U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

2013 Mid-Atlantic Diabetes Research Symposium

1/10/2014 8:30 AM
1/10/2014 4:30 PM
 
No
410-706-5829
410-706-5828

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 5-5750
10 Center Drive, MSC 1453
Bethesda, MD  20892-1453
Email: sam_cushman@nih.gov

For questions concerning meeting logistics, contact:
John Hare, M.S., CMP, CGMP
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 Hall Auditorium

Event Details

The purposes of the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Diabetes Research Symposium, co-sponsored by the Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Obesity Branch at NIDDK and the Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) at the Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 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 the following six invited lectures as well as six short, hot-topic talks (selected from the abstracts):

  1. Glenn Gerhard (Penn State): “Genetic determinants of metabolic traits in extreme obesity”;
  2. Kevan Herold (Yale): “Why is tolerance to type 1 diabetes difficult to achieve?”;
  3. Barry Levin (UMDNJ): “Metabolic sensing neurons and the regulation of energy and glucose homeostasis”;
  4. James Minchin (Duke): “Modeling adipose tissue growth and dysfunction in zebrafish”;
  5. Ed Mitre (USUHS): “Learn from the worm: how parasitic helminth infections protect against Type 1 diabetes”; and
  6. Alan Shuldiner (UMAB): “Genomics of type 2 diabetes and related traits: new biology and target”.​
Jesse Roth (former SD, NIDDK) and Les Salans (former Director, NIDDK) will chair the oral presentations. Space also will be available for up to 40 posters.
 
Coffee breaks will be long enough to view the posters and renew acquaintances, and a 2-hour lunch break will feature good food at a reasonable price, a comprehensive poster session, and a poster discussion chaired by Simeon Taylor, Bristol-Myers Squibb. Registration (no fee required), abstract submission, and lunch purchase are available through the symposium website. Early registration is encouraged.

Agenda

7:30 a.m. Registration and Poster Setup
8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Morning Session
Chair: Jesse Roth, Former Scientific Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Dise​ases (NIDDK)
8:30 a.m. Why is Tolerance to Type 1 Diabetes Difficult to Achieve?
Kevan Herold, Yale University School of Medicine
9:00 a.m. Short Talk: The Major T1d Auto-Antigens: IA-2, IA-2beta and GAD65 Are Regulated by MicroRNAs within the Same C​luster
Liron Abuhatzira, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
9:20 a.m. Learn From the Worm: How Parasitic Helminth Infections Protect Against Type 1 Diabetes
Ed Mitre, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
9:50 a.m. Break
10:20 a.m. Short Talk: Perilipin 5 Regulates Islet Lipid Metabolism and Insulin Secretion in a Camp/PKA Dependent Manner: Implication of its Role in Postprandial Insulin Secretion
Michelle B. Trevino, Eastern Virginia Medical School
10:40 a.m. Short Talk: Type 2 Diabetes-associated Loci Alter Pancreatic Β-Cell Specification
Elizabeth A. Robb, University of Maryland School of Medicine
11:00 a.m. Genomics of Type 2 Diabetes and Related Traits: New Biology and Target
Alan Shuldiner, University of Maryland School of Medicine
11:45 a.m. Lunch and Poster Discussion
1:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Afternoon Session
Chair: Lester Salans, Former Director, NIDDK and Mt. Sinai Medical Center
1:15 p.m. Genetic Determinants of Metabolic Traits in Extreme Obesity
Glenn Gerhard, Penn State College of Medicine
1:45 p.m. Short Talk: Selective Activation of Gq Signaling in Hepatocytes In Vivo Increases Hepatic Glucose Output
Sara M. McMillin, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institute
2:05 p.m. Modeling Adipose Tissue Growth and Dysfunction in Zebrafish
James Minchin, Duke University
2:35 p.m. Break
3:05 p.m. Short Talk: Browning of Human White Adipocytes through Super-Activation of PPARγ
Da-Wei Gong, University of Maryland School of Medicine
3:25 p.m. Short Talk: Brain Diabetic Neurodegeneration Segregates with Low Intrinsic Aerobic Capacity
Joungil Choi, University of Maryland School of Medicine
3:45 p.m. Metabolic Sensing Neurons and the Regulation of Energy and Glucose Homeostasis
Barry Levin, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
4:30 p.m. Adjournment and Poster Removal

Directions/Travel

Travel Arrangements

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

Hotel Reservations 

The following hotels provide lodging in relatively close proximity that is accessible by taxi.
 
Bethesda Marriott Hotel
5151 Pooks Hill Road 
Bethesda, MD  20814 
Phone: 301-897-9400 or 1-800-228-9290
 
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 
5701 Marinelli Road 
North Bethesda, MD  20852 
Phone: 301-822-9200 or 1-800-228-9290 
 
Hilton Executive Conference Center
1750 Rockville Pike 
Rockville, MD  20852 
Phone: 301-468-1100 or 1-800-HILTONS
 
Hyatt Regency Bethesda
One Bethesda Metro Center 
Bethesda, MD  20814 
Phone: 301-657-1234 or 1-800-633-7313 
 
DoubleTree Hotel
8120 Wisconsin Avenue 
Bethesda, MD  20814
Phone: 301-652-2000 or 1-800-222-TREE
 
American Inn of Bethesda 
8130 Wisconsin Avenue 
Bethesda, MD  20814 
Phone: 301-656-9300 or 1-800-232-7081 

Residence Inn 
7335 Wisconsin Avenue 
Bethesda, MD  20814
Phone: 301-718-0200 or 1-800-228-9290
Hilton Garden Inn
7301 Waverly Street
Bethesda, MD  20814
Phone: 301-654-8111
 
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/rail/maps/map.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
Twinbrook – Hilton Executive Conference Center

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://www.ors.od.nih.gov/maps/Pages/NIH-Visitor-Map.aspx.

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 2½ 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 Gatewayr Map at http://www.ors.od.nih.gov/maps/Pages/Gateway-Center-Map.aspx).
  • 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 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 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.

Minutes

​Minutes are currently unavailable.

Attendees

​​Attendees are currently unavailable.

Abstracts

Participants in the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Diabetes Research Symposium, co-sponsored by the Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Obesity Branch at NIDDK and the Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) at the Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 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 1" 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; and
    • 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 pre-register for the conference.

Location

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  • Building 38A
  • National Institutes of Health
  • 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 5-5750
10 Center Drive, MSC 1453
Bethesda, MD  20892-1453
Email: sam_cushman@nih.gov

For questions concerning meeting logistics, contact:
John Hare, M.S., CMP, CGMP
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