Successful meeting of the Scandinavian Society for the Study of Diabetes in Oslo, April 24-26

About 100 diabetes researchers from the Nordic countries contributed with scientific presentations and discussions during the weekend’s annual SSSD meeting at the Royal Christiania Hotel in Oslo. More than 40 submitted presentations of new research, several award lectures and many invited talks contributed to stimulating discussions and inspiration for further research. Several researchers exchanged ideas and discussed the possibility of new research cooperation.

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Ida Moltke and Nikhil R. Gandasi. Photo.


One of the highlights was the Young Investigator Award (photo) which was awarded Nikhil R Gandasi from Uppsala University for a work on fine regulation of insulin secretion and Ida Molkte from the University of Copenhagen for a work on the detection of a new gene for type 2 diabetes of large significance for the population on Greenland.

Professor Per-Henrik Groop (Finland) held a very stimulating lecture on new aspects of diabetic kidney disease and highlighted hypoxia as possible contributing factor in the development. In a session on diabetes genetics by the KG Jebsen Center for Diabetes Research in Bergen Simon Dankel presented very exciting results that bring new perspectives on the understanding of gene deregulation.


Social events – a reception at Oslo City Hall on Friday evening and a dinner at Restaurant Festningen Saturday night – helped create a good atmosphere and a great frame for the event.