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Diabetes Conference for Professionals

January 20, 2017




This is not a Diabetes Ireland Event

3U Research                DCU NUI Maynooth RCSI

Current challenges in diabetes research

January 20th, 2017, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

08:30               Registration

09:00               Official opening

Dr. Ruth Davis 3U Partnership, Dr. Donal O’Gorman, 3U Diabetes Partnership


09:30               Session 1. Chair: Dr Jan Rigby, Dept of Medical Geography, Maynooth University

Update on National Clinical Programme for Diabetes

Dr. Sean Dinneen, National Clinical Lead in Diabetes, National University of Ireland, Galway.


10:00               Towards a Geography of Type 2 Diabetes in Ireland: the potential of using a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) approach!

Prof Adrian Moore, Head of the School of Environmental Sciences, Ulster University, Coleraine


10:50               Coffee

                                    11:10               Session 2. Chair: Dr. Maria Byrne, Consultant Endocrinologist, Mater University Hospital, Dublin.Moving toward precision medicine for Diabetes.Prof Judith Fradkin, Director, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, NIDDK, National Institute for Health, Baltimore, Maryland.  12:10               Endocannabinoids in metabolic liver disease: a personalized approach.

Dr. Josephine Egan, Chief, Diabetes Section, National Institute of Aging, Baltimore, USA.


13:00               Lunch 


13.30               Session 3. Chair:  Dr Eoin O’Sullivan, Consultant Endocrinologist, Bons Secours Hospital, Cork.

                                Energy turnover as a target to improve muscle insulin resistance?

Patrick Schrauwen, Department of Human Biology and Movement Sciences, NUTRIM School for Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism, Maastricht University,The Netherlands


14.20               Circadian (dys) regulation of brown adipose tissue function

Dr. Sander Kooijman, Dept of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Leiden University, The Netherlands and Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, UK.


15:10               Coffee


15:30               Session 4. Chair: Prof. Finbarr O’Harte, Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Ulster University, Coleraine

                        Signalling pathways in the gut-endocrine axis

Dr. Fiona Gribble, Metabolic Research Laboratories, Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of  Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK


16:20               Dietary priorities for diabetes: from controversy to consensus.

Dr Nita Forouhi, MRC Nutritional Epidemiology Programme, University of Cambridge, UK


17:10               Meeting Close:           Dr. Donal O’Gorman


January 20, 2017