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Functional Neurocircuitry of Feeding and Feeding Disorders
joint with Obesity and Adipose Tissue Biology
Organizer(s): Roger D. Cone, Lori M. Zeltser and Matthew R. Hayes
Date: February 10 - 14, 2019
Location: Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, AB, Canada
Sponsored by Novo Nordisk A/S
Summary of Meeting:
The Keystone Symposia conference on neuronal control of appetite is a well-attended conference that is the leading gathering for scientific exchange among those studying the central control of energy homeostasis. The monogenetic syndromes of obesity in mouse and man played a fundamental role in the development of this field, and hence the field has heavily emphasized the control of feeding in models of obesity. However, many disorders of feeding and energy storage, including anorexia nervosa, disease cachexia, pediatric failure to thrive, Prader-Willi disease and progeria are important untreated medical conditions. The goal of this conference will be to gather world leaders in the neural control of feeding and energy homeostasis, along with leaders in the pathophysiology of feeding and energy homeostasis. There is currently no conference in the field that brings together these disparate groups of scientists. For example, recent annual conferences of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior had few talks on anorexia or cachexia. The 2017 Keystone Symposia conference on Neural Control of Appetite began to expand the biological breadth of feeding behaviors under investigation, and this proposed conference will further broaden this field by covering fundamental advances in the neural circuitry underlying feeding, while including entire sessions devoted to anorexia nervosa, disease cachexia, and feeding disorders across the lifespan. Additionally, while the Keystone conference on Obesity and Adipose Tissue Biology has been heavily focused on the hypothalamic control of homeostatic feeding, this conference will have entire sessions devoted to brainstem and telencephalic control of feeding.
Scholarship Deadline: October 23 2018
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 23 2018
Abstract Deadline: November 8 2018
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 11 2018
Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor(s) for generously supporting this meeting:
Novo Nordisk A/S
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Research Diets, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

Janssen R&D: Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Grant No. 1 R13 DK118918-01
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 DK118918-01 from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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