U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
2017 Mid-Atlantic Diabetes Research Symposium

2017 Mid-Atlantic Diabetes Research Symposium

10/13/2017 7:30 AM
10/13/2017 4:30 PM
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Program Content

Samuel W. Cushman, Ph.D.
NIDDK
T: 443-956-5021

Meeting Logistics

John Hare, M.S., CMP, CGMP
The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc.
T: 301-670-4990
Bethesda
 
Lister Hill Auditorium

Event Details

Background

The 2017 Annual Mid-Atlantic Diabetes Research Symposium is co-sponsored by the Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Obesity Branch (DEOB) at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH); the Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) at the Department of Medicine, University of Maryland; the Johns Hopkins University-University of Maryland Diabetes Research Center (JHU-UMD-DRC); and the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) at the NIH.

Meeting Objectives

The purposes of this meeting are to encourage collaborations and enhance interactions at the regional level through the sharing of both reagents and expertise.

Organizing Committee

Sam Cushman
Marc Reitman
Mehboob Hussain
Carol Haft
Kristina Rother
Artie Sherman
Ranganath Muniyappa
Sushil Rane
Connie Noguchi
Simeon Taylor

Registration Deadline

October 12, 2017​​​​​

If your schedule permits arriving a day early, the NIDDK is also hosting The Interface of Pancreatic Cancer with Diabetes, Obesity, and Inflammation: Research Gaps and Opportunities Workshop on October 12 at the same location.​​​​​​

Agenda

Anticipated meeting times are 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

This year’s format will comprise welcoming comments by NIDDK Director Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers; five invited lectures; eight short, hot-topic talks (selected from the abstracts); and a “poster blitz” selected from the abstracts to be presented as posters. The invited speakers are as follows:

George Gittes, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, “Alpha cell to Beta cell transdifferentiation and autoimmunity”

Will Wong, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, "CTRP family of hormones and metabolic control"

Rebecca Brown, DEOB, NIDDK, “Why is fat important: Understanding biology through the study of rare diseases”

Norann Zaghloul, University of Maryland School of Medicine, "Insights from rare diseases: Exploring diabetes in the obesity ciliopathies”

Dave D'Alessio, Duke University School of Medicine, “Regulation of glucose metabolism: Evidence for direct effects of surgery on the β-cell."

Marc Reitman, DEOB, NIDDK, and Jesse Roth (former scientific director, NIDDK) will chair the oral presentations.

More details will be made available as we near the meeting date.​​

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 distance from the suggested hotels. For a list of local hotels, please view the Bethesda hotel map.

NIH Visitor Information 

Information on visiting the NIH, campus maps, shuttle schedules, driving directions, security, and more can be found on the NIH Visitor Information page.​​​

Minutes

Minutes are currently unavailable.

Attendees

Attendees are currently unavailable.

Abstracts

Participants in the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Diabetes Research Symposium—co-sponsored by the Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Obesity Branch at the NIDDK; the Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) at the Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine; and the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences—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.

Submission Deadline

September 15, 2017

Submitting Abstracts

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). Click here to download the template.

Abstract Organization

Organize the body of the abstract as follows:

  1. Statement of the purpose of the study/program/project
  2. Statement of the methods used
  3. Summary of the results presented in sufficient detail to support the conclusion
  4. Statement of the conclusions reached

Formatting Requirements

Please follow the instructions below to format an abstract. (Note: Submissions will not be edited for spelling or grammar and will be accepted “as is.”)

  1. The abstract should be an MS Word document typed single-spaced using Times New Roman font. Everything but the title should be in normal, 12-point font.
    1. The abstract’s title should be Bold, 16-Point, Title Case font and should clearly represent the nature of the investigation.
    2. On the line after the title, list the author’s first and last names, degree, affiliation, city, state, and country.
    3. Separate multiple authors with a semicolon, and underline the primary author’s name (one primary author per abstract).
    4. Use one blank line between the title and the body of the abstract and between paragraphs.
    5. The abstract file name should follow this format: primary author’s LastName_FirstWordOfTitle (e.g., Zucker_Effects).
  2. Please ensure that your abstract is the correct length and use 1-inch margins
  3. Use of standard abbreviations is desirable (e.g., RBC), as well as standard symbols for units of measure (e.g., kg, g, 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 of one page.
Poster Presentations

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

Space will be available for up to 40 posters.

All presenters must register in advance for the conference.​​

Location

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  • 8600 Rockville Pike
  • NIH Building 38A
  • MD 20894
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Contacts

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Program Content

Samuel W. Cushman, Ph.D.
NIDDK
T: 443-956-5021

Meeting Logistics

John Hare, M.S., CMP, CGMP
The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc.
T: 301-670-4990