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Meeting Objectives

 

The objective of the meeting is to share and discuss rapid developments and intersections in the fields of circadian biology and metabolic disease in an informal but stimulating environment at the University of California Los Angeles, Lake Arrowhead Conference Center.  Particular emphasis will be placed on examining the role of circadian rhythm disorders in the pathophysiology of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and neurodegeneration.  The meeting will be open for registration to academic and industry investigators and will include some chosen presentations from submitted abstracts as well as keynote invited speakers.

 

 

Program Overview

 

Friday, April 20, 2012

  4:00 PM      –               6:00 PM        Check-in & Registration                                     

  6:00 PM      –               8:00 PM        Dinner

 

Saturday, April 21, 2012

  8:00 AM     –               8:30 AM        Breakfast                                     

  8:45 AM     –               9:00 AM        Introduction and meeting overview

  9:00 AM     –             10:30 AM        Session 1: Key concepts in circadian timing

10:30 AM     –             10:45 AM        Coffee Break

10:45 AM     –             12:00 PM        Session 2: SCN outputs

12:00 PM      –               1:30 PM        Lunch

  1:30 PM      –               3:30 PM        Session 3: Circadian disruption and Diabetes

  3:30 PM      –               4:30 PM        Break

  4:30 PM      –               6:30 PM        Poster Session

  6:30 PM      –               8:00 PM        Dinner

 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

  8:00 AM     –               8:30 AM        Check out & Breakfast           

  9:00 AM     –             10:15 AM        Session 4: Other rhythms

10:15 AM     –             10:30 AM        Coffee Break

10:30 AM     –             12:00 PM        Session 5: Beginning and the end

12:00 PM      –               1:30 PM        Lunch & Departure


Conference Program

 

Friday, April 20, 2012

  4:00 PM      –               6:00 PM        Check-in & Registration                                     

  6:00 PM      –               8:00 PM        Dinner

 

Saturday, April 21, 2012

  8:00 AM     –               8:30 AM        Breakfast                                     

  8:45 AM     –               9:00 AM        Introduction and meeting overview

 

Session 1: Key concepts in circadian timing

  9:00 AM     –               9:30 AM        Erik D. Herzog, Ph.D (Washington University, St. Louis, MO)

          Circadian neural networks

 

  9:30 AM     –             10:00 AM        Hitoshi Okamura, M.D., Ph.D (Kyoto University, Japan)

                                                            Circadian regulation of intracellular G-protein signaling mediates intercellular synchrony and rhythmicity in the suprachiasmatic nucleus

 

10:00 AM     –             10:30 AM        Michael H. Hastings, FRS, FMedSci (Cambridge University, United Kingdom)

                                                            Mapping cytosolic and transcriptional cycles in the SCN

 

10:30 AM     –             10:45 AM        Coffee Break

 

Session 2: SCN outputs

10:45 AM     –             11:15 AM        Ruud Buijs, Ph.D (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

                                                            Clock output mechanisms

 

11:15 AM     –             11:35 AM        Yu Tahara, Ph.D. (Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan)

                                                            In vivo monitoring of peripheral circadian clocks of the mouse

 

11:35 AM     –             11:55 AM       Claudia P. Coomans, Ph.D. (Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands)

                                                            Role of SCN in energy and glucose metabolism

 

12:00 PM      –               1:30 PM        Lunch

 


Session 3: Circadian disruption and Diabetes

  1:30 PM      –               2:00 PM        Aleksey V. Matveyenko, Ph.D (University of California Los Angeles)

                                                            Disruption of circadian rhythms and development of diabetes

 

  2:00 PM      –               2:30 PM        Richard M. Watanabe, Ph.D (University of Southern California)

                                                            Genetic basis of Type 2 diabetes, possible role of melatonin receptor variant

 

  2:30 PM      –               3:00 PM        Fernando Gomez-Pinilla, Ph.D (University of California Los Angeles)

                                                            The Impact of Metabolic Syndrome in the Brain and Cognition:  Influence of Diet and Exercise

 

  3:00 PM      –               3:30 PM        Eva Schemhammer, M.D., Ph.D (Harvard University)

                                                            Shift work as risk factor for type 2 diabetes and cancer 

 

  3:30 PM      –               4:30 PM        Break

 

  4:30 PM      –               6:30 PM        Poster Session

 

  6:30 PM      –               8:00 PM        Dinner


Sunday, April 22, 2012

 

  8:00 AM     –               8:30 AM        Check out & Breakfast           

 

Session 4: Other rhythms

  9:00 AM     –               9:30 AM         Garret A. Fitzgerald, M.D (University of Pennsylvania)

                                                             Circadian regulation of cardiovascular function

 

  9:30 AM     –               9:50 AM         Analyne Schroeder (University of California Los Angeles)

                                                             Can timed exercise help fix a broken circadian clock?

 

  9:50 AM     –             10:10 AM         Dawn Loh, Ph.D (University of California Los Angeles)

                                                             Circadian dysfunction and deficits in memory 

10:15 AM     –             10:30 AM         Coffee Break

 

Session 5: Beginning and the end

10:30 AM     –             10:50 AM         Gabriela Monsalve (University of California Los Angeles)

                                                             Circadian clock genes in development

 

10:50 AM     –             11:20 AM         Gene D. Block, Ph.D (University of California Los Angeles)

                                                             The Aging Clock

 

11:20 AM     –             11:50 AM        Christopher S. Colwell, Ph.D (University of California Los Angeles)

                                                            Circadian dysfunction as an integral part of Neurodegenerative disorders

 

12:00 PM      –               1:30 PM        Lunch & Departure

 

 

 

Sponsored by UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI),

UCLA Brain Research Institute and Takeda Pharmaceuticals International