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A Workshop Sponsored by

Committee on Military Nutrition Research

U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases Fort Detrick, Maryland

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--> E Workshop Agenda NUTRITION AND IMMUNE FUNCTION: STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINMENT IN THE FIELD A Workshop Sponsored by Committee on Military Nutrition Research U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases Fort Detrick, Maryland

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--> Monday, May 20, 1996 I WELCOMES AND INTRODUCTION TO THE TOPIC 8:00 a.m.–8:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductions Robert O. Nesheim Chair, Committee on Military Nutrition Research 8:15 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Welcome on Behalf of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Frederick W. Hegge USAMRMC, Fort Detrick, Maryland 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Why Is the Army Interested in Nutrition and Immune Function? LTC Karl E. Friedl USAMRMC, Fort Detrick, Maryland 9:00 a.m.–9:10 a.m. Discussion 9:10 a.m.–9:40 a.m. Overview: What Do We Know About Nutrition and Immune Function? Ranjit K. Chandra Janeway Child Health Centre, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada 9:40 a.m.–9:50 a.m. Discussion 9:50 a.m.–10:10 a.m. Coffee Break II ISSUES OF METHODS AND ASSESSMENT 10:10 a.m.–10:40 a.m. Issues and Assessment of Human Immune Function Susanna Cunningham-Rundles New York Hospital—Cornell University Medical Center, New York 10:40 a.m.–10:50 a.m. Discussion

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--> 10:50 a.m.–11:20 a.m. Use of Whole Blood Cultures in Measurement of Cellular Immune Functions in Field Studies Tim R. Kramer USDA Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, Maryland 11:20 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Discussion 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Part II Discussion 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Lunch III HEALTH STATUS, STRESS, AND IMMUNE FUNCTION 1:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Exercise, Infection, and Immunity: Practical Applications David C. Nieman Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina 1:30 p.m.–1:40 p.m. Discussion 1:40 p.m.–2:10 p.m. Inflammatory Stress and the Immune System Leonard P. Kapcala University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore 2:10 p.m.–2:20 p.m. Discussion 2:20 p.m.–2:50 p.m. Biologic Rhythms in the Immune System and Nutrition Erhard Haus University of Minnesota and St. Paul–Ramsey Medical Center, Minnesota 2:50 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Discussion 3:00 p.m.–3:20 p.m. Coffee Break

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--> 3:20 p.m.–3:50 p.m. Emerging Infections, Nutritional Status, and Immunity Stephen S. Morse The Rockefeller University, New York 3:50 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Discussion 4:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Part III Discussion 4:30 p.m.–4:45 p.m. Concluding Remarks Robert O. Nesheim Dinner Address: Immune Function Studies During the Ranger Training Course of the Norwegian Military Academy Pål Wiik Norwegian Defence Research Establishment Tuesday, May 21, 1996 8:00 a.m.–8:15 a.m. Opening Remarks Robert O. Nesheim IV NEW RESEARCH DIRECTIONS IN NUTRITION AND IMMUNE SYSTEM INTERACTIONS 8:15 a.m.–8:45 a.m. The Cytokine System Jeffrey Rossio National Cancer Institute–Frederick Cancer Research and Development Center, Frederick, Maryland 8:45 a.m.–8:55 a.m. Discussion 8:55 a.m.–9:25 a.m. Neuroendocrine Consequences of Systemic Inflammation Seymour Reichlin University of Arizona–Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson 9:25 a.m.–9:35 a.m. Discussion

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--> 9:35 a.m.–10:05 a.m. Amino Acids: Glutamine Douglas W. Wilmore Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 10:05 a.m.–10:15 a.m. Discussion 10:15 a.m.–10:35 a.m. Coffee Break 10:35 a.m.–11:05 a.m. Physiological and Immunological Impact of U.S. Army Special Operations Training: A Model for the Assessment of Nutritional Intervention Effects on Temporary Immunosuppression LTC Ronald L. Shippee USARIEM, Natick, Massachusetts 11:05 a.m.–11:15 a.m. Discussion 11:15 a.m.–11:45 a.m. Antioxidants and Immune Response Simin Nikbin Meydani USDA Human Nutrition Research Center for Aging at Tufts, Boston, Massachusetts 11:45 a.m.–11:55 a.m. Discussion 11:55 a.m.–12:05 p.m. Vitamin A and Immune Function Richard D. Semba The Johns Hopkins University Hospital, The Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Baltimore, Maryland 12:05 p.m.–12:15 p.m. Discussion 12:15 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Lunch 1:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Trace Minerals, Immune Function, and Viral Evolution Melinda A. Beck Child Development Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1:30 p.m.–1:40 p.m. Discussion

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--> 1:40 p.m.–2:10 p.m. Dietary Fatty Acids and Immune Functions Darshan S. Kelley USDA Western Human Nutrition Research Center, Presidio of San Francisco, California 2:10 p.m.–2:20 p.m. Discussion 2:20 p.m.–2:50 p.m. Iron Metabolism, Microbial Virulence, and Host Defenses Gerald T. Keusch Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 2:50 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Discussion 3:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Part IV Discussion 3:30 p.m.–3:50 p.m. Coffee Break V CONCLUSIONS 3:50 p.m.–4:20 p.m. Conclusions: Militarily Important Issues Identified at This Workshop William R. Beisel The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 4:20 p.m.–4:50 p.m. Final Discussion 4:50 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks Robert O. Nesheim