DAY 1 | Thursday April 15

0800 - 1700 [EDT] Virtual Poster Viewing
Concurrent with speaker discussions
0800 - 0900 [EDT] The Discovery of Insulin


  • Dr. Bernard Zinman
  • Dr. Ruth Gimeno
  • Dr. Peter Kurtzhals
  • Dr. Sandra Silvestri


  • Dr. Daniel Drucker
  • Dr. Gillian Hawker
0900 - 0940 [EDT] Advances in Beta Cell and Islet Autoimmunity


  • Dr. Jayne Danska
  • Dr. Decio L. Eizirik
  • Dr. Alice Long
  • Dr. Pere Santamaria


  • Faculty: Dr. Diane Wherrett
  • Faculty: Dr. Minna Woo
0940 - 1020 [EDT] The Use of Insulin in the Real World


  • Dr. John Buse
  • Dr. Irl Hirsch
  • Dr. Jean Claude Mbanya
  • Dr. Hannele Yki-Järvinen

Potential Chairs:

  • Trainee: Dr. Sara Campbell
  • Faculty: Dr. Jackie James
1020 - 1100 [EDT] Insulin Delivery: Special Situations


  • Dr. Denice Feig
  • Dr. Stewart Harris
  • Dr. David Maahs
  • Dr. Guillermo Umpierrez

Potential Chairs:

  • Faculty: Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe
1100-1140 [EDT] The Diabetologia Hypoglycemia Symposium


  • Dr. Stephanie Amiel
  • Dr. Sabrino Diano
  • Dr. Chantal Mathieu
  • Dr. Rory McCrimmon Dundee

Potential Chairs:

  • Trainee: Dr. Vikas Srinivasan Sridhar
  • Faculty: Dr. Sally Marshall
1140 - 1240 [EDT] Trainee Award Winners Graduate Students

Moderator: Dr. Patricia Brubaker

Grad Student – Basic Science

  1. (1140-1155) Upregulation Of Cytosolic Reducing Signaling Through Senp1 Is Required For  Beta-cell Functional Compensation To Short-term High Fat Diet – Haopeng Lin, Kunimasa Suzuki, Nancy Smith, Xi Li, Lisa Nalbach, Sonia Fuentes, Aliya F Spigelman, Xiaoqing Dai, Austin Bautista, Mourad Ferdaoussi, Saloni Aggarwal, Andrew R Pepper, Emmanuel Ampofo, Leticia P Roma, Wen-hong Li, Patrick E MacDonald*
  2. (1155-1210) Gut-liver B Cells Promote The Development Of Obesity-associated Insulin Resistance And Metabolic Disease – Saad Khan, Helen Luck, Fanta Barrow, Xavier S. Revelo*, Daniel A. Winer*

Grad Student – Clinical

  1. (1210-1225) Ketogenesis And Ketone Excretion Before And After Short-term Empagliflozin Use In Type 1 Diabetes – Daniel Scarr, Erik Lovblom1, Daniel Montemayor, Hongping Ye, Hongyan Liu, Yuliya Lytvyn, Kumar Sharma, David Z.I. Cherney, Bruce A. Perkins
  2. (1125-1240) Prediction Of Future Diabetic Neuropathy Using Corneal Confocal Microscopy: A Longitudinal Diagnostic Multinational Consortium Study – Leif Erik Lovblom, Evan J.H. Lewis, Vera Bril, Maryam Ferdousi, Andrej Orszag, Katie Edwards, Nicola Pritchard, Anthony Russell, Cirous Dehghani, Daniele Pacaud, Kenneth Romanchuk, Jean K. Mah, Maria Jeziorska, Andrew Marshall, Roni M. Shtein, Rodica Pop-Busui, Stephen I. Lentz, Mitra Tavakoli, Andrew J.M. Boulton, Nathan Efron, Rayaz A. Malik, Bruce A. Perkins.
1240 - 1340 [EDT] CIHR Trainee Award Winners Postdocs

Moderator: Dr. Tony. Lam

Post Doc – Basic Science

  1. (1240-1255) Microvessels Support Engraftment And Functionality Of Hesc-derived Pancreatic Progenitors And Human Islets In Diabetes Models – Yasaman Aghazadeh, Frankie Poon, Farida Sarangi, Xuetao Sun, Rupal Hatkar, Sara Nunes Vasconcelos, Maria Cristina Nostro
  2. (1255-1310) Sex And Insulin Resistance Define A Human Cell Autonomous Supernetwork Of Protein Phosphorylation – Nida Haider, Jasmin Lebastchi, Ashok Kumar Jayavelu, Thiago M. Batista, Hui Pan, Jonathan M. Dreyfuss, Ivan Carcamo-Orive, Joshua W. Knowles, Matthias Mann, C. Ronald Kahn.

Post Doc – Clinical

  1. (1310-1325) The Simplicit1 Study: Hepatoselective Glucokinase Activation Via Ttp399 For The Treatment Of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus – Klara R. Klein, Jennifer L. R. Freeman, Imogene Dunn, Chris Dvergsten, M. Sue Kirkman, John B. Buse, and Carmen Valcarce
  2. (1325-1340) A physical Activity And Nerve Structure And Function In Patients With Longstanding Type 1 Diabetes – Evan J. H. Lewis, Leif E. Lovblom, Sebastien Lanctot, Marina Cardinez, Daniel Scarr, Genevieve Boulet, Alanna Weisman, Julie A. Lovshin, Yuliya Lytvyn, Hillary A. Keenan, Michael H. Brent, Narinder Paul, Vera Bril, David Z.I. Cherney, Bruce A. Perkins
1400 - 1530 [EDT] The Future of Therapies for Diabetes and Beyond

DAY 2 | Friday April 16

0800-1230 [EDT] Virtual Poster Viewing

Concurrent with speaker discussions.

0830 - 0910 [EDT] All About Insulin: From the Gene to Stem Cells to the Receptor


  • Dr. Graeme I. Bell
  • Dr. Ronald Kahn
  • Dr. Doug Melton
  • Dr. Michael A. Weiss


  • Trainee: Dr. Shohinee Sarma
  • Faculty: Dr. Sara Nunes Vasconcelos
0910 - 0950 [EDT] Insulin Signaling in Health and Disease


  • Dr. Allan Cherrington
  • Dr. George King
  • Dr. Amira Klip
  • Dr. Richard Coward


  • Trainee: Dr. Adriana Migliorini
  • Faculty: Dr. Vincent Poitout
0950 - 1030 [EDT] Modern Insulin Delivery


  • Dr. Bruce Perkins
  • Dr. Roman Hovorka
  • Dr. Dana Lewis
  • Dr. Steven J. Russell


  • Post Doc: Dr. Calvin Ke
  • Faculty: Dr. Gillian Booth
1030 - 1110 [EDT] The Future Therapy of Type 1 Diabetes


  • Dr. David Nathan
  • Dr. James Shapiro
  • Dr. Kevan Herold
  • Dr. Matthias von Herrath
  • Dr. Carla Greenbaum


  • Trainee: Dr. Yasaman Aghazadeh
  • Faculty: Dr. Andrew Advani
1110 - 1210 [EDT] CIHR-INMD - Insulin100 New Investigator Partnership Prize **BBDC

Moderators: Dr. Norman Rosenblum 

CIHR-INMD – Insulin100 New Investigator Partnership Prize in Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Discovery of Insulin

Early Career – Basic Science

  1. (1110-1125) Identification Of An Epi-stable Subpopulation Of Beta Cells Regulated By Overnutrition – Steven J. Millership, Sanjay Khadayate, Dominic J. Withers, Guy A. Rutter
  2. (1125-1140) Beta-cell Mir-125b Targets Mitochondrial And Lysosomal Genes To Control Glucose Homeostasis – Rebecca Cheung* ,Grazia Pizza*, Pauline Chabosseau, Marie-Sophie Nguyen-Tu,Delphine Rolando, Alejandra Tomas, Thomas Burgoyne,  Anna Salowska, Piero Marchetti, James Shapiro, Lorenzo Piemonti, Isabelle Leclerc, Kei Sakamoto, David M. Smith, Guy A. Rutter and Aida Martinez-Sanchez *Co-first authors

Early Career – Clinical

  1. (1140-1155) Validation Of The Classification For Type 2 Diabetes Into Five Subgroups: A Report From The Origin Trial – Marie Pigeyre, Sibylle Hess, Maria F. Gomez, Olof Asplund, Leif Groop, Guillaume Paré, Hertzel Gerstein
  2. (1155-1210) Combined Associations Of Work And Leisure Time Physical Activity On Incident Diabetes Risk – Aviroop Biswas, PhD, Mahée Gilbert-Ouimet PhD, Cameron A. Mustard Sc.D, Richard H. Glazier MD, MPH, Peter M. Smith, PhD
1210 - 1230 [EDT] Symposium Close & Final Thoughts

Dr. Daniel Drucker

1210 - 1230 [EDT] Symposium Close & Final Thoughts

Dr. Daniel Drucker