University of Chicago To Host 9th Annual Chicago Diabetes Day Conference

The Donnelley Biological Sciences Learning Center (BSLC) on the campus of the University of Chicago.     (Photo by Robert Kozloff)

The Donnelley Biological Sciences Learning Center (BSLC) on the campus of the University of Chicago. (Photo by Robert Kozloff)

The University of Chicago will host the 9th Annual Chicago Diabetes Day conference on Saturday, May 17th, 2014, sponsored by the Diabetes Research and Training Center. The conference is meant to be a forum for basic and clinical investigators, clinicians, and pharmaceutical industry personnel to meet, share information, and discuss common interests with the goal of fostering collaboration between individuals and institutions. A poster session is planned for those who wish to share findings from current basic, clinical, or translational research. The top eight posters will receive an award of $100 each.

What: 9th Annual Chicago Diabetes Day conference
When: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 8:30 am to 3 pm
Where: Donnelly Biological Sciences Learning Center, 924 E. 57th Street, Chicago

How: No CME credit will be provided, but registration is free. Send an email to zpaz@bsd.uchicago.edu with your name and institutional affiliation to register.

Program

8:30 am – Registration

8:55 am – Welcome and Introduction
Graeme I. Bell, PhD, University of Chicago

9:00 am – Metabolomics as a Tool for Defining Cardiometabolic Disease Mechanism
Christopher Newgard, Ph.D.
Sarah Stedman Nutrition & Metabolism Center
Duke University School of Medicine

10:00 am – Homeodynamics of Clocks and Bioenergetic Systems
Joe Bass, MD, PhD
Metabolism and Molecular Medicine
Northwestern University

10:45 am – Preventing Depression in Teens with Type 1 Diabetes: A Researcher’s Journey
Jill Weissberg-Benchell, PhD, CDE
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Northwestern University

11:30 am – SNARE-ing Functional Beta Cell Mass
Debbie C. Thurmond, PhD
Department ofPediatrics
Indiana University School of Medicine

12:15 pm – Lunch and poster session

2:30 pm – Awards for posters
Eight prizes of $100

About Matt Wood (507 Articles)
Matt Wood is a senior science writer at the University of Chicago Medicine and nonfiction editor for Another Chicago Magazine.
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