University of Wisconsin–Madison

Myofilament Conference

 

Myofilament Meeting 2018

The meeting will feature oral sessions on current controversies and include 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:

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

Awards will be given to the top two trainee presenters at the ECI Symposium on Saturday and to the top two trainee poster presenters each day on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.  All award winners will be asked to give a short, two-slide oral presentation on Wednesday morning.

The registration and abstract deadline for this meeting is:  TBD.

Myofilament Conference 2018 details:

  • Coming Soon

For more information, contact:

Christine Tydrich
Assistant Director
UW Cardiovascular Research Center
8503 Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research
1111 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705

Email: christine.tydrich@wisc.edu
Phone: 608-263-2266
Fax: 608-265-8745

Conference Sponsors:

Myofilament Meeting (May 19-23, 2018)

“Elastic Domains in Proteins of the Sarcomere: Stressors, Regulators or Rulers?”

Meeting Overview

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

We welcome Early Career Investigators to the Early Career Investigator Symposium on Saturday, May 19th from 10:00 am – 5:30 pm in the Monona Terrace.

Plenary Lectures: TBD

Sessions will include: TBD

Formal Poster Sessions will be featured Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from 9:00 am – 5:30 pm.

Dinner for meeting attendees will be held Sunday evening, May 20th. This is included in the registration fee, but prior registration is required. 

Myofilament Meeting (May 19-23, 2018)

“Elastic Domains in Proteins of the Sarcomere: Stressors, Regulators or Rulers?”

Registration Information

Registration Fees

    • $425 for faculty/ senior researchers (includes most meals)
    • $300 for trainees/students (includes most meals)

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. If you are an Early Career Investigator, your registration fee also includes the ECI Symposium on Saturday and a networking event Monday evening.

Please let us know if you plan on staying for the entire meeting, and if not, when you will depart. This assists with meeting planning. Meeting attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodations.

Online Registration

    • Registration for 2018 will be opening soon

Myofilament Meeting (May 19-23, 2018)

“Elastic Domains in Proteins of the Sarcomere: Stressors, Regulators or Rulers?”

Awards will be given to the top two trainee presenters at the ECI Symposium on Saturday and to the top two trainee poster presenters each day on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. All award winners will be asked to give a short, two-slide oral presentation on Wednesday morning.

Please send your abstract submission electronically to Christine Tydrich, christine.tydrich@wisc.edu

Abstract format requirements:

    • Word document
    • 1 page
    • Arial 11 font
    • 1″ margins
    • Title: Initial caps only
    • Center Title and Author(s)
    • Left justify body of abstract

Please indicate which 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 are TBD

Myofilament Meeting (May 19-23, 2018)

“Elastic Domains in Proteins of the Sarcomere: Stressors, Regulators or Rulers?”

Hotel Information

There will be a limited number of rooms available at both hotels Friday, May 18th, 2018 for those attending the Early Career Investigators Symposium on Saturday.

 

Madison Hilton Monona Terrace

Reservation Deadline: TBD 

$169 per night

Attached to the Monona Terrace

9 E. Wilson Street

www.hiltonmadison.com

Phone: 877-510-7465

 

The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club

Reservation Deadline: TBD

$169 per night

1 West Dayton Street

www.concoursehotel.com

Phone: 800-356-8293

 

Myofilament Meeting (May 19-23, 2018)

“Elastic Domains in Proteins of the Sarcomere: Stressors, Regulators or Rulers?”

Meeting Logistics

Meeting Schedule

    • TBD

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, Loyola University Chicago
    • Pieter P. de Tombe, PhD, Visiting Professor, Imperial College London; James R. DePauw Professor of Cell and Molecular Physiology, Loyola University, Chicago

Meeting Coordinators

    • Christine Tydrich, Assistant Director, UW Cardiovascular Research Center, christine.tydrich@wisc.edu, 608-263-2266
    • Talia Booher, Administrative Assistant, UW Cardiovascular Research Center, tbooher@wisc.edu

Information about Madison, Wisconsin

Information on Madison and other topics can be accessed through the Monona Terrace website:

Other links include:

Maps to Convention Center & Hotels

 

Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center

One John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI

www.mononaterrace.com

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The Madison Hilton Monona Terrace

9 East Wilson Street, Madison, WI

www.hiltonmadison.com

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The Madison Concourse Hotel

One West Dayton Street, Madison, WI

www.concoursehotel.com

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Myofilament Meeting (May 19-23, 2018)

“Elastic Domains in Proteins of the Sarcomere: Stressors, Regulators or Rulers?”

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 Christine Tydrich (christine.tydrich@wisc.edu) for more information

Conference Sponsors:

    • 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

 

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:

    • 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