The Metabolic
Physiology Meeting

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

APRIL 22-25, 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.  



Beach House is Hilton Head Island’s only boutique Resort on the beach and features 202 guest rooms with both ocean views and private patios. Soak up the sounds of the ocean waves and explore hundreds of yards of unspoiled beachfront while you stay. Discover perfect seaside views and island rhythms with the resort’s onsite dining and live entertainment at The Porch Restaurant and Tiki Hut Bar. Follow your beachside bliss to outdoor adventures / local wineries / golf courses / and even sunrise dolphin tours.

Click above to reserve your room, or call 855-433-0341 and use group code MP2210.

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

Tel: 1-843-785-5126


Click MEETING REGISTRATION above to register for the Metabolic Physiology Meeting 2024. Early-bird registration cost is $795.00 USD through January 31, 2024. Starting on February 1, 2024, 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 abstract by February 29, 2024. For more information about the meeting, contact Phillip White, Ph.D phillip.white@duke.edu.

Hosted By White-McGarrah Lab


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 Beach House Hilton Head. Call 855-433-0341 and use group code MMP or reserve your room online here.

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

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).

Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH) and Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) can both be used to reach the venue. However; please note that HHH is substantially closer to the venue and provides easier access. 

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.

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

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

Up to two dogs (max 35 lbs each) allowed per room for a fee. Please visit the Beach House Hilton Head website for their complete pet 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.

Up to two dogs (max 35 lbs each) allowed per room for a fee. Please visit the Beach House Hilton Head website for their complete pet policy.

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. See their website for more details.