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Complications of Diabetes and Obesity
joint with Dissecting the Vasculature: Function, Molecular Mechanisms and Malfunction
Organizer(s): Ann Marie Schmidt, George L. King and Thomas M. Coffman
Date: February 24 - March 01, 2009
Location: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Sponsored by Pfizer Global Research & Development
Summary of Meeting:
The complications of diabetes and obesity are emerging as major health problems in the United States and world-wide. Obesity-linked complications may lead to the development of insulin resistance and, ultimately, hyperglycemia. Thus, the study of mechanisms underlying and linking these disorders holds promise for the identification of mechanism-targeted therapeutic agents. In addition to frank and often destructive recruitment of immune responses, diabetes and obesity are significantly modified by host and environment factors. Such factors as hypertension, innate aging, failure of effective pro- or anti- angiogenesis programs, genetic and epigenetic factors may influence the phenotype and outcome in diabetes and obesity. The goals of the meeting will be to integrate these concepts in close collaboration with the “Dissecting the Vasculature” concurrent meeting group. Beginning with the vessel, and addressing superimposed and modifying factors, this program will facilitate greater understanding of mechanisms linked to diabetes and its complications and obesity.
Scholarship Deadline: October 23 2008
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 23 2008
Abstract Deadline: November 25 2008
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 29 2008
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
ALPCO DiagnosticsJDRFLilly Singapore Centre for Drug DiscoveryPfizer Global Research & Development
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Cell Press
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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