Annual NIDDK Scientific Conference

The Annual NIDDK Scientific Conference is a two-day research and career development event that brings together fellows and scientists from NIDDK's Intramural Research Program (IRP). The goal of the conference is to encourage the cross-fertilization of ideas, foster new collaborations, and promote a sense of community among NIDDK researchers. The conference is organized by members of the Fellows Advisory Board (FAB).

Scientific presenters and conference participants in a conference hall Image Credit: Pavol Genzor

18th Annual NIDDK Scientific Conference
April 3rd-4th, 2023 (in person at Natcher building)


Registration for NIDDK attendees is open on December 15, 2022. All abstracts must be submitted by February 3rd, 2023. Register to be a judge until March 7, 2023. Registration for conference attendance will close on March 31st, 2023. You can register first 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!

Keynote Speakers

This year's event will include two keynote speakers:

  • Scientific Keynote Speaker: Satchidananda “Satchin” Panda, PhD, Professor in the Salk Institute’s Regulatory Biology Laboratory
  • Popular Science Keynote Speaker: Louis Aronne, MD, Professor at Weil-Cornell Medical College and popular author on obesity and its treatment

Fellows’ Oral and Poster Presentations, Elevator Talks and Poster Presentations

Fellows can share their research findings and compete for one of 10 travel awards - two for oral presentations, two for the elevator talk and six for poster presentations.

To take part in the competition for award, one must be an NIDDK fellow and agree to judge one of the sessions at the conference!

Fellows’ Career Consulting Event

Fellows will have the opportunity to discuss their potential career options with experts from various fields. This year’s career consulting includes the following topics.

“Academia, Here and Abroad”
“The Business End of Science”
“Translating Research to Reality”

Stay tuned for more information about the panelists for each career consulting event.

Important Links and Documents

Conference Registration Page (NIH VPN required)

Conference Agenda:

Conference Rules and Judging Rubrics (PDF, 252 KB)