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Functional Neurocircuitry of Feeding and Feeding Disorders (J8)


Organizer(s) Roger D. Cone, Lori M. Zeltser and Matthew R. Hayes
February 10—14, 2019
Fairmont Banff Springs • Banff, Alberta 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 Novo Nordisk A/S


Summary of Meeting:
The Keystone Symposia conference on neuronal control of appetite is a well-attended conference that is the leading gathering for scientific exchange among those studying the central control of energy homeostasis. The monogenetic syndromes of obesity in mouse and man played a fundamental role in the development of this field, and hence the field has heavily emphasized the control of feeding in models of obesity. However, many disorders of feeding and energy storage, including anorexia nervosa, disease cachexia, pediatric failure to thrive, Prader-Willi disease and progeria are important untreated medical conditions. The goal of this conference will be to gather world leaders in the neural control of feeding and energy homeostasis, along with leaders in the pathophysiology of feeding and energy homeostasis. There is currently no conference in the field that brings together these disparate groups of scientists. For example, recent annual conferences of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior had few talks on anorexia or cachexia. The 2017 Keystone Symposia conference on Neural Control of Appetite began to expand the biological breadth of feeding behaviors under investigation, and this proposed conference will further broaden this field by covering fundamental advances in the neural circuitry underlying feeding, while including entire sessions devoted to anorexia nervosa, disease cachexia, and feeding disorders across the lifespan. Additionally, while the Keystone conference on Obesity and Adipose Tissue Biology has been heavily focused on the hypothalamic control of homeostatic feeding, this conference will have entire sessions devoted to brainstem and telencephalic control of feeding.

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Scholarships/Awards

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

Maria Caterina De Rosa
Columbia University, USA

Anabel Flores
University of Michigan, USA

Chaitanya Kumar Gavini
Loyola University Chicago, USA

Tim Gruber
Helmholtz Center Munich, Germany

Melanie Maya Kaelberer
Duke University, USA

Tal Slutzki
McGill University - RIMUHC, Canada