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

16th Annual NIDDK Scientific Conference
April 1st-2nd, 2021 (hosted virtually)


Deadline for abstract submission is February 15, 2021 and registration for NIDDK attendees is open until March 31, 2021. 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:

  • Dr. Sydnee and Justin McElroy from Sawbones podcast
  • Dr. Rommie Amaro, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

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

Fellows can share their research findings and compete for one of nine travel awards - tw0 for oral presentations, one for the elevator talk and six for poster presentations.

Fellows’ Career Consulting Event

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

  • Dr. Kate Chiappinelli, George Washington University
  • Dr. Louise Lassalle, Life Design Lab at Johns Hopkins University
  • Dr. Rahsan Erdem, PATH
  • Dr. Chryssa Kanellopoulou, KinaRX

Important Documents

View or download the list of Conference Guidelines (PDF, 258.35 KB)

View or download the tentative Meeting Agenda (PDF, 909.1 KB)