ESPEN Intensive Course in Tracer Methodology in Metabolism

Written by: CEHD Communications Staff
Post date: July 15, 2013

ESPEN Intensive Course in Tracer Methodology in Metabolism

Date: April 27-28, 2013

Texas A&M University

College Station, TX, USA

Extended Deadline: March 15 for Sponsored Registration Applications multi-professional faculty of well-known experts will help you to better understand the practicalities of tracer methodology enabling you to confidently engage in tracer studies or giving you a head start building your own tracer lab.

How to Register:

Visit this secure web page, click "Add to Cart", and complete the brief form.

Who should attend?

Everyone interested in tracer methodology for metabolic research and wants to learn all the details in order to be able to use it in their own research.

What will you learn?

The course will cover the following areas:

- Tracers, its detection, and principles of tracer methods:

- Stable and Radioactive Isotopes
- Types of mass spectrometers

- Principles of methods used:

-Whole body versus regional/organ
- Isotope dilution versus incorporation

- How to perform tracer studies

- Application of tracers in metabolic research:

- Tracer methods in carbohydrate, fat, protein, amino acid, and energy metabolism
- Tracer methods in urea, NO and glutathione metabolism
- Use of stable isotopes in proteomic research

A special evening lecture on "Problems and Pitfalls of Using Tracers to Measure In Vivo Kinetics" will be given by Dwight Matthews.

How much will it cost?

Registration will be US $300 and will include course fee, meals, and party.

*This year ESPEN will support the course by 25 free registrations for young scientists (<35 years). To apply for this free registration, please send a letter of motivation for attending the course and your c.v. to: before March 15, 2013. The organizing committee will then select 25 of the applicants for free registration.a


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How will you learn?

Learning is mainly based on lectures. All lectures will be addressing the material from a practical point of view.

Small workshops will be included in the program to enable participants to practice actual calculations and present their own tracer protocols. Detailed instruction will be given when you register.

All delegates will be able to download all the course material from the website before and after the course and receive handouts from the lectures. Helpful literature is "Radioactive and Stable Isotope Tracers in Biomedicine. Principles and Practice of Kinetic Analysis" R.R. Wolfe (ISBN: 0-471-56131-2).

What else do you need to know?

Duration: 2 days (Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28)

Venue: Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA

Language: English

Organizing Committee/Faculty

Gianni Biolo, MD, PhD
Department of Clinical, Morphological and Technological Sciences, Division of Internal Medicine, University of Trieste, Italy.

Yves Boirie, MD, PhD
Human Nutrition Unit INRA Universite d'Auvergne, 58 rue Montalembert BP321, 63009 Clermont-Ferrand Cedex 1, France.

Nicolaas E.P. Deutz, MD, PhD
Translational Research in Aging & Longevity. Department of Health & Kinesiology, Texas A&M University, Suite #210, 1700 Research Parkway. College Station, Texas 77843-4253, USA.

Dwight E. Matthews, PhD
Depts. of Chemistry and Medicine, The University of Vermont Burlington, VT USA.,

Olav Rooyackers, PhD
Dept. of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Huddinge University, Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Labros S. Sidossis, PhD
Department of Internal Medicine Sealy Center on Aging, Institute for Translational Sciences and Shriners Burns Institute, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas, USA and Laboratory of Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece.

Sponsored by:

European Society of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, Cambridge Isotopes Laboratories, Inc., Sigma-Aldrich