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UPMC Physicians and Researchers Present at the 2019 American Diabetes Association 79th Scientific Sessions

June 4, 2019

Physicians and research faculty members from the UPMC Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and the UPMC Children’s Division of Pediatric Endocrinology will present on numerous topics during the 79th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association in San Francisco, California June 7-11. Faculty members will be participating in oral and poster presentations sessions, as well as in several symposia and as invited speakers. Below is an outline of the featured topics and speakers.


Friday June 7

Symposium – 2 to 4 p.m.

Novel Insights Into the Role of the Adipocyte in Metabolic Dysfunction

Chair: Michael J. Jurczak, PhD

Room W-2014 (West, Level 2)


Saturday June 8

Poster Session – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

969-P: Use of Professional CGM in T2DM Patients With Low Socioeconomic Status

Neha Mehrotra, Divya Sistla, Mary T. Korytkowski, Sann Mon


Poster Session – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

1556-P Gender Differences in Glycemic Control, Microvascular and Macrovascular Complications in Hospitalized Patients With Diabetes

Neeti Patel, Diana Pinkhasova, Amy Donihi, Esra Karslioglu French, Linda M. Siminerio, Kristin Delisi, Deborah S. Hlasnik, Mary T. Korytkowski


Professional Interest Group Discussion – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm.

PRIDE – Clinical Centers and Program

Deconstructing the Hospital Discharge Process for Patients With Diabetes – Mary T. Korytkowski, MD

Room S-154 (South, Upper Mezzanine Level)


Sunday, June 9

Symposium – 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

Too Many Patients, Too Little Time – Streamlining Practice to Care for the Patient With Diabetes

Models to Meet the Challenge of Diabetes Supply and Demand – Linda M. Siminerio, RN, PhD, CDE


Poster Session 12 to 1 p.m.

1882-P Liver-Specific Deletion of the Mitochondrial Quality Control E3 Ligase Parkin Is Associated With Increased Hepatic Steatosis and Markers of NAFLD in Diet-Induced Obese Mice

Lia R. Edmunds, Amanda Mills, Michael J. Jurczak


Monday, June 10


Joint ADA/ISPAD Symposium – Understanding Heterogeneity in Pediatric Diabetes – First Step to Improving Outcomes

Type 2 Diabetes Across the Lifespan – Who is Worse Off, Youth or Adults?

Silva Arslanian, MD


Poster Session – 12 to 1 p.m.

664-P What Do Youth with Type 1 Diabetes (T1DM) and Caregivers Know about Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Risk and Reduction?

Jodi Krall, Kristine Ruppert, Ana M. Diaz, Jessica Finney, Linda M. Siminerio, Ingrid Libman


Poster Session – 12 to 1 p.m.

665-P Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME): What Will It Take to Improve Participation?

Jodi Krall, Justin Kanter, Kristine Ruppert, Vincent C. Arena, Francis X. Solano, Jr., Linda M. Siminerio


Poster Session – 12 to 1 p.m.

863-P Insomnia Severity and Insulin Adherence

Yaguang Zheng, Mary T. Korytkowski, Susan M. Sereika, Lora E. Burke, Charles W. Atwood, Patrick J. Strollo, Jr., Bomin Jeon, Eileen R. Chasens


Poster Session – 12 to 1 p.m.

1331-P OGTT Glucose-Response-Curve (GRC) in Islet Cell Antibody-Positive (Ab+) vs. -Negative (Ab-) Obese Youth Clinically Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes (CDX-T2D)

Joon Young Kim, Nour Gebara, Hala Tfayli, Fida Bacha, Silva A. Arslanian


Poster Session – 12 to 1 p.m.

1363-P Cyber School: A Marker of High-Risk Youth With Diabetes?

Christine March, Linda M. Siminerio, Elizabeth Miller, Ingrid Libman


Poster Session – 12 to 1 p.m.

2060-P Serum Wnt Inhibitor DKK1 Is Associated With Adiposity and Insulin Resistance in Nondiabetic North Americans

Hira Ali, Elizabeth Oczypok, Iva Miljkovic, Ryan Cvejkus, Joseph M. Zmuda, James Delany, Erin E. Kershaw



Cocktail Reception

UPMC and the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism will host a cocktail reception for colleagues and alumni on Sunday, June 9 at the Hotel Zelos San Francisco from 7 to 9 p.m. For additional information about the event and to RSVP, please click here.