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The Adipose Tissue Niche: Role in Health and Diseases

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The National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) announces a workshop focusing on the role of the adipose tissue niche in the development, maintenance and remodeling of different adipose tissue depots in healthy individuals, and how the extracellular matrix and cellular components of the niche are modified during the develop of diabetes, in the overfed state, and following other metabolic stressors. Speakers will address basic mechanisms, clinical issues and potential new concepts for treatment.

Plenary talks, selected “hot topic” presentations, and a poster session will provide a forum for interactions among basic adipocyte biologists and physiologists, stem cell biologists, bioengineers, and clinical scientists, as well as both established and new investigators in the field.

Meeting Objectives

The scientific focus of this meeting will be on the following topics:

  • Adipose Tissue Remodeling and Fibrosis
  • Adipose Tissue Support Cells:  Role of Pericytes, Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells, Stem Cells and Other Stromal Cells
  • Depot Specific Extracellular Matrix Components and Mechano-transduction
  • Building Fat for Soft Tissue Reconstruction
  • Building Fat Depots on a Chip

Organizing Committee

Dr. Stephen Farmer
Dr. Carol Haft
Dr. Kevin Healy
Dr. Valarie Horsley


The National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Registration Deadline

November 10, 2016

There is no registration fee to attend. However, registration is required. Seating is limited to the first 170 people registered.

Minutes are currently unavailable.

Event Logistics


Lister Hill Center Auditorium
Building 38A
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20894

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Program Contact
Carol Haft, Ph.D.

Meeting Logistics
John Hare, M.S., CMP, CGMPh
The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc.
T: 301-670-4990

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