The Metabolic Physiology Meeting 2023

With Support from Sable Systems International

MAY 1-4, 2023

The Metabolic Physiology Meeting 2023 brings together trailblazers in metabolic physiology research from around the globe, featuring speakers from Australia, Europe, Canada, and the United States. It’s the first edition of a yearly scientific meeting hosted by Phillip White and the White-McGarrah Lab with the generous support of our partners at Sable Systems International.

This in-person meeting is the continuation of the Virtual Seminar Series “Metabolic Physiology in Isolation #METPHYS2020” launched at the beginning of the first global COVID19 shutdown. In keeping with the virtual series, the live meeting will cover a broad range of topics including molecular mechanisms governing metabolic homeostasis, nutrient sensing, metabolic flux, cancer metabolism and immunometabolism, and provide a home for discourse and networking across the many distinct domains of metabolic physiology research.


Each year, the Metabolic Physiology Meeting will be capped with the presentation of “The Sable Award for Outstanding Contributions to the field of Metabolic Physiology” which will be accompanied by an award lecture and honorarium for the recipient. Join us in May to discover who will be the inaugural recipient of The Sable!


David James has made numerous major contributions to our understanding of the mechanisms regulating systemic metabolism. These include discovery of the insulin regulated glucose transporter, (GLUT4) and molecular dissection of the intracellular trafficking pathways that regulate its translocation to the cell surface. He also led the development and application of methodologies for studying in vivo metabolism in small animals. He currently holds the Leonard P Ullmann Chair in Molecular Systems Biology and is the Domain Leader for Biology at the Charles Perkins Centre, Sydney University. Recent awards include the Glaxo Wellcome Medal for Medical Research and the Kellion Medal for outstanding contributions to Diabetes research.


David James –Sydney

Catherine Postic – INSERM

Shingo Kajimura – BIDMC

Anna Gloyn – Stanford

Dirk Brenner – Luxembourg

Ebru Erbay – Altos Labs

Praveen Sethupathy – Cornell

Lydia Lynch – Harvard

Paul Titchenell – UPenn

Jennifer Estall – McGill

Alex Muir – Chicago

Thales Papagiannakopoulos – NYU

Sophie Trefely – Babraham Institute

Jon Campbell – Duke

Kristin Stanford – OSU

Gerta Hoxhaj – UTSW

Carolyn Cummins – Toronto

Phillip White – Duke


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Click MEETING REGISTRATION above to register for the Metabolic Physiology Meeting 2023. The registration cost is $925 USD. Registered attendees may present a poster at the meeting. To present a poster, attendees must register and provide a poster title by March 3, 2023. For more information about the meeting, contact Phillip White, Ph.D

Click above to reserve your room, or call 855-433-0341 and use group code MMP.

Beach House
Hilton Head Island, SC
1 South Forest Beach Drive
Hilton Head, South Carolina 29928, United States

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What is the registration cost?

Registration cost is $925.00 for The Metabolic Physiology Meeting 2023.

Are early bird registration discounts available?

Early Bird Registration ended on February 3, 2023.

How do I book my ticket?

All tickets are booked through Eventbrite.

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If I book my ticket online, how do I collect my ticket?

Once you complete your order, you will receive an order confirmation email with tickets attached.

Can I register and buy a ticket at the event?

You may register up until May 1, 2022, however all registrations must be purchased online through Eventbrite. There will be no onsite registration desk.

Is there a dress code for the event?

Casual attire is welcome.

Where can I find information about the event agenda and schedule?

All information about The Metabolic Physiology Meeting 2023 is available at the event website.

Is there a preferred accommodation I can book?

Yes, the preferred accommodation is Beach House Hilton Head. Call 855-433-0341 and use group code MMP or reserve your room online here.

What is the address of Beach House Hilton Head?

1 South Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head, SC 29928 (Mailing Address: PO Box 5976 Hilton Head, SC 29938)

Is parking available at Beach House Hilton Head?

Hotel guests may park onsite for free and will receive a sticker for their vehicle. A city parking lot available across from the hotel (if attendee is staying offsite).

What are the nearest airports?

Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH) and Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) are the closest airports.

Are there any disability accommodations at the facility?

Beach House Hilton Head Island offers accessible rooms and suites with handicap-accessible showers and tubs. They also offer accessible rooms with features for the hearing impaired. All guest rooms and suites are accessible via elevator.

What time is check-in/check-out?

Check-in: 4:00 pm / Check-out: 11:00 am

What is the cancellation policy for Beach House Hilton Head?

Cancellation policies vary based on the rate plan reserved. Please check the cancellation policy on your reservation for more details.

What is the pet policy?

Up to two dogs (max 35 lbs each) allowed per room. The pet fee is $60/night per dog plus tax. Please visit the Beach House Hilton Head website for their complete pet policy.

What is the smoking policy?

Smoking is not permitted on property, except at the Tiki Hut or Beach. Smoking is strictly prohibited in hotel rooms and guest room balconies or patios.

What are the pool hours?

Resort and kiddie pools are open from 8am-10pm.

What is there to do within this area?

There are many activity options, including bicycling, exploring, hiking, golfing, wine-tasting, and sunbathing. Bicycle rentals are available on the Beach House Hilton Head property for $20/day for a standard bike. See their website for more details.