Metabolic Origins of Disease Symposium

2014 Scientific Symposium

Metabolic Origins of Disease

March 3-5, 2014
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute at Lake Nona
Orlando, Florida

The Metabolic Origins of Disease symposium will showcase groundbreaking research into the metabolic basis of a broad spectrum of diseases by 24 internationally renowned scientists. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with thought leaders who are spearheading efforts to expand our understanding of metabolism. A key focus will be on leveraging newfound insights to develop novel therapeutics and diagnostics targeting a range of diseases for which altered metabolism is an integral feature.

Additional program highlights
  • The deadline for the submission of abstracts is January 22, 2014. You must be registered for the symposium to submit an abstract.
  • There will be a half-day workshop focusing on state-of-the-art approaches to human metabolic phenotyping. The workshop will be held at the nearby Florida Hospital – Sanford-Burnham Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes. THE WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT.

  • Registration is limited to 150 attendees. SOLD OUT!

Organized by
  • Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
  • Duke Molecular Physiology Institute
  • The Journal of Clinical Investigation


Keynote Speaker: Sir Stephen O’Rahilly
University of Cambridge

Joseph T. Bass, M.D., Ph.D.
Northwestern University

Morris J. Birnbaum, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

Sheila Collins, Ph.D.
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

Ralph J. DeBerardinis, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Robert E. Gerszten, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Peter Ghazal, Ph.D.
University of Edinburgh Medical School

Christopher K. Glass, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California San Diego

C. Ronald Kahn, M.D.
Joslin Diabetes Center

Randal Kaufman, Ph.D.
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

Monty Krieger, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mitchell A. Lazar, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

Susanne Mandrup, Ph.D.
University of Southern Denmark

Donald P. McDonnell, Ph.D.
Duke University

Deborah M. Muoio, Ph.D.
Duke University

Fraydoon Rastinejad, Ph.D.
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

Jeffrey Rathmell, Ph.D.
Duke University

David M. Sabatini, M.D., Ph.D.
Whitehead Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ueli Schibler, Ph.D.
University of Geneva

Clay F. Semenkovich, M.D.
Washington University in St. Louis

Bruce M. Spiegelman, Ph.D.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School

Ira Tabas, M.D., Ph.D.
Columbia University

Matthias Tschöp, M.D.
Helmholtz Center Munich, Technical University of Munich

Douglas C. Wallace, Ph.D.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania

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