Dear friends and colleagues, dear muscle aficionados,
We are pleased to announce that the 51st European Muscle Conference will take place at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
EMC 2024 will open on 22 September with the Jean Hanson Lecture by Professor Juleen R. Zierath and a keynote lecture by Professor Guido Kroemer, followed by a keynote lecture by Professor Bente Klarlund Pedersen on 23 September. The conference will end on 26 September with a closing lecture by Professor Igor Mekjavić and the Marcus Schaub Young Investigators Awards ceremony.
The scientific programme will have a special focus on muscle energy metabolism, while also covering a broad spectrum of muscle topics ranging from molecular structure to whole body physiology and pathophysiology. In this way, in keeping with the EMC tradition, we hope to create an environment that encourages both the meeting of experts in a variety of specialist topics and interdisciplinary dialogue.
We would also like to announce two satellite events open to all EMC 2024 attendees. The first satellite event, the Young Investigators Forum, organised by the ESMR-Early Careers Association, will provide a unique opportunity for PhD students and early stage postdocs to present and discuss their work. The Young Investigators Forum will take place on 22 September in the morning before the official opening of the conference. The second satellite event Skeletal Muscle Research – from Cell to Human will feature selected lectures and hands-on demonstrations focusing on in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo methods to assess skeletal muscle metabolism and composition. The symposium and workshop will take place on the afternoon of 26 September, after the conclusion of EMC 2024.
Sergej Pirkmajer, Katarina Miš, Tomaž Marš