McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

The obesity- immunity- diabetes connection: A translational view

  • Seminar Information
  • Video with Dr. M. Constantine Samaan
  • Video with Dr. Jonathan Schertzer

Demystifying Medicine Seminar Information


Monday, October 7, 2013


  • Dr. M. Constantine Samaan, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
  • Dr. Jonathan Schertzer, Assistant Professor, Departments of Biochemistry, and Biomedical Sciences and Pediatrics

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the epidemiology of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in children
  • Describe immune system involvement in obesity and its association with prediabetes and diabetes
  • To understand what goes wrong with insulin action in pre-diabetes (i.e. insulin resistance)
  • To understand how links between the immune and metabolic systems influence insulin resistance

Contact Info:

Dr. Kjetil Ask

Sara Sellers
Phone: 905-525-9140 Ext. 76706