Indirect Calorimetry in Rodent Models: Application to Studies of the Metabolic Syndrome (ICALOR)

Venue: Police Museum of the Czech Republic

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Event Date/Time: May 29, 2004 End Date/Time: May 30, 2004
Registration Date: May 29, 2004
Early Registration Date: Apr 15, 2004
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 15, 2004
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Dear Colleagues


are pleased to invite you to the meeting on Indirect
Calorimetry in Rodent Models: Applications to Studies of the Metabolic
, organized as a
post-congress satellite of the 13th European Congress on Obesity
(ECO) in


. Although at times neglected, indirect calorimetry is a classical technique
and a critical tool in research on metabolic diseases. This is not only due to
technical developments which have brought the technique to a new level of
sensitivity and have added multifunctional modes of monitoring additional
aspects of the phenotype of the experimental animal, but it is also reflection
of the necessity to characterize the metabolic features of many new models of
mice and rats developed by genetic manipulation as well as by conventional
breeding in order to unmask specific phenotypes and for elucidation of
metabolic effects of specific diets. The use of such models is particularly
rewarding for studies the pathophysiology of the metabolic syndrome. Indirect
calorimetry is being increasingly applied in this field, implying the
necessity for better understanding of the possibilities and limitations of the
method by many scientists. Therefore, we hope that this meeting will be
rewarding for the participants.

forward to welcoming you to


Barbara Cannon, Jan Kopecky, and Jan Nedergaard

Members of the Scientific Committee



  •  Current

  •  Complex
    approaches to phenotyping in small animals

  •  Animal
    models with genetically disturbed energy balance

  •  Modulation
    of metabolic rate and fuel partitioning