ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
WHAT: The American Diabetes Association's 76th Scientific Sessions, to be held June 10-14 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, is the world's largest scientific meeting focused on diabetes research, prevention and care. During the five-day meeting, attendees receive exclusive access to more than 2,500 original research presentations, participate in provocative and engaging exchanges with leading diabetes experts, and can earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) or Continuing Education (CE) credits for educational sessions. The program is grouped into eight theme areas: Acute and Chronic Complications; Behavioral Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Education and Exercise; Clinical Diabetes/Therapeutics; Epidemiology/Genetics; Immunology/Transplantation; Insulin Action/Molecular Metabolism; Integrated Physiology/Obesity; and Islet Biology/Insulin Secretion.
WHO: The 2016 Scientific Sessions is expected to attract more than 16,000 attendees and offers researchers and health care professionals from around the world the opportunity to share ideas and learn about the significant advances in diabetes research, treatment and care.
KEY SESSIONS: Margaret A. Powers, PhD, RD, CDE, President, Health Care & Education, will deliver her address on Saturday, June 11, and Desmond Schatz, MD, President, Medicine & Science, will present his address on Sunday, June 12.
The Association's 2016 Scientific Achievement Awards and Lectures are:
- Barbara B. Kahn, MD, Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement, the Association's highest honor. Kahn will deliver the Banting Medal Lecture, "Adipose Tissue, Inter-organ Communication, and the Path to T2D," on Sunday, June 12.
- Tamas L. Horvath, DVM, PhD, Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award (OSAA), His OSAA Lecture is titled "Hunger-promoting Hypothalmic Neurons Control System Metabolism and Drive Complex Behaviors and Longevity," and will be presented on Monday, June 13.
- Sheri R. Colberg-Ochs, PhD, FACSM, Outstanding Diabetes Educator, will present her Lecture, "From Froot Loops® to Fitness—My Journey as an Educator and PWD," on Saturday, June 11.
- Edward W. Gregg, PhD, Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology, will deliver his Lecture, "The Changing Tides of the Diabetes Epidemic—Smooth Sailing or Troubled Waters Ahead?" on Sunday, June 12.
ADDITIONAL INFO: The top eight abstracts of this year's Scientific Sessions will be presented on Tuesday, June 14, in the Presidents Oral Session. In total, the 2016 Scientific Sessions includes 378 abstracts in 50 oral sessions, 2,021 poster presentations including 59 moderated poster discussions, and 335 published-only abstracts. Additional scientific research will be presented during 110 Symposia and 9 Professional Interest Group sessions. The 76th Scientific Sessions also includes presence from more than 130 corporate and organizational exhibitors in nearly 100,000 square feet of exhibit space.
MEDIA REGISTRATION: For more information about media registration policies and to apply for media registration, visit the Scientific Sessions Media Information: http://professional.diabetes.org/meetings/media
ON-SITE MEDIA RESOURCES: The News Room in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center will be open to registered media Friday, June 10 – Monday, June 13, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CT, and Tuesday, June 14, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. CT.
The Association will present a schedule of press conference to highlight the top research findings of the meeting. Advance press materials including the press conference schedule will be available to registered press by Monday, June 6. Remote access to the audio for the press conferences will not be available this year. Daily press information, and links to slides and photos from the press conferences will be sent to all registered press each day of the meeting.
All science being presented at the Association's 76th Scientific Sessions (this applies to all information included in the abstract supplement of Diabetes) is embargoed and remains confidential/not for public information or release until the conclusion of the scientific presentation at the 76th Scientific Sessions. All abstracts scheduled for oral presentation are embargoed until the conclusion of the presentation at the 76th Scientific Sessions. All abstracts presented as Posters in the Poster Hall or Publish-Only are embargoed until10 a.m. Central time, Saturday, June 11. The Embargo Policy applies to all abstracts regardless of whether information is obtained from another source. Failure to abide by the Embargo Policy may result in suspension of media credentials at the 76th Scientific Sessions as well as future meetings and may also impact the ability to receive advance press materials for future meetings. Please note: Abstracts will be available for review online under embargo one week before the meeting, on Friday, June 3 at 5 p.m. Eastern time. The early availability of the abstracts is for the sole purpose of assisting attendees in creating their itineraries for the meeting; all science remains confidential/not for public information until the conclusion of the presentation, and the Embargo Policy will be enforced.
Photography and Video Capture
Photography and videography is strictly prohibited of any sessions, speakers, hallways or signage. Photos or video may not be captured of the Exhibit Hall including the Posters. All photography and video capture is limited to the private interview rooms and press conferences. Please contact the Association Press Office (email@example.com) to reserve a private interview room (limit of three hours total per day, per news outlet; first come, first serve).
For more information, consult the Guidelines for Press/Media Representatives.
About the American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes® and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, the Association's mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information, please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org. Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish.
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