11th Annual Midwest Islet Club

Hosted at Washington University in St. Louis

When

May 14-15, 2018

Where

Eric P. Newman Education Center
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

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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 March 30, 2018. Please register here for $225. Please note our cancellation policy!

Abstract Submission

Abstracts are due by March 30, 2018. Click here to submit an abstract.

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Hotel & Venue

The conference will be held at the Eric P. Newman Education Center, located at 320 S. Euclid Avenue on the Washington University School of Medicine campus. Hotel options are provided below.

Keynote Lecture

Conference Schedule

The meeting will start with lunch at 12 noon, and the scientific sessions at 2.00 pm on Day 1, and conclude following the banquet dinner on Day 2.

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.

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Supporters


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

Hotel

Comfortable and affordable amenities

If you are seeking a roommate, please email us your name and gender. We will try to facilitate connections between attendees seeking roommates.

Option 1 - The Parkway Hotel

About the hotel

The Parkway Hotel

4550 Forest Park Ave

St. Louis, MO 63108

Hotel reservation website

 

Reservations and information

This hotel is walking distance to the meeting location.

Reserve at the $148 (double) or $143 (single) conference rate via this link. Please use this link to reserve your room or call the hotel main line 314-256-7777 and ask for group number 8423.

There are a limited number of double rooms available; reservations should be made as soon as possible to guarantee your room preference.

Reservation deadline: April 23rd, 2018.

 

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Option 3 - Hampton Inn & Suites St. Louis at Forest Park

About the hotel

Hampton Inn & Suites St. Louis at Forest Park

525 West Johnson Street

Saint Louis, Missouri 63110

Hotel reservation website

 

Additional details

This hotel is a 10-minute car ride to the meeting location.

Reserve at the $144 (double) or $144 (single) conference rate via this link.

There are a limited number of double rooms available; reservations should be made as soon as possible to guarantee your room preference.

Reservation deadline: April 15th, 2018.

 

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Option 2 - Home2 Suites by Hilton St. Louis/Forest Park

About the hotel

Home2 Suites by Hilton St. Louis/Forest Park

920 S. Taylor Avenue

St Louis, Missouri 63110

Hotel reservation website

 

Additional details

This hotel is walking distance to the meeting location.

Reserve at the $149 (double) or $139 (single) conference rate via this link.

There are a limited number of double rooms available; reservations should be made as soon as possible to guarantee your room preference.

Reservation deadline: April 16th, 2018.

 

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On behalf of the MIC Organizing Committee:


Alan D. Attie, PhD; John Corbett, PhD; George K. Gittes, MD; Raghu Mirmira, MD, PhD; Colin G. Nichols, PhD; Louis Philipson, MD, PhD; Leslie S. Satin, PhD; Anath Shalev, MD; and Roland W. Stein, PhD (Chair)

MIC 2018 WUSM Program Planning Committee:


Colin Nichols, PhD (Chair) ; Maria Remedi, PhD (Co-Chair) ; Paula Reynolds (Administrator)