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Local Organising Committee: 

Edward Melanson, Paul MacLean, Robert Eckel, James Hill, Dalan Jensen, Lilian de Jonge, Klaas Westerterp

Scientific Program

Tuesday 5th February                     

12:45 – 13:00                     Opening Remarks

Edward Melanson & Paul MacLean

13:00 – 13:55                      Opening Debate  - Moderator: Edward Melanson

Impact of Adaptive Thermogenesis

Angelo Tremblay vs. Dale Schoeller

14:00 – 15:30                      Breakout 1 (concurrent)

Clinical Applications and Data Analysis

Issues for Clinical Nutrition - Moderator: Ian Brown

  • Measuring energy expenditure in clinical practice 

Troy Donahoo

  • Best practices for measuring resting metabolic rate

                                             Lilian de Jonge

  • Clinical use of radioactive dietary tracers 

Janine Higgins

Issues for Clinical Nutrition - Moderator: Jed Friedman

  • Considerations for indirect calorimetry calculations

Paul MacLean

  • Innovations in body composition analysis 

                                             Tim Nagy

  • Examining the energy gap after weight loss 

James Hill


15:30 – 16:00                      Coffee/tea break

16:00 – 16:50                      Emerging Controversy Moderator: Steve Heymsfield

Relevance of Brown Fat to Human Metabolism

Jan Nedergaard

17:00 – 18:00                      Sable Travel Award Presentations  - Moderator: John Lighton

  • The acetate recovery factor to correct tracer derived dietary fat oxidation in humans

Audrey Bergouignan, Dale A Schoeller, Susanne Votruba, Chantal Simon, Stéphane Blanc

  • A novel approach for the evaluation of physical activity: recognition of human movements and assessment of their durations and intensities using a triaxial accelerometer.

                                             Alberto G Bonomi, Annelies HC Goris, Bin Yin and Klaas R Westerterp

  • Insulin sensitivity, mitochondrial function and fat metabolism are related in children with burn injury, and improved with PPAR-α agonist treatment. 

Melanie G Cree, Jennifer J Zwetsloot, David N Herndon, Ting Qian, Ricki Fram, Asle Aarsland, Robert R Wolfe.

  • Normal metabolic flexibility to glucose in Type-2 Diabetes after controlling for glucose disposal rate.

Jose Galgani, Leonie Heilbronn, Koichiro Azuma, David Kelley, Jeanine Albu, Xavier Pi-Sunyer, Steven Smith, Eric Ravussin, the Look AHEAD Adipose Research Group. 

18:00 –                                 Opening Reception

Wednesday 6th February                     

08:00 – 08:15                     Opening Remarks

Paul MacLean

13:00 – 13:55                      Keynote 1 - Moderator: James Hill

Energy expenditure and body weight regulation

Arnie Astrup


09:15 – 09:30                      Coffee/tea break

09:30 – 11:30                      Plenary 1 - Moderator: Dan Bessesen

Topics in Metabolic Efficiency

  • Technical considerations for estimating metabolic efficiency

Michael Toth

  • Body size, energy metabolism, and lifespan 

                                               John Speakman

  • Weight loss, leptin, and skeletal muscle work efficiency 

                                             Michael Rosenbaum

11:30 – 12:30                      Lunch, Exhibits

12:30 – 14:00                      Breakout 2 (concurrent)

Indirect Calorimeter Systems

Human Calorimetry Systems - Moderator: Lillian de Jonge

  • New developments in whole room calorimetry 

Paul Schoffelen

  • Larger and faster responding whole-room indirect calorimeters

                                             Tuong Nguyen

  • Energetics of weight gain in children  

Nancy Butte

Animal Calorimetry Systems - Moderator: Patrick Even

  • Innovations in animal calorimetry

Ken Kober

  • Oxygen consumption/metabolic rate in small animals 

                                             John Lighton

  • Ambient temperature and energy balance  

Mike Overton


14:00 – 15:30                      Posters and Exhibits

15:30 – 17:30                      Plenary 2 - Moderator: Edward Melanson

Using Stable Isotopes to Assess Metabolism

  • Isotopic approaches vs other measurements of energy expenditure

Klaas Westerterp

  • Applications to clinical and basic research  

                                               Dale Schoeller

  • Examining fuel partitioning in animals  

                                             Stephen Previs

Thursday 7th February                     

08:00 – 08:15                     Opening Remarks

Edward Melanson

08:15 – 09:15                      Keynote 2 - Moderator: Robert Eckel

Fuel Utilization and Body Weight Regulation

Eric Ravussin

09:15 – 09:30                      Coffee/tea break

09:30 – 11:30                      Plenary 3 - Moderator: Yves Schutz

Topics in Fuel Utilisation

  • Ingested fuels and the energetics of weight change 

Richard Feinman

  • Assessing metabolic flexibility in human health and disease

                                               Bret Goodpaster

  • Fuel trafficking in humans and animals 

                                             Daniel Bessesen

11:30 – 12:30                      Lunch, Exhibits

12:30 – 14:00                      Breakout 3 (concurrent)

Exercise and Physical Activity

Free Living Assessments in Humans - Moderator: Klaas Westerterp

  • Innovations in accelerometry & GPS

Yves Schutz

  • Processing data from accelerometer studies  

                                             Dave Pober

  • Validity and feasibility in the epidemiological setting 

Soren Brage

Exercise and Physical Activity in Animals - Moderator: Mike Overton

  • APS guidelines for physical activity in animals

Kevin Kregel

  • Monitoring levels of physical activity in animals  

                                             Catherine Kotz

  • Fast-response systems for pharmaceutical and exercise studies  

Patrick Even


14:00 – 15:30                      Free Communications (concurrent)

Oral Abstract Presentations

Session 1 - Moderator: Ray Browning

  • Artificial Neural Network for Predicting Energy Expenditure from Actigraph Accelerometer.

Elizabeth A Booth, Megan Rothney, Ashley Beziat, Cindy A Dorminy, Jason Rapaport, Kong Y Chen, Mac S Buchowski. 

  • A New Approach to Detect Short Term Changes in Human Energy Expenditure in Whole Room Indirect Calorimetry.

Robert J Brychta, Tuong Nguyen, Megan P Rothney, Emily Schaefer, Monica C Skarulis, Kong Y. Chen.

  • Different Indices of Activity Energy Expenditure Lead to Differing Interpretations of Data Among Women of African Descent. 

Amy Luke,  Lara Dugas, Adebowale Adeyemo, Ramon A Durazo-Arvizu1, Guichan Cao, Dale A Schoeller.

  • Contribution of Sedentary, Locomotive and Lifestyle Activity in Daily Life Assessed by a Triaxial Accelerometer.

Yoshitake Oshima, Kaori Kawaguchi, Ryosuke Doi, Kazunori  Ohkawara, Yuki Hikihara, Kazuko Ishikawa-Takata, Shigeho Tanaka, Naoyuki Ebine, Kazuo Aoki, Junichi Misumi, Izumi Tabata. 

  • An Error Analysis of the Doubly Labeled Water Technique.

                                             George D Swanson.

  • Cross-Sectional Time Series Modeling to Predict 24-h Total Energy Expenditure from Heart Rate and Accelerometry.

Issa Zakeri, Anne Adolph, Maurice Puyau, Firoz Vohra, Nancy Butte.

Session 2 - Moderator: Nicole Stob

  • Computational Model of Whole-Body Human Energy Metabolism

Kevin D Hall.

  • Hyperthermia-Induced Hyperventilation Dissociates Respiratory Exchange Ratio from Respiratory Quotient. 

François Haman and Matthew White.

  • The Effect of UCP1 Expression in Skeletal Muscle on Lifespan, Substrate and Energy Metabolism in Mice.

Susanne Keipert, Yvonne Katterle, Susanne Klaus.

  • Oxygen Reperfusion Damage in an Insect: A Case Study of Small Animal Respirometry.

John RB Lighton and Pablo E Schilman. 

  • An Error Analysis of the Doubly Labeled Water Technique.

                                             George D Swanson.

  • Using Modeling Techniques to Analyze the Energy Expenditure in Open-Circuit Respiration Chambers.

Jaap van Milgen, Serge Dubois and Jean Noblet.

  • Acute Effects on Metabolism and Appetite Profile of One Meal Difference in the Lower Range of Meal Frequency.

                                             Astrid J. Smeets and Margriet S. Westerterp-Plantenga.

15:30 – 05:45                      Coffee/tea break

15:45 – 18:00                      Plenary 4 - Moderator: Troy Donahoo

Uncoupling,  Substrate Cycling, and Tissue Metabolism

  • Connecting mitochondrial proton leak to whole body metabolism

Mary Ellen Harper

  • Substrate cycling and measuring substrate oxidation and fuel utilization

                                               Abdul Dulloo

  • Measuring metabolis rates of specific tissues

                                             Steven Heymsfield

18:00 –                                 Closing Remarks

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