12th Annual Midwest Islet Club

Hosted by the University of Michigan

When

May 19-20, 2019

Where

University of Michigan Museum of Art
525 S State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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of exciting and collaborative engagement!

The goal is to foster greater communication and interaction between pancreatic islet cell biology investigators within the Midwest region. The meeting will be composed of both senior and junior investigators, with exclusively students, postdoctoral fellows and newly independent investigators serving as speakers. The exception is the keynote talk established in memory of the late Dr. Paul Lacy, who pioneered pancreatic islet isolation and transplantation in St. Louis.

Registration

Registration Deadline is Apr 5th, 2019. Please register here for $225. Starting on April 6th, 2019, late registration will be $275

Abstract Submission

Abstracts are due by April 5, 2019. Click here to submit an abstract.

View abstract submission guidelines

Hotel & Venue

The conference will be held at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, located at 525 S. State St on the University of Michigan Central Campus. Hotel options are listed below and are all within walking distance to the venue. Public parking is also available near the venue on 324 Maynard Street.

Keynote Lecture

Conference Schedule

The meeting will start with lunch at 12 noon and scientific sessions on Day 1 after lunch, and conclude following the banquet dinner on Day 2.

The program schedule will be announced shortly before the meeting date. Stay tuned!

Why is this conference for you?

Presentations selected from submitted abstracts will communicate the latest in cutting-edge pancreatic islet beta-cell research in relevance to both type-1 and -2 diabetes. The hope of the organizing committee is that the participation of the roughly 150 islet investigators will result in greater collaborations among individuals and their supporting groups.

Towards this end, funds have been raised to provide awards for the top three oral and poster presentations given by young investigators, postdoctoral fellows or students.

Meeting Photos

Supporters


We would like to thank our local supporters, regional Diabetes Research Centers , as well as industry and foundation supporters:

Museum of Art


Interested in checking out the exhibits at the University of Michigan Museum of Art? Attractions at the time of the MIC2019 meeting are available here. Importantly - galleries are open on Saturday May 18th and Sunday May 19th until 5PM. Galleries are CLOSED on Monday May 20th.

Hotel & Travel

Comfortable and affordable amenities

Ann Arbor is accessible via a short drive from the Detroit Metro International Airport (DTW) as well as via Amtrak. There are several ground transportation options from DTW to Ann Arbor including Michigan Flyer-AirRide bus, shuttles, taxi cabs, and rideshare services. If you would like help finding a roommate, please contact Christina Clay.

Option 1 - The Graduate

About the hotel

The Graduate

615 East Huron Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Hotel reservation website

 

Reservations and information

This hotel is within walking distance of the meeting location.

Reserve at the conference rate of $179 online via this link or call 800-666-8693 or 734-769-2200 and mention the Midwest Islet Club group.

Reservation deadline: April 19, 2019

 

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Option 3 - The Inn at the Michigan League

About the hotel

The Inn at the Michigan League

911 N. University

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1265

Hotel reservation website

 

Additional details

This hotel is within walking distance of the meeting location.

Reserve at the conference rate of $165 (one person) or $175 (two people) online using code MIC2019 or call 734-764-3177 and mention the Midwest Islet Club group.

Reservation deadline: April 19, 2019. Very limited number of rooms available.

One parking pass per room is included. A $5.50 food coupon is provided each night to be used in one of the Michigan League food establishments.

 

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Option 2 - The Bell Tower

About the hotel

Bell Tower Hotel

300 S. Thayer Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Hotel reservation website

 

Additional details

This hotel is within walking distance of the meeting location.

Reserve at the conference rate of $174 online using code 341664 or call 800-562-3559 or 734-769-3010 and mention the Midwest Islet Club group.

Reservation deadline: April 19, 2019. Limited number of rooms available.

Parking is $20 per day. Breakfast is included.

 

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On behalf of the MIC Organizing Committee:


Alan D. Attie, Ph.D. · Dawn B. Davis M.D., Ph.D. · Hengjiang Dong, Ph.D · Carmella Evans-Molina M.D., Ph.D. · Maureen Gannon Ph.D. · George K. Gittes, M.D. · Raghu Mirmira, MD, Ph.D. · Colin G. Nichols, Ph.D. · Louis Philipson, M.D., Ph.D. · Maria Remedi, Ph.D. · Leslie S. Satin, Ph.D. · Anath Shalev, M.D. · Scott Soleimanpour M.D. · Roland W. Stein, Ph.D. (Chair)

MIC 2019 at the University of Michigan Planning Committee:


Scott A. Soleimanpour, M.D. (Chair) · Brigid Gregg, M.D. · Stephen C.J. Parker, Ph.D. · Leslie S. Satin, Ph.D. · Christina Clay (Administrator)