Growth and Wasting in Heart and Skeletal Muscle

Organized by Elizabeth M. McNally of The University of Chicago, Nadia A. Rosenthal of Monash University and Leslie A. Leinwand of the University of Colorado, the four-day conference will:
• Uniquely focus on both cardiac and skeletal muscle wasting in one meeting;
• Better understand both similarities and differences in cardiac and skeletal muscle, including molecular pathways and stimuli that promote their growth, and epigenetic signatures and molecules associated with their growth and wasting;
• Bring together researchers from multiple different areas including neurology, cardiology, orthopaedics and endocrinology, and from both academia and industry, in order to identify common pathways that can be used to treat the many disorders affected by wasting in cardiac and skeletal muscle.

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Keynote Address
Eric N. Olson, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Energy Homeostasis in Heart

Marco Sandri, University of Padova, Italy
FoxO, Autophagy and Ubiquitin Proteasome: The Crossroad of Muscle Mass Regulation

Sue Bodine, University of California, Davis, USA
MuRF1: Regulation of the Proteasome and Much More.

Kenneth Walsh, Boston University School of Medicine, USA
Akt/Foxo in Cardiac Hypertrophy

HQ Han, Amgen Inc., USA
Myostatin/Activin Signaling in Heart Failure and Muscle Wasting

Nadia A. Rosenthal, Monash University, Australia
F IGF in Heart and Muscle Growth

Zoltan P. Arany, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, USA
Peripartum Mechanisms of Heart Growth

Leslie A. Leinwand, University of Colorado, USA
F Postprandial Heart Growth in Pythons

Benoit G. Bruneau, Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, USA
Epigenetic Mechanisms of Cardiomyocyte Growth

Timothy A. McKinsey, University of Colorado Denver, USA
HDACs in Cardiomyocyte Growth

Eva van Rooij, Hubrecht Institute, Netherlands
MicroRNAs as Regulators of Growth

David A. Kass, Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA
Mechano-Sensing Gone Bad: Unifying the Mechanisms

David J. Glass, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, USA
TGF-beta Signaling in Skeletal Muscle Hypertrophy

Denis Guttridge, Ohio State University, USA
Cancer Cachexia and Underlying Mechanisms

Elizabeth M. McNally, University of Chicago, USA
F Matrix Regulation of Myocyte Growth

Ronald Cohn, Hospital for Sick Children, Canada
Hibernating Ground Squirrels: Lessons Learned about Protective Mechanisms in Muscle Wasting

E. Dale Abel, University of Utah School of Medicine, USA
Muscle Metabolism and Growth in Diabetes

Daniel P. Kelly, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, USA
Delineating the Transcriptional Regulatory Circuitry Controlling Muscle Fiber Type

Heinrich Taegtmeyer, University of Texas Med. School at Houston, USA
Metabolic Regulators of Myocardial Protein Turnover

Karyn A. Esser, University of Kentucky Medical Center, USA
Clocks and Muscle Growth

Joseph A. Hill, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Diabetic Cardiomyopathy and Metabolic Remodeling in the Heart

Deepak Srivastava, Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, USA

Gordon M. Keller, University Health Network, MaRS Centre, Canada
Generation of Diverse Cardiac Lineages from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells

Kenneth D. Poss, HHMI/Duke University Medical Center, USA
Zebrafish Cardiomyocyte Regeneration

26 Jan - 31 Jan 2014
Santa Fe
United States of America
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