The vagus nerve is the primary conduit of communication between the gut and the brain, and is now a direct target for obesity therapy (e.g., VBLOC). This session highlights novel insights from animal model studies that illuminate mechanisms through which the vagus nerve controls meal size and body weight regulation.

10:15am Novel Approches to Alter Feeding Through Manipulation of Vagus
Guillaume de Lartigue, PhD
10:45am Neural Mechanisms Of Vagus Nerve-hindbrain Communication
Suzanne Appleyard, PhD
11:15am Gastrointestinal Vagus Nerve Signaling and Satiation
Wolfgang Langhans, DVM