The 27th Beckman Symposium

Diabetes, Metabolism and Cancer

Friday, December 1, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please contact Kate Sleeth, Ph.D., at [email protected] for inquiries regarding attending the symposium.



City of Hope
Cooper Auditorium
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010-3000



The 27th Beckman Symposium to be held at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope. Supported by funds from the Beckman Endowment, the Beckman Symposia are arranged annually by the research staff organization of City of Hope.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, all reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate persons with disabilities at the meeting. If you have any special dietary or accommodation needs, please notify the program coordinator listed above prior to the symposium. This advance notification will help us serve you better.


2017 Speakers


Steven Rosen, M.D.
City of Hope

Arthur Riggs, Ph.D.
Diabetes Metabolism Research Institute

Michael Karin, Ph.D.
Immune Control of Liver Tumorigenesis – basic concepts and implications for treatment
UC San Diego
Philipp E. Scherer, Ph.D.
Adipocytes, Diabetes and Cancer
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Michael Schwartz, M.D.
Brain Control of Glucose Homeostasis: Implications for the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Diabetes
The University of Washington


Zhimin (James) Lu, M.D., Ph.D.
Cancer Metabolism and Beyond
UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Tak Wah Mak, Ph.D.
Fire And Water Are Good Servants But Bad Masters
Ontario Cancer Institute, Princess Margaret Hospital

Eric Verdin, M.D.
Healthspan and Lifespan Effects of Ketogenic Diet
Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Ajay Chawla, M.D., Ph.D.
Immunity and Host Energetics