Insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells are factories dedicated to produce and secrete impressive amounts of insulin, the only hormone that can decrease circulating glucose levels. Such beta cells are found clustered within the pancreas with other endocrine cells (alpha, delta, PP…). Patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes have an insufficiency in their functional pancreatic beta cell mass. To advance diabetes treatment and to work towards a cure, a better understanding of islet cell development, regeneration, function and how to protect the pancreatic beta cells against autoimmune or metabolic assaults (e.g. obesity, gestation) is required.

The EASD Islet Study Group (ISG) is a group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). ISG organizes yearly scientific meetings that focuse on research into islet biology in diabetes.

The next ISG meeting will take place at IGBMC in Strasbourg, France, from 18th to 20th May 2020 and is organized by Gerard Gradwohl, Philippe Froguel and Raphael Scharfmann.

Topics will include: Islet development, function, regeneration in the context of Diabetes.

Slots are available for short talks selected based on abstracts. The programme includes as well a poster session.


Scientific committee


Dr Raphaël ScharfmannDr Raphaël Scharfmann
Institut Cochin, Paris


Dr Philippe Froguel Dr Philippe Froguel
Metabolic functional (epi)genomics and molecular mechanisms involved in type 2 diabetes and related diseases, Lille


GGRadwohl Dr Gérard Gradwohl
IGBMC, Strasbourg



Administrative assistant

France Chivaille chivaill@igbmc.fr




Registration deadline
March 4th 2020


Abstract submission deadline

(short talks & posters)

March 4th 2020


Participants with selected abstract will be notified by
March 19th 2020


Payment deadline
March 19th 2020

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