U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

2015 Mid-Atlantic Diabetes Research Symposium

9/25/2015 8:30 AM
9/25/2015 4:30 PM
No
No
410-706-5829
410-706-5828

For questions concerning program content, contact:
Samuel W. Cushman, Ph.D.
NIDDK/NIH
Building 10-CRC
Room 5-5750
10 Center Drive, MSC 1453
Bethesda, MD 20892-1453
Email: samc@bdg10.niddk.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 Hill Auditorium

Event Details

The purposes of the 2015 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 be comprised of welcoming comments by NIDDK Director Griffin Rodgers; five invited lectures by Tim McGraw, Massimo Trucco, Debbie Muoio, Mehboob Hussain, and Mike Krashes; and nine short, hot-topic talks (selected from the abstracts).

Jesse Roth (former Scientific Director, NIDDK) and Simeon Taylor (former Chief, Diabetes Branch, 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 1 1/2-hour lunch break will feature good food at a reasonable price and a comprehensive poster session. Registration (no fee required), abstract submission, and lunch purchase are available through the symposium website. Early registration is encouraged.

Organizing Committee:
Sam Cushman, Marc Reitman, Carol Haft, Kristina Rother, Artie Sherman, Kristin Tarbell, Ranganath Muniyappa, Sushil Rane, Connie Noguchi, and Simeon Taylor.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Agenda

7:30 a.m. Registration and Poster Setup
8:20 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Morning Session
Chair: Jesse Roth, Former Scientific Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
8:20 a.m. Introductory Remarks
Jesse Roth
8:30 a.m. A Neural Basis for Melanocortin-4 Receptor-regulated Appetite
Mike Krashes, NIDDK
9:00 a.m. Short Talk: Erythropoietin and High Fat Diet-induced Brain Inflammation
Soumyadeep Dey, NIDDK
9:20 a.m. Short Talk: CCK and GLP-1 Receptor Agonist Co-administration Ameliorates Diabetes in Mice
Sarah Will, MedImmune
9:40 a.m. Pros and Cons of Targeting Mitochondria for Treatment of Metabolic Disease
Debbie Muoio, Duke University
10:10 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
Griffin Rodgers, Director, NIDDK
10:15 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Short Talk: Endothelial to Mesenchymal Transition in Human Adipose Vasculature
Bronson Haynes, Eastern Virginia Medical School
11:05 a.m. Short Talk: Short-term High-fat Diet Impairs Postprandial Metabolic Flexibility in Skeletal Muscle
Suzanne Bowser, Virginia Tech
11:25 a.m. The Impact of Reduced Glucose Transport into Adipose Cells on Whole Body Insulin Sensitivity
Tim McGraw, Weill Cornell Medical College
11:55 a.m. Short Talk: Master Epigenomic Writers MLL4 and CBP Shape the Dynamic Enhancer Landscapes in Adipogenesis
Ji-Eun Lee, NIDDK
12:15 p.m. Lunch and Poster Discussion
1:40 – 4:30 p.m. Afternoon Session Chair: Simeon Taylor, University of Maryland School of Medicine
1:40 p.m. Short Talk: Dendritic Cells from Autoimmune NOD Mice Display Lower Overall Response to CPG-A Despite Increased Type 1 IFN
M. Jubayer Rahman, NIDDK
2:00 p.m. Thymus Reconstruction to Cause or Stop Autoimmune Diabetes
Massimo Trucco, Allegheny Health Network
2:30 p.m. Short Talk: Adult Zebrafish Centroacinar Cells Contribute to β Cell Regeneration and Are Similar to Larval Endocrine Pancreas Progenitors
Rebecca Beer, The Johns Hopkins University
2:50 p.m. Break
3:20 p.m. Short Talk: Development of a Fiber Optic Biosensor for Micromolar Levels of Transdermal Glucose
Cristina Tiangco, University of Maryland Baltimore County
3:40 p.m. Short Talk: Role of Adipose Tissue Lipolysis in Acute Stress Hyperglycemia
Vidisha Raje, University of Virginia
4:00 p.m. Novel Endocrine Circuit Between Liver and Islet
Mehboob Hussain, The Johns Hopkins University
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 hotel.

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 fare card to travel in the system. Instructions for purchasing fare cards 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 Lin​e 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 is determined by the Department of Homeland Security (http://www.whitehouse.gov/homeland/).

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

Submission Deadline:  Monday, August 31, 2015

Participants in the 2015 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.
NIDDK/NIH
Building 10-CRC
Room 5-5750
10 Center Drive, MSC 1453
Bethesda, MD 20892-1453
Email: samc@bdg10.niddk.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 ​​