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Body Weight, Adiposity, Energetics, and Longevity (Nov 29-30, 2007)

Forms:    Download Registration Form in either: Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format   
Held On:    November 29 - 30, 2007   
Location:    The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
201 Arnold Rd.
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
http://www.kingandprince.com
(912) 638-3631; (912) 638-7699 fax
Reservations: (800) 342-0212

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort is located on Georgia's historic St. Simons Island and is easily accessible by 3 airports. The Jacksonville International Airport ( JAX) and the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport ( SAV) are less than 70 miles away. Brunswick Golden Isles Airport ( BQK) is a quick 20 minute drive. The Brunswick Convention and Visitor's Bureau has excellent resources for local activities. There are 4 restaurants within walking distance (2 blocks) of the resort: Beachcomber ( menu), Chelsea ( menu), The Crab Trap ( menu), and Crabdaddy's ( menu).   
Overview:   

Caloric restriction (CR) retards aging in many species. Obesity increases mortality rate in humans. Yet beyond this superficial commonality, the connections between these two phenomena are incompletely known. So too, the mechanisms behind obesity’s deleterious and CR’s salubrious effects are minimally known and almost certainly manifold. Access to several emerging resources offers the opportunity to address new questions about the extent to which reduced energy intake, negative energy balance, lower body weight, reduced body fat, reduced body fat in specific depots, the dynamic process of weight or fat loss, or even hunger itself play roles in influencing longevity. This meeting will assemble a diverse highly-interdisciplinary group of investigators to address these issues.

Women, members of underrepresented minority groups and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Registration is $200 for attendees from academic, government, and not-for-profit organizations and $850 for attendees from for-profit companies and does not include the cost of food, travel or lodging. Limited funds are available on a competitive basis for travel scholarships with preference given to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

Registration will be limited, so please apply prior to Fri 9/28/2007. Accepted applicants will be notified by Mon 10/1/2007.

Organizing
Committee:
   
David B. Allison, Ph.D.   
Nir Barzilai, M.D.   
Donald K. Ingram, Ph.D.   
Susan Ozanne, Ph.D.   

Schedule of Events:

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DATE    TIME    SPEAKER/MODERATOR    TOPIC    RESOURCE(S)   
Nov 29, 2007    8:00 a.m.-8:05 a.m.    David B. Allison, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham    Announcements/Business     
I. Epidemiologic Puzzles & Novel Statistical Approaches   
8:05 a.m.-8:10 a.m.    JoAnn Manson, M.D., Dr.P.H
Harvard University    Overview by Moderator     
8:10 a.m.-8:45 a.m.    June Stevens, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill    Obesity & Mortality Rate in Humans: Evaluating the impact of age and ethnicity    video    
8:45 a.m.-9:20 a.m.    Eugenia Calle, Ph.D.
American Cancer Society    Obesity & Mortality Rate in Humans: Are the effects changing with calendar time?     
9:20 a.m.-9:55 a.m.    David B. Allison, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham    Statistical approaches to modeling the latent confounding variables and incorporating information from experimental and clinical domains    video    
9:55 a.m.-10:25 a.m.    All speakers led by Moderator    Panel Discussion    video    
10:25 a.m.-10:35 a.m.    Break   
II. Role of Body Composition   
10:35 a.m -10:40 a.m.    Leanne M. Redman, Ph.D.
Pennington Biomedical Research Center    Overview by Moderator     
10:40 a.m.-11:15 a.m.    Tim R. Nagy, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham    Ambient temperature manipulation and in vivo body composition measurements to separate the effects of adiposity and energy intake on longevity    video    
11:15 a.m.-11:50 a.m.    Nir Barzilai, M.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine    The role of selective fat depletion in life-prolongation in rodents    video    
11:50 a.m.-12:25 p.m.    Heidi Tissenbaum, Ph.D
University of Massachusetts, Worcester    Role of body fat in longevity    video    
12:25 p.m.-12:55 p.m.    All speakers led by Moderator    Panel Discussion    video    
12:55 p.m.-2:00 p.m.    Lunch   
DATE    TIME    SPEAKER/MODERATOR    TOPIC    RESOURCE(S)   
Nov 29, 2007    III. Role of Hunger   
2:00 p.m -2:05 p.m.    Blanka Rogina, Ph.D.
University of Connecticut Health Center    Overview by Moderator    video    
2:05 p.m -2:40 p.m.    Charles Mobbs, Ph.D.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine    Hypothalamic mechanisms in caloric restriction and aging    video    
2:40 p.m -3:15 p.m.    R. Michael Anson, Ph.D.
Community College of Baltimore County    Could Hunger be the key hormetic signal?    video    
3:15 p.m -3:25 p.m.    Break   
3:25 p.m -4:00 p.m.    William Donahoo, M.D.
Kaiser Foundation Research Institute    Beneficial Metabolic Effects of Fasting    video    
4:00 p.m -4:35 p.m    James Waddle, Ph.D.
Southern Methodist University.    Longevity mediated by fasting-induced changes in chromatin composition    video    
4:35 p.m -5:05 p.m.    All speakers led by Moderator    Panel Discussion    video    
DATE    TIME    SPEAKER/MODERATOR    TOPIC    RESOURCE(S)   
Nov 30, 2007    8:00 a.m.- 8:05 a.m.    David B. Allison, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham    Announcements/Business     
IV. What We Have and Can Learn from Clinical Studies    
8:05 a.m.-8:10 a.m.    Julie Mattison, Ph.D.
National Institute on Aging    Overview by Moderator     
8:10 a.m.-8:45 a.m.    Eric Ravussin, Ph.D.
Pennington Biomedical Research Center    Results from early human studies    video    
8:45 a.m.-9:20 a.m.    Luigi Fontana, M.D., Ph.D.
Washington University in St.Louis &
Italian National Institute of Health    Long-term metabolic effects of calorie restriction in humans     
9:20 a.m.-9:55 a.m.    Ted Adams Ph.D., MPH
University of Utah    Effects of surgically-induced weight loss in humans    video    
9:55 a.m.-10:25 a.m.    All speakers led by Moderator    Panel Discussion    video    
10:25 a.m.-10:35 a.m.    Break   
V. Role of Energy Expenditure, Exercise, and Negative Energy Balance   
10:35 a.m.-10:40 a.m.    Ramon Darazu-Arvizu, Ph.D.
Loyola University, Chicago    Overview by Moderator     
10:40 a.m.-11:15 a.m.    Theodore Garland Jr., Ph.D.
University of California, Riverside    Effects of Selective Breeding for High Voluntary Activity Levels in House Mice on Energy Balance and Longevity    video    
11:15 a.m.-11:50 p.m.    Tamara Harris, M.D.
National Institutde on Aging    Strength, exercise, muscle mass, muscle function, and longevity     
11:50 p.m.-12:25 p.m.    Susan Ozanne, Ph.D.
University of Cambridge    The role of rapid catch-up growth or intense positive energy balance in early life    video    
11:50 p.m.-12:25 p.m.    All speakers led by Moderator    Panel Discussion    video    
12:25 p.m.-2:00 p.m.    Lunch   
DATE    TIME    SPEAKER/MODERATOR    TOPIC    RESOURCE(S)   
Nov 30, 2007   
VI. What We Have and Can Learn from Non-Human Primates   
2:00 p.m.- 2:05 p.m.    Catherine A. Wolkow, Ph.D.
National Institute on Aging    Overview by Moderator     
2:05 p.m.- 2:40 p.m.    Richard Weindruch, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin at Madison    Results from the Wisconsin CR Study     
2:40 p.m.- 3:15 p.m.    Donald Ingram, Ph.D.
Louisiana State University System    Results from the NIA CR Study    video    
3:15 p.m.- 3:25 p.m.    Break   
3:25 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.    Barbara C. Hansen, Ph.D., University of South Florida    Results from a primate model of obesity and CR: middle aged weight gain prevention    video    
4:00 p.m.- 4:35 p.m.    George Roth, Ph.D.
Gerotech    Caloric Restriction Mimetics: The Newest Anti-aging Strategy    video    
4:35 p.m.- 5:05 p.m.    All speakers led by Moderator    Panel Discussion    video    

UAB Speakers:

David B. Allison, Ph.D.    Tim R. Nagy, Ph.D.   

External Speakers:

Ted Adams, Ph.D. MPH
University of Utah    R. Michael Anson, Ph.D.
Comm College Baltimore   
Nir Barzilai, M.D.
A Einstein College Med    Eugenia Calle, Ph.D.
American Cancer Society   
William Donahoo, M.D.
Kaiser Permanente    Ramon Durazo-Arvizu, Ph.D.
Loyola University, Chicago   
Luigi Fontana M.D., Ph.D.
Washington University in St. Louis &
Italian National Institute of Health    Barbara C. Hansen, Ph.D.
University of South Florida   
Tamara Harris, M.D.
National Institute on Aging    Donald Ingram, Ph.D.
Louisiana State University System   
Theodore Garland Jr., Ph.D.
University of California, Riverside    JoAnn Manson M.D. Dr.P.H.
Harvard Medical School   
Julie Mattison, Ph.D.
National Institute on Aging    Charles Mobbs, Ph.D.
Mount Sinai School Med   
Catherine A. Wolkow, Ph.D.
National Institute on Aging    Susan Ozanne, Ph.D.
University of Cambridge   
Eric Ravussin, Ph.D.
Pennington Biomedical Research Center    Blanka Rogina, Ph.D.
University of Connecticut Health Center   
George Roth, Ph.D.
Gerotech    June Stevens, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill   
Heidi Tissenbaum, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts, Worcester    James Waddle, Ph.D.
Southern Methodist University   
Richard Weindruch, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin at Madison    Leanne M. Redman, Ph.D.
Pennington Biomedical Research Center   

Contact Information:

Logistics: Richard Sarver
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1665 University Blvd, RPHB 414
Birmingham, AL 35294-0022
Phone: (205) 975-9169
Email: rsarver@uab.edu   
Scientific: David B. Allison, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1665 University Blvd, RPHB 420C
Birmingham, AL 35294-0022
Phone: (205) 975-9169
Email: dallison@uab.edu   

Funded by:

National Institute on Aging (NIA) Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by (1R13AG030317-01) from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S Government.   

Sponsors:

http://www.uab.edu/cnrc Clinical Nutrition Research Center,
University of Alabama at Birmingham   

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