Penn Medicine

Annual Retreat and Symposium

Muscle and Metabolism
October 17, 2011
BRB II/III Auditorium

Pennsylvania Muscle Institute
Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism

Organized by: Patrick Seale, PhD, Morris J. Birnbaum, MD, PhD, and E. Michael Ostap, PhD

Registration Deadline: October 12, 2011
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8:30 – 9:00 Refreshments and Poster Setup
9:00 – 9:05 Welcome – E. Michael Ostap, Ph.D.
Director, Pennsylvania Muscle Institute
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
  Robert E. Davies Honorary Lectures
9:05 – 9:35 Mimicking Caloric Restriction in Muscle
Joseph A. Baur, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physiology
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
9:35 – 10:20 Molecular Mechanisms of Muscle Atrophy
Alfred L. Goldberg, Ph.D.
Professor of Cell Biology
Harvard Medical School
10:20 – 10:50 Coffee Break and Posters
10:50 – 11:10 Selected Short Talk
11:10 – 11:40

Myostatin and IGF–I Interactions and Implications for Treating both Muscular Dystrophies and Sarcopenia
H. Lee Sweeney, Ph.D.
William Maul Measey Professor and
Chair of Physiology
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

11:40 – 12:00 Selected Short Talk
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch, Vendor Show, and Poster Session
  Andrew P. Somlyo Honorary Lectures
1:30 – 2:00

Importance of Muscle IGF–I for Organismal Growth
Elisabeth R. Barton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

2:00 – 2:45 Epigenetics of Skeletal Myogenesis
Vittorio Sartorelli, M.D.
Chief, Laboratory of Muscle Stem Cells and Gene Regulation
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
National Institutes of Health
2:45 – 3:10 Coffee Break and Posters
3:10 – 3:30 Selected Short Talk

3:30 – 4:15


Mitochondrial Stress and Insulin Action in Muscle
Deborah M. Muoio, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology & Cancer Biology
Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center
Duke University Medical Center, Independence Park Facility
4:15 – 4:30 Poster Award Presentation
4:30 – 5:30 Reception


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Pennsylvania Muscle Institute
Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
Director: E. Michael Ostap, Ph.D.

700A Clinical Research Building Philadelphia, PA 19104-6085 Phone: (215) 573-9758 Fax: (215) 898-2653