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Workshop on Rare Syndromic Body Fat Disorders: What Can They Teach Us?

Thursday, March 01, 2012 - Friday, March 02, 2012
Lister Hill Auditorium, NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD

We hope to get a good estimate of the individuals with obesity and lipodystrophic syndromes where the genetic causes are unknown, and to learn what hurdles are commonly encountered when trying to find causative mutations. Through presentations and discussions we hope to encourage further investigation of cells from families with rare single gene or syndromic obesity disorders, to learn about unknown biological pathways regulating energy balance, and to encourage further human research in order to shed light on why obesity occurs in some individuals with the “same” syndrome but not others.

Contact: Dr. Carol Haft (301) 594-7689

Co-funding Institute(s):
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Office of Rare Diseases Research