Keystone Symposia on Functional Neurocircuitry of Feeding and Feeding Disorders

Event Information

Meeting Type: Physical
Meeting Website:
Dates: February 10 - 14, 2019
Location: Banff, Alberta , Canada
Intended Audience: Basic Scientist, Clinical Scientist, Early Career, In Training, Media, Physician or Advanced Practice Professional
Sponsor: Keystone Symposia
Purpose: Education, Scientific
Number of CME Credits Offered: None

Topics: Adipose Tissue Appetite and Obestity, Aging, Diabetes Mellitus and Glucose Metabolism, Endocrine Genetics, Neuroendocrinology, Nutrition

Description: The Keystone Symposia conference on neuronal control of appetite is traditionally the leading gathering for scientific exchange among those studying the central control of energy homeostasis. The monogenetic syndromes of obesity in mouse and man played a fundamental role in the development of this field, and hence the field has heavily emphasized the control of feeding in models of obesity. However, many disorders of feeding and energy storage, including anorexia nervosa, disease cachexia, pediatric failure to thrive, Prader-Willi disease and progeria, are important, untreated medical conditions. The goal of this conference is to gather world leaders in the neural control of feeding and energy homeostasis, along with leaders in the pathophysiology of feeding and energy homeostasis. There is currently no meeting in the field that brings together these disparate groups of scientists. The conference will broaden the field by covering fundamental advances in the neural circuitry underlying feeding, while including entire sessions devoted to anorexia nervosa, disease cachexia and feeding disorders across the lifespan. Additionally, while past Keystone Symposia conferences on the neuronal control of appetite have been heavily focused on the hypothalamic control of homeostatic feeding, this symposium will feature entire sessions devoted to brainstem and telencephalic control of feeding. The symposium is paired with "Obesity and Adipose Tissue Biology."

Event Contact

Name: Attendee Services
Phone: 970.262.1230
Fax: 970.262.1525