Annual Conference

Preconditioning in Biology and Medicine

Mechanisms and Translational Research

18 – 19 April 2017
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Low levels/doses of numerous stressors (e.g., exercise, intermittent fasting, hypoxia, heat, cold, radiation, electricity, toxins, chemicals/drugs) are known to stimulate a wide range of preconditioning/adaptive responses that may profoundly affect the success of medical interventions for a vast spectrum of disorders. Stressors that trigger adaptive responses also offer ways to enhance healthy aging, improve human performance, and prevent damage in tissues exposed afterward to injurious levels of stressors, including severe psychological stress. Leading researchers will present numerous examples of the adaptive response and show how understanding molecular mechanisms(s), optimizing dosimetry and selecting the appropriate stressors will be important in enabling scientific and technological advances that can translate into future benefits for society.

Areas of Interest

Pre- Post-Conditioning

  • Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Depression and PTSD
  • Concussions/Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Improving Surgical Outcomes
  • Stroke/Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Glaucoma
  • Stem Cell Transplantation Therapy
  • Surgical Stress
  • Chemo and Radiation Therapy

Healthy Lifestyles, Aging and Life Extension

  • Intermittent Fasting
  • Exercise
  • Chemical/Nutritional Supplements
  • Low Dose Radiation and Longevity
  • Adaptive response-based cosmetics

Enhancing Human Performance

  • Cognition
  • Endurance, Strength and Speed
  • Fatigue/Jet Lag: Prolong Onset/Speed Up Recovery
  • Wound Healing Acceleration – skin, tendon, muscle,
    bone, and vascular

Call for Abstracts

Email abstracts to mbglavin@umass.edu by January 31, 2017.

Conference Contacts

Mary B. Glavin, Conference Coordinator
413-545-1239
mbglavin@umass.edu

Edward J. Calabrese, PhD, Conference Director
413-545-3164
edwardc@schoolph.umass.edu

Paul T. Kostecki, PhD, Conference Director
413-577-9009
pkostecki@research.umass.edu

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