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The Intrauterine Environment 2005
The Intrauterine Environment: Long-term consequences for obesity and metabolic disease: September 26-27, 2005
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Monday, September 26, 2005

8:00 a.m. Maternal Obesity and Diabetes: Clinical Evidence for Long-Term Consequences in the Offspring
  8:00 a.m. Maternal Obesity: Short- and Long-Term Risks of Obesity For the Offspring
    Patrick Catalano, MetroHealth Medical Center
  8:45 a.m. Pre- and Peri-Natal Origins of Obesity and Metabolic Disease: An Epidemiologic Perspective
    Mathew W. Gillman, Harvard Medical School
  9:30 a.m. Coffee Break
  10:00 a.m. Long-Term Effects of Infant Feeding on Obesity, Growth, and Metabolic Disease
    Michael Kramer, McGill University
  10:45 a.m. The Accelerator Hypothesis: Evidence that the Rising Incidence of Type-1 Diabetes, Like That of Type-2, May be Driven by Insulin Resistance From Early Life
    Terry Wilkin, Peninsula Medical School
11:15 a.m. Panel Discussion: Human Studies: Where do We Stand and What Can We Do?
12:15 a.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:30 p.m. Animal Models of Maternal Obesity and Diabetes: Long-Term Consequences for Metabolic Disease in the Offspring
  1:30 p.m. Genetic and Perinatal Factors Which Promote Obesity and Metabolic Disease
    Barry Levin, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  2:15 p.m. Developmental Programming of Metabolomic Syndrome: What Can We Learn From Rodent Models?
    Lucilla Poston, King's College London
  3:00 p.m. Coffee Break
  3:30 p.m. Developmental Programming: Species, Gender, Window of Exposure, and Generational Effects
    Peter Nathanielsz, University of Texas Health Science Center Medical School
  4:15 p.m. Effects of Maternal Diet- Induced Obesity and Diabetes on the Development of Metabolic Systems in the Offspring: A Non-Human Primate Model
    Kevin Grove, Oregon Health and Science University
4:45 p.m. Panel Discussion: Optimal Animal Models To Determine Mechanisms and Mediators
5:30 p.m.

Wine and Cheese Reception (Cash Bar)

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

8:00 a.m. Developmental Plasticity of Neural Pathways Regulating Energy Balance
  8:00 a.m. Leptin and Hypothalamic Development
  Richard Simerly, Oregon Health and Science University
  8:45 a.m. Perinatal Programming and "Functional Teratogenesis": A Neuro-Endocrine Perspective
  Andreas Plagemann, Charite University of Medicine, Berlin
  9:30 a.m. Coffee Break
10:00 a.m. Food for Thought: Potential Mechanisms Mediating the Consequences of Maternal Obesity and Diabetes
  10:00 a.m. Placental Programming: An Early Determinant of Neonatal Obesity
    Sylive Hauguel de Mouzon, MetroHealth Medical Center
  10:45 a.m. Maternal Obesity and the Intrauterine Development of Epigenotype
    Robert Waterland, Children's Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine
  11:30 a.m. Effects of Maternal Obesity in Rats on Reproductive Outcome and Metabolism of Their Offspring in Adulthood: A Role for Glucocorticoids?
    Barbara Woodside, Concordia University
  12:15 p.m. Maternal Obesity and Birth Defects
    Jim Mills, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health
12:45 p.m. Final Panel Discussion: The Top 10 List for Research Objectives
1:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own) and Adjournment

Boyd Metzger, Northwestern University
David Phillips, Medical Research Council Environmental Epidemiology Unit
Rudi Leibel, Columbia University
Jonathan Gitlin
Tamas Horvath, Yale University
Kent Thornburg, Oregon Health and Science University
David Siscovick, University of Washington
Wulf Palinski, University of California-San Diego
Jacob Friedman, University of Colorado Health Center
Larry Reynolds, North Dakota State University


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