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Triglycerides and Triglyceride-Rich Particles in Health and Disease (A3)

Organizer(s) Robert H. Eckel, Ira J. Goldberg and Ruth McPherson
January 9—14, 2010
Big Sky Resort • Big Sky, MT USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 15, 2009
Late Abstract Deadline: Oct 12, 2009
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 15, 2009
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 9, 2009

Supported by The Directors' Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Triglycerides are important storage molecules that play important roles in lipid and lipoprotein metabolism, insulin action, energy balance, and atherosclerosis. The purpose of this meeting will be to critically examine the broad spectrum of triglyceride biology from the molecular biology of triglyceride biosynthesis in the liver and intestine to lipoprotein assembly and secretion to lipid fuel partitioning to adipose tissue, muscle and the liver. A discussion of the regulation of free fatty acid flux from adipose tissue to the liver by insulin and pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines will precede a detailed coverage of chylomicron and VLDL transport, intravascular lipolysis and tissue-specific lipid partitioning. A transition to the science and medicine of triglycerides will then occur with expected updates on the understanding of the genetic basis of disorders of triglyceride-rich lipoprotein metabolism and the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis that relate specifically to circulating triglyceride-rich particles. The clinical relevance of hypertriglyceridemia, new insights into the mechanisms of pharmacological treatment of hypertriglyceridemia, and clinical trial evidence pro and con that triglyceride lowering reduces cardiovascular disease risk will follow. The meeting should attract basic, clinical, and population scientists from academia and industry, and will deal with the many issues that remain unclear or controversial surrounding triglycerides and triglyceride rich particles in health and disease.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: September 15, 2009 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
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    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

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