The four-day Scientific Program includes 45 speakers from 12 countries, including plenary lectures from internationally renowned leaders in the field. Registration includes a welcome reception, coffee/tea breaks, lunch, poster viewing/prizes, and a gala dinner. An accompanying special issue in Neuropeptides will include reviews, original articles, and abstracts from the meeting.

Meeting Topics

Themes will cover the biology, receptor signaling and structure, technological advances, and therapeutics of the NPY family.  We will discuss advances that place the NPY receptors as promising targets for the development of new therapeutics for obesity and metabolic diseases, psychiatric and neurologic disorders, chronic pain, gastrointestinal disorders, cancer, and other disease states.

Plenary Speakers

Annette Beck-Sickinger (Leipzig University)
J. Nicholas Betley (University of Pennsylvania)
Diego Bohorquez (Duke University)
Dan Briere (Lilly Research Laboratories)
Claudia Cavadas (University of Coimbra)
Eugene Chang (University of Chicago)
Michael Cowley (Monash University)
Lynn Dobrunz (U. Alabama, Birmingham)
Herbert Herzog (Garvan Institute)
Tomas Hökfelt (Karolinska Institute)
Greg Neely (University of Sydney)
Todd Thiele (University of North Carolina)
Janice Urban (Rosalind Franklin University)
Beili Wu (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai)

Information for Travelers

Posvar Hall - yellow sculpture

The meeting will take place in Wesley W. Posvar Hall on the University of Pittsburgh campus.

Cathedral of Learning

A hotel block is reserved at The Oaklander Hotel and on-campus student apartments will be available at Bouquet Gardens, both within walking distance of the conference venue.

Panther Flag
Pittsburgh Tourism

There are so many attractions and fun things to do in Pittsburgh during your stay!