Program

 

Sunday, July 06 

OPENING SESSIONS 

 GUEST LECTURE BY NOBEL LAUREATE DR. CHALFIE 

08:30-10:00am           

Registration and poster mounting (Lobby)

10:00-10:30 am

Piano recital, Beste Ozdemir, Student. School of Medicine, Maltepe University (Lobby)

10:30-11:30 pm

(Istanbul Hall)

                                                                                                    

Opening Remarks 

President of Maltepe University 

Dean of Medicine at Maltepe University;

Organisation remarks and the meeting overview:

Ranan Aktas, MD. Maltepe University, Turkey

Mahasin Osman, PhD. Brown University, USA

11:30-12:30 pm 

(Istanbul Hall)

Opening Lecture

2008 Nobel Laureate

Martin Chalfie, PhD. Columbia University, USA

“GFP: Lighting up the Life”

12:30-1:30 pm

)                                                                                                    Lunch-

Teras Restaurant  )

"BEST 10 SUGAR DIRECTORS" Winners of the short movies about Diabetes (Turkish)Erdal İnönü Hall)

 

 

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN DIABETES AND CANCER

 

MODERATORS

1:30-5:45 pm

ISTANBUL HALL

Atilla Buyukgebiz, MD

Former President of the European Society of Pediatric Endocrinology,

Former President of the Aegean Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Society

İstanbul, Turkey

 

Tuncay Delibaşı, MD

Executive Committee Member of Hacettepe Technopolis

President of Ankara Diabetes Association

Hacettepe University, Turkey

1:30- 2:15 pm

 

 

 

Diabetes and Cancer- the Problem of Reverse Causality and Missing Links

David Whitcomb, MD PhD. University of Pittsburg, USA

2:15-2:30 pm 

 

Discussion

2:30-3:15 pm

 

 

New-onset Diabetes: A Clue to the Early Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Suresh Chari, MD. FACG. Mayo Clinic, USA

3:15-3:30 pm

 

Discussion

3:30-3:45

Coffee break (Akdeniz Hall)

3:45-4:30 pm

 

 

 

Islet Inflammation, a causal link between diabetes and pancreatic cancer?

Peter Butler, MD. University of California Los Angeles, USA

4:30-4:45 pm

 

Discussion

4:45-5:30 pm

 

 

Role of TNF-Related Apoptosis-Inducing Ligand (TRAIL) in Diabetes

                                    Ahter Sanlioglu , PhD, Akdeniz University, Turkey

5:30-5:45 pm

 

Discussion

6:00-7:15 pm

"SWEET 16" A documentary film of a teen perspective on Type I Diabetes diagnosis

8:00-10:00  pm 

Opening Dinner 

 

Monday, July 07

MECHANISMS IN DIABETES DEVELOPMENT

 

MODERATORS

9:00-12:15 am

ISTANBUL HALL

Orhan Turken, MD

Head of Oncology Department , Maltepe University, Turkey

 

Bayram Yılmaz, PhD

General Secretary of Federation of Eurpean Physiology Societies

Yeditepe University, Turkey

9:00- 9:45 am

 

 

Complications of Diabetes: chronic kidney disease (CKD) and diabetic nephropathy. 

M. Akif Buyukbese, MD. Dunyadiabet, Dunyagoz Hospitals Group, Turkey

9:45-10:00 am

 

Discussion

10:00-10:15

Coffee Break (Akdeniz Hall)

10:15-11:00 am

 

 

Role of metabolism in the onset of DNA replication

Slavica Tudzarova-Trajkovska, PhD. University College London, England 

11:00-11:15 am

 

Discussion

11:15-12:00 am

 

 

Role of signal dynamics in the link between type 2 diabetes and cancer?

                                    Mahasin Osman, PhD. Brown University, USA

12:00- 12:15 am

 

Discussion

12:15-1:00 am

Lunch (Teras Restaurant)

 "BEST 10 SUGAR DIRECTORS" Winners of the short movies about Diabetes (Turkish) (Erdal İnönü Hall)

MODERATORS

1:00-4:15

ISTANBUL HALL

Mahasin Osman, PhD

International Affairs Committee Member, ASCB

Brown University, USA

Ranan Gülhan Aktaş, MD

International Affairs Committee Member, ASCB

Maltepe University, Turkey

1:00-1:45 pm

 

 

 

Chronic Pancreatitis, Type 3c Diabetes, and Pancreatic Cancer Risk

David Whitcomb, MD PhD. University of Pittsburg, USA 

 

1:45-2:00 pm

 

Discussion

2:00-2:45 pm

 

 

Mechanism(s) of pancreatic cancer-induced diabetes

            Suresh Chari, MD. FACG. Mayo Clinic, USA

2:45 -3:00 pm

 

Discussion

3:00-3:15 pm

Coffee Break (Akdeniz Hall)

3:15-4:00 pm

 

 

Modulation of sensory mechanoreceptor neurons in C. elegans by insulin and other signals.

Martin Chalfie, PhD. Columbia University, USA

4:00- 4:15 pm

 

Discussion

4:15-5:30  pm      

Poster Presentations

5:30-8:00 pm

 

“A special tour to one of the best research centers in Europe, housing state-ofthe-art microscopes wi cutting-edge technology” by Zeiss:

Demonstration of the following microscopes at Regenerative and Medical Research Center at Medipol University:

PALM MicroBeam : Laser Microdissection Microscope

CellObserver SD : Spinning disk Confocal Microscope

LSM 7MP: Laser Scanning Multiphoton Microscope

LSM 780: Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope with MultiPhoton Unit

P.S.:Shuttles transport from the convention center will be arranged. Please sign up in advance for the opportunity to join this tour. 

 

           

Tuesday, July 8

GLP-1 BASED THERAPY: GOOD OR BAD? 

MODERATORS

9:00-12:15 am

ISTANBUL HALL

Halil Kutlu Erol, MD

Center for Obesity, Diabetes, and Thyroid,, Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey

Fatma Bahar Sunay, MD

School of Medicine, Balıkesir University, Turkey

9:00-9:45 am

 

 

GLP-1 based therapy for diabetes and thyroid cance

M. Akif Buyukbese, MD. Dunyadiabet, Dunyagoz Hospitals Group, Turkey

9:45-10:00 am

 

Discussion

10:00-10:15 am

Coffee Break (Akdeniz Hall)

10:15-11:00 am

 

 

Incretin based gene therapy for diabetes treatment

Salih Sanlioglu, VMD, PhD, Akdeniz University,  Turkey

11:00-11:15 am

 

Discussion

11:15-12:00 am

 

 

GLP-1 based therapy and the exocrine pancreas, accelerated dysplasia and cancer?

Peter Butler, MD. University of California Los Angeles,USA

 

12:00-12:15 am

 

Discussion

12:15-1:00 pm

 

Lunch (Teras Restaurant)

"BEST 10 SUGAR DIRECTORS" Winners of the short movies about Diabetes (Turkish) (Erdal İnönü Hall)

1:00-1:30 pm

 

Recent Technologies in the Lab: A Session by Elips

STEM CELLS AND TUMOR DIFFERENTIATION, POTENTIAL FOR THERAPY?

MODERATORS

1:30-3:45 am

ISTANBUL HALL

Kürşad Türkşen, PhD

Editor-in-Chief, Stem, Cell Reviews and Reports
Editor-in-Chief Stem, Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Book Series Associate Editor, Molecular Biotechnology University of Ottawa, Canada

Güler Öztürk, MD

Director of Physiology Department, Maltepe University, Turkey

1:30-2:15 pm 

 

Immunosuppresive and anti-apoptotic properties of pancreatic islet derived stem cells

Erdal Karaoz, PhD, Kocaeli University, Turkey

2:15-2:30 pm

          

Discussion

2:30-3:15 pm

 

 

Can a cancer cell turn into a normal cell?

Dr. Ranan Gulhan Aktas, MD, Maltepe University, Turkey

 

3:15-3:30 pm

 

Discussion

3:30-3:45 pm

Coffee Break (Akdeniz Hall)

OPPORTUNITIES FOR FUNDING AND TRAINING ABROAD 

ISTANBUL HALL

3:45-4: 30 pm

 

Training, Funding Opportunities and International Collaborations for graduates, postdoctoral and junior faculty

Bilge Guvenc Tuna, PhD, Maltepe University, Turkey

Zeynep Arzıman Büyükboduk, PhD., TUBITAK, Turkey

TUBITAK, EMBO, Maltepe University, David Whitcomb, Suresh Chari, Peter Butler, Mahasin Osman, Ranan Gulhan Aktas, Salih Sanlioglu, Ahter Sanlioglu, Akif Buyukbese, Erdal Karaoz

4:30-5:00 pm

 

Free Time with the speakers / Round tables 

5:00-6:00 pm

 

Closing Remarks and Summary: What have we learnt? Poster Awards

8:00- 11:00 pm

Closing dinner: Cruise on Bosphorus (It starats at Beylerbeyi)