Third KNIMS Annual Conference

Muscle wasting and weakness are becoming an increasingly prominent field of study in medicine. In many cases, this is partly due to lack of exercise and inadequate training.


Saturday 6 March 2021

09:00 Jörn Rittweger, Institute of Aerospace Medicine, DLR: Welcome address

Session 1

09:10 Ansgar Thiel, University of Tübingen, Institute of Sports Science: Saving lives through life-threatening measures? The COVID-19 infection control paradox in the retirement home setting
09:30 Peter Young, Medical Park Bad Feilnbach Reithofpark: What sense does ‘muscle training’ make for patients with neuromuscular diseases?
09:50 Ibrahim Duran, UniReha, University Hospital Cologne: Effect of an interval rehabilitation programme with, home-based, vibration-assisted training on the, development of muscle and bone in children with, cerebral palsy – an observational study
10:10 Jost Thissen, Schön Klinik Düsseldorf: Effect of biomechanical stimulation on neurosurgical intensive care patients
10:30 Astrid Fichte, Reha Rheinland: Education and exercises before implantation of a knee endoprosthesis – faster independence and self-determination?
10:50 Clemens Becker, Robert-Bosch-Krankenhaus Stuttgart, Geriatrics and Geriatric Rehabilitation: Digital measurement of mobility and consequences for the planning and evaluation of clinical studies
11:10-11:30 Break

Session 2

11:30 Alexander Pfeifer, University of Bonn, Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology: Activation of the adenosine A2B receptor counteracts sarcopenia
11:45 Bergita Ganse, Manchester Metropolitan University, Musculoskeletal Science and Sports Medicine: Sixty days of head-down tilt bed rest with or without artificial gravity do not affect the neuromuscular secretome
12:00 Andrei L. Perez Olivera, London South Bank University, Department of Applied Science: Targeted strengthening of muscle abductor hallucis is problematic: an investigation of a solution via neuromuscular electrical stimulation
12:15 Gaspar Epro, London South Bank University, Sport and Exercise Science Research Centre: Non-uniform muscle-tendon unit adaptive changes following consecutive high strain cyclic loading exercise
12:30 Michele Salanova, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin: Increased Homer expression and NMJ subcellular compartmentalization in skeletal muscle of an experimentally induced myasthenia gravis mouse model
12:45-13.45 Break

Session 3

13:45 Henning Wackerhage, TU Munich, Sports Biology: 176 genes whose gain or loss-of-function alters skeletal muscle glucose uptake in mice
14:00 Henning Wackerhage, TU Munich, Sports Biology: Skeletal muscle phenotyping of Hippo gene-mutated mice reveals that Lats1 knockout alters muscle fibre type
14:15 Benjamin Stäudle, German Sport University, Cologne, Institute of Movement and Neuroscience: Functional deficits during running after tendon repair are associated with rupture-induced longer Achilles tendons and shorter gastrocnemius medialis muscle fascicles despite unchanged shortening behaviour of muscle fascicles
14:30 Sebastian Gehlert, University of Hildesheim, Institute of Sports Science/*Jörn Rittweger*, DLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine: The KNIMS step algorithm
14:45 Final discussion
15:00 End

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