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This meeting took place in 2006

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Diabetes Mellitus and the Control of Cellular Energy Metabolism (J3)

Organizer(s) Silvia Corvera, Bruce M. Spiegelman and Luciano Rossetti
January 21—26, 2006
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver • Vancouver, BC Canada
Abstract Deadline: Sep 21, 2005
Late Abstract Deadline: Oct 13, 2005
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 21, 2005
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 21, 2005

Sponsored by Novo Nordisk A/S

Summary of Meeting:
The alarming increase in the number of individuals developing Type 2 Diabetes, together with the disproportionately high expense of its treatment, has raised intensive efforts in understanding the physiopathology of this chronic disease and its complications. The application of technologies of gene expression profiling, gene silencing, proteomics and imaging has led to a wealth of new insights and avenues into this disease. New exciting developments relate to the role of mitochondrial function in the pathogenesis of insulin resistance, in the mechanism of action of insulin sensitizers and in the development of diabetic complications. Other important developments relate to the mechanisms of secretion and action of adipocyte-derived factors such as leptin, adiponectin, and inflammatory cytokines in the periphery and in the central nervous system. A goal of this meeting is to bring together scientists working in the fields of insulin action, diabetes pathogenesis and complications with scientists working in areas of mitochondrial biogenesis, energy metabolism and membrane trafficking in the secretory pathway. The meeting will seek to integrate this information with gene and protein databases from humans and model systems such as rodents, yeast, Drosophila and C.elegans. In addition, half the sessions will be held jointly with the ongoing adipogenesis and obesity meeting to maximize information flow between the highly interrelated problems of obesity, cellular energy homeostasis, and insulin resistance. Collaborative efforts between investigators in these areas and those involved in chemistry and therapeutics are envisioned to result from this meeting.

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Scholarship Deadline: September 21, 2005 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
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