Myofilament Conference

Myofilament Meeting 2020

 

The Myofilament Meeting features oral sessions on current controversies and includes an emphasis on poster sessions. The goals are to promote discussion among investigators in the field and to provide a venue for early-career scientists to present their work, and interact with established researchers in the field.


Meeting Overview:

Myofilament Form and Function:  Determinants of Sarcomeric Contractility will be held in Madison, Wisconsin, beginning Saturday, May 16 and continuing through 12:00pm on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. A welcome reception will be held Saturday, May 16 starting at 6:30pm at the Monona Terrace.

We welcomed Early Career Investigators to the Early Career Investigator Symposium on Saturday, May 16 from 11:00am – 6:00pm at the Monona Terrace.

Awards will be given to the top two trainee presenters from the ECI Symposium and to the top six trainee poster presenters from the Sunday and Monday Poster Sessions.  All award winners were asked to give a short (5 min talk, 3 min Q&A), two-slide oral presentation on Wednesday morning.

The abstract deadline is April 8, 2020 (see Abstract Submission tab for more information)

  • Save the Date

  • Registration will open soon (please see Registration tab for information; no refunds will be issued after May 1, 2020)

For more information, contact:

Talia Booher
Office Associate
UW Cardiovascular Research Center
8505 Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research
1111 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705

Email: taliabooher11@gmail.com

Conference Sponsors:

 

Myofilament Meeting (May 16-20, 2020)

Myofilament Form and Function:  Determinants of Sarcomeric Contractility”

Meeting Overview

Myofilament Form and Function:  Determinants of Sarcomeric Contractility will be held in Madison, Wisconsin, beginning Saturday, May 16 and continuing through 12:00pm on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. A welcome reception will be held Saturday, May 16 starting at 6:30pm at the Monona Terrace.

We welcomed Early Career Investigators to the Early Career Investigator Symposium on Saturday, May 16 from 11:00am – 6:00pm at the Monona Terrace.

Plenary Lecture Speakers:

TBD

 

Sessions: TBD

Formal Poster Sessions were featured Sunday and Monday afternoons.

A group dinner for meeting attendees will be held Sunday evening, May 17. This will be included in the registration fee, but prior registration is still required. 

The “Night of Networking” event will be Tuesday evening, May 19! This event is included in the registration fee, but prior registration is still required.

Myofilament Meeting (May 16-20, 2020)

Myofilament Form and Function:  Determinants of Sarcomeric Contractility”

Registration Information

Registration Fees:

  • $450 for faculty/ senior researchers (includes most meals)
  • $350 for trainees/students (includes most meals)
  • A cancellation charge of $50.00 will apply if you cancel on or before May 1, 2020. No refunds will be given after May 1, 2020.

The fee includes meeting materials, Saturday lunch for ECI and evening reception; breakfast, lunch and dinner Sunday; breakfast and lunch on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and the Night of Networking event on Tuesday.

Please indicate on the registration form if you would like to be considered to present at the ECI Symposium and/or if you will be presenting during one of the poster sessions (poster sessions open to all).

Meeting attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodations.

Online Registration

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Myofilament Meeting (May 16-20, 2020)

Myofilament Form and Function:  Determinants of Sarcomeric Contractility”

Abstract Submission

Please send your abstract (for both ECI and Poster Sessions) electronically to Talia Booher, taliabooher11@gmail.com by April 8, 2020.  Please specify if your abstract is for the Early Career Symposium, a Poster Session (see categories below), or both. Abstract submission will open soon!

Abstracts submitted for consideration at the Early Career Investigators Symposium were reviewed by the ECI committee in advance and notified via email. Poster Sessions were open to everyone to present, but only one poster per person was allowed.

Awards were given to the top two trainee presenters from the ECI Symposium and to the top six trainee poster presenters from the Sunday and Monday Poster Sessions.  All award winners were asked to give a short (5 min talk, 3 min Q&A), two-slide oral presentation on Wednesday morning.

Summary of Posters/ Presenters:

  • TBD

Presenter Information:

  • Our projectors are all HD widescreen format, so presenters should prepare their Powerpoint in the 16:9 format.
  • Posters must fit on boards provided by Monona Terrace that measure 7’7″ wide by 3’8″ tall.

Abstract format requirements:

    • Word document
    • 1 page
    • Arial 11 font
    • 1″ margins
    • Title: Headline style
    • Center title, author(s), and affiliation(s)
    • Full justification for body of abstract

Please indicate which one of the following categories best fits your poster/abstract. Posters must fit on boards provided by Monona Terrace that measure 7’7″ wide by 3’8″ tall.

Categories (choose one):

  • TBD

 

Myofilament Meeting (May 16-20, 2020)

Myofilament Form and Function:  Determinants of Sarcomeric Contractility”

Hotel Information


Hotel Accommodations: The Hilton Madison Monona Terrace will have a block of rooms available for the conference at a rate of $174/night. A limited number of rooms will be available on Friday, May 15th to accommodate ECI Symposium attendees.

Myofilament Meeting (May 16-20, 2020)

Myofilament Form and Function:  Determinants of Sarcomeric Contractility”

Meeting Logistics

TBD

Presenter Logistics:

  • Our projectors are all HD widescreen format, so presenters should prepare their Powerpoint in the 16:9 format.
  • Posters must fit on boards provided by Monona Terrace that measure 7’7″ wide by 3’8″ tall.

Meeting Organizers:

    • Richard L. Moss, PhD, Professor of Cell and Regenerative Biology; Director, UW Cardiovascular Research Center; Senior Associate Dean for Basic Research, Biotechnology and Graduate Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • R. John Solaro, PhD, Distinguished University Professor and Head, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Illinois- Chicago
    • Brandon J. Biesiadecki, PhD, Associate Professor, Physiology and Cell Biology, The Ohio State University
    • Anthony R. Cammarato, PhD, Associate Professor, Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

Meeting Coordinators:

Information about Madison, Wisconsin

Information about Madison and other topics can be accessed through the following websites:

Other links:

Maps to Convention Center & Hotels

 

Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center

One John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI

Monona Terrace

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Madison Hilton Monona Terrace

9 East Wilson Street, Madison, WI

Madison Hilton

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Hilton Second Floor Map

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Best Western Premier Park Hotel 

22 S Carroll St, Madison, WI

Park Hotel

(Also location of networking event)

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Myofilament Meeting (May 16-20, 2020)

Myofilament Form and Function:  Determinants of Sarcomeric Contractility”

Meeting Sponsors

Why Become a Meeting Sponsor?

To bring your company to the forefront of the myofilament community! Becoming a Myofilament Conference sponsor represents an extraordinary opportunity to complement your company’s marketing plan.

    • Build and reinforce name recognition for your company and your products.
    • Added exposure will result in increased foot traffic, enabling your company to have better opportunities for one-on-one experiences with attendees.
    • Show your support for the area of cardiac muscle contraction and the innovative research of its scientists.

All Sponsorships Include:

    • Recognition on signage throughout the Conference
    • Recognition in the Myofilament Conference Program Guide
    • Logo with hyperlink on the front page of the Annual Meeting homepage

Interested? Please contact Talia Booher (taliabooher11@gmail.com) for more information.

Conference Sponsors:

 

Myofilament Meeting 2016

The previous Myofilament Meeting took place June 18-21, 2016 and focused on the structure and function of myofibrillar and cytoskeletal proteins in striated and smooth muscles. The topic of this meeting was: Local and Global Regulatory Networks in Muscle.

Save the Date 2016

Myofilament Meeting 2016 Schedule

Photos from Myofilament Meeting 2016

Plenary Lectures 2016:

Leslie Leinwand

University of Colorado, Boulder

“Myosin Myopathies: Pathogenesis and Therapeutics”

H Lee Sweeney

University of Florida

“Structural and functional insights into the myosin motor mechanism”

Saul Winegrad

University of Pennsylvania

“From Artifact to Essential Protein”

Henk ter Keurs

University of Calgary

“The Actin Filament; Janus Facing Diastole and Systole”

Sessions included the following:

    • Regulation of Contraction beyond Ca2+ Binding to TnC; Richard L. Moss, Moderator
    • Structure and Function of Myofilament Regulation; Michael Regnier, Moderator
    • Myofilament Assembly, Z- and M-Band Proteins; Brenda Russell, Moderator
    • Local and Global Redox Control Mechanisms and Sarcomeric Proteins; R. John Solaro, Moderator
    • Giant Proteins in Health and Disease of Muscle; Henk Granzier, Moderator

 

Conference Sponsors 2016:

    • University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
    • University of Wisconsin-Madison Cardiovascular Research Center
    • University of Illinois at Chicago Center for Cardiovascular Research
    • Aurora Scientific
    • Loyola University Chicago
    • MyoKardia
    • The Journal of General Physiology
    • Cytokinetics

Myofilament Meeting 2018

 

Elastic Domains in Proteins of the Sarcomere: Stressors, Regulators or Rulers? was held in Madison, Wisconsin, beginning Saturday, May 19 and continued through 12:00pm on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. A welcome reception was held Saturday, May 19 starting at 6:30pm at the Monona Terrace.

We welcomed Early Career Investigators to the Early Career Investigator Symposium on Saturday, May 19 from 11:00am – 6:00pm at the Monona Terrace.

Plenary Lecture Speakers:

Malcolm Irving, King’s College London

Katia Kontrogianni-Konstantopoulos, University of Maryland

Kenneth Taylor, Florida State University

Michael Geeves, University of Kent

Sessions:

  • Session I: Regulation by Accessory Proteins; J.-P. Jin, Chair
  • Session II:  Thin Filament Regulation; Corrado Poggesi, Chair
  • Session III: Thick Filament Regulation; Samantha Harris, Chair
  • Session IV: Sarcomeric Proteins and their Effects; Carol Gregorio, Chair
  • Session V: M-band Proteins; Mathias Gautel, Chair

 

 

Conference Sponsors 2018: