T1D Exchange Biobank Research Meeting

Event Information

Meeting Type: Physical
Meeting Website: http://BenaroyaResearch.org/T1DExchangeBiobank
Dates: March 4, 2015
Location: San Diego, CA , United States
Intended Audience:
Sponsor: T1D Exchange
Purpose: Scientific
Number of CME Credits Offered: None

Topics: Diabetes Mellitus and Glucose Metabolism


Just following the Levine Symposium, and prior to ENDO 2015, the T1D Exchange Biobank will host a research meeting to discuss opportunities to access T1D Exchange Biobank samples and data, and to showcase selected Biobank investigator projects to date.

The Leona M. & Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust initiated the T1D Exchange project in 2010, as part of its initiative in type 1 diabetes. The four core parts of the T1D Exchange are: an integrated Clinic Network of 65+ clinics across the US, a Clinic Registry of 26,000 well-characterized patients, an online patient community called Glu, and the Biobank.

The purpose of the Biobank is to collect, store and distribute biological samples, as well as to share and exchange data with academic and industry investigators. The T1D Exchange Biobank has two components: a Sample Repository and a Living Biobank which allows us to reach out to individuals with T1D to request a blood sample. The Biobank currently contains DNA, RNA, serum/plasma, and PBMC samples and data on ~1500 people with T1D with varying ages of diagnosis and duration of disease; a similar number of individuals with T1D are enrolled in our Living Biobank.

This meeting will serve to introduce academic investigators to the resources within the Exchange with the aim to foster collaborative science to advance research in type 1 diabetes. The meeting is sponsored by the T1D Exchange.

Event Contact

Name: Kristen Kuhns
Email: kkuhns@benaroyaresearch.org
Phone: 206-342-6942
Fax: 206-287-5683