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October 22-25, 2020

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Local Organising Committee:

Denis BLONDIN (Université de Sherbrooke); André CARPENTIER (Université de Sherbrooke); 
François HAMAN (Ottawa University); Denis RICHARD (Université Laval); 
Angelo TREMBLAY (Université Laval)

PROGRAM

                    Thursday October 22nd                                                                                                         

17:30 — 19:30     Welcome Reception


 

                   Friday October 23rd                                                                                                                

08:00 — 08:15     WELCOME TO QUÉBEC CITY!

Contribution of Québec to Field of Energy Metabolism
Denis RICHARD — Canada

08:15 — 08:30     WELCOME TO RACMEM 2020

Contribution of RACMEM to Energy Metabolism        
Ed MELANSON — USA

08:30 — 10:30      PET/CT, MRI AND ISOTOPIC TRACERS IN ENERGY METABOLISM AND HOMEOSTASIS

Chairs: TBD

MR Spectroscopy and Imaging of Fat Deposition in Organs
Vera SCHRAUWEN-HINDERLING — Netherlands
 

Using MRI and Stable Isotope Tracers to Image and Phenotype Liver Metabolism

Leanne HODSON — United Kingdom


fMRI for Assessing the Brain Contribution to Energy Homeostasis
Alain DAGHER — Canada


Emerging Technologies to Image Tissue Metabolism
Kevin K BRINDLE — United Kingdom

10:30 — 11:00      PAUSE / SPONSOR EXHIBITION
 

11:00 — 11:45     THE SHAPES (AND MOVES) OF TRACERS: APPLYING POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY TO ENERGY METABOLISM

André CARPENTIER — Canada

Chair: Denis RICHARD
 

12:00 — 13:00     LUNCH / SPONSOR EXHIBITION

13:00 — 15:00     ENVIRONMENT CONDITIONS AND ENERGY METABOLISM/HOMEOSTASIS

Chairs: TBD
 

Modifying Thermogenic Pathways in Cold Exposed
François HAMAN — Canada


Sleep, Circadian Rhythmicity and its Impact on Energy Metabolism
Eve van CAUTER — USA


Vulnerability to Heat-Related Illnesses in Older Adults and Individuals with Chronic Diseases – A Calorimetric Perspective
Glen KENNY — Canada


Energy Metabolism in Severe Exercise
Guy PLASQUI — Netherlands

15:00 —15:30     PAUSE

15:30 — 17:30     ENERGY METABOLISM/HOMEOSTASIS IN MOTHERS, CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

Chairs: TBD
 

Energy Homeostasis in Pregnant and Postpartum Women
Leanne M REDMAN — USA


Energy Expenditure in Women: The Effects of Oestrogens and Exercise
Ed MELANSON — USA

Energy Homeostasis in Children and Adolescents
Shigeho TANAKA — Japan


Investigation of NALFD/NASH in Children and Adolescents               
Melanie CREE-GREENE — USA

17:30 — 19:00     COCKTAIL / POSTER SESSION 1 / SPONSOR EXHIBITION

 

                    Saturday October 24th                                                                                                          

08:00 — 10:00 HEAT PRODUCING ORGANS, ORGANITES AND PATHWAYS

Chairs: TBD
 

Thrifty Mechanisms that Drive the Recovery of the Body’s Fat Reserves: From a Multi-Organ Perspective
Abdul DULLOO — Switzerland


Examining Futile Cycles as Recruitable Forms of Heat Production – Is it Fruitless?
Denis BLONDIN — Canada


Regulatory Thermogenesis: UCP1 and Beyond
Lawrence KAZAK
— Canada

mTOR System in Brown Fat Thermogenesis
Mathieu LAPLANTE
— Canada


10:00 — 10:30     PAUSE / SPONSOR EXHIBITION


10:30 — 12:00     SHORT ORAL COMMUNICATIONS 1

6 Presentations (15 min each)


12:00 — 13:00     LUNCH / SPONSOR EXHIBITION

 

13:00 — 15:00     ENERGY METABOLISM/HOMEOSTASIS IN OBESE INDIVIDUALS

Chairs: TBD
 

Thermogenic Flexibility in Response to Weight Loss and Regain
Paul S MACLEAN — USA


Permanence of Thermogenic Changes Induced by Weight Loss in Obese Individuals
Eric RAVUSSIN — USA


The Effects of Variations in Energy Expenditure on Appetite Control
Eric DOUCET — Canada


Low Capacity to Oxidize Fat and Body Weight
François PÉRONNET — Canada


15:00 — 15:30     PAUSE / SPONSOR EXHIBITION


15:30 — 17:00     SHORT ORAL COMMUNICATIONS 2

6 Presentations (15 min each)


17:00 — 18:00     INSIGHTS ON DOUBLY-LABELLED WATER DATABASE

Chair John R SPEAKMAN
 

Total Energy Expenditure Through the Life Course
Klaas WESTERTERP (on behalf of the IAEA DLW database group) — Netherlands

 

The Relation Between Water Turnover and Energy Expenditure
Yosuke YAMADA (on behalf of the IAEA DLW database group) — Japan

Energy Demands of Traditional Lifestyles
Herman PONTZER (on behalf of the IAEA DLW database group) — USA


18:00 — 19:30     COCKTAIL / POSTER SESSION 2 / SPONSOR EXHIBITION

 

19:30 — 22:30     BANQUET


 

                    Sunday October 25th                                                                                                             

08:00— 09:00     CHANGES IN ENERGY BALANCE DURING HIGH-PROTEIN DIETS — THE PREVIEW PROJECT

Chairs: TBD
 

PREVIEW Population Studies
Angelo TREMBLAY — Canada


Protein as a Source for Body Weight Maintenance — The Role of Quantity and Quality (The PREVIEW Study) Anne RABEN — Denmark


High-Protein Diet and Circadian Rhythm, Insulin Sensitivity, Energy Balance, and Prevention of Adaptive Thermogenesis (A PREVIEW Respiratory Chamber Study)

Margriet WESTERTERP-PLANTENGA — Netherlands


09:00— 10:00     ENERGY METABOLISM/HOMEOSTASIS: NOVEL AND INNOVATIVE APPROACHES

Chairs: TBD
 

Chemogenetics/Optogenetics to Approach Energy Homeostasis
Alexandre CARON — Canada


Metagenomics and Microbiomics to Investigate Energy metabolism and Cardiometabolic Risk
TBD


10:00 — 10:30     PAUSE / SPONSOR EXHIBITION


10:15 — 12:30     ASSESSING ENERGY EXPENDITURE AND THERMOGENESIS: A RELENTLESS CHALLENGE

Chairs: TBD
 

Energy Expenditure-Body Size Associations
Steve HEYMSFIELD — USA

 

Measurement of Cold-Induced Thermogenesis
Kong CHEN — USA


Unraveling Inter-Individual Variability in Energy Metabolism
Jennifer MILES-CHAN — New-Zealand


Measuring at or Below Thermoneutrality — A Persistent Debate
Jan NEDERGAARD and John R SPEAKMAN — Sweden and UK (45-minute debate)


12:30     CONCLUDING REMARKS PLUS THANKS

Denis RICHARD

Info: RACMEM2020@criucpq.ulaval.ca

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