Congress information
Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the International Symposium on Insulin Receptor and Insulin Action, I have the great pleasure to announce the XII International Symposium on Insulin Receptors And Insulin Action: New Opportunities for the Prevention and Treatment of Diabetes in the XXI Century, to be held November 7 – November 9, 2013 at the Auditorium of “La Pedrera” Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

With a tradition that started in 1980 in Italy, this symposium has been held every three years in Europe, bringing forward the most recent advances in the basic mechanisms of insulin signal transduction and metabolism related to metabolic disorders such as diabetes mellitus and obesity. On this edition, we have the great pleasure to be hosting for the first time this prestigious meeting in Barcelona. It is our hope that the meeting will enable us to discuss the latest advances in the field and also to provide an opportunity for the expected 300 participants to meet and network with colleagues from across the world. We believe that your participation in the meeting will be crucial to its success.

With the objective of facilitating constructive scientific interactions and collaborations the Organizing Committee has drafted an exciting scientific programme, and an entertaining social programme that will help assistants discover Barcelona and appreciate the long history of Catalonia and its traditions.

I hope to see you in IR2013 in Barcelona!

Yours sincerely

Fatima Bosch
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and
Director, Center of Animal Biotechnology and Gene Therapy,
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona,
Chair, IR13