Updated - July 25, 2023

Monday, August 14, 2023

All sessions held in the Piney Mountain Meeting Room

Session I: Droplets, Lipophagy and Aging

Session Chair: Morgan Levine, PhD

Session Co-chairs: Katharina Papsdorf, PhD, Stanford University & Debajyoti Das, PhD, University of California Los Angeles

7:15-8:15 AM Conference Check-In and Breakfast (Check in at the boardroom, across from the Mt Powell Breakfast Room. Guest breakfast served daily from 7am-10am.)

8:15 AM Welcome Remarks & Opening Kern Lecturer Introduction - Moshe Levi, MD, Georgetown University

8:25 AM Opening Kern Lecture: "Lipid Homestasis and Aging" Anne Brunet, PhD, Stanford University - USA

9:15 AM “Extracellular Mitochondria in Inter-Organ Signaling” Clair Crewe, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine

9:55 AM “Selective Autophagy Regulates Fate of Lipid Droplets” Susmita Kaushik, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine - USA

10:35 AM Morning Break

10:55 AM Cytek Biosciences-sponsored talk: “Cell-to-Cell Transfer of Mitochondria in Adipose Tissues in Obesity and Aging” Jonathan R. Brestoff, MD, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine – USA

11:15 AM “The Phase of Fat: The Biology of Cellular Lipid Storage” Tobias Walther, PhD, Sloan Kettering Institute - USA

11:55 AM Nanolive-sponsored talk: “Label-free Visualization and Quantification of Lipid Droplet Dynamics with Nanolive Imaging” Mathieu Frechin, PhD, Nanolive - Switzerland

12:10 PM Lunch - Mount Powell

1:30-3:35 PM Afternoon Break

Session II: Membrane Lipids in Aging

Session Chair: Moshe Levi, MD

3:35 PM “Chemical Biology and Lipidomics Characterization of Functional Lipids” Alan Saghatelian, PhD, Salk Institute - USA

4:15 PM “Role of Aging in Shaping Cell Structure and Function” Dorota Skowronska-Krawczyk, PhD, University of California, Irvine - USA

4:55 PM “Apolipoproteins in Aging and Neurodegeneration” Zachary Levine, PhD, Altos Labs - USA

5:35 PM “Obesity Driven NAFLD-NASH in Liver Regeneration and Aging” Carlos Fernandez-Hernando, PhD, Yale University - USA

6:15 - 8:00 PM Poster Session and Reception cosponsored by LUCA Science Inc.& Lipotype Inc.