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2013 Midwest Islet Club (MIC) Conference in Ann Arbor!

The University of Michigan is pleased to host the 6th Annual Midwest Islet Club Conference for pancreatic beta cell investigators on Wednesday–Thursday, May 22–23, 2013, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We look forward to having you join us!

NEW! Download the 2013 PROGRAM and ABSTRACT BOOK [PDF format]

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.
(Limited onsite registration will be available at the door on Wednesday, May 22, noon-2:00 pm. To inquire in advance, contact Amy Garber at amyg@umich.edu or (734) 763-0177.)


CONFERENCE LOCATION

A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science
    Research Building (BSRB)

University of Michigan
109 Zina Pitcher Place
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2200


DEADLINES

Registration: January 4–April 15, 2013
Cost: $175 (USD) per person (includes meals)

Late Registration: April 16–May 10, 2013
Cost: $195 (USD) per person (includes $20 late fee)

Hotel room blocks released: Monday, April 22, 2013
(Holiday Inn deadline: Wednesday, May 1, 2013)


CONFERENCE HOURS

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Noon–10:00 p.m.
Begins with check-in, poster set-up, and lunch (noon-2:00 pm) and ends with a buffet supper followed by the poster session.

Thursday, May 23, 2013
8:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
Begins with a continental breakfast, includes lunch, and ends with the 6th Annual Lacy Medal Lecture followed by a dinner banquet and after-party.


ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

The goal of the Midwest Islet Club is to foster greater communication and interaction between pancreatic beta cell biology investigators within the Midwest region. The meeting will be attended by both senior and junior investigators, with a decided focus toward students, postdoctoral fellows, and newly independent investigators serving as speakers. 

Oral and poster presentations will communicate the latest in cutting-edge pancreatic islet beta cell research with relevance to both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The hope of the organizing committee is that the attendance of roughly 150 islet investigators will result in greater collaborations among individuals and their supporting groups.

The Annual Lacy Medal Lecture is a keynote talk awarded to an established islet investigator, which takes place on Thursday evening. The 6th Annual Lacy Medal Lecture will be delivered by Gerold G. Grodsky, Ph.D., from the University of California-San Francisco. The Lacy Medal Lecture is in memory of the late Dr. Paul E. Lacy, who pioneered pancreatic islet isolation and transplantation at Washington University in St. Louis.

 

 

 

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