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Event info

Event date: 

01/06/2023 - 09:00 to 02/06/2023 - 16:00

Registration deadline: 

30/04/2023 - 23:30

This DDEA Symposium brings together clinical,  basic, and translational scientists, at all career levels, engaged or interested in extracellular vesicles (EV). We aim to facilitate increased awareness of both the prospects and the limitations of extracellular vesicles in the clinical audience, and to highlight endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism as future areas of interest in EV-related research.


Date: 1-2 June 2023
Place: Comwell Hvide Hus, Vesterbro 2, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark 


This symposium is intended for clinical practitioners and researchers, basic as well as translational researchers, at all career levels,  engaged or interested in extracellular vesicles (EVs) or in any field of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism.

Participants are selected on a first come, first served basis; however, participants who submitted an abstract are prioritised as attendees in the event the symposium becomes overbooked.

Please note, that you are not guaranteed a seat at the symposium if you do not meet the target group requirements. Priority is given to participants employed at Danish research and health institutions or in the life science industry, but a number of seats are reserved for participants employed at research and health institutions or in the life science industry abroad. If the event is overbooked, the DDEA reserves its right to select participants based on the defined requirements.


EV research is a new research field with the potential to generate a paradigm shift in the current understanding of pathophysiological mechanisms along with a huge biomarker potential. This symposium brings together researchers from several fields to exchange perspectives on some of these topics. The symposium will provide an introduction to EVs in endocrinology and metabolism, combining clinical and EV approaches in fetal programming, cellular crosstalk, and diabetes and metabolism. In addition, workshops will facilitate expansion of clinical EV research by introducing participants to methodological aspects and handling of big data from EV analyses. Finally, early career researchers will present in poster and oral settings. Altogether, our aim is to support future networking and collaboration across disciplines within the EV field.


See the programme

  • Carlos Salomon, Associate Professor, Centre for Clinical Research, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland (AU)
  • Caroline Frørup, PhD Student, Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen (DK)
  • Christophe Pierreux, Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Institute de Duve, UCLouvain (BE)
  • Dominic Guanzon, Postdoc, Centre for Clinical Research, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland (AU) 
  • Juan Falcon Perez, Professor, CIC BioGUNE, Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences, Basque Research and Technology Alliance (ES)
  • Louise Grunnet, Senior Scientist, Clinical Prevention Research, Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen and Department of Global Health, University of Copenhagen (DK)
  • Malene Møller Jørgensen, Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Immunology, Aalborg University Hospital and Department of Clinical Medicine, Aalborg University (DK)
  • Naveed Akbar, Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford (UK)
  • Roy Taylor, Professor, Translational and Clinical Research Institute, Newcastle upon Tyne (UK)
  • Sophie Rome, Research Director, Department of Human Nutrition, INRAe institut (FR)
  • Tine Clausen, Senior Consultant, Department of Obstetrics, Center for Pregnant Women with Diabetes, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet (DK)
  • Aase Handberg, Professor, Aalborg University (DK)
  • Anne Nødgaard Weidema Sørensen, Associate Professor, Aalborg University (DK)
  • Louise Torp Dalgaard, Professor, Roskilde University (DK)
  • Ulla Kampmann Opstrup, Associate Professor, Aarhus University (DK)


Registration and abstract submission deadline

30 April 2023

Registration with hotel request deadline

10 April 2023


Abstract guidelines
Be sure your abstract contains the following information and adheres to the formatting guidelines before submission.

You may download our abstract template.

The abstract should be max 1500 characters incl. spaces and written in Arial 10.

  • Title of abstract (Use a short and specific title with title-style capitalization and put it in bold)
  • Presenting author name(s) (Underline the presenting author’s name)
  • Affiliation (Include unit, institution/company/hospital, city and country for all authors and put it in italic)

The body of the abstract contains the following content:

  • Background and aim
    Text in Arial 10
  • Material and methods
    Text in Arial 10
  • Results (if obtained to-date)
    Text in Arial 10
  • Conclusion (and perspectives)
    Text in Arial 10

No images, figures, charts or tables should be included in the abstract.
Please proofread carefully before submission and submit a Word file.

Format of poster
Size of poster: A0 or A1 - width max. 1 m/height max. 1.25 m
(“Portrait format” is visually preferred)


Dinner registration

The DDEA organises a networking dinner on June 1, 2023. Participation in the dinner is free of charge. Please sign up for the dinner upon registration, and indicate whether you have any dietary requirements


A limited number of hotel rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis for accepted participants who do not live in Aalborg and who register no later than 10 April 2023. Costs for one night accommodation (check-in June 1, check-out June 2)  will be covered by DDEA. Please note that you will be informed about overnight accommodation by the DDEA after the registration deadline.


A course certificate will be sent to participants, upon request, at the end of the course.

No-show fee

Please note that it is free of charge to participate in the course however the DDEA will charge a no-show fee of 500 DKK if you do not show up and have not unregistered from the course prior to its start.