2nd Internation…

2nd International Conference on Hyperphagia

Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge, LA

October 17 – 20, 2012

Join the top international scientists in the fields of appetite control and obesity for an opportunity to hear the latest in research and strategy. Parents are encouraged to attend and learn more about this vital aspect of PWS and expand their knowledge for more effective advocacy.

From genetics to neurology to hormones to addiction to drug studies, all the key avenues for insight will be explored. Twenty-three top international scientists will present their ideas. Twenty of those scientists are “PWS conference rookies” and have never presented at a PWSA (USA) scientific conference. The new ideas will be flowing freely, so don’t miss out on this unique opportunity!

Top Ten Reasons to Attend the 2nd International Conference on Hyperphagia

  • Learn the latest progress  in the fight to solve the mystery of hyperphagia from twenty-five      world-renowned scientists.
  • Tour the largest most  sophisticated facility in the world dedicated to appetite, nutrition and     obesity research and meet their world-renowned collection of scientists,  the Pennington Biomedical Research Center.
  • Add to your understanding  of the new role stem cell research will play in developing treatments for  different aspects of human disease, including the neurology of appetite      control.
  • Understand the real meaning of hyperphagia and its implications in the public health menace of  obesity.
  • Observe a debate about the Pros and Cons of bariatric surgery, behavioral therapy and pharmacotherapy  in treating hyperphagia, particularly in Prader-Willi syndrome.
  • Hear about the connection between the hypothalamus, the brain stem and the various neurological signaling chemicals.
  • Answer the question is Prader-Willi  syndrome really the “Window of Opportunity” to help solve the hyperphagia and obesity problems.
  • Build your understanding of the many ways genetics, including epigenetics, the SIM1 gene and gene sequencing are at the forefront of medical research especially appetite      control and obesity.
  • Enhance your understanding of addiction as a possible central force in runaway appetite.
  • Hear about the 2009 Best Idea Grants and meet the grantees and their progress.

For registration details see www.hyperphagia.org


About pwsatoday

PWSA (USA) is an organization of families and professionals working together to raise awareness, offer support, provide education and advocacy, and promote and fund research to enhance the quality of life of those affected by Prader-Willi syndrome.
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