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Symposium on metabolic diosorders and cardiovascular disease

The Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM) hosts the symposium "The lifelong development of metabolic disorders and cardiovascular disease" on February the 18th. The event is open to interested attendees at Umeå University, Region Västerbotten, other WCMM centers, SciLifeLab and SRP-Diabetes KI.

Thursday 18 February 2021 at 8.30-15.00

Register no later than 15 February at

It will not be possible to view the event afterwards.


Metabolic programming in early life

Chair: Staffan Berglund

8.30-8.45 Introduction Helena Edlund & Tommy Olsson, Umeå University

8.45-9.30 Role of early life developmental factors in development of metabolic health, Johan G Eriksson, Helsingfors University, Finland

9.30-10.00 Gestational diabetes and obesity in the PONCH study – metabolic consequences for mother and child, Ulrika Andersson Hall, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

10.00-10.30 Coffee break

Mechanisms underlying type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases

Chair: Elias Johansson

10.30-11.00 Mechanistic insights into the cardiometabolic fingerprint of obesity, Emma Börgeson, WCMTM, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

11.00-11.30 NAFLD – bright liver, dark future, Stergios Kechagias, Linköping University, Sweden

11.30-12.15 Lunch

Mechanisms underlying type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases (cont’d)

Chair: Anna Södergren

12.15-13.00 Why is diabetes such a nasty risk factor?, Coen DA Stehouwer, Maastricht University, Netherlands

13.00-13.45 Changing the perception of type 2 diabetes by demonstration of the Personal Fat Threshold, Roy Taylor, Newcastle University, UK

13.45-14.10 Coffee break

Transthyretin amyloidosis

Chair: Jonas Wixner

14.10-14.55 Transthyretin in health and disease, Maria Saraiva: Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

14.55-15.00 Concluding remarks