-3 (BRS-3) Agonist, in Healthy Subjects
Marc Reitman, Victor Dishy, Allison Moreau, William S. Denney, Chengcheng Liu, Walter K. Kraft, Alex V. Mejia, Mark A. Matson, S. Aubrey Stoch, John A. Wagner, and Eseng Lai​
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Bariatric Surgery:  A Cure for Type 2 Diabetes?
David Lieb
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Short Talk:  Low-cost Metabolomic Profiling for Point-of-care Diabetes Diagnostics
Leah Tolosa, Xudong Ge, Yordan Kostov, Hung Lam, and Govind Rao
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Understanding Human Vagal Physiology:  Insight Into Food and Drug Effects on Metabolism
Karen Teff
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Short Talk:  Perilipin Family Members Preferentially Sequester to Triacylglycerol- or Cholesteryl Ester-specific Intracellular Lipid Storage Droplets
Kai Hsieh, Knut Tomas Dalen, Yun Kyung Lee, Constantine Londos, Bruce M. Raaka, and Alan R. Kimmel
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. The Role of Dendritic Cells in Autoimmune Diabetes
Kristin Tarbell
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Short Talk:  Hippo Signaling Pathway Regulates Mouse Pancreas Development
Yuanyuan Li, Woo-Jim Song, Prosenjit Mondal, Madhav Seshadri, and Mehboob Hussain
12:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch and Poster Session
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Virtual Poster Tour (Auditorium):  Posters #s 3, 9, 11, 21, 26, 32
Chair: Simeon Taylor
1:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Afternoon Session

Chair: Jesse Roth 

1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Hypoglycemia and In Vivo Vascular Biology
Steve Davis
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Short Talk:  Chiro-Inositol Glycans in Insulin Resistance
Joseph Larner, David L. Brautigan, and Michael O. Thorner
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Crosstalk Between O-GlcNAcylation and Phosphorylation:  Roles in Diabetes and Mechanisms of Glucose Toxicity
Jerry Hart
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Short Talk:  T1r3 Is Required for Normal Glucose Homeostasis and Gut Hormonal Response
Maartje C.P. Geraedts, Tatsuyuki Takahashi, Shawn C. Dotson, and Steven D. Munger
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Short Talk:  Identification of Novel Anti-diabetic Flavonoids
Dongmin Liu, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Zhuo Fu
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Genetic Contributions to Type 2 Diabetes in African Americans From SIGNET:  The Sea Islands Genetic Network
Michele Sale
4:30 p.m.​ Adjournment and Poster Removal
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Directions/Travel

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.  Should you decide to extend your stay to take advantage of lower fares, DC-area attractions are only a short stop away from the suggested hotel. Hotel and travel information are listed below. 

Hotel Reservations 

The following hotels provide lodging in a relatively close proximity that is accessible by taxi. 

Bethesda Marriott Hotel
5151 Pooks Hill Road 
Bethesda, MD  20814 
P: 301-897-9400 or 1-800-228-9290
F: 301-897-0192

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 
5701 Marinelli Road 
North Bethesda, MD  20852 
P: 301-822-9200 or 1-800-228-9290
F: 301-822-9201

Hilton Executive Conference Center
1750 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD  20852
P: 301-468-1100 or 1-800-HILTONS
F: 301-468-0308

Hyatt Regency Bethesda
One Bethesda Metro Center 
Bethesda, MD  20814 
P: 301-657-1234 or 1-800-633-7313
F: 301-657-6453

DoubleTree Hotel
8120 Wisconsin Avenue 
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
P: 301-652-2000 or 1-800-222-TREE
F: 301-652-4525

American Inn of Bethesda
8130 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
P: 301-656-9300 or 1-800-232-7081
F: 301-656-2907

Residence Inn
7335 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
P: 301-718-0200 or 1-800-228-9290
F: 301-718-0679

Hilton Garden Inn
7301 Waverly Street
Bethesda, MD 20814
P: 301-654-8111

The Legacy Hotel
1775 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Maryland 20852
P: 301-231-8800
F: 301-881-9047

Taxi Service to Area Hotels

From Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI):

Approximate hotel distance and direction:  35 miles S.W. Estimated Taxi Fare:  $60

From Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD):
Approximate hotel distance and direction:  25 miles N.E.

Estimated Taxi Fare:  $50 From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA):
Approximate hotel distance and direction:  21 miles N.E.
Estimated Taxi Fare:  $45 Fares may differ during peak travel hours.

Metro to the Hotel

The Metro system is clean and reliable.  It operates from 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight Monday through Thursday; 5:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. on Fridays; 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. on Saturdays; and 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight on Sundays.  Each passenger must purchase a farecard to travel in the system.  Instructions for purchasing farecards are posted on the vending machines in each station.  Each Metro car features a complete color-coded map of the system.  Station attendants on duty at each station can provide additional information on request.  From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, a cost-effective way to travel to the meeting is by using the Metrorail system.  A map of the system is available at: http://www.wmata.com/metrorail/systemmap.cfm.

From the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport station, take the Yellow Line toward Mt. Vernon Square or Fort Totten.  At the Gallery/Chinatown stop, transfer to the Red Line toward Shady Grove or Grosvenor-Strathmore.  Please see the following list of hotels and respective Metro stations. Bethesda Station - Hyatt Regency, Residence Inn, Hilton Garden Inn
Medical Center Station - American Inn, DoubleTree, Bethesda Marriott (call for hotel shuttle)
White Flint Station - Bethesda Marriott North Hotel and Conference Center
Twin Brook - Hilton and Legacy

SuperShuttle
SuperShuttle offers service to most hotels from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.  The shuttle leaves on an as-needed basis between the hours of 5:30 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.  During other times, arrangements for a shuttle can be made by calling 1-800-258-3826 from the airport, or visit their website at http://supershuttle.com

NIH Visitor Information

The Lister Hill Auditorium is located on the NIH Campus in building 38A.  For a map, general information, and directions to and around the NIH Campus, visit http://parking.nih.gov/visitor_access_map.htm

NIH Security

The NIH, like all federal government facilities, has instituted security measures to ensure the safety of NIH employees, patients, and visitors.  The national threat advisory level, determined by the Department of Homeland Security (http://www.whitehouse.gov/homeland) , currently is yellow (elevated). 

Perimeter Security

All visitor vehicles, including taxicabs, hotel and airport shuttles, delivery trucks, and vans will be inspected before being allowed on campus.  Visitors will be asked to show one (1) form of identification (a government-issued photo ID:  driver's license, passport, green card, etc.) and to state the purpose of their visit.  Be sure to allow at least 15-20 minutes for this vehicle inspection procedure. 

Building Security

Due to the checking of IDs at the perimeter, employees and visitors will not be required to show their ID again to gain access to the majority of buildings on the NIH Campus during the normal business day.
 
Employees and visitors should continue to wear their identification prominently at all times while on campus. Guards will remain at certain buildings to address specific program requirements, such as sensitive research and safety concerns.  At building entrances where guards are posted: 
  • Employees must show a DHHS-issued photo ID (for example, your NIH-issued ID badge). 
  • Visitors may be required to log-in, wear a visitor's pass, and be escorted by an employee through the building.
  • Visitors may be required to pass through a metal detector and have bags, backpacks, or purses inspected or x-rayed as they enter buildings. 
  • Security staff will confiscate any suspicious or potentially dangerous materials.  U.S. code prohibits bringing any dangerous weapons onto federal property, including anything with a blade longer than 21/2 inches.  Meeting participants may want to leave extra bags or personal materials at their hotel to minimize the time needed for inspection. 
Weekday Pedestrian Campus Access
All visitors must enter through the NIH Gateway Center at Metro or the West Gateway Center (see the Visitor Map at http://parking.nih.gov/visitor_access_map.htm).
  • Gateway Center
    Wisconsin Avenue at Gateway Drive (near the Metro)
    Open 24 hours, 7 days per week
  • West Gateway Center
    Near Old Georgetown Road and South Drive
    Open 6 a.m. - 12 p.m., Monday-Friday
Driving Directions to NIH

From Points North and East:

Take I-95 South to I-495 West (Capital Beltway) toward Silver Spring.  Follow I-495 West for 9 miles to Exit 34 (Bethesda/Wisconsin Avenue).  Follow signs for Route 355 South and stay in the right lane.  Travel approximately 1 mile and turn right at the light onto South Drive.  Pass through NIH security and follow the signs to Building 38A.

From Points North and West:

Take I-270 South to I-495 East (Capital Beltway) toward Washington, DC.  Stay in one of the three left lanes.  Follow signs for Route 355 South, a left-lane exit, onto Wisconsin Avenue.  Travel approximately 1 mile and turn right at the light onto South Drive.  Pass through NIH security and follow the signs to Building 38A. 

From Points South:

Take I-95 North to I-495 (Capital Beltway) toward Tyson's Corner/Rockville.  Follow I-495 for 20 miles.  Take Exit 34 (Bethesda/Wisconsin Avenue).  Travel approximately 1 mile and turn right at the light onto South Drive.  Pass through NIH security and follow the signs to Building 38A.

From Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI):

Take the Route 195 connector to I-95 South.  Take I-95 South to I-495 West (Capital Beltway) toward Silver Spring.  Follow I-495 West for 9 miles to Exit 34 (Bethesda/Wisconsin Avenue).  Follow signs for Route 355 South and stay in the right lane.  Travel approximately 1 mile and turn right at the light onto South Drive.  Pass through NIH security and follow the signs to Building 38A.

From Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD):

Take the Dulles Access Road for approximately 13 miles to Exit 18.  Move to the right on the Dulles Toll Road (Route 267) and take Exit 18.  Stay left on the ramp for Bethesda/Baltimore, and proceed toward Bethesda (I-495).  Continue approximately 9 miles on I-495.  Stay on I-495 at the I-495/I-270 split (bear right).  Take Exit 34 (Wisconsin Avenue South/Route 355) toward Bethesda.  Travel approximately 1 mile and turn right at the light onto South Drive.  Pass through NIH security and follow the signs to Building 38A.

From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA):

Take the George Washington Parkway North for 12 miles to I-495 toward Maryland (Capital Beltway).  Take Exit 34 (Bethesda/Wisconsin Avenue).  Travel approximately 1 mile and turn right at the light onto South Drive.  Pass through NIH security and follow the signs to Building 38A.

Parking

Parking on the NIH campus is limited and is $12 per day in the visitor lots.
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Minutes

​​Minutes are currently unavailable

Attendees

Attendees are currently unavailable

Abstracts

​​​CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Submission Deadline:  Monday, August 29, 2011

Participants in the 2011 Mid-Atlantic Diabetes Research Symposium, sponsored by the Diabetes Branch at NIDDK, are encouraged to submit abstracts of their research activities.  In addition to an opportunity to present their research in a poster session, conference attendees will find additional career development and networking opportunities with other researchers.

All abstracts must be submitted via email to John Hare of The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc. at jhare@scgcorp.com with "Mid-Atlantic Abstract" in the subject line.  Abstract submissions should be no longer than 250 words (not including name and affiliation).

Please follow the instructions below to submit an abstract for consideration:

  1. The abstract should be an MS Word document typed single-spaced using type no smaller than 10 point (12 cpi).  The abstract's title should be typed in CAPITAL LETTERS and should clearly represent the nature of the investigation.  The title should be followed in lowercase letters by the author's first and last names, degree, and affiliation (if applicable), city, state, and country.  Underline the primary author's name (one primary author per abstract).  Do not leave spaces between the title and the body of the abstract, or between paragraphs.  The abstract file should be saved as:  primary authors' last name_first word in the title (e.g., Zucker_Effects).
  2. Please ensure that your abstract is the correct length and use 11/2 margins.
  3. Use of standard abbreviations is desirable (e.g., RBC) as well as standard symbols for units of measure (e.g., kg, gm, mg, mL, L, and %).  Place a special or unusual abbreviation in parentheses after the full word the first time that it appears.  Use numerals to indicate numbers except to begin sentences.  Do not use subtitles (e.g., Methods, Results).
  4. Simple tables or graphs may be included; however, they must fit within the designated abstract space.
  5. Please use a common font such as Helvetica, Times New Roman, or Arial.

Body of the Abstract

  1. Organize the body of the abstract as follows:
    • Statement of the purpose of the study/program/project;
    • Statement of the methods used;
    • Summary of the results presented in sufficient detail to support the conclusion;
    • Statement of the conclusions reached.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Poster presentations will be displayed on 4-foot-high by 6-foot-wide poster boards.  Pushpins and Velcro will be provided onsite.

All presenters must preregister for the conference.

Location

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  • Building 38A, NIH Campus
  • MD 20892
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Contacts

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​For questions concerning program content, contact: Samuel W. Cushman, Ph.D.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institutes of Health
Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center
Building 10-CRC, Room 5-5752
10 Center Drive, MSC 1453
Bethesda, MD  20892-1453
Phone:  (301) 496-5953
Fax:  (301) 451-6989
Email:  sam_cushman@nih.gov

For questions concerning meeting logistics, contact: John Hare, CMP
The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc.
656 Quince Orchard Road, Suite 210
Gaithersburg, MD  20878
Phone:  (301) 670-4990
Fax:  (301) 670-3815
Email:  jhare@scgcorp.com