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This meeting took place in 2014

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Growth and Wasting in Heart and Skeletal Muscle (A8)

Organizer(s) Elizabeth M. McNally, Nadia A. Rosenthal and Leslie A. Leinwand
January 26—31, 2014
Eldorado Hotel & Spa • Santa Fe, NM USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 10, 2013
Abstract Deadline: Nov 4, 2013
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 10, 2013
Discounted Registration Deadline: Nov 26, 2013

Sponsored by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals

Summary of Meeting:
Maintenance of cardiac and skeletal muscle mass and function is central to well-being in aging and illness. Striated muscles, including cardiac and skeletal muscles, increase in size and mass in response to exercise, nutritional status, pregnancy and other concomitant energy demand states. The mass of cardiac and skeletal muscle declines in response to sepsis, cancer, aging and immobility. A confluence of metabolic and genetic factors regulates muscle mass, and both cardiac and skeletal muscle each have significant paracrine actions for growth beyond heart and muscle. This unique meeting highlights mechanisms and targets for both cardiac and skeletal muscle growth, emphasizing novel pathways and new applications.

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National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Ancillary Training Program Scholarship Recipients

Glenn C. Rowe
University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) Scholarship Recipients

Federica Accornero
Cincinnati Children's Medical Center, USA

Kristen Barthel
University of Colorado at Boulder, USA

Jordan Blondelle

Liat Buzaglo-Azriel
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Tal Goshen-Lago
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Inbal Michailovici
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Stamatis Papathanasiou
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, USA

Meredith L. Rees
University of Texas Medical School, USA

Jessica Irene Spiltoir
University of Colorado Denver, USA