Division of Nutrition

17th Annual
Postgraduate Nutrition Symposium

The Adipocyte in Energy Regulation

July 13-14, 2016
Boston

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Welcome

Steven K. Grinspoon, MD
Director, Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard
Harvard Medical School

Keynote Address: Diabetes, Obesity and the Central Role
of the Adipocyte in Maintaining Systemic Homeostasis

Philipp E. Scherer, PhD
Gifford O. Touchstone, Jr. and Randolph G. Touchstone Distinguished Chair
in Diabetes Research
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


SESSION I:
Molecular Regulation of Adipose Tissue

Moderator:
Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital


Adipose Tissue MicroRNAs Constitute a Major Fraction of Circulating
Exosomal microRNAs and Modulate Hepatic mRNA Expression

(Recording not available)

C. Ronald Kahn, MD
Mary K. Iacocca Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School


Physiological Signaling by Adipose Tissue in Hunger and Energy Homeostasis

Sadaf Farooqi, PhD
FRCP Professor of Metabolism and Medicine
University of Cambridge


Discovery of A Novel Class of Naturally-Occurring Lipids
with Anti-Diabetic and Anti-inflammatory Effects

Barbara B. Kahn, MD
George R. Minot Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Roundtable Discussion


SESSION II:
Adipocytes in Energy Homeostasis –
Lessons from Evolutionary Biology

Moderator:
Alexander A. Soukas, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School


Cavefish Evolution as a Natural Model for Metabolic Diseases

Nicolas Rohner, PhD
Assistant Professor
Stowers Institute for Medical Research


Opposing Proteostasis Pathways Drive Thrifty Metabolism
and Survival During Nutrient Deprivation

Alexander A. Soukas, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School


Circadian Rhythms in Adipose Tissue

Jeffrey M. Gimble, MD, PhD
Professor of Stem Cell Biology
Tulane University School of Medicine


Special Lecture: The Mitochondrial Calcium Uniporter:
A Key Integrator of Cellular Metabolism

Yasemin Sancak, PhD
Research Associate, Department of Molecular Biology
Massachusetts General Hospital


Roundtable Discussion


SESSION III:
Novel Adipocyte Phenotyping

Welcome

Steven K. Grinspoon, MD
Director, Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard
Harvard Medical School

Moderator:
Gökhan S. Hotamisligil, MD, PhD
Harvard School of Public Health


White, Brown and Beige Fat: Basic Biology and Novel Thermogenic Pathways
(Recording not available)

Bruce M. Spiegelman, PhD
Stanley J. Korsmeyer Professor of Cell Biology and Medicine
Harvard Medical School


Therapeutic Activators of Brown Fat

Aaron M. Cypess, MD, PhD, MMSc
Acting Section Chief of the Translational Physiology Section,
Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Obesity Branch
National Institutes of Health – National Institute of Diabetes
and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


Adipose Tissue and Lipid Imaging

Martin P. Torriani, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Harvard Medical School


Insights from Lipidomics
(Recording not available)

Robert E. Gerszten, MD
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School


Metaflammation, Immunometabolism and Metabolic Diseases
(Recording not available)

Gökhan S. Hotamisligil, MD, PhD
James Stevens Simmons Professor of Genetics and Metabolism
Harvard School of Public Health


Session III Roundtable Discussion


Closing Remarks

Steven K. Grinspoon, MD


This program was supported by unrestricted educational grants from:
Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard
Harvard Medical School Division of Nutrition
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
The Conrad Taff Teaching Fund and Taff Family
Mead Johnson Nutrition