Keystone Symposium on Frontiers in Islet Biology and Diabetes

Event Information

Meeting Type: Physical
Meeting Website:
Dates: February 4 - 8, 2018
Location: Keystone, CO , United States
Intended Audience: Basic Scientist, Clinical Scientist, Early Career, In Training, Media, Physician or Advanced Practice Professional
Sponsor: Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology
Purpose: Education, Scientific
Number of CME Credits Offered: None

Topics: Adipose Tissue Appetite and Obestity, Diabetes Mellitus and Glucose Metabolism, Endocrine Genetics, General Endocrine Practice, Lipids, Nutrition

Description: Diabetes mellitus is a pandemic disease rooted in defects of multiple organs. Autoimmune destruction of pancreatic islet beta cells (type 1 diabetes) or relentless deterioration in beta cell function from excessive systemic insulin demand (type 2 diabetes) culminates in severe or lethal metabolic derangement. Inter-organ signaling has emerged as a crucial mechanism for achieving metabolic balance, including responses by peripheral insulin-target organs that, in turn, remotely regulate islet activity. This meeting will focus on crucial aspects of beta cell biology, including islet development, pancreas cellular plasticity, beta cell surrogate generation from stem cells, novel gene editing technologies, and immune-islet interactions, as well as translation of basic discoveries into novel therapeutic trials for diabetic patients. This meeting aims to encourage the presentation of novel concepts, foster useful interactions between participants from academia and industry, and accelerate interdisciplinary approaches in diabetes research.

Event Contact

Name: Attendee Services
Phone: 970.262.1230 or 800.253.0865
Fax: 970.262.1525