Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - Friday, May 16, 2008
Presented by The New York Academy of Sciences
Scientists have recently made enormous strides toward elucidating the multiple functions of genes in adult animals. Remarkably, this has revealed unanticipated connections between organs. This progress allows us to now ask much broader questions related to the physiology of organisms and to analyze its impact on the molecular pathogenesis of degenerative diseases.
At this meeting, presentations by top researchers will summarize where the field of integrative physiology is and how we can move the field forward.
This 2.5-day conference has been designed to explore the genetic basis of the known functions of many organs, the identification of novel physiological functions for various organs and the definition of genetic cascades leading to frequent degenerative diseases such as metabolic syndrome, heart failure and osteoporosis.
Scientific Organizing Committee:
- Gerard Karsenty, MD, PhD, Columbia University
- Andrew Marks, MD, Columbia University
- Stacie Bloom, PhD, The New York Academy of Sciences
- Kathy Granger, PhD, The New York Academy of Sciences
Eight additional speakers have been chosen from submitted abstracts to present during data blitz sessions at the conference. In addition, the meeting is planned so the posters will be an integral component of the meeting.
Merck & Co., Inc.
The National Institute on Aging
The National Institute of DIabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders
Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, Inc.