Myofilament Meeting

Myofilament Meeting

The Myofilament Meeting features both oral and poster sessions focused on current advances, problems, and controversies in the field. Our goals are to promote discussion among meeting participants and to provide opportunities for early-career scientists to present their work and interact with established researchers in the field.


The 2024 meeting, Contractile Systems, Mechanobiology & Regulation: Novel Concepts Technologies & Applications, will be held at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin beginning Saturday, May 18 and continuing through Tuesday, May 21. A welcome reception will be held Saturday, May 18 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm.

Early Career Investigators will be welcomed to the Early Career Investigator Symposium on Saturday, May 18 from 10:00 am – 5:30 pm at the Monona Terrace.

Awards will be made 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 will be asked to give a 5-minute, 2-slide oral presentation (plus 3-minute Q&A) on Tuesday morning.

For more information, contact:

Henk Granzier, PhD
Professor, Cellular & Molecular Medicine
University of Arizona
Email: granzier@arizona.edu

Katie Randall, Conference Coordinator, Email: ksrandall@wisc.edu

Cara Deery, Conference Coordinator, Email: caradeery@arizona.edu

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Myofilament Meeting (May 18-21, 2024)

“Contractile Systems, Mechanobiology & Regulation: Novel Concepts Technologies & Applications”


The 2024 meeting, Contractile Systems, Mechanobiology & Regulation: Novel Concepts Technologies & Applications, will be held at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin beginning Saturday, May 18 and continuing through Tuesday, May 21. A welcome reception will be held Saturday, May 21 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm.

Early Career Investigators will be welcomed to the Early Career Investigator Symposium on Saturday, May 18 from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm at the Monona Terrace.

Meeting Program:

Sessions will include:

  • High-resolution myofilament structure
  • Implications of high-resolution myofilament structure
  • Molecular mechanisms of regulation and contraction
  • Thin filament associated proteins
  • MyBP-C, titin and other thick filament-associated proteins
  • Filaments, membranes & enzymes influencing contractility
  • Myofilament-based diseases
  • ECI and Poster Awards Session

Formal Poster Sessions will be featured Sunday and Monday afternoons.

A “Night of Networking” for meeting attendees will be held Sunday evening, May 19. This event is included in the registration fee, but prior registration is still required. 

The group dinner event will be Monday evening, May 20! This event is included in the registration fee, but prior registration is still required.

Additional Workshop (optional): 

  1. iPSC workshop
  2. Computational approaches in myofilament research
  3. Low-angle X-ray diffraction

 

 

Myofilament Meeting (May 18-21, 2024)

Contractile Systems, Mechanobiology & Regulation: Novel Concepts Technologies & Applications”


Meeting Program:

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.

Program Organizing Committee:

ECI Committee: 

    • Bertrand Tanner, PhD, Associate Professor, Washington State University
    • Brett Colson, PhD, Associate Professor, The University of Arizona
    • K.C. Woulfe, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
    • David Barefield, PhD, Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago

Local Organizing Committee:

    • J.C. Ralphe (Chair)
    • Cara Deery, University of Arizona
    • Katie Randall, University of Wisconsin – Madison

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

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Madison Hilton Monona Terrace

9 East Wilson Street, Madison, WI

Madison Hilton Monona Terrace

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Best Western Premier Park Hotel & Top of the Park 

22 S Carroll St, Madison, WI

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Myofilament Meeting (May 18-21, 2024)

Contractile Systems, Mechanobiology & Regulation: Novel Concepts Technologies & Applications”


Registration Fees

  • $495 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 April 26, 2024. No refunds will be given after April 26, 2024.

The fee includes meeting materials, Saturday lunch for ECI participants and an evening reception for all meeting participants. Also included are breakfast, lunch and dinner on Sunday; breakfast, lunch and dinner on Monday; breakfast and lunch on Tuesday.

Trainees and early career investigators must indicate on the registration form if they wish to be considered for an oral presentation as part of the ECI Symposium on Saturday and whether you will be presenting during one of the poster sessions (poster sessions open to all).

Meeting attendees are responsible for their personal travel and accommodations.

Online Registration: Register Here 

Registration will remain open until April 26, 2024.

Myofilament Meeting (May 18-21, 2024)

Contractile Systems, Mechanobiology & Regulation: Novel Concepts Technologies & Applications”


Hotel Accommodations

The Hilton Madison Monona Terrace will have a block of rooms available for the conference at a rate of $185/night.  The Best Western Premier Park Hotel Park will also have a block of rooms for the conference starting at $199/night.

A limited number of rooms at both hotel locations will be available beginning Friday, May 17 to accommodate attendees at the ECI Symposium Saturday, May 18.

Hilton Madison Monona Terrace (9 E. Wilson Street)

  • Reservation Deadline: April 17, 2024
  • Standard room: $185
  • Connected to the Monona Terrace via a pedestrian bridge
  • Guests can also call Hilton reservations at 800-445-8667 or call the hotel directly at 608-255-5100 and reference the group code: MYOFIL
  • Book here for conference rate hotel rooms

Best Western Premier Park Hotel (22 S. Carroll Street)

  • Reservation Deadline: April 19, 2024
  • Standard room: $199
  • Phone:  608-285-8000.
  • Book here for conference rate hotel rooms

When calling to make reservations, please reference the “2024 Myofilament Conference” room block

Link to additional hotels in the area.

Myofilament Meeting (May 18-21, 2024)

Contractile Systems, Mechanobiology & Regulation: Novel Concepts Technologies & Applications”


Abstract Submission

Poster Sessions are open for each attendee to present a poster, but only one poster per person can be accommodated.

Please upload your abstract for your poster presentation during the ECI session on May 18 or the regular meeting poster session by April 1, 2024.  Be sure to indicate whether your abstract is for the ECI Symposium, the regular poster session (see categories below), or both.

All abstracts submitted by trainees and early career investigators (ECI) 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 Tuesday, May 21. Please come to the meeting prepared with a 5-minute, 2-slide “Data Blitz” presentation in case you are selected to receive one of the best poster awards!

Abstracts submitted for consideration at the Early Career Investigators Symposium will be reviewed by the ECI committee and those selected will be notified via email in advance of the meeting.

Awards will be made 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.

Please submit your abstract

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 91” wide by 44.75″ tall

Abstract format requirements:

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

NOTE: Please indicate which one of the following categories best fits your poster/abstract):

  • 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
  • Other

Myofilament Meeting (May 18-21, 2024)

Contractile Systems, Mechanobiology & Regulation: Noval Concepts Technologies & Applications”


Why Become a Meeting Sponsor?

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

    • Build and reinforce name recognition for your company and its products and services.
    • Formal exposure at the meeting will provide your company with opportunities for one-on-one interactions with attendees.
    • Show your support for the fields of cardiac, skeletal and smooth muscle contraction and the innovative work of researchers in each of these areas.

All Sponsorships Include:

    • Space for a table or booth in a high foot traffic area during the meeting
    • Recognition in the Myofilament Conference Program Guide
    • Logo on the front page of the Annual Meeting homepage and hyperlink on the Sponsors tab

Interested? Please contact Katie Randall (krandall@wisc.edu) for more information.

Conference Sponsors 2024