Strategic Research Institute Release: Scott Grundy Of University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center And Luciano Rossetti Of Albert Einstein College of Medicine To Deliver Opening Keynotes At Largest Industry-Focused Diabetes & Obesity Summit, July 24-25

DEL MAR, Calif., July 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The 5th International Metabolic Diseases Drug Discovery and Development World Summit, which will feature the latest industry and academic advances by the leaders in the fields of diabetes and obesity -- will convene July 24-25, 2006 Del Mar, CA, announces Strategic Research Institute. Year after year, this meeting features perhaps the most stellar group of metabolic disease experts from around the world to address the most promising avenues of investigation.

Considered as the premier conference for diabetes and obesity researchers, this field still continues to expand as the number of approved products increases yearly. This conference also offers an opportunity to learn about emerging concepts on the Metabolic Syndrome including the latest on harmonization of its definition, "root cause(s)," pathobiologic mechanisms, new molecular targets and new areas for discovery including CNS lipid pathways, adipose tissue inflammation, and the contribution of stress-response pathways in the development of the Metabolic Syndrome.

The first's day general session includes breakthrough updates on Byetta(TM), Arxxant(TM), Januvia(TM), ABT-279, APD356, KB2115, and many more. Academic keynote presentations include:

Metabolic Syndrome: Significance and Drug Discovery Approaches

Scott M. Grundy, M.D., Ph.D., UNIVERSITY OT TEXAS SOUTHWESTERN

Restoration of Hypothalamic Lipid Sensing Normalizes Energy and Glucose Homeostasis in Overfed Rats

Luciano Rossetti, M.D., ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Molecular and Cellular Pathways that Link Inflammation and Type II Diabetes

Michael Karin, Ph.D., UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - SAN DIEGO

To register for the event, please visit http://www.srinstitute.com/mdws. To date, over 100 different companies will be in attendance.

If you wish to receive the full agenda in PDF and/or request information, please contact Ed Drilon of Strategic Research Institute at edrilon@srinstitute.com or 212-967-0095, x233 (please include name, corporate affiliation, mailing address, and fax number and specify what you are interested in).

For more information on speaking/sponsorship & exhibition opportunities, please contact Sandra Shlayanat sshlayan@srinstitute.com or at 212-967-0095 x239.

To become a media partner, please contact Cheryl Kahan-Radhuber at ckahan-radhuber@srinstitute.com.

Strategic Research Institute

CONTACT: Ed Drilon of Strategic Research Institute, +1-212-967-0095, x233,edrilon@srinstitute.com (please include name, corporate affiliation,mailing address, and fax number and specify what you are interested in) orFor more information on speaking/sponsorship & exhibition opportunities:Sandra Shlayanat, +1-212-967-0095 x239, sshlayan@srinstitute.com, or tobecome a media partner: Cheryl Kahan-Radhuber,ckahan-radhuber@srinstitute.com

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