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Molecular Control of Adipogenesis and Obesity
joint with Neuronal Mechanisms Controlling Food Intake, Glucose Metabolism and Body Weight
Organizer(s): Ormond A. MacDougald and Evan D. Rosen
Date: February 19 - 24, 2008
Location: Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, AB, Canada
Supported by the Director's Fund
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Summary of Meeting:
The worldwide epidemic in obesity has brought with it dramatic increases in the prevalence of co-morbid, chronic conditions including insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. To further our understanding of the molecular control of adipogenesis and obesity, this meeting will focus on several rapidly developing and important areas. These include novel transcriptional regulators of adipogenesis, the adipocyte lipid droplet as an organelle, mechanisms of insulin-resistance, relationships between white adipocytes and alternative mesenchymal cell fates, and genetic contributions to energy balance in humans and model organisms. Cutting edge research in these areas will improve our understanding of mechanisms by which precursor cells develop into adipocytes, and how excess adipose tissue leads to diseases such as diabetes. Our goal is to attract researchers from around the world to participate in an interactive meeting on these physiological and pathological aspects of adipose tissue biology.
Scholarship Deadline: October 22 2007
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 22 2007
Abstract Deadline: November 20 2007
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 19 2007
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
ALPCO DiagnosticsIsis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Merck & Co., Inc.Seahorse Bioscience, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc.

Lilly Research Laboratories

Merck Research Laboratories
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Grant No. 5R13DK076500-02
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Program

Tuesday, February 19 | 3:00PM - 7:30PM
Registration
Room: Van Horne Ballroom Foyer


Tuesday, February 19 | 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Refreshments
Room: Van Horne Ballroom Foyer


Tuesday, February 19 | 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Keynote Session (Joint)
Room: Van Horne Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 4
* Michael W. Schwartz, University of Washington, USA
and

Tuesday, February 19 | 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Keynote Session (Joint)
Room: Van Horne Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 4
* Ormond A. MacDougald, University of Michigan, USA
Opening Remarks

Tuesday, February 19 | 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Keynote Session (Joint)
Room: Van Horne Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 4
Charles S. Zuker, HHMI, Columbia University, USA
The Emerging Biology of Taste Perception

Tuesday, February 19 | 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Keynote Session (Joint)
Room: Van Horne Ballroom

Speaker 4 of 4
Gary B. Ruvkun, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA
Genome Screens for Fat Storage Genes in C. elegans

Wednesday, February 20 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: New Brunswick, Alberta, Cascade


Wednesday, February 20 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Interactions between Brain and Periphery I (Joint)
Room: Van Horne Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 8
* Stephen O'Rahilly, University of Cambridge, UK

Wednesday, February 20 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Interactions between Brain and Periphery I (Joint)
Room: Van Horne Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 8
Masato Kasuga, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Japan
Role of IL-6/STAT3 in Insulin Action

Wednesday, February 20 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Interactions between Brain and Periphery I (Joint)
Room: Van Horne Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 8
Bruce M. Spiegelman, Harvard Medical School, USA
Transcriptional Control of Brown Fat Determination by PRDM16: A Co-Regulator of the PGC-1s and Nuclear Receptors

Wednesday, February 20 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Interactions between Brain and Periphery I (Joint)
Room: Van Horne Ballroom

Speaker 4 of 8
Nadine Cybulski, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
and

Wednesday, February 20 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Interactions between Brain and Periphery I (Joint)
Room: Van Horne Ballroom

Speaker 5 of 8
Pazit Polak, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
Short Talk: mTOR Signaling in Adipose Tissue Controls Body Metabolism

Wednesday, February 20 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Interactions between Brain and Periphery I (Joint)
Room: Van Horne Ballroom

Speaker 6 of 8
Jeffrey M. Friedman, Rockefeller University, USA
Neuronal Integration of Humoral Signals Controlling Energy Balance

Wednesday, February 20 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Interactions between Brain and Periphery I (Joint)
Room: Van Horne Ballroom

Speaker 7 of 8
Morris F. White, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA
IRS Proteins, Metabolism and Longevity

Wednesday, February 20 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Interactions between Brain and Periphery I (Joint)
Room: Van Horne Ballroom

Speaker 8 of 8
Su Gao, USA
Short Talk: The Role of Malonyl-CoA and Long-chain Fatty Acyl-CoA in Mediating Leptin’s Anorectic Signaling in Specific Hypothalamic Nuclei

Wednesday, February 20 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Van Horne Ballroom Foyer


Wednesday, February 20 | 11:15AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: New Brunswick, Alberta, Cascade


Wednesday, February 20 | 11:15AM - 11:15AM
On Own for Lunch


Wednesday, February 20 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: New Brunswick, Alberta, Cascade


Wednesday, February 20 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Hot Topics Workshop: CNS Control of Lipids and New Insights
into Hindbrain Regulation of Energy Blance
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms
Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 1 of 6
Claudia Pascalle Coomans, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands
Brain Insulin Promotes Fat Storage in White Adipose Tissue


Wednesday, February 20 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Hot Topics Workshop: CNS Control of Lipids and New Insights
into Hindbrain Regulation of Energy Blance
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms
Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 2 of 6
John M. Stafford, Vanderbilt University, USA
CNS Neuropeptide Y Signaling Modulates VLDL-TG Production


Wednesday, February 20 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Hot Topics Workshop: CNS Control of Lipids and New Insights
into Hindbrain Regulation of Energy Blance
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms
Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 3 of 6
Roger Gutiérrez-Juárez, Albert Einstein College Of Medicine, USA
The Hypothalamic Sensing of Leucine Regulates Plasma Triglycerides


Wednesday, February 20 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Hot Topics Workshop: CNS Control of Lipids and New Insights
into Hindbrain Regulation of Energy Blance
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms
Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 4 of 6
Allyn L. Mark, University of Iowa, USA
Leptin Signaling in the Nucleus Tractus Solitarii Increases Sympathetic Outflow to the Kidney


Wednesday, February 20 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Hot Topics Workshop: CNS Control of Lipids and New Insights
into Hindbrain Regulation of Energy Blance
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms
Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 5 of 6
Qi Wu, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Starvation after AgRP-neuron Ablation Is Mediated By the Hindbrain and is Independent of Melanocortin Signaling


Wednesday, February 20 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Hot Topics Workshop: CNS Control of Lipids and New Insights
into Hindbrain Regulation of Energy Blance
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms
Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 6 of 6
* Hans Rudolf Berthoud, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, USA
Brainstem melanocortin Signaling in the Control of Food Intake and Energy Balance


Wednesday, February 20 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Van Horne Ballroom Foyer


Wednesday, February 20 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Lower Organisms as Models of Lipid Homeostasis
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 1 of 5
* Evan D. Rosen, Harvard University, USA

Wednesday, February 20 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Lower Organisms as Models of Lipid Homeostasis
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 2 of 5
Jonathan M. Graff, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Hedgehog Signaling and Mesenchymal Cell Fate

Wednesday, February 20 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Lower Organisms as Models of Lipid Homeostasis
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 3 of 5
Anders M. Näär, University of California, Berkeley, USA
SREBP and Lipid Metabolism in C. elegans

Wednesday, February 20 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Lower Organisms as Models of Lipid Homeostasis
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 4 of 5
Kaveh Ashrafi, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Energy Regulatory Circuits in C. elegans

Wednesday, February 20 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Lower Organisms as Models of Lipid Homeostasis
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 5 of 5
Sean M. Oldham, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International Co., USA
Short Talk: Genetic Screen for Regulators of Obesity and Aging Identifies the Nutrient Sensing TOR Pathway

Wednesday, February 20 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Hypothalamic Integration of Adiposity Signals: Arcuate Nucle
us
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms

Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 1 of 5
* Martin G. Myers, Jr., University of Michigan, USA


Wednesday, February 20 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Hypothalamic Integration of Adiposity Signals: Arcuate Nucle
us
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms

Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 2 of 5
Gregory S. Barsh, Stanford University Medical Center, USA
Stat3 and PI3K Signaling in Arcuate Nucleus Neurons


Wednesday, February 20 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Hypothalamic Integration of Adiposity Signals: Arcuate Nucle
us
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms

Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 3 of 5
Randy J. Seeley, University of Michigan, USA
Actions of GLP-1 in the CNS to Regulate Glucose Homeostasis and Food Intake


Wednesday, February 20 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Hypothalamic Integration of Adiposity Signals: Arcuate Nucle
us
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms

Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 4 of 5
Jens C. Brüning, Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research, Germany
Hypothalamic Integration of Hormonal Inputs


Wednesday, February 20 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Hypothalamic Integration of Adiposity Signals: Arcuate Nucle
us
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms

Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 5 of 5
Sabrina Diano, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Short Talk: Mitochondrial Uncoupling Protein-2 (UCP2) Mediates Ghrelin’s Action on Arcuate Nucleus NPY/AgRP Neurons


Wednesday, February 20 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: New Brunswick, Alberta, Cascade


Wednesday, February 20 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 1
Room: New Brunswick, Alberta, Cascade


Thursday, February 21 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: New Brunswick, Alberta, Cascade


Thursday, February 21 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Poster Setup
Room: New Brunswick, Alberta, Cascade


Thursday, February 21 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Novel Transcriptional Pathways in Adipogenesis
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 1 of 7
* Ormond A. MacDougald, University of Michigan, USA

Thursday, February 21 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Novel Transcriptional Pathways in Adipogenesis
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 2 of 7
Evan D. Rosen, Harvard University, USA
Beyond PPARgamma: Searching for Novel Transcriptional Pathways in Adipogenesis

Thursday, February 21 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Novel Transcriptional Pathways in Adipogenesis
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 3 of 7
Karsten Kristiansen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
The Tumor Suppressors pRB and p53 as Regulators of Adipocyte Differentiation and Function

Thursday, February 21 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Novel Transcriptional Pathways in Adipogenesis
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 4 of 7
Jacqueline M. Stephens, Louisiana State University, USA
Short Talk: STAT5A is Adipogenic in vivo and Plays an Important Role in the Regulation of Lipid Metabolism and Insulin Resistance in Adipocytes

Thursday, February 21 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Novel Transcriptional Pathways in Adipogenesis
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 5 of 7
Stephen R. Farmer, Boston University School of Medicine, USA
Role of SIRT1 in Regulating PPARg Activity during the Formation and Function of Adipocytes

Thursday, February 21 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Novel Transcriptional Pathways in Adipogenesis
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 6 of 7
Mitchell A. Lazar, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Novel Mechanisms Regulating Adipogenesis

Thursday, February 21 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Novel Transcriptional Pathways in Adipogenesis
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 7 of 7
Deborah Clegg, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA
Short Talk: Sexual Dimorphism of Adipose Tissues

Thursday, February 21 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Energy Balance: Beyond the Arcuate Nucleus
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms
Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 1 of 7
* Michael W. Schwartz, University of Washington, USA


Thursday, February 21 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Energy Balance: Beyond the Arcuate Nucleus
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms
Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 2 of 7
Joel K. Elmquist, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Direct CNS Targets of Leptin, Insulin, and Serotonin that Underlie Coordinated Body Weight and Glucose Homeostasis


Thursday, February 21 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Energy Balance: Beyond the Arcuate Nucleus
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms
Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 3 of 7
Martin G. Myers, Jr., University of Michigan, USA
Molecular and Neural Mechanisms of Leptin Action


Thursday, February 21 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Energy Balance: Beyond the Arcuate Nucleus
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms
Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 4 of 7
Harvey J. Grill, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Explaining the Intake Inhibition of Leptin: Amplification of the Satiating Effects of Gastrointestinal Signals in NTS Neurons


Thursday, February 21 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Energy Balance: Beyond the Arcuate Nucleus
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms
Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 5 of 7
Diana L. Williams, Florida State University, USA
Integration of Adiposity- and Satiety-Related Signals


Thursday, February 21 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Energy Balance: Beyond the Arcuate Nucleus
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms
Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 6 of 7
Michael Rosenbaum, Columbia University Medical College, USA
Short Talk: Effects of Weight Loss and Leptin on In vivo Regional Neuronal Responses to Visual Food Stimuli


Thursday, February 21 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Energy Balance: Beyond the Arcuate Nucleus
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms
Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 7 of 7
William F. Colmers, University of Alberta, Canada
Short Talk: Developmental Switch in Neuropeptide Y and Melanocortin Effects in the Paraventricular Nucleus of the Hypothalamus


Thursday, February 21 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Van Horne Ballroom Foyer


Thursday, February 21 | 11:15AM - 12:00PM
Lunch
Room: New Brunswick, Alberta, Cascade


Thursday, February 21 | 12:00PM - 2:30PM
Poster Session 2
Room: New Brunswick, Alberta, Cascade


Thursday, February 21 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Hot Topics
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 1 of 8
* † Jacob E. Friedman, University of Oklahoma, USA

Thursday, February 21 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Hot Topics
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 2 of 8
Robert A. Koza, Maine Medical Center Research Institute, USA
Evaluation of Mesoderm Specific Transcript as an Epigenetic Target for Diet-Induced Obesity in Mice

Thursday, February 21 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Hot Topics
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 3 of 8
Christoph Buettner, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA
Leptin Controls Adipose Tissue Endocannabinoid Levels and Lipogenesis through Hypothalamic Pathways that are Independent of STAT3 Signaling

Thursday, February 21 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Hot Topics
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 4 of 8
Alexander S. Banks, Harvard Medical School, USA
Energy Conservation Phenotypes in SirT1 Gain-of-Function Mice

Thursday, February 21 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Hot Topics
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 5 of 8
Yasunori Aizawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Noncoding “Long” RNAs in the Signaling Networks behind hMSC Differentiation

Thursday, February 21 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Hot Topics
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 6 of 8
Philippe Boucher, University of Strasbourg, France
Control of Adipogenesis and Fatty Acid Metabolism by LRP1

Thursday, February 21 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Hot Topics
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 7 of 8
Annette Schürmann, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruekce, Germany
Adipose-Specific Deletion of the Ras-homologous GTPase Arfrp1 Leads to Suppression of Triglyceride Storage

Thursday, February 21 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Hot Topics
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 8 of 8
Bradley K. Yoder, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Ciliary Dysfunction and Altered Energy Homeostasis

Thursday, February 21 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Van Horne Ballroom Foyer


Thursday, February 21 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Adipocytes and Inflammation
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 1 of 5
* Karen Reue, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Thursday, February 21 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Adipocytes and Inflammation
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 2 of 5
Philipp E. Scherer, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Adipose Tissue and Acute Phase Response

Thursday, February 21 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Adipocytes and Inflammation
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 3 of 5
Steven E. Shoelson, Harvard Medical School, Joslin Diabetes Center, USA
Metabolic Benefits of Interventions Targeting Proinflammatory Pathways

Thursday, February 21 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Adipocytes and Inflammation
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 4 of 5
Haiming Cao, NHLBI, National Institutes of Health, USA

Thursday, February 21 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Adipocytes and Inflammation
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 5 of 5
Jun Wada, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Short Talk: Effects of Vaspin on Inflammatory and Metabolic Responses in Obesity

Thursday, February 21 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Regulation of Energy Homeostasis Circuitry
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms
Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 1 of 5
* Joel K. Elmquist, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA


Thursday, February 21 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Regulation of Energy Homeostasis Circuitry
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms
Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 2 of 5
Michael L.J. Ashford, University of Dundee, UK
Leptin Signaling Mechanisms in Arcuate Nucleus Neurons


Thursday, February 21 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Regulation of Energy Homeostasis Circuitry
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms
Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 3 of 5
Leona Plum, Columbia University Medical Center, USA
Hypothalamic Function of FoxO Proteins


Thursday, February 21 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Regulation of Energy Homeostasis Circuitry
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms
Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 4 of 5
Tamas L. Horvath, Yale School of Medicine, USA
Synaptic Plasticity of Hypothalamic Circuits Controlling Energy Balance


Thursday, February 21 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Regulation of Energy Homeostasis Circuitry
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms
Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 5 of 5
Qingchun Tong, University of Texas Medical School, USA
Short Talk: Roles of GABA Release from Agrp Neurons


Thursday, February 21 | 7:00PM - 7:00PM
On Own for Dinner


Friday, February 22 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: New Brunswick, Alberta, Cascade


Friday, February 22 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Adipocytes from the Inside Out
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 1 of 7
* Stephen R. Farmer, Boston University School of Medicine, USA

Friday, February 22 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Adipocytes from the Inside Out
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 2 of 7
Dawn L. Brasaemle, Rutgers University, USA
Molecular Aspects of Lipid Droplet Biology

Friday, February 22 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Adipocytes from the Inside Out
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 3 of 7
Karen Reue, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
The Lipin Protein Family: Roles in Adipogenesis and Triglyceride Biosynthesis

Friday, February 22 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Adipocytes from the Inside Out
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 4 of 7
Tae-Hwa Chun, University of Michigan, USA
Short Talk: Pericellular Collagenenolysis as a Rheostat of Obesity Progression

Friday, February 22 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Adipocytes from the Inside Out
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 5 of 7
Jorge Plutzky, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
Retinoid Metabolism in Energy Balance

Friday, February 22 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Adipocytes from the Inside Out
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 6 of 7
Joel M. Goodman, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, USA
Lipid Droplet Assembly and Communication in Yeast

Friday, February 22 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Adipocytes from the Inside Out
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 7 of 7
Carole Sztalryd, VAH and University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
Short Talk: Interaction between Lipases and Lipid Droplet Coat Proteins

Friday, February 22 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Food Hedonics: Engaging the Limbic Circuitry
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms
Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 1 of 7
* Dianne Figlewicz Lattemann, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, USA


Friday, February 22 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Food Hedonics: Engaging the Limbic Circuitry
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms
Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 2 of 7
Gary Aston-Jones, Medical University of South Carolina, USA
Role of Orexin Neurons in Conditioned Reward-Seeking and Addiction: Implications for Obesity


Friday, February 22 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Food Hedonics: Engaging the Limbic Circuitry
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms
Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 3 of 7
Gorica D. Petrovich, Boston College, USA
Learned Cue-Induced Eating: A Forebrain-Hypothalamic Network


Friday, February 22 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Food Hedonics: Engaging the Limbic Circuitry
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms
Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 4 of 7
Dianne Figlewicz Lattemann, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, USA
Regulation of Food Reward by Adiposity Signals


Friday, February 22 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Food Hedonics: Engaging the Limbic Circuitry
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms
Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 5 of 7
Jeffrey W. Grimm, Western Washington University, USA
Incubation of Sucrose Craving


Friday, February 22 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Food Hedonics: Engaging the Limbic Circuitry
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms
Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 6 of 7
Brian J. Oldfield, Monash University, Australia
Short Talk: A More Complete View of the Interaction between Homeostatic, Hedonistic and Cognitive Pathways Mediating Appetite


Friday, February 22 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Food Hedonics: Engaging the Limbic Circuitry
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms
Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 7 of 7
Jeffrey M. Zigman, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Short Talk: The Orexigenic Hormone Ghrelin Defends Against Depressive Symptoms of Chronic Stress


Friday, February 22 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Van Horne Ballroom Foyer


Friday, February 22 | 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: New Brunswick, Alberta, Cascade


Friday, February 22 | 11:30AM - 11:30AM
On Own for Lunch


Friday, February 22 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: New Brunswick, Alberta, Cascade


Friday, February 22 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: Molecular Targets and New Therapeutics
Room: Van Horne Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 7
* Donald A. McClain, University of Utah School of Medicine, USA

Friday, February 22 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: Molecular Targets and New Therapeutics
Room: Van Horne Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 7
Alain Baron, Elcelyx Thereapeutics Inc., USA
Integrated Neurohormonal Therapy of Obesity

Friday, February 22 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: Molecular Targets and New Therapeutics
Room: Van Horne Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 7
Cristina M. Rondinone, Cellarity Inc., USA
RNA Interference: Novel Targets, Unique siRNA Drugs to Treat Metabolic Disorders?

Friday, February 22 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: Molecular Targets and New Therapeutics
Room: Van Horne Ballroom

Speaker 4 of 7
Tara B. Manion, Pfizer Inc, USA
Integration of Gut Hormones, Metabolism and Food Intake

Friday, February 22 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: Molecular Targets and New Therapeutics
Room: Van Horne Ballroom

Speaker 5 of 7
Anne Reifel Miller, Lilly Research Laboratories, USA
The Unexpected Complexity of the AdipoR2-Deficient Mouse Phenotype

Friday, February 22 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: Molecular Targets and New Therapeutics
Room: Van Horne Ballroom

Speaker 6 of 7
Bei B. Zhang, Pfizer Inc., USA
Targeting AMPK Activation for the Treatment of Diabetes and Related Metabolic Disorders

Friday, February 22 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: Molecular Targets and New Therapeutics
Room: Van Horne Ballroom

Speaker 7 of 7
Brad Geddes, Elixir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., USA
Improved Insulin Sensitivity in Ghrelin Receptor Knockout Mice Assessed by Glycemic Clamp Analyses

Friday, February 22 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Van Horne Ballroom Foyer


Friday, February 22 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Interactions between Brain and Periphery II (Joint)
Room: Van Horne Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 4
Barry E. Levin, VA Medical Center, USA
Hypothalamic Integration of Nutrient-Related and Hormonal Inputs Controlling Energy Balance

Friday, February 22 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Interactions between Brain and Periphery II (Joint)
Room: Van Horne Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 4
* Barbara B. Kahn, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, USA
CNS Regulation of Energy Balance and Glucose Metabolism

Friday, February 22 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Interactions between Brain and Periphery II (Joint)
Room: Van Horne Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 4
Timothy J. Bartness, Georgia State University, USA
Neural Connections between Brain and Adipose Tissue

Friday, February 22 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Interactions between Brain and Periphery II (Joint)
Room: Van Horne Ballroom

Speaker 4 of 4
Liangyou Rui, University of Michigan, USA
Short Talk: Identification of Neuronal SH2B1 as a Key Regulator of Energy Balance and Body Weight

Friday, February 22 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: New Brunswick, Alberta, Cascade


Friday, February 22 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 3
Room: New Brunswick, Alberta, Cascade


Saturday, February 23 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: New Brunswick, Alberta, Cascade


Saturday, February 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Adipocyte Plasticity and Fate Choices
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 1 of 7
* Dawn L. Brasaemle, Rutgers University, USA

Saturday, February 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Adipocyte Plasticity and Fate Choices
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 2 of 7
Ormond A. MacDougald, University of Michigan, USA
Regulation of Adipocyte Differentiation and Metabolism

Saturday, February 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Adipocyte Plasticity and Fate Choices
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 3 of 7
Sven Enerbäck, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
FOX Transcription Factors in White and Brown Adipose Tissue

Saturday, February 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Adipocyte Plasticity and Fate Choices
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 4 of 7
Jan Nedergaard, Stockholm University, Sweden
Short Talk: UCP1 Ablation Induces Obesity and Obliterates Diet-Induced Adrenergic Thermogenesis

Saturday, February 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Adipocyte Plasticity and Fate Choices
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 5 of 7
Sheila Collins, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
Kinases and Their Transcription Targets in Adipocyte Cell Fate

Saturday, February 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Adipocyte Plasticity and Fate Choices
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 6 of 7
Dwight J. Klemm, University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Center, USA
Bone Marrow-Derived Progenitor Cells Give Rise to a Unique Adipocyte Population in Adipose Tissue

Saturday, February 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Adipocyte Plasticity and Fate Choices
Room: Van Horne Ballroom AB

Speaker 7 of 7
Barbara Cannon, Stockholm University, Sweden
Short Talk: A Myogenic Gene Expression Signature Establishes that Brown and White Adipocytes Originate from Distinct Cell Lineages

Saturday, February 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Emerging Aspects of Energy Homeostasis Biology
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms
Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 1 of 7
* David E. Cummings, University of Washington, USA


Saturday, February 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Emerging Aspects of Energy Homeostasis Biology
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms
Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 2 of 7
Gary J. Schwartz, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Distributed Neural Nutrient Sensing in the Control of Energy Homeostasis


Saturday, February 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Emerging Aspects of Energy Homeostasis Biology
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms
Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 3 of 7
Marilyn Ader, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA
Effect of Antipsychotic Medications on the Risk of Obesity and Diabetes


Saturday, February 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Emerging Aspects of Energy Homeostasis Biology
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms
Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 4 of 7
Robert V. Farese Jr., Harvard School of Public Health, USA
Mechanisms of Cellular Lipid Storage


Saturday, February 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Emerging Aspects of Energy Homeostasis Biology
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms
Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 5 of 7
Robert F. Margolskee, Monell Chemical Senses Center, USA
Beyond Taste: The Roles of Taste Receptors and Gustducin in Gastrointestinal Chemosensation


Saturday, February 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Emerging Aspects of Energy Homeostasis Biology
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms
Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 6 of 7
Heike Münzberg, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, USA
Short Talk: LepRb Neurons in the DMH as Potential Integrators of Homeostatic Control


Saturday, February 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Emerging Aspects of Energy Homeostasis Biology
This session is from Neuronal Mechanisms
Room: Van Horne Ballroom C

Speaker 7 of 7
Ted D. Hoyda, Queen's University, Canada
Short Talk: The Electrophysiological Actions of Adiponectin in the Paraventricular Nucleus of the Hypothalamus


Saturday, February 23 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Van Horne Ballroom Foyer


Saturday, February 23 | 11:15AM - 11:15AM
On Own for Lunch


Saturday, February 23 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Van Horne Ballroom Foyer


Saturday, February 23 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Genetics of Obesity and Diabetes (Joint)
Room: Van Horne Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 5
* Daniel Porte Jr., University of California, San Diego, USA

Saturday, February 23 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Genetics of Obesity and Diabetes (Joint)
Room: Van Horne Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 5
Rudolph L. Leibel, Columbia University, USA
Genetic Modifiers of Obesity/Diabetes in Mice and Humans

Saturday, February 23 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Genetics of Obesity and Diabetes (Joint)
Room: Van Horne Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 5
Stephen O'Rahilly, University of Cambridge, UK
Lessons from Human Phenotypes of Obesity and Insulin Resistance

Saturday, February 23 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Genetics of Obesity and Diabetes (Joint)
Room: Van Horne Ballroom

Speaker 4 of 5
Joel N. Hirschhorn, Children's Hospital, Boston, USA
Genomewide Association Studies of Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity and Stature

Saturday, February 23 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Genetics of Obesity and Diabetes (Joint)
Room: Van Horne Ballroom

Speaker 5 of 5
David A. Buchner, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Short Talk: The Genetic Architecture of Diet-Induced Obesity

Saturday, February 23 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: New Brunswick, Alberta, Cascade


Saturday, February 23 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Entertainment
Room: New Brunswick, Alberta, Cascade


Saturday, February 23 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Cash Bar
Room: New Brunswick, Alberta, Cascade


Sunday, February 24 | 10:21AM - 10:21AM
Departure


*Session Chair
†Invited, not yet responded.