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Organ Crosstalk in Obesity and NAFLD (J3)

joint with the meeting on Bioenergetics and Metabolic Disease (J4)

Scientific Organizers: Gary J. Schwartz, Bei B. Zhang and Christoph Buettner


January 21—25, 2018

Keystone Resort, Keystone, Colorado, USA


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.

DEADLINES:
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 28, 2017 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Sep 28, 2017 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Oct 26, 2017 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Nov 29, 2017 [details]

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Submit an Abstract Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2018-J3 "Organ Crosstalk in Obesity and NAFLD" conference only.

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

Deadline Date Cost
Discounted Abstract Deadline
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Before and On September 28, 2017 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After September 28, 2017 until October 26, 2017 100.00 USD*
* 50.00 USD of Abstract fee deducted from your registration fee when you register for this meeting
Scholarship
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September 28, 2017 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On November 29, 2017 820.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After November 29, 2017 1020.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On November 29, 2017 595.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After November 29, 2017 795.00 USD

* Changes in payment type that result in a refund are subject to a processing fee.
* Currency exchange gains/losses are the responsibility of the registrant and the Keystone Symposia will accept no liability for money loss through bank charges, transfers or currency fluctuations.

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Discounted Abstract Deadline: September 28, 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 October 26, 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.


Click here to learn more about Global Health Travel Awards.

Scholarship Deadline: September 28, 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: October 26, 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 September 28, 2017)

Discounted Registration Deadline: November 29, 2017


Registration Fee: 820.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 595.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1020.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 795.00 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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No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

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


The meeting will begin on Sunday, January 21 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, January 25 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Friday, January 26 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

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

Longs Peak Foyer

MONDAY, JANUARY 22

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Colorado Rockies Ballroom
08:00—09:00
Welcome and Keynote Address (Joint)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017
This lecture will provide a broad introduction to the central control of various metabolic parameters.

Columbine Ballroom
Jens C. Brüning, Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research, Germany
Central Neural Programming of Systemic Metabolism in Obesity

09:00—11:15
Central Modulation of Metabolism (Joint)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017
Discuss the neural circuits and signaling pathways that regulate energy expenditure and energy homeostasis.

Columbine Ballroom
Matthew R. Hayes, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Metabolic Neuropeptides as Modulators of Energy Balance, Motivation and Reward

Coffee Break

Christoph Buettner, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA
Brain Control of Adipose Tissue Functionality as a Determinant of Hypothalamic and Liver Function

Daniel L. Marks, Oregon Health & Science University, USA
Central Control of Cachexia

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

Colorado Rockies Ballroom
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Colorado Rockies Ballroom
14:30—16:30
Workshop 1: Emerging Therapeutic Targets for Metabolic Disease (Joint)

Columbine Ballroom
Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Longs Peak Foyer
17:00—19:00
Sweet Spots in the Brain: Central Glucose Sensing and Peripheral Glucose Homeostasis
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017

Quandary Peak
Sarah Stanley, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
Brian Glucose Sensing and New Radiogenetic Tools to Study It

Gregory James Morton, University of Washington, USA
CNS Mechanisms Governing Diabetic Hyperglycemia

Greg S. B. Suh, New York University School of Medicine, USA
Brain Sugar Sensing Circuits in Drosophila

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts


Following Session is for Bioenergetics and Metabolic Disease (J4)

17:00—19:00
Brown and Beige Fat Thermogenesis
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017
Discuss mechanisms that control the development and thermogenic function of brown and beige fat.

Grays/Longs Peak
Patrick Seale, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Molecular Regulation of Brown and Beige Adipogenesis

Sheila Collins, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, USA
Signaling Networks for Activation of Lipolysis and Thermogenesis

Evan D. Rosen, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, USA
Epigenetic and Epigenomic Control of Adipose Metabolism

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

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

Colorado Rockies Ballroom
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Colorado Rockies Ballroom

TUESDAY, JANUARY 23

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Colorado Rockies Ballroom
08:00—09:00
Keynote Address (Joint)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017

Columbine Ballroom
Bruce M. Spiegelman, Harvard Medical School, USA
Pathways that Control Cellular and Organismal Energy Metabolism

09:00—11:15
Adipose Plasticity and Metabolism (Joint)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017
Evaluate how adipose tissue function and dysfunction influences systemic metabolism.

Columbine Ballroom
Susan K. Fried, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
Depot Selective Growth and Metabolic Effects

Coffee Break

Philipp E. Scherer, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Adipose Fibrosis in Metabolic Regulation

Barbara B. Kahn, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, USA
Control of Systemic Metabolism by de novo Lipogenesis in Adipose

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

Colorado Rockies Ballroom
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Colorado Rockies Ballroom
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Longs Peak Foyer
17:00—19:00
Hepatic Metabolism in Obesity
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017

Quandary Peak
Rosalind A. Coleman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Compartmentalization of Hepatic Lipid Metabolism

Morris J. Birnbaum, Pfizer Inc., USA
Signaling Pathways Regulating Hepatic and Adipose Tissue Metabolism

Baoliang Song, Wuhan University, China
Regulation of Intracellular Cholesterol Transport and Metabolism

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts


Following Session is for Bioenergetics and Metabolic Disease (J4)

17:00—19:00
Mitochondria: Form and Function
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017
Discuss key concepts and mechanisms involved in controlling mitochondrial dynamics and energetics.

Grays/Longs Peak
Jodi Nunnari†, University of California, Davis, USA
Talk Title to be Announced

Mary-Ellen Harper, University of Ottawa, Canada
Uncoupling Proteins, Energy Expenditure and ROS

Daniel P. Kelly, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, USA
Transcriptional Control of Mitochondrial Fuel Metabolism

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

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

Colorado Rockies Ballroom
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Colorado Rockies Ballroom

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Colorado Rockies Ballroom
08:00—11:00
Hepatic Dysfunction in NASH and NAFLD
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017

Quandary Peak
Bart Staels, Institut Pasteur de Lille, Université Lille, France
Pathophysiology and Mechanisms of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Samuel Klein, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Biochemical, Metabolic and Clinical Implications in Obesity and NASH

Coffee Break

Hongliang Li, Wuhan University, China
Moledular Pathways Linking Infection, Inflammation, Obesity and NAFLD

Bei B. Zhang, Pfizer, USA
New Approaches Targeting Improved Metabolic Control

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts


Following Session is for Bioenergetics and Metabolic Disease (J4)

08:00—11:00
Energy Expenditure and Body Weight Regulation in Humans
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017
Discussion centered on energy expenditure in humans and non-human primates. Topics include importance of brown fat thermogenesis in people and the effect of weight reduction on muscle efficiency.

Grays/Longs Peak
Herman Pontzer, Hunter College, USA
Evolutionary Origins of Obesity

Michael Rosenbaum, Columbia University Medical College, USA
Regulation of Energy Balance Following Weight Reduction

Coffee Break

Wouter D. van Marken Lichtenbelt, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Cold Exposure and Metabolic Health: Role Brown Adipose Tissue and Skeletal Muscle

Steven R. Smith, Florida Hospital, USA
Metabolic Flexibility and Energy Utilization

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Colorado Rockies Ballroom
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Colorado Rockies Ballroom
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Longs Peak Foyer
17:00—19:00
The Many Scars of Obesity: Systemic Fibrosis and Hypothalamic Gliosis
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017

Quandary Peak
Gyongyi Szabo, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Metabolic Danger Signals in Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis

Joshua Thaler, University of Washington, USA
Hypothalamic Gliosis

Speaker to be Announced

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts


Following Session is for Bioenergetics and Metabolic Disease (J4)

17:00—19:00
Cellular Regulators of Bioenergetics
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017
Discuss the neural circuits and signaling pathways that regulate energy expenditure and energy homeostasis.

Grays/Longs Peak
P. Darrell Neufer, East Carolina University, USA
Redox Circuit Flux and Energy Expenditure

Muthu Periasamy, Sanford Burnham Prebys, USA
Skeletal-Muscle-Based Thermogenic Mechanisms

Reuben J. Shaw, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
AMPK Control of Cellular Energetics

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

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

Colorado Rockies Ballroom
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3

Colorado Rockies Ballroom

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Colorado Rockies Ballroom
08:00—11:00
Feel Your Gut: The Gut-Brain-Food Connection
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017

Quandary Peak
Fiona M. Gribble, University of Cambridge, UK
Gut Hormones in the Regulation of Metabolism

Kendra K. Bence, Pfizer, USA
Fructose Metabolism and Fatty Liver Disease

Coffee Break

Daniel J. Drucker, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Canada
Gut Peptides Drive Metabolic Organs: Direct vs. Indirect Mechanisms

Speaker to be Announced

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts


Following Session is for Bioenergetics and Metabolic Disease (J4)

08:00—11:00
Skeletal Muscle: Use and Disuse
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017
The following topics will be covered: (1) Effects of physical activity on muscle and whole-body metabolism; (2) Mechanisms and impact of muscle cachexia.

Grays/Longs Peak
Deborah M. Muoio, Duke University Medical Center, USA
Adaptive Responses to Exercise Controlling Metabolism

Juleen R. Zierath, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Epigenetic Regulation by Exercise

Coffee Break

David E. James, University of Sydney, Australia
Exercise Regulated Pathways in Skeletal Muscle

David J. Glass, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, USA
Muscle Wasting

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

14:30—16:30
Workshop 2: Hot Topics in Obesity and Metabolism (Joint)

Columbine Ballroom
Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Longs Peak Foyer
17:00—18:45
Fat on the Brain: Adipose-Brain Crosstalk
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017

Quandary Peak
Gary J. Schwartz, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Metabolic Sensing in Adipose Tissue

Pierre Léopold, University Cote d'Azur, France
Humoral Communication between Fat and Brain Insulin Producing Cells

Suneil K. Koliwad, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Hypothalamic Microglia as Fat Sensors: Physiology vs. Pathology


Following Session is for Bioenergetics and Metabolic Disease (J4)

17:00—18:45
Novel Effectors of Energy Metabolism
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017
Discuss novel pathways/factors that regulate energy expenditure in adipose or skeletal muscle.

Grays/Longs Peak
Shingo Kajimura, University of California, San Francisco, USA
BAT-Secreted Adipokines Regulate Energy Expenditure

Jiandie Lin, University of Michigan Medical School, USA
Metabolic Tissue Cross-Talk

Ajay Chawla, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Innate Immune Control of Thermogenesis

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017

Quandary Peak

Following Session is for Bioenergetics and Metabolic Disease (J4)

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017

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

Colorado Rockies Ballroom
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.

Colorado Rockies Ballroom

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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