Upcoming and Past Conferences

Functional MRI in Clinical Trials: State of the Science and Future Directions
12/6/2015 - 12/8/2015


Owen Carmichael, Ph.D.
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Louisiana State University

David Scott, Ph.D.
Newark, California

Nutritional Programming and Obesity: State-of-the-Science, Innovation and Future Directions
12/8/2014 - 12/9/2014


Eric Ravussin, PhD
Associate Executive Director, Clinical Sciences
Boyd Professor
Director Nutrition Obesity Research Center
Endowed Chair, Diabetes and Metabolism
Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Leanne Redman, PhD
Associate Professor, Reproductive Endocrinology & Women’s Health Research
Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Moshe Szyf, PhD
Full Professor, Department of Phyarmacology and Therapeutics
McGill University

Optimal Clinical Management and Treatment of Childhood Obesity and Translation to the Public Health Context
10/27/2013 - 10/29/2013

Peter Katzmarzyk, PhD (Chair)

Scientific Planning Committee
Claude Bouchard, PhD
Catherine Champagne, PhD, RD
Daniel Hsia, MD
Peter Katzmarzyk, PhD (Chair)
Leanne Redman, PhD
Amanda Staiano, PhD

Botanicals & Translational Medicine
2/7/2013 - 2/8/2013

William Cefalu, MD
Associate Executive Director of Clinical Research
Douglas L. Manship, Sr. Professor of Diabetes
Pennington Biomedical Research Center & LSUHSC School of Medicine
John Parks, PhD
Professor, Pathology-Lipid Sciences
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Jacqueline Stephens, PhD
Endowed Professor, Adipocyte Biology
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Adiposity in Children and Adolescents: Correlates and Clinical Consequences of Fat Stored in Specific Body Depots
12/5/2011 - 12/6/2011

Peter T. Katzmarzyk, Ph.D.
Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA
Wei Shen, M.D.
New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center, St. Luke's – Roosevelt Hospital Center
Bariatric Surgery: Do the Mechanisms Hold the Key for Novel Therapies?
12/6/2010 - 12/7/2010

Hans Rudolf-Berthoud, PhD, Professor, Neurobiology & Nutrition, PBRC
Eric Ravussin, PhD, Professor, Skeletal Muscle Physiology, Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Philip Schauer, MD, Professor, Endocrinology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Lee Kaplan, MD, PhD, Director, Weight Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
Imaging in Translational Research

Brian Gold, PhD, Associate Professor, Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Kentucky
Jeffrey Keller, PhD, Professor, Aging and Neurodegeneration & Associate Executive Director for Basic Research, Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Emerging Issues in Energy Balance, Adipocyte Biology & Developmental Origins of Chronic Disease
11/9/2009 - 11/10/2009

Claude Bouchard, PhD, Executive Director Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Professor, Human Genomics
Rudolph Leibel, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University
Masanobu Kawakami, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine, Omiya Medical Center, Jichi Medical School
Circadian Biology and Sleep: Missing Links in Obesity and Metabolism?
4/26/2009 - 4/28/2009

Jeffrey Gimble, MD., PhD.,Professor, Stem Cell Biology, Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Molly Bray, PhD., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Children's Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine
Andrew Young, Ph.D., U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine
Adaptive Thermogenesis & Human Obesity
12/7/2008 - 12/9/2008

Eric Ravussin, Ph.D., Professor, Human Physiology, Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Jean-Pierre Flatt, M.D., Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts
Claude Bouchard, Ph.D., Professor, Human Genetics, Pennington Biomedical Research Center
The 2007 John S. McIlhenney Series of the Pennington Scientific Symposium: Neuro-Immune Signaling and Inflamation
12/2/2007 - 12/5/2007

Joost J. Oppenheim, M.D., Chief, Laboratory of Molecular Immuno-Regulation, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
Janko Nikolic-Zugic, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Oregon Health & Science University
Vishwa Deep Dixit, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Neuroendocrine-Immunology, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University System
The 2007 John S. McIlhenny Series of the Pennington Scientific Symposium: Epigenetic Mechanisms in Obesity: Research & Public Health Implications
5/20/2007 - 5/23/2007

Kenneth Eilertsen, Ph.D., Nuclear Reprogramming and Epigenetics, Pennington Biomedical Research Center
David Barker, Ph.D., M.D., Clinical Epidemiology, Oregon Health and Science University
Rob Waterland, Ph.D., Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular and Human Genetics Baylor College of Medicine, Children's Nutrition Research Center
The 2007 John S. McIlhenny Series of the Pennington Scientific Symposium: Diabetes Complications
1/29/2007 - 1/30/2007

Irina Obrosova, Ph.D., Pennington Biomedical Research Center
George King, M.D., Joslin Diabetes Center & Harvard Medical School
George Bray, M.D., Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Botanicals and Cardiometabolic Risk
10/29/2006 - 10/31/2006

William Cefalu, M.D., Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Mike Lefevre, Ph.D., Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Larry Rudel, Ph.D., Wake Forest Univ. School of Medicine
Infection, Inflammation & Obesity
4/30/2006 - 5/2/2006

Nikhil V. Dhurandhar, Ph.D., Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Philipp E. Scherer, Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine
David B. Allison, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Nutrition