IX Curso Avanzado en Obesidad
Book your dates for the Advanced Course in Obesity IX, this will be held at the majestic Hotel InterContinental Miami on 28, 29 and 30 November 2015. As in previous courses, this course attempts to present the most current and relevant topics in the area of nutrition, genetics and metabolism with great potential to be translated into practice clinical, and of course a focus on understanding the biological basis of hunger and satiety. The presentations and plenary Course are summarized in an excellent and balanced advanced academic program, which reviews the importance of controlling weight retention and the main causes of failure in medical treatment, based on the molecular aspects that bariatric surgery has taught us. This includes circadian variations of metabolism, the important role currently played by fatty acids, the enteroendocrine cell and intestinal microbial flora, and the staunch defense of body fat levels (nutritional neurobiology) with conventional dietary regimens, outlining much more effective dietary-therapeutic approaches used in daily practice. This course also introduces the novel pharmacological approaches using drug combination (lorcaserin, topiramate, GLP-1, etc), a comprehensive explanation as to why bariatric surgery works long term to eliminate fat deposits, the importance of the other side of the equation of energy balance (caloric expenditure) through strategies to eliminate inactivity and make physical activity and exercise, and analyzes the molecular mechanisms that are closely related to the molecular messengers involved in the metabolic rate at rest and energy expenditure. The fundamentals are reviewed including the effects of the genome, transcriptome, metabolome and epigenome nutrition and metabolism, and its implications on longevity and better quality of life.
Finally the course revises aspects such as advanced gene therapy strategies for obesity and diabetes, and the understanding of how and why the fat tissue expands through analyzing the mechanisms of hypoxia and angiogenesis. Each topic was chosen based on the most current biological concepts that could impact new interpretations on nutrition and metabolism with a nearby power tending to be used in clinical practice and to make a real translation medicine. It is a course that should not miss any health care or biomedical scientists with a main interest in nutrition, obesity and metabolism.
The course programme (Spanish) can be viewed here.
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