March 6, 2014
The 2014 Dose Response Conference, Adaptive Responses in Biology and Medicine, explores the rapidly emerging area of Preconditioning, its biomedical implications, its dose response features and its underlying mechanisms. Speakers at the conference will address recent discoveries concerning how preconditioning may be used to protect against environmental stressor agents, slow down and prevent a wide range of neurological and cardiovascular diseases, and how such knowledge can be translated into medical practice, taking into consideration the challenges of human inter-individual variation. The convergence of scientists from multiple disciplines on this topic is designed to provide a greater interactive focus on the topic of low dose responses and hopefully prevent further professional/academic isolation with respect to language, concept and interpretation of low dose effects. The conference will also provide the most current advances in the nature of the dose response with respect to chemical and radiation induced stresses as well as a host of effects of pharmaceutical agents that have profound biomedical and risk assessment implications.
The International Dose-Response Society is administered by the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. More information on the conference, along with links to registration and abstract submission, are available on the International Dose-Response Society’s website.