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 in Madison, Wisconsin, initially scheduled to start Saturday, May 16 and continue through 12:00pm on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center has been CANCELED.

With regret, the 2020 Myofilament Meeting has been canceled.  In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Wisconsin has adopted a “social distancing” strategy to mitigate the spread of the virus.  This includes elimination of classroom teaching for the remainder of the semester, prohibition of university-funded faculty and staff travel, and cancellation of all university meetings on or off campus of 50 attendees or more.  While the latter two are in force until April 30, it is expected that the rules will be extended by one to several months beyond this date.  Given the declaration of a pandemic by the WHO and recent travel restrictions, we expect that many will not be willing or able to travel to Madison anytime soon.

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: tbooher@wisc.edu

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 in the Liberty Room at the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace.

We welcomed Early Career Investigators to the Early Career Investigator Symposium on Saturday, May 16 from 11:00am – 5:00pm at the Monona Terrace.

Plenary Lecture Speakers:

  • Marion Siegman, Thomas Jeffereson University
  • Malcolm Irving, King’s College London
  • R. John Solaro, University of Illinois at Chicago

Meeting Program (Tentative):

Sessions will include:

  • Influence of Cellular Microenvironment on Myofibrillar Function
  • Regulation via Thin Filament
  • Regulation via Thick Filament
  • Regulation involving load-dependent signaling at M-line and Z-disc
  • Myofilament Mis-regulation in Disease
  • ECI and Poster Awards Session

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.

 

Additional Workshop (optional): Structural-Based Modeling for Striated Muscle

Location: Hilton Madison Monona Terrace, room TBD

Date: Wednesday, May 20th (afternoon, following conclusion of the Myofilament Meeting)

Session Length: 2.5-3 hours

Purpose: To promote the use of two NIH P30 Centers that are National Resources for the study of striated muscle; the Biophysics Collaborative Access Team (BioCAT: funded by NIGMS) at Argonne National Laboratory and the Center for Translational Muscle Research (CTMR: funded by NIAMS). Our goal is to inform investigators about the resources and expertise that these two Centers can provide, and to discuss what other resources and services would be most useful.

Sponsored by:
1) The BioCAT resource at Argonne National Lab
2) The University of Washington Center for Translational Muscle Research

Myofilament Meeting (May 16-20, 2020)

Myofilament Form and Function:  Determinants of Sarcomeric Contractility”

Registration Information

Those who have already registered for the conference will receive a full refund. No cancellation fees will apply. Please expect delays, as the university has been overburdened with cancellations from other events/conferences as well.

Meeting attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodations.

Online Registration is Now Closed.

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, tbooher@wisc.edu by April 8, 2020.  Please specify if your abstract is for the Early Career Symposium, a Poster Session (see categories below), or both.

All abstracts submitted by junior investigators will be reviewed in advance of the meeting for possible inclusion in the competition for poster awards. Selected abstracts will be judged during the poster sessions on Sunday and Monday, and winners will be expected to give a short oral presentation at the Award Session on Wednesday, May 20th. Please come prepared with a 5-minute “Data Blitz” presentation in case you are selected for one of the awards for best poster!

Abstracts submitted for consideration at the Early Career Investigators Symposium will be reviewed by the ECI committee in advance and notified via email. Poster Sessions are 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.

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):

  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Length Dependent Force Development
  • Regulation & Regulatory Signaling Networks
  • Determinants of Relaxation
  • Elastic Proteins of Muscle
  • Models of Contraction/Regulation
  • Thick/Thin Filament Regulation in Striated Muscle
  • Thick/Thin Filament Structure
  • Myofilament Contribution to Human Diseases

 

Myofilament Meeting (May 16-20, 2020)

Myofilament Form and Function:  Determinants of Sarcomeric Contractility”

Hotel Information


Hotel Accommodations: Please contact the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace to cancel room reservations. The Hilton has modified their cancellation policies due to coronavirus. Please see their website for more information: Statement from the Hilton.

Hilton Madison Monona Terrace

Myofilament Meeting (May 16-20, 2020)

Myofilament Form and Function:  Determinants of Sarcomeric Contractility”

Meeting Logistics

Meeting Program (Tentative):

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, Cell and Regenerative Biology (Emeritus); Senior Associate Dean for Basic Research, Biotechnology and Graduate Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • R. John Solaro, PhD, Distinguished University Professor (Emeritus), Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Illinois at Chicago
    • Pieter de Tombe, PhD, Professor, Physiology & Biophysics, University of Illinois at 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:

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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 Monona Terrace

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Hilton Second Floor Map

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Top of the Park at the Best Western Premier Park Hotel (Location of networking event)

22 S Carroll St, Madison, WI

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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 (tbooher@wisc.edu) 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: