local organising committee

Dear Colleagues, Our IDS congress committee has organized an outstanding scientific program for this year’s IDS meeting and coupled this to an exciting venue in the heart of London, UK.

Researchers with an interest in the immunology of diabetes and autoimmunity attended as well as those interested in gaining a greater understanding of the disease and the development of new therapeutic strategies. Talks from global experts covered a wide range of current topics of interest to the community, including ground-breaking technologies, cell-based and advanced therapeutics, immunopathology of type 1 diabetes and pathways to beta cell failure. There was lots of networking and discussion, with the shared hope of moving towards our common goal of understanding the immunology of type 1 diabetes and how we may intervene to change the course of disease.

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Immunology of Diabetes Society Congress 2018

BSI in collaboration with the T1D UK research consortium and the Immunology of Diabetes Society organised a  “taster” day of research in Type 1 diabetes with national and international experts including:

  • Professor Colin Dayan, Chair – T1D UK Immunotherapy Research Consortium, Cardiff University
  •  Professor Susan Wong, Cardiff University
  •  Professor Mark Peakman, King’s College London
  •  Professor Tim Tree, Lead – Mechanistic Core T1D UK Immunotherapy Research Consortium, King’s College London

The event took place 25th October 2018 at the QEII conference centre in Westminster, London and gave young scientists the chance to meet the lab leaders in this area and explore future career opportunities.