The purposes of the 2014 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 six invited lectures by Rudy Leibel, Klaus Kaestner, Stephen Rich, Debbie Muoio, and Jon Piganelli, as well as eight short short, hot-topic talks (selected from the abstracts):
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.
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.
Oct 10, 2014
- 7:30 a.m.
- Registration and Poster Setup
Chair: Lester Salans, Former Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and Mt. Sinai Medical Center
- 8:30 a.m.
- The Role of Oxidative Stress-induced Inflammation in Type 1 and 2 Diabetes
Jon Piganelli, University of Pittsburgh (Invited)
- 9:00 a.m.
- Short Talk: Massive Re-organization of the Liver Chromatin Landscape Following Fasting
Ido Goldstein, National Cancer Institute
- 9:20 a.m.
- Short Talk: Expression Pattern of 12-Lipoxygenase in Human Islets With Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and Type 2 Diabetes (T2D)
Margaret Morris, Eastern Virginia Medical School
- 9:40 a.m.
- Short Talk: Diabetes Impairs Ischemia-induced Upregulation of ADAM12 Through Regulation of miR29a Expression
Lingdan Chen, University of Virginia School of Medicine
- 10:00 a.m.
- Welcoming Remarks
Griffin Rodgers, Director, NIDDK
- 10:05 a.m.
- 10:35 a.m.
- Short Talk: Differential Regulation of Glucose Homeostasis and Beta Cell Mass in Bardet-Biedl Syndrome and Alstrom Syndrome
Sukanya Lodh, University of Maryland School of Medicine
- 10:55 a.m.
- Experimental Approaches to the Role of the Primary Cilium in Control of Human Energy Homeostasis
Rudolph Leibel, Columbia University
- 11:40 a.m.
- Short Talk: Beta-Arrestin-2 Serves as an Important Regulator of Hepatic Glucose Fluxes and Whole Body Glucose Homeostasis
Lu Zhu, NIDDK
- 12:00 a.m.
- Eulogy for Dan Lane
- 12:05 p.m.
- Lunch and Poster Discussion
Chair: Jesse Roth, Former Scientific Director, NIDDK
- 1:20 p.m.
- Eulogy for Joe Larner
- 1:25 p.m.
- From GWAS to Genes and Beyond in Type 1 Diabetes
Stephen Rich, University of Virginia School of Medicine (Invited)
- 1:55 p.m.
- Short Talk: Human Adipose Cells In Vitro Are Either Refractory or Responsive to Insulin, Reflecting Host Metabolic State
Vladimir Lizunov, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
- 2:15 p.m.
- Short Talk: Role of Obesity-associated Mutations of the C-terminus of MC4R in Lipid Modifications, Trafficking, and Signaling
Bryn Moore, Geisinger Clinic
- 2:35 p.m.
- 3:05 p.m.
- Short Talk: Three dimensional and Functional Quantification of Obesity
Konstantinos Spaniolas, East Carolina University
- 3:25 p.m.
- Short Talk: PLEXIN D1 Determines Body Fat Distribution by Regulating the Type V Collagen Microenvironment in Visceral Adipose Tissue
James Minchin, Duke University
- 3:45 p.m.
- Epigenomic Targeting of Beta-cell Replication: Toward a New Therapeutic Approach to Diabetes
Klaus Kaestner, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
- 4:30 p.m.
- Adjournment and Poster Removal