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Scientists explore ways to restore health energy balance at the New York Academy of Sciences

In the human body, an incessant competition is raging between energy storinganabolicprocesses and the less abundant energy usingcatabolicprocesses. In most people, energy balance varies within a narrow range. But a natural conflict between autonomic/metabolic and cognitive/behavioral processes leads to chronic overnutrition syndrome and obesity in some.

The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences and the Academy's Diabetes & Obesity Discussion Group present "Brain vs Gut: Can Appetite be Restrained?" a one-day symposium exploring energy balance in physiologically maladaptive Homo sapiens.

Pre-clinical and clinical scientists will present an update on diverse aspects of energy balance, from nutrient sensing and appetite regulation to eating disorders and bariatric surgery. Experts will discuss current minimally invasive interventions to restore healthy energy balance.

WHAT: Brain vs Gut: Can Appetite be Restrained?


Speakers: John G. Kral, MD, PhD, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Blandine Laferrre, MD, Columbia UniversitySt. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center

Allen S. Levine, PhD, University of Minnesota

Timothy H. Moran, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Walter J. Pories, MD, East Carolina University

Philip R. Schauer, MD, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Anthony Sclafani, PhD, CUNY, Brooklyn College

Karen L. Teff, PhD, Monell Chemical Senses Institute and University of Pennsylvania

Christopher C. Thompson, MD, MSc, Brigham and Women's Hospital B. Timothy Walsh, MD, Columbia University

Gene-Jack Wang, MD, Brookhaven National Laboratories

Moderator: Gary J. Schwartz, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Monday, May 2, 2011 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Networking reception to follow.

The New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St., 40th floor, NYC


Contact: Carmen McCaffery
New York Academy of Sciences

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