Featured event: “Michigan Diabetes Research Center Annual Diabetes Symposium 2020”

This event has been postponed. Please check back for updates.

DATA BLITZ and POSTER AWARDS

All are invited to present a poster of your work in the area of diabetes, its complications, and related endocrine and metabolic disorders.

Eight data blitz participants will be selected from submitted abstracts. The deadline for abstract submission is Wednesday, February 19, 2020. During the data blitz you are allowed to present up to two slides and you will be given two minutes for your presentation. You will be notified by Monday, March 2, 2020 if you have been selected to participate in the data blitz. Your two slides must be turned in by Monday, March 9, 2020. Data blitz participants will receive a gift card.

Poster session winners (one graduate student and one fellow) will be awarded a round trip flight to attend the University of California San Francisco's Diabetes & Obesity Retreat in November 2020. Runner-up winners will receive a gift card.

Graduate students and fellows are eligible to participate in the data blitz and receive poster awards.

If you would like to submit an abstract for the data blitz and/or poster session, please follow the guidelines found below. The deadline for abstract submission is Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

Visit https://tinyurl.com/MDRCsymposium2020 for registration and additional information.

Questions, contact: Sarah Cain, 734-763-2561, cains@umich.edu

  • DATE + TIME: Saturday March 14 9:00 AM — 2:00 PM
  • LOCATION: North Campus Research Complex, Building 18, Dining Hall; 2800 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor
  • SPEAKERS: Jose C. Florez, MD, PhD (Kroc Lecturer), Harvard Medical School: “Towards precision medicine in diabetes: Using genetics to understand disease heterogeneity”; Carrie Ferrario, PhD, University of Michigan: “Why did I eat that? Roles for motivational systems in over-eating and obesity”; Beata Lecka-Czernik, PhD, University of Toledo: “Skeletal integration of energy metabolism”; David A. Antonetti, PhD, University of Michigan: “Regulation of the neurovascular unit and preservation of vision in diabetic retinopathy”.
  • ALSO: Data Blitz and Poster Awards for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
  • CONTACT: Sarah Cain at 734-763-2561 or cains@umich.edu.

SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Visit https://tinyurl.com/MDRCsymposium2020 for registration and additional information.

Questions, contact: Sarah Cain, 734-763-2561, cains@umich.edu

Schedule

8:30am
Poster Set-up & Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15am
Welcome - Christin Carter-Su, PhD
Associate Director, MDRC
9:15 - 10:15am
Kroc Lecturer: Jose C. Florez, MD, PhD
Chief, Endocrine Division and Diabetes Unit; Investigator, Center for Genomic Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital; Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
“Towards precision medicine in diabetes: Using genetics to understand disease heterogeneity”
10:15 - 10:45am
David A. Antonetti, PhD
Roger W. Kittendorf Research Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Professor, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and Molecular & Integrative Physiology University of Michigan
“Regulation of the neurovascular unit and preservation of vision in diabetic retinopathy”
10:45 - 11:15am
Beata Lecka-Czernik, PhD
Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Physiology & Pharmacology. Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Research. University of Toledo
“Skeletal integration of energy metabolism ”
11:15 - 11:45am
Carrie Ferrario, PhD
Associate Professor, Pharmacology University of Michigan
“Why did I eat that? Roles for motivational systems in over-eating and obesity”
11:45am - 12:00pm
MDRC Update: Martin G. Myers, Jr., MD, PhD
Director, MDRC
12:00 - 12:30pm
* Data Blitz
12:30 - 2:00pm
* Poster Session & Lunch

* Awards will be given to Data Blitz presenters and Poster Session winners. Visit https://tinyurl.com/MDRCsymposium2020 for registration and additional information.

Questions, contact: Sarah Cain, 734-763-2561, cains@umich.edu