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9th Annual Midwest Islet Club (MIC)

Hosted by the IU Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases


May 18-19, 2016


Joseph E. Walther Hall (R3)
Registration stars at 11:30am, meeting starts at 1pm
IUPUI campus, Indianapolis, Indiana

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Join us for two days
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.


Register for $225.00 before April 18th and $250.00 thereafter. Book your hotel too!

Abstract Submission

Abstracts are due by March 15, 2016. Please see our abstract submission guidelines for details. Submission link to be provided in your registration confirmation email.

Hotel & Venue

Be sure to reserve your room with our conference rate, before April 18th.

Keynote Lecture

Conference Schedule

Download the detailed agenda for the speaker list!

11:30am - 4:00pm

Poster Setup

MS Atrium

11:30am - 2:00pm

Check In & On-site Registration

R3 Atrium

12:00pm - 1:45pm


MS Atrium

1:00pm - 1:30pm

Upload Session I Oral Presentation

R3 203/Auditorium

2:00pm - 2:15pm

Welcome and Introduction

R3 203/Auditorium

2:15pm - 3:30pm

Session I - Building Functional Beta Cell Mass

R3 203/Auditorium

3:30pm - 3:50pm

Upload Session II Oral Presentation

R3 203/Auditorium

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Break & Refreshments

R3 Atrium

4:00pm - 5:15pm

Session II - T1D: Triggers and Biomarkers

R3 203/Auditorium

5:30pm - 6:00pm


MS Atrium

6:00pm - 7:00pm


MS Atrium

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Poster Session

MS Atrium



On your own

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


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

Hotel and Venue

Comfortable and affordable amenities

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Sheraton on the City Circle

31 West Ohio Street

Indianapolis, IN, 46204


Additional details

Group rate good until April 18, 2016. The rate is $169/night and includes a buffet breakfast.

Reserve hotel room at block rate

We are working on shuttle service to and from the hotel and will have those details posted shortly.

Conference Venue
Joseph E. Walther Hall (R3)

The conference itself will take place in the Joseph E. Walther Hall (R3) on the IUPUI campus.