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The RACMEM-2017 keynote lectures and proceedings of the body composition satellite meeting have been published in a special issue of the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition: 

RACMEM2017 Satellite I

Doubly-Labeled Water: Introduction & Current Issues


Organised by: John Speakman & Dale Schoeller

Scientific Program

Friday 20th October                      

09:00 – 09:40                     DLW 101 a general introduction to how it works and the major resolved issues

John Speakman

Institute of Biological & Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen, UK; and Institute of Genetics & Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

​09:40 – 10:20                     Practical analytical aspects and calculations

Dale Schoeller

Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA 


10:20 – 10:40                     Quality assurance for isotope analyses

Jennifer Rood

LSU, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, USA


10:40 – 11:10                      Coffee/tea break

11:10 – 11:30                    Variations in the sampling protocols

Klaas Westerterp

NUTRIM, Department of Human Biology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

11:30 – 11:50                     The potential issues of high water turnover

Guy Plasqui

NUTRIM, Department of Human Biology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

11:50 – 12:10                     Application of stable isotopes for athletes and energy imbalance situation

Hiroyuki Sagayama

Japan Institute of Sports Sciences & Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Tokyo, Japan


12:10 – 12:30                    Recent validation studies of IRMS and laser spectroscopy versus metabolic chamber

Ed Melanson

Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes, University of Colorado Denver, USA

12:30 – 12:40                     General Discussion

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