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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
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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