Smooth muscle

Bethesda, MD – The FASEB Smooth Muscle Conference is widely regarded as the premier forum in smooth muscle biology, and thus, attracts internationally recognized leaders in a number of fields. The 2016 conference will be the 12th in a highly successful series of smooth muscle meetings sponsored by FASEB that have been held every 3 years since 1982. At present, this is the only international meeting that focuses on smooth muscle biology exclusively.

The conference showcases internationally-recognized investigators using state-of-the-art technologies in genetics, bioinformatics, transgenesis, imaging, and high throughput "omics" (e.g., proteomics). As smooth muscle dysfunction underlies many acute and adaptive disease processes such as cardiovascular disease, asthma, kidney failure, incontinence, and inflammation, the investment of the field with newer technologies and developments has created an extremely healthy and interactive environment at the meeting.

The program has been designed to promote attendance of smooth muscle biologists working on a wide range of areas and smooth muscle types. Our goal is to have graduate students, scientists, post-doctoral fellows, and physician-scientists attend the meeting.

FASEB has announced a total of 36 Science Research Conferences (SRC) in 2016. Registration opens January 7, 2016. For more information about an SRC, view preliminary programs, or find a listing of all our 2016 SRCs, please visit


Since 1982, FASEB SRC has offered a continuing series of inter-disciplinary exchanges that are recognized as a valuable complement to the highly successful society meetings. Divided into small groups, scientists from around the world meet intimately and without distractions to explore new approaches to those research areas undergoing rapid scientific changes. In efforts to expand the SRC series, potential organizers are encouraged to contact SRC staff at [email protected] Proposal guidelines can be found at

FASEB is composed of 30 societies with more than 125,000 members, making it the largest coalition of biomedical research associations in the United States. Our mission is to advance health and welfare by promoting progress and education in biological and biomedical sciences through service to our member societies and collaborative advocacy.

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