Dear colleagues,

You are welcome to attend the next meeting of the French Society of Extracellular Matrix Biology that will be held in Strasbourg, March 21-23, 2013. Please note that the meeting will start on Thursday (at 1.30 pm) and will finish on Saturday at noon. English will be the official language.
The aim of this meeting is to promote the interactions within the French community and to promote fruitful scientific interactions with international colleagues by oral and poster presentations on all aspects of the physiopathology of the extracellular matrix (ECM) at molecular, cellular, tissue and organism level. Recognized national and international leaders in the field are invited for key note lectures. Topics covered are development, cancer, dentistry, dermatology and rheumatology amongst many others. Contributed papers will be accepted for presentation either as oral (if selected) or poster; non selected oral presentations should provide a poster. Young researchers are explicitly invited to participate and excellent work will be granted with prizes. Note that students from the University of Strasbourg will have free access to conferences.

Registration is now open and all the documents are available for download below:

Detailed programme (last update 08/03/2013): SFBMEc_2013_programme.pdf
– Flyer: SFBMEc_2013_flyer.pdf
– Registration form (deadline is 15/02/2013) in:
* Word format: SFBMEc_2013_registration.doc
* Editable PDF format: SFBMEc_2013_registration_edit.pdf
– Abstract submission form (deadline is 31/01/2013) in:
* Word format: SFBMEc_2013_abstract.doc
* Editable PDF format: SFBMEc_2013_abstract_edit.pdf
– Campus map: SFBMEc_2013_plan.jpg

Thematics

Structural and regulatory role of ECM
ECM remodeling in tissue homeostasis and disease
Role of the ECM in the tumor microenvironment
Impact of the ECM on mechanotransduction and signalling; biomaterials

Invited speakers

Olivier DE WEVER
Jacky GOETZ
Richard HYNES
Benoit LADOUX
Anna-Karin OLSSON
Taina PIHLAJANIEMI
Lydia SOROKIN

Poster Presentations and poster snap-shot

Size poster board: 0.9 meter wide x 1.20 meter high
Poster snap-shot: To encourage poster viewing and interactions between scientists, we will organize a poster-snap shot session. Each one will have the opportunity to present in 2mn the main results of the poster. Two poster snap-shots will be organized (one on Thursday and one on Friday) and the poster viewing will stand on the same day.

Meeting Place

Faculté de Chirurgie Dentaire – Hôpital Civil de Strasbourg
1 Place de l’Hôpital – 67000 Strasbourg – France

Accommodation

We have taken options in 3 hotels in Strasbourg at competitive rates for the SFBMEc meeting. Please note that you have to book these accommodations by yourself. Be careful, this pre-reservation is only valid until January 31, 2013.
– Hotel Pax: http://www.paxhotel.com/
– Les Citadines: http://www.citadines.com/fr/france/strasbourg/kleber.html
– Hotel Hannong: http://www.hotel-hannong.com/

We hope that we will have the pleasure to welcome you in Strasbourg and that you will enjoy your participation to the meeting and our city.

The organizing committee,

Patricia Simon-Assmann
Isabelle Gillot
Youssef Haikel
Philippe Lavalle
Maxime Lehmann
Gertraud Orend
Marie-Christine Rio