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Obesity: From the Cell to the Patient (J5)

joint with the meeting on Diabetes: Many Faces of the Disease (J6)

Scientific Organizers: Kevin L. Grove, Rachel L. Batterham and Shane T. Hentges


January 29—February 2, 2021

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada


Supported by the Directors' Fund


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Registered attendees of one meeting in a joint pair may participate in sessions of the other, pending space availability.

** Registration opens in January 2020 **



Discounted Abstract Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

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  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
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Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


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Scholarship Deadline:

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Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

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Abstract Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is )

Discounted Registration Deadline: December 2, 2020

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 945.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 720.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1145.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 920.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


The meeting will begin on Friday, January 29 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Tuesday, February 2 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Wednesday, February 3 in order to fully experience the meeting.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 29

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.


SATURDAY, JANUARY 30

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—09:00
Welcome and Keynote Address (Joint)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/29/2020

Morris F. White, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA
Peripheral and Central Faces of Hepatic Insulin Resistance

09:00—11:15
Gut Instincts: Influence of the Intestine on Glucose Homeostasis (Joint)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/29/2020

Mary-Elizabeth Patti, Joslin Diabetes Center, USA
Hypoglycemia after Bariatric Surgery: Lessons Learned About Intestinal Control of Glucose Metabolism

Coffee Break

Max Nieuwdorp, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Does the Disease Start with the Gut Microbiome?

Roy Taylor, Newcastle University, UK
The Impact of Caloric Restriction on Liver and Pancreas

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

14:30—16:30
Workshop and Panel 1: Patient Engagement

* Rachel L. Batterham, University College London, UK

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts


Following Session is for Diabetes: Many Faces of the Disease (J6)

14:30—16:30
Workshop and Panel 1: Insulin Resistance vs. Beta Cell Function

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Central Adaptations to Body Weight Change
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/29/2020

Hans Rudolf Berthoud, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, USA
Central effects of Bariatric Surgery

Stephanie E. Fulton, University of Montreal, Canada
Metabolic Adaptations to HFD: Midbrain- Reward, Anxiety and Depression

Dana M. Small, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Rethinking Food Reward: Implications for Overeating

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts


Following Session is for Diabetes: Many Faces of the Disease (J6)

17:00—19:00
Personalized Therapeutics for T2D: Are We there Yet?
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/29/2020

Jose C. Florez, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Have GWAS Helped Classify Diabetes?

Emma Ahlqvist†, Lund University, Sweden
Subclassifying Diabetes by Combining GWAS and Clinical Phenotyping

Paul W. Franks, Lund University, Sweden
Lifestyle Effects in the Context of Precision Medicine

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1


SUNDAY, JANUARY 31

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
The Future Treatments for Patients with Obesity
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/29/2020

Lotte Bjerre Knudsen, Novo Nordisk A/S, Denmark
GLP-1: an Incretin and a Neuropeptide, with Simultaneous Cardiovascular Risk Reduction

Murielle M. Veniant, Amgen Inc., USA
Approaches to Decrease Weight in Obese Individuals with Therapeutic Agents

Coffee Break

James Leonard†, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, USA
Combination Treatments

Speaker to be Announced

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts


Following Session is for Diabetes: Many Faces of the Disease (J6)

08:00—11:00
Type 2 Diabetes: One Size Doesn’t Fit All
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/29/2020

Ellen E. Blaak, Maastricht University, Netherlands
T2D Associated with Different Obesity Metabolic Phenotypes

Namratha R. Kandula†, Northwestern University, USA
Drivers of T2D in Southeast Asians

Coffee Break

Kristen Jane Nadeau, University of Colorado Denver, USA
Emerging Aspects of T2D in Youth

Bret H. Goodpaster, Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes, USA
Fat Accumulation in Muscle: Implications for Diabetes

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
A Gut Feeling: How the Gut Speaks to the Brain
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/29/2020

Rachel L. Batterham, University College London, UK
Gut Hormones and Nutrient Sensing

Darleen A. Sandoval, University of Michigan, USA
Mechanisms for the Metabolic Success of Bariatric Surgery

Diego V. Bohórquez, Duke University Medical Center, USA
A Gut Choice for Sugars

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts


Following Session is for Diabetes: Many Faces of the Disease (J6)

17:00—19:00
Non-Classical T1D
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/29/2020

Carmella Evans-Molina, Indiana University, USA
Understanding Late Onset T1D

Speaker to be Announced

Kevan C. Herold, Yale University, USA
Cancer Immunotherapy and T1D

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
Feeding Behavior: Top Down or Bottom Up?
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/29/2020

Linda Rinaman, Florida State University, USA
Top Down Control of Appetite

Lori M. Zeltser, Columbia University, USA
Anorexia Nervosa: Perceptions of Appetie

Coffee Break

Michael Krashes, NIDDK, National Institutes of Health, USA
Appetite and Motivation

Gary J. Schwartz, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Bottom up Control of Appetite

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts


Following Session is for Diabetes: Many Faces of the Disease (J6)

08:00—11:00
The Failing beta Cell in T1D and T2D
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/29/2020

Laura C. Alonso, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA
ER Stress: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Marc Prentki, Montreal Diabetes Research Center, Canada
Insulin Hypersecretion as an Initiator of Insulin Resistance

Coffee Break

Chantal Mathieu†, KU Leuven, Belgium
Dialog between the Immune System and the beta Cell

Lori Sussel, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, USA
Beta Cell Dysfunction Contributes to T1D

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

14:30—16:30
Workshop 2: Dialog with Speakers (Joint)

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Fetal/Neonatal Programming of Obesity Risk: Impact of Maternal Metabolic Health
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/29/2020

Anny Xiang†, Kaiser Permanente, USA
Outcomes of Maternal Obesity and Diabetes in Children

Elinor L. Sullivan, Oregon National Primate Research Center, USA
The Influence of Maternal Nutrition and Metabolic State on Offspring Risk for Psychiatric Disorders

Stephanie Wesolowski, University of Colorado Denver, USA
Programming Liver Disease

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts


Following Session is for Diabetes: Many Faces of the Disease (J6)

17:00—19:00
Liver Dysfunction in Metabolic Disease
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/29/2020

Juleen R. Zierath, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Skeletal Muscle Mediators and Exercise-Induced Adaptations Governing Insulin Sensitivity in Type 2 Diabetes

Anastasia Kralli, Johns Hopkins Medical School, USA
The Role of Mitochondrial Function in Obesity and Metabolic Disease

Joseph T. Brozinick, Eli Lilly and Company, USA
Insulin Sensitivity in T2D

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
Adipose Tissue Communication
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/29/2020

Philipp E. Scherer, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Adipocyte-Mediated Organ Crosstalk

Ana Domingos, University of Oxford, UK
Sympathetic Innervation of Adipose Tissue

Coffee Break

Sean M. Hartig, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Adipose Tissue Communication via Exosomes

Camilla Charlotte Schéele, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Brown Adipocytes in Human Metabolism

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts


Following Session is for Diabetes: Many Faces of the Disease (J6)

08:00—11:00
Novel Therapeutic Strategies: Mechanisms and Applications
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/29/2020

Richard D. DiMarchi, Indiana University and Novo Nordisk, USA
Overview of Existing and Emerging Therapies for T2D

Rory J. McCrimmon, University of Dundee, UK
Mechanisms of Therapies for T2D and Potential Crossover to T1D

Coffee Break

Carla J. Greenbaum, Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, USA
Anti CD3 Therapy for T1D; New Promise for an Old Therapy

Allan Ertmann Karlsen, Novo Nordisk, Denmark
Stem Cell Mediated Treatments for Diabetes

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

14:30—16:30
Workshop 3: Hot Topics

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—18:45
CNS Control of Energy Homeostasis and Blood Glucose (Joint)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/29/2020

Shane T. Hentges, Colorado State University, USA
POMC Neurons: Distinct Roles in Food Intake, Metabolism and Glucose Regulation

Michael A. Cowley, Monash University, Australia
Hypothalamic Control of Glucose Homeostatsis

Martin G. Myers, Jr., University of Michigan, USA
Hypothalamic Control of Hypoglycemic Counter Regulatory Mechanism

Michael W. Schwartz, University of Washington, USA
Role of the Brain in Diabetes Pathogenesis and Treatment

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/29/2020


Following Session is for Diabetes: Many Faces of the Disease (J6)

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/29/2020

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

20:00—23:00
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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