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Physiology and Gender Conference to Present Latest Research on Sex Differences in Disease RiskMeeting will focus on cardiovascular, kidney and obesity-related diseases
Newswise — Bethesda, Md. (October 13, 2015)—The American Physiological Society will host the Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic Diseases: Physiology and Gender conference Nov. 17–20, in Annapolis, Md. The third in the APS fall conference series, this meeting will bring together leading scientists studying the influence of sex and gender on cardiovascular, kidney and metabolic health and disease.
“The scientific community is discovering that there are significant differences between men and women that not only affect normal physiology and responses to pathological conditions, but also response to therapeutics,” says Jane Reckelhoff, PhD, conference organizer.
Topics covered at this meeting include:• actions of sex hormones beyond reproduction, • role of sex and gender in the body’s self-healing processes,• influence of sex in the brain’s control of cardiovascular, kidney and metabolic diseases,• the impact of events occurring during fetal development on the risk of developing chronic diseases later in life, and• pregnancy and preeclampsia.
“The timing of this conference is especially opportune since the number of papers published on sex and gender differences in physiology and pathophysiology is exploding, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has recently released its guidelines for the incorporation of both sexes of animals in pre-clinical studies,” says Reckelhoff. Janine Clayton, PhD, of the Office of Research in Women’s Health at NIH, will attend the meeting to discuss NIH’s new policy, which starts Jan. 25, 2016.
Wednesday, Nov. 18Symposia I: Immune System and Regenerative Medicine—Impact of Gender and Sex
Karen Gould, University of Nebraska, Omaha Estrogen Receptor Alpha Enhances Loss of Tolerance to Nuclear Antigens and Immune Cell Activation Induced by the Sle1 Lupus Susceptibility Allele and Is Responsible for the Sex Bias Associated with Sle1
Jennifer Sullivan, Georgia Regents University Role of T Cells in Development of Cardiovascular Disease and Hypertension
Michael Ryan, University of Mississippi Medical Center, JacksonEstrogen and Its Effects on Women with Lupus Erythematosus
Symposia II: Non-Reproductive Actions of Sex Hormones and Receptors—A
Abdulmaged M. Traish, Harvard UniversityTestosterone Therapy in Men with Testosterone Deficiency: Advances and Controversies
Ellis Levin, University of California, IrvineEstrogen Regulates Adipogenesis and Lipid Synthesis Through Membrane and Nuclear ERalpha
Sarah Lindsey, Tulane UniversityGPER and Vascular Function
Symposia III: Neuro Control of Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic Diseases: Impact of Gender and Sex
Michael Joyner, Mayo Clinic, RochesterAutonomic Regulation of Blood Pressure in Adult Humans: Effects of Sex and Age
Derek Daniels, University of BuffaloSex Differences in Desensitization of the Dipsogenic Effect of Angiotensin II
Gina Yosten, St. Louis UniversityAdipokines, Obesity and Sex: Implications for Cardiovascular Function
Thursday, Nov. 19Symposia V: Developmental Programming of Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic Diseases: Roles of Gender and Sex
Daliao Xiao, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, CaliforniaEffect of Estrogen in Gender-Dependent Fetal Programming of Adult Cardiovascular Dysfunction
Analia Loria, University of Kentucky, LexingtonSex Differences in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Risks Due to Early-Life Stress
Deborah M. Sloboda, McMaster University, CanadaMaternal Undernutrition Significantly Impacts Ovarian Follicle Number and Increases Ovarian Oxidative Stress in Adult Rat Offspring
Symposia VI: Non-Reproductive Effects of Sex Hormones and Receptors—B
Nina Stachenfeld, Yale UniversityAndrogen Effects on Endothelial Function in Women in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Elizabeth Murphy, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at NIHMechanisms Involved in Cardioprotection in Females: Role of Estrogen and Estrogen Receptors
Vera Regitz-Zagrosek, Charite University, GermanySex and Hormone Effects in Cardiovascular Pathophysiology
Plenary LectureJanine Clayton, Office of Research in Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesStudying Both Sexes: A New Frontier for Discovery
Symposia VII: Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, Gender and Sex
Bernadette Grayson, University of Mississippi Medical Center, JacksonIn Utero Consequences of Rodent Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy on Maternal Health and Feto-Placental Development
Denise Belsham, University of Toronto, CanadaNutrient-Sensing Mechanisms in Hypothalamic Cell Models: Neuropeptide Regulation and Neuroinflammation
Franck Mauvais-Jarvis, Tulane UniversityThe Role of Estrogens and Androgen in Control of Glucose Homeostasis
Friday, Nov. 20Symposia VIII: Pregnancy and Preeclampsia
George Osol, University of Vermont, BurlingtonMechanisms of Maternal Uterine Vascular Remodeling during Gestation
Jennifer Sasser, University of Mississippi Medical Center, JacksonSpontaneous Superimposed Preeclampsia in Dahl Salt Sensitive Rats
Mark Santillan, University of IowaVasopressin: A New Beginning for the End of Preeclampsia?
Symposia IX: Population Studies—Gender and Sex in CVD, Renal Disease and Metabolic Syndrome
Kathy Rexrod, Harvard Medical SchoolSex Differences in Risk Factors for Stroke in Women
Marie Kroussel-Wood, Tulane UniversityGender Differences in Hypertension and Health Behaviors
Shengxu Li, Tulane UniversityTobacco Smoking Exposure from Childhood to Adulthood and Adult Subclinical Vascular Disease
NOTE TO EDITORS: The Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic Diseases: Physiology and Gender conference will be held Nov. 17–20 in Annapolis, Md. The press is invited to attend. Please contact APS Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-634-7209 for additional information.
About the American Physiological SocietyPhysiology is the study of how molecules, cells, tissues and organs function in health and disease. Established in 1887, the American Physiological Society (APS) was the first U.S. society in the biomedical sciences field. The Society represents more than 11,000 members and publishes 14 peer-reviewed journals with a worldwide readership.