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  • >>> FORC-2019 - Thursday, September 12, 2019

    10th Fribourg Obesity Research Conference

    Publications: Spring 2020

     

    Scientific programme : program FORC-2019


    Program FORC 2019 (PDF format)

    10th Fribourg Obesity Research Conference (FORC-2019)
    Thursday, September 12, 2019
    University of Fribourg, Switzerland
     

    Pathogenesis of Obesity & CardioMetabolic Diseases:
    From the legacy of Ancel Keys to Current Concepts

    Organized by
    Faculty of Sciences and Medicine, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
    In association with Swiss Association for Study of Obesity (ASEMO/SAMO)
    Pérolle campus, Chemistry Building Auditorium
    Website: https://www3.unifr.ch/med/de/research/groups/dulloo/forc/

     

    08:30 - 09:30     Registration – Coffee / Croissant

    09:30 - 09:45     Welcome to FORC-2019

    Abdul Dulloo (Univ. Fribourg,CH)

     

    Morning Session: From ecological studies to clinical trials

     

    09:45 - 10:20      The classic studies of Ancel Keys in Physiology, Nutrition & Public health.
                                 Jean-Pierre Montani (Univ. Fribourg, CH) 

    10:20 - 10:55      Evolution of body composition diagnosis of obesity &
                                 cardiometabolic risks across the life cycle.
                                 Anja Bosy-Westphal (Christian-Albrechts-Univ. Kiel, Germany.) 

     

    10:55 – 11:30     Coffee break

     

    11:30 - 12:05     Low Carb, Low fat and Mediterranean diet for weight loss: long-term efficacy & Safety
                                Open Discussion

    12:05 - 12:40      Dietary fatty acid composition: impact on energy balance & body composition.
                                 Cathriona Monnard (Univ. Fribourg, CH)

     

    12:40 - 14:00      LUNCH & Poster viewing

     

    Afternoon session:  From physiology of extremes to obesity diagnosis & management

     

    14:00 - 14:35      Hypoxia, energy balance & obesity:
                                 from pathophysiological mechanisms to new treatment strategies.
                                 Bengt Kayser (Univ. Lausanne, CH)  

    14:35 - 15:10      The Great Starvation Experiment: its impact on current concepts of appetite control and
                                 adaptive thermogenesis in body composition autoregulation.
                                 Abdul G Dulloo (Univ. Fribourg, CH) 

    15:10 - 15:45      Metabolic Adaptations to Caloric Restriction: Mechanisms and Methods to Reverse
                                 Steven R Smith (Translational Research Institute for Metabolism & Diabetes,
                                 Orlando Florida, USA)

     

    15:45 - 16:15      Coffee break

     

    16:15 - 16:50      The psychology of hunger: from famine starvation to therapeutic dieting.
                                 Jake Turrichi & James Stubbs (Univ. of Leeds, UK)

    16:50 - 17:25      Is weight cycling practices in Sports a risk factor for later obesity?
                                 Laurie Isacco & Jennifer Miles-Chan
                                 (Univ. Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France & Univ. of Auckland, New Zealand)

     

    17:25 - 17:30      Closing remarks – Abdul Dulloo (Univ. Fribourg)

  • FORC-2017

    9th Fribourg Obesity Research Conference

    PublicationsObesity Reviews 2018

     

    Scientific programme : program FORC-2017

    9th Fribourg Obesity Research Conference (FORC-2017)

    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    University of Fribourg, Switzerland

     

    Targeting Energy Expenditure in Management of Obesity & Cardiometabolic Risks:

    From Biology to Built environment

     

    Organised by

    the Department of Medicine / Physiology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

    In association with the Swiss Association for Study of Obesity (ASEMO/SAMO)

     

    08:30 – 09:15      Registration – Coffee / Croissants

    09:15 – 09:30      Welcome to FORC-2017

    Jean-Pierre Montani (Univ. Fribourg)

     

    09:30 – 13:00 Morning session

     

    09:30 – 10:05      Changes in physical activity over lifespan: impact on body composition & sarcopenic obesity

    Klaas Westerterp (Univ. Maastricht)

     

    10:05 – 10:40      Physical activity and the built environment

    Stanley Ulijaszek (Univ. Oxford)

     

    10:40 – 11:10      Coffee break & Poster viewing

     

    11:10 - 11:45       Modulation of non-shivering Thermogenesis: from a built environment perspective

    Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt (Univ. Maastricht)

     

    11:45- 12:20        How much exercise should be promoted to raise daily energy expenditure and health?

    Nuala Byrne (Univ. Tasmania)

     

    12:20-12:55        Issues in targeting thermogenesis for weight maintenance & healthy catch-up growth

    Abdul G Dulloo (Univ. Fribourg)

     

    13:00 – 14:10      LUNCH at EIF Restaurant (across the road)

     

    14:15 – 17:40 Afternoon session

     

    14:15 – 14:50      Why physical activity does little to control weight: the exercise paradox

    Herman Pontzer (Hunter College, New York)

     

    14:50 – 15:25      Energy intake compensation in response to energy deficit by diet versus exercise

    Eric Doucet (Univ. Ottawa)

     

    15:25 - 16:00       Metabolic responses to caloric restriction: from a perspective of lean-fat tissue partitioning

    John Speakman (Univ. Aberdeen)

     

    16:00 - 16.30        Coffee break & Poster viewing

     

    16:30 – 17:05      Gender issues in promoting physical activity & fat oxidation in obesity management

    Jennifer Miles-Chan (Univ. Fribourg)

     

    17:05 – 17:40      Novel dietary strategies to attenuate adaptive responses in obesity therapy

    Amanda Salis (née Sainsbury) (Univ. Sydney)

     

    17:40 – 17:45    Closing remarks – Abdul G. Dulloo (Univ. Fribourg)

  • FORC-2015

    8th Fribourg Obesity Research Conference

    PublicationsObesity Reviews 2017

     

    Scientific programme : program FORC-2015

    8th Fribourg Obesity Research Conference

    FORC-2015

     

    Thursday September 10th, 2015

     

    Nutrition, Movement & Sleep Behaviors:

    their interactions in pathways to Obesity and Cardiometabolic diseases

     

    Organised by

    Department of Medicine-Physiology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland (Pérolle campus, Chemistry Building)

     

    Morning Session (10:00-13:00)

    • Interactions between movement, sleep & other non-movement behaviors in pathogenesis of childhood obesity

    Jean-Philippe Chaput

    Children’s Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

     

    • Clock genes as regulators of metabolic rhythms: interlinking locomotory activity, food-seeking behavior and thermal regulation

    Urs Albrecht

    Dept. of Biology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

     

    • Role of sleep and circadian disruption on energy expenditure and in metabolic predisposition to human obesity and cardiometabolic risks

    Kenneth Wright

    Dept. of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

     

    • Sleep-obesity relationships: underlying mechanisms & consequences for obesity treatments Marie-Pierre St Onge

    New York Obesity Research Center, Columbia University, USA

     

    Afternoon Session (14:15-17:40)

    • SMART approaches for assessing (& motivating) free-living energy expenditure following identification of types of physical activity

    Guy Plasqui

    Dept. of Health Education & Promotion, Maastricht University, Netherlands

     

    • The effect of exercise on non-exercise physical activity and sedentary behavior Ed Melanson

    School of Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Aurora, USA

     

    • Movement-associated isometric thermogenesis: a neglected variable in energy expenditure & obesity predisposition

    Abdul Dulloo

    Dept. of Medicine / Physiology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

     

    • Gene regulatory networks applications: from adipocyte developmental biology to the regulation of movement

    Bart Deplanchke

    School of Life Sciences, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

     

    • Tackling obesity at the community level by integrating healthy diet, movement and non-movement behaviors: Evidence-based feasibility and future challenges

    Angelo Tremblay

    Dept. of Kinesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University, Québec, Canada

  • FORC-2013

    7th Fribourg Obesity Research Conference

    PublicationsObesity Reviews 2015

     

    Scientific programme : program FORC-2013

    7th Fribourg Obesity Research Conference FORC-2013

     

    Thursday September 12th, 2013

     

    Pathways from dieting to weight regain, to obesity and to the metabolic syndrome

     

    Organised by

    Department of Medicine-Physiology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland (Chemistry Building)

     

    in association with the

    Swiss Association for Study of Obesity

     

     

    Morning session (10:00-13:00)

     

    • Dieting and weight cycling as risk factors for cardiometabolic diseases: Who are at risks?

    Jean-Pierre Montani

    Department of Medicine-Physiology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

    • Dieting: Proxy or cause of future weight gain?

    Michael Lowe

    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA

    • Energetics of the selfish/greedy brain: Impact on metabolic dysregulation & obesity management

    Luc Pellerin

    Department of Physiology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

    • Adipose tissue metabolism & plasticity in response to dieting Paul MacLean

    School of Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver, USA

     

     

    Afternoon session (14:15-17:30)

     

    • Autoregulation of fat storage during weight regain: Adipostats & proteinstats awaiting discovery

    Abdul Dulloo

    Department of Medicine-Physiology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

    • Deep body composition phenotyping during weight cycling: Relevance to metabolic efficiency & metabolic syndrome

    Anja Bosy-Westphal

    Institut für Ernährungsmedizin, Universität Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

    • Susceptibility and resistance to weight loss with exercise: The issue of adaptation

    John Blundell

    Institute of Psychological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine & Health, University of Leeds, UK

    • Bariatric surgery: happy with less or eternally hungry

    Hans-Rudolf Berthoud

    Neurobiology of Nutrition Laboratory, Pennington Biomedical Research Center , Baton Rouge, USA

  • FORC-2011

    6th Fribourg Obesity Research Conference

    PublicationsObesity Reviews 2012

     

    Scientific programme : program FORC-2011

    6th Fribourg Obesity Research Conference (FORC-2011)

    Friday, September 23 , 2011

     

    Organised by the Department of Medicine / Physiology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

    In association with

    Swiss Society for Study of Obesity (ASEMO/SAMO) and Swiss Physiological Society (SPS)

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    Body composition, Thermogenesis & Inflammation in Pathogenesis of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

    9:15 – 10:00 Registration - Coffee/Croissants

    10:00 – 10:10 Welcome to FORC-2011 J.-P. Montani (Fribourg, CH)

     

    10:10 – 13:00 Morning Symposium

     

    10:10 – 10: 45 Tracking body composition in pathogenesis of obesity and metabolic syndrome

    Manfred J Muller (Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany)

    10:45 – 11:20    Impaired protein metabolism: interlinks between obesity and insulin resistance

    Yves Boirie (University of Clermont, France)

     

    11:20 – 11:50 Coffee break & Poster viewing

     

    11:50 – 12:25 Visceral fat and metabolic inflammation: The portal theory revisited

    Daniel Konrad (University Children’s Hospital, Zurich, CH)

    12:25 – 13:00 The vascular endothelium and macrophages in metabolic diseases

    Zhihong Yang (University of Fribourg, CH)

     

     

    13:00 – 14:15 Lunch

     

     

    14:15 – 17:40   Afternoon Symposium

     

    14:15 – 14:50 The adipose organ: white-brown adipocyte plasticity and metabolic inflammation

    Saverio Cinti (University of Ancona,Italy)

    14:50 – 15:25 What constitutes adaptive thermogenesis in body composition regulation ?

    Abdul G Dulloo (University of Fribourg, CH)

    15:25 – 16:00 Core temperature: a forgotten variable in energy expenditure & obesity ?

    Lewis Landsberg (Northwestern University, USA)

     

    16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break & Poster viewing

     

    16:30 – 17:05 Lipotoxicity and skeletal muscle insulin resistance

    Francesca Amati (University of Lausanne, CH)

     

    17:05 – 17:40 Molecular pathways between metabolic inflammation & adaptive thermogenesis

    Giovanni Solinas (University of. Fribourg, CH)

     

    17:40- 17-45    Closing FORC-2011 + Forthcoming events in obesity research

  • FORC-2009

    5th Fribourg Obesity Research Conference

    PublicationsInternational Journal of Obesity 2010

     

    Scientific programme : program FORC-2009:

    5th Fribourg Obesity Research Conference (FORC-2009)

    Organised by the Department of Medicine / Physiology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

    In association with

    Swiss Association for Study of Obesity, Swiss Physiological Society

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    Phenotyping for Early Predictors of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

    To be held on Friday, September 04, 2009, at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland

     

    9:15 – 10:00 Registration - Coffee/Croissants

    10:00 – 10:10 Welcome to FORC-2009 J.-P. Montani (Fribourg) 10:10 – 13:00 Morning Symposium

    10:10 – 10: 45 Hazardous fat in the human body: What are they and how do we measure them ?

    Abdul G Dulloo (Fribourg)

     

    10:45 – 11:20    Does metabolically normal obesity really exist ?

    Zoltan Pataky (Geneva)

    11:20 – 11:50 Coffee break & Poster viewing

    11:50 – 12:25 Phenotyping small animals as models for human metabolic syndrome :

    Thermoneutrality matters !

    Michael Overton (Florida)

     

    12:25 – 13:00 Isotopic OGTT in studies of dietary behavior on incidence of type 2 diabetes

    François Haman (Ottawa)

    13:00 – 14:15 Lunch

    14:15 – 17:40   Afternoon Symposium

     

    14:15 – 14:50 Clinical diagnosis of metabolic & cardiovascular risks in overweight children

    Dagmar l’Allemand- Jander (St. Gallen)

     

    14:50 – 15:25 Can obesity in children be predicted by behaviour ?

    Jardena Puder (Lausanne)

     

    15:25 – 16:00    Pre-pregnancy and pregnancy predictors of obesity

    Katarina Melzer (Geneva)

    16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break & Poster viewing

    16:30 – 17:05 Brown adipose tissue phenotyping for human predisposition to obesity

    Denis Richard (Québec)

     

    17:05 – 17:40 Molecular imaging: early detection of metabolic & cardiovascular dysfunctions

    Xavier Montet (Geneva)

     

    17:40 – 17:45 Closing remarks – Abdul G Dulloo (Fribourg)

  • FORC-2007

    4th Fribourg Obesity Research Conference

    PublicationsInternational Journal of Obesity 2008

  • FORC-2005

    3rd Fribourg Obesity Research Conference

    Publications: International Journal of Obesity 2006

  • FORC-2003

    2nd Fribourg Obesity Research Conference

    Publications: International Journal of Obesity 2004

  • FORC-2001

    1st Fribourg Obesity Research Conference

    Publications: International Journal of Obesity 2002