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.
Jan 10, 2014
- 7:30 a.m.
- Registration and Poster Setup
Chair: Jesse Roth, Former Scientific Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (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 Cluster
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.
- 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
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.
- 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