Sylvan M. Cohen Annual Retreat with Poster Session on Aging 2010
Structurally Sound: Bone Health and Aging
The 2010 Sylvan M. Cohen Annual Retreat with Poster Session on Aging took place April 28, 2010, in Houston Hall (3417 Spruce Street) here on Penn's campus.
The IOA partnered with the Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders to present the 2010 retreat, with its focus on "Structurally Sound: Bone Health and Aging" and annual poster session.
The Speakers at the 2010 Annual Retreat
Podcasts (audio only) of the presentations are available through your subscription to the IOA's lectures on iTunes, by clicking here, or by connecting with Penn's section on iTunesU. Video and audio are available on the Penn's iTunesU.
Serving as the Sylvan M. Cohen Visiting Scholar was Clifford J. Rosen, MD, Senior Scientist at the Maine Medical Center Research Institute and Former Director of the Maine Center for Osteoporosis Research and Education. Dr. Rosen presented "Who is keeping time? The role of clock genes in regulating body composition."
Our featured PENN presenters were Robert J. Pignolo, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, and Director, Ralston-Penn Clinic for Osteoporosis & Related Bone Disorders, and Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE, Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology. Dr. Pignolo's presentation discussed "The Biological Basis for Alternative Approaches to Osteoporosis Treatment" while Dr. Leonard spoke about her work in "Bone Structure, Muscle Function and Vitamin D in Adults with Chronic Kidney Disease."
The Poster Session
The annual Poster Sesson on Aging followed the lectures and was open to all who wish to participate. Posters on aging and aging-related disease research in basic science, clinical science, education and outreach and other areas were welcome. Prizes were awarded to the top posters in each category.
Registration is closed for this event.
The day's events began at 11:30am with lunch for those registered and concluded at 5:00pm.
Lectures took place from 12:30pm to 3:00pm in the Class of '49 Auditorium on the 2nd Floor of Houston Hall, with the Poster Session reception immediately following. The Poster Session took place in the Hall of Flags.
Where can I park?
Parking is available at the Palestra lot, entered off of 33rd Street (one way North). Please note that due to reconstruction of the South Street Bridge, the Schuylkill Expressway exit at South Street is closed. The parking fee is $12. For a map of where the Palestra lot is located and for special travel instructions due to the South Street Bridget closure, visit http://www.business-services.upenn.edu/parking/map.html.
It is highly recommended that visitors to campus take Septa as parking is limited.
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