Accession Number:

ADA371010

Title:

Conference Support: "Oxygen Sensing: Molecular to Man".

Descriptive Note:

Final Proceedings rept. 30 Sep 98-29 Sep 99

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

161.0

Abstract:

The ISAC meeting was held during 24 - 28, June, 1999, in Philadelphia. Since its inception, these meetings were focused on arterial chemoreceptors and their functions. This time, it was explained to include oxygen sensing in other tissues and cells, and the genes involved in oxygen sensing. This genetic favour made the meeting more exciting, and it was attended by more than two hundred participants at one time of the proceedings. The idea was to bring together scientists from cellular and systemic boundaries of physiology, working at the interface of cellular and molecular biology. The evening of the 24th began with a reception and opening of the Symposium. The first two days were devoted to genes and genetic expression of oxygen sensing, and the next two days were devoted to oxygen sensing by arterial chemoreceptors and chemoreflexes. Altogether, there were sixteen sessions, and there were fourteen posters each day on the average. There was a round-table conference at the end of the second day. There were fourteen papers from the young investigators competing for the awards, four of which were judged winners by the audience two for the Heymans-de Castro-Neil Awards, and two for Comroe, Forster Lambertsen Awards. One special feature of the Symposium was that twelve experts were asked to produce a volume of Respiration Physiology pertaining to the Symposium, and it was precirculated to the symposiasts. This volume gave a preview of the Symposium. The proceedings is in press PlenumKluwer Press.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE