SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIA SERIES

The Division of Education collaborates with Center scientists to organize symposia designed to help direct the scientific focus of the Center. These conferences draw top international scientists to Baton Rouge and allow them direct exposure to the research efforts of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIA SERIES

Upcoming and Past Conferences

Optimal Clinical Management and Treatment of Childhood Obesity and Translation to the Public Health Context
10/27/2013 - 10/29/2013


Co-chairs:
Peter Katzmarzyk, PhD (Chair)
Botanicals & Translational Medicine
2/7/2013 - 2/8/2013


Co-chairs:
William Cefalu, MD
Associate Executive Director of Clinical Research
Douglas L. Manship, Sr. Professor of Diabetes
Pennington Biomedical Research Center & LSUHSC School of Medicine
John Parks, PhD
Professor, Pathology-Lipid Sciences
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Jacqueline Stephens, PhD
Endowed Professor, Adipocyte Biology
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Adiposity in Children and Adolescents: Correlates and Clinical Consequences of Fat Stored in Specific Body Depots
12/5/2011 - 12/6/2011


Co-chairs:
Peter T. Katzmarzyk, Ph.D.
Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA
Wei Shen, M.D.
New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center, St. Luke's – Roosevelt Hospital Center
Bariatric Surgery: Do the Mechanisms Hold the Key for Novel Therapies?
12/6/2010 - 12/7/2010


Co-chairs:
Hans Rudolf-Berthoud, PhD, Professor, Neurobiology & Nutrition, PBRC
Eric Ravussin, PhD, Professor, Skeletal Muscle Physiology, Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Philip Schauer, MD, Professor, Endocrinology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Lee Kaplan, MD, PhD, Director, Weight Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
Imaging in Translational Research
3/1/2010


Co-chairs:
Brian Gold, PhD, Associate Professor, Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Kentucky
Jeffrey Keller, PhD, Professor, Aging and Neurodegeneration & Associate Executive Director for Basic Research, Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Emerging Issues in Energy Balance, Adipocyte Biology & Developmental Origins of Chronic Disease
11/9/2009 - 11/10/2009


Co-chairs:
Claude Bouchard, PhD, Executive Director Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Professor, Human Genomics
Rudolph Leibel, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University
Masanobu Kawakami, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine, Omiya Medical Center, Jichi Medical School
Circadian Biology and Sleep: Missing Links in Obesity and Metabolism?
4/26/2009 - 4/28/2009


Co-chairs:
Jeffrey Gimble, MD., PhD.,Professor, Stem Cell Biology, Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Molly Bray, PhD., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Children's Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine
Andrew Young, Ph.D., U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine
Adaptive Thermogenesis & Human Obesity
12/7/2008 - 12/9/2008


Co-chairs:
Eric Ravussin, Ph.D., Professor, Human Physiology, Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Jean-Pierre Flatt, M.D., Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts
Claude Bouchard, Ph.D., Professor, Human Genetics, Pennington Biomedical Research Center
The 2007 John S. McIlhenney Series of the Pennington Scientific Symposium: Neuro-Immune Signaling and Inflamation
12/2/2007 - 12/5/2007


Co-chairs:
Joost J. Oppenheim, M.D., Chief, Laboratory of Molecular Immuno-Regulation, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
Janko Nikolic-Zugic, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Oregon Health & Science University
Vishwa Deep Dixit, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Neuroendocrine-Immunology, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University System
The 2007 John S. McIlhenny Series of the Pennington Scientific Symposium: Epigenetic Mechanisms in Obesity: Research & Public Health Implications
5/20/2007 - 5/23/2007


Co-chairs:
Kenneth Eilertsen, Ph.D., Nuclear Reprogramming and Epigenetics, Pennington Biomedical Research Center
David Barker, Ph.D., M.D., Clinical Epidemiology, Oregon Health and Science University
Rob Waterland, Ph.D., Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular and Human Genetics Baylor College of Medicine, Children's Nutrition Research Center
The 2007 John S. McIlhenny Series of the Pennington Scientific Symposium: Diabetes Complications
1/29/2007 - 1/30/2007


Co-chairs:
Irina Obrosova, Ph.D., Pennington Biomedical Research Center
George King, M.D., Joslin Diabetes Center & Harvard Medical School
George Bray, M.D., Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Botanicals and Cardiometabolic Risk
10/29/2006 - 10/31/2006


Co-chairs:
William Cefalu, M.D., Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Mike Lefevre, Ph.D., Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Larry Rudel, Ph.D., Wake Forest Univ. School of Medicine
Infection, Inflammation & Obesity
4/30/2006 - 5/2/2006


Co-chairs:
Nikhil V. Dhurandhar, Ph.D., Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Philipp E. Scherer, Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine
David B. Allison, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Nutrition