Special Lectures 2021


2020 Ruth C. Brufsky Award:

CAPER Lifetime Achievement and Mentoring Award

Other Special Lectures:


Anna Gloyn PhD

Professor Anna L. Gloyn PhD. Stanford Univ.
Type 2 Diabetes Genetics

Prof. Gloyn is a world renowned scientist and leading researcher into the genetics of type 2 diabetes. She will be discussing the mechanism linking genetic variants with glucose intolerance and development of Diabetes.


Michael R. Rickels, MD, MS

Dr. Michael Rickels MD, MS. University of Pennsylvania. Beta Cel Biology

Dr. Michael Rickels is Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and an ongoing contributor to PancreasFest in the area of diabetes in chronic pancreatitis (see PMID: 23890130. He will be bringing exciting new insights into the biology of pancreatic ß cells in leading to T2D.


Scott Blackman, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr Blackman is Associate Professor, Pediatric Endocrinology The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Division of Pediatric Endocrinology. He is an expert on cystic fibrosis related diabetes (CFRD) and will be discussing genetics of diabetes in CF.

Previous Special Lectures:

2018 Special Lectures (Click Here)