The Department of Physical Therapy co-hosted the Advances in Skeletal Muscle Biology in Health & Disease Conference, March 5-7. 270 participants from 14 countries and six continents, including North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia, gathered to hear more than 40 talks by internationally recognized investigators from five countries. UF President Bernard Machen and PHHP Dean Michael Perri addressed the assembly before participants heard presentations covering eight topics related to skeletal muscle biology. 123 posters were presented during an evening poster session and NIH grant writing workshops were offered, including three which were led by current and former members of NIH study sections.
The conference was administrated by Drs. Andy Judge, Leo Ferreira, Scott Powers, Glenn Walter, and Sue Bodine and was supported by the College of Public Health & Health Professions, the College of Medicine, the Department of Physiology & Functional Genomics, the College of Health & Human Performance, the Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology, the Center for Exercise Science, the McKnight Brain Institute, the Office of Vice President for Research and The T32 Neuromuscular Plasticity Training Program.