1st Annual Helmholtz-Nature Medicine Diabetes Conference

Neuherberg, July 16, 2013. We are pleased to announce the 1st Annual Helmholtz-Nature Medicine Diabetes Conference. This meeting will be held on September 22-24, 2013, at the Residenz, the former royal palace of the Bavarian monarchs, in Munich, Germany.

Source: Heiko Lickert, Helmholtz Zentrum München

The Helmholtz Diabetes Center at Helmholtz Zentrum München and Nature Medicine intend to initiate a reocurring, high-impact conference series in which top leaders in the field of diabetes interact to facilitate the identification of, and potential solutions to, the preeminent scientific challenges facing the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes.
The conference is organized by Matthias Tschöp, Research Director of Helmholtz Diabetes Center (HDC), Helmholtz Zentrum München, and Randy Levinson, Senior Editor of ‚Nature Medicine‘.

The conference will feature two award presentations, the Helmholtz Young Investigator Diabetes (HeIDi) Award, in recognition of a rising star, and the Helmholtz Diabetes Lecture, in recognition of the lifetime achievements of a senior leader in the field. The Helmholtz Diabetes Lecture 2013 will be awarded to Dr. C. Ronald Kahn of the Joslin Diabetes Center (Harvard Medical School).

Diabetes mellitus is among the most widespread diseases in Germany and worldwide. The objective of diabetes research is to develop new approaches for diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU) is a partner of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), a national association for excellent diabetes research. In cooperation with the Universities of Munich the HMGU makes a major contribution to the health research program of the German government. The Helmholtz-Nature Medicine Diabetes Conference aims to foster international scientific exchange to accelerate progress toward curing diabetes.

Further Information

Poster 1st Annual Helmholtz-Nature Medicine Diabetes Conference

For Registration and more information please visit the conference website

Early booking rates and hotel reservations are available through August 1.
(Kindly note that there are limited hotel rooms available in Munich due to Oktoberfest. Rooms in the city and surrounding areas fill quickly and we encourage you to book your hotel reservations as soon as possible)

As German Research Center for Environmental Health, Helmholtz Zentrum München pursues the goal of developing personalized medical approaches for the prevention and therapy of major common diseases such as diabetes mellitus and lung diseases. To achieve this, it investigates the interaction of genetics, environmental factors and lifestyle. The Helmholtz Zentrum München has about 2,100 staff members and is headquartered in Neuherberg in the north of Munich. Helmholtz Zentrum München is a member of the Helmholtz Association, a community of 18 scientific-technical and medical-biological research centers with a total of about 34,000 staff members. Helmholtz Zentrum München is Partner of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD).

The German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) brings together experts in the field of diabetes research and interlinks basic research, epidemiology and clinical applications. Members are the German Diabetes Center in Düsseldorf, the German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE) in Potsdam-Rehbrücke, Helmholtz Zentrum München – German Research Center for Environmental Health, the Paul Langerhans Institutes of the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus in Dresden and the University of Tübingen, as well as the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Association and the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres. The objective of the DZD is to find answers to open questions in diabetes research by means of a novel, integrative research approach and to make a significant contribution to improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diabetes mellitus.


Scientific Contact
Prof. Matthias Tschöp, Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health (GmbH), Institute for Diabetes and Obesity, Ingolstädter Landstr. 1, 85764 Neuherberg, Germany - Phone: +49 89 3187-2103 -