Traditional views of metabolic control focus on the secretion and action of key regulatory hormones, such as insulin, in the periphery. However, cutting edge research is highlighting a critical top-down role for the brain in regulating fundamental metabolic processes. This symposium will feature new research from animal models highlighting the brain as a key driver of energy expenditure, glucose regulation, and other metabolic systems.


8:30am Role of the Brain in Glucose Homeostasis: Implications for Type 2 Diabetes
Michael W Schwartz, MD
9:00am Central Leptin Signaling and Regulation of Glucose Homeostasis
Martin G Myers, Jr, MD PhD
9:30am Adipose Brain Crosstalk: Metabolic Sensing in Adipose Tissue Nerves
Gary J Schwartz, PhD