International Adaptive Responses in Biology and Medicine Conference to be Held at UMass Amherst

Edward Calabrese

AMHERST, Mass. – The International Dose-Response Society’s annual meeting, “Preconditioning: Adaptive Responses in Biology and Medicine,” will be held April 22-23 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, featuring speakers on the role of preconditioning in biological adaptive responses.  

The conference will explore the rapidly emerging area of preconditioning, its biomedical implications, its dose-response features and its underlying mechanisms, organizers say. Speakers and posters will address low-dose pre- and post-conditioning in relation to intermittent fasting, treatment of stroke, low-level light therapy, preventing athletic injuries and enhancing recovery, tendonitis and diabetes complications, among other topics.

UMass Amherst environmental health scientist and the society’s director Edward Calabrese points out that bringing scientists from many disciplines together for the event is intended to provide a greater interactive focus on low-dose responses and to prevent their further professional and academic isolation.

The conference will also provide the most current advances in the nature of the dose-response with respect to chemical and radiation induced stresses, plus an overview of the effects of pharmaceutical agents that have profound biomedical and risk assessment implications. 

The conference is approved for CPH recertification by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.