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Organ Crosstalk in Obesity and NAFLD (J3)


Organizer(s) Gary J. Schwartz, Bei B. Zhang and Christoph Buettner
January 21—25, 2018
Keystone Resort • Keystone, Colorado USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Sep 28, 2017
Abstract Deadline: Oct 26, 2017
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 28, 2017
Discounted Registration Deadline: Nov 29, 2017

Sponsored by Novo Nordisk A/S


Summary of Meeting:
Neural and humoral communication among peripheral organs and the brain is critical in coordinating whole body energy homeostasis in health and disease. Nutrient and hormone sensing take place in multiple organs with the central nervous system as a site of integration of these diverse signals, governing this coordination. Within this multi-organ framework, the liver occupies a central role in determining systemic glucose and lipid metabolism in obesity and clinically relevant metabolic pathophysiology, particularly non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and fibrosis. Identification and characterization of the modes and consequences of organ cross-talk is essential to fill existing gaps in knowledge and to promote the development of therapeutic strategies to treat obesity and metabolic disease. This conference brings together experts in the novel, multidisciplinary evaluation of organ cross-talk, using innovative combinations of molecular, genetic, physiological, pharmacological and systems neuroscience approaches to: 1) Provide a unique and timely perspective, and 2) Inspire interactions directed toward basic, clinical and translational research in integrative metabolism. Finally, the joint staging of this conference in conjunction with the conference on “Bioenergetics and Metabolic Disease” will strategically leverage presentations targeting the biology of metabolism and nutrient availability in obesity with those focused on the biology of energy utilization. Taken together, this novel combination will provide a coherent, powerful and comprehensive understanding of and appreciation for the complex.

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Scholarships/Awards

Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients

Yanling Ma
National Institutes of Health, USA

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Scholarship Recipients

Soumik BasuRay
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

Anne-Marie Carreau
University of Colorado Denver, USA

Chelsea Faber
University of Washington, USA

Olga Gulyaeva
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Wen-Yu Hsiao
University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, USA

Asger Bach Lund
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Arthe Raajendiran
Monash University, Australia

Majid Mufaqam Syed-Abdul
University of Missouri, USA

Elodie M. Varin
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Canada

Anna Worthmann
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany

Yi Zhu
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA