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Muscle: Excitation-Contraction Coupling (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Emerging Concepts in Physiology and Pathophysiology of Excitation-Contraction Coupling


June 3-4, 2017


Les Diablerets Conference Center
Les Diablerets, Switzerland Site Information


John D. Lueck

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 6, 2017. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

GRS Speaker Abstract Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the date noted above, any applicants who wish to be considered for an oral presentation should submit their application by March 3, 2017. Please refer to the application instructions in the Meeting Description section below for more details (if available).

Meeting Description


This 2017 Gordon Research Seminar on Muscle: Excitation-Contraction Coupling will provide a unique opportunity for graduate students, post-docs, and other early career scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to show novel and unpublished results, new hypothesis and spur collaborations in the field of Muscle Excitation-Contraction Coupling.

The Gordon Research Seminar on Muscle: Excitation-Contraction Coupling aims to offer a new avenue to bring together students, postdocs and junior investigators in the field. The overall goal of the GRS is to share cutting-edge methods, techniques and novel results and to create opportunities for future collaborations. The scientific sessions, posters presentations and social events will highlight current trends on the mechanisms of Muscle: Excitation-Contraction Coupling with emphasis in its role in physiology and pathophysiology.

Application Instructions

The meeting will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.

The Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by March 3, 2017. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Deadline section above.

Program Format

Saturday Sunday
  • Introductory Comments: 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
  • Introductory Science Session: 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Poster Session I: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Evening Science Session: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Dinner: 8:00 pm
  • Breakfast: 7:30 am - 8:30 am
  • Morning Science Session: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Poster Session II: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Lunch: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Concluding Science Session: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Evaluation Period: 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Program for related GRC begins: 6:00 pm

Related Meeting

This GRS will be held in conjunction with the "Muscle: Excitation-Contraction Coupling" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Preliminary Program Outline

An outline of the program components for this GRS is displayed below. The Conference Chair is currently developing their detailed program schedule, which will include the speakers they select from submitted abstracts, in addition to any additional components outlined below. The detailed program will be available by April 3, 2017. Please check back for updates.


  • Susan Hamilton (Baylor College of Medicine, USA)

Additional Speakers Will Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts

Discussion Leaders

  • Aurelie Goyenvalle (University of Versailles, France)
  • John Lueck (University of Iowa, USA)
  • Carlo Manno (Rush University, USA)
  • Benjamin Prosser (University of Pennsylvania, USA)

Additional Discussion Leaders May Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts

Mentorship Component

"Career Development and Funding"

  • John Porter (Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation, USA)
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