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SCTR Scientific Retreat - Diabetes and Metabolic Disease Research

Friday, April 20, 2018

Retreat Registration starts at 8:30AM

Retreat Program starts at: 9AM (Program agenda will be available by mid-March)

Location: MUSC Bioengineering Auditorium 110

Registration is FREE BUT REQUIRED.

If you are interested in presenting, please submit an abstract and register by Friday, March 2, 2018*.
If you plan to attend the retreat (without submitting an abstract), please register by Friday, April 6, 2018.

*If you plan to submit more than one abstract, you could do so by registering again.

If you have questions or need to edit/withdraw your information after registering, please contact Ford Simmons at SCTR at, or call 843-792-2994.

Objectives of the Retreat

Our goal is to advance diabetes and metabolic diseases related research in the state by creating an opportunity for researchers to share their current findings, research problems, solutions and opportunities to stimulate new interdisciplinary research collaborations. We specially encourage discussion of specific research questions for which you seek collaborations. Please consider sharing your research in a 15 minute presentation (10 minutes talk with 5 minutes Q&A). Attendees will have an opportunity to apply for the SCTR Pilot Project Program funds to support new collaborations focused on retreat theme related topics.

Keynote Speaker

Desmond A. Schatz, MD
Professor and Associate Chair of Pediatrics
Medical Director of the Diabetes Center
Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Florida
Past President, American Diabetes Association, 2016

Dr. Schatz has been involved in Type 1 Diabetes research since the mid-1980's and has published over 330 manuscripts related to the prediction, natural history, genetics, immunopathogenesis and prevention of the disease as well as the management of children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes.

Keynote Address:

Heterogeneity of Type 1 diabetes: No Longer Can it be Ignored

Hotels, Transportation and Parking

Information provided as a courtesy - it is your responsibility to incur all travel costs

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     - Fulton Lane Inn
     - Wentworth Mansion
     - Kings Courtyard Inn
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