Division of Nutrition

9th Annual
Postgraduate Nutrition Symposium

Obesity and Inflammation

March 21 - 22, 2007
Boston

No Wecast recordings are available for this event.


Welcome

W. Allan Walker, M.D.
Conrad Taff Professor of Nutrition; Director, Division of Nutrition, Harvard Medical School

Keynote Address:
Obesity and Inflammation: Integration of Metabolic and Immune Responses

Gokhan S. Hotamisligil, M.D., PhD,
James Stevens Simmons Professor of Genetics and Metabolism, Harvard School of Public Health


SESSION I:
HUMAN STUDIES

Moderator:
Gokhan S. Hotamisligil, M.D., PhD

Obesity, Inflammation and Metabolic Disease in Humans

Paresh Dandona, M.D., PhD.,
Director, Diabetes - Endocrinology Center of Western New York,
Distinguished Professor in Medicine, State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo

Inflammation and Obesity Related Pathologies

Eric Rimm, ScD.,
Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition,
Harvard School of Public Health

Therapeutic Opportunities Targeting Inflammation in Humans

Allison B. Goldfine, M.D.,
Investigator, Assistant Director, Clinical Research Section, Joslin Diabetes Center

Discussion


SESSION II:
MACROPHAGES AND METABOLIC DISEASE

Moderator:
Andrew S. Greenberg, M.D.

Infiltration of Adipose Tissue by Immune Cells in Obesity: Chicken or Egg?

Haiyan Xu, M.D., PhD.,
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology Division, Brown University,
Division of Biology and Medicine, Brown Medical Center

Adipocyte Death and Macrophage Infiltration into Adipose Tissue in Obesity

Andrew S. Greenberg, M.D.,
Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Professorship in Metabolism and Nutrition,
Scientist I and Director, Obesity and Metabolism Laboratory,
Jean Mayer USDA HNRCA, Tufts University

PPARd and Macrophage Responses

Chih-Hao Lee,
Assistant Professor of Genetics and Complex Diseases,
Harvard School of Public Health

Discussion


SESSION III:
NEW PATHS INTEGRATING METABOLISM AND INFLAMMATION

Moderator:
Charalabos Pothoulakis, M.D.

Macrophage ER Stress and Atherosclerosis

Ira Tabas, M.D., Ph.D.,
Richard J. Stock Professor and Vice-Chair of Research, Department of Medicine, Columbia University;
Professor of Medicine and Anatomy & Cell Biology, (in Physiology and Cellular Biophysics),
Columbia University

Role of Inflammation in Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatiti

Anna Mae Diehl, M.D.,
Professor of Medicine; Chief, Division of Gastroenterology;
Director, Duke Liver Center, Duke University

Neuropeptides, Mesenteric Fat, and Intestinal Inflammation

Charalabos Pothoulakis, M.D.,
Director, Gastrointestinal Neuropeptide Center;
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Division of Gastroenterology,
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Discussion


SESSION IV:
INFLAMMATION AND COMPLICATIONS OF OBESITY

Moderator:
George Blackburn, M.D., Ph.D.

Introduction

George Blackburn, M.D., Ph.D.,
S. Daniel Abraham Associate Professor of Nutrition;
Associate Director, Division of Nutrition, Harvard Medical School

The Role of TLR in Obesity and Diabetes

Jeffrey Flier, M.D.,
Chief Academic Officer, Harvard Faculty Dean for Academic Affairs,
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,
George C. Reisman Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

IKK & NFkB Pathway in Obesity and Diabetes

Steven E. Shoelson, M.D., Ph.D.,
Helen and Morton Adler Chair, Section Head, Cellular & Molecular Physiology, and
Associate Director of Research, Joslin Diabetes Center,
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Oxidative Stress in Obesity and Diabetes

Philip E. Scherer, Ph.D.,
Director, Touchstone Diabetes Center, Department of Internal Medicine,
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Discussion


SESSION V:
LESSONS FROM OTHER DISEASE STATES

Moderator:
Glenn Dranoff, M.D.

Inflammation and Cancer

Glenn Dranoff, M.D.,
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School,
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Stress, Inflammation and Neurologic Disease

Xandra O. Breakefield, Ph.D.,
Professor, Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School;
Geneticist (Neurology and Radiology), Massachusetts General Hospital

Leptin as a Proinflammatory Mediator in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Giarnila Fantuzzi, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor, Department of Human Nutrition,
University of Illinois at Chicago

Discussion

Closing Remarks

W. Allan Walker, M.D.


Presented by
The Division of Nutrition and Harvard Clinical Nutrition Research Center
HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL
in conjunction with
The Department of Nutrition
HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
and the
New York Obesity Research Center, St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER