2016 ECLip Annual Meeting

March 8-9th 2016
Santiago de Compostela
Faculty of Medicine

Program (Download the pdf file, contains the Speakers biography)
March 8th

08:50 Welcome
Prof. David Araújo-Vilar, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

09:00  Opening Lecture: Adipose tissue, foe or friend?
Prof. Felipe F. Casanueva, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

09:30  Characteristic and atypical mutations in lipodystrophy patients
Prof. Katrin Hoffman, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

10:00  Central obesity, diabetes mellitus and hypertriglyceridemia: Understanding the Köbberling syndrome
Dr. Cristina Guillín-Amarelle, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

10:30 Fontaine-Petty syndrome, a rare cause of lipodystrophy, demonstrates a new pathogenesis for lipodystrophies
Prof. Raoul CM Hennekam, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

11:00  Coffee break

11:30  Progressive lipodystrophy associated with mutation in the POLD1 gene
Prof Giuseppe Novelli, Universita Tor Vergata, Roma, Italy

12:00  Clinical reports of fat loss associated with disorders of the immune system: an opportunity for a further understanding of the pathogenesis of lipodystrophy
Prof. Ferruccio Santini/Dr Yaroslav Berger, University Hospital of Pisa, Italy

12:30  Decrease of osteocalcinemia linked with insulin resistance more than body fat mass in lipodystrophic syndromes, compared to obese and normal weight patients
Prof. Marie-Christine Vantyghem, Lille University Hospital, Lille, France

13:00  Celia’s Encephalopathy (PELD): seipin, adipose tissue and beyond
Dr. Sofía Sánchez-Iglesias, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

13:30  Lunch

15:00  Young Researchers Session

15:00  Clinical, hormonal and molecular-genetic characteristics of inherited lipodystrophies in Russia
Dr Ekaterina Sorkina, Endocrinology Research Center, Moscow, Russia

15:20  Human induced pluripotent stem cells as a cellular tool for modeling laminopathies
Dr. Anne-Claire Guénantin, Centre de Recherche Saint-Antoine, Paris, France

15:40  Morpho-functional study of subcutaneous adipose tissue in patients affected by Familial Partial Lipodystrophy type 2-FPLD2
Dr Alessandra Gambineri, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy

16:00  Coffee break

16:30  ECLip Databases (for ECLip members only)
Prof. Giovanna Lattanzi and Prof David Araújo-Vilar

March 9th

09:00  Lessons from LMNA-lipodystrophy in vitro models based on human mesenchymal stem cells that accumulate prelamin A
Dr Clara Isabel Rodríguez-López, BioCruces Health Research Institute, Spain

09:30  Modulation of brown adipose tissue differentiation in FPLD2
Prof. Giovanna Lattanzi, CNR, Unit of Bologna, Italy

10:00  Human SGBS cells as in vitro model for studying cellular phenotype of defects in lipodystrophy genes
Prof. Martin Wabitsch, University Medical Center Ulm, Germany

10:30  Maladaptative autophagy contributes to insulin resistance and altered adipocyte differentiation in Congenital Generalized Lipodystrophy due to PTRF/cavin-1 mutations.
Dr. Corinne Vigouroux, Centre de Recherche Saint-Antoine, Paris, France

11:00  Application of proteomics in lipodystrophy research
Prof. Juan Ramón Peinado-Mena, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

11:30  Coffee break

12:00  Outcome of intensive dietary intervention in patients with lipodystrophy
Dr. Anne Stears, University of Cambridge, UK

12:30  Effects of metreleptin therapy on adipose tissue, liver and and systemic inflammation markers in lipodystrophic patients
Dr. Camille Vatier, Centre de Recherche Saint-Antoine, Paris, France

13:00  Antisense strategy in familial partial lipodystrophy
Prof. Harmut Schmidt, Universitätsklinikum Münster, Germany

13:30  MG132 enhances progerin clearance and reverses cellular phenotypes in Hutchinson-Gilford progeria cells.
Dr. Karim Harhouri, Faculty of Medicine La Timone, Marseille, France

14:00  Lunch

15:30  How advocacy groups can support research: the Spanish experience
Mr. Juan Carrión, President of the Spanish Federation of Rare Diseases

15:50  AELIP: an example of advocacy group supporting lipodystrophy patients  and relatives
Ms. Naca Pérez de Tudela, President of AELIP

16:10  Coffee break

16:45  Closing lecture: Inflammation in progeroid laminopathies
Prof. José M. P. Freije, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain 


Aula Castelao (2nd floor)
Facultade de Medicina
Rua de San Francisco s/n
15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Free registry

Contact mail: [email protected]


3 min walking
Price: 100-120€ (per night)

30 min walking
Price: 110€ (per night)

5-7 min walking
Price: <90€ (per night)

TRAVEL to city center:

By air: Lavacolla-Santiago de Compostela Airport
By taxi: 21€
By bus: 3€


Santiago de Compostela weather is mild (12-20°C) and rainy. Umbrella and raincoat are advisable.


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