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Islet Biology: From Cell Birth to Death
joint with Stem Cells and Regeneration in the Digestive Organs
Organizer(s): Klaus H. Kaestner, Christopher J. Rhodes and Yuval Dor
Date: March 13 - 17, 2016
Location: Keystone Resort, Keystone, CO, USA
Sponsored by MedImmune and Novo Nordisk A/S
Summary of Meeting:
The islets of Langerhans, endocrine micro-organs within the pancreas, are at the center of multiple metabolic diseases, from hyperinsulinism to diabetes. Islets elaborate the key hormones, glucagon and insulin that control glucose homeostasis, and their dysfunction in diabetes causes severe morbidity in more than 300 million people worldwide, with associated healthcare costs in the hundreds of billions of dollars annually. This Keystone Symposia meeting covers innovative research in all aspects of islet biology, from the developmental origin of endocrine cell types in fetal life, to beta-cell failure in type 2 diabetes. The specific goals of the conference are to: 1) Present unpublished data that cover critical knowledge gaps in the field; 2) Evaluate the state of the art of novel therapeutics for diabetes, including cell replacement therapies; and 3) Provide training for young investigators in the field. New international collaborations fostered by this conference should accelerate progress in this important field of biomedical research.
Scholarship Deadline: November 12 2015
Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 12 2015
Abstract Deadline: December 15 2015
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 14 2016
Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor(s) for generously supporting this meeting:
MedImmuneNovo Nordisk A/S
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Mercodia, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

MedImmune

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Grant No. 1R13DK108622-01
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