In the human body, an incessant competition is raging between energy storing--anabolic--processes and the less abundant energy using--catabolic--processes. In most people, energy balance varies within a narrow range. But a natural conflict between autonomic/metabolic and cognitive/behavioral processes leads to chronic overnutrition syndrome and obesity in some.
The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences and the Academy's Diabetes & Obesity Discussion Group present "Brain vs Gut: Can Appetite be Restrained?" a one-day symposium exploring energy balance in physiologically maladaptive Homo sapiens.
Pre-clinical and clinical scientists will present an update on diverse aspects of energy balance, from nutrient sensing and appetite regulation to eating disorders and bariatric surgery. Experts will discuss current minimally invasive interventions to restore healthy energy balance.
WHAT: Brain vs Gut: Can Appetite be Restrained?
Speakers: John G. Kral, MD, PhD, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Blandine Laferrère, MD, Columbia University--St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center
Allen S. Levine, PhD, University of Minnesota
Timothy H. Moran, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Walter J. Pories, MD, East Carolina University
Philip R. Schauer, MD, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Cleveland Clinic
Anthony Sclafani, PhD, CUNY, Brooklyn College
Karen L. Teff, PhD, Monell Chemical Senses Institute and University of Pennsylvania
Christopher C. Thompson, MD, MSc, Brigham and Women's Hospital B. Timothy Walsh, MD, Columbia University
Gene-Jack Wang, MD, Brookhaven National Laboratories
Moderator: Gary J. Schwartz, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Monday, May 2, 2011 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Networking reception to follow.
The New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St., 40th floor, NYC
This event is part of the New York Academy of Sciences' Translational Medicine Initiative, sponsored by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and The Mushett Family Foundation. For more information see www.nyas.org/appetite.
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