The 6th International Melanocortin meeting will be held in Utrecht, the Netherlands, from Thursday evening 8 July to Sunday 11 July 2010.

Utrecht is a pleasant medieval city in the center of the Netherlands. The conference site is located in the old center of Utrecht and most hotels in which rooms are blocked for this meeting are within walking distance from the railway station and conference site.

Similar to the 5th International Melanocortin meeting in Sunriver, Oregon 7 years ago, we aim to cover the melanocortin field broadly. Main players in the field have accepted the invitation to speak, and we are already looking forward to an excellent symposium,

The Organising Committee

Confirmed Speakers

Zalfa Abdel-Malek

(Cincinnati, USA)

Roger Adan

(Utrecht, Netherlands)

Greg Barsh

(San Francisco, USA)

Jens Bruning

(Köln, Germany)

Andrew Butler

(Baton Rouge, USA)

Jose Cerda-Reverter

(Torre de la Sal, Spain)

Li Chan

(London, UK)

Adrian Clark

(London, UK)

Anthony Coll

(Cambridge, UK)

Roger Cone

(Nashville, USA)

Jacques Drouin

(Montréal, Canada)

Joel Elmquist

(Dallas, USA)

Pablo Enriori

(Victoria, Australia)

Sadaf Farooqi

(Cambridge, UK)

Carrie Haskell-Luevano

(Gainesville, USA)

Johannes Hebebrand

(Essen, Germany)

Lora Heisler

(Cambridge, UK)

Pat Hinkle

(Rochester, USA)

Hopi Hoekstra

(Cambridge, USA)

Tamas Horvath

(Cologne, Germany)

Victor Hruby

(Tucson, USA)

Michael Humphries

(San Francisco, USA)

Ruth Loos

(Cambridge, UK)

Malcolm J Low

(Ann Arbor, USA)

Glen Millhauser

(Santa Cruz, USA)

Silvana Obici

(Cincinnati, USA)

Ravi Nargund

(Rahway, USA)

Richard Palmiter

(Seattle, USA)

Marcelo Rubinstein

(Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Rick Sturm

(Brisbane, Australia)

Christian Vaisse

(San Franscisco, USA)

Sharon Wardlaw

(New York City, USA)

Dominic Withers

(London, UK)

Ying-Kui Yang

(Birmingham, USA)

Main Topics

  1. melanocortin genetics
  2. melanocortin physiology
  3. peripheral actions of melanocortins
  4. human melanocortin genetics
  5. melanocortin pharmacology
  1. functional neuroanatomy of the melanocortin system
  2. central actions of melanocortins
  3. clinical studies with melanocortins
  4. receptor structure function

Organising secretariat

Ria van Vlaardingen-Priester
Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience
Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology
University Medical Center Utrecht
Str. 5.203
Universiteitsweg 100
3584 CG Utrecht, The Netherlands
Contact +31 (0) 88 75 68810
Contact +31(0) 88 7569032
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All abstracts are now available [here] PDF


Important dates

  • Registrations and Abstract
    1 December 2009
  • Abstracts available on website
    19 April 2010



  • Abstract
    15 April 2010



Roger Adan
Roger Cone

Scientific Committee

Roger Adan
Greg Barsh
Adrian Clark
Roger Cone
Joel Elmquist
Carrie Haskell-Luevano
Stephen O′Rahilly

Local Organising Committee

Roger Adan
Willem Hendrik Gispen
Ria van Vlaardingen