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Metabolism and Cardiovascular Risk
Organizer(s): E. Dale Abel, Ira J. Goldberg and Karin E. Bornfeldt
Date: September 23 - 28, 2008
Location: Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge, CO, USA
Supported by the Directors' Fund
Summary of Meeting:
Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of mortality in developed countries and emerging economies worldwide. Important risk factors include diabetes, obesity, and dyslipidemia. Given the growing worldwide epidemic of obesity and the metabolic syndrome, there is a critical need to understand the biological mechanisms that confer this increased risk. The most current research in this area has identified important mechanisms linking dyslipidemia and inflammation to the development of atherosclerosis, the role of adipokines in linking metabolic dysfunction and cardiovascular disease, and the role of insulin resistance and mitochondrial dysfunction in the pathogenesis of cardiac dysfunction. Recent genome-wide association studies have identified novel genetic loci that may link metabolic disorders with increased risk. The goals of this meeting are to present the latest data on: (1) genetic studies linking metabolism and cardiovascular risk; (2) new insights into the mechanisms linking insulin resistance with atherosclerosis and cardiac dysfunction; and (3) new insights into the role of altered insulin signaling and lipotoxicity in promoting cardiovascular disease in individuals with diabetes and the metabolic syndrome. The program will catalyze interactions that are likely to lead to new approaches to tackle the translation of fundamental observations to the prevention of cardiovascular disease in these vulnerable populations.
Scholarship Deadline: May 22 2008
Discounted Abstract Deadline: June 24 2008
Abstract Deadline: July 24 2008
Discounted Registration Deadline: July 24 2008
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Seahorse Bioscience, 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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