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2014 NIH WALS Symposium-Transformational Medicine in the Mitochondrial Age

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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Transformational Medicine in the Mitochondrial Age
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National Institute on Aging

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Registration is closed. However, you can still attend the meeting without registering.  Leave yourself ample time to make it through NIH security if you are not an employee.  At least an hour, NIH Security will know about the meeting.  Remember to have a valid picture ID. 



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Important Dates

Event: 2 April 2014



Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Transformational Medicine in the Mitochondrial Age

 NIH Campus Bldg. 10 Masur Auditorium


Introduction (NOTE: Presenters' websites are accessible by clicking on their name next to their photo.)

8:00 AM - 8:10 AM Welcome, logistics, and Opening Remarks

8:10 AM - 8:35 AM Cochaperone Binding to LYR Motifs Confers Specificity of Iron Sulfur Cluster Delivery

 Tracey Rouault M.D., National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIHTracey Rouault, MD (NICHD)           


Session 1 Mitochondria and the Brain

 Chair: Mark Mattson, PhD (NIA)


8:35 AM - 9:00 AM Tweaking Mitochondria to Enhance Neuroplasticity

Mark P. Mattson, Chair Mark Mattson, PhD (NIA) Mitochondria





9:00 AM - 9:25 AM Endowing Neurons with Healthy Mitochondria

 Richard Youle Richard Youle, PhD (NINDS) 


9:25 AM  - 9:45 AM Break and Posters


9:45 AM - 10:10 AM Molecular Control of Mitochondrial Membrane Permeability

 J Marie Hardwick Marie Hardwick, PhD (Johns Hopkins)        


10:10 AM - 10:35 AM Targeting Mitochondria in Ischemic and Traumatic Brain Injury

 Gary M Fiskum Gary Fiskum, PhD (University of Maryland School of Medicine)  pyruvatede hydrogenase immunostaining in a hippocampal pyramidal neuron


10:35 AM - 11:00 AM PLATFORM POSTER PRESENTATION: : CHCHD2, a new regulator of mitochondrial metabolism

Siddhesh Aras, PhD (Wayne State)                            


11:00 AM - 11:25 AM Mitochondrial Oxidative Stress and Parkinson's Disease

 Mark R Cookson Mark Cookson, PhD (NIA)Two mice on table


11:25 AM - 11:50 AM Rejuvenating Mitochondrial Function with PDE4 inhibitors:

 Implications for Treating Aging-related Diseases Rejuvenating Mitochondrial Function with PDE4 inhibitors

 Jay Chung Jay Chung, PhD, MD (NHLBI)


11:50 AM - 1:15 PM Lunch and Posters

12:00 PM- 1:00 PM Doug Wallace lunches with Fellows at the FAES-sponsored Fellows lunch


 Session 2 Mitochondria, Cancer, and Innovative Technology

 Chair: W. Marston Linehan, MD (NCI)


1:15 PM - 1:40 PM PLATFORM POSTER PRESENTATION: Small mitochondrial-targeted RNAs modulate endogenous mitochondrial protein expression in vivo

Atif Towheed, PhD (Pittsburgh Med)     


1:40 PM - 2:05 PM Mitochondrial adaptive mechanisms for overcoming heart dysfunction in diabetes Mitochondrial adaptive mechanisms for overcoming heart dysfunction in diabetes

 Miguel Aon - Johns HopkinsMiguel Aon, PhD (Johns Hopkins)




2:05 PM - 2:30 PM The Role of Impaired Mitochondrial Function in Targeting the Metabolic Basis of Kidney Cancer Warburg Effect Mitochondrium

W. Marston Linehan W. Marston Linehan, MD (NCI)




3:00 PM WALS: A Mitochondrial Etiology of Metabolic and Degenerative Diseases, Cancer and Aging

Doug Wallace Doug Wallace, PhD



Reception: NIH Library


Dinner on your own at a Selected Restaurant





What assistance is there for persons with disabilities?

Sign-language interpreters can be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Dr. Steve, 240-271-9007, or the Federal Relay, 800-877-8339.

What other accommodations are available?

Bldg. 10 has lactation rooms. Please contact Jane Balkam (lactation consultant) at for information on accessibility.


What about seating in Masur Auditorium?

Registration is not required; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Fire regulations require that every person in Masur Auditorium must have a seat. Standing in the aisles or in the back of the auditorium is not permitted.

Where can I stay and how do I get around?

HOUSING: Please check these websites, check with the hotel about transportation to NIH, many are near the METRO Red Line Bethesda Station, one stop from the NIH which is at the METRO Red Line Medical Center station.

Hotel Rates Bethesda MD or, MD

NIH Campus Parking Map

Washington Metrorail Map

NIH Security and Visitor Information

Do I have to register for the symposium in order to attend?

No. Registration for the event is optional unless you plan to submit a poster abstract.


How do I format my poster abstract?

ByLine, title, abstract (follow this example please):

Mendel, Gregor. St. Thomas Monastery, Brünn, Austria.   Taste-testing variously colored and shaped garden peas, a study with the Augustinian Brothers.  

This work supported by:

(Abstract of up to 300 words)

MAXIMUM POSTER SIZE: 6’ wide by 4’ tall 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Steven Zullo, Ph.D.
NIBIB Democracy II
6707 Democracy Blvd; Bethesda, MD 20892
P: 240-271-9007 & 301-480-0716
F: 301-480-0675
To Subscribe to the NIH Guide Weekly TOC LISTSERV of NIH Funding Opportunities, follow the instructions at


Can I update my registration information?

Yes. You can update your registration information, including your poster abstract, by logging back into the registration website with your username and password. 


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. Registration is optional, but we recommend registration so we can have your name badge printed and ready for you at the door on the day of the event! 


The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes. If you have any last minute changes of attendees, feel free to make substitutions or bring extra attendees along


How can I access individual presenter websites?

You can access any presenter's website by clicking on his or her name next to the photo.

Have questions about 2014 NIH WALS Symposium-Transformational Medicine in the Mitochondrial Age? Contact the organizer

When & Where

National Institutes of Health Campus
Masur Auditorium - Building 10
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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