The registration rates include all sessions and refreshment breaks. Registration does not include the cost of lunch, dinner or lodging.
International Dose-Response Society Members*
Full Two Day Registration - $299.00
Government and Academic Rate - $149.00
Student Rate - $74.00
*Must be a member at the time of registration to receive the International Dose-Response Society Members rate
Full Two Day Registration - $399.00
Government and Academic Rate - $199.00
Student Rate - $99.00
Buffet Lunch - $26.00/day
Buffet Dinner - $36.00
Attendees can select to pay by card or check/PO when registering online. Credit or debit card payment can be made directly online through our secure payment gateway. To pay by check, first complete your registration and then mail a check made payable to UMass Conference Services to the address below with a copy of your registration confirmation. To pay by purchase order, send a copy of your PO and registration confirmation to the address below or fax the documents to 413-577-8130. If an invoice is required to process payment, please send an invoice request email to the UMass Conference Services Registration Office: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that payment must be received in full by April 2, 2019, or your account will be assessed a $50.00 late fee.
Conference Services CS19117
810 Campus Center
1 Campus Center Way
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
Cancellations received by the close of business (5PM EST) on April 9, 2019, will receive a full refund of their fees minus a $60.00 cancellation-processing fee and any administrative fees. Cancellations must be sent in writing to the UMass Conference Services Registration Office (email@example.com).
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Day 1 Moderator - TBA
8:00AM WELCOME / CONFERENCE OVERVIEW
Edward Calabrese, Conference Director, UMass/Amherst
Hormesis: It's Impact on Biology, Toxicology, and Medicine
Walter J. Kozumbo, Hormesis Project, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Radiation Hormesis: Its Significance and Applications
Douglas Boreham, North Ontario School of Medicine, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Metabolic Management of Cancer
Thomas Seyfried, Biology Department, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
From Jumping Genes to Genomic Instability: The Contributions of Barbara McClintock to Low Dose Radiation Biology and Toxicology
Carmel Mothersill, Department of Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
12:00PM LUNCH, AMHERST ROOM 10TH FLOOR CAMPUS CENTER
SESSION I: EXERCISE
Digitizing Physical Activity Dose: Step Counting and Cadence Tracking
CatrineTudor-Locke, Department of Kinesiology, School of Public Health, UMass, Amherst, MA
Exercise Induced Hormesis in Skeletal Muscle Health
Ji Li, Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene and Exercise Science, School of Kinesiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
SESSION II: INTERMITTENT FASTING
Harnessing the Benefits of Intermittent Fasting by Targeting Lysosomes
Abhinav Dwan, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Caloric Excess or Restriction and the Human Inflammasome
Michael Sac, Center for Molecular Medicine, NHLBI, NIH, Bethesda, MD
5:30 - 6:30PM POSTER SESSION AND SOCIAL, 10TH FLOOR CAMPUS CENTER
6:30PM DINNER AND AWARDS, AMHERST ROOM 10TH FLOOR CAMPUS CENTER
Dinner Speaker Paul Shelby
The Selby-Russell dispute regarding the non-reporting of critical data in the Mega-Mouse Experiments of Drs. William and Liane Russell that spanned many decades: What happened, Current status, and Some ramifications.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Day 2 Moderator - TBA
SESSION III: ENHANCING RESILIENCE
Rehana K. Leak, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Remote Ischemic Conditioning: Trials, Tribulations and Clinical Translation
Karin Przyklenk, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detriot, MI
Remote Ischemic Conditioning for Stroke and Vascular Dementia: An Exercise Mimetic?
David Hess, Department of Neurology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress: Its Role in Adaptive Response
Danilo Medinas, Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
10:00AM BREAK and HOTEL CHECK-OUT
Biomarker Development for Aerobic Exercise: Applications for Assessing Performance and Pathology
Michael Moto, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Stress Inducible Evolution from Bacteria to Cancer
Susan M. Rosenberg, Dept. of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
11:30AM CONFERENCE CLOSING REMARKS
Colin Seymour, Department of Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
12 - 2:00PM LUNCH, AMHERST ROOM 10TH FLOOR CAMPUS CENTER
Click here to download the preliminary program.
Call for Posters
We invite you to submit an abstract for poster presentation at the conference. The conference will address a multidisciplinary and mechanistic focus in toxicology, medicine, pharmacology, radiation, and risk assessment for dose-response relationships.
Areas of Interest
- Pre- Post- Conditioning: Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia; Parkinson’s Disease; Depression and PTSD; Concussions/Traumatic Brain Injury; Improving Surgical Outcomes; Stroke/Cardiovascular Disease; Glaucoma; Stem Cell Transplantation Therapy
- Healthy Lifestyles, Aging and Life Extension: Intermittent Fasting; Exercise; Chemical/Nutritional Supplements; Low Dose Radiation and Longevity; Adaptive response-based cosmetics
- Enhancing Human Performance: Cognition; Endurance, Strength and Speed; Fatigue/Jet Lag: Prolong Onset/Speed Up Recovery; Wound Healing Acceleration - skin, tendon, muscle, bone, and vascular
Deadline: The deadline for abstract submissions for the Dose-Response 2019 Conference poster session is January 31, 2019
For abstract submission guidelines please email Mary B. Glavin and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Driving to Campus
From the South, via I-91 North
Travelers have a choice of two routes:
- Take Exit 19 in Northampton: From the exit ramp, turn right onto Route 9 and go approximately 4.5 miles to Route 116 North. Turn left onto 116 and go one mile to the UMass Exit. Stay to the right as you exit. At the first set of traffic lights turn left onto Commonwealth Avenue. Travel on Commonwealth Avenue until you reach the next set of traffic lights. Turn right onto Campus Center Way and travel up the hill to the Campus Center Parking Garage entrance.
- Take Exit 24 in Deerfield: At the stop sign at the top of the ramp, turn right (north) onto Routes U.S. 5/10/116, and immediately turn right again at the traffic lights onto Route 116 South. Follow Route 116 South for eight miles to the UMass exit. Turn left at the stop sign. At the first set of traffic lights turn left onto Commonwealth Avenue. Travel on Commonwealth Avenue until you reach the next set of traffic lights. Turn right onto Campus Center Way and travel up the hill to the Campus Center Parking Garage entrance.
From the North, via I-91 South
Follow I-91 to Exit 25 in Deerfield. At the end of the ramp turn left and follow the road to the intersection. Turn right onto Routes 5 & 10 South. Go one mile, turn left onto Route 116 South. Following Route 116 South for eight miles to the UMass exit. Turn left at the stop sign. At the first set of traffic lights turn left onto Commonwealth Avenue. Travel on Commonwealth Avenue until you reach the next set of traffic lights. Turn right onto Campus Center Way and travel up the hill to the Campus Center Parking Garage entrance.
From the North, via I-93 South
Follow I-93 to I-495 South. Follow to Route 2 West. Continue on Route 2 to U.S. 202 South. Follow for about 15 miles to the blinking light at the Pelham exit marked “Route 9 and 116 Amherst.” Turn right and follow for seven miles to Amherst center. Follow signs to UMass.
From the East or West, via I-90
Travelers have a choice of four routes:
- Off Exit 8 (Palmer/Ware): Follow Route 32 South to Palmer; take Route 20 West to Route 181 North into Belchertown, and then Route 9 West to Amherst. Follow signs to UMass.
- Off Exit 7 (Ludlow): Follow Route 21 North to U.S. 202 North to Route 9 West to Amherst center. Follow signs to UMass.
- Off Exit 5 (Chicopee): Follow Route 33 North to Route 116 North to Amherst center. Turn left at the light onto Route 9 West. Follow signs to UMass.
- Off Exit 4 (West Springfield): I-91 North to Exit 19 to Route 9 East to Amherst. Follow signs to UMass.
If you are traveling to Amherst by plane, the closest airport is Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut (near Hartford). This airport is approximately 45 miles from the UMass campus. Logan Airport in Boston is approximately 90 miles from the UMass campus. Both airports feature car rental agencies and a variety of shuttle services, including Valley Transporter (413-253-1350) and Seemo Shuttle (413-586-1120 or 800-908-2829).
The Amherst area is serviced by Greyhound, Peter Pan Bus Lines and the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority. Based on the service you select and route availabilities you should take a bus to Amherst UMass if at all possible instead of Amherst Center (Amherst Center is about 1.5 miles from the UMass Campus). Please be sure to review bus schedules and campus maps before your arrival as both the area and the campus can be confusing to navigate if it is your first time here.
The conference will be held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center. The Campus Center is located at 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst MA 01003. For travel information, please click the Getting to Campus tab above.
Registration will be held on the first floor concourse of the UMass Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center from 7:30 - 10:30AM on Tuesday, April 16. After entering the Campus Center take the escalators or elevators down to the first floor, following the signs directing you to registration. Registration will be located at the large desk outside of room 163/165. Please be sure to come to the registration desk to pick up your conference materials and, if necessary, a parking pass to the Campus Center Parking Garage (see below). If you arrive after 10:30AM, or if you need any assistance throughout the event, you may come to the Conference Registration Office located in Room 810 on the eighth floor of the Campus Center.
Parking is available for all attendees in the Campus Center Parking Garage, located at 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA, 01003. Campus Center Way is off of Commonwealth Avenue, across the street from the Mullins Center. After turning onto Campus Center Way stay to the left to go up the hill - you will see the garage entrance on your right. Take a gate ticket and follow the "Hotel UMass/Campus Center" signs to park down on Level 2. There is a marked walkway into the Campus Center (right at the Parking Services Office). Follow the signs to the registration desk.
The Campus Center Parking Garage is now automated! After you park, take your gate ticket inside with you. If you are staying at Hotel UMass, provide your gate ticket to the hotel desk clerk at check-in. The desk clerk will validate your gate ticket, which will provide you with complimentary parking. Keep your gate ticket in a secure spot for the duration of your stay and take it with you each time you exit - as you drive out you will need to insert your validated gate ticket into the kiosk located at the garage exit to lift the exit gate. If you are not staying at Hotel UMass, pick up a parking coupon at the registration desk. As you leave for the day (but before you get to your car) stop at a pay station with this parking coupon and the gate ticket you received as you drove in. Enter your gate ticket in the pay station and, when prompted, scan the QR code on the parking coupon. This will give you complimentary parking and validate your gate ticket for the day. As you drive out of the garage enter your validated gate ticket at the exit to raise the gate. Repeat this process for each day you attend. Note: you should only stop at the pay station when you are about to leave for you day.
On-Campus & Area Lodging
The Amherst area is full of many wonderful lodging options, including those below. Please click here for a full listing. We recommend attendees stay at Hotel UMass, located right in the Campus Center just an elevator ride away from conference activities.
- Hotel UMass - 413-549-6000 - reference group code DR419C when completing a reservation to receive the discounted group rate
- Allen House Inn - 413-253-5000
- Black Walnut Inn - 413-549-5649
- Lord Jeffrey Inn - 413-253-2576
- University Lodge - 413-256-8111
- Econo Lodge - 413-582-7077
- Hampton Inn - 413-586-4851
- Holiday Inn Express - 413-582-0002
- Howard Johnson - 413-586-0114
- Courtyard by Marriott - 413-256-5454
For Registration or Payment Related Questions:
Contact the UMass Conference Services Registration Office at 413-577-8102 or email@example.com.