BioMed Central's conference Metabolism, Diet and Disease, at The Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center, Washington, D.C., May 29-21, 2012, will be addressing the latest developments in the scientific understanding of obesity, cancer, diabetes and related metabolic disorders.
BioMed Central is the world's leading open-access publisher, making peer-reviewed research available to all via the internet without subscription. BioMed Central publishes over 200 journals, many of which are among the most highly-cited in their fields. Metabolism, Diet and Disease is supported by 15 of our journals including BMC Biology, BMC Medicineand our new journal, Cancer & Metabolism.
The conference will discuss how research into the biochemistry, cell biology, and genetics of metabolism can address these major health problems and explore how this knowledge may also be used to understand ageing and longevity.
The session “Dietary factors in metabolic disease,” chaired by Gary Taubes (science journalist and best-selling author of The Diet Delusion), will look at the controversial hypothesis that sugar is toxic, and the effects of low-carbohydrate diets on metabolic syndrome.
Other sessions include:
- The biological basis of metabolic disease
- The specialized metabolism of the cancer cell
- The epigenetics of metabolism and ageing
- Linking diabetes and cancer
- Adipogenesis and insulin resistance
There will also be a panel discussion reviewing “The connection between cancer and obesity, and what we can do about it.”
Registration for the conference is still open. Details of the conference program and information on how to register can be found at the conference website, metabolism-diet-and-disease.com.