Programme

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10:00  Registration and refreshments

10:50  Welcome

Session one: Exercise Energetics and Energy Balance

11:00  Invasive measurements of muscle metabolism 
Professor Lawrence Spriet, University of Guelph, Canada

11:30  Exercise and energy balance as measured with doubly labelled water
Professor Klaas Westerterp, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

12:00  Does skeletal muscle carnitine availability influence fuel selection during exercise? 
Dr Francis Stephens, University of Exeter, UK

12:30  Lunch

13:30  Original Communication session one

Session two: Maintenance of Muscle Mass for Health and Ageing 

14:30  Physical activity as medicine: importance of muscle for health
Professor Kevin Tipton, University of Stirling, Scotland

15:00  Plant-based vs. Animal-derived dietary protein sources for stimulating muscle protein synthesis
Dr Stefan Gorrisen, McMaster University, Canada

15:30  Female hormones – do they influence muscle and tendon protein metabolism?
Professor Mette Hansen, Aarhus University, Denmark

16:00  Refreshments

16:30  Plenary Lecture one: Nutrition, exercise and the brain
Professor Romain Meeusen, University of Brussels, Belguim
        
19:00 - late   Drinks reception and Conference dinner