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Obesity and Adipose Tissue Biology
joint with Diabetes
Organizer(s): Marc L. Reitman, Ruth E. Gimeno and Jan Nedergaard
Date: January 22 - 26, 2017
Location: Keystone Resort, Keystone, CO, USA
Sponsored by MedImmune, Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences and Novo Nordisk A/S. Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Summary of Meeting:
Obesity is a growing worldwide epidemic, increasing co-morbid conditions, such as diabetes. The joint meetings on “Obesity and Adipose Tissue Biology” and “Diabetes: Emerging Concepts in Metabolic Signaling and Disease” are aimed to foster cross-talk between these research areas. Adipose tissue is an endocrine organ that is both controlled by and sends signals to the brain and other organs. In addition, obesity causes an inflammatory state in the adipose tissue. The recognition that brown/beige adipose tissue is active in adult humans has triggered interest in understanding the physiology and relative importance of these tissues. Exercise and bariatric surgery are known to elicit profound metabolic benefits in type 2 diabetes, although the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. This meeting will bring together cell biologists, biochemists, geneticists, physiologists, drug developers and clinical researchers, thereby facilitating knowledge exchange and interactions leading to elucidation of better treatments for obesity and diabetes. Specifically, it will examine recent advances in understanding of brown/beige adipose tissue function; obesity-induced adipose inflammation; control of adipose tissue, appetite, and energy metabolism; endocrine and paracrine signaling via secreted factors; molecular mechanisms of metabolic signaling; emerging topics, including long noncoding RNA and gut microbiome; and approaches to drug development and the treatment of obesity and diabetes.
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: August 23 2016
Scholarship Deadline: September 22 2016
Discounted Abstract Deadline: September 22 2016
Abstract Deadline: October 25 2016
Discounted Registration Deadline: November 22 2016
Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor(s) for generously supporting this meeting:
Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationMedImmuneNestlé Institute of Health SciencesNovo Nordisk A/S
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Adipogen InternationaleLifeJournal of Lipid ResearchResearch Diets, Inc.
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. 5R13DK104611-03
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