Researchers will cover topics from the immunology of type 1 diabetes to new advances in type 2 diabetes at the ninth annual Rachmiel Levine Diabetes and Obesity Symposium.
The Advances in Diabetes Biology, Immunology and Cell Therapy meeting, hosted by the Leslie & Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Diabetes & Genetics Research Center and put on in cooperation with The Endocrine Society, spans from March 18 to 21. It will be held at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa in Anaheim, Calif.
More than 50 national and international scientists will speak on topics including islet cell development and regeneration, beta cell survival and death and the genetics of diabetes.
The symposium will feature islet preparation workshops, a special lecture by Arthur Riggs, Ph.D., director emeritus of Beckman Research Institute and chair of the Department of Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases Research, and a dinner presentation. The meeting also will include an oral presentation session that will allow young investigators to present their data, as well as a poster session for young and established investigators.
In addition to Riggs, City of Hope speakers and moderators include Fouad R. Kandeel, M.D., Ph.D., Rama Natarajan, Ph.D., and Samuel Rahbar, M.D., Ph.D., of the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism, and Ismail Al-Abdullah, Ph.D., Kevin Ferreri, Ph.D., Yoko Mullen, M.D., Ph.D., and Ivan Todorov, Ph.D., of the Southern California Islet Cell Resources Center.
Information and registration is available at www.levinesymposium.com or by contacting program coordinator Karen Ramos at email@example.com.