2012 Mid-Atlantic Diabetes Research Symposium
The purposes of the 2012 Annual Mid-Atlantic Diabetes Research Symposium, co-sponsored by the Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Obesity Branch at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases 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 two 60-minute plenary lectures (Morrie Birnbaum, University of Pennsylvania, The Regulation of Hepatic Metabolism; and Anna Mae Diehl, Duke University, Diabetes and Liver Disease); three 30-minute invited talks (Elisabetta Mueller, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Novel Transcriptional Regulators of Adipocyte Differentiation and Lipid Metabolism; Rosario Scalia, Temple University, Is the Microcirculation an Early Instigator of Adipose Tissue Inflammation and Insulin Resistance?; and Bret Goodpaster, University of Pittsburgh, Intramyocellular Lipids, Mitochondria, and Insulin Resistance: Lost in Translation?); and six short, hot-topic talks (both invited and selected from the abstracts). Jesse Roth, Feinstein Institute, and Carol Haft, NIH, will chair the oral presentations. Plenary and invited speaker titles will be available shortly. 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. Early registration is encouraged.