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13th International NPY-PYY-PP Research Conference

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Attention, scientists interested in neuropeptide Y, peptide YY, and pancreatic polypeptide and their receptors in biomedical research:

NPY receptors are promising targets for the development of new therapeutics for obesity and metabolic diseases, psychiatric and neurologic disorders, chronic pain, gastrointestinal disorders, cancer, and other disease states. We will host the 13th International NPY-PYY-PP Research Conference this summer July 15-18, 2023 here in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The conference will cover the biology, receptor signaling and structure, technological advances, and therapeutics of the NPY family. The members of the conference Organizing Committee, who include Bradley K. Taylor, PhD, from our department, are pleased to announce that registration and abstract submission are open and hotel block rates are available.

Online Registration is available to faculty, staff, trainees, and industry attendees. Discounted registration rates are available to trainees and participants from Latin America and Low-Middle Income Countries. Registration will include a welcome reception on July 15th, coffee/tea breaks, lunch on July 16th, poster viewing every day, a poster prize celebration for trainees on July 17, and a fabulous gala dinner at the world-famous Andy Warhol museum on July 18th. Please register by June 1 to receive the lowest rate. Register now online

Heavily discounted hotel rooms (US $219 per night) are available (following registration) at the Oaklander Hotel. More information regarding on-campus apartments at the University of Pittsburgh will become available soon. Visit the accommodation page on the meeting website for more information.

As listed in our Scientific Program, the conference’s Keynote Speaker will be Professor Tomas Hökfelt from the Karolinska Institute. Other confirmed speakers include Nick Betley (University of Pennsylvania), Diego Bohorquez (Duke University), Dan Briere (Lilly Research Laboratories), Claudia Cavadas (University of Coimbra), Eugene Chang (University of Chicago), Michael Cowley (Monash University), Herbert Herzog (Garvan Institute), Aurnab Ghose (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research), Jens Meiler (Leipzig University and Vanderbilt University), Todd Thiele (University of North Carolina), and Beili Wu (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai).

A relaxed atmosphere will offer a terrific opportunity for young investigators to meet one-on-one with these speakers and other leaders in the field. Additional speakers will be selected from submitted abstracts, with priority to those received by May 12.

Reviews and original articles from the meeting will be published in an accompanying special issue of the journal Neuropeptides. This special issue will be dedicated to the most recent and compelling advances in NPY-PYY-PP research related to human physiology and disease.

We hope to see you there! For additional information, please contact a member of the Organizing Committee: