Galway Diabetes Research Centre Launch, November 16, 2012

 

Meeting Programme

 

8:00                        Registration, Tea & Coffee

 

8:30                        Welcome & Opening of Meeting           

 

Prof Fidelma Dunne      

School of Medicine, Co-director of the GDRC

 

Dr James J. Browne        

President of National University of Ireland Galway

 

Mr Kenneth Sweeney  

Gaelic football player - living with type 1 diabetes

 

Session 1                             Regenerative Therapies in Diabetes Mellitus

 

Chair:    Dr Thomas Ritter             

9:00 – 9:10           Prof Tim O’Brien

Reducing Diabetic Damage Through Stromal Cell Administration (REDDSTAR)

 

9:10 – 9:20           Prof Abhay Pandit

Biomaterials for wound healing in diabetes mellitus

 

9:20 – 9:30           Prof Alan Stitt  

Therapeutic potential of stem cells in diabetic retinopathy

 

9:30 – 9:40           Prof Matthew Griffin

Therapeutic potential of MSCs in Diabetes Mellitus based on immunomodulatory properties

 

Question & Answers

 

9:45 – 10:30        Prof James Shaw             

Islet transplantation for type 1 diabetes

 

10:30 – 10:45      Coffee Break

 

Session 2                             Basic Science and Diabetes Mellitus

 

Chair:    Dr Amir Shafat

10:45 – 10:55      Dr Fabio Quondamatteo               

ECM and diabetes mellitus

 

10:55 – 11:05      Prof Afshin Samali                        

Apoptosis: relevance to diabetes mellitus

 

11:05 – 11:15      Prof Lokesh Joshi                            

Glycoscience and diabetes mellitus

 

Question & Answers

 

Medical Grand Rounds Guest Speaker

 

11:20 – 12:10      Prof Stephen O’Rahilly

Human Metabolic Disease: Lessons from Genetics

 

12:10 – 13:00      Lunch

 

Session 3             Diabetes Health services Research And Diabesity

 

Chair:  Prof Kathy Murphy

13:00 – 13:45      Dr Peter Hammond       

Technology to improve pregnancy outcomes for women with Diabetes                

 

13:45 – 13:55      Dr Sean Dinneen                             

Assessing diabetes structured education: the Irish DAFNE Study

                 

13:55 – 14:05      Prof Fidelma Dunne                      

ATLANTIC DIP: What have we learned

 

14:05  - 14:15      Dr Liam Glynn                  

Data collection in the community: WestREN and the Irish Primary Care Research Network

 

14:15 – 14:25      Dr Francis Finucane       

Severe obesity in the West of Ireland

 

Question & Answers

 

14.30 – 15.15      Prof John Nolan                              

Human Metabolism and the Diabetes Clinic: Translating for the Future  

 

 Close of  Meeting

 

15:15 – 15:25      Mr Bill Maher

CEO  Galway and Roscommon University Hospital Group