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Program highlights from the upcoming meeting of the American Physiological Society
Date:3/19/2013

iatric disorders are not easily understood and treatment protocols are often found wanting. However a shift has recently occurred to understand eating disorders as biological conditions. Four lectures in this symposium will offer a discussion of how the use of animal models has resulted in novel mechanisms and treatment targets for possible use in understanding and ultimately treating these disorders. (Tuesday, April, 23, 3:15 p.m. Location: BCEC, 210BC) (Note: Part of the program, Physiology In Focus: From Animals to Human Models of Disease)

Sex-Based Differences in Exercise Metabolism:

Men and women are certainly different, and those differences are readily apparent in each gender's physiological response to exercise. Four lectures will address how differences in male and female metabolism, both during and after exercise based on other factors, can be linked to differences in body composition, insulin sensitivity, and inflammation. Attendees will take away from this symposium an up-to-date view of the sex-based differences in various aspects of metabolismfat, protein, and post-exercise recoveryand be able to link this into a comparative view of how men and women adapt to various forms of chronic exercise training. (Wednesday, April, 24, 10:30 a.m. Location: BCEC, 206A)

Emerging Concepts in Understanding Mechanisms of Diabetes:

The Diabetes Health Center reports that more than half of all Americans may develop diabetes or prediabetes by 2020 unless prevention strategies aimed at weight loss and increased physical activity are widely implemented. Key to prevention is effective research and the five lectures in this symposium will address kidney function, endocrine function and insulin resistance, cardiac and vascular function, role of muscle mass in insulin resistance, cell physiology and adipogenesis, and stem cell differentiation. This session will provide new insights and emerging concepts about the pathology of obe
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Contact: Donna Krupa
301-634-7209
American Physiological Society
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