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Exploring the Metabolic Syndrome Workshop – a Great Success

Exploring the Metabolic Syndrome Workshop – a Great Success

Exploring the Metabolic Syndrome: Basic Mechanisms, Clinical Implications and Community Impact

The temperature hovered around 5º F on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 as eighty people from all the CTSI partnering institutions attended the Metabolic Syndrome Workshop at the Grohmann Museum – Milwaukee School of Engineering. This workshop was aimed towards investigators who were interested in carrying out studies related to the Metabolic Syndrome.

Workshop Objectives:

  • To allow investigators to share their ongoing research related to the Metabolic Syndrome
  • To facilitate collaborations among investigators at all CTSI partnering institutions
  • To develop new opportunities for collaboration with community and industry partners
  • To identify potential mentors

Workshop Format:

  • Keynote address by Robert H. Eckel, MD – “The Metabolic Syndrome Quandary: A Great Model for Bidirectional Translational Research”.
  • Selected research presentations in the various sub-arenas of the Metabolic Syndrome by junior and senior faculty
  • Luncheon address by Ahmed H. Kissebah, MD, PhD – “The Metabolic Syndrome: The World’s New Epidemic”
  • Poster sessions
  • Focused small group sessions

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important Reminder – Please acknowledge the NIH when publishing papers, patents, projects, and presentations resulting from the use of CTSI resources by including the NIH Funding Acknowledgement.


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