• Two half-days of research presentations and collaboration
  • Two dedicated poster sessions
  • Keynote and research partner presentations


  1. The participant will be able to relate and discuss their own research with other departments more effectively
  2. The participant will be able to conduct better research henceforward utilizing collaborative knowledge instead of individualized based research
  3. The participant will be able to assess the wide amount of departmental resources available and utilize those resources more efficiently within their own projects

Intended Audience

AdventHealth Research Departments, Physicians, Allied Health and AdventHealth Employees

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Douglas C. Wallace, PhD

Keynote Speaker

Michael and Charles Barnett Endowed Chair in Pediatric Mitochondrial Medicine and Metabolic Disease
Director, Center for Mitochondrial and Epigenomic Medicine (CMEM)
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Douglas Lewandowski, PhD


Senior Scientist, TRI Faculty

Michal Masternak, MD


Associate Professor, UCF College of Medicine, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences

Glenn A. Walter, PhD


Professor of Physiology
Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics
McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida
Powell Gene Therapy Center
University of Florida Cancer Center
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory



Day 1: Tue, May 09, 2017

  • 8:00 Welcome & Opening Remarks Presentor: Steven R. Smith, MD
  • 8:10 Introduction of Keynote Speaker Presentor: Bret Goodpaster, PhD
  • 8:15 Keynote Lecture: A Mitochondrial Etiology of Common Complex Diseases Presentor: Douglas Wallace Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute
  • 9:15 Short-term aerobic and interval training improves muscle mitochondrial function and reveals a new role for an old protein Presentor: Lauren Sparks, PhD & Richard Pratley, MD
  • 9:30 Weight loss exercise induced improvement in insulin sensitivity is associated with improved mitochondrial respiration in skeletal muscle of older obese subjects Presentor: Robert Standley, PhD
  • 9:45 The basal insulin inpatient glucose outcomes (BINGO) study: Evaluation of a standardized insulin dosing regimen in hospitalized patients with hyperglycemia Presentor: Mary Gaines, RN
  • 10:00 A novel role for the membrane protein G6f in platelet activation induced by weak stimulation Presentor: Ali Amirkhosravi, PhD
  • 10:15 Break & Poster Presentations
  • 10:35 Targeting metabolic remodeling in heart failure Presentor: Doug Lewandowski, PhD & Jeremy Burt, MD
  • 11:20 Induction of immune thrombocytopenia in mice expressing human Fcγ receptors: an improved experimental model that better reflects the inflammatory state associated with ITP. Presentor: Monica Davila, PhD
  • 11:35 Intraoperative O-arm imaging of AO-OTA C2 and C3 distal radius fractures identifies malreduced final reductions in up to 30% of cases Presentor: Brian Vickaryous, MD
  • 11:50 Evaluation of the use of coronary computed tomography angiography as a follow up to an inconclusive or negative cardiac stress test in young adult patients Presentor: Jeremy Burt, MD
  • 12:05 Lunch & Poster Presentations

Day 2: Wed, May 10, 2017

  • 8:00 Welcome & Opening Remarks Presentor: Rob Herzog
  • 8:15 Role of adipose tissue in longevity: good vs. bad fat Presentor: Michael Masternak, MD & Session Chair: John Francis, PhD
  • 9:00 Patient-derived 3-D spheroid cultures for characterizing remnant tumor cell burden and personalized targeted treatment Presentor: Sally Litherland, PhD
  • 9:15 CCT levels correlate with client proteins in breast cancer Presentor: Annette Khaled, PhD
  • 9:30 Evaluation of sentinel lymph node isolated tumor cells in endometrial cancer Presentor: Preya Wisner, DO
  • 9:45 Lipidomics analysis revealed significant changes of plasma lipids in pancreatic cancer patients Presentor: Sally Litherland, PhD
  • 10:00 Break & Poster Presentations
  • 10:20 Magnetic Resonance at the Cross Roads of Muscle Pathophysiology and Function Presentor: Glenn Walter, PhD, & Session Chair: Bret Goodpaster, PhD
  • 11:05 Eye Movement Desensitization Re-processing as Treatment for Chronic Pelvic Pain Presentor: Scott Bush, PhD
  • 11:20 Brain mapping of associative memory using MEG: Profiles in healthy volunteers and patients with refractory epilepsy Presentor: Eduardo Martinez Castillo, PhD
  • 11:35 Delayed pulmonary vascular transition and BPD in extremely premature infants Presentor: Hussnain Mirza, MD
  • 11:50 Closing Remarks Presentor: Bret Goodpaster, PhD



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AdventHealth Creation Conference Center

601 East Rollins Street

Orlando, Fl 32803