Research Seminars

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Research Seminars gather a small number (20 to 100) of well-established and preferably young investigators to address scientific topics in depth and help break new ground. Research Seminars take place over two days in easy-to-reach European cities. They are scientific Seminars involving recently published work and research in progress. Participation is fully supported by the budget granted by the ERS.



Intermittent hypoxia and adipose tissue - Insight into the pathophysiology of the Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (OSAS) and treatment options

The purpose of the Seminar was to discuss in a highly multidisciplinary environment the relative role of obesity, OSAS or both in the pathogenesis of dyslipidemia, a well-known risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The topic is currently debated in the literature and has important therapeutic implications, given the controversial results of OSAS treatment on metabolic variables and the recent progress in the therapeutic approach to the obese patient. The Seminar could help increase the cooperation in research between the fields of obesity and OSAS in Europe.
Introduction and epidemiology of dyslipidemia in OSAS patients
M. Bonsignore (Palermo, Italy)
Slide presentationPDF journal article, handout or slides
Slide presentationPDF journal article, handout or slides
Data from animal models: role of IH and obesity
V. Polotsky (Baltimore, United States of America)
Slide presentationPDF journal article, handout or slides
Slide presentationPDF journal article, handout or slides
Visceral adipose tissue as a target for therapeutic intervention: an update
F. Giorgino (Bari, Italy)
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Slide presentationPDF journal article, handout or slides
Effects of OSA on metabolic dysfunction in children
L. Kheirandish-Gozal (Chicago, USA)
Slide presentationPDF journal article, handout or slides
Slide presentationPDF journal article, handout or slides
Effects of OSA on metabolic dysfunction in adolescents - is OSA relevant for adolescent obesity?
S. Verhulst (Wilrijk, Belgium)
Slide presentationPDF journal article, handout or slides
Slide presentationPDF journal article, handout or slides
Does sleep loss play a role in adipose tissue dysfunction?
C. Philipps (Sydney, Australia)
Slide presentationPDF journal article, handout or slides
Slide presentationPDF journal article, handout or slides
Hypoxia and adipose tissue dysfunction
P. Trayhurn (Liverpool, UK)
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No content made available
Inflammation in obese adipose tissue
S. Sasson (Jerusalem, Israel)
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Slide presentationPDF journal article, handout or slides
Fat, muscle and liver cross-talk
J. Eckel (Düsseldorf, Germany)
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No content made available
Genetic factors: OSAS, obesity or both?
R. L. Riha (Edinburgh, United Kingdom), T. Gislason (Reykjavik, Iceland)
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Slide presentationPDF journal article, handout or slides
Effects of CPAP and weight loss in OSAS
R. R. Grunstein (Sydney, Australia)
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No content made available
CPAP treatment: effects on plasma lipids and liver function
V. Polotsky (Baltimore, MD, USA)
Slide presentationPDF journal article, handout or slides
Slide presentationPDF journal article, handout or slides