Experimental Biology 2019: Physiology of Obesity: From Mechanisms to Medicine (Cosponsored by APS)

09 April 2019

Orange County Convention Center,
9800 International Drive,
Orlando, FL 32819, United States

Symposium — 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM — Convention Center, Room W308CD

Chair: Peter Aldiss — Co-Chair: Jo Edward LewisAPS Logo

The Physiological Society in collaboration with the American Physiological Society is sponsoring the session ‘Physiology of Obesity: From Mechanisms to Medicine’. Short reviews for this session will be published in The Journal of Physiology.

Today, over 1.9 billion adults worldwide are overweight or obese. By 2025, this is projected to increase to 2.7 billion with an estimated annual cost of 1.2 trillion USD in addition to an increase in metabolic syndrome, type II diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

This symposium aims to recognize and encourage outstanding early career researchers (ECRs) at the start of their careers and to connect the next generation of leaders in the field of obesity.


  • Ricardo J Samms — Eli Llly and Company, Indianapolis
  • Alice Adriaenssens — Clinical Biochemistry, University of Cambridge
  • Matthew Paul Gillum — Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen

The full programme can be viewed here.

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