Human/Rodent Obesity Symposium

George L. Wolff GWOLFF at NCTR.FDA.GOV
Fri Jan 10 11:52:15 EST 1997

A symposium "Obesity:Common Symptom of Diverse Gene-based Metabolic 
Dysregulations" will be held on Tuesday, Narch 4, 1997, beginning 
at 8:00 AM, at the Excelsior Hotel, Little Rock, AR. It is sponsored 
jointly by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) 
and the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR/FDA). The 
following speakers will be featured:

Moderator Terence T. Yen
    Welcome: Harry P. Ward, Chancellor, UAMS
             Bernard A. Schwetz, Director, NCTR and Associate 
                                Commissioner for Science, FDA
   George L. Wolff: Obesity as a Pleiotropic Effect of Gene Action
   Jules Hirsch: The Pathophysiology of Human Obesity

Moderator Philip A. Kern
    William H. Dietz: Periods of Risk for the Development of Obesity 
                      in Childhood - What Do We Need to Learn?
    Claude Bouchard: Genetics of Human Obesity: Recent Results from 
                     Linkage Studies

Moderator George L. Wolff
    Richard P. Woychik: Molecular Genetics of Obesity Caused by 
                        Mutations in the Agouti Gene

Moderator Dale R. Romsos
    Rudolph L. Leibel: Single Gene Obesities in Rodents: Possible 
                       Relevance to Human Obesity
    Janis S. Fisler: QTL Mapping of Mouse Obesity Genes: A Generic 

Moderator C. Darnell Jackson
    Steven C. Elbein: Genetics of Human Diabetes Type II
    Richard E. Keesey: Behavioral and Psychological Aspects of 
    Philip A. Kern: Final Perspectives: Potential Role of TNF and 
                    Lipoprotein Lipase as Candidate Genes for Obesity  

Registration fees:
Physicians: $125   
Other Health Professionals: $85 
Residents & Students: $25                

Hotel accommodations: A block of rooms has been reserved at the 
Excelsior Hotel, Tel:(800) 527-1745, at a special rate of $75/night 
for single/double rooms amd $85/night for triple/quadruple rooms.

For further information and registration please contact:
Alicia Pierce, Associate Director for Continuing Medical Education, 
UAMS: Tel:(501) 661-7962, FAX: (501) 661-7968, 

Tel: (501) 543-7522
FAX: (501) 543-7635/7662
Division of Biochemical Toxicology 
NCTR       HFT-110    
3900 NCTR Road
Jefferson, AR 72079-9502

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