Islet Society and AISG - 2015 Annual Meeting
It is our greatest pleasure to welcome all delegates to Sydney, Australia during July 19th to July 21st, 2015 for the eighth Annual Meeting, organized this year with the Australian Islet Study Group (AISG), on behalf of the Local Organizing Committee comprising of Drs. Anand Hardikar, Alicia Jenkins, Trevor Biden and Ross Laybutt.
Islet biology involves studies around basic aspects of pancreatic islet development to research in clinical aspects of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Past Islet Society and AISG meetings have focused on the production of beta-cells for research, as well as other aspects of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. We are excited to bring the International Islet Society meeting to Australia for the first time in its 7-year history, including in Scandinavia, North America and South Africa. This meeting represents a unique opportunity to network and exchange knowledge with international colleagues and trainees in an intimate environment. Based on response to the ‘Save-the-date’ email and projections from past Islet Society meetings, we expect attendance of around 200 of the world’s top islet biologists. We are planning three full days of cutting-edge research talks, lively poster discussions, and networking. There will be presentations from established leaders, emerging new investigators, as well as both graduate and post-doctoral trainees. We are planning sessions around many cutting-edge islet biology topics, including but not limited to: pancreas development, islet cell survival, islet fnction, islet cell plasticity and maintenance, islet programming, islets in Diabetes, islet transplantation and clinical trials. We plan to convene an expert working group to issue and publish a statement at the end of the meeting on “Sweet memories: Epigenetic influences of high glucose in islets”, which we hope will help guide the field.
The meeting will start on Sunday (July 19th) afternoon at the auditorium of the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney and will close on July 21, 2015. Poster sessions are planned in The Hub of the Charles Perkins Centre, along with morning / afternoon tea and lunch.
The venue for the Islet beta cell workshop is at NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre laboratories on July 17-18, 2015. There will be a total of 20 places only for this workshop and candidates will be selected based on the abstracts submitted for the meeting. Attendance to this workshop is provided free-of-cost to the selected candidates who have registered for the conference (July 19-21) and will cover all consumables and reagents as well as entry to all workshop talks and training sessions. All applicants applying to attend the workshop will be notified within a week from the abstract submission deadline.
Details of the Banquet / conference dinner will be announced in the coming months. Poster sessions will be moderated and a panel of judges will identify candidates to deliver a short presentation and/or select for the poster awards. Representatives from supportive companies with an interest in islet biology will be available and attending the meeting to provide information to delegates, staff and students.
- Islet cell development
- Islet Biology / physiology
- Immunology of diabetes and T1D
- Obesity and T2D
- Islet transplantation
NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre
University of Sydney - Charles Perkins Centre
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Strand Life Sciences
NSW Government - Trade and Investment
Thermo Fisher Scientific