Diabetes Day

A one-day open international symposium on diabetes related research is organized annually at KI campus. The aim is to increase interactions between internationally renowned researchers within diabetes and metabolism and the research community at KI and in Sweden.

Diabetes Day 2016

This years diabetes day will be on November 11, 9-16 in Aula Medica. We are proud to introduce the following program for you:

Speaker Affiliation Title
Scott M Sternson

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, Virginia, USA

The Neurobiology of Need
Deborah Clegg

Bairey Merz Laboratory, Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, USA

Sex Differences in Metabolism: Critical Role of Sex Chromosomes and Sex Hormones
Mark McCarthy Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism, University of Oxford, UK From p-values to proteins: making mechanistic sense from human genetics
Steven E. Kahn

Dept. of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Diabetes Prevention: Recent insights, new approaches, future questions
Frances Ashcroft

Dept. of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics, University of Oxford, UK

Hyperglycaemia induces metabolic dysfunction and glycogen accumulation in
pancreatic β-cells
Debbie C. Thurmond

Diabetes and Metabolism Research Institute, City of Hope, USA

Rethinking targets for insulin sensitization
Robert Gerszten

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center , Boston, USA

Mining the blood for new cardiometabolic hormones
Joseph Takahashi

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA

Circadian transcriptional architecture in the mouse: genome-wide regulation of metabolism

Final program can be downloaded here

Registration here latest October 31 (Registration required, Coffee and lunch included, participation free of charge)

Further information: Barbro Svensson .

The symposium is open for all!


Diabetes Day 2015

Took take place on November 13, 9.00-16.00 in the Aula Medica on KI Solna Campus with 240 registered participants. Below is the program and a photo of the speakers, chairs and organizers.

 Standing from the left: Markku Laakso, Peter Arner, Ana Maria Cuervo, Inês Barroso, Sally Marshall, Stefan Nobel, Juleen Zierath, Kerstin Brismar, Anna Krook. Sitting from the left: William T Cefalu, Sarah Wild, Nathalie Delzenne, EvaToft and Daniel P Kelly. Photo: Ulf Sirborn.

Speaker Affiliation Title
Eva Toft Ersta Hospital The 4D Type 2 diabetes project: Standardized care process, a platform for
excellent care and research
Sally Marshall Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University, UK The Kidney in Diabetes
Sarah Wild Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK The diabetes epidemic: fact and fiction
Inês Barroso Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK Genes and Metabolism: What lessons have we learned so far?
Markku Laakso Dept. of Medicine, University of Kuopio, Finland Insulin resistance in cardiovascular disease development
William T. Cefalu Pennington Biomedical Research Center, New Orleans, USA Metabolic dysregulation and insulin action: human phenotypic considerations
Daniel P. Kelly Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute at Lake Nona, Orlando, USA Obesity-related Insulin Resistance: A Systems Approach
Nathalie Delzenne Metabolism and Nutrition Research Group, Catholic
University of Louvain, Louvain Drug Research Institute (LDRI), Belgium
Taking care of the gut microbiota to control diabetes and related metabolic
Ana Maria Cuervo Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA Aging of the autophagic system: Metabolic consequences

Program and abstracts for the 2015 symposium can be downloaded here.

Posters from KI researchers were on display just outside the seminar hall. 

Sponsors were: 

Diabetes Day 2014

This conference was held on November 21 with well over 200 participants. Eight highly appreciated talks were given:

Program and abstracts and poster for the Diabetes Day 2014.

Diabetes Day 2013

Diabetes Day 2013 was held on November 15 and was organized with the Novo Nordisk Foundation and included the 2013 H.C. Jacobeaus prize for Dr. Lewis Cantley.

Time: Friday November 15, 9.00 - 17.00

Place: Aula Medica, KI campus Solna

Registration is required since lunch and coffee will be served. Registration has now closed!

Final program Diabetes Day 2013 (Pdf file, 276 Kb)

For information on the symposium contact Stefan Nobel


Diabetes Day 2012 

Diabetes Day in Nobel Forum 2011

Time: Friday November 9, 9.00 - 16.10

Place: Nobel Forum, KI campus Solna

Registration: Mandatory due to limited number of seats and lunch and coffee being served. Pease register latest November 1 on the link below.

Final program Diabetes Day 2012 (Pdf file, 626 Kb)

Registration for Diabetes Day 2012 has now closed!

For information on the symposium contact Stefan Nobel


Diabetes Day 2011

Logo for Diabetes Day 2011.Last years Diabetes Day was very succesful! We thank the lecturers and the participants for making it to such an interesting event. Media coverage: Swedish Radio has made three broadcasted interviews, two with Anna Krook from SRP Diabetes (Kropp och Själ, SR International Somali), and one with Lubna Al-Khalili from SRP Diabetes (SR International Arabic). A journalist from Svenska Dagbladet was also present during the day. Three of the lectures were recorded and are freely available on youtube, see videos 15-18 at link below.

Program Diabetes Day 2011 (Pdf file, 1 Mb)
KI Youtube channel with lectures by Camillo Ricordi, Cynthia Kenyon and Frances Brodsky and introduction by PO Berggren.