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  • Aquaporin channels in the nervous system as therapeutic targets — Organizer: Andrea Yool
    • Terrance Johns, Monash Institute of Medical Research, Australia
      – Role of aquaporin channels in glial cells and implications for treatment of glioblastoma
    • Marcus Stoodley, Macquarie University, Australia
      – Role of aquaporin channels in spinal cord and implications for treatment of syringomyelia
    • Renee Turner, University of Adelaide, Australia
      – Modulation of aquaporins for intervention in brain oedema after traumatic injury
    • Andrea Yool, University of Adelaide, Australia
      – Advances in drug discovery for aquaporin channels
  • Cardiac injury and stress — Organizer: Lea Delbridge
    • James Bell, The University of Melbourne, Australia
      – Sex steroid balance plays a role in ischemic vulnerability
    • Lea Delbridge, The University of Melbourne , Australia
      – Myocardial responses to metabolic stress - myocyte attrition and adaptation
    • Jeff Erickson, University of Otago, New Zealand
      – Hyperglycemic stress induces cardiac arrhythmia via O-linked glycosylation of CaMKII
    • Livia Hool, The University of Western Australia , Australia
      – The role of the cytoskeleton in regulating mitochondrial function in cardiomyopathic states
  • Dietary protein in health and disease — Organizer: Rene Koopman
    • Vernon Coffey, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
      – Nutrient-training interactions for maximising adaptation in skeletal muscle
    • Rene Koopman, The University of Melbourne, Australia
      – Specific amino acids that regulate muscle mass in health and disease
    • Ibolya Nyulasi, Alfred Health, Australia
      – Nutritional support in the ICU
    • Luc van Loon, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
      – Dietary protein to attenuate muscle loss in the older population
  • Epithelial membrane transport — Organizer: Stefan Bröer
    • Stefan Bröer, Australian National University, Australia
      – Regulation of epithelial function by protein diet
    • David Cook, University of Sydney, Australia
      – Regulation of the epithelial Na+ channel by protein kinases
    • Moshe Levi, University of Colorado, USA
      – Novel Mechanisms of Regulation of Intestinal and Renal Na/Pi Transporters
    • Amanda Mather, The University of Sydney, Australia
      – Reabsorption of glucose in the proximal tubule occurs predominantly via the sodium glucose cotransporter
  • Gastrointestinal Function and Metabolism — Organizer: Mark Sleeman
    • Christine Feinle-Bisset, University of Adelaide, Australia
      – GI fat sensing – implications for appetite regulation and disorders of impaired GI nutrient sensing
    • Damien Keating, Flinders University, Australia
      – Enteroendocrine cell signalling: implications in the GI tract and beyond
    • Mark Sleeman, Monash University, Australia
      – Physiological function of gut peptides as determined by genetic deletion studies
    • Natalie Trevaskis, Monash University, Australia
      – Intestinal lymphatic transport of lipids and drugs are promoted by systemic and dietary triglyceride: implications for health and disease
  • High intensity intermittent exercise and training — Organizer: Nigel Stepto
    • Marty Gibala, McMaster University, Canada
      – Application of HIIT to people with metabolic disorders
    • John Hawley, RMIT University, Australia
      – How much exercise is enough? Is HIIT the paradigm shift needed to get people healthy and active?
    • Chris Shaw, Victoria University, Australia
      – HIIT and lipid utilisation in skeletal muscle in healthy and obese humans
    • Nigel Stepto, Victoria University , Australia
      – Blood glucose regulation, metabolic, thermogenic and hormonal responses to acutet bouts of HIIT in PCOS and obesity
  • Intricacies of type 2 diabetes — Organizers: Robyn Murphy and Peter Thorn
    • Sof Andrikopoulos, Austin Hospital, Australia
      – Islet β cell dysfunction in type 2 diabetes – can we save the β cell?
    • Andrew Hoy, University of Sydney, Australia
      – Liver insulin resistance and ceramides
    • Peter Thorn, University of Queensland, Australia
      – Secretory control in normal and diseased islets of Langerhans
    • Glenn Wadley, Deakin University, Australia
      – Skeletal muscle and insulin resistance – a focus on mitochondria
  • Molecular control of skeletal muscle health in exercise and disease — Organizer: Rod Snow
    • Anastasia Kralli, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
      – Estrogen-related receptors isoforms and their role in muscle metabolism
    • Sean McGee, Deakin University, Australia
      – HDAC control of muscle metabolism
    • George Muscat, University of Queensland , Australia
      – Orphan nuclear receptors and the regulation of metabolism
    • Aaron Russell, Deakin University, Australia
      – PGC-1α/ERRα regulation of muscle growth
  • Molecular physiology of inherited heart diseases — Organizers: Jamie Vandenberg and Mark Perrin
    • Diane Fatkin, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Australia
      – Dilated cardiomyopathy and structural proteins
    • Derek Laver, University of Newcastle, Australia
      – Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia and calcium handling proteins
    • Mark Perrin, The Geelong Hospital, Australia
      – Clinical overview of inherited heart diseases
    • Gail Robertson, University of Wisconsin, USA
      – Long QT syndrome and ion channels
    • Chris Semsarian, Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology, Australia
      – Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and contractile proteins
  • Neuro control: Exercise and disease — Organizers: Dawson Kidgell and Rod Snow
    • Mike Garry, University of Tasmania, Australia
      – Motor cortex plasticity and the infleunce of ovarian hormones
    • Dawson Kidgell, Deakin University, Australia
      – Transcranial stimulation, exercise and motor cortex plasticity
    • Alan Pearce, Deakin University, Australia
      – The long-term effects of sports concussion on motor cortex plasticity in retired AFL and NFL football players
    • Wei Peng Teo, Central Queensland University, Australia
      – Stroke rehabilitation using robotics and transcranial stimulation
  • Of mice and men - translating biological signals into functional regulation — Organizer: Robert Lee-Young
    • Clinton Bruce, Monash University, Australia
      – Time course of diet-induced hepatic and skeletal muscle insulin resistance - examining the mechanisms
    • Johnathan Davey, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Australia
      – Employing AAV mediated gene delivery to prevent and reverse the diabetic phenotype in the db/db mouse
    • Robert Lee-Young, Baker IDI, Australia
      – Skeletal muscle glucose metabolism in health and metabolic disease
    • David Wasserman, Vanderbilt University, USA
      – Integrated control of glucose metabolism in health and disease - insights from transgenic mice
  • Physiological roles of noncoding RNA in muscle — Organizers: Enzo Porrello and Paul Gregorevic
    • Bianca Bernardo, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Research Institute, Australia
      – Regulation of physiological cardiac hypertrophy by microRNAs
    • Mauro Giacca, International Center for Engineering and Biotechnology, Italy
      – MicroRNAs and heart regeneration
    • Paul Gregorevic, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Australia
      – Targeting microRNAs in muscle: a gene therapy approach
    • Enzo Porrello, University of Queensland, Australia
      – MicroRNA control of cardiac regeneration
  • PPE - the use of Peers in Physiology Education — Organizer: Deanne Skelly
    • Kay Colthorpe, The University of Queensland , Australia
      – Use of peer feedback to enhance engagement in a physiology cohort
    • Deanne Hryciw, The University of Melbourne , Australia
      – Peer assisted study sessions to develop understanding of physiology in a mature age cohort
    • Raoul Mulder, The University of Melbourne, Australia
      – How does a student peer review influence perceptions, engagement and academic outcomes? A case study
    • Kathy Tangalakis, Victoria University, Australia
      – Strengthening the laboratory learning engagement in a Physiology cohort
  • Releasing pattern of pituitary hormones — Organizer: Chen Chen
    • Chen Chen, University of Queensland, Australia
      – Pulsatile GH profile and link of metabolic activities in mice
    • Iain Clarke, Monash University, Australia
      – Patterns of secretion of hypothalamic hormones
    • David Grattan, University of Otago, New Zealand
      – Pituitary hormonal pulsatile pattern and transgenic animal models
    • Patrice Mollard, Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle, France
      – Morphological and functional evidence for the pulsatile pituitary hormone profiles
  • Sarcoplasmic reticulum proteins in myopathy — Organizer: Angela Dulhunty
    • Nicole Beard, University of Canberra, Australia
      – Stress-induced thiol modification and phosphorylation in striated muscle disorders
    • Peter Jones, University of Otago, New Zealand
      – Cardiac ryanodine receptor mutations linked to arrhythmia and sudden death alter the threshold for store-overload-induced Ca2+ release
    • Kathryn North, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Australia
      – Inherited neuromuscular disorders
    • Susan Treves, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
      – Mapping domains and mutations on the skeletal muscle ryanodine receptor channel

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