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Pharmacology of Metabolic Diseases

Thursday, October 26, 2017 

On behalf of the Mid-Atlantic Pharmacology Society (MAPS) council, we would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming meeting entitled Pharmacology of Metabolic Diseases on October 26, 2017.   

Morning Session

8:00-8:30 Check-in and Poster Setup 
8:30-10:00 Poster Presentations: Judging and poster viewing (must be present to be eligible for award) and on-site late registration 
10:00-10:15  MAPS Welcome/Business, Marlene A Jacobson, PhD, Temple University, MAPS President
10:15-10:50 Genetic Variation Determines PPARγ Function and Anti- Diabetic Drug Response, Mitchell Lazar, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
10:50-11:30 A Novel Role for Myocardial GRK2 in Adipogenesis, Wally Koch, PhD, LKSOM Temple University
11:30-11:45   Invited Trainee Talk #1 
12:00-12:15 George B. Koelle Award Presentation 

Afternoon Session

12:15-1:15  Lunch, poster viewing 
1:15-2:15 Keynote Address: Receptor signaling in adipocytes for energy expenditure and metabolic health,Sheila Collins, PhD, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
2:15-2:50 Pharmacological profiling of GPR40 partial agonists and AgoPAM’s, Maria Trujillo, PhD, Merck Research Labs
2:50-3:05 Invited Trainee Talk #2 
3:10-4:10 Biotech Panel Discussion: R. Kyle Palmer, PhD Opertech Bio, Moderator, Participants: Ahmed Samater, CSO TheraMet BioSoiences, John G Geisler, CSO,
Mitochon Pharmaceuticals, Andrew Reaume, President & CEO, Melior Discovery
4:10-4:15 Closing Remarks 
4:15-5:00 Student/Trainee Award Ceremony (must be present to be eligible for award) and Networking Reception 


Temple University Health Science Center
Student Faculty Center, 4th Floor
3340 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Poster Competition

Abstract submission deadline: 10/11/17

Abstracts will be accepted only after registration fees have been paid.

Abstract Submission

Download the abstract submission form (PDF) and send the completed form to

Early Registration Fees

Registration fees until 10/20/16: 
Undergraduate students $20
Graduate students  $35
Postdoctoral Fellows   $45
Research Associates $45
Faculty/others   $50

Online Registration ends 10/20/17. After 10/20/17, please plan to register and pay onsite (additional fee applies).

Onsite Registration Fees

Registration fees on and after 10/20/16:  
Undergraduate students $30
Graduate students  $40
Postdoctoral Fellows   $50
Research Associates $50
Faculty/others   $60

Registration covers lectures, poster session, program/abstract book, lunch, and networking reception.



Advance registration is appreciated!

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