Human Islet Research Network

Annual Investigator Meetings

Save-the-Date:   The 2019 HIRN Annual Investigator Meeting will be Sunday April 28 – Wednesday May 1 at the Capital Hilton in Washington DC. 

An in-person meeting of the members of the Human Islet Research Network (HIRN) is held annually. The meeting consists of scientific sessions, breakout sessions, poster sessions as well as consortium-specific meetings. Attendees include investigators, trainees, NIH staff, Coordinating Center (CC) and Bioinformatics Center (BC) as well as invited guests (i.e. dkNET, Helmsley Charitable Trust, IIDP, JDRF, nPOD and the T1DExchange).

  • We have one abstract submission mechanismAll submitted abstracts will be reviewed for an oral presentation (i.e. podium talk) and/or poster session. The Planning Committee Members will review all submitted abstracts and the top abstracts will be awarded an Oral Presentation, all others will be invited to present a poster. 
  • To learn more about registering for the meeting please contact the HIRN Coordinating Center.


    • 01/25/2019      Abstract Deadline (both for Oral Presentations & Poster Session Only)
      Submit abstracts HERE & refer the posted Abstract Guidelines document  HIRN.-Annual-Meeting-Abstract-Guidelines.pdf (44 downloads)

    • 03/05/2019       “Late Breaking’” Abstract Deadline *and* Abstract Modifications for Poster Session1
      1 Primary abstract author can update their initial abstract with additional if desired


Consortium Meetings:

  • CBDS: Evening of Sunday, April 28th (time TBA)
  • CHIB: Morning of Wednesday, May 1st (time TBA)
  • CMAI: Evening of Sunday, April 28th (time TBA)
  • CTAR: Morning of Wednesday, May 1st (time TBA)
  • HPAC: Morning of Wednesday, May 1st (time TBA)

Previous HIRN Annual Investigator Meetings:

  • The 2018 HIRN Annual Investigator Meeting was held from Tuesday May 8 – Friday May 11, 2018
    at the Capital Hilton in Washington DC. 

  • The 2017 HIRN Annual Investigator Meeting was held from Tuesday March 7 – Friday May 10, 2017 
    at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda in Bethesda, MD