Meetings/Workshops on Human Physiology and Metabolism in the United States (USA)

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Keystone Symposia: Lipidomics and Bioactive Lipids in Metabolism and Disease
ID
833320
Dates
26 Feb 2017 - 02 Mar 2017
Location
Tahoe City, California, United States
Abstract
The ability to analyze large numbers of lipids from different categories (e.g., fatty acyls, glycerolipids, sphingolipids and sterols) has greatly advanced our understanding of their biochemical functions and roles in disease, but has also created challenges of scale. This Keystone Symposia meeting will cover areas of lipid research that have been particularly impacted by these technologies. It will specifically address the challenge of managing the large data sets generated by lipidomic technologies and conceptually studying them given how interconnected and cross-regulated lipid metabolic pathways are. Bringing together an outstanding group of scientists with expertise in the lipid categories as well as in lipidomic approaches, it will summarize recent findings for the major lipid categories from state-of-the-art technologies and lay the foundation for a broader understanding of new methods and the technical capabilities and limitations of these methods, as well as where better approaches are needed.
Contact
Attendee Services;     Phone: [1+ 970-262-1230 or 800-253-0685];     Email: info@keystonesymposia.org
Topics
metabolism, metabolic diseases, lipid mediators, cell biology, systems biology
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Keystone Symposia: Bile Acid Receptors as Signal Integrators in Liver and Metabolism
ID
833418
Dates
03 Mar 2017 - 07 Mar 2017
Location
Monterey, California, United States
Abstract
In the last decade, bile acids have enjoyed a real renaissance, sparked by the identification at the turn of the millennium of their dedicated receptors, FXR and TGR5. This has been instrumental in revealing the key role bile acids play in regulating liver and metabolic homeostasis, transforming them from detergents facilitating the intestinal absorption of nutrients into versatile hormones. Signaling through FXR and TGR5 indeed modulates several metabolic pathways, regulating not only bile acid synthesis and enterohepatic recirculation, but also lipid, glucose and energy homeostasis. In addition, FXR and TGR5 agonists display anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic properties, making these agents interesting candidates for the treatment of several liver and metabolic diseases, including nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). With the hepatitis C virus infection nearly solved, NASH is already a medical problem of epidemic proportions poised to become by 2020 the leading indication for liver transplantation in the US. This conference will review genetics, structure and functions of bile acid receptors and will explore the intricate interactions among gut microbiota, bile acids and liver disease, as well as the multiple bidirectional signals along the gut-liver axis. Intriguingly, FXR agonists, like the bile acid derivative obeticholic acid, could have a beneficial role in the treatment of NASH by decreasing hepatic lipogenesis, steatosis and insulin resistance, while also inhibiting inflammatory and fibrogenic responses able to promote liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. The conference therefore aims at integrating basic, translational and clinical aspects of bile acid receptors, bringing together an interdisciplinary group of scientists to discuss the state of the art and propose new avenues of investigation in this active and dynamic field.
Contact
Attendee Services;     Phone: [1+ 970-262-1230 or 800-253-0685];     Email: info@keystonesymposia.org
Topics
metabolic diseases, metabolism, inflammation, endocrinology, physiology
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ARVO 2017 Annual Meeting
ID
691433
Dates
07 May 2017 - 11 May 2017
Location
Baltimore, United States
Abstract
The theme of the ARVO 2014 Annual Meeting is inspired by all the many ways our members demonstrate leadership. This meeting is where eye and vision researchers come to discover research on the leading edge of their own fields and others. Eye and vision research is leading efforts in many related areas, including neuroscience, tissue imaging, preventative health and others.
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4.
 
FASEB SRC — Mitochondrial Biogenesis and Dynamics in Health, Disease and Aging
ID
877016
Dates
21 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
Location
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Abstract
The central role of mitochondria in normal cell physiology is evident from human diseases, including metabolic disorders and aging, which are associated with changes in mitochondrial function. This SRC will facilitate an exchange of knowledge and promote collaborative interactions between investigators that study basic aspects of mitochondria with translational investigators engaged in studying mitochondrial roles in human health, human diseases including age-associated disorders, and the aging process. Hence, this conference will gather basic and translational scientists with a broad range of research interests and different levels of experience ranging from established investigators to graduate students. A collegial format will facilitate discussions between all participants with the goal of bringing together their unique insights and integrate them into this rapidly expanding field.
Contact
FASEB SRC Staff;     Phone: [3016347010];     Email: src@faseb.org
Topics
signaling, cancer, biochem, genetics, aging
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FASEB SRC — Regulation and Function of Small GTPases
ID
871071
Dates
11 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
Location
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Abstract
This SRC provides an interactive forum that covers the latest developments in the small GTPase field and presents the newest technological advancements that are being used to unravel the complex roles of small GTPases in human health and disease. Small GTPases (e.g. Ras, Rac, Rho, Cdc42, Rab, Rap, Rheb and Ral) are essential for key cellular processes such as cell differentiation, proliferation, and migration, as well as the regulation of subcellular events such as vesicle trafficking. These critical functions of small GTPases make them important participants in a wide variety of physiological and pathophysiological processes. The founding member of the small GTPase superfamily, Ras, is the most commonly mutated oncogene in human cancers, and many other small GTPases (including RhoA, Rac1, Rab5, Rheb, and RalA) also play fundamental roles in cancer development and progression. Due to these important oncogenic functions of small GTPases, there is a strong cancer theme underlying this meeting. However, small GTPases also participate in other biomedically important events, including the promotion of vascular diseases, immunological abnormalities, mental disorders, and metabolic conditions. For these reasons, progress from a number of fields in addition to cancer biology will be highlighted, including neurobiology, developmental biology, computational biology, and membrane biophysics to ensure that we are leveraging and learning from discoveries made in important related fields. The main objective of the meeting is to stimulate cross-pollination of ideas among researchers investigating basic biochemical mechanisms, cell and tissue biology, and translational models to define the diverse functions of small GTPases.
Contact
FASEB SRC Staff;     Phone: [3016347010];     Email: src@faseb.org
Topics
signaling, cell prolif &migration, cancer, physiology, biophysics
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FASEB SRC — Rapid Signaling and Genomic Steroid Hormone Actions in Health and Disease
ID
871158
Dates
11 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
Location
Snowmass Village, Colorado, United States
Abstract
Steroid hormone action impacts many aspects of physiology and disease states. Although scientists in the field traditionally focused on how nuclear steroid receptors mediate gene transcription, it is now established that these same receptors exist and function at various cellular locations including the cell membrane and mitochondria. Thus this conference focuses on the latest advances and approaches to understand how signaling from extra-nuclear and nuclear steroid receptors integrate to produce genomic and non-genomic biological effects. This year's SRC focuses on steroid hormone action in cancer, metabolism, neuroscience, cardiovascular effects, ion channels, lung disease. Many new speakers will give talks and the opportunity for trainees to present their work in oral and poster sessions will be emphasized as well. Most importantly, many productive collaborations between scientists, junior and senior, have occurred from the interactions during the meeting. Junior scientists and trainees are especially encouraged to interact with senior faculty, in multiple venues that encourage this during the meeting. Travel funds for trainees are also a priority of this meeting.
Contact
FASEB SRC Staff;     Phone: [3016347010];     Email: src@faseb.org
Topics
molecular biology, physiology, cell signaling
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FASEB SRC — Polycystic Kidney Disease: Challenges, Differing Viewpoints and Ways Forward
ID
877073
Dates
25 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Location
Big Sky, Montana, United States
Abstract
The program consists of nine oral presentation and two poster sessions, a keynote address on Genome Editing for Monogenic Diseases and a special lecture on the Regulatory Path to Drug Approval in Inherited Slowly Progressive Renal Diseases. Eight oral presentation sessions are structured around a theme: 1) Genetic mechanisms; 2) Cell biology of PKD proteins, extracellular vesicles and cilia; 3) Epigenetics and microRNAs; 4) Cilia, calcium, and cAMP signaling; 5) Other pathways and model systems; 6) Disease mechanisms in other tissues and organs; 7) Cell metabolism and metabolomics; 8) Biomarkers and clinical trials. The ninth session is for late breaking abstracts.
Contact
FASEB SRC Staff;     Phone: [3016347010];     Email: src@faseb.org
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8.
 
FASEB SRC — The Biology of Cilia and Flagella
ID
869821
Dates
16 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Location
Scottsdale, AZ, United States
Abstract
Research on the biology of the cilium has seen explosive growth as its essential roles in cell signaling and human disease are now well recognized.
Contact
FASEB SRC Staff;     Phone: [3016347010];     Email: src@faseb.org
Topics
Ciliopathies, Developmental Biology, Nephrology, Physiology
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FASEB SRC — Glucose Transport: Gateway to Metabolic Systems Biology
ID
876955
Dates
16 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Location
Snowmass Village, Colorado, United States
Abstract
A particular focus will be neuroendocrine regulation of metabolism, liver metabolism and skeletal muscle metabolism in health and disease, featuring scientists that lead this field as well as younger faculty in the early stages of their independent careers. We believe that the themes of the meeting are particularly well-aligned with challenges faced by the pharmaceutical and biotech industries in identifying new therapeutic targets that combat tractable disease mechanisms. The meeting has consistently attracted major leaders in these fields, but also with representation of emergent young scientists. This year’s program, as seen in the accompanying attachment, is no exception. Recent progress in this area of research has been explosive, and we believe that this meeting will be particularly timely in helping to fully appreciate the significance of recent developments.
Contact
FASEB SRC Staff;     Phone: [3016347010];     Email: src@faseb.org
Topics
Physiology, endocrinology, nutrition, metabolomics
10.
 
FASEB SRC — Growth Hormone/Prolactin Family in Biology and Disease
ID
876934
Dates
23 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
Location
Steamboat Springs, CO, United States
Abstract
This SRC will bring together international scientists from academia and industry for lively discussions on the latest developments in the growth hormone (GH)/prolactin (PRL) family of hormones and their clinical applications. Beyond their classic roles in growth and lactation, these related hormones are increasingly recognized regulators of metabolism, stem cells, aging, behavior, cancer, and perinatal health of both mother and child, via actions on diverse target tissues. Moreover, they influence major associated health problems, such as obesity, diabetes, aging, mental health and multiple cancers. Our goal is to bring together senior and junior investigators working on all aspects of these hormones, from cell biology, genetics, developmental biology, neurobiology, metabolism, physiology, to their clinical and agricultural applications. Together, we will increase our understanding of how GH/PRL family proteins modulate health and disease processes, forge new collaborations, and accelerate the discovery of new pharmacologic approaches. Speakers from the GH/PRL community and related fields from around the world will share breaking data on a variety of cutting edge topics including genetic mutations in synthesis and signaling pathways, newly identified targets, novel mediators and nodes of critical crosstalk with other players, pituitary stem cells, interactions between peripheral hormones, hypothalamus and brain, and new drug targets/pre-clinical studies.
Contact
FASEB SRC Staff;     Phone: [3016347010];     Email: src@faseb.org
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11.
 
FASEB SRC — Molecular, Physiological, and Therapeutic Studies of Intestinal Lipid Transport and Metabolism
ID
876973
Dates
23 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
Location
Snowmass Village, Colorado, United States
Abstract
Intestinal lipid transport and metabolism is of high interest as deregulation of these pathways can directly contribute to several pathologies such as obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The field of intestinal lipid transport and metabolism remains one of the most dynamic areas in biomedical sciences, for both basic scientific inquiry and translational research. It reaches across the pathogenesis and treatment of major chronic diseases and includes leading-edge scientific technologies in human genomics, proteomics, lipidomics, bioinformatics, systems biology, and new biological model systems. This SRC will include emerging themes and cutting-edge concepts within the field to provide new knowledge that can ultimately be translated into clinical benefit for millions of patients not adequately addressed by existing therapeutic strategies. The Conference will provide a unique forum in which diverse scientists at all levels can enrich their knowledge base, network, encourage new collaborations and new ideas, and thus move forward the field of lipid sciences. The major themes of the meeting include lipid transfer proteins, systemic metabolism of intestinal lipoproteins, cholesterol metabolism, lipid droplets formation and mobilization, integrative physiological studies of lipids and lipoproteins, intestinal lipid metabolism in other organisms, chylomicron assembly, and enzymes in intestinal lipid synthesis. Overall, the goal of the Intestinal Lipid Transport and Metabolism FASEB Research Conference is to bring together a broad spectrum of scientists with a shared interest in understanding and applying knowledge of intestinal function and lipid metabolism to improve public health.
Contact
FASEB SRC Staff;     Phone: [3016347010];     Email: src@faseb.org
12.
 
FASEB SRC — A Multidisciplinary Approach To Addressing Health Disparities and Inequities in the U.S.: Cardiovascular Diseases
ID
877067
Dates
23 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
Location
Scottsdale, AZ, United States
Abstract
The growing awareness that racial/ethnic minority groups experienced inferior health outcomes when compared to the overall population led to an increased focus and interest from the U.S. Congress and Federal Government in implementing actions focused on addressing health disparities in this country. Consequently, there has been an increased multidisciplinary research effort in addressing problems associated with health disparities especially on diseases of the cardiovascular system. In recognition of the need to put the issue of health disparities front and center of health care delivery in the US, this SRC will focus on a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing health disparities and inequities in the United States.
Contact
FASEB SRC Staff;     Phone: [3016347010];     Email: src@faseb.org
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13.
 
FASEB SRC — Molecular Mechanisms of Immune Cell Development and Function
ID
877029
Dates
30 Jul 2017 - 04 Aug 2017
Location
Snowmass Village, Colorado, United States
Abstract
This SRC will include a keynote talk by Dan Litmann, a leader in the field, and formal sessions on (1) Early lymphocyte progenitors, (2) Mechanisms that underpin lymphocyte development, (3) Transcriptional regulation of lymphocyte differentiation, (4) Antigen receptor assembly, (5) Molecular and physical mechanisms that promote lymphocyte cell fate, (6) B cell activation and neoplasia, (7) The regulation of the immune responses, 8) Innate immunity and (9) Molecular pathways in innate immunity. These sessions are each anchored by 4 invited speakers with 3 shorter talks chosen from abstracts. The meeting will also include two poster sessions and two workshops consisting of short presentations chosen from submitted abstracts. By highlighting common and contrasting uses of similar mechanisms, the meeting will reveal unexpected synergies between areas of molecular immunology that are traditionally considered distinct. Such discoveries are enhanced by the program’s emphasis on mixing national and international experts with young scientists, including postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, among the presenters in an open atmosphere of scientific exchange. Finally, a large number of oral presentations will be selected from the abstracts.
Contact
FASEB SRC Staff;     Phone: [3016347010];     Email: src@faseb.org
Topics
immunology, genomics, Molecular Biology, Stem cell
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FASEB SRC — Lysophospholipid and Related Mediators - From Bench to Clinic
ID
877031
Dates
20 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Location
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Abstract
This is the leading international conference in lysophospholipid biology, attracting participants from all continents. This SRC will focus on the physiological and pathophysiological roles of sphingosine 1-phosphate, lysophosphatidic acid and other lysophospholipids. New and established basic scientists, clinical researchers, academics and industry partners are brought together to share expertise and foster collaboration, thereby accelerating the pace of scientific discovery and facilitating translation from early research to clinical practice. Indeed, the development of Fingolimod, the first oral treatment for multiple sclerosis, is an excellent example of this, as first reported at this conference in 2001. Late-breaking scientific advances and junior investigators will feature on the final program, which includes keynote lectures, the Journal of Lipid Research Lectureship and a careers workshop for early career scientists.
Contact
FASEB SRC Staff;     Phone: [3016347010];     Email: src@faseb.org
Topics
obesity, biochem, endocrinology, signaling, pharmacology, lipids
15.
 
ARVO 2018 Annual Meeting
ID
691464
Dates
29 Apr 2018 - 02 May 2018
Location
Honolulu, United States
Abstract
The theme of the ARVO 2014 Annual Meeting is inspired by all the many ways our members demonstrate leadership. This meeting is where eye and vision researchers come to discover research on the leading edge of their own fields and others. Eye and vision research is leading efforts in many related areas, including neuroscience, tissue imaging, preventative health and others.
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ARVO 2020 Annual Meeting
ID
691539
Dates
03 May 2020 - 07 May 2020
Location
Baltimore, United States
Abstract
The theme of the ARVO 2014 Annual Meeting is inspired by all the many ways our members demonstrate leadership. This meeting is where eye and vision researchers come to discover research on the leading edge of their own fields and others. Eye and vision research is leading efforts in many related areas, including neuroscience, tissue imaging, preventative health and others.
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ARVO 2021 Annual Meeting
ID
691483
Dates
02 May 2021 - 06 May 2021
Location
San Francisco, United States
Abstract
The theme of the ARVO 2014 Annual Meeting is inspired by all the many ways our members demonstrate leadership. This meeting is where eye and vision researchers come to discover research on the leading edge of their own fields and others. Eye and vision research is leading efforts in many related areas, including neuroscience, tissue imaging, preventative health and others.
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