• Metabolism Diet and Disease 2014

    BioMed Central will host the second biennial Metabolism, Diet and Disease: Metabolism & Cancer conference on 28thto 30thMay 2014 at L’Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washington DC, USA.

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  • Metabolism, Diet and Disease

    BioMed Central held its first conference on Metabolism, Diet and Disease in Washington DC from 29-31 May 2012.

    The aim of the conference was to show how basic research on the biochemistry, cell biology and genetics of metabolism could address the major health problems of cancer, obesity, diabetes and insulin resistance, and explain ageing and longevity.

    Contributions from nutritionists and epidemiologists were included, with a panel discussion focused on the connection between cancer and obesity and what we can do about it – both by understanding the link and by tackling obesity with scientifically informed strategies.

    Conference-related publications:

    ·         A video of the panel discussion from the conference can be viewed by clicking here.

    ·         Thematic article series -  Metabolism, diet and disease

    ·         Cross-journal article collection - Nutrition and metabolism in health and disease

    ·         Meeting abstracts

  • Organizing committee

     

    Richard Bergman, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA

     

    Michael S. Brown, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

     

    Lewis Cantley, Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, USA

     

    Joseph L. Goldstein, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

     

    Leonard Guarente, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

     

    Stephen Hursting, University of Texas and MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA

     

    Michael Pollak, McGill University and Jewish General Hospital, Canada

     

    Craig Thompson, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA

  • Speakers & panel

     

    Rafael de Cabo, National Institute on Aging, NIH, USA

     

    Christine Ferguson, The George Washington University, USA

      

    Jeffrey Friedman, The Rockefeller University, USA

    Marcia Haigis, Harvard Medical School, USA

     

    Grahame Hardie, University of Dundee, UK

     

    Rudolf Kaaks, German Cancer Research Center, Germany

     

    Barbara Kahn, Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, USA

      Mitchell Lazar, University of Pennsylvania, USA
     
      David Mangelsdorf, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

    Raul Mostoslavsky,
    Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA
     
      
    Linda Nebeling, National Cancer Institute, USA Christopher Newgard, Duke University Medical Center, USA

     

    Gregory Petsko, Weill Cornell Medical College and Brandeis University, USA

     

    David Sabatini, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

     

    Bruce Spiegelman, Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA

     

    Luc Tappy, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

     

    Gary Taubes, Independent Investigator, University of California Berkeley, USA

     

    Jeff Volek, University of Connecticut, USA 

      Eric Westman, Duke University Medical Center, USA    
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