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Friday–Sunday, October 17– 19, 2014

University of MIchigan Health System
North Campus Research Complex
2800 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Lipodystrophy in 2014 Symposium:
Leptin and Beyond

Sponsored by AstraZeneca and ISIS Pharmaceuticals

This year marks a milestone in the history of Lipodystrophy Syndromes as there is now an approved form of therapy for the most severe forms of the disease. In addition, 2014 marks the 20th year after the discovery of leptin. The purpose of this meeting is to come up with a bold research agenda for the next 10 years, with ambitious goals of discovering new disease mechanisms, and developing novel treatments to cover more ground for the unmet medical need.

Friday, November 7, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

(Reception following)

Oliphant-Marshall Auditorium
Kellogg Eye Center
Brehm Tower, ground floor
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Info: (734) 763-3056 or

6th Annual Stefan S. Fajans Lecture in Diabetes, 2014-15:

"The Beta Cell in Type 2 Diabetes: Lessons Starting at the Bedside"

This annual lecture in honor of Dr. Stefan S. Fajans recognizes a renowned diabetes investigator and/or physician who has made significant contributions to the field. This is the first lecture following Dr. Fajans' passing in June 2014 and will include memorial tributes from key collaborators and colleagues.

The 2014-15 Stefan S. Fajans Lecture in Diabetes will be given by Steven E. Kahn, M.B., Ch.B., Professor of Medicinein the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition at University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA.

Saturday, November 8, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel
3200 Boardwalk
Ann Arbor, MI 48108


8th Annual U-M Diabetes Health Fair

  • FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS as time and supplies permit
  • PRESENTATIONS by experts in the field
  • EXHIBITS by UM Health System staff and non-profit services
  • BOOTHS by diabetes medical supply companies
  • ALL TYPES OF DIABETES will be covered: Types 1 and 2, diabetes in pregnancy, and pre-diabetes


For additional scientific events, please see our MEND educational events page.