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Exploring the Role of Brown Fat in Humans 2013

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Event Details

Meeting Objectives

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) announces a workshop focused on elucidating the roles of recently described brown and beige/brite fat in people. Speakers will describe state-of-the-art technology for monitoring human brown adipose tissue (hBAT) mass and function, and present recent basic and clinical data. Plenary talks, selected “hot topic” presentations, and a poster session will provide a forum for interactions among basic scientists and clinical researchers.

Scientific Focus

  • Physiological Functions and Clinical Relevance of hBAT: The 2013 Perspective
  • Classical and Inducible Brown, Beige, Brite, B/B Fat in Humans
  • Measuring hBAT Activity: Pushing the Limits of Position Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT)
  • hBAT as a Therapeutic Target: Investigations in Different Populations
  • Measuring hBAT Mass and Activity: Emerging Approaches
  • Novel Roles of hBAT: Thinking Outside the Box

Planning Committee

Aaron Cypess (Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard University)
Carol Haft (NIDDK, NIH, HSS)
Houchun Harry Hu (Children's Hispital Los Angeles)
Maren Laughlin (NIDDK, NIH, HHS)

Event Logistics


Lister Hill Auditorium
Building 38A
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892
T: +1-301-594-7689

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Program Contacts
Carol Haft, Ph.D.
T: 301-594-7689

Maren Laughlin, Ph.D.
T: 301-594-8802

Meeting Logistics
Michelle Watson
The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc.
T: 301-670-4990

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