Seminar - Instability of respiratory motor output and OSA: implications for treatment

19 March 2013

Presenter:Professor Jerome Dempsey, University of Wisconsin, Madison

About the speaker

Professor Jerome Dempsey is a world leader in Respiratory Physiology, and the immediate Post Editor of Journal of Applied Physiology. He is John Robert Sutton Professor of Population Health Sciences, and the Director of John Rankin Laboratory of Pulmonary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has his primary appointment in the Department of Population Health Sciences and affiliate appointments in Physiology and Kinesiology. His research interests are concerned with the regulation of breathing in various physiologic states in un-anesthetized humans and animals. One group of projects seeks to determine the limits of the healthy human pulmonary system for gas transport, respiratory muscle function and ventilatory output during exercise. The effects of aging, gender, fitness and airway reactivity on these processes are emphasized. A second major aim is the influence of respiration on autonomic control of cardiovascular function. A third series of studies is concerned with regulation of breathing in waking and sleeping humans and animals, with specific emphasis on sleep apnea and the effects of novel treatments.

Hosted by the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research

Time: 8.45am

Location: Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Level 5, Theatre 1

Contact: Andrew Vakulin

Email: 083b3c235d241a0c0324102a0a0926231f54452d496d130b3b6c313d