SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2017 • BOSTON, MA

Inaugural Symposium of the International Society for Omega-3 Research


Omega-3 in Health Promotion and Disease Management:

From Animal to Human


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The field of omega-3 research has evolved rapidly in recent years and its potential applications have become more diverse and significant for public health. At the same time, new challenges and issues have emerged in both the scientific and public acceptance of omega-3. The aim of the International Society for Omega-3 Research (ISOR) is to bring together highly active investigators in the field, particularly young scientists interested in omega-3, to exchange ideas/thoughts, establish collaborations, adopt new technologies, and most importantly, promote and maintain a high standard of omega-3 research. The inaugural ISOR symposium will provide a platform for sharing research progress from the up-and-coming generation of investigators and highlight the frontier of the field of omega-3.

 

Main topics include:

  • Current Challenges and Opportunities for Omega-3 Research
  • Lipidomics and Biomarker Discovery
  • Unique Animal Models for Omega-3 Research
  • Novel Mechanisms for the Action of Omega-3 Metabolites
  • Gut Microbiota and Chronic Disease
  • New Clinical Applications for Omega-3

 

Organized by the Laboratory for Lipid Medicine and Technology (LLMT)Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School 


Program Schedule

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8:00 – 9:00 AM
Registration & Welcome Reception (Breakfast Provided)

Morning Session Chair: Chih-Yu Chen

9:00 – 9:30 AM
Opening Remarks: Current Challenges and Opportunities for Omega-3 Research

JING X. KANG
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School (USA)

9:30 – 9:55 AM
Lipidomics & Discovery of Novel Bioactive Omega-3 Metabolites

MAKOTO ARITA
RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (Japan)

9:55 – 10:20 AM
Modulation of Gut Microbiota as a Novel Mechanism for Omega-3 Benefits

KANAKARAJU KALIANNAN
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School (USA)

10:20 – 10:45 AM
New Insights into the Anti-inflammatory Effects of Omega-3

KARSTEN H. WEYLANDT
Charité University Medicine (Germany)

10:45 – 10:55 AM
Coffee Break
10:55 – 11:20 AM
Use of Transgenic Mouse Models to Elucidate the Anti-cancer Effects of Omega-3

DAVID MA
University of Guelph (Canada)

11:20 – 11:45 AM
New Mechanisms Underlying the Preventive Effects of Omega-3 on GI Tumorigenesis

KI BAIK HAHM
CHA University (South Korea)

11:45 – 12:10 PM
Omega-3 Intervention to Suppress Tumor Growth and Metastasis

CHIH-YU CHEN
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School (USA)

12:10 – 12:35 PM
Modulation of Lipid Metabolism in Cancer Stem Cells by Omega-3

MENG WANG
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School (USA)

12:35 – 1:30 PM
Lunch

Afternoon Session Chair: Kanakaraju Kaliannan

1:30 – 1:55 PM
New Approaches to Uncovering Neuroprotective Effects of Omega-3

HUANXING SU
University of Macau (Macau)

1:55 – 2:20 PM
Maternal Omega-3 Status Influence Offspring Gut Microbiota & Susceptibility to Obesity

RUAIRI ROBERTSON
University College Cork (Ireland)

2:20 – 2:45 PM
Novel Effect of Omega-3 on HFD-Induced Dysfunction of Brown Fat

LEI HAO
Texas Tech University (USA)

2:45 – 3:10 PM
Identification of a Novel Thermogenic Pathway Mediated by Omega-3 Metabolites

LUIZ OSORIO S. LEIRIA
Joslin Diabetes Center (USA)

3:10 – 3:20 PM
Coffee Break
3:20 – 3:45 PM
Personalized Treatment of Depression with Omega-3

KUAN-PIN SU
China Medical University (Taiwan)

3:45 – 4:10 PM
Treatment of Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction with High Dose of Omega-3

RAYMOND Y. KWONG
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School (USA)

4:10 – 4:35 PM
Opposing Effects of Omega-6 and Omega-3 on Obesity Development in Women

LU WANG
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School (USA)

4:35 – 5:00 PM
Omega-3 Intake and Colorectal Cancer Incidence and Survival

MINGYANG SONG
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School (USA)

5:00 – 5:20 PM
Omega-3-based Nutritional Intervention for Cancer Rehabilitation

JING X. KANG
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School (USA)

5:20 – 6:00 PM
Closing Remarks: Discussion and Conclusion
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Speaker Dinner

 


Symposium Location: Room 2204 (2nd floor), MGH Charlestown Navy Yard, 149 13th St, Boston, MA 02129

Directions (Public Transportation): From North Station, take the Spaulding Shuttle which stops on Haverhill St. near the corner of Causeway St (next to CVS). On Sundays, the shuttle operates between 5:30 AM – 9:00 AM and runs approximately every 10 minutes. MBTA Bus 93 also stops within a few minutes’ walking distance of Building 149.