Neuronal Control of Appetite, Metabolism and Weight (Z5)

joint with the meeting on Gastrointestinal Control of Metabolism (Z6)

Scientific Organizers: Lora K. Heisler and Scott M. Sternson


May 9—13, 2017

Tivoli Hotel and Congress Center, Copenhagen, Denmark


Lead Sponsor: Novo Nordisk A/S. Sponsored by Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


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

** Meeting has ended **

Discounted Abstract Deadline: January 12, 2017


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.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • 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.
(The Abstract Deadline: is February 9, 2017)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


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Scholarship Deadline: January 12, 2017


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.

Click here to learn more about Scholarships.

Abstract Deadline: February 9, 2017


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 January 12, 2017)

Discounted Registration Deadline: March 9, 2017


Registration Fee: 845.00 USD* (includes 150.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 620.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 995.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 770.00 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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Things to Do

Walking distance  = Walking distance (within 1/2 mile of conference center)  FREE Shuttle/Bus available  = FREE Shuttle/Bus available
Shuttle/Bus required  = Shuttle/Bus required  Car/Taxi required  = Car/Taxi required  not available  = Not Available

The Copenhagen Card provides free and discounted rates at museums, restaurants, and attractions as well as free public transportation for stays from 1-5 days in the city. For full information or to order the card, click here.

NEW THIS YEAR the people at the Copenhagen Tourism Organization have made available to visitors who are attending a conference in the city, the Copenhagen Convention Card. Good for 5 days and 5 museums or attractions, this card is only 299 DKK (about 40 euros or $43 USD) and gets you access to some of the most popular things to do in Copenhagen like Tivoli Gardens, Carlsberg Brewery, a canal tour, or one of the many palaces and museums.. For more information or to reserve a card in advance, click here.

Suggestion: To find other attendees who may want to join you in activities, use the message board located near the Registration Desk. Post your contact information and activity of interest, and be sure to check the message board during the meeting for posts by fellow attendees.

For suggestions on dining and shopping during your visit, as well as on what to see and do in Copenhagen, click here.
Other Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Tivoli Gardens, the world's second oldest amusement park and pleasure garden, is a 15 minute walk from the hotel or a 5 minute taxi/bus ride. The gardens have something for everyone all seasons of the year. Find out more at, Tivoli Gardens
Sightseeing Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required For the best resource in seeing all Copenhagen has to offer, Visit Copenhagen
Kronborg Castle
The Little Mermaid
Site Provided Discounts Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Free and Cheap Things to do in Copenhagen

There are a lot of free things to do in Copenhagen, and there are a lot of things you can do at very little cost and many cheap alternatives. Cruise the harbour on a harbour bus instead of taking a canal tour. Take a city bike instead of renting a bike. Eat for DKK 50 at Copenhagen Street Food. And if you do not mind standing up during a performance, you can also find very cheap tickets for The Royal Danish Opera from DKK 75-125.

Visit Bakken amusement park instead of Tivoli Gardens. Bakken has no entrance fee, you can bring your own food and drinks, and if you want to go on the rides, a multi-ride ticket costs DKK 249, or DKK 179 for kids' rides. If you visit on a Wednesday, you get up to 50 % discount when you pay by cash on the rides. So if you are visiting Copenhagen on a budget, there is no need for you to not experience the city in full.

Aquarium Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required National Aquarium Denmark
Movie Theaters Walking distance Cinemaxx Cinema
Zoo Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Copenhagen Zoo
Fitness Center Walking distance Fitness center located in the basement of the hotel with changing rooms and towels. Open from 06.00-22.00.
Swimming Walking distance Large swimming pool located in the basement of the hotel with an adjoining sauna. Open from 06.00-22.00.
Other Walking distance Indoor playroom for children of all ages located in the basement of the hotel.


Bars/Pubs Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Carlsberg Brewery
Dining Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required Tivoli hotel has 3 on site restaurants/lounges.
Tivoli Brasserie
Tivoli Bar and Lounge
Sticks 'n' Sushi

For dining options within walking distance of the hotel in Copenhagen's trendy meatpacking district click here.

Check out these links for recommendations on the best dining in the city of Copenhagen:
The Complete Copenhagen Dining Guide
Trip Advisor - Best Restaurants in Copenhagen
10 Best Restaurants to Eat Like a Local

Amounts are in US dollars
The above information is provided as a courtesy to our conferees and is subject to change without notice.