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Physical activity and the endocrine system

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Public lectures | Seminars

This free, virtual two-day event will take place on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 of July 2021. Our meeting will focus on the interaction between physical activity and the endocrine system. It is supported by the Society of Endocrinology and is being coordinated by Nottingham Trent University.

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Event details

The programme will highlight the relationships between physical activity and female sex hormones, diabetes, appetite and the ageing musculoskeletal system. This event is organised with early career researchers in mind and will provide a friendly environment to showcase their research and to network and engage with the key topics and researchers in the field. No matter where you are in the world, you will be able to access all content presented over the two days. There will be talks by established researchers in their fields, a panel discussion, workshop and early career researcher oral presentations.

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Programme

09:45 – 10:00 – Welcome & Introduction

Dr Jessica Piasecki (Nottingham Trent University) & Dr John Hough (Nottingham Trent University).

10:00 – 11:00 - Female Endocrinology and Physical Activity

Session Chair: Dr Jessica Piasecki (Nottingham Trent University).

10:00 - 10:25: Dr Kirsty Hicks (Northumbria University).

Title: Stress, recover and adapt: The influence of female sex hormones.

10:25 - 10:50: Professor Kirsty Elliott-Sale (Nottingham Trent University).

Title: The influence of the female hormonal milieu on exercise for health and performance.

10:50 – 11:00 – Break

11:00 – 12:00 - Oral communications 1

Session Chairs: Dr Kirsty Hicks (Northumbria University) & Professor Kirsty Elliott-Sale (Nottingham Trent University).

11:00 - 11:20: Artemii Lazarev (Internal Medicine Residency Program, Mount Sinai Hospital. Chicago, IL, USA).

Title: The relationship between sports training - performance and the menstrual cycle in elite endurance athletes: Preliminary findings.

11:20 – 11:40: Hannah Willett (Department of Exercise & Sport Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA).

Title: Influence of menstrual cycle estradiol-ï¢-17 fluctuations on energy substrate utilization - oxidation during aerobic, endurance exercise

11:40 - 12:00: Matti Hyvãrinen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland).

Title: Does physical activity modulate changes in metabolic syndrome risk factors around menopause? A 4-year follow-up study

12:00 – 12:30 – Break

12:30 – 13:20 - Diabetes, Endocrinology and Physical Activity

Session Chair: Dr John Hough (Nottingham Trent University).

12:30 – 12:55: Dr Daniel West (University of Newcastle).

Title: Managing the 'exercise dilemma' in type 1 diabetes.

12:55 - 13:20: Dr Mark Turner (Nottingham Trent University).

Title: Impact of diet and physical activity on type 2 diabetes?

13:20 – 13:30 – Break

13:30 – 14:30 - Oral communications 2

Session Chairs: Dr Daniel West (University of Newcastle) & Dr Mark Turner (Nottingham Trent University).

13:30 - 13:50: Eija Laakkonen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland).

Title: Associations of female sex hormones and hormonal status with arterial stiffness in a female sample from reproductive years to menopause

13:50 – 14:10: Jari Karppinen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland).

Title: Systemic sex hormones do not explain resting fat oxidation or peak fat oxidation during exercise in middle-aged women with varying menopausal states

14:10 - 14:30: Kirstin MacGregor (University of Stirling, Scotland, UK).

Title: The relationship between insulin sensitivity and menstrual cycle phase is modified by BMI, fitness and physical activity: Results from NHANES 1999-2006.

14:30 – 15:00 – Break

15:00 – 16:00 - Expert Q&A Panel: Female Endocrinology and Physical Activity

Session Chair: Dr Jessica Piasecki (Nottingham Trent University).

Speaker Panel:

Dr Georgie Bruinvels – (Research Scientist, Orreco Ltd.)

Dr Katie Lydon – (Female Sports Clinician)

Dr Kirsty Hicks – (Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University)

16:00 - Close of Day 1

Day 2 - Wednesday 21 July 2021

09:45 – 10:00 – Welcome & Introduction

Dr Jessica Piasecki (Nottingham Trent University) & Dr John Hough (Nottingham Trent University).

10:00 – 10:50 - Ageing Endocrinology and Physical Activity

Session Chair: Dr Jessica Piasecki (Nottingham Trent University).

10:00 - 10:25: Professor Sandra Hunter (Marquette University).

Title: Ageing and Muscle Function of Men and Women: The Wonders of Physical Activity!

10:25 - 10:50: Dr Jennie Walsh (University of Sheffield).

Title: Bone health through the lifespan.

10:50 – 11:00 – Break

11:00 – 12:00 - Oral communications 3

Session Chair: Dr Jessica Piasecki (Nottingham Trent University).

11:00 - 11:20: Anandini Swaminathan (Lithuanian Sports University, Kaunas, Lithuania).

Title: An intraperitoneal injection of glucose overestimates glucose tolerance in old C57BL/6J male mice

11:20 – 11:40: Yuxiao Guo (University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK).

Title: Estradiol is associated with greater muscle and bone health in untrained and highly trained elderly men

11:40 - 12:00: Shelby E Bollen (University of Nottingham, Derby, UK).

Title: Validation and Optimisation of a Tetra-Primer Amplification Refractory System (Tetra-ARMS) Assay for Rapid and Cost-Effective Detection of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms of the VDR Gene

12:00 – 12:30 – Break

12:30 13:20 - Appetite, Endocrinology and Physical Activity 

Session Chair: Dr John Hough (Nottingham Trent University).

12:30 - 12:55: Dr Rebecca Dumbell (Nottingham Trent University).

Title: A time for growth – exercise and chronobiological drivers of bodyweight through the growth axis

12:55 - 13:20: Dr David Clayton (Nottingham Trent University).

Title: The hormonal changes with intermittent fasting. For and against.

13:20 – 13:30 – Break

13:30 – 14:30 - Oral communications 4

Session Chairs: Dr Rebecca Dumbell (Nottingham Trent University) & Dr David Clayton (Nottingham Trent University).

13:30 - 13:50: Tommy Slater (Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK).

Title: Effect of the perception of breakfast consumption on subsequent appetite and energy intake in healthy males

13:50 – 14:10: Hanna-Kaarina Juppi (University of Jyväskylä, Finland).

Title: Adiposity and physical activity during menopause: a follow-up study

14:10 - 14:30: Enni-Maria Hietavala (University of Jyväskylä, Finland).

Title: Eating behavior and physical activity associate with visceral fat during menopause

14.30 – 15:00 - Break

15:00 – 15:50 – Workshop: Significance of Statistics

Session Chair: Dr John Hough (Nottingham Trent University).

Professor James Betts, (University of Bath).

Professor Greg Atkinson, (Teesside University).

15:50 – 16:00 - Break

16:00 – 16:45 - Plenary Lecture

Session Chair: Dr Jessica Piasecki (Nottingham Trent University).

‘Endocrinology of Human Research and the influence of Physical Activity’ - Professor Phil Atherton (University of Nottingham).

16:45 – 17:00 – Prizes Announced & Close of Conference

Dr Jessica Piasecki (Nottingham Trent University) & Dr John Hough (Nottingham Trent University).

Abstract submissions for 2021 have now closed.

Physical Activity and the Endocrine System will take place virtually on July 20th and 21st, 2021. Registration is completed here.

Awards

Awards will be presented for the four best oral communication presentations at the event.

Endocrine Connections Prizes and Discounts

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This meeting is supported by Endocrine Connections, an open-access journal co-owned by the Society for Endocrinology and the European Society of Endocrinology. The journal publishes basic, translational and clinical research and reviews in all areas of endocrinology, including endocrinology and physical activity. Check out these recent articles on the topic:

Female hyperandrogenism and elite sport by Angelica Lindén Hirschberg

Anabolic androgenic steroid abuse in young males by Willem de Ronde and Diederik L Smit

As part of this support, the recipients of the four Oral Communications Awards will receive a cash prize from the journal and the offer of a free research publication in Endocrine Connections (standard APC £1,418 - submission deadline 31st December 2021).  Furthermore Endocrine Connections is pleased to offer all participating speakers a 40% discount on the APC when publishing research in the journal (submission deadline 31st December 2021).  To claim this discount please contact the editorial office.

The terms and conditions for online participation in the conference can be found here.

This conference is managed by:

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