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Obesity: Novel Aspects of the Regulation of Body Weight
joint with Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin Resistance
Organizer(s): Randy J. Seeley, Mark W. Sleeman and I. Sadaf Farooqi
Date: January 20 - 25, 2009
Location: Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, AB, Canada
Supported by the Directors' Fund
Summary of Meeting:
Obesity remains among the most daunting health problems facing the developed world. Despite the rising prevalence of obesity, the biological systems that serve to match caloric intake to caloric expenditure are robust and make permanent weight loss difficult to achieve. Current research points to a multitude of factors that contribute to this regulation. Identifying the processes that are most amenable for therapeutic intervention is a crucial research goal. To that end, this conference will focus on the latest work identifying novel genes, hormones and signaling cascades that regulate energy balance. The program will also emphasize a wide range of new strategies for using this new information to produce safe and effective therapies to prevent or treat obesity.
Scholarship Deadline: September 23 2008
Discounted Abstract Deadline: September 23 2008
Abstract Deadline: October 23 2008
Discounted Registration Deadline: November 20 2008
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Lilly Singapore Centre for Drug DiscoveryRegeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Grant No. 5R13DK076500-03
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