Second KNIMS Annual Conference

Muscle wasting and weakness are becoming increasingly prominent fields of study in medicine. In many cases, this is partially due to lack of exercise and inadequate training. Up until now, there has never been an expert panel to discuss diagnostics and treatment of immobilisation-induced muscular disorders. The aim of the event is to forge scientific and practical connections between clinicians and scientists conducting fundamental research by creating a network.


Friday 6 March 2020

12:30 Registration
13:30 Jörn Rittweger: Welcome and introduction: What is the purpose of KNIMS?

Session 1

Chairs: Christina Stark and Rolf Schröder

13:45 Henning Wackerhage: Muscularity, leanness and metabolic health: how can we explain the association of these three phenotypes?
14:15 Christoph Clemen: Impact of acute and chronic exercise on normal and diseased skeletal muscle tissue
14:30 Ludwig Sachs: AuXoCise: Off-the-peg muscles? A report from real-life practice on a strength-training method without weights
14:45 Kenneth Dyar: Transcriptional programming of rhythmic metabolism by the skeletal muscle circadian clock

Session 2

Chairs: Henning Wackerhage and Sebastian Gehlert

15:45 Sarah Michély: Contraction-related muscle fascicle dynamics in master athletes between 35 and 95 years of age
16:00 Sebastian Bohm: Exercises of dynamic stability under unstable conditions elicit fast improvements of strength and balance ability in older adults

16:15 Christina Stark: Physiotherapy in Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis – a study protocol
16:30 Gaspar Epro: Triceps surae muscle-tendon unit adaptability in old age: a 1.5 year resistance training intervention
16:45 Marta Murgia: Single fiber proteomics as a discovery tool for muscle plasticity

Saturday 7 March 2020

Session 3

Chairs: Wilhelm Bloch and Jochen Zange

08:30 Serhan Kara: Muscle function in adult patients with x-linked hypophosphatemia
08:45 Kyriakos Martakis: Quantification of muscle tone in children with spastic cerebral palsy: a study protocol
09:00 Siegfried Labeit: Small-molecules directed to the titin filament as a potential novel strategy to attenuate muscle stress response pathways and modulate strain responses
09:30 Jule Heieis: Atrophy of thigh muscles in elite mountaineers after two weeks of simulated 7000m altitude
09:45 Gina Thot: Adaptive Response in Intra-Muscular Connective Tissue: Endomysium Content of Soleus Muscle is Altered during Long-Term Immobilisation in Humans
10:00 Martin Flück: Atrophy and lipid accumulation of rotator cuff muscle subsequent to tenotomy are distinct degenerative processes: Lessons for clinical interventions
10:15 Christina Stark: Pitfalls in clinical physiotherapy studies and how to overcome them
10:30 Sebastian Gehlert and Jörn Rittweger: First draft of the KNIMS phased approach

11:00 Discussion

12:00 End