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Beyond the Weight Room: The Importance of Skeletal Muscle in Health and Disease (Supported by APS Strategic Partner ADInstruments)

Refresher Course — Saturday, April 6, 2019 — 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM — Convention Center, Room W314
Education Committee — Chair: Edward Merritt — Co-Chair: John Durocher

The purpose of this refresher course is to provide an intensive overview and content update on a topic relevant to medical school physiology teachers.  For 2019, we will provide an update on what medical students should be taught about skeletal muscle physiology with particular emphasis on updates regarding the role of skeletal muscle beyond strength and how it is related to overall health and disease. Emphasis will be placed on new developments that should be included in the pre-clinical physiology curriculum.


  • Teaching the Etiology of Metabolic Disease from a Mitochondrial Bioenergetics Perspective
    Darrell Neufer — Director, East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Inst., East Carolina Univ.

  • Skeletal Muscle Metabolism in the ICU
    Craig Porter — Burn Injuries Res. Inst., Children's Wellness Ctr., Shriners Hosp. for Children

  • Active Learning of Skeletal Muscle Physiology
    Steve Elmer — Dept. of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiol., Michigan Tech. Univ.

  • Age-Related Changes in Skeletal Muscle: Differences between Females and Males
    Anna Thalacker-Mercer — Div. of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell Univ.

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