Up-Date on ISB 2019 March, 2018 by Walter Herzog

Posted on April 5, 2018

ISB-ASB 2019 Calgary

490 days to the opening of the ISB-ASB 2019 conference in Calgary, July 31st, 2019.

In the past few weeks, we have established an international scientific advisory board. Thank you to all of you who agreed to be part of this exciting event. At present, we are finalizing invited symposia sessions, and we would love to hear from you about topics and speakers.

Dan Ferris, the conference chair for the ASB 2019 has officially joined the local organizing committee and we had fruitful discussions on programming, keynote lectures, invited lectures and special symposia. We are grateful to our American colleagues for having decided to combine their annual conference with ISB 2019.

It is never too early to announce important dates; here are some that you might want to add to your calendar:

  • Abstract submission deadline:                      January 31st, 2019 [there will be no extension]
  • Early registration deadline:                            May 15th, 2019
  • Footwear Satellite Symposium:                    July 28-30, 2019 [Kananaskis Delta Hotel]
  • Muscle mechanics satellite Symposium:   July 27-29, 2019 [Canmore Nordic Centre Lodge]
  • ISB-ASB conference dates:                             July 31-Aug 4, 2019 [Calgary Convention Centre]

Although not fully finalized, we are planning a muscle mechanics symposium in beautiful Canmore. Canmore is the site of the 1988 Olympic cross-country and biathlon events. It is situated approximately 1 hour from Calgary (University) and about 1.5 hours from the airport. There are regular buses from the Calgary International airport to Canmore, and it is a perfect location for visiting Banff National Park, go climbing, hiking, mountain biking in the Rocky Mountains. It was the site of the first “Muscles in the Mountains Conferences” in 1999, at that time with the unforgettable Andrew Huxley and many other prominent muscle mechanics and muscle physiology researchers. We are excited to host the 4th Muscles in the Mountains Conference in conjunction with ISB 2019.

Due to the size of the meeting rooms at the Canmore Nordic Centre, the Muscle Mechanics Satellite Symposium will be limited to 80 people on a first-come-first-serve basis. Registration for this conference will start on September 1, 2018.

The ISB-ASB conference is for you! We encourage you to contact us should you have any questions that are not answered on our website or any suggestions you may have for the conference:

Sandro Nigg can help you with all technical questions regarding hotel reservations, registration, etc. at while I am happy to answer questions regarding the scientific program at We are here to serve you, and we want you to have a great conference; scientifically, socially, and hopefully also in combination with a holiday in the magical Rocky Mountains.

490 days and I can’t wait to see you all, welcome you all, and commence what I hope will be an incredible scientific experience for all of us.

Walter Herzog (ISB 2019 Conference Chair)

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