Seminar: Obesity and Fibrosis at the Crossroads of Human Health and Disease

Joint Seminar of the Finnish Association for the Study of Obesity (FASO) and Fibrobesity Research Programme of the University of Oulu taking place on 13 October 2022. Late registration is still possible!
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Leena Palotie Hall, Aapistie 5A, University of Oulu, and online Zoom connection

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The Finnish Association for the Study of Obesity (FASO) and the Fibrobesity Research Programme of the University of Oulu (UO) are organizing a joint Seminar on 13 October 2022. The title of the seminar is Obesity and Fibrosis at the Crossroads of Human Health and Disease. This event gathers researchers together to present their recent achievements in obesity and fibrosis-related research.

When: 13 October 2022, at. 9-16.15.
Where: onsite at Leena Palotie Hall (Aapistie 5A, University of Oulu) or remotely via Zoom (a link will be sent to pre-registered participants)
Registration: Late registration is still possible! Contact directly, Fibrobesity Research Programme Coordinator, Ritva Saastamoinen (ritva.saastamoinen@oulu.fi, +358294485226).
The event will be held in English.

Programme

8:30-9:00 Coffee at the lobby (provided)

9:00-9:10 Opening words

Prof. Janne Hukkanen, FASO Vice-Chair and Prof. Olavi Ukkola, Profi6 Fibrobesity Leader

9:10-11:25 Clinical aspects of fibrosis and obesity
Chair: Prof. Olavi Ukkola

Prof. Juhani Junttila, UO: Obesity and Fibrosis in Myocardial Disease

Prof. Riitta Kaarteenaho, UO: Pulmonary Fibrosis and Obesity

Break (10 min at 10:00-10:10)

Associate Prof. Daniela Ungureanu, UO: Obesity and Cancer at the Molecular Level

Prof. Janne Hukkanen, UO: Obesity-Induced Hypertension and Sex-Specific Blood Pressure Regulation

Prof. Terhi Piltonen, UO: Sex Hormones and Fibrosis

11:25-12:25 Lunch break (at own expenses)

12:25-13:10 Keynote talk
Chair: Associate Prof. Reetta Hinttala

Associate Prof. Mari Kaartinen, McGill University, Montreal, Canada: Coagulation Factor XIII-A in Adipose Tissue Inflammation and Fibrosis in Obesity

13:10-14:25 Molecular and cellular characteristics of fibrosis and obesity
Chair: Associate Prof. Reetta Hinttala

Prof. Jukka Hakkola, UO: Pregnane X Receptor Activation Remodels Liver Metabolism to Promote NAFLD Development in Obese Mice

Adjunct Prof. Elitsa Dimova, UO: Activation of the HIF Pathway as a Treatment Option for Metabolic Dysfunction

Adjunct Prof. Justus Reunanen, UO: Metabolic Features of Gut Extracellular Vesicles in Bariatric Surgery Patients

14:25-14:45 Coffee break 20 min (provided)

14:45-16:00 Exercise and urban planning in the prevention of obesity
Chair: Prof. Janne Hukkanen

Associate Prof. Arto Hautala, University of Jyväskylä: Individual Responses to Exercise Training

Ph.D. Mikko Kärmeniemi, UO: The Built Environment as a Determinant of Physical Activity

Prof. Helka-Liisa Hentilä, UO: Urban Planning for Enhancement of Physical Activity: What needs to be changed?

16:00-16:15 Wrap-up and closing words by Janne Hukkanen

Registration

Late registration is still possible! Contact directly, Fibrobesity Research Programme Coordinator, Ritva Saastamoinen (ritva.saastamoinen@oulu.fi, +358294485226). Welcome!

Further info:

FASO Vice-Chair, Prof. Janne Hukkanen (janne.hukkanen@oulu.fi, +358294485677)

Coordinator of the Profi6 Fibrobesity profiling theme, Ritva Saastamoinen (ritva.saastamoinen@oulu.fi, +358294485226)

Last updated: 11.10.2022