Obesity: A Multisystems Perspective
joint with Challenges and Opportunities in Diabetes Research and Treatment
Organizer(s): Roger D. Cone, Barbara Cannon and Lee M. KaplanDate: January 12 - 17, 2014
Location: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada
This meeting will cover the latest discoveries on the role of multiple organ systems in the process of energy homeostasis and obesity. In addition to the role of the central nervous system and white adipose tissue (WAT) depots, this meeting will examine the role of WAT development, brown fat, the microbiome, gut-brain signaling and circadian rhythms in the development of obesity. Bariatric surgery and the latest pharmaceutical approaches to obesity treatment will also be considered, as will the latest genetic approaches to both common and rare syndromic obesity. Joint sessions with the Keystone Symposia meeting on Challenges and Opportunities in Diabetes Research and Treatment will include “The Role of Brown Adipose Tissue in Thermogenesis and Glucose Uptake” and “Mechanisms Underlying the Efficacy of Bariatric Surgery.” This meeting will bring together a diverse array of leading scientists from the U.S., Europe and Japan to talk about breaking discoveries in a very broad array of physiological processes relevant to obesity and its treatment. The goal of the meeting will be to provide participants with an update on cutting-edge developments in the field, as well as with a broader perspective on the biology of obesity. The anticipated outcome is the development of new, and potentially interdisciplinary, research collaborations and directions.
Scholarship Deadline: October 4 2013
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 4 2013
Abstract Deadline: October 29 2013
Discounted Registration Deadline: November 14 2013
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We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Grant No. 5R13DK084688-05
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