2016 Conference

2016 Conference
Preconditioning in Biology and Medicine Mechanisms and Translational Research
April 19 – 20,  2016



Conference Welcome by Ed Calabrese
Ed Calabrese

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Facilitating Preconditioning through Neurotechnology: Using New Tools to Optimize “Old Tricks”
James Giordano

Georgetown University, Washington, DC

It’s Adaptation to Reactive Intermediates, but not as we Know it: Time is of the Essence
Jaap Hanekamp, University College Roosevelt, Middelburg, The Netherlands and University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Aalt Bast, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Stimulus Frequency and Consequent Duration of the Induced Phenotype: Further Characterizations of the Hormetic Dose-Response Relationship
Jeff M Gidday

LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans LA

The Optimal Ischemic Postconditioning Protocol and its Relevance to Clinical Cardiology
James M Downey

University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL

Linking Mechanism with Clinical Findings: Preconditioning and Prevention of Myocardial Infarction Damage
Andrew Redington

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Exercise is Medicine in the 21st Century – Emphasis on Efficacy, Dosing, Safety/Toxicity
Carl J Lavie

Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, LA

Remote Ischemic Conditioning to Prevent Organ Injury following Hemorrhagic Shock
Ori D. Rotstein

University of Toronto and the Keenan Research Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada

Hypoxia Induction of Vascular Remodeling in the Brain: Defining the Dose-Response Relationship
Richard Milner

The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

Parameters of Hormetic Preconditioning Stress and Resilience to Trauma in Rats
Thomas Minor

University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Is Hyperbaric Oxygen the Preconditioning Agent of Choice?
George Perdrizet

University of California, San Diego, CA

Redox Modulation of Vitagenes by Hormetic Antioxidants: Relevance to Aging and Neurodegeneration
Vittorio Calabrese

University of Catania, Catania, Italy

Treatment of Alzheimer Disease with CT scans
Jerry Cuttler

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (ret)

Age During Pre-Conditioning Hormesis Might be as Important as Dose for Improving Performance in Insect Models
Giancarlo Lopez-Martinez

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

Low Doses, Adaptive Responses and Bystander Effects; Where are We Now?
Carmel Mothersill

McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada


2016 Outstanding Career Achievement: Thomas E. Johnson Tom JohnsonTom Johnson, the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Career Achievement Award, is a Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder in the Department of Integrative Physiology. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Behavioral Genetics where he first affiliated in 1981. Dr. Johnson received his BS at MIT, where he worked with David Baltimore ...

2016 Outstanding New Investigator: Giancarlo Lopez-Martinez Giancarlo Lopez-MartinezA Puerto Rico native, Dr López-Martínez received his MS and PhD from the Ohio State University with a focus on stress physiology of temperate and polar insects. A big component of his graduate work was rooted in hormesis and the protective benefits that low-levels of stress have against higher levels of different stressors (cross tolerance). ...

2016 Award for Outstanding Leadership: Carol Marcus Carol MarcusCarol Marcus was born and raised in New York City. She received her B.S. in General Biology in 1960, an M.S. in Radiation Biology in 1961, and a Ph.D. in Physical Biology in 1963, all at Cornell University. She spent a year doing radiobiology research at the RVO-TNO in Rijswijk, The Netherlands. She then worked ...

2016 Award for Outstanding Leadership: Mark L. Miller Mark L. MillerProfessor Miller’s research focuses on radiation dose and risk assessment; radiation measurement and sampling techniques and procedure development; design and implementation of environmental and personnel radiation monitoring programs; emergency planning and response; transportation and disposal of radioactive waste; computer programming as required for data management and analysis; radiation safety training and public speaking; and as ...

2016 Award for Outstanding Leadership: Scientists for Accurate Radiation Information (SARI) Website: http://radiationeffects.org In 2013, in response to the harm caused by the misinformation propagated regarding radiation effects in Fukushima, following the initiative of Dr. Bobby Scott of Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, a group of about 20 scientists formed a new group known as Scientists for Accurate Radiation Information (SARI) with the following Charter and Mission: Charter: The ...