Respected physician-researcher to deliver address discussing exercise as a model to offer insights on the link between reductionism and complex, interactive relationships that promote health
The Opening Keynote of ACSM’s Conference on Integrative Physiology of Exercise will set the tone for the exciting event in San Diego, CA. ACSM is thrilled that Michael J. Joyner, M.D., FACSM, will be delivering the address. The physician-researcher from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN will present “Can Exercise Physiology Help Fill the Reductionist Gap?” on September 5, 2018.
Molecular reductionism includes an array of powerful tools that can provide insights in the behavior of DNA, proteins, signaling systems and cells. However, these tools frequently fail to provide coherent and actionable insights into the emergent properties of whole animals including humans. Joyner’s lecture will discuss how physiological insights from exercise might help to bridge this gap.
Joyner is one of the world’s leading experts on human performance and exercise physiology. His ideas are widely quoted in both the popular media and scientific publications. His research lab at the Mayo Clinic has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1993, and the Mayo Clinic named him a Distinguished Investigator in 2010. Dr. Joyner delivered the Joseph B. Wolffe Memorial Lecture at the American College of Sports Medicine’s 2004 Annual Meeting, and he was presented with the ACSM Citation Award in 2009.
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