2013 Mid-Atlantic Diabetes Research Symposium
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):
- Glenn Gerhard (Penn State): “Genetic determinants of metabolic traits in extreme obesity”;
- Kevan Herold (Yale): “Why is tolerance to type 1 diabetes difficult to achieve?”;
- Barry Levin (UMDNJ): “Metabolic sensing neurons and the regulation of energy and glucose homeostasis”;
- James Minchin (Duke): “Modeling adipose tissue growth and dysfunction in zebrafish”;
- Ed Mitre (USUHS): “Learn from the worm: how parasitic helminth infections protect against Type 1 diabetes”; and
- 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.