The Metabolic
Physiology Meeting

Hosted by the White-McGarrah Lab with support from Sable Systems

APRIL 22-24, 2024


The Metabolic Physiology Meeting 2024 brings together trailblazers in metabolic physiology research from around the globe. It’s the second 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 year’s 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. The 2023 recipient of The Sable was Kathryn Wellen, PhD, for her pioneering work defining the mechanisms by which cellular metabolic processes influence gene expression. Join us in April to discover who will be this year’s recipient of The Sable!


Dr. Bruce M. Spiegelman

Bruce M. Spiegelman is the Stanley J. Korsmeyer Professor at Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and a member of the American National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Institute of Medicine. He joined Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 1982 and his lab has been at the forefront of innovation and discovery in the field of molecular metabolism ever since. In recognition of his pioneering work, Bruce has been honored with many notable awards including the Heinrich Wieland Prize; the Rolf Luft Award; the Eliot P. Joslin Medal; the Frederick Banting Medal; the Manpei Suzuki Prize; and the Helmholtz Prize for Diabetes Research.  



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Registration cost is $925.00 for The Metabolic Physiology Meeting 2024.

Early Bird Registration will be available until January 31, 2024.

All tickets are booked through Eventbrite.  

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

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

Casual attire is welcome.

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

Yes, you may present a poster at the meeting. During registration, make sure to check the box indicating your interest in presenting a poster and add a title if known. Then, provide your abstract to phillip.white@duke.edu no later than February 29, 2024.

Yes, the preferred accommodation is Sonesta Resort, Hilton Head. Click the room reservation link above.

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Cancellation policies vary based on the rate plan reserved. Please check the cancellation policy on your reservation for more details. Contact the Sonesta Resort at 843.842.2400 for details.

Contact the Sonesta Resort at 843.842.2400.

Contact the Sonesta Resort at 843.842.2400.

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