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Wednesday, March 19 | 4:00PM - 8:00PM
Arrival and Registration
Room: Concert Hall Foyer


Thursday, March 20 | 7:30AM - 8:30AM
Breakfast
Room: Individual Hotel


Thursday, March 20 | 8:30AM - 9:40AM
Keynote Session
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 1 of 4
* Michael P. Czech, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA

Thursday, March 20 | 8:30AM - 9:40AM
Keynote Session
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 2 of 4
* Tobias C. Walther, Harvard School of Public Health, USA

Thursday, March 20 | 8:30AM - 9:40AM
Keynote Session
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 3 of 4
Stephen O'Rahilly, University of Cambridge, UK
Human Metabolic Disease: Lessons from Genetics

Thursday, March 20 | 8:30AM - 9:40AM
Keynote Session
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 4 of 4
Luke A. J. O'Neill, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Ireland
New Frontiers in Inflammation Research

Thursday, March 20 | 9:40AM - 12:15PM
Lipids as Signaling Molecules I
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 1 of 6
* Tobias C. Walther, Harvard School of Public Health, USA

Thursday, March 20 | 9:40AM - 12:15PM
Lipids as Signaling Molecules I
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 2 of 6
* Morris J. Birnbaum, Pfizer Inc., USA

Thursday, March 20 | 9:40AM - 12:15PM
Lipids as Signaling Molecules I
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 3 of 6
Sarah Spiegel, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Sphingosine-1-Phosphate in Cell Biology and Diseases

Thursday, March 20 | 9:40AM - 12:15PM
Lipids as Signaling Molecules I
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 4 of 6
Scott A. Summers, University of Utah, USA
Ceramide Signaling and Metabolic Disease

Thursday, March 20 | 9:40AM - 12:15PM
Lipids as Signaling Molecules I
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 5 of 6
George Kunos, NIAAA, National Institutes of Health, USA
Endocannabinoid/CB1 Receptor Signaling in Peripheral Tissues as a Therapeutic Target in Type 2 Diabetes

Thursday, March 20 | 9:40AM - 12:15PM
Lipids as Signaling Molecules I
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 6 of 6
Michael P. Czech, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Lipid Signaling in Adipocytes

Thursday, March 20 | 10:00AM - 10:20AM
Coffee Break
Room: Hall 6


Thursday, March 20 | 12:15PM - 5:00PM
On Own for Lunch and Recreation


Thursday, March 20 | 12:15PM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Hall 6


Thursday, March 20 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Hall 6


Thursday, March 20 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Hall 6


Thursday, March 20 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Lipids as Signaling Molecules II
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 1 of 6
* Paul F. Pilch, Boston University School of Medicine, USA

Thursday, March 20 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Lipids as Signaling Molecules II
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 2 of 6
Daniele Piomelli, University of California, Irvine, USA
The Thrifty Lipids: Endocannabinoid Regulation of Energy Balance

Thursday, March 20 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Lipids as Signaling Molecules II
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 3 of 6
Charles N. Serhan, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
Resolvins Are Novel Pro-Resolving Mediators in Inflammation

Thursday, March 20 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Lipids as Signaling Molecules II
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 4 of 6
Garret A. FitzGerald, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Prostaglandins and Inflammatory Responses

Thursday, March 20 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Lipids as Signaling Molecules II
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 5 of 6
Wolfram Goessling, Brigham and Women's Hospital-Harvard Medical School, USA
Short Talk: Prostaglandin E2 Regulates Liver versus Pancreas Cell Fate Decisions and Endodermal Differentiation

Thursday, March 20 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Lipids as Signaling Molecules II
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 6 of 6
Marieke Guurtje Schooneman, Academic Medical Center, Netherlands
Short Talk: Plasma Acylcarnitine Levels Poorly Reflect Tissue Acylcarnitine Levels and Have Limited Predictive Value for Metabolic Derangements

Thursday, March 20 | 7:15PM - 8:15PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Hall 6


Thursday, March 20 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 1
Room: Hall 6


Friday, March 21 | 7:30AM - 8:30AM
Breakfast
Room: Individual Hotel


Friday, March 21 | 8:30AM - 9:00AM
Poster Setup
Room: Hall 6


Friday, March 21 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Linking Metabolism to Gene Expression
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 1 of 7
* Irfan J. Lodhi, Washington University School of Medicine, USA

Friday, March 21 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Linking Metabolism to Gene Expression
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 2 of 7
Jay D. Horton, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Post-Transcriptional Regulators of Lipogenesis

Friday, March 21 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Linking Metabolism to Gene Expression
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 3 of 7
Rosalind A. Coleman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Journal of Lipid Research Lectureship: Acyl-CoA Synthesis, Metabolism and Signaling

Friday, March 21 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Linking Metabolism to Gene Expression
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 4 of 7
Amy K. Walker, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Short Talk: Limitations in Methylation Capacity Affect Lipogenesis and Host Response to Pathogens

Friday, March 21 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Linking Metabolism to Gene Expression
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 5 of 7
Matthew G. Vander Heiden, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Glycolytic Regulation of Cell Proliferation and Survival

Friday, March 21 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Linking Metabolism to Gene Expression
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 6 of 7
Morris J. Birnbaum, Pfizer Inc., USA
Signaling Pathways Regulating Hepatic Lipid Metabolism

Friday, March 21 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Linking Metabolism to Gene Expression
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 7 of 7
Amit R. Majithia, University of California, San Diego, USA
Short Talk: Making Sense of Sequence Variation in PPARG: A Comprehensive Experimental Approach

Friday, March 21 | 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Hall 6


Friday, March 21 | 9:50AM - 10:10AM
Coffee Break
Room: Hall 6


Friday, March 21 | 11:45AM - 12:30PM
Lunch
Room: Hall 6


Friday, March 21 | 12:00PM - 2:30PM
Poster Session 2
Room: Hall 6


Friday, March 21 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop: Breaking Stories in Lipogenesis, Immunometabolism
and Adipogenesis
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 1 of 9
* Jan Nedergaard, Stockholm University, Sweden

Friday, March 21 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop: Breaking Stories in Lipogenesis, Immunometabolism
and Adipogenesis
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 2 of 9
* Morris J. Birnbaum, Pfizer Inc., USA

Friday, March 21 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop: Breaking Stories in Lipogenesis, Immunometabolism
and Adipogenesis
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 3 of 9
Sarah M. Turpin, Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research, Germany
The Role of Ceramide Synthase 6 in Metabolic Tissue Function

Friday, March 21 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop: Breaking Stories in Lipogenesis, Immunometabolism
and Adipogenesis
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 4 of 9
Andreas Prokesch, Medical University Graz, Austria
Aspartoacylase (Aspa) Regulates the Phenotype of Brown Adipocytes

Friday, March 21 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop: Breaking Stories in Lipogenesis, Immunometabolism
and Adipogenesis
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 5 of 9
Valerio Chiurchiù, IRCCS Santa Lucia Foundation, Italy
Endocannabinoids as “Master Regulatory Bioactive Lipids” of Innate and Adaptive Immunity

Friday, March 21 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop: Breaking Stories in Lipogenesis, Immunometabolism
and Adipogenesis
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 6 of 9
Christopher C. Church, Yale University, USA
Dietary Fatty Acids Activate Adipocyte Precursors in Obesity

Friday, March 21 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop: Breaking Stories in Lipogenesis, Immunometabolism
and Adipogenesis
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 7 of 9
Cynthia Hong, Pfizer, USA
IDOL Regulation of Cholesterol Metabolism

Friday, March 21 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop: Breaking Stories in Lipogenesis, Immunometabolism
and Adipogenesis
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 8 of 9
Niklas Mejhert, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Systematic Identification of Transcriptional Regulators Controlling Lipolysis and/or Lipid Droplet Morphology in Human Adipocytes

Friday, March 21 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop: Breaking Stories in Lipogenesis, Immunometabolism
and Adipogenesis
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 9 of 9
Jessica P. Otis, Carnegie Institute, USA
Visualization of ApoA-I and Reverse Cholesterol Transport in Live Zebrafish

Friday, March 21 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Hall 6


Friday, March 21 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Packaging Neutral Lipids into Lipid Droplets
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 1 of 6
* Robert V. Farese Jr., Harvard School of Public Health, USA

Friday, March 21 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Packaging Neutral Lipids into Lipid Droplets
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 2 of 6
Tobias C. Walther, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
Triglyceride Synthesis and Storage in Lipid Droplets

Friday, March 21 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Packaging Neutral Lipids into Lipid Droplets
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 3 of 6
Hongyuan Yang, University of New South Wales, Australia
Seipin Function in Adipogenesis and Lipid Droplet Expansion

Friday, March 21 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Packaging Neutral Lipids into Lipid Droplets
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 4 of 6
David B. Savage, University of Cambridge, UK
Genetic Disorders of Lipid Storage

Friday, March 21 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Packaging Neutral Lipids into Lipid Droplets
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 5 of 6
Anne Gaebler, University of Bonn, Germany
Short Talk: Engineering Alkyne Lipids and Fluorescent Detection Reagents for Lipid Imaging by Microscopy

Friday, March 21 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Packaging Neutral Lipids into Lipid Droplets
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 6 of 6
Madeleine Goeritzer, University of Graz, Austria
Short Talk: TG-Rich Lipid Droplet Accumulation in CGI-58-/- Macrophages Leads to a Pro-Inflammatory Macrophage Phenotype and Aggravates Atherosclerosis Susceptibility

Friday, March 21 | 7:15PM - 7:15PM
On Own for Dinner


Saturday, March 22 | 7:30AM - 8:30AM
Breakfast
Room: Individual Hotel


Saturday, March 22 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Unconventional Lipid Droplet Functions
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 1 of 7
* Dawn L. Brasaemle, Rutgers University, USA

Saturday, March 22 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Unconventional Lipid Droplet Functions
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 2 of 7
Michael A. Welte, University of Rochester, USA
Lipid Droplets as Sites to Sequester Proteins from Other Cellular Compartments

Saturday, March 22 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Unconventional Lipid Droplet Functions
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 3 of 7
Carole Sztalryd, VAH and University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
Lipid Droplet Coat: An Adaptation to Cellular Energetic Needs

Saturday, March 22 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Unconventional Lipid Droplet Functions
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 4 of 7
Cedric Moro, Institute of Metabolic and Cardiovascular Diseases, France
Short Talk: Regulation of Skeletal Muscle Lipolysis and Oxidative Metabolism by G0/G1 Switch Gene 2

Saturday, March 22 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Unconventional Lipid Droplet Functions
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 5 of 7
Russell A. DeBose-Boyd, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Sterol and Nonsterol Signals Regulating ER-Associated Degradation of HMG CoA Reductase

Saturday, March 22 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Unconventional Lipid Droplet Functions
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 6 of 7
John McLauchlan, University of Glasgow, UK
Lipid Droplet Function in Hepatitis C Virus Infection

Saturday, March 22 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Unconventional Lipid Droplet Functions
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 7 of 7
S.R. Murthy Madiraju, Montreal Diabetes Research Center, CR-CHUM, Canada
Short Talk: Alpha/beta-Hydrolase Domain-6, a Monoacylglycerol Lipase, Regulates Insulin Secretion and Sensitivity, Adipose Browning, Body Weight, Locomotor Activity and Fuel Homeostasis

Saturday, March 22 | 9:50AM - 10:10AM
Coffee Break
Room: Hall 6


Saturday, March 22 | 11:45AM - 5:00PM
On Own for Lunch and Recreation


Saturday, March 22 | 11:45AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Hall 6


Saturday, March 22 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Hall 6


Saturday, March 22 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Hall 6


Saturday, March 22 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
New Insights into Control of Lipogenesis
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 1 of 5
* Helen M. Roche, University College Dublin, Ireland

Saturday, March 22 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
New Insights into Control of Lipogenesis
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 2 of 5
Mitchell A. Lazar, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Circadian Transcriptional Regulation of Metabolism

Saturday, March 22 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
New Insights into Control of Lipogenesis
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 3 of 5
Camella G. Wilson, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Short Talk: CD36 Regulates Hepatic Lipid Accumulation and Whole Body Insulin Sensitivity in Mice

Saturday, March 22 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
New Insights into Control of Lipogenesis
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 4 of 5
Catherine Postic, INSERM Institut Cochin, France
Molecular Mechanisms Linking Hepatic Steatosis to Steatohepatitis Transition: Dual Roles of ChREBP and LXR

Saturday, March 22 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
New Insights into Control of Lipogenesis
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 5 of 5
Cecilie Hundahl, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Short Talk: Hormone-Sensitive Lipase in the Hypothalamus is Involved in Regulation of Food Intake and Energy Balance

Saturday, March 22 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Hall 6


Saturday, March 22 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 3
Room: Hall 6


Sunday, March 23 | 7:30AM - 8:30AM
Breakfast
Room: Individual Hotel


Sunday, March 23 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Lipids in Human Disease
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 1 of 7
* Gerald I. Shulman, Yale University School of Medicine, USA

Sunday, March 23 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Lipids in Human Disease
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 2 of 7
Kitt F. Petersen, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Ectopic Lipid Accumulation and Insulin Resistance

Sunday, March 23 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Lipids in Human Disease
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 3 of 7
Barbara B. Kahn, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, USA
Systemic Metabolic Effects of Adipose Tissue Lipogenesis

Sunday, March 23 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Lipids in Human Disease
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 4 of 7
Guadalupe Sabio Buzo, Spanish National Centre for Cardiovascular Research, Spain
Short Talk: Lack of p38gamma/detla in Myeloid Cells Protect Against Liver Steatosis

Sunday, March 23 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Lipids in Human Disease
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 5 of 7
Juleen R. Zierath, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Lipid Pathways and Regulation of Skeletal Muscle

Sunday, March 23 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Lipids in Human Disease
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 6 of 7
Daniel J. Rader, University of Pennsylvania, USA
New Pathways in Hepatic Lipid Metabolism

Sunday, March 23 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Lipids in Human Disease
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 7 of 7
Jonathan Y. Xia, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Short Talk: Role of Acid Ceramidase Action in Regulating Hepatic Lipid Metabolism and Whole Body Insulin Sensitivity

Sunday, March 23 | 9:50AM - 10:10AM
Coffee Break
Room: Hall 6


Sunday, March 23 | 11:45AM - 5:00PM
On Own for Lunch and Recreation


Sunday, March 23 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Hall 6


Sunday, March 23 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Adipogenesis and 'Britening' of White Fat
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 1 of 5
* Silvia Corvera, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA

Sunday, March 23 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Adipogenesis and 'Britening' of White Fat
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 2 of 5
Barbara Cannon, Stockholm University, Sweden
White Fat, Brown Fat and Brite Fat

Sunday, March 23 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Adipogenesis and 'Britening' of White Fat
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 3 of 5
David A. Guertin, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Short Talk: New Insights into Adipocyte Origins and in vivo Drivers of Adipogenesis

Sunday, March 23 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Adipogenesis and 'Britening' of White Fat
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 4 of 5
Sheila Collins, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
Signaling Networks 'Britening' Adipocytes: Some Old, Some New

Sunday, March 23 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Adipogenesis and 'Britening' of White Fat
Room: Concert Hall

Speaker 5 of 5
James G. Granneman, Wayne State University School of Medicine, USA
Tracing the Recruitment of Bipotential Adipocyte Progenitors in White Adipose Tissue

Sunday, March 23 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Hall 6


Sunday, March 23 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Entertainment
Room: Hall 6


Sunday, March 23 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Cash Bar
Room: Hall 6


Monday, March 24 | 10:25AM - 10:25AM
Departure


*Session Chair.

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