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MEC 2022

Cardiac Mechano-Electric Coupling and Arrhythmias
21-24th September

Welcome Note

It is a great pleasure to invite you to the 9th International Workshop on Cardiac Mechano-Electric Coupling and Arrhythmias.

The Workshop will be hosted by the Institute for Experimental Cardiovascular Medicine at Freiburg.

We are delighted to have Leslie Leinwand, University of Colorado, and Michael Sheetz, University of Texas, as our two opening lecturers on Wednesday, 21 September 2022. This will be followed by three days of great science, including nearly 30 lectures that will highlight new developments, with focus on the rapidly improving understanding of molecular mechanisms, and their integration at cell, tissue and organ levels, and the latest clinical observations. Major technical developments will be presented, including time-resolved 3D electron microscopy, super-resolution structure-function mapping in contracting cardiac muscle, and novel high throughput single cell mechanics measurements (see programme here).

Posters, on display in the coffee area throughout the meeting, will be a focal point of the workshop, featured in a dedicated poster session with reception. As usual, we are working hard to match the quality of science with a suitably invigorating social programme. 

Covid regulations: All participants are asked to wear FFP2/KN95 masks when not presenting or eating. A number of spare masks will be available at the registration desk. In addition, we will provide antigen test sets for you to self-test every morning before attending the meeting.

We are looking forward to an instructive, thought-provoking, and interactive meeting. With the best wishes, on behalf of the Organising Committee, for an enjoyable stay in beautiful Freiburg,

Peter Kohl

Important Dates

Registration & Abstract submission start: 11.05.2022
Registration & Abstract submission end: 01.08.2022
Conference start: 21.09.2022
Conference end: 24.09.2022                                                                  


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Focussed Issue - The Journal of Physiology

We intend to publish a Focussed Issue on the topic of Cardiac Mechano-Electric Cross-Talk in The Journal of Physiology. This will be open to submissions of original research and reviews, and to all investigators within the field, regardless of whether or not they have particpated in the MEC2022 Workshop in Freiburg.

We anticipate a submission deadline by early spring 2023, and publication by the end of 2023.