Western Region Islet Study Group 2019

Western Region Islet Study Group 2019

The Inn at Laurel Point
Victoria, British Columbia
OCTOBER  9, 10 & 11 2019


The Western Region Islet Study Group (WRISG) 2019 meeting aims to bring together trainees and faculty studying islet biology to share their discoveries, enhance interactions, and encourage collaboration in diabetes across western Canada and the USA. Any research in islet biology is welcome, including beta cell development, beta cell function and dysfunction in diabetes, beta cell death and regeneration, other islet endocrine cells, and stem cells and islet cell therapy.

This meeting is being organized by the BC Diabetes Research Network, a local organizing committee, a steering committee of WRISG members, and with support from the University of British Columbia and industry partners.

Registration Instructions

There are three steps to register for the WRISG 2019 meeting.


  1. Submit your abstract to the scientific organizing committee through www.diabetesBC.ca.
  2. Register to attend the meeting through UBC Continuing Professional Development website.
  3. Make your hotel reservation at the Inn at Laurel Point.
Important dates:
Early bird rate expires:  June 30, 2019
Abstract submission deadline: July 9, 2019
Registration Closes: August 9, 2019 or when registration reaches 100 attendees
Abstract Submissions

Abstract submission deadline: July 9, 2019

Hotel Reservations:
The Inn at Laurel Point
680 Montreal Street
Victoria BC
V8V 1Z8 Canada
Reservations link
Hotel Reservation

  • Day 1: 6-8 pm Welcome Reception
  • Day 2: 8-4 pm Scientific Seminars Sessions (A B C D)
  • Day 2: 6-8 pm Evening Reception
  • Day 3: 8-12 pm Scientific Seminars Sessions (E F)


Conference Registration:

All meeting attendees must be registered through the UBC Continuing Professional Development website.

Registration website: www.ubccpd.ca

Submit Your Abstract