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Monday May 15, 2017

14:00-15:30 Chronic Societal Diseases
Chairpersons: Jean-Pierre Després/Peter Libby
14:00-14:30 Chronic societal diseases: The need for an integrated approach Jean-Pierre Després
Jean Vague/Per Björntorp Award
Dysregulation of liver lipid metabolism in focus: bad for the liver and the heart 
Marja-Riitta Taskinen

Cœur + AVC | Heart & Stroke Distinguished Lecture
Inflammation as a key driver of chronic societal diseases

Peter Libby
15:30-16:00 Health break

Satellite Symposium

18:00-21:00 Opening Ceremony and Welcome Party

Tuesday May 16, 2017

8:00-10:00 Cardiometabolic Diseases: Pathophysiological Insights
Chairpersons: André Carpentier/André Marette
8:00-8:30 Markers of adipose tissue dysfunction and visceral obesity André Tchernof
8:30-9:00 Adipose tissue metabolism in energy homeostasis in humans André Carpentier
9:00-9:30 Insulin resistance, inflammation and cardiometabolic risk André Marette
9:30-10:00 Obesity and type 2 diabetes: importance of visceral adiposity/ectopic fat  Jean-Pierre Després
10:00-10:30 Health break
Cardiometabolic Imaging Studies
Chairpersons: Eric Larose/Ian Neeland
10:30-11:00 Insights into body fat distribution and cardiometabolic risk: the Dallas Heart Study Ian Neeland
Ectopic fat depots assessed by MRI
Eric Larose
11:30-12:00 Sarcopenic obesity and cardiometabolic risk Soo Lim
12:00-12:30 Visceral fat and liver fat in relation to cardiometabolic outcomes in men and women: the NEO Study Renée de Mutsert
12:30-13:30 Lunch break
Clinical Health Outcomes Associated with Ectopic Fat
Chaipersons: Stéphane Hatem/François Maltais
13:30-14:00 Cardiovascular disease Stéphane Hatem
14:00-14:30 Respiratory diseases François Maltais
14:30-15:00 Brain health/cognitive function Hannah Gardener
15:00-15:30 Cancer Vincent Fradet
15:30-15:45 Summary Jean-Pierre Després
15:45-16:15 Health break
16:15-17:30 Oral Session 1
Chairpersons: Marja-Riitta Taskinen/I-Min Lee
16:15-16:30 Dietary intake of main food groups in relation to visceral fat and liver fat in men and women: the NEO Study Esther van Eekelen
16:30-16:45 The on/off diet: effects of week-on, week-off energy restriction compared to continuous energy restriction Michelle Headland
16:45-17:00 Cardiorespiratory fitness versus physical activity as predictors of all-cause mortality in men Taryn Davidson
17:00-17:15 Maximal exercise hemodynamics are independent predictors of cognitive functions in coronary heart disease patients Maxime Boidin
17:15-17:30 A park typology in the quality cohort: implications for physical activity and truncal fat among youth at risk of obesity Madeleine Bird
17:30-19:00 Chaired Poster Session

Wednesday May 17, 2017

6:15-7:30 Fun Run
8:30-10:15 Lifestyle: Nutrition
Université Laval — Chair of Nutrition Session

Chairpersons: Benoît Lamarche/Saverio Stranges
8:30-8:55 Dietary patterns vs. nutritional supplements in the prevention of cardiometabolic diseases: a population health perspective Saverio Stranges
8:55-9:25 Targeting nutritional quality to improve cardiometabolic and brain health Emilio Ros
9:25-9:45 The ICCR Global Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Sale Barometer Benoit Arsenault
9:45-10:15 Challenges in translating nutritional science to practice Benoît Lamarche
10:15-10:45 Health break
10:45-12:45 Lifestyle: Physical Activity/Sedentary Time
Chairpersons: Robert Ross/Steven N. Blair
10:45-11:25 Sedentary lifestyle: Should we be concerned? I-Min Lee
11:25-12:05 Cardiorespiratory fitness and cardiometabolic health Steven N. Blair
12:05-12:45 Cardiorespiratory fitness as a vital sign in clinical practice: challenges and opportunities Robert Ross
12:45-13:45 Lunch break
13:45-14:45 Oral Session 2
Chairpersons: André Tchernof/Benoit Arsenault
13:45-14:00 Increased body fat mass mediates the positive association between circulating estradiol levels and insulin resistance in postmenopausal women Geneviève Marchand
14:00-14:15 Breast adipocyte diameter and waist circumference: associations with prognostic factors and expression levels of estrogen-related genes Sofia Laforest
14:15-14:30 Plasma PCSK9 concentrations are positively associated with the apoliprotein B-48-containing triglyceride-rich lipoprotein production rate, independently of insulin resistance Jean-Philippe Drouin-Chartier
14:30-14:45 Comparison of high-dose DHA and EPA supplementation on adipose tissue morphology and macrophage infiltration among adults at cardiovascular risk Cécile Vors
14:45-16:15 Public Health
Chairpersons: Jaap Seidell/Jean-Pierre Després
14:45-15:15 Population-based solutions to combat the epidemic of chronic societal diseases Nick Wareham
15:15-15:45 Effective local integrated programs to tackle childhood obesity Jaap Seidell
15:45-16:15 The urban environment and cardiometabolic health Gillian Booth
16:15-16:45 Closing Remarks and Award Ceremony

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Important Dates

Registration opening
November 1, 2016
Abstract submission opening
November 1, 2016
Abstract submission deadline
February 25, 2017
Notification of acceptance
March 13, 2017
Registration for presenting authors
April 2, 2017
Early bird registration
April 2, 2017