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Obesity and Adipose Tissue Biology (J7)


Organizer(s) Matthias Blüher, Philipp E. Scherer and Anne Bouloumié
February 10—14, 2019
Fairmont Banff Springs • Banff, AB Canada
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 23, 2018
Abstract Deadline: Nov 8, 2018
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 23, 2018
Discounted Registration Deadline: Dec 11, 2018

Sponsored by Bayer AG, MedImmune and Novo Nordisk A/S

This activity is also supported by an educational grant from Lilly


Summary of Meeting:
Obesity is a growing worldwide epidemic, increasing co-morbid conditions, such as diabetes. The joint conferences on “Obesity and Adipose Tissue Biology” and “Functional Neurocircuitry of Feeding and Feeding Disorders” are aimed to foster cross-talk between these research areas. Adipose tissue is an endocrine organ that is both controlled by and sends signals to the brain and other organs. In addition, obesity causes an inflammatory state in the adipose tissue. The recognition that brown/beige adipose tissue is active in adult humans has triggered interest in understanding the physiology and relative importance of these tissues. Exercise and bariatric surgery are known to elicit profound metabolic benefits in type 2 diabetes, although the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. This conference will bring together cell biologists, biochemists, geneticists, physiologists, drug developers and clinical researchers, thereby facilitating knowledge exchange and interactions leading to elucidation of better treatments for obesity and diabetes. Specifically, it will examine recent advances in our understanding of brown/beige adipose tissue function; obesity-induced adipose inflammation; control of adipose tissue, appetite and energy metabolism; endocrine and paracrine signaling via secreted factors; molecular mechanisms of metabolic signaling; emerging topics, including long noncoding RNA and the gut microbiome; and approaches to drug development and the treatment of obesity and diabetes.

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Scholarships/Awards

Burroughs Wellcome Fund ECITA Scholarship Recipients

Renata Pereira
University of Iowa, USA

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Scholarship Recipients

Jacqueline Beaudry
Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Canada

Alexandre Caron
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

Noemie Druelle
Columbia University Medical Center, USA

Stephen E. Flaherty III
Columbia University, USA

Christy Gliniak
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

Gernot F. Grabner
Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Austria

Felipe Henriques
University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA

Yongguo Li
Technische Universität München, Germany

Francisco Javier Ruiz-Ojeda
Institute for Diabetes and Obesity, Germany

Farnaz Shamsi
Joslin Diabetes Center, USA

Allison Wing
Yale University, USA