Intensive Course in Tracer Methodology in Metabolism

Date: February 08, 2013

The Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity (CTRAL) and the European Society of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) is sponsoring a two-day conference over tracer methodology at the Hilton Hotel & Conference Center in April.

CTRAL, a research group within Texas A&M’s College of Education and Human Development, is engaged in ongoing translational research on nutrition, exercise and metabolism in relation to aging and the common diseases of our aging population.

A multi-professional faculty of well-known experts will lead courses designed to provide participants with a better understanding of tracer methodology.

The courses provided will cover areas over detection and principles of tracer methods, how to perform tracer studies and apply it to metabolic research. There will also be a special evening lecture on “Problems and Pitfalls of Using Tracers to Measure In Vivo Kinetics” given by Dr. Dwight E. Matthews, Professor of Chemistry & Medicine and Department Chair at the University of Vermont.

This conference is open to all. Attendees will be better prepared to engage in tracer studies and in building their own tracer labs. This is the first time the conference will be held in the United States.

ESPEN supports the conference and is offering 25 applicants, chosen by the organizing committee, the chance for free registration. Otherwise, attendees are required to pay a registration fee of $300 by April 1.

Online registration is available on the CTRAL website: http://ctral.org.