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International Meeting

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Bone and Muscle Interactions: the Mechanical and Beyond

An International Meeting of Muscle and Bone Researchers to advance the field of Bone and Muscle Interactions

Indianapolis, IN | August 16 – 18, 2019 | Hine Hall, IUPUI Campus

Why Host This Meeting?

Diseases, disorders, and injuries of the musculoskeletal system relating to bones, joints, and muscles are the leading cause of disability and health care costs in the U.S. (5.7 percent GDP). With a projected 20 percent of the world population being 60 and older by 2050 and over 35 percent by 2150, disability and resulting health care costs will only increase. It is becoming increasingly evident that muscle and bone interact through biochemical and molecular crosstalk beyond just the loading of bone by muscle.

We believe that it is time for a follow-up meeting to bring together national and international leaders in this new field and the fields of bone and muscle and address the evidence of these increased bone and muscle interactions and discuss how these can lead to treatments for musculoskeletal diseases.

Conference sessions will center on bone-muscle interactions in aging, cancer, energetics and metabolism, orthopedics, nutrition, pediatric and adult genetic musculoskeletal disease, and soluble factors/exercise released mediators of muscle-bone interactions. The goal of this meeting is to trigger new strategies for preventing and treating musculoskeletal disease through the promotion of new collaborations and partnerships between researchers.

Conference Sessions

  • Muscle-Bone Interactions During Aging
  • Muscle-Bone Interactions in Cancer
  • Exercise-Mediated Muscle-Bone Transducers
  • Role of Muscle and Bone Factors in Energetics and Metabolism
  • Muscle-Bone Interactions in Orthopedics
  • Biomechanical Relationships Between Muscle and Bone
  • Muscle-Bone Interactions in Genetic Diseases
  • Role of Soluble Factors in Muscle-Bone Interactions
  • Muscle-Bone Interactions in Pediatrics
  • Nutritional Mediators of Muscle-Bone Interactions

A full copy of our preliminary program schedule is available here.

Registration Information

Registration for the conference is now open! Register at this link.

Registration prices for the conference are below.

Registration Pricing

Ends April 1
Ends June 1
Ends August 15
Student $75 $100 $150
Trainees $150 $200 $250
Investigators $200 $300 $400

Hotel accommodations in Indianapolis are currently available at a discounted rate for conference attendees at the following hotels:

Residence Inn Indianapolis
Downtown on the Canal

Courtyard Indianapolis at the Capitol

Thank you to our sponsors!

Industry Sponsors

Institutional Sponsors

If you’d like to sponsor Muscle and Bone Interactions: the Mechanical and Beyond, please see our sponsorship package here.