Conference Abstracts

(major national and international meetings)

Rooney, J., Fleming, V., Maxwell, C., Lewitt, M. Negation in the childbearing continuum: an in-depth exploration of women’s narratives. Proceedings of the International Congress of Midwifery virtual congress 2021.

Lewitt M.S., Karlsson, I., Pedersen, N.L. Low IGFBP-1 is associated with adiposity but not change in adiposity from midlife to old age in the Swedish Adoption/Twin Study of Aging. Society for the Study of Human Biology Conference: Cohort Methods and Applications in Human Biology, Oxford, September 2019

Cross, B., Campbell, B., Lewitt, M. Sharing expertise in interprofessional learning: the use of visual mapping to develop shared strategic learning across agency and context boundaries in longitudinal action research. Annual meeting of the European Educational Research Association, Bolzano, September 2018.

Fonseca, A.-P., Carnicelli, S., Lewitt, M. Action research in the small business and stakeholders context: from a corporate social responsibility perspective. Organisational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities conference, Liverpool 2018.

Fonseca, A.-P., Lewitt, M. Small business social responsibility: an action research perspective. Accepted, developmental (discussion) conference paper, Research Methodology track, British Academy of Management, 2017.

Lewitt, M.S., Boyd, G. Developing professional identity in biomedical science: Face-to-face marking of an assignment as a “space of influence”. Proceedings of the Society for Research into Higher Education Annual Conference, December 2016.

Strage, E., Falk, A., Lewitt, M.S., Wiss, E., Ramström, M. Mass spectrometry-based method for measurement of canine IGF-I and IGF-II. European Congress of Veterinary Clinical Pathologists, Nantes, September 2016.

Lewitt, M.S., Cross, B., Sheward, L., Beirne, P.M. Learning for interprofessional practice: identifying interprofessional capabilities and cultures. Proceedings of the Society for Research into Higher Education Annual Conference, December 2015

Lewitt, M.S., Cross, B., Sheward, L., Beirne, P.M. Performing the research data: interdisciplinary approaches in the construction of knowledge. Proceedings of the Society for Research into Higher Education Annual Conference, December 2015

Cross, B., Lewitt, M.S. Forging analytic tools and metaphoric resources for interdisciplinary dialogue: lessons from SRHE Scoping Study for Interprofessional Education, a critical realist journey. Proceedings of the Society for Research into Higher Education Annual Conference, December 2015

Lewitt, M.S., Cross, B., Sheward, L., Beirne, P.M. Looking while you leap:  Lessons for negotiating journeys through the interprofessional looking glass. Symposium contribution, European Congress on Educational Research, Budapest September 2015

Lewitt, M.S., Strage, E., Church, D. Minding the gap between theory and clinical practice: an individualised approach to the management of feline diabetes mellitus. Congress on Animal Obesity – causes, consequences and comparative aspects, Uppsala, June 2015

Lewitt, M.S., Cross, B., Sheward, L., Beirne, P.M. Through the Looking Glass: a multi-methods approach to interdisciplinary investigation of interprofessional education. Proceedings of the Society for Research into Higher Education Annual Conference, December 2014

Dent, M., Lewitt, M.S. Factors influencing measurements of adiposity in children and young adults. 13th International Congress of Human Growth and Clinical Auxology, Slovenia, September 2014

Strage, E., Lewitt, M.S., Lilliehöök, I., Fall, T., Ström-Holst, B., Insulin-like growth factor-1 in cats with liver disease. European Congress of Veterinary Clinical Pathologists, Milan, September 2014.

Budige, V. Lewitt, M.S. IGFBP-1 as a potential marker of environmental toxicity in fish. 11th International Congress on the Biology of Fish, Edinburgh, August 2014

Scott, P., Lewitt, M.S., Cross, B. Engaging young people involved in a weight management support group to develop their programme through CBPR. LSA 2014: Sports, Festivity and Digital Cultures, Ayr, June 2014

Scott, P., Lewitt, M.S., Cross, B. Using a CBPR approach to develop a family-centred weight management support programme for children. Community is the Answer Conference, Glasgow, June 2014

Lewitt, M.S. Update on IGF-binding proteins. Update on GH and IGFs, Nobel Forum, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, May 2014

Dent, M., Fowler, L., Lewitt, M.S. Use of BMI and WaHtR in an intervention programme for overweight and obese Scottish children. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Human Biology, Oxford, October 2013

Strage, E., Theodorsson, E., Fall, T., Ström-Holst, B., Lilliehöök, I., Lewitt, M.S. IGF-I as a diagnostic tool in feline medicine: evaluation of an ELISA. 6th International Congress of the GRS and the IGF Society, Munich, October 2012

Lewitt, M.S. The IGF system as a determinant of human stature. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Human Biology, Sheffield, May 2012

Lewitt, M.S., Baker, J.S., Williams, R., Thomas, N.E. Predicting the risk of future cardiovascular disease during puberty. Proceedings of a Society for the Study of Human Biology Symposium to celebrate the Life of Professor Jim Tanner, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, December 2011

Strage, E., Fall, T., Ström-Holst, B., Lilliehöök, I., Lewitt, M., ELISA för att mäta insulin-liknande tillväxtfaktor-I hos katt (tr. ELISA for the measurement of feline IGF-I). Proceedings of the Swedish Veterinary Association’s Annual Conference, Uppsala, November 2011

Strage, E., Lewitt, M., Lilliehöök, I., Ström-Holst, B.,Jones,B., Fall, T. Evaluation of an IGFBP-blocked ELISA for measuring IGF-I in canine serum. Proceedings of the 13th Annual congress of the European Society of Veterinary Clinical Pathology, oral presentation, Dublin, August 2011

Lewitt M.S. Ghrelin reduces hepatic insulin action on IGFBP-1 production. Proceedings of the 4th International Congress of the GRS and the IGF Society, Genoa, Italy 2008

Lewitt M.S., Hilding A., Östenson C.-G., Efendic S., Brismar K., Hall K. IGFBP-1 in women and men during the development of type 2 diabetes. Proceedings of the 4th International Congress of the GRS and the IGF Society, Genoa, Italy 2008

Lewitt M.S., Grenbäck E., Hulting A.-L. Introducing task-based learnng in a preclinical curriculum: identifying barriers to change. Proceedings of the Association for Medical Education in Europe, Prague, Czech Republic 2008

Lewitt M.S., Hilding A., Östenson C.-G., Efendic S., Brismar K., Hall K. IGFBP-1: Does it play a role in the development of type 2 diabetes? Proceedings of the 90th Annual Meeting of the US Endocrine Society, San Francisco, USA, 2008

Brauner A., Lewitt M., Ehrenborg E. Readiness for multiprofessional learning among students with and without direct patient contact. Proceedings of the Association for Medical Education in Europe, Trondheim, Norway, 2007

Lewitt M.S., Grenbäck E., Hulting A.-L. Impact of introducing task-based learning into a preclinical curriculum. Proceedings of the Association for Medical Education in Europe, Trondheim, Norway, 2007

Lewitt M.S., von Horn H., Hall K. IGF-II and its precursors have insulin-like actions on liver. Xth International Symposium on Insulin Receptors and Insulin Action, Stockholm, Sweden, 2007

Lewitt M.S., Grenbäck E., Hulting A.-L. Developing a task-based learning model in Endocrinology. Proceedings of the Association for Medical Education in Europe, Genoa, Italy, 2006

Von Horn H., Wivall-Helleryd I.-L., Hall K., Lewitt M.S. Effect of cAMP stimulators on IGF-II secretion from HepG2 cells. Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress of the GRS and the IGF Society, Kobe, Japan, 2006

Brandt K., Rutanen A., Wivall-Helleryd I.-L., von Horn H., Lewitt M.S. Characterisation of the IGF system in human mast cells. Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress of the GRS and the IGF Society, Kobe, Japan, 2006

Wang J., Bouzakri K., Hall K., Zierath J.R., Lewitt M.S. Effect of IGFBP-1 cleavage in the presence of azurocidin on cell growth and metabolism. Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress of the GRS and the IGF Society, Kobe, Japan, 2006

Lewitt M.S., Wang J., Shafqat J., Brandt K., Brismar K., Jörnvall H., Hall K. Identification of azurocidin as a protease that specifically cleaves IGF-binding protein-1. Proceedings of the 88th Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society, Boston, U.S.A., 2006

von Horn H., Holmgren C., Brandt K., Hall K., Ekström T., Lewitt M. Effect of hypoxia on IGF-II expression and secretion in HepG2 cells. Proceedings of the European Congress of Endocrinology, Göteborg, 2005

Wang J., Hall K., Brandt K., Wivall I.-L., Lewitt M. Effect of a novel IGFBP-1 protease is inhibited by IGF-I. Proceedings of the European Congress of Endocrinology, Göteborg, 2005

Forsum E., Brismar K., Lewitt M., Lof M., Olausson H., Sohlström A. Body composition and the insulin-like growth factor system in relation to infant birthweight: a study in healthy women during pregnancy. Proceedings of the International Pediatric Research Foundation, Pediatric Research 58:1117, 2005

Wang J., Hall K., Shafqat J., Brismar K., Danielsson O., Jörnvall H., Lewitt M.S. Characterisation of a novel IGFBP-1 protease from human urine. Proceedings of the 87th Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society, San Diego, U.S.A., 2005

Grünler J., Wang J., Brismar K., Lewitt M.S. Changes in the thyroid and GH/IGF axes in rats with thioacetamide-induced liver cirrhosis. Proceedings of the 86th Annual Meeting of The Endocrine Society, New Orleans, U.S.A., 2004

Lewitt M.S., Wang J., Majid A. Role of endogenous IGFBP-1 in the survival of INS-1 pancreatic beta cells. Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on IGFBPs, Stockholm, Sweden, 2003

Wang J., Wivall-Helleryd I.L., Grünler J., Lewitt M.S. Gender specific pattern of IGFBP-3 protease activity in mouse thyroid. Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on IGFBPs, Stockholm, Sweden, 2003

Brismar K.E., Hall K., Lewitt M.S. IGFBP-1 response to nutritional deprivation is impaired in Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on IGFBPs, Stockholm, Sweden, 2003

Brismar K.E., Grünler J., Elofsson S., Lewitt, M.S., Undén, A.-L. IGF-I and IGFBP-1 relate to psychosocial and metabolic factors, gender and age difference. Proceedings of the First Joint Symposium GH-IGF, Boston, MA, 2002

Wang J., Ooi G.T., Lewitt M.S. Inhibition of IGFBP-1 by selective small-molecule inhibitors of glycogen synthase-kinase-3. Proceedings of the First Joint Symposium GH-IGF, Boston, MA, 2002

Lewitt M.S. Role of the insulin-like growth factor (IGF) system in glucose homeostasis. Proceedings of a Diabetes Workshop, Uppsala, Sweden, 2002

Wang J., Brismar K., Lewitt M.S. Characterisation of IGFBP-3 protease activity in peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha knockout mice. Proceedings of the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society, Denver, Colorado, 2001

Lewitt M.S., Berggren P-O., Brismar K. Regulation of insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-1 secretion in the glucose sensitive rat pancreatic beta cell line INS-1. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2001

Lewitt M.S., Brismar K. AMP-activated protein kinase: a novel regulatory pathway for IGF-binding protein-1. Proceedings of the Novo-Nordisk Consortium Symposium on Diabetes Complications, Helsinki, Finland, 2001

Lewitt M.S. Interaction of AMP-activated protein kinase and protein kinase C in the regulation of insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-1. Proceedings of the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society, Denver, Colorado, 2001

Lewitt M.S., Brismar K., Wang J., Wivall I.-L. Gender dimorphism in IGF-I and leptin in PPAR-alpha knockout mice: Role of insulin resistance? Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on PPARs, Florence, Italy, 2001

Hilding A., Lewitt M.S., Wivall-Helleryd I.-L., Brismar K., Hall K. Troglitazone stimulates IGFBP-1 expression and secretion by human hepatoma cells. Proceedings of the 11th International Congress of Endocrinology, Sydney, Australia, 2000

Catrina S.-B., Wang J., Hilding A., Lewitt M.S. Integrin binding of insulin-like growth factor-binding proteins to liver cells. Proceedings of the 11th International Congress of Endocrinology, Sydney, Australia, 2000

Lewitt M.S., Brismar K., Wivall-Helleryd I.-L., Wang J., Sindelar P., Dallner G., Hall K., Bobek, G. Gender dimorphism in the IGF axis in control and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha knockout mice: role in the transgenic phenotype. Proceedings of the 11th International Congress of Endocrinology, Sydney, Australia, 2000

Hilding A., Lewitt M.S., Wivall-Helleryd I.-L., Brismar K., Hall K. Regulation of IGFBP-1 by ligands for PPAR and PXR in HepG2 cells. Proceedings of the 4rd International Workshop on Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Proteins, Terrigal, Australia, 2000

Catrina S.-B., Wivall-Helleryd I.-L., Wang J., Hilding A., Tally M., Bergman T., Lewitt M.S. Characterisation of IGFBP-1 secreted by Hepa1-6 mouse hepatoma cells. Proceedings of the 4rd International Workshop on Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Proteins, Terrigal, Australia, 2000

Lewitt M.S., Brismar K., Wivall-Helleryd I.-L., Wang J., Sindelar P., Dallner G., Hall K., Bobek G. Nutritional regulation of IGFs and IGFBPs in peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha knockout mice: possible role in the transgenic phenotype. Proceedings of the 4rd International Workshop on Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Proteins, Terrigal, Australia, 2000

Lewitt M.S., Brismar K. AMP-activated protein kinase: a novel regulatory pathway for IGF-binding protein-1. Proceedings of the Novo-Nordisk Consortium Symposium on Diabetes Complications, Helsinki, Finland, 2000

Lewitt M.S., Brismar, K., Wivall-Helleryd I.-L., Sindelar P., Dallner G., Hall K., Bobek G. Gender dimorphism of IGF-I and IGFBPs responses to nutritional status in control and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha knockout mice: Possible role in the transgenic phenotype. Proceedings of the Novo-Nordisk Consortium Symposium on Vascular Biology in Diabetes Complications II, Saltsjöboden, Sweden, 2000

Divino Filho J.C., Hazel S.J., Bergström J., Lewitt M.S., Hall K. Association between free amino acids in plasma or erythrocytes and serum IGF-I and IGFBP-1 levels in rats on different protein intake. Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Insulin-Like Growth Factors, Brighton, United Kingdom, 1999

Lewitt M.S., Hazel S.J., Church D.B., Watson D.J.A., Powell S.E., Tan K. IGF-I concentrations are increased in cats with diabetes mellitus because of increased acid labile subunit levels. Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Insulin-Like Growth Factors, Brighton, United Kingdom, 1999

Lewitt M.S., Clarke N.M., Tan K. Dexamethasone stimulates the nonphosphorylated isoform of rat IGFBP-1. 80th Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society, New Orleans, USA, 1998

Skjaerbaek C., Frystyk J., Flyvbjerg A., Lewitt M., Baxter R., Ørskov H. Serum free insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) is dose-dependently decreased by methyl-prednisolone and related to body weight changes in rats. Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Insulin-like Growth Factors, Tokyo, 1997

Lewitt M.S., Clarke N.M. Clearance of IGFBP-1 from the circulation of normal and diabetic rats. Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Insulin-like Growth Factors, Tokyo, 1997

Gautsch T.A., Anthony J.C., Lewitt M.S., Donovan, S.M., Layman, D.K. Exercise training abrogates serum levels of IGFBP-1 following prolonged exercise in male rats. Proceedings of the 79th Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society, Minneapolis, USA 1997

Lewitt M.S., O’Sullivan A.J., Ho K.K.Y. Insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-1 is stimulated by oral and not transdermal estrogen replacement in postmenopausal women. Proceedings of the 79th Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society, Minneapolis, USA, 1997

Lewitt M.S., Clarke N.M. Insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-1 production by H4IIE cells is stimulated by diabetic rat serum independently of insulin and corticosterone. Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of Endocrinology, San Francisco, 1996

Lewitt M.S., Clarke N.M., Cameron-Smith D., Saunders H., Phuyal J.L. Factors regulating the rat insulin-like growth factor-binding protein response to octreotide. Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Proteins, Tuebingen, Germany, 1995

Lewitt M.S., Scott F.P., Clarke N.M., Baxter R.C. Developmental regulation of circulating IGFBPs in normal pregnancies and in preeclampsia. Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Proteins, Tuebingen, Germany, 1995

Lewitt M.S., Saunders H., Phuyal J.L. Stimulation of insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-1 by octreotide is impaired in insulin resistant rats. Proceedings of the 77th Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society, Washington, USA, 1995

Rajkumar K., Barron D., Lewitt M.S., Murphy L.J. Growth-retardation in insulin-like growth factor binding protein-1 in transgenic mice. Proceedings of the 5th International Insulin and IGF Symposium, Gainesville, Florida, USA, 1995

Saunders H., Lewitt M.S., Phuyal J.L., Baxter R.C. Regulation of rat insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-1 in diabetes mellitus. Proceedings of the 14th International Diabetes Federation, Kobe, Japan, 1994

Lewitt M.S., Baxter R.C. Interaction of insulin, glucocorticoids and phorbol esters in the regulation of rat insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-1 in vitro. Proceedings of the 14th International Diabetes Federation, Kobe, Japan, 1994

Lewitt M.S., Saunders H., Baxter R.C. Regulation of rat insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-1 by insulin and IGF-I in H4IIE cells. Proceedings of the 76th Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society, Anaheim, USA, 1994

Saunders H., Lewitt M., Phuyal J.L., Baxter R. Distribution of human IGFBP-3 and human ALS in GH-deficient rats. Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Insulin-like Growth Factors, Sydney, Australia, 1994

Lewitt M.S., Saunders H., Phuyal J.L. Regulation of rat IGFBP-1 in vitro. Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Insulin-like Growth Factors, Sydney, Australia, 1994

Lewitt M.S., Saunders H., Phuyal J.L., Baxter R.C. Factors regulating association of human IGF-binding protein-3 in the 140K ternary complex in GH-deficient rats. Proceedings of Serono Symposium ”GHRH, GH, and IGF-I: Basic and Clinical Advances”, San Diego, California, USA, 1993

Lewitt M.S., Saunders H., Baxter R.C. Metabolic regulation of circulating rat insulin-like growth factor binding protein-1 measured by radioimmunoassay. Proceedings of the 75th Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 1993

Lewitt M.S., Saunders H., Baxter R.C. Rat insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-1 measured by radioimmunoassay is stimulated following insulin-induced hypoglycemia. Proceedings of the International Congress on Growth Hormone and Somatomedins During Lifespan, Milan, Italy, 1992. J Endocrinol Invest 1992:15Suppl 4:76

Lewitt M.S., Saunders H.J., Cooney G.J., Baxter R.C. Insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-1 prolongs the half life of administered IGF-I and inhibits the metabolic response to IGF-I in rats. Proceedings of the 9th International Congress of Endocrinology, Nice, France, 1992

Lewitt M.S., Baxter R.C. Distribution and actions of human IGFBP-1 and IGFBP-3 in the rat. Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Proteins, Opio, France, 1992

Lewitt M.S., Baxter R.C. Regulation of insulin-like growth factor-binding protein (IGFBP-1) production by human and rat hepatoma cells. Proc of the 14th International Diabetes Federation, Washington D.C., U.S.A., 1991. Diabetes 1991; 40Suppl 1:12A

Lewitt M.S., Ballesteros M., Baxter R.C. Inhibition of glucose uptake by Hep G2 cells stimulates insulin-like growth factor binding protein-1 (IGFBP-1) mRNA levels and protein synthesis. Proceedings of the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society, Washington D.C., U.S.A., 1991

Lewitt M.S., Baxter R.C. Acute effects of cytochalasin B on IGFBP-1 production by Hep G2 cells. Proceedings of 2nd International Symposium on Somatomedins/IGFs, San Francisco, U.S.A., 1990

Lewitt M.S., Baxter R.C. Glucose regulates GH-independent IGF-binding protein (BP-28) production in cultured human fetal liver explants. Proceedings of the 25th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, Lisbon, Portugal, 1989. Diabetologia 1989; 32:510A

Lewitt M.S., Baxter R.C. Regulation of GH-independent insulin-like growth factor-binding protein (BP-28) in human fetal liver explants. Proceedings of the 71st Meeting of the Endocrine Society, Seattle, Washington, 1989

Lewitt M.S., McDowall D., Lang F., Clifton-Bligh P., Marel G., Hooper M.J. Nasal administration of synthetic salmon calcitonin. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Osteoporosis, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1987

Lewitt M., Lang F., Wilkinson M., Byrne L., McDowall D., Clifton-Bligh P., Posen S., Marel G., Hooper M. The effect of nasal administration of synthetic salmon calcitonin in Paget’s disease. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Bone Structure Function and Disease, Sydney, 1987