Obesity: From Cell to Patient

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Obesity: From Cell to Patient
joint with Diabetes: Many Faces of the Disease
Scientific Organizers: Kevin L. Grove, Rachel L. Batterham and Shane T. Hentges
Date: January 29 - February 02, 2021
Location: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Supported by the Directors' Fund
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Summary of Meeting:
Obesity is a chronic disease, affecting approximately 640 million people world-wide. Obesity is associated with numerous co-morbidities, including diabetes. The goals of this meeting are to gather global experts and cover obesity research from cells to the patients. Historically this Keystone meeting has been the most important in the field; however, it has primarily focused on the basic research in the past. To address this gap, the 2020 meeting program aims to strike a balance between basic and with clinical/translational research. We are also planning a patient engagement and clinical roundtable workshop that will provide a greater understanding of the serious clinical needs surrounding this disease. We believe this session will also inspire basic scientists and underscore the importance of their research. Special attention will be given to the gut/brain axis, including microbiota, in light of emerging research on disease etiology and treatment with transformative potential. There is strong evidence that the Gut/Brain axis is an important regulator of appetitive behavior but also energy homeostasis, blood glucose and even emotional state. Finally, this meeting will be held in conjunction with the Keystone Diabetes meeting, inviting attendees to explore field overlap and pursue further connection. as there is obvious overlap in these fields. The meetings will feature multiple joint sessions with a joint Keynote speaker. We expect both programs to draw field leaders from around the world as well as next generation of researchers.
DEADLINES:
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
Scholarship Deadline: October 15 2020 details
Abstract Deadline: October 29 2020 details & pricing
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 2 2020 details & pricing


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