The International Meeting on Mitochondrial Pathology

Euromit 2014 will be the 9th in a series of international conferences dedicated to understanding how mitochondria are involved in disease. Since the late 1980s, when the first disease-causing lesions in mitochondrial DNA were described, the field of mitochondrial pathology has grown to become one of the most important areas of molecular medicine.

Mitochondrial diseases can afflict people at any age, affecting virtually any organ in the body, and showing any pattern of inheritance. They range from relatively rare but devastating illnesses in newborn babies, to childhood-, juvenile- or adult-onset progressive disorders. They include muscle weakness, diabetes, epilepsy, as well as degenerative disorders of the heart and brain, including Parkinson’s disease.

Euromit 2014 will bring together leading scientists, clinicians and representatives of the healthcare industry, to discuss the latest scientific advances in the field, including promising new strategies for treating patients, based on this growing knowledge. Many speaker slots will be reserved for contributions to be selected from the submitted abstracts, representing late-breaking stories.

For the first time, Euromit 2014 in Finland will be held alongside a parallel meeting for mitochondrial disease patients, their carers and support organizations from many countries. A pre-symposium, Young Mitoscientists’ Forum, will be organized for PhD students and junior postdocs to present their work to their peers, via selected talks and an extended poster session.

Euromit 2014 will be held in Finland’s premier conference venue, Tampere Hall, in the midsummer season of the white nights. The city of Tampere, which stands at the crossroads of lakes, cultures and industries old and new, is proud to host the many hundreds of international visitors who will convene for this important event in the scientific calendar.

Alongside researchers and students, Euromit warmly welcomes all corporate partners from Finland and beyond. Our objective is to make Euromit 2014 a conference to remember for both conference attendees and the company representatives.

Euromit 2014 emcompasses a lively social programme. The social events will encompass fire, water, tango and traditional Finnish dish, blood sausage.
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Tentative programme

YOUNG MITOSCIENTISTS’ FORUM
Saturday 14 June
12:00 Registration opens
14:00 1st session: welcome, keynote lectures
15:30 Break
16:00 2nd session
17:15 Poster session
19:00 Get-together
Sunday 15 June
08:30 Morning coffee
09:00 3rd session
10:30 Break
11:00 4th session
12:15 Poster session & lunch
14:00 Closing words & Best Poster Award
MAIN EUROMIT MEETING
Sunday 15 June
15:00 Registration opens, coffee service
17:00 Opening ceremony
19:30 Get together with food, drinks and entertainment
Monday 16th
09:00 Euromit plenary
10:30 Coffee
11:00 Euromit plenary continues
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Posters & exhibition, continuous coffee service
16:00 Euromit plenary
19:30 Civic reception and catered buffet
Tuesday 17 June
09:00 Euromit plenary
10:30 Coffee
11:00 Euromit plenary continues
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Posters & exhibition, continuous coffee service
16:00 Euromit plenary
19:00 Free time for discovering the city, optional programme
Wednesday 18 June
09:00 Euromit plenary & Patient Meeting
10:30 Coffee
11:00 Euromit plenary & Patient Meeting continue
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Euromit plenary & Patient Meeting
16:00 Coffee and get-together for all
16:45 Plenary session of both meetings with the public
18:30 Buses leave for conference dinner (Midsummer Party in Viikinsaari island)
Thursday 19 June
09:00 Euromit plenary & Patient Meeting
10:30 Coffee
11:00 Euromit plenary & Patient Meeting
12:30 Closing ceremony, followed by lunch
13:00- Buses depart for Tampere and Helsinki airports
PATIENT MEETING
Wednesday 18 June
07:30 Registration opens
08:45 Welcome
09:00 Patient Meeting plenary
10:30 Coffee
11:00 Patient Meeting plenary continues
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Patient Meeting plenary continues
16:00 Coffee and get-together for Euromit and Patient Meeting attendees
16:45 Plenary session of both meetings with the public
18:30 Buses leave for conference dinner (Midsummer Party)
19:00 Midsummer Party on Viikinsaari island
Thursday 19 June
08:00 Networking
09:00 Patient Meeting plenary
10:00 Coffee
10:30 Patient Meeting plenary continues
12:30 Lunch
13:00 Buses depart for Tampere and Helsinki airports

Confirmed speakers

Johan Auwerx – EPFL Lausanne, CH
Kazuto Nakada – Tsukuba, JP
Estela Area-Gomez – Columbia, US
Jodi Nunnari – UC Davis, US
Brendan Battersby – Helsinki, FI
Shamima Rahman – UC London, UK
Patrick Chinnery – Newcastle, UK
Peter Rehling – Göttingen, DE
José Antonio Enríquez – CNIC Madrid, ES
Elena Rugarli – Cologne, DE
Orly Elpeleg – Hadassah Jerusalem, IL
Agnes Rötig – INSERM Paris, FR
Eyal Gottlieb – Beatson, UK
Luca Scorrano – Padova, IT
Hideyoshi Harashima – Hokkaido, JP
Eric Shoubridge – McGill, CA
Mary Herbert – Newcastle, UK
Jan Smeitink – Nijmegen, NL
Nils-Göran Larsson – Cologne, DE
David Thorburn – MCRI Melbourne, AU
Giovanni Manfredi – Cornell, US
Valeria Tiranti – INCB Milano, IT
Heidi McBride – McGill, CA
Douglass Turnbull – Newcastle, UK
Vamsi Mootha – Harvard, US
Alex Whitworth – Sheffield, UK
Carlos Moraes – Miami, US
Massimo Zeviani – MRC-MBU Cambridge, UK

Distinguished discussion moderators:
Patrick Chinnery – Newcastle, UK
Heli Skottman – Tampere, FI
Agnes Rötig – INSERM Paris, FR

15 Jun - 19 Jun 2014
Tampere
Finland
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