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1st Annual UW-Madison Diabetes Research Day

February 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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This exciting symposium will promote diabetes research across campus and introduce the Diabetes Research Accelerator for Wisconsin (DRAW) biobank and database, a new resource recently funded by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation’s UW2020 Initiative to support diabetes research.

The event will kick off with a plenary presentation by Dr. Alvin Powers, Director of the Vanderbilt Diabetes Center and Chief of the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism at Vanderbilt University.  Dr. Powers’ research on type 1 and type 2 diabetes focuses on pancreatic islet biology, development, and function.

A Research Showcase follows, with the goal of facilitating new connections and collaborations across the UW-Madison diabetes research community.  Principal investigators and their teams will share short descriptions of their diabetes-related research programs.  The day will wrap up with a poster session in the Health Sciences Learning Center Atrium.

If you are interested in sharing your research program during the Research Showcase, please send an email with a brief program description to diabetesresearchbiobank@wisc.edu by December 15, 2018.

If you are interested in presenting during the poster session, please submit an abstract at https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dd4K0WdimoXbM4R by February 1, 2019 (NEW DEADLINE).

For any questions, please contact our research team at diabetesresearchbiobank@wisc.edu.

Diabetes Research Day made possible thanks to generous support from the UW Madison Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology; the UW Madison Integrated Program in Endocrinology (iPEND); the Morgridge Institute for Research; and the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR).


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The inaugural UW-Madison Diabetes Research Day is Tuesday February 19, 2019. The goal of the event is to highlight the breadth of innovative diabetes research across campus and to promote a new diabetes research initiative called the Diabetes Research Accelerator for Wisconsin (DRAW). We invite submission of abstracts for presentation at the Diabetes Research Day poster session from any UW-Madison investigator with a focus on diabetes and/or diabetes-related molecular pathways or disease processes. Diabetes Research Day is an ideal venue for Junior faculty and those with new or emerging interest in diabetes research to be introduced to the diabetes research community at the UW-Madison. Investigators with novel techniques or technology that may be applicable to diabetes research are also invited to submit their work. Abstracts previously submitted to national meetings or recently published are welcome.

Although our goal is to include every submitted abstract in the poster session, space is limited to 60 posters. As a result, all abstract submissions will be reviewed by members of the DRAW Committee using the following criteria:

  • The final program should represent a panoramic view of research at UW-Madison: Multiple submissions from investigators and laboratories are encouraged; however, the committee will seek to include abstracts representing the diversity of diabetes research across campus.
  • The final program should include basic, clinical, translational, and public health research: In line with the DRAW mission, the intent of the Diabetes Research Day is to include presentations across the entirety of the research spectrum.

The abstract submission form is provided on Qualtrics. The abstract must be 3000 characters or less. Longer abstracts will not be accepted.

The lead author of each submission will be contacted by the DRAW Committee regarding the disposition of their abstract. Detailed instructions on the poster size requirements and location will be provided at that time. Principal investigators may be invited to orally present a short synopsis of their research at a faculty showcase to be held before the poster session.

Please NOTE: The poster session will be from 11:30 to 1:00 and will run concurrent with lunch. At least one presenting author should be present at the poster for the duration of the poster session.




February 19, 2019
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC)
750 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705 United States
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