The three-day meeting features six pair of concurrent symposia, representing 50 speakers and papers, plus four hours each day to network and discuss the 330 volunteered papers submitted by researchers from around the world that will be presented in poster sessions.
"The submission of so many volunteered papers really speaks for itself and reflects the great interest generated by this conference," said Ronald L. Terjung, chair of the organizing committee of the meeting and professor in the Department of Biomedical Science at the University of Missouri-Columbia, College of Veterinary Medicine. "And the range of subjects is quite phenomenal, both in terms of the 12 symposia each organized by noted scientists, as well as the quality of the volunteered abstracts," Terjung added.
Bengt Saltin, IOC 2002 Olympic Prize winner, to address awards banquet
Terjung announced that the Saturday night awards banquet speaker will be Bengt Saltin, recipient of the International Olympic Committee 2002 Olympic Prize in Sport Sciences. Dr. Saltin is Director of the Copenhagen Muscle Research Centre. Dr. Saltin's research has covered a broad range of areas, including one partially underwritten by NASA, which showed that exercise, rather than bed rest, should be part of the recovery program after many types of illness or injury.
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The 12 symposia of Integrative Biology of Exercise meeting