Sunday, May 18

3:00 PM-5:00 PM Ballroom III - Level B

Mathematics and Medicine: From the Laboratory to the Clinic

This minisymposium will illustrate the power of combining mathematics and modeling in the biological/medical sciences by examining four major areas: cardiology, neurology, kidney dynamics, and treatment strategies in cancer. Each of these is of importance experimentally and clinically. Current modeling work in these areas ranges from the use of (nonlinear) finite difference equations through ordinary differential equations and differential delay (functional) equations. Unfortunately in almost every specific modeling situation, little is known about the mathematical properties of the model and thus (fortunately) there is usually the opportunity for breaking new ground in mathematical research. In the course of their talks the speakers will illustrate some of these possibilities.

Organizer: Michael C. Mackey
McGill University, Canada

3:00 Use of Mathematical Methods for Protocol Design in Cancer
Zvia Agur, Tel Aviv University, Israel
3:30 Clinical and Mathematical Aspects of Resetting and Entraining Reentrant Tachycardia
Leon Glass, McGill University, Canada
4:00 Modeling the Pupil Light Reflex with Delay Differential Equations
John G. Milton, University of Chicago; and Jacques Bélair, Universite de Montreal, Canada
4:30 Spectral Properties of the Tubuloglomerular Feedback System
Harold E. Layton, Duke University; and E. B. Pitman and L. C. Moore, State University of New York, Stony Brook

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