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Obesity and Adipose Tissue Biology
Organizer(s): Yu-Hua Tseng, Philipp E. Scherer and Deborah Clegg
Date: February 15 - 19, 2016
Location: Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, AB, Canada
Sponsored by MedImmune and Novo Nordisk A/S
Summary of Meeting:
Obesity is a growing pandemic and a major contributor to metabolic syndrome and disorders such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dyslipidemia, non-alcohol fatty liver and some cancers. Excess fat mass is the main characteristic of obesity, and adipocytes are the critical players in obesity-associated metabolic disorders. This symposium will focus on recent advances in our understanding of adipocyte biology and its related pathogenesis. These scientific breakthroughs include fundamental aspects of adipocyte development, heterogeneity of fat cells and their progenitors, fuel utilization in different types of adipocytes, environmental imprinting of adipose tissue, adipose tissue remodeling, brain-adipose communication and non-adipose tissue adipocytes. This meeting aims to unite interdisciplinary researchers, from basic and translational scientists to clinicians and industrial scientists, in order to integrate and synergize the diverse body of knowledge of adipose tissue, discuss cutting-edge technologies and foster collaborative interactions. Attendees will gain an in-depth knowledge of adipocyte biology and new insight into the role of adipose tissue in obesity and its related metabolic disorders.
Scholarship Deadline: October 15 2015
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 15 2015
Abstract Deadline: November 17 2015
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 15 2015
Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor(s) for generously supporting this meeting:
MedImmuneNovo Nordisk A/S
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Adipogen InternationalALPCO DiagnosticsEducational grant from Lilly
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

Eli Lilly and Company
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Grant No. 5R13DK104611-01

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Grant No. 5R13DK104611-02
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