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Adipogenesis, Obesity and Inflammation
joint with Diabetes Mellitus and the Control of Cellular Energy Metabolism
Organizer(s): Philipp E. Scherer and Steven E. Shoelson
Date: January 21 - 26, 2006
Location: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Part of the Translational Medicine Series, Sponsored by Pfizer Global Research & Development
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, type 2 diabetes, the metabolic syndrome, and atherosclerosis. The rapid rise in these major public health problems underscores a growing need to understand the physiological and pathological bases of feeding and obesity, and the pathophysiological links between obesity and these associated morbidities. This meeting focuses on recent advances being made in our understanding of the molecular basis of feeding and nutrient storage and on the molecular consequences of obesity in terms of promoting risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Specific topics related to potential causes of obesity include: I) Central regulation of feeding and adiposity, II) Genetic defects leading to obesity, and III) Adipogenesis and adipocyte differentiation. Topics related to the consequences of obesity include: I) Adipokines and other products of adipocytes, II) Inflammation in fat and other organs and the recruitment and involvement of macrophages, III) Accumulation of lipids and adipocytes in other organs, IV) Etiology of the metabolic syndrome and association with atherosclerosis. Special attention will be given to translational insights that highlight some of the clinical implications of excess storage of adipose tissue. Some sessions will be held jointly with the “Diabetes Mellitus and the control of Cellular Energy Metabolism” meeting that will effectively complement the obesity meeting.
Scholarship Deadline: September 21 2005
Discounted Abstract Deadline: September 21 2005
Abstract Deadline: October 13 2005
Discounted Registration Deadline: November 21 2005
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
ALPCO DiagnosticsCell Signaling Technology, Inc.Novartis Institutes for BioMedical ResearchPfizer Global Research & Development
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Grant No. 1 R13 DK072700-01
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