Annual NIDDK Scientific Conference

The Annual NIDDK Scientific Conference is a two-day research and career development event designed to bring together fellows and scientists from NIDDK's Intramural Research Program (IRP). The goal of the meeting is to encourage the cross-fertilization of ideas, foster new collaborations, and promote a sense of community among NIDDK researchers.

14th Annual NIDDK Scientific Conference
April 18-19, 2019, Natcher Conference Center


Deadline for registration and abstracts will be March 8, 2019. You can register first at and submit your abstract later. The registration form will only display if you are inside the NIH network.

Everyone from the NIDDK community is welcome to register and attend!

Fellow Abstract Submission

All fellows are strongly encouraged to participate and submit an abstract. Submission instructions have been provided on the registration form.

A PDF compendium of abstracts will be provided to all registered participants at the beginning of the conference and to incoming fellows.

Keynote Speakers

This year's event will include two keynote speakers:

  • Briana Pobiner, Ph.D.
    Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  • Timothy H. Moran, Ph.D.
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Special Opportunities for Fellows

Oral and Poster Presentations

Fellows can share their research findings and compete for one of eight available travel awards, two for oral presentations and six for poster presentations.

Career Consulting Luncheon

Fellows will have the opportunity to discuss their potential career options with experts from various fields:

  • Industry - Sukjoon Park - Senior Director, Product Development of Vaccines & Anti-Infectives, Business Unit, Emergent BioSolutions, Gaithersburg
  • Academia - Caleb McKinney - Assistant Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Training & Development, Biomedical Graduate Education, Georgetown University
  • Clinical - Jose Florez – Chief of the Diabetes Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Professor at Harvard Medical School, Institute Member at the Broad Institute
  • Tech Transfer - Steven Ferguson - Senior Advisor, Deputy Director, Licensing and Entrepreneurship, NIH Office of Technology Transfer
  • Keynote speaker - Timothy H. Moran - The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore

Conference Guidelines

View or download the list of Conference Guidelines (PDF, 98.19 KB) .

Meeting Agenda

View or download the tentative Meeting Agenda (PDF, 90.16 KB)