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Obesity and NAFLD: Mechanisms and Therapeutics (B3)

Scientific Organizers: Rebecca A. Haeusler, Shingo Kajimura and Alexei Kharitonenkov


February 23—27, 2020

Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Alberta, Canada


Supported by the Directors' Fund


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Discounted Abstract Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is )

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


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Scholarship Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

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Abstract Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is )

Discounted Registration Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 945.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 720.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1145.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 920.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


The meeting will begin on Sunday, February 23 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, February 27 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Friday, February 28 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—09:00
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/23/2020

Mitchell A. Lazar, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Transcriptional Regulation of Hepatic Lipid Metabolism

09:00—11:15
New Pathways in Hepatic Metabolism
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/23/2020

Kun-Liang Guan, University of California, San Diego, USA
New Pathways of Hepatic Energy Sensing

Coffee Break

Hannele Yki-Järvinen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Influences of Genetics and Insulin Sensitivity in NAFLD

Mark A. Herman, Duke University Medical Center, USA
Metabolic Effects of Fructose

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Mitochondrial Function in Energy Balance and Metabolic Disease
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/23/2020

Brian N. Finck, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Targeting Mitochondrial Intermediary Metabolism to Treat NAFLD

Johan Auwerx, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne – EPFL, Switzerland
Talk Title to be Announced

Jun Wu, University of Michigan, USA
Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors in Energy Metabolism

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
Metabolites Mediating Tissue Crosstalk
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/23/2020

Christopher B. Newgard, Duke University Medical Center, USA
Hepatic Metabolic Regulatory Nodes Linked to Cardiometabolic Diseases

Claudio Villanueva, University of Utah School of Medicine, USA
Long Chain Acyl Carnitines as Fuel

Coffee Break

Anne C. Eichmann, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Role of Lacteals in Diet-Induced Obesity

Rebecca A. Haeusler, Columbia University, USA
Bile Acid Regulation of Metabolism

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

14:30—16:30
Workshop 1: Late-Breaking Research in Obesity and NAFLD

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Drivers of NAFLD and Dyslipidemia in Obesity
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/23/2020

Elizabeth J. Parks, University of Missouri, USA
Liver Metabolic Flux in NAFLD and NASH

Greg R. Steinberg†, McMaster University, Canada
Talk Title to be Announced

Lale Ozcan, Columbia University, USA
Glucagon-Mediated Regulation of Lipid Metabolism

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
Obesity Pathogenesis and New Protein Therapeutic Strategies
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/23/2020

Nancy A. Thornberry, Kallyope, Inc., USA
Gut-to-Brain Axis of Communication

Lotte Bjerre Knudsen, Novo Nordisk A/S, Denmark
GLP-1R Agonists: Mechanisms Relevant for the Treatment of Obesity and NASH

Coffee Break

Alexei Kharitonenkov, Novo Nordisk, USA
Novel FGF21 Variants

Ronald M. Evans†, HHMI/The Salk Institute, USA
FGF1 Therapeutics

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Pathogenesis of NASH and Liver Fibrosis
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/23/2020

Bart Staels, Institut Pasteur de Lille, Université Lille, France
Deep Characterization of Human NASH Specimens

Utpal B. Pajvani, Columbia University Medical Center, USA
Reactivation of Developmental Pathways in NASH

Sangeeta N. Bhatia†, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Engineered Liver Tissue for the Study of NASH

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
Adipose Tissue and Organismal Energy Balance
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/23/2020

Shingo Kajimura, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Adipose Tissue Thermogenesis and Energy Balance

Karine Clément, INSERM/Sorbonne Universite, France
Origins of Adipose Tissue Fibrosis

Coffee Break

Alexander S. Banks, Harvard Medical School, USA
Novel Signaling Pathways in Adipose Tissue

Silvia Corvera, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Mechanisms Controlling Number and Type of Adipocytes

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

14:30—16:30
Workshop 2: Late-Breaking Drug Targets

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—18:45
NASH Drug Development
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/23/2020

Eric J. Lawitz†, Texas Liver Institute, USA
ACC Inhibitors

Alex DePaoli†, NGM Biopharmaceuticals, USA
NGM282 Development Update

Speaker to be Announced

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/23/2020

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

20:00—23:00
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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