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Australian Islet Study group meeting

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The Australian Islet Study group meeting will focus on findings in islet development, physiology, pathophysiology, genetics and metabolism that may lead to the discovery and development of new treatments and/or a cure for diabetes.

Event details

The meeting will start with a plenary on Friday evening and continue all-day Saturday with a mix of invited speakers and talks selected from abstract submissions. Morning tea and lunch will be provided on Saturday 2 September.

1 - 2 September 2017
5 pm Friday; 9 am to 4 pm Saturday
Harry Perkins Institute, 6 Verdun St, Nedlands WA 6009
Researchers: $150 | Students: $75 | Speaker or Organiser: $0

Registrations close 18 August 2017.
Abstracts to be submitted by 18 August 2017 to Andrea Johnson.

Keynote speakers

Glucagon secretion: the alpha cell in health and disease

Professor Patrik Rorsman, University of Oxford, UK

The beta cell in health and type 2 diabetes

Professor Michele Solimena, Universitaetsklinikum Dresden, Germany

Invited speakers

Novel roles of lipid oversupply on beta cell adaptation and failure

Professor Trevor Biden

Failure of the adaptive unfolded protein response during progression of type 2 diabetes

Associate Professor Ross Laybutt

Professor Sof Andrikopoulos

Dr Vance Matthews

Professor Marco Falasca

Dr Andrew Sutherland

Organising committee

Professor Philip Newsholme

Associate Professor Cyril Mamotte

Professor Marco Falasca

Dr Kevin Keane

Dr Rodrigo Carlessi

Image: Pancreatic islet
Photographer: Rodrigo Carlessi