Save the date!

Unfortunately the 12th International CVR conference will have to be postponed, once again due to the still ongoing pandemics. We are working to reschedule it in September 2022.
We look forward to welcome you in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Short meeting description

The 12th conference on Cell Volume Regulation was initially planned on 12 to 16 October, 2020, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Due to the increased uncertainty of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the scientific committee has decided to suspend the conference and reschedule it in fall 2022.

The 2022 edition will be a milestone in the CVR meeting series that has a rich history. The first CVR meeting was organized in 1990 by Florian Lang and Dieter Haussinger in Innsbruck, Austria. The subsequent meetings took place in Smoleviche (Slovakia, 1997), Berlin (Germany, 2000), Queenstown (New Zealand, 2001), Dayton (Ohio, 2003), Copenhagen (Denmark, 2005), Salzburg (Austria, 2007), Okazaki (Japan, 2009), Tubingen (Germany, 2011), Moscow (Russia, 2013) and Chicago (Illinois) in 2017. These conferences have a remarkable consistent and steadily growing core of participants.

Although cell size is not rigidly fixed and can vary several orders of magnitude between different cell types, cells have developed the remarkable capability to maintain their characteristic size and volume within narrow boundaries, depending on their growth and physiological status. In recent years we have made astonishing progress in the understanding of the molecular mechanisms that regulate the cell size in different cellular and physiological systems. The 2022 conference will see the get together of 2 related scientific communities, namely researchers that focus on cell size regulation and the ones studying cell volume control. Undeniably, increasing the number of macromolecules such as proteins, DNA and RNA is not the only way to modulate the size of the cell. Cell volume regulation involving the movement of water, ions and organic molecules across the plasma membrane via osmosis and active transport is an extremely important mechanism. As can be seen in the program, the conference will cover molecular mechanisms of cell volume and size regulation, the role of volume-activated channels and transporters, and touch osmoregulation. An important aspect will be the impact on physiology and pathophysiology, including hydration processes in the brain, water and ion transport in the kidney, and disturbances in a number of diseases, including cancer, cardiac hypertrophy and stroke.

The conference will also provide numerous opportunities for young investigators to present their work. Beside several poster sessions, there will be up to 19 short talks where these junior researchers will have the occasion to talk to the audience.

We invite you to participate and look forward to seeing you there!