UF conference draws muscle biology experts and trainees from around the world

Photo by Jesse S. Jones

On March 15-17, nearly 400 experts and trainees in the area of skeletal muscle biology gathered at the University of Florida on March 15-17 for the Advances in Skeletal Muscle Biology Conference. Attendees included participants from North and South America, Europe and Asia.

Andrew Judge, PhD, Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and the co-organizer of the event, said that nearly half of the participants in this year’s conference were trainees.” Trainees bring fresh ideas and energy and, of course, they are the future of the field,” Judge said. “We work very hard to make sure the meeting is highly affordable for trainees by making registration fees as low as possible through the support of incredible sponsors. We also incorporated short talks from trainees into the program, so they have opportunities to share their research beyond just posters, and we make the meeting as relaxed and friendly as professionally possible so that it feels like a safe environment for trainees to speak up and engage.”

Read more about the success of the event on the College of Public Health and Health Professions website.