University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
October 23-24, 2015
Biology and Control of Nausea and Vomiting 2015 will bring together current leaders in the field of nausea and emesis research, including basic and translational scientists and clinicians who treat patients who pervasively suffer from these conditions. The proposed conference is intended to provide an optimal forum to discuss the biology and treatment of nausea and vomiting from a wide variety of perspectives, with the primary goal of formulating a consensus on new avenues of research and clinical approaches that will move the field forward. This primary goal is subdivided into five objectives:
Provide a forum for cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas to advance research on the biological mechanisms for nausea and vomiting.
Foster interactions for early-stage investigators to present research findings and connect with laboratories and more senior investigators working in the field of nausea and vomiting research.
Offer a forum where clinicians who treat patients with nausea and vomiting can exchange information.
Produce an overview and discussion of the major unresolved questions in nausea and vomiting biology and provide the latest methodology.
Broadly disseminate the findings and consensus of the meeting in peer-review manuscripts published in Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical (Elsevier).
Biology and Control of Nausea and Vomiting 2015 will be held on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA at the University Club on October 23rd and 24th (Friday and Saturday). The University Club is fully accessible and has accommodations for persons with disabilities. Further information about the venue, accommodations, and diversions is available.
The following committee played a key role in preparations for Biology and Control of Nausea and Vomiting 2015:
Richard Gralla, MD. Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Kenneth Koch, MD. Wake Forest University School of Medicine
BUK Li, MD. Wisconsin College of Medicine
Charles Oman, PhD. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Henry Parkman, MD. Temple University School of Medicine
Thangam Venkatesan, MD. Medical College of Wisconsin
Susan Wesmiller, PhD. University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
Biology and Control of Nausea and Vomiting 2015 was organized by Charles Horn, PhD and Bill Yates, PhD. Both have spent much of their careers studying the neurobiology of nausea and vomiting. More information about the meeting organizers is available on the laboratory websites for Dr. Horn and Dr. Yates.