News and Activities

Silva Arslanian, MD, and members of her team have been invited lecturers at various international congresses. Additionally, Dr. Arslanian has chaired several of these events and is the recipient of numerous awards for her seminal work in pediatric type 2 diabetes. She has also been invited to sit on several important advisory boards, including:

  • Scientific Advisory Board European Commission, EU-FP7, Beta-JUDO Grant 279153 (Beta Cell Function in Juvenile Diabetes and Obesity)
  • Scientific Advisory Board, Institut d’Investigacions Biomediques de Girona (IDIBGI), Generalitat de Catalunya
  • Endocrine Fellows Foundation Forum (past board member)

Invited National and International Lectures

Silva Arslanian, MD


Sociedad Mexicana de Endocrinología Pediátrica, A.C.
Ixtapan de la Sal, Mexico

  • Vitamin D: Does it Play a Role in Metabolic Syndrome, Insulin Sensitivity and β-cell Function?

Endocrine Research Seminar Series
Adult & Pediatric Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

  • The Vulnerable β-cell in Pediatrics: From Physiology to Pathophysiology

Type 1 Diabetes Research Hot Topics, The Queen Silvia Childrens Hospital, Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Gothenburg, Sweden

  • β-Cell Centric Classification of Diabetes in Youth

4th Annual Endocrine Fellows Foundation Diabetes Research Forum
Dallas, Texas

  • How to Measure Insulin Sensitivity and Beta-cell Function in Youth

Pediatric Grand Rounds, University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin

  • The Changing Face of Diabetes in Youth: Lessons Learned from Youth Type 2 Diabetes


43rd Annual Conference of the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes
Innsbruck, Austria

  • Insulin Sensitivity in Obese Adolescents versus Obese Adults with Prediabetes. Who Fares Worse?

1st International Symposium on Diabesity
The Center for Diabetes, Thyroid and Endocrine Disorders
St. Luke's Medical Center–Global City
Manila, Philippines

  • Childhood Obesity Prevention & Management
  • Management of Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents

Sociedad Mexicana de Endocrinologia Pediatrica, XVIII Congreso Annual
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

  • Novel Approaches to Treating Type 1 Diabetes
  • Childhood Obesity and Comorbidities: Assessment & Management

International Society of Nephrology World Congress of Nephrology
Mexico City, Mexico

  • Type 2 Diabetes in Youth: How Does the Pathogenesis Compare to Adult Disease?

The Endocrine Society’s 99th Annual Meeting & Expo
Diabetes Diagnosis & Management
Orlando, Florida

  • Pediatric Diabetes: Meet the Professor Session

The International Obesity Conference
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

  • Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes in Youth: Metabolic Aging of the Obese Adolescent
  • Childhood Obesity and CoMorbidities: Can We Stop the Tsunami?

3rd Annual Endocrine Fellows Foundation Research Forum
Dallas, Texas

  • The Changing Face of Diabetes in Youth

Kara Hughan, MD


American Diabetes Association
Orlando, Florida

  • Oral Sodium Nitrite Improves Insulin Sensitivity, Blood Pressure, and Arterial Thickening in Adults with Uncontrolled Hypertension and Metabolic Syndrome


Adolescent Theory Course Seminar
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing DNP Program
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Adolescent Obesity, Weight Management, and PCOS

Nutrition Center and Integrated Health Seminar Series
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Oral Nitrite Modulation of Hypertension, Endothelial Function, and Insulin Sensitivity in Humans