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Obesity: A Multisystems Perspective (J2)


Organizer(s) Roger D. Cone, Barbara Cannon and Lee M. Kaplan
January 12—17, 2014
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver • Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 4, 2013
Abstract Deadline: Oct 29, 2013
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 4, 2013
Discounted Registration Deadline: Nov 14, 2013

Supported by the Directors' Fund


Summary of Meeting:
This meeting will cover the latest discoveries on the role of multiple organ systems in the process of energy homeostasis and obesity. In addition to the role of the central nervous system and white adipose tissue (WAT) depots, this meeting will examine the role of WAT development, brown fat, the microbiome, gut-brain signaling and circadian rhythms in the development of obesity. Bariatric surgery and the latest pharmaceutical approaches to obesity treatment will also be considered, as will the latest genetic approaches to both common and rare syndromic obesity. Joint sessions with the Keystone Symposia meeting on Challenges and Opportunities in Diabetes Research and Treatment will include “The Role of Brown Adipose Tissue in Thermogenesis and Glucose Uptake” and “Mechanisms Underlying the Efficacy of Bariatric Surgery.” This meeting will bring together a diverse array of leading scientists from the U.S., Europe and Japan to talk about breaking discoveries in a very broad array of physiological processes relevant to obesity and its treatment. The goal of the meeting will be to provide participants with an update on cutting-edge developments in the field, as well as with a broader perspective on the biology of obesity. The anticipated outcome is the development of new, and potentially interdisciplinary, research collaborations and directions.

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Scholarships/Awards

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Ancillary Training Program Scholarship Recipients

Arian F. Baquero
Novo Nordisk Inc., USA

Latrice D. Faulkner
University of Michigan, USA

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)/National Institute on Aging (NIA) Scholarship Recipients

Neli Atanassova
Institute of Metabolic Sciences, Cambridge University, UK

Diana Athonvarangkul
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA

Matthew C. Banton
University of Cambridge, UK

Sabina Benko
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA

Diego V. Bohórquez
Duke University Medical Center, USA

Kevin Dolowy Dalgaard
Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Germany

Linda Sarah Hoffmann
Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Germany

Kenji Ikeda
Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan

Chen Liu
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

Jayne F. Martin Carli
Columbia University Medical Center, USA

Masahiro Morita
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA

Eugenia Morselli
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

Zachary R. Patterson
Carleton University, Canada

Kavon Paul Rezai-Zadeh
Pennington Biomedical Research Center, USA

Juan Sanchez-Gurmaches
University of Massachusetts, USA

Eva Tsaousidou
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA

Merly C. Vogt
Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research, Germany

Liheng Wang
Columbia University, USA