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- 2nd Annual CR Conference -

Important update: Register ASAP to attend June Conference!

The second CR Society Conference will be held in a Madison Wisconsin hotel adjacent to the University of Wisconsin. The Conference will run from Thursday June 5 through Sunday June 8, 2003. Dr. Richard Weindruch has accepted our offer to participate in the conference. In addition, we have invited several other UW-Madison CR researchers to speak and participate. We expect about 5-7 professional scientist speakers and about 5-7 CR Society member speakers.

The Conference dates are June 5-8, 2003. While the speaker schedule is still a work in progress, it looks like we will have a full schedule starting Thursday morning (June 5). The hotel and dorm room blocks will be available for June 4 check-in.

So far, the following researchers have accepted our offer to speak.

Richard Weindruch, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Joseph W. Kemnitz
Professor, Department of Physiology
Director, Wisconsin National Primate Research Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Areas of Interest - nutrition; aging; diabetes mellitus; obesity

Tomas A. Prolla, Ph.D.
Professor of Genetics and Medical Genetics
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Gregory D. Cartee, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Kinesiology
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ricki J. Colman, Ph.D.
Scientist
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Areas of interest: aging; bone metabolism

Luigi Fontana, MD
Research Instructor - Division of Geriatrics
Department of Internal Medicine
Washington University, St. Louis
Principal Investigator of the following:
Clinical Study "Effects of a long term vegan diet on glucose tolerance and lipid profile and the carotid atherosclerosis"
Co-Investigator of the following:
NIH AG20487 "Calorie restriction and aging in humans"
NIH AG20076 "Is DHEA replacement therapy beneficial?"


Richard S. Lord, PhD
Director, Education & Technical Services
MetaMetrix Clinical Laboratory

We will also have several CR Society members giving presentations.

The registration fee will be $125-$150.

The conference hotel is the Best Western Inn on the Park. We have a block of 40 rooms (20 with 1 bed, 20 with 2 beds) reserved at $99 + 13.5% tax per night single or double. Just call 800 279-8811 or 608 257-8811 and identify yourself as part of the "CR Society Block" to make your reservations. This block will be released on May 5.

As a low cost option, we will also offer student dorm rooms at the Towers Private Residence Hall. Registration info will be available in a few weeks. I (David) will be handling reservations and collecting prepayment. The rate for a two bedroom unit will be about $25/night. These have a shared bathroom and kitchenette with microwave and refrigerator but no TV, no telephone, no maid service. This dorm is about 6-7 blocks from the Best Western. Parking is a problem near both facilities, so don't forget your rain gear if you choose this option.

There are two types of two bedroom units available. "singles" have one twin bed in each bedroom. "Doubles" have two twin beds in each bedroom. Since the rooms are all the same size and we are being charged by the room and the number of guests, I will assume all want singles. Doubles can be specially requested by a note on the reservation form.

CR II Dorm Reservation
Private Residence Halls
University of Wisconsin
502 North Frances Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
(608) 257-0701

Rates per day:

Single 1 person $25
Single 2 people $25
Double 2 people $25
Double 3 people $35
Double 4 people $45

If you are sharing a room, only one registrant needs to pay, but both should send a registration form. If you leave the roommate entry blank now, you can email me your roommate's name later if you decide to share the unit.

Click here for the PDF of dorm room (and roomate) registration form.

The address for this dormitory is listed above. Parking is available two to three blocks from the residence hall in University of Wisconsin lot 83 at the Fluno Center. This is an underground parking garage located at the corner of Francis and University Streets. The charge is $7 per day with unlimited in and out privileges. A convenient online form can be accessed at: http://www.fpm.wisc.edu/trans/SpecialEvents/FlunoGraingerApp.htm
Click on the Fluno Center/Grainger Hall Parking Application, print, fill out, and mail the PDF application form and a parking permit will be mailed to you. Be sure to specify the Fluno Center (lot 83) on this form.

Some other useful links:

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau

Order a visitors guide from Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau

If there is enough interest we can charter a cruise.

We are very excited about having our second conference in Madison, where many CR related research scientists can easily participate. Set aside the dates, meet fellow CRONies in person, participate in an enjoyable, interesting, and educational conference. We are looking forward to meeting you.

Best Regards,

Robert Krikorian
David Stern

[ Last update: April 15, 2003 ]