• 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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