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Diabetes Symposium

The Indiana University Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases aims to expand and integrate research in diabetes, obesity and metabolic diseases. Launched in 2014, the annual Diabetes Symposium is a key component in serving this mission.

At the annual event, nearly 200 attendees are immersed in an enriched learning environment that celebrates the latest in scientific discovery. The symposium presents unique opportunities to learn from nationally recognized experts, discuss recent scientific breakthroughs and forge relationships with potential collaborators.

Attend the Symposium on Friday, August 4, 2023, at the NCAA Hall of Champions!

The deadline to register online has passed. On-site registration is available, but lunch will not be included.

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Keynote Speakers

Each year, the symposium welcomes two renowned experts to present on the latest developments in their areas of expertise. This year's speakers are Alan D. Attie, PhD, professor of biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Sonia Caprio, MD, professor of pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine.

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Poster Session

The annual poster session is an enriching opportunity to explore the latest updates from CDMD scientists. Students, trainees, staff and postdoctoral researchers in the CDMD community present developments from their laboratories on topics ranging from clinical research, diabetes education, islet biology, neuroscience, physiology, metabolism and more.

Guidelines and Resources

  • Register for the Symposium

    The online registration deadline for the 9th Annual Symposium has passed but on-site registration will be available the day of the event.

    If registering on-site, please visit the registration table upon arrival at the NCAA Hall of Champions. Lunch is not included with on-site registration.   

  • Abstract guidelines
    The abstract submission deadline for the 9th Annual Symposium was June 16, 2023, at 5 pm EST.

    Abstracts are limited to 300 words, excluding title, authors, and affiliations. All abstracts should be submitted as a Word document. Abstracts that are larger than 300 words will not be accepted. View guidelines for writing an abstract for recommendations on how to write an abstract.

    General Formatting:
    • Please use Microsoft Word to create and submit your abstract
    • Margins: 1” margins
    • Font: Arial in 11pt 
    • Left justify all text
    • No tab at the beginning of a paragraph
    • Do not write text in all capital letters
    • Single line spacing
    • Structured or unstructured formats are acceptable

    Abstracts are to be in one of the following categories:
    • Metabolism/Physiology
    • Clinical Research
    • Islet Biology/Pancreas
    • Immunology
    • Neuroscience
    • Other (if other, please explain)

    If you are a trainee submitting an abstract, please indicate on the registration form whether you are willing to present in the Oral Abstracts Session. If you select “no,” your abstract will be evaluated for poster presentation. A total of 20 abstracts will be selected for the Oral Presentations session.


    If you experience problems with your abstract submission, please contact Shari Parker ( Please do not submit a new abstract. 


For additional information or questions about the symposium, contact program coordinator Shari Parker at
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2022 CDMD Symposium Speaker