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Beta Cell Replacement Therapies Workshop

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The purpose of this workshop is to bring the academic, industry, and regulatory communities together to discuss issues relevant to the replacement of highly functional islet cell sources, other than purified human pancreatic islets manufactured from deceased donor pancreases, to treat type 1 diabetes and other insulin-deficient forms of diabetes. The workshop will highlight remaining translational gaps and ways to accelerate bringing cell-based therapies to patients.


  • How do we show some human proof of concept for beta-cell replacement that does not require broad, long-term systemic immunosuppression with a renewable cell source?
  • What are the gaps, and what do we need to understand? What are we learning?
  • How do we move from first-generation to next-generation products? How do we accelerate translation?

Organizing committee
Guillermo Arreaza-Rubin, M.D., National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Nancy Bridges, M.D., National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Thomas Eggerman, M.D., Ph.D., NIDDK
Ron Gill, Ph.D., University of Colorado, co-chair
Elizabeth Hart, M.D., U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Albert Hwa, Ph.D., NIDDK
Esther Latres, Ph.D., JDRF
Marjana Marinac, Pharm.D., JDRF
Michael Rickels, M.D., University of Pennsylvania, co-chair
Sheryl Sato, Ph.D., NIDDK

Meeting Summary (PDF, 347 KB)

Registration Deadline

May 10, 2022

Event Logistics


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Natcher Conference Center
Bethesda, MD 20894
T: +1-(301) 402-0911


This is a hybrid workshop. Virtual participation is available. If attending via webinar, the web link needed to join will be distributed via email prior to the date of the event.


Program Contact
Guillermo Arreaza-Rubin, M.D.
T: 301-594-4724

Albert Hwa, Ph.D.
T: 301-451-1525

Meeting Logistics
John Hare
The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc.
T: 301-670-4990

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