University of Wisconsin–Madison

Myofilament Conference

 

Myofilament Meeting 2018

 

The meeting featured oral sessions on current controversies and included an emphasis on poster sessions. The goals were 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? 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.

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.

The abstract deadline was April 11, 2018 (see Abstract Submission tab for more information)

 

Additional Opportunity (separate from Myofilament conference):

All attendees were also invited to attend the BioCAT Muscle X-ray Diffraction Workshop following the close of the Myofilament conference on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 1:00 to 5:00pm in the Founder’s Room of the Hilton Hotel (second floor – view map).  There was no additional charge to attend this workshop. A detailed program was made available on http://www.bio.aps.anl.gov. Please contact workshop organizer, Dr. Thomas Irving, for more information: irving@iit.edu.  Please register for this meeting through the Myofilament meeting registration site!

 

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? 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
    • Martina Krüger, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf
    • Richard Schulz, University of Alberta
    • J.-P. Jin, Wayne State University
    • Carl W. Tong, Texas A&M University
    • Charles S. Chung, Wayne State University
  • Session II:  Thin Filament Regulation; Corrado Poggesi, Chair
    • Timothy McKinsey, University of Colorado Denver
    • Jil Tardiff, University of Arizona
    • Chris Ward, University of Maryland
    • Paul Janssen, The Ohio State University
    • Corrado Poggesi, University of Florence
  • Session III: Thick Filament Regulation; Samantha Harris, Chair
    • Wenji Dong, Washington State University
    • Christine Cremo, University of Nevada Reno
    • Samantha Harris, University of Arizona
    • Danuta Szczesna-Cordary, University of Miami
    • James W. McNamara, University of Cincinnati
  • Session IV: Sarcomeric Proteins and their Effects; Carol Gregorio, Chair
    • Maegan Ackermann Borzok, The Ohio State University
    • Roberto Dominguez, University of Pennsylvania
    • Balazs Kiss, University of Arizona
    • Thomas Iskratsch, King’s College London
    • Mert Colpan, University of Arizona
  • Session V: M-band Proteins; Mathias Gautel, Chair
    • Stephan Lange, University of California San Diego
    • Guy Benian, Emory University
    • Matthias Wilmanns, European Molecular Biology Laboratory
    • Roberto Steiner, King’s College London
    • Mathias Gautel, King’s College London

Formal Poster Sessions were featured Sunday and Monday afternoons.

A group dinner for meeting attendees was held Sunday evening, May 20 at Tripp Commons on the University of Wisconsin campus overlooking beautiful Lake Mendota. This was included in the registration fee, but prior registration was required. 

The “Night of Networking” event was held Tuesday evening, May 22 at Top of the Park, located on the top floor of the Premier Park Hotel with a view of the Capitol! This event was included in the registration fee, but prior registration was required.

 

Additional Opportunity (separate from Myofilament conference):

All attendees were also invited to attend the BioCAT Muscle X-ray Diffraction Workshop following the close of the Myofilament conference on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 1:00 to 5:00pm in the Founder’s Room of the Hilton Hotel (second floor – view map).  There was no additional charge to attend this workshop. A detailed program was made available on http://www.bio.aps.anl.gov. Please contact workshop organizer, Dr. Thomas Irving, for more information: irving@iit.edu.  Please register for this meeting through the Myofilament meeting registration site!

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)
  • A cancellation charge of $50.00 will apply if you cancel on or before May 1, 2018. No refunds will be given after May 1, 2018.

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

Registration for May 2018 is now closed.

After registering, please see the Lodging Information tab to reserve a room at the Monona Hilton or Premier Park Hotel.

Registration is closed

Myofilament Meeting (May 19-23, 2018)

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

Abstract Submission

Please send your abstract (for both ECI and Poster Sessions) electronically to Christine Tydrich, christine.tydrich@wisc.edu by April 11, 2018.  Please specify if your abstract is for the Early Career Symposium, a Poster Session (see categories below), or both. Abstract submission is now closed.

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:

Poster Award Recipients 2018:

  • Anthony Baldo
  • Axel Fenwick
  • Melissa Lynn
  • Mary Papadaki
  • Joel Robinett
  • Rohit Singh

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):

  • Length Dependent Force Development (Sunday, May 20, 2018)
  • Models of Contraction/Regulation (Sunday, May 20, 2018)
  • Thick/Thin Filament Regulation in Striated Muscle (Sunday, May 20, 2018)
  • Thick/Thin Filament Structure (Sunday, May 20, 2018)
  • Cardiomyopathies  (Monday, May 21, 2018)
  • Regulation & Regulatory Signaling Networks (Monday, May 21, 2018)
  • Determinants of Relaxation (Monday, May 21, 2018)
  • Elastic Proteins of Muscle (Monday, May 21, 2018)
  • Myofilament Contribution to Human Diseases (Monday, May 21, 2018)

 

Myofilament Meeting (May 19-23, 2018)

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

Hotel Information

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

Please reference the meeting code or link below as they are specific to our conference!


Madison Hilton Monona Terrace

Reservation Deadline: April 18, 2018 

Standard room: $169/night

Attached to the Monona Terrace

9 E. Wilson Street

www.hiltonmadison.com

Phone: 877-510-7465

Group code: MYOFIL

Group name: 2018 Myofilament Meeting

Book here for conference rate: Reserve room at Madison Hilton Monona Terrace


Best Western Premier Park Hotel

Reservation Deadline: April 18, 2018 

Standard room: $159/night

Deluxe room: $169/night (*see room details)

Suite: $199/night (*see room details)

Attached to the Top of the Park (Night of Networking event)

22 S Carroll Street

www.parkhotelmadison.com

Phone: 608-285-8000

Group name: 2018 Myofilament Conference Block

Book here for conference rate: Reserve room at Best Western Premier Park Hotel


* Deluxe rooms and suites offered at the Park Hotel include the following:

DELUXE ROOM FEATURES:
Sitting area with two plush swivel chairs, table, and ottoman with a Main Street view or
Large window seat overlooking Capitol Square (Capitol building view is limited by leafy trees) or
Sitting area with pull-out double sofa divided by decorative wall with a Lake view.
CAPITOL SUITE ROOM FEATURES:
Living room with second 42” TV, desk, and seating area 
Double-size pullout sofa for an additional guest
Separated with door

Myofilament Meeting (May 19-23, 2018)

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

Meeting Logistics

 

Additional Opportunity (not part of conference):

The BioCAT Muscle X-ray Diffraction Workshop was held from 1:00-5:00 PM in the Founder’s Room of the Hilton Hotel (second floor – view map).  There was no additional charge to attend this workshop. A detailed program was made available on http://www.bio.aps.anl.gov. Please contact workshop organizer, Dr. Thomas Irving, for more information: irving@iit.edu.  Please register for this meeting through the Myofilament meeting registration site!

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, Loyola University Chicago
    • Pieter P. de Tombe, PhD, Visiting Professor, Myocardial Function, Imperial College London

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

Other links include:

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

Book here for conference rate: Reserve at Madison Hilton Monona Terrace

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)

Book here for conference rate: Reserve room at Best Western Premier Park Hotel

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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:

 

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