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General Information & Deadlines
  1. Abstracts MUST be submitted electronically via the online submission system by the given deadline of 22nd May 2023.
    Abstracts received via e-mail or received after the deadline will not be accepted and therefore will not be considered for the program or publication.
  2. Each author may submit one abstract only.
  3. Abstracts need to be submitted for one of the following topics:
    • Muscle mechanics&energetics
    • Muscle plasticity&exercise
    • Muscle structure
    • Molecular Motors
    • Cytoskeleton
    • Excitation-contraction coupling
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Neuromuscular diseases
    • Drug development
    • In vitro modelling of muscle disease
  4. A preferred presentation method should be selected during the submission from the following options:
    • Oral Presentation
    • Poster Presentation
  5. Once the abstract is submitted it can be changed until the Abstract Submission Deadline of 22nd May 2023.
  6. All abstracts will be reviewed for its formal aspects and for the content. Abstracts will be reviewed for acceptance and for determination of the final presentation type.
  7. Accepted abstracts will be published on the conference website. Abstracts not suitable for presentation will be rejected. Please have your abstract checked for correct spelling, punctuation, grammar and formal structure. The organiser reserves the right to edit abstracts if necessary.
    Abstract authors will be offered to submit their paper to a Special Issue of the Journal of Muscle Research and Cell Motility.
  8. All presenting authors will receive an evaluation notification via e-mail by 8th June 2023.
  9. All presenting authors are obliged to register by 22nd May 2023.
Abstract Formatting
  1. All abstracts must be written in English.
  2. The abstract title is limited to 20 words and must be submitted using the sentence case (e.g., My abstract for EMC 2022 will be presented in Florence).
  3. Up to 15 authors can be listed for one abstract (including the presenting author).
    The presenting author is submitted first; other authors can be added only after the presenting author has been submitted. However, the author order can be changed if needed by swapping the names in the list of the authors.
    The first name in the final author list is considered to be the main author of the study.
  4. The abstract text needs to be between 150 – 250 words.
  5. Tables and figures are not allowed.
Oral Presentation

Please note that your assigned presentation time includes time for discussion related to your slides:

The 10-minute presentations include a 7-minute lecture and 3 minutes of discussion.

The 15-minute presentations include a 11-minute lecture and 4 minutes of discussion.

The 20-minute presentations include a 15-minute lecture and 5 minutes of discussion.

Presentation format

It is optional to use the conference presentation template or to place the conference logo in your slides:

Click here to download the PPT template

Click here to download the logo

The preferred presentation format is a Powerpoint file (*.pptx) with a 16:9 aspect ratio. However you can also bring a video file, pdf file, Powerpoint in 4:3 aspect ratio or you don´t have to bring a presentation at all. Even if you won´t have a presentation, please notify the technician in the room.

Please note that Apple Keynote and Prezi presentations are not supported, and they have to be converted into PPT or PDF files.

When saving your final presentation to the USB stick do not forget to make sure to include your video files and all links to these multimedia files.

Supported file types:

Presentation: PPT, PPTX, PDF


Audio: WMA, MP3, WAV

Pictures: JPG, GIF, BMP, TIFF

Uploading your presentation

In order to give a presentation, you need to deliver your files to the lecture room in the morning or during a coffee or a lunch break, ideally at least two hours before the session start.

If you wish to review any videos or sound, please mention this to the technician.

In the lecture room

All speakers are requested to be present in the session room 10 minutes before the session start to meet with the session chair.

Once the presentation is launched on the laptop in the lecture room, you will advance your own slideshow using the remote controller.

Poster Presentation

Poster presenters are expected to prepare a printed poster and to bring it to the venue.

It is optional to place the conference logo in your poster: click here to download the logo

Poster dimensions are:

Width: 70 cm 

Height: 100 cm 

Orientation: Portrait

Prepare your material beforehand so that it fits the space available and can be easily attached to the board. Thin cardboard is more suitable than paper. The organizers will provide suitable fixing materials.

Poster mounting and removing

You should bring your poster with you in the print form already to the conference site. 

You can put up your poster on 2nd September 2023.

Each poster board will have a specific number. You will find your number on the final program (Poster Session). Please make sure to mount your poster on the poster board with the number corresponding to the number assigned to your poster presentation. Should you need any assistance with the poster display, we will happily assist you in the registration area.

Posters should be removed on the last day of the conference 5th September 2023

Should you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Conference Secretariat at info@emc2023florence.com

Code of Conduct
The 50th ESMR  annual meeting (EMC) is an event where researchers are encouraged to have a free discussion, and a free exchange of ideas and scientific results in harassment-free environment for everyone, regardless of age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, nationality, race or religion. We expect our attendees to contribute to a professional and respectful atmosphere. All attendees, speakers, exhibitors, organisers and volunteers are required to comply with the Code of Conduct both at the meeting  and during meeting-related activities. Organisers and volunteers will enforce this code throughout the event to ensure a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone. 
Expected conduct 
All participants, including attendees, speakers, exhibitors, organisers and volunteers, are expected to: 
  • Treat each other with respect and consideration, valuing a diversity of views and opinions 
  • Behave in a professional manner 
  • Communicate openly, critiquing ideas rather than individuals 
  • Be kind to others, do not insult or put down other attendees 
  • Ask for explicit consent from the speaker and organiser prior to publishing presentation recordings or video clips on any kind of media or platform.
Unacceptable behaviour 
Inappropriate behaviour and harassment of conference participants in any form will not be tolerated. These include but are not limited to: 
  • Offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, national origin or religion 
  • Inappropriate use of sexual language, nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations 
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, bullying, discrimination, photography or recording without consent 
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other contents 
  • Unwelcome sexual attention 
  • Copying, redistributing or using data from presentations without permission from the authors 
  • Unauthorised access or malicious changes to the conference website, conference hosting tools or any related systems 
Participants asked to stop any inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately. Anyone violating these rules may receive a  warning or be asked to leave the event at the sole discretion of the organisers without a refund of any charge. Appropriate legal action will be taken against violators where applicable. If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, event organisers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund or further access. We expect participants to follow these rules at event venues and event-related social activities. 
Reporting an incident or misconduct 
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the conference. Any reports will be handled in the strictest confidence.