Diabetes: Innovations, Outcomes and Personalized Therapies

Meeting Type External
Start Date 3/3/2019
End Date 3/7/2019
Location Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
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Purpose Diabetes remains a public health challenge of epidemic proportions. Modern
treatment algorithms are evolving to recommend higher focus on personalized
approaches to diabetes care. However, as diabetes remains a disease
characterized by excess elevation of a plasma biomarker, glucose, further
refinement of our understanding of the disease and its comorbidities is required
to provide optimal guidance for precision medicine. Advancement of research
technologies and the ability to handle large data sets have enabled systems
biology approaches to unravel different etiologies and pathophysiological
consequences of diabetes. Future diabetes discovery efforts will focus on
pairing knowledge about genetic risk and environmental triggers of diabetes
associated pathologies. Using deep phenome characterization and molecular
network analyses diabetes researchers will be able to launch modern
translational approaches to diabetes care innovation. The objectives of the
conference are to provide directional guidance for future pressure points of
diabetes care and put emphasis on specific diabetes complications representing
particular unmet needs. Further, forefront discoveries of genetic risk
determinants and their molecular mechanisms will be presented together with
lively debates about the translatability of such insights to novel curative
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