Researchers come together to discuss potential impact of exercise at all stages of life

Get more exercise. The often-repeated health recommendation is usually prescribed to lose weight or build muscle, but the many health effects of exercise reach far beyond weight and body composition. Leading experts will convene at the Integrative Biology of Exercise 7 meeting (Nov. 2-4 in Phoenix) to discuss current research and new findings on how exercise affects us at all stages of life, from preconception to old age.

APS hosts the Integrative Biology of Exercise meeting every four years in conjunction with the American College of Sports Medicine to help connect peers with an interest in exercise physiology. "This meeting brings together researchers who might not normally be in the same place to discuss the many ways that exercise affects the body," said Darrell Neufer, PhD, of East Carolina University and chair of the conference organizing committee. "We're building on the effort that's going on with the National Institutes of Health Common Fund to try to identify the molecular mechanisms by which exercise exerts its effects—how cells sense what the metabolic demand is and how the response is coordinated amongst different cells and organs to meet and adapt to those demands.

"The organizing committee has really done a fantastic job to attract leading scientists from around the world to present cutting-edge research, not only in exercise science, but in neuroscience, adipose tissue biology, metabolism and muscle biology," Neufer said.

The series of symposia presented at the meeting will address the gamut of the short- and long-term effects of exercise and showcase hundreds of poster presentations on new research findings. Symposia topics will cover brain cell stress responses, metabolic diseases, mitochondrial signaling, sedentary behavior, exercise and pregnancy, cardiovascular disease, aging, stem cells and more.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016

Symposia I
Toward Deciphering the Exercise Responsome
Chair: Darrell Neufer, East Carolina University

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Concurrent Symposia II
Exercise Triggers Adaptive Brain Cell Stress Responses
Chairs: Mark Mattson, National Institute on Aging at National Institutes of Health, and Monika Fleshner, University of Colorado, Boulder

Concurrent Symposia III
Substrate Control during Exercise: Novel Insights for Halting the Pathogenesis of Metabolic Diseases
Chair: Matt Watt, Monash University, Australia

Plenary Lecture
Mitochondria as Signaling Organelles: Fueling a Renaissance in Metabolism
Speaker: Johan Auwerx, école Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Concurrent Symposia IV
The Physiology of Sedentary Behavior, How Is It Distinguished from Physical Inactivity
Chair: Roger Fielding, Tufts University

Concurrent Symposia V
Mitochondrial Signaling and Inter-Organelle Crosstalk
Chair: Deborah Muoio, Duke University School of Medicine

Friday, Nov. 4, 2016

Concurrent Symposia VI
Activity/Exercise during Pregnancy and Early Development: Implications for Long-Term Health
Chair: John Thyfault, Kansas University Medical Center

Concurrent Symposia VII
Impact of Exercise on Adipose Tissue Metabolism—Beyond Browning
Chair: Matthijs Hesselink, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Plenary Lecture
Adaptive Responses of Neuronal Mitochondria to Exercise
Speaker: Mark Mattson, National Institute on Aging at National Institutes of Health

Concurrent Symposia VIII
Brains, Blood Vessels and Hearts: Can Exercise Treat the Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Cardiovascular Disease?
Chair: Craig Emter, University of Missouri, Columbia

Concurrent Symposia IX
Exercise and Aging: Responsiveness of Skeletal Muscle to Exercise Training as a Function of Age
Chair: Sue Bodine, University of California, Davis

Closing Plenary Lecture
Sensorimotor Training of Spinal Networks to Restore Function in Spinal Cord Injured Patients
Speaker: Reggie Edgerton, University of California, Los Angeles

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American Physiological Society (APS)

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