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Local Organising Committee: 

Shigeho Tanaka, Kumpei Tokuyama, Masanobu Hibi, Kouichi Yasunaga

Scientific Program

​​Saturday 21st October    


08:30 – 08:45                      Welcome

Shigeho Tanaka

08:45 – 09:30                      Keynote Lecture 1 (Moderator: Kong Chen)

Energy expenditure and its role in long and short term weight gain

Jonathan Krakoff

09:30 – 09:35                      Break

09:35 – 10:55                      Session 1: Exercise and energy metabolism (Moderator: Edward Melanson)

  • Metabolic adaptations following massive weight loss with and without exercise

Darcy L. Johannsen

  • Energy expenditure of low-level and isometric exercise: Exploring new approaches to study thermogenesis

                                             Abdul G Dulloo

  • Effects of high intensity intermittent exercise on post-exercise resting oxygen consumption 

Katsunori Tsuji

  • RER for the masses

Gary Shaw


10:55 – 11:20                      Coffee/tea break


09:35 – 10:55                      Session 2: Energy metabolism in animals (Moderator: Dale A. Schoeller)

  • Why do penguins not fly?

John R. Speakman

  • Energy expenditure, activity, and life history in great apes

                                             Herman Pontzer

  • Long-term calorie restriction decrease metabolic cost of movement and prevents decrease of physical activity during aging in rhesus monkeys

Yosuke Yamada


12:20 – 14:00                      Lunch / Poster Session


14:00 – 15:20                      Session 3: Diet, Nutrition and energy metabolism (Moderators: Paul MacLean & Masanobu Hibi)

  • Obesity's impact on lactation: Consequences on energy balance and postnatal programming

Paul MacLean

  • Running for youth; on the behavioral energetics of aging mice

                                             Gertjan Van Dijk 

  • Enhanced body fat utilization as energy induced by dietary polyphenols

Koichi Yasunaga 

  • Effect of protein overfeeding on energy expenditure measured in a metabolic chamber 

Leanne M Redman 

15:20 – 15:25                      Coffee/tea break


15:25 – 16:10                      Mini Debate: Does HF diet affect the accuracy of DLW? (Moderator: Paul MacLean)

John Speakman vs. Gertjan Van Dijk 

16:10 – 16:30                      Coffee/tea break


16:30 – 17:50                      Symposium 1: Why is the prevalence of obesity in Japan low? 

(Moderators: Shigeho Tanaka & Van Hubbard)

  • Why is the prevalence of obesity in Japan low? 
    From epidemiological aspect 

Hidemi Takimoto

  • Why is the prevalence of obesity in Japan low? 
    From metabolic aspect

                                             Fuminori Katsukawa 

  • Why is the prevalence of obesity in Japan low? 
    From physiological aspect 

Kunio Torii  

18:00 – 19:45                     Conference Dinner

Sunday 12th October    


08:30 – 09:15                      Keynote Lecture 2 (Moderator: Shigeho Tanaka)

Brown adipose tissue, energy expenditure, and obesity in humans

Masayuki Saito

09:15 – 09:20                      Break

09:20 – 10:40                      Session 4: Brown adipose tissue (Moderator: Masayuki Saito)

  • Biological determinants of brown adipose tissue activity and capacity

Denis Richard

  • Recruitment of brown adipose tissue after daily ingestion of catechin in men [YIA Best Abstract Award]

                                             Takeshi Yoneshiro 

  • Quantifying shivering using electromyography and heart rate variability in healthy lean young men

Robert J Brychta

  • Noninvasive evaluation of human brown adipose tissue using quantitative near-infrared spectroscopy 

Takafumi Hamaoka 


10:40 – 11:00                      Coffee/tea break


11:00 – 12:20                      Session 5: Methodology for prediction total energy expenditure

(Moderators : Kong Chen & Guy Plasqui)

  • Understanding the impact of exercise-induced increases in energy  expenditure on heat balance in older adults and individuals with chronic disease: a calorimetric perspective

Glen Kenny

  • Respiratory chambers: beyond energy expenditure 

                                             Eric Ravussin 

  • Common calibration applied to four calorimeter laboratories 

Jon Moon

  • Interactions between thermal biology and energy homeostasis in the mouse

Gustavo Abreu-Vieira 

12:20 – 12:40                      Young Investigator Awards: Best abstract & poster awards

  • Metabolic responses to different high-fat meals in normal weight and obese women [Abstract Award]

Jamie A Cooper 

12:40 – 14:40                      Lunch & Human Calorimeter Tour in Kao 


14:40 – 16:00                      Symposium 2: Influence of circadian misalignment on energy metabolism 

(Moderators: Kumpei Tokuyama & Karl Friedl)

  • Impact of sleep restriction on energy balance 

Marie-Pierre St-Onge 

  • Impact of circadian misalignment induced by simulated shiftwork on energy metabolism 

                                             Kenneth P Wright  

  • Forward genetics of sleep in mice 

Masashi Yanagisawa 

16:00 – 16:20                     Coffee/tea break

16:20 – 17:05                      Keynote Lecture 3 (Moderator: Guy Plasqui)

Appetite control and energy balance 

Margriet S Westerterp-Plantenga

17:05                                   Closing

Kumpei Tokuyama 

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