Monday, August 31, 2020

Session I: Immunomodulatory Interventions: Adipose Tissue Inflammation with Obesity and Diabetes


7:30-9:00 AM Conference Check-In and Breakfast (Grand Ballroom Foyer and Registration Desk) -

8:15 AM Introduction and Presentation of the Kern Lectureship Award - Moshe Levi, MD, Georgetown University

8:25 AM Kern Lecture: “microRNA Regulation Adipose Organ Crosstalk” - CR Kahn, MD, Joslin - USA

9:15 AM “Ironing out a Novel Homeostatic Role for Resident Adipose Tissue Macrophages” - Alyssa Hasty, PhD, Vanderbilt - USA

9:45 AM “Metabolic Activation of the Inflammasome” - Vishwa Deep Dixit, DVM, PhD, Yale University - USA

10:15 AM Coffee Break

10:30 AM “Disease-Specific Macrophages and T Cells and Immunometabolism” - Cornelia Weyland, MD, Stanford University - USA

11:00 AM “Obesity Associated Inflammation” - Barbara Nicolajczyk, PhD, University of Kentucky - USA

11:30 AM “Innate Immune Control of Adipose Tissue Homeostasis” - Lydia Lynch, PhD, Harvard University - USA

12:00 AM Lunch (Mountain View Patio)

1:00-4:15 PM Afternoon Break

Session II: Adipose Organ Cross Talk in Obesity


4:15 PM “Metabolic Heterogeneity of Obesity: What’s Fat got to do with it?” - Samuel Klein, MD, Washington University at St. Louis - USA

4:45 PM “Obesity-Associated Metabolites and Atherosclerosis Risk” - Debby Koonen, PhD, University of Groningen - Netherlands

5:15 PM “Adipogenic Stromal Subpopulations in Adipose Tissue” - Rana Gupta, PhD, UT Southwestern - USA

5:45 PM “TBD” - Young investigator short talk

6:00 PM “TBD” - Young investigator short talk

6:15 PM Poster Session (Grand Ballroom, Salons F-J)