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/mineralocorticoid receptor activation has won him international recognition. He is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine and Chief of the Dept. of Nephrology and Endocrinology at the University of Tokyo.

Michael Welsh, University of Iowa and Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Dr. Welsh provides Wednesday's (9/22) plenary lecture with a presentation entitled "ASIC Structure and Function." He is recognized for his research in cystic fibrosis and work on acid-sensing ion channels in the central and peripheral nervous systems. Dr. Welsh is Professor of Medicine, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, and Neurosurgery at the University of Iowa; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Research Center.

Bertram Pitt, University of Michigan

Dr. Pitt will present "Effects of Aldosterone on the Heart in Congestive Heart Failure: Implications for Disease Progression and Treatment," on Wednesday (9/22). He is renowned for the RALES trial and several related clinical trials demonstrating the benefits of aldosterone blockade in congestive heart failure. He has also served as principal or co-principal investigator of other large clinical trials such as the Studies of Left Ventricular Dysfunction (SOLVD), and ELITE II.

Bernard Rossier, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Dr. Rossier is Thursday's (9/22) featured speaker, delivering his address, "The Evolution of ENaC and Na-K-ATPase as Limiting Factors of Aldosterone Action." Since 1974, Rossier has led a research team whose work focuses on ENaC, aldosterone, hypertension, and the pharmacology and genetics of transepithelial sodium transport and blood pressure control. He is Professor Emeritus and former Director of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and former Dean of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine at the University of Lausanne.


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