Glucose Transport: Gateway to Metabolic Systems Biology

Conference Summary

This SRC will provide a lively mix of glucose transporter biology, metabolic regulation, and systems biology methods with multiple lectures that feature disease translational themes. This is one of the longest-running FASEB Science Research Conferences, originally launched in the early 1990s in recognition of the cloning and characterization of a subset of the major glucose transporter isoforms.  Over the ensuing years, the meeting has continued to feature important advances in glucose transporter biology, but has also evolved to embrace emergent topics in metabolic control mechanisms as they relate to chronic diseases and conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. The meeting has consistently attracted major leaders in these fields, but also with representation of emergent young scientists.  This year’s program, as seen in the accompanying attachment, is no exception.  Recent progress in this area of research has been explosive, and we believe that this meeting will be particularly timely in helping to fully appreciate the significance of recent developments.

A particular focus will be neuroendocrine regulation of metabolism, liver metabolism and skeletal muscle metabolism in health and disease, featuring scientists that lead this field as well as younger faculty in the early stages of their independent careers. We believe that the themes of the meeting are particularly well-aligned with challenges faced by the pharmaceutical and biotech industries in identifying new therapeutic targets that combat tractable disease mechanisms. 

Approximately 40 scientists from institutions and companies worldwide will speak at the meeting, as well as an additional dozen prominent scientists to serve as session chairs and discussion leaders. Approximately 16 short talks from abstracts will be selected for shortalks to be presented by junior trainees. Several poster sessions and continuing a new and very well-received event launched at the 2013 meeting, we will have an “open mike” session of approximately 2 hours to allow volunteers to present particularly exciting data for discussion, with about 10 minutes per speaker.

Program Agenda

Important Deadlines:   Early Bird: June 4, 2017         Last Day to Register: June 15, 2017


Keynote Speakers

Christopher Newgard, PhD, W. David and Sarah W. Stedman Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Duke University School of Medicine

Conference Organizers

Chair: Ann Louise Olson
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Co-Chair: Scott Summers
University of Utah

Conference Staff

Robin Crawford, CMP, Conference Manager

Pippa O'Shea, Conference Assistant

Contact us:
Email: src@faseb.org
Phone: 1.301.634.7010

Date & Location

Date: July 16-21, 2017
Base Village Conference Center
110 Carriage Way
Snowmass Village, CO

Transportation & Lodging

Airport Information

If you fly into Denver, Colorado Mountain Express (CME) is the official shuttle service to and from Denver International Airport for the FASEB Science Research Conferences. 

Please refer to the GROUP CODE: FASEB for the discounted rate of $97.00 one-way. View shuttle rate details.  To make reservations, call the reservation center at: 
1.800.525.6363 (with the United States) 
970.926.9800 (outside the United States)

Click the links below for Transportation & Lodging information:

Official Conference Lodging

Stonebridge Inn
300 Carriage Way
Snowmass Village, CO
Pokolodi Lodge
25 Daly Ln
Snowmass Village, CO


If you request a single or a double occupancy room, the registration fee covers 5 nights of lodging (Sunday through Thursday night, checkout Friday morning). A credit card will be required upon check-in for incidental expenses (i.e. in-room movies, room service, etc.).

If you plan to arrive early or stay beyond the conference dates, you must make your own reservations for the extra nights you require. You are responsible for payment upon check-out.

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