Symposia

Symposium 1
Clinical Aspect of NAFLD-Risk Factors, Screening and Complications

Chairpersons: Bong-Soo Cha, Yonsei University, Korea
Jason R.B. Dyck, University of Alberta, Canada
Room 1 / Friday, 2 September

09:30 - 10:00

Management of NAFLD in clinical practice
Kwang Joon Kim (Yonsei University, Korea)
10:00 - 10:30

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and cardiovascular disease / comorbidities
Donghee Kim (Stanford University, USA)
10:30 - 11:00

Screening diabetic patients for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease with controlled attenuation parameter and liver stiffness measurements: a prospective cohort study
Vincent Wong (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)


Symposium 2
Novel Cellular Mechanisms in Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

Chairpersons: Young Sik Choi, Kosin Unversity, Korea
Gary Sweeney, York University, Canada

Room 2 / Friday, 2 September

09:30 - 10:00

The role of adiponectin in metabolic disease
Lionel Hebbard (James Cook University, Australia)
10:00 - 10:30

Dissecting PTEN and JAK-STAT pathway in obesity and insulin resistance
Minna Woo (University of Toronto, Canada)
10:30 - 11:00

Role of resistin & Cap1 axis in inflammation & metabolic syndrome
Hyo-Soo Kim (Seoul National University, Korea)


Symposium 3
Growth and Obesity in Children and Adolescents

Chairpersons: Jin Soon Hwang, Ajou University, Korea
Hae Soon Kim, Ewha Womans University, Korea

Room 3 / Friday, 2 September

09:30 - 10:00

Growth and obesity: Body composition
SoJung Lee (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
10:00 - 10:30

Obesity in Asian children and adolescents: what are the consequences?
Alice Pik Shan Kong (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
10:30 - 11:00

Hormonal regulation of growth and obesity
Ji Eun Lee (Inha University, Korea)


Symposium 4
Obesity and Cognitive Dysfunction: Is There Any Link between Them?

Chairpersons: Doo-Man Kim, Hallym University, Korea
Gregory J. Morton, University of Washington, USA
Room 1 / Friday, 2 September

14:00 - 14:30

Metabolic syndrome and the risk of mild cognitive impairment and progression to dementia
Tze Pin Ng (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
14:30 - 15:00

Obesity and Alzheimer disease
Jong Eun Lee (Yonsei University, Korea)
15:00 - 15:30

Metabolic syndrome and risk of dementia
Jae Hong Lee (University of Ulsan, Korea)


Symposium 5
The Role of SGLT2 Inhibitors in Obesity Management in T2D

Chairpersons: Jeong-taek Woo, Kyung Hee University, Korea
Julie Lovshin, Mount Sinai Hospital, Canada
Room 2 / Friday, 2 September

14:00 - 14:30

Managing obesity in T2DM
Arya M. Sharma (University of Alberta, Canada)
14:30 - 15:00

A new clinical insight on multi-factorial perspective in glucose lowering therapy
Marc Evans (University Hospital Llandough, UK)
15:00 - 15:30

SGLT2 inhibitors: Perspectives of nephrologists
Tae-Hyun Yoo (Yonsei University, Korea)


Symposium 6
Experimental Aspect of NAFLD – Microbiota, Insulin Resistance and Autophagy

Chairpersons: In-Kyu Lee, Kyungpook National University, Korea
Timothy J. Kieffer, University of British Columbia, Canada

Room 3 / Friday, 2 September

14:00 - 14:30

STAMP2-mediated amelioration of lipid accumulation
Young Hyun Yoo (Dong-A University, Korea)
14:30 - 15:00

The regulation of mTORC1-autophagy-ROS axis in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
Soo Han Bae (Yonsei University, Korea)
15:00 - 15:30

Role of gut microbiota and Toll-like receptors in NAFLD
Koichi Miura (Akita University, Japan)


Symposium 7
The Regulation of Lipid Metabolism to Combat Obesity and Insulin Resistance

Chairpersons: Joong-Yeol Park, University of Ulsan, Korea
Minna Woo, University of Toronto, Canada

Room 1 / Friday, 2 September

15:50 - 16:20

Adipocyte-specific deficiency of NAPDH oxidase 4 delays the onset of adipocyte insulin resistance and attenuates adipose tissue inflammation in diet-induced obesity
Chang Yeop Han (University of Washington, USA)
16:20 - 16:50

Regulation of sphingolipid metabolism in hepatoseatosis and obesity
Tae-Sik Park (Gachon University, Korea)
16:50 - 17:20

Insulin resistance: Novel pathway & new treatments
Jason R.B. Dyck (University of Alberta, Canada)


Symposium 8
What's New in Incretin-Based Treatment?

Chairpersons: Kyong Soo Park, Seoul National University, Korea
Marc Evans, University Hospital Llandough, UK

Room 2 / Friday, 2 September

15:50 - 16:20

DPP4 inhibition and control of metabolism-how and where?
Daniel J. Drucker (University of Toronto, Canada)
16:20 - 16:50

Incretin based therapy for Korean patients with T2DM
Young Min Cho (Seoul National University, Korea)
16:50 - 17:20

Role of hyperinsulinemia in weight gain: lessons from engineered mice
Timothy J. Kieffer (University of British Columbia, Canada)


Symposium 9
Basics of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

Chairpersons: Youn-Baik Choi, Chung Hospital, Korea
Joo-ho Lee, Ehwa Womans University, Korea

Room 3 / Friday, 2 September

15:50 - 16:20

Will the sleeve gastrectomy be the dominant procedure for Asians?
Asim Shabbir (National University Hospital, Singapore)
16:20 - 16:50

Is there anything overlooked issues on surgery for metabolic syndrome?
Kyung-Yul Hur (Soonchunhyang University, Korea)
16:50 - 17:20

The current status of bariatric and metabolic surgery in China
Cunchuan Wang (Jinan University, China)


Symposium 10
Looking for Successful Nutritional Approaches to Obesity & Metabolic Syndrome

Chairpersons: Kyeong Sook Yim, The University of Suwon, Korea
Young Yun Cho, Samsung Medical Center, Korea

Room 1 / Saturday, 3 September

09:30 - 10:00

Eating rate as obese risk and seasonal variation of abdominal fat
Kiyonori Kuriki (University of Shizuoka, Japan)
10:00 - 10:30

Nutrition, Physical activity and Sarcopenia in older adults
Hyuntae Park (Dong-A University, Korea)
10:30 - 11:00

Nutritional intervention to improve long-term weight loss in patients received bariatric surgery
Dong Wook Kim (Boston University, USA)


Symposium 11
MicroRNAs as a New Mechanism Regulating Obesity and Its Complications

Chairpersons: Kwan Woo Lee, Ajou University, Korea
Susan, K. Fried, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA

Room 2 / Saturday, 3 September

09:30 - 10:00

MicroRNA-34a and Impaired FGF21 Signaling in Obesity
Jongsook Kemper Kim (University of Illinois, USA)
10:00 - 10:30

Roles of microRNA-33a/b in obesity-associated disorders
Koh Ono (Kyoto University, Japan)
10:30 - 11:00

Implication of obesity-induced miR-96 in hepatic insulin resistance
Wan Lee (Dongguk University, Korea)


Symposium 12
GLP-1: A New Era of Drug Therapy for Obesity & T2DM

Chairpersons: Kyung Mook Choi, Korea University, Korea
Arya M. Sharma, University of Alberta, Canada

Room 3 / Saturday, 3 September

09:30 - 10:00

Effective Obesity Management with Liraglutide 3.0 mg: It's more than reducing numbers on the SCALE.
Julie Lovshin (University of Toronto, Canada)
10:00 - 10:30

GLP-1 RA, As the first choice of insulin intensification
Naoki Kumashiro (Toho University, Japan)
10:30 - 11:00

How can weekly GLP-1 help T2DM patient overcome injection barrier?
Thomas Lew (Lilly Taiwan, Taiwan)


Symposium 13
Sex and Obe-City

Chairpersons: Chang Beom Lee, Hanyang University, Korea
Donghee Kim, Stanford University, USA

Room 1 / Saturday, 3 September

14:50 - 15:20

Sex and depot differences in human adipose tissues: implications for the development of the metabolic syndrome
Susan K. Fried (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA)
15:20 - 15:50

Consideration of gender in epidemiologic research of obesity
Jung Eun Lee (Seoul National University, Korea)
15:50 - 16:20

Sex Differences in the Relationship Between Obesity and Comorbities
Eun-Jung Rhee (Sungkyunkwan University, Korea)


Symposium 14
Macrophage, Inflammation and Obesity

Chairpersons: Min-Seon Kim, University of Ulsan, Korea
Jae Bum Kim, Seoul National University, Korea

Room 2 / Saturday, 3 September

14:50 - 15:20

Microglial inflammation and obesity pathogenesis
Joshua Thaler (University of Washington, USA)
15:20 - 15:50

Macrophage autophagy deficiency increases susceptibility to obesity-induced diabetes and experimental colitis
Myung-Shik Lee (Yonsei University, Korea)
15:50 - 16:20

A novel role of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) in adipose-tissue macrophages promoting obesity in mice
G-One Ahn (POSTECH, Korea)


Symposium 15
Systematic Approaches to Obesity and Nutrition

Chairpersons: Hye Soon Park, University of Ulsan, Korea
Mohd Ismail Noor, Taylor's University, Malaysia

Room 3 / Saturday, 3 September

14:50 - 15:20

Regulation of obesity and brown/beige adipose tissue by dietary fatty acids
Soonkyu Chung (University of Nebraska, USA)
15:20 - 15:50

Genes associated with BMR and obesogenic environments: Beyond BMI
Myoungsook Lee (Sungshin Women's University, Korea)
15:50 - 16:20

A post-biotic and microbiota-based drug that reduces insulin resistance during obesity
Jonathan D. Schertzer (McMaster University, Canada)


Symposium 16
New Therapeutic Approach and Biomarker for Diabetes and Obesity

Chairpersons: Young-Seol Kim, Kyung Hee University, Korea
Jongsook Kemper Kim, University of Illinois, USA

Room 1 / Saturday, 3 September

16:35 - 17:05

Treating diabetes and obesity with stem cell-derived pancreatic cell
Timothy J Kieffer (University of British Columbia, Canada)
17:05 - 17:35

Gut barrier dysfunction and microbial dysbiosis in high fat diet-induced obesity
Kyu Yeon Hur (Sungkyunkwan University, Korea)
17:35 - 18:05

Lipocalin-2 (NGAL) as a biomarker and therapeutic target in metabolic syndrome
Gary Sweeney (York University, Canada)


Symposium 17
Education for and enhancing competence of health care professionals in behavioral therapy

Chairpersons: Hye-Jung Shin, National Medical Center, Korea
Kyu Rae Lee, Gachon University, Korea

Room 2 / Saturday, 3 September

16:35 - 17:05

Educational environment for health care professionals in behavioral therapy for obesity based on multinational researches : Korean case
Seolhyang Baek (Dongguk University , Korea)
17:05 - 17:35

Educational environment for health care professionals in behavioral therapy for obesity based on multinational researches : Portuguese case
Maria Paula Macedo (CEDOC-NMS/FCM NOVA University, Portugal)
17:35 - 18:05

Educational environment for health care professionals in behavioral therapy for obesity based on multinational researches : Mexican Case
Julián Esparza-Romero (Research Center for Food and Development, Mexico)


Symposium 18
Effect of Exercise on Lipid Metabolism in Obesity

Chairpersons: Hyo Bum Kwak, Inha University, Korea
Donna H. Ryan, Louisiana State University, USA

Room 3 / Saturday, 3 September

16:35 - 17:05

Microvascular blood flow, lipolysis and ROS in obesity
Robert Hickner (East Carolina University, USA)
17:05 - 17:35

Exercise, diet, weight loss, and visceral adipose tissue
Tanaka Kiyoji (Tsukuba University, Japan)
17:35 - 18:05

Exercise Training-induced Regulation of Mitochondrial Biogenesis or ER stress in Obesity
Kijin Kim (Keimyung University, Korea)