Diabetes: Glucose Control and Beyond (J5)

Meeting Type External
Start Date 1/27/2020
End Date 1/31/2020
Location Santa Fe, New Mexico
Url External Info
Purpose Modern technology has created a favorable climate for the “perfect metabolic
storm”. Triggered by lifestyle habits that promote overnutrition and inactivity,
Westernized societies are experiencing epidemic rates of obesity and its
attendant co-morbidities. Foremost among these is type 2 diabetes mellitus,
which is projected to reach a global prevalence of 10% by the year 2045. This
grim epidemiological forecast has inspired intense efforts to unravel the
molecular mechanisms that link positive energy balance to glucose intolerance
and metabolic decline. This Diabetes meeting will assemble international leaders
and rising stars in diverse biomedical disciplines with common interests in
understanding and combatting cardiometabolic diseases. The program showcases new
insights into the molecular underpinnings of obesity-induced dysfunction of the
major peripheral organs that coordinate energy flux and glucose control:
skeletal and cardiac muscles, the pancreas, adipose tissue, the liver and gut.
Thematic emphasis will center on nutrient sensing and signaling, inter-organ
crosstalk, mechanisms of insulin resistance, mitochondrial bioenergetics, islet
biology and genetics of diabetes. A major goal of the meeting is to provide a
forum that encourages interactions between basic and translational scientists at
all career levels to critically evaluate recent advances and current
controversies. Opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions will be further
enhanced by the concurrent meeting on Islet Biology: From Gene to Cell to
Micro-Organ. This meeting will consider metabolism in relation to islet
function, in addition to studies of islet cell plasticity and differentiation.
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