February 14-17, 2023


NEW: One Page Program At A Glance and One Page Speaker List

A-BC Islet Workshop - Trainee-Focused Islet Biology Conference


We would like to extend an invitation to scientists and trainees from across Canada to attend the A-BC Islet Workshop 2023.

The meeting will be held February 15 & 16, 2023 at the Silver Star Mountain Resort in the beautiful Okanagan Valley of British Columbia.

The A-BC Islet Workshop meeting has been organized by the University of Alberta and the University of British Columbia since 2012. This joint workshop began in response to a need to provide a targeted scientific meeting for islet scientists and trainees to share their research. The meeting format is designed to give trainees experience delivering oral presentations.

Topics to be covered:

  • Islet Transplantation and Encapsulation
  • Islet Inflammation and Immunology
  • Insulin Secretion and Islet Biology
  • Stem Cells and Beta Cell Development
  • Beta Cell Growth and Death
  • New Techniques and Methodologies

Invited Keynote Speaker

Laura Alonso, MD

Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Director, Weill Center for Metabolic Health, Cornell Medicine, New York

Invited Keynote Speaker

Invited Keynote Speaker

Barak Blum, PhD

Assistant Professor, Cell and Regenerative Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Invited Keynote Speaker

Scientific Organizing Committee:

Chair, Jim Johnson, PhD University of British Columbia

Christine Doucette, PhD University of Manitoba

Peter Light, PhD University of Alberta

Francis Lynn, PhD University of British Columbia

Patrick MacDonald, PhD University of Alberta

Bruce Verchere, PhD University of British Columbia


Silver Star Mountain

123 , Shortt Street Silver Star Mountain, BC Canada, V1B 3M1

Registration period

November 11, 2022 - 01:00 until February 13, 2023 - 23:30

Submission period

October 1, 2022 - 08:00 until January 26, 2023 - 15:30

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact meg.hughes@ubc.ca .

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