The Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine of the University of Catania is proud to announce the International Workshop on “New Trends in Diabetes and Obesity Treatment”, sponsored by the International Menarini Foundation. The Workshop will take place at the San Domenico Palace in Taormina (Sicily) from 6th to 8th October 2016. The focus of the meeting is on new aspects of pathogenesis and treatment of two related and worldwide increasing metabolic diseases: Diabetes and Obesity. The first session will address novel approaches to treat diabetes including both cellular and regenerative therapy for type I diabetes and bariatric surgery for type II. The second session will deal with novelties in the pharmacologic systemic treatment of diabetes, including multidrug treatment and potential adverse effects. The third session will address the specific problems of diabetes in the adolescent, focusing also on the prevention and early detection of chronic complications in these patients. Moreover, the management of the adolescent to adult diabetes transition will be discussed. Finally, the last session will be devoted to obesity, including the physiology of the adipose organ, the pathophysiology of the obese patient and the effects of novel treatments, both pharmacological and surgical. The sessions will be conducted by leading international experts in the field that will discuss with the audience main biological, clinical and therapeutic novelties in Diabetes and Obesity pathogenesis and treatment.
Prof. Riccardo Vigneri Dr Piernicola Garofalo Presidents of the Meeting