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[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Advances in medical science have extended life yet present humanity with a new set of challenges - diseases of old age. In addition, increasingly sedentary lifestyles add another layer of “modern” ailments to the mix, such as metabolic syndrome and Type 2 diabetes. The Life Sciences session at GLIMPSE 2020, the 29th Annual Alltech International Symposium in Lexington, Ky., USA, from May 19-22, will explore how lifestyle changes, genomics, diagnostics and nutrition can be merged to better manage and prevent the diseases of the modern era.
“We will have to take radical steps in the next decade if we hope to avoid twin pandemics: Alzheimer’s disease and Type 2 diabetes,” said Dr. Ronan Power, vice president of Life Sciences at Alltech and chairperson of the Life Sciences session at the 2013 Alltech Symposium. “A great deal of prevention can be achieved by convincing at-risk individuals to alter their behavior, for example, through diet and exercise. However, it’s likely that this approach will, at best, be only moderately effective so we have to look at the other tools we have at our disposal - early diagnosis and warning as well as direct biological intervention to counter the effects of poor lifestyle habits. Alltech’s 2013 Symposium will provide a forum for discussing these challenges with colleagues and leading experts.”
New in 2013, Alltech International Symposium delegates will have the opportunity to select breakout session tracks. These tracks, as opposed to traditional species or subject breakouts, will offer attendees a more holistic experience in which they take part in discussions ranging from algae and agriculture’s carbon footprint to nutrition and marketing.
The Life Sciences track includes the following topics:
Registration for Alltech’s 29th Annual International Symposium is open now and available for an early discount price of $599 until April 15 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Standard registration after April 15 will be $850. Two paid registrations from a single company or organization will receive a third registration free of charge. Delegates who are members of ARPAS and AAVSB can also earn CEUs.
Attendees are encouraged to register early as space is limited. Of the nearly 3,000 international delegates who attended the 2012 Alltech International Symposium, 97 percent indicated that they plan to attend again.