3rd International Workshop on Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions

30 May - 2 June, 2002, Marbella hotel, Corfu, Greece
Executive Chairmen: Juerg Gasser (Switzerland), Toshitaka Nakamura (Japan) David Thomson (USA)

Invitation
On behalf of the organizing committee, you are invited to attend the 3rd International Workshop on Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions on the beautiful island of Corfu from May 30 to June 2, 2002 . The meeting is organized by the International Society for Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions (ISMNI). The workshop will offer participants a chance to present their latest results in the area of neuromuscular degeneration and osteoporosis in relation to ageing. The format of the meeting will be such, that maximal time will be allotted for discussions. State of the art lectures will review key topics and new developments that have relevance both directly and indirectly to the main theme of the meeting. The program will appeal to medical doctors, biologists, physiotherapists, physicists, biochemists, veterinarians and dentists.

Corfu - the host Island
Ever since Odysseus washed ashore after being shipwrecked on his way home to Ithaca, the island of Corfu has been praised for its lush beauty. Corfu's mild climate and abundant rainfall make it one of the greenest islands in Greece. It's said that Shakespeare envisioned Corfu when he described Prospero's island in The Tempest. In later centuries, Goethe, Oscar Wilde and the Durrell brothers amongst others extolled its virtues. Historically a favorite haunt of European royalty and aristocrats, the island has an eclectic international flair, especially its capital (also named Corfu). The Liston, built during the French occupation, was modeled on rue de Rivoli. The old town's 18th century shuttered alleyways in mellow pastels make it more reminiscent of Venice than Greece. The birthplace of composers, politicians and poets, Corfu today is an intellectual and cultural capital of sorts. It's home to no less than seven schools of music and numerous museums, Byzantine churches and archaeological sites

Scientific Committee
I Dontas, JL Ferretti, HM Frost, JA Gasser, WSS Jee, GP Lyritis, S Miller, Lis Mosekilde, T Nakamura, M Runge, E Schoenau, T Skerry, D Thompson

Local Organizing Committee
Gr Skarantavos (Chair), G Kapetanos, E Kataxaki, I Kouris, I Koulouris, P Boskainos, G Trovas, S Vlahos

Main Topics

Workshop Language
English

Young Investigators Awards
Five young investigators awards, consisting of 500 Euros each, will be offered for the best poster displays and oral presentations.
All first authors under the age of 35 are eligible for the prize.