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Neuronal Control of Appetite, Metabolism and Weight (C6)


Organizer(s) Tony K.T. Lam and Matthias H. Tschöp
March 17—22, 2013
Fairmont Banff Springs • Banff, AB Canada
Abstract Deadline: Nov 14, 2012
Late Abstract Deadline: Dec 19, 2012
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 14, 2012
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 17, 2013

Sponsored by AVEO Oncology

Summary of Meeting:
Obesity and Type 2 diabetes are associated with a disruption in energy, glucose and lipid homeostasis. Exciting new developments indicate a key role for the central nervous system in the homeostatic control of systemic metabolic processes. A goal of the Keystone Symposia meeting on Neuronal Control of Appetite, Metabolism and Weight is to bring together basic and clinical scientists from academia and the pharmaceutical industry studying neuronal control of appetite, metabolism and body weight or related complementary fields (such as addiction/reward, cellular stress, and inflammation) to share novel and relevant insights with relevance for human obesity, diabetes and metabolic disease. The meeting seeks to integrate existing knowledge with novel discoveries on central nervous system mechanisms activated by hormones or nutrients that regulate systemic metabolism. Meeting participants will discuss the latest research in this field along with future directions and perspectives that are relevant for both basic science and clinical research.

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Scholarships/Awards

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Ancillary Training Program Scholarship Recipients

Arian F. Baquero
Novo Nordisk Inc., USA

Diego V. Bohórquez
Duke University Medical Center, USA

Stephanie M. Correa
University of California, San Francisco, USA

Latrice D. Faulkner
University of Michigan, USA

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

Celine Cansell
Université Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, BFA, EAC 4413 CNRS, France

Maria F. A. Fernandes
Montreal Diabetes Research Center, Canada

Toshiya Kojima
University of Tokyo, Japan

Daniel D. Lam
Stanford University, USA

Heather Weir
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, USA