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EMBO Workshop

Skeletal Muscle Development, Metabolism, and Repair during Homeostasis and Disease

12 – 17 October 2024 | Catania, Sicily, Italy

  • Registration Deadline Early Bird
  • 15 June 2024
  • Registration Deadline Regular
  • 15 July 2024
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 July 2024
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 31 July 2024
  • Payment Deadline Early Bird
  • 15 June 2024
  • Payment Deadline Regular
  • 15 July 2024

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About the Workshop

Skeletal muscle plays a crucial role in human health at every stage of the life, from embryonic development to postnatal maturation, throughout adult life, and during the aging process.

This EMBO Workshop will present and discuss the latest, cutting-edge, unpublished data on topics at the forefront of skeletal muscle biology research, including skeletal muscle development, homeostasis, metabolism, regeneration, and diseases. The following scientific sessions are planned:

  • Myofiber formation and homeostasis in development, physiology and diseases
  • New technical advances and models
  • Muscle cell organelles in development, physiology and diseases
  • Cellular landscape in muscle during development, homeostasis, regeneration, and diseases
  • Stem cells in development, homeostasis, regeneration, and diseases
  • Inter-organ signaling in development, physiology, and diseases
  • Stem cell therapies
  • Post-transcriptional regulation in development, physiology and diseases
  • Mechanisms of muscle fiber atrophy in aging and diseases
  • Mechanisms and new treatments for muscle diseases

Presentations will include perspectives exploring these topics using different model systems, from invertebrates to human. Additionally, this workshop will feature techniques at the forefront of skeletal muscle research including use of advanced genetics, omics, and imaging approaches in addition to novel human muscle organoids.

Leaders and experts from across all areas of skeletal muscle research will assemble to present new data and stimulate discussions and collaborations. Many additional speakers will be invited from submitted abstracts, with special attention given to early career researchers and to ensure gender and geographical balance.

Interactive poster sessions and social events will foster interactions between established scientists and junior scientists/trainees to advance this important area of science.

This EMBO Workshop takes place in beautiful Catania, Italy at the height of autumn, close to Mount Etna, near the historical districts, and on the gorgeous Italian beaches.


About EMBO Courses and Workshops

EMBO Courses and Workshops are selected for their excellent scientific quality and timelines, provision of good networking activities for all participants and speaker gender diversity (at least 40% of speakers must be from the underrepresented gender).

Organisers are encouraged to implement measures to make the meeting environmentally more sustainable.

 

Speakers

 

Programme

 

Registration

  • Registration Deadline Early Bird
  • 15 June 2024
  • Registration Deadline Regular
  • 15 July 2024
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 July 2024
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 31 July 2024
  • Payment Deadline Early Bird
  • 15 June 2024
  • Payment Deadline Regular
  • 15 July 2024

 

  • STUDENT/POSTDOCS EUR 1600
    (double room)
  • ACADEMIC EUR 1800
    (double room)
  • ACADEMIC EUR 2000
    (single room)

Payment will be requested upon acceptance off your application.

Registration includes: (Registration limited to 240 participants)

  • Full Access to conference, October 12 – 17, 2024
  • Access to poster sessions
  • Accommodation for 6 night in the congress venue or a hotel right next door: from October 12 to 17, 2024
  • 6 Breakfasts: from October 12 to 18, 2024
  • 5 Lunches: from October 12 to 17, 2024
  • 5 Dinners: from October 12 to 16, 2024
  • 1 Congress Dinner: October 17, 2024
  • Coffee breaks and snacks

Registration does not include:

  • Social event
  • Travel fees

Payment

Payment will be requested upon acceptance of your application by the Organizing Committee”:

  • Payment via CB generates bank charges that are at the participant’s expense.
  • Payment by purchase order generates a surplus of 30€ per participants.

Cancellation administrative fee starting from June 15, 2024: 100€

Cancellation policy:

  • Before June 10, 2024: 100% refund
  • Between June 11 and July 10: 50% refund
  • Between July 11 and September 7: 25% refund

Starting from September 8th: 0% refund

Selection criteria

Registration limited to 240 participants, priority will be given to the registrations with completed payment.

Abstract guidelines

300 words max.

Poster specifications

Portrait format, 84,1 x 118,9 cm

Travel grants and registration fee waivers

Travel grants and registration fee waivers are available for participants.

Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizers. EMBO travel grants and registration fee waivers are allocated on the basis of the quality of the submitted abstract.

Applicants do not need to apply separately for these but should indicate on the registration form if they wish to be considered.

Additional travel grants are available for EMBC Associate Member States Chile, India, Singapore and Taiwan.

Special travel grants and registration fee waivers

A limited number of travel grants and registration fee waivers are available for scientists working in Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovenia and Turkey. Grants are allocated on the basis of the quality of the submitted abstract.

A maximum of 700 Euros per participant are available to cover registration fees, travel, and accommodation (no additional subsistence costs can be covered). To apply, please indicate the itemized amount requested in the travel grants section of the registration form.

Child care grants

EMBO Courses and Workshops offers grants to offset additional childcare costs incurred by participants or speakers when participating at any EMBO Courses and Workshop funded meeting. Eligible costs include fees for a caregiver or child-care facility, travel costs for a caregiver, or travel costs for taking the child to the meeting etc. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would like to be considered for the grant. Please also describe how you intend to use the childcare grant and specify the sum that you will need.


Code of conduct

Anti-harassment and non-discrimination policy

At EMBO, we believe that harassment and discriminatory behaviour are unacceptable in any setting. EMBO's code of conduct is applicable for all participants of this EMBO meeting and can be found here.

 

Contact

Yasmine Smiej – AtouTCom Agency

Embo2024@atoutcom.com

+33(0)4 42 54 42 60

Mary Baylies

Email: bayliesm@mskcc.org

Graziella Messina

Email: graziella.messina@unimi.it

Rémi Mounier

Email: remi.mounier@univ-lyon1.fr

Marco Sandri

Email: marco.sandri@unipd.it

 

 

Venue

Grand Hotel Baia Verde

Via Angelo Musco, 8,
95021 Aci Castello CT,

Catania, Sicily, Italy

Accommodation

Students will share a room.

Academics can select between the two options : share a room or book a single room.

Accommodation is included in the registration, from October Sunday, 12th to Friday 18th morning, 2024

Transport

5 km from Catania Downtown

6 km from Catania Train station

12 km from the Airport to "FONTANAROSSA" Catania

Get there by Train (38min from the airport: 1-4€ / 25min from the train station: 1-3€)

Get there by Bus (1h10 from the airport line 241: 4-8€ / 1h03 from the train station line 241: 2-3€)

Get there by Taxi (13min from the airport: 26-32€ / 6min from the train station: 13-16€)

About the Area

The Grand Hotel Baia Verde is a 4 star beach hotel built on the Lava rocks of an enchanting natural bay. A hotel in Catania that is ready to greet and embrace you with a style that not many other hotels have been known to do.

The tradition continues...

Catania is the second-largest municipality in Sicily, after Palermo, both by area and by population. Despite its reputation as the second city of the island, Catania is the largest Sicilian conurbation, and among the largest in Italy. It has important road and rail transport infrastructures, and hosts the main airport in Sicily (fifth-largest in Italy). The city is located on Sicily's east coast, facing the Ionian Sea at the base of the active volcano Mount Etna. It is the capital of the 58-municipality region known as the Metropolitan City of Catania, which is the seventh-largest metropolitan area in Italy. The population of the city proper is 311,584, while the population of the Metropolitan City of Catania is 1,107,702.

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