A gathering of world experts in metabolic disease

By Patrick Bartosch
March 7, 2014

Earlier this week, Sanford-Burnham at Lake Nona hosted the 2014 Metabolic Origins of Disease Symposium, a two-day gathering of global experts in the field of metabolic diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, and cancer. The speaker line-up was impressive and included 24 scientists from the U.S., the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, and Switzerland.

More than 250 principal investigators, professors, regulators, postdocs, trainees, representatives of pharmaceutical and medical technology companies, and other scientists from around the U.S. and Europe came together at Orlando’s Medical City to hear the latest on the metabolic origins of disease, translational studies, and to network with their peers.


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Speakers Mitchell Lazar (left) and Morris Birnbaum.

Seven speaker sessions over two days focused on topics such as complications of metabolic disease, host-environment interactions in metabolic disease, cancer metabolism, metabolic biosignatures, and modulating metabolism as a therapeutic strategy. Poster sessions on both days offered additional insight into the latest research on metabolic diseases.

The following video includes interviews with a select group of symposium speakers and gives a great overview of the science presented:

Join the conversation about the symposium on Facebook and Twitter by using the hash tag #MOD2014.

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Patrick Bartosch

Patrick was a member of the Communications team at SBP’s Lake Nona campus.


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