University of Illinois Chicago Annual Diabetes and Obesity Research Day

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

The 11th annual University of Illinois Chicago Diabetes and Obesity Research Day will take place on Tuesday, October 10th, 2022. The focus of this year’s meeting is on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD and NASH), a major complication of obesity and metabolic syndrome and a common cause of liver disease in the US and developing nations. A panel of leading clinicians and investigators will provide cutting edge information regarding the pathogenesis and management of NAFLD and NASH.

Research by emerging and established investigators, students and trainees will be highlighted in a virtual poster session featuring live online presentations of selected posters and awards for other outstanding posters. Presentations related to NAFLD/NASH and other topics pertinent to obesity and diabetes are welcome including basic, translational, clinical, behavioral and community-based research.

Invited Speakers & Schedule: see below.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2023

  • 10:00-11:00 AM: Online Poster Session (Submit by 09/15)
  • 12:00-1:00 PM: Medical Grand Rounds. Michael Charlton, MD, Professor, University of Chicago: “NASH – State of the Art and Science: Of Microbes, Mice and Mankind” (In Person (Moss Auditorium) and Online)

Basic (Online)

  • 1:30-2:00 PM: Anna Mae Diehl, MD, Florence McAlister Professor, Duke University. “Morphogens, Metabolic Stress and NAFLD”
  • 2:00-2:30: Michael Karin, PhD, Professor, UCSD: Fructose bisphosphate phosphatase (FBP1): non-enzymatic safety valve that prevents insulin hyper-responsiveness”
  • 2:30-3:00 PM: Jose Cordoba-Chacon, PhD, Asst Prof, UIC. Unraveling the role of PPARgamma in NAFLD/NASH”

Clinical (Online)

  • 3:10-3:40 PM: Laura Dichtel, MD, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School: The Growth Hormone/IGF-I Axis in NAFLD”
  • 3:40-4:10: Samir Softic, MD, Asst Prof, U A little bit of sugar: Implications for HFD induced metabolic derangement”
  • 4:10-4:40 PM: Kristina Varady, PhD, Professor of Kinesiology and Nutrition, University of Illinois at Chicago. Alternate day fasting and time restricted eating in NAFLD”
  • 4:40: Poster Awards

College of Nursing
Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition
Department of Medicine
The Center for Clinical and Translational Science

The Chicago Diabetes Research and Training Center