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DNA Replication as a Source of DNA Damage

From Molecules to Human Health

30 Sep 14 - 03 Oct 14

Ian Hickson
Prof Ian Hickson
Professor of Molecular Aging, University of Copenhagen
Oscar Fernandez-Capetillo
Dr Oscar Fernandez-Capetillo
Group Leader, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO)

**If you are looking to arrive the night before the conference starts (29th September) and you do not wish to pay the extra night rate of $209 for the conference venue, we recommend using a renowned travel website such as Expedia or Trip Advisor to help source an alternative hotel that offers lower rates in the local area.**

The maintenance of genome integrity is critical for the suppression of cancer and premature ageing. Only recently has it become appreciated that DNA replication stress is a crucial driver of genomic instability. The timely progression of replisomes can be disrupted by lesions and secondary structures in the template, by bound proteins and by conflicts with the transcription machinery. A prolonged pause of the replisome then exposes single stranded DNA, which, due to its recombinogenic nature, can lead to genome rearrangements, fragile site expression and cell death. Importantly, some cancers present excessive endogenous levels of replication stress, which can be exploited for their clearance. In this conference, we aim to bring together scientists studying DNA replication and repair, with those interested in how DNA damage can influence cancer and ageing. 

Key Sessions

  • Pathways for repair of damaged replication forks
  • Systems for site-specific perturbation of replication
  • Chromosome fragility caused by difficult-to-replicate loci – sources and roles of DNA repair proteins
  • Replication perturbation as a driver of tumorigenesis and ageing
  • Exploitation of replication defects in cancer treatment
08:00 - 20:25 TUESDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER
08:00 - 12:00 Registration & Reception
11:00 - 11:15 Opening Comments
11:15 - 11:40 Virginia Zakian
Princeton University, New Jersey, USA
11:40 - 12:05 John Rouse
University of Dundee, UK
12:05 - 12:20 Andres Lopez-Contreras
CNIO, Spain
A CONSERVED ROLE FOR NUCLEOTIDE BIOSYNTHESIS ON ATR BIOLOGY IN MAMMALS
12:20 - 12:45 Michelle Debatisse
Institut Curie, Paris, France
12:45 - 13:10 Xiaolan Zhao
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA
13:10 - 16:30 Welcome Lunch, Group Photo & Free Time
16:30 - 16:55 Junjie Chen
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, USA
BALANCE BRCA1 AND 53BP1 AT DSB SITES
16:55 - 17:20 Aiden Doherty
University of Sussex, UK
PRIMPOL, A EUKARYOTIC PRIMASE-POLYMERASE INVOLVED IN LESION BYPASS DURING DNA REPLICATION
17:20 - 17:35 Jennifer Cobb
University of Calgary, Canada
THE NUA4 COMPLEX FUNCTIONS ON THE TRANSLESION SYNTHESIS (TLS) PATHWAY DURING DNA POST REPLICATION REPAIR
17:35 - 18:00 Stephen West
London Research Institute, UK
18:00 - 18:25 George Garinis
Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology-FORT, Heraklion, Greece
NUCLEOTIDE EXCISION REPAIR: LESSONS FROM THE MOUSE
18:25 - 19:00 Refreshments
19:00 - 19:25 Juan Méndez
Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Madrid, Spain
CONTROL OF DNA RE-REPLICATION IN VIVO: MOUSE MODELS FOR CDC6 AND CDT1 DEREGULATED EXPRESSION
19:25 - 19:50 Ivan Ahel
Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, Manchester, UK
19:50 - 20:15 Hocine Mankouri
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
ANALYSIS OF SITE-SPECIFIC REPLICATION PERTURBATION IN YEAST
20:15 - 20:30 Grant Brown
University of Toronto, Canada
SLX4 PROMOTES MEC1 SIGNALING BEHIND DAMAGED DNA REPLICATION FORKS
20:30 - 21:30 Welcome Buffet Dinner Hosted in Pre-Function Area
08:50 - 20:45 WEDNESDAY 1ST OCTOBER
08:50 - 09:00 Chair Opening
09:00 - 09:25 Noel Lowndes
National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
ATR ACTIVATES THE S-M CHECKPOINT DURING UNPERTURBED GROWTH TO ENSURE SUFFICIENT REPLICATION PRIOR TO MITOTIC ONSET
09:25 - 09:50 Andre Nussenzweig
National Institutes of Health, Maryland, USA
DNA-DAMAGE INDUCED DIFFERENTIATION OF LEUKEMIC CELLS AS AN ANTI-CANCER BARRIER
09:50 - 10:05 Makoto Nakanishi
Nagoya City University, Japan
NECESSARY AND SUFFICIENT ROLE FOR A MITOSIS SKIP IN SENESCENCE INDUCTION
10:05 - 10:30 Filipo Rosselli
CNRS - Gustave Roussy Institute, France
10:30 - 11:00 Refreshments
11:00 - 11:25 Sophie Polo
Paris Diderot University, France
CHROMATIN LICENSING FOR TRANSCRIPTION RESTART AFTER DNA DAMAGE
11:25 - 11:50 Massimo Lopez
University of Zurich, Switzerland
11:50 - 12:05 Vincent Geli
CRCM, France
RPA AND PIF1 HELICASE PREVENT SECONDARY STRUCTURES FORMATION DURING TELOMERE AND HUMAN SUBTELOMERIC MINISATELLITE REPLICATION
12:05 - 12:30 Alessandro Vindigni
Saint Louis University School of Medicine, USA
DNA2 AND WRN COORDINATE REPLICATION RESTART BY PROCESSING REVERSED REPLICATION FORKS
12:30 - 16:30 Lunch at Leisure & Free Time
16:30 - 16:55 Karlene Cimprich
Stanford University, USA
16:55 - 17:20 Madalena Tarsounas
The CR-UK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology, University of Oxford, UK
HIGHLY SPECIFIC KINASE INHIBITORS ENABLE SELECTIVE TARGETING OF BRCA2-DEFICIENT CELLS
17:20 - 17:35 Kara Bernstein
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA
SUMO-TARGETED UBIQUITIN LIGASES SLX5-SLX8/RNF4 REGULATE RECQ-LIKE HELICASE SGS1/BLM LOCALIZATION IN YEAST AND HUMAN CELLS
17:35 - 18:00 Ana Rojas Mendoza
Institute of Biomedicine of Seville (IBIS), Sevilla, Spain
COMPARATIVE GENOMICS OF DDR: IMPLICATIONS IN DOWSTREAM ANALYSES
18:00 - 18:25 Thanos Halazonetis
University of Geneva, Switzerland
BREAK-INDUCED REPLICATION MEDIATES REPAIR OF COLLAPSED DNA REPLICATION FORKS AND TANDEM DUPLICATIONS IN CANCER CELLS
19:00 - 20:45 Poster Session I & Cocktail Reception
21:00 - 00:00 Beach BBQ Dinner & Free Time
08:50 - 20:45 THURSDAY 2ND OCTOBER
08:50 - 09:00 Chair Opening
09:00 - 09:25 Cynthia McMurray
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California, USA
DNA REPLICATION AND TELOMERE FUNCTIONS OF RTEL1
09:25 - 09:50 Simon Boulton
London Research Institute, UK
09:50 - 10:05 Zuzana Storchova
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
ANEUPLOIDY DRIVES GENOMIC INSTABILITY BY GENERATING REPLICATION STRESS
10:05 - 10:30 Claus Sorensen
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
FBH1 HELICASE: PROMOTING DNA DAMAGE CHECKPOINT SIGNALING FROM STALLED REPLICATION FORKS
10:30 - 11:00 Refreshments
11:00 - 11:25 Philippe Pasero
IGH, CNRS UPR 1142, Montpellier, France
11:25 - 11:50 Oscar Fernandes-Capetillo
Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Madrid, Spain
11:50 - 12:05 Angelos Constantinou
IGH-Institute of Human Genetics, France
12:05 - 12:30 Jiri Lukas
Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, Copenhagen, Denmark
POLY(ADP-RIBOSE)-DEPENDENT ASSEMBLY OF LOW-COMPLEXITY PROTEINS FUNCTIONS AS A ‘MOLECULAR SIEVE’ DURING THE EARLIEST STAGES OF DNA DAMAGE RESPONSE
12:30 - 16:30 Lunch at Leisure & Free Time
16:30 - 16:55 Antony Carr
Genome Damage and Stability Centre, UK
MECHANISMS OF REPLICATION-ASSOCIATED GENOME REARRANGEMENT
16:55 - 17:20 Anja Groth
BRIC, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
CHROMATIN REPLICATION AND EPIGENOME MAINTENANCE
17:20 - 17:35 Eric Brown
University of Pennsylvania, USA
GENOME-WIDE IDENTIFICATION OF REPLICATION FORK COLLAPSE SITES THROUGH ATR-DEFICIENCY
17:35 - 18:00 Raimundo Freire
Unidad de Investigacion, Hospital Universitario de Canarias, Spain
18:00 - 18:25 Brian Luke
Universität Heidelberg, Germany
19:00 - 20:30 Poster Session II
20:30 - 20:45 Meeting of Poster Jury
21:00 - 00:00 *Gala Night, Group Photo & Poster Awards*
09:30 - 13:00 FRIDAY 3RD OCTOBER
09:30 - 09:35 Chair Opening
09:35 - 10:00 Dana Branzei
Fondazione Ifom, Milan, Italy
10:00 - 10:25 Oliver Mortusewicz
Science for Life Laboratory, Stockholm, Sweden
PC4 PROMOTES GENOME STABILITY AND DNA REPAIR THROUGH BINDING OF SSDNA AT DNA DAMAGE SITES
10:25 - 10:50 Ian Hickson
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
IMPACT OF DIFFICULT-TO-REPLICATE GENOMIC LOCI ON MITOSIS
10:50 - 11:15 Evi Soutoglou
IGBMC, Illkirch, France
NUCLEAR COMPARTMENTALIZATION AND GENOME INTEGRITY: DIFFERENTIAL REGULATION OF DNA REPAIR AND DNA DAMAGE RESPONSE AT NUCLEAR LAMINA AND NUCLEAR PORES
11:15 - 11:30 Refreshments
11:30 - 11:55 Camilla Sjogren
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
CONNECTING CHROMOSOME REPLICATION AND SEGREGATION: DNA TOPOLOGY AND SMC COMPLEXES
11:55 - 12:20 Josef Jiricny
Institute of Molecular Cancer Research, Zurich, Switzerland
12:20 - 12:45 Stephen Jackson
Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, Cambridge, UK
ASSEMBLY AND DISASSEMBLY OF PROTEIN COMPLEXES AT SITES OF DNA DAMAGE
12:45 - 13:00 Closing Remarks (Chairs)
13:00 - 13:05 Farewell & Goodbye

Mazagan Beach Resort

El Jadida, Morocco

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Venue Rating
5 Stars
Currency
US Dollar (USD)
Nearest Airport
Mohammed V International Airport (CMN)

Hotel Details

Relax in the warm Moroccan sun at the Mazagan Beach Resort, a truly beautiful hotel situated along the coast with stunning panoramic views across the Atlantic Ocean. The resort combines traditional Moroccan culture with a modern twist creating an unforgettable conference experience for all.

The resort covers over 250 hectares offering an amazing array of activities and entertainment for delegates to choose from during their free time at the conference.

Throughout your stay delegates will enjoy a buffet feast for breakfast, lunch and dinner. During each meal delegates are entitled to selected beverages and 1 glass of house wine during dinner. The themed Moroccan Gala Night takes place on the third evening of the conference with a mouth-watering feast of local cuisine, an open bar and live performing band.  We welcome all delegates and their accompanying persons to the Gala Night – a truly fun filled night not to be missed!

Hotel Facilities

  • Beach
  • Resort Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Centre
  • Wellness Spa
  • Complimentary WI-FI in guestrooms and conference areas

Plenary Speakers

  • Professor Josef Jiricny
    Professor and Director, Institute of Molecular Cancer Research
  • Dr. Andre Nussenzweig
    Branch Chief, LGI, National Institutes of Health
  • Dr. Stephen West
    Senior Group Leader, London Research Institute
  • Professor Stephen Jackson
    Head of Cancer Research UK Laboratories, Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute
  • Professor Antony Carr
    Director, Genome Damage and Stability Centre
  • Professor Karlene Cimprich
    Professor, Stanford University
  • Dr. Philippe Pasero
    Dr, IGH, CNRS UPR 1142
  • Professor Thanos Halazonetis
    Professor, University of Geneva
  • Professor Camilla Sjögren
    Professor, PI, Karolinska Institutet
  • Professor John Rouse
    Professor of Chromosome Biology, University of Dundee
  • Professor Michelle Debatisse
    Head of department UMR3244, Institut Curie
  • Professor Jiri Lukas
    Managing Director, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research
  • Dr. Simon Boulton
    Senior Principle Investigator , London Research Institute
  • PhD Anja Groth
    Associate professor, BRIC, University of Copenhagen
  • Professor Virginia Zakian
    Harry C. Wiess Professor in the Life Sciences, Princeton University
  • Dr Ivan Ahel
    Group Leader, University of Oxford
  • Dr George Garinis
    Group leader, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology-FORTH
  • Dr. Madalena Tarsounas
    CR-UK Senior Group Leader, The CR-UK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology, University of Oxford
  • PhD. Evi Soutoglou
    Group leader, IGBMC
  • Professor Junjie Chen
    Professor and Chair, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Prof. Massimo Lopes
    Assistant Professor, University of Zurich

Invited Speakers

  • PhD Ana Rojas
    Head of the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Group, Institute of Biomedicine of Seville (IBIS)
  • Dr. Claus Sørensen
    Dr., University of Copenhagen
  • Prof. Alessandro Vindigni
    Associate Professor, Saint Louis University School of Medicine
  • Dr. Dana Branzei
    GROUP LEADER, FONDAZIONE IFOM
  • Dr. Oliver Mortusewicz
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Science for Life Laboratory / Karolisnka Institutet
  • Associate Professor Xiaolan Zhao
    Associate Professor, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Dr Sophie Polo
    PI, Paris Diderot University
  • Professor Aidan Doherty
    Professor of Biochemistry, University of Sussex
  • Dr Hocine Mankouri
    Research Associate Professor, Nordea Center for Healthy Aging
  • Dr. Raimundo Freire
    Researcher, Unidad de Investigacion, Hospital Universitario de Canarias
  • Dr Filippo Rosselli
    Reasearch Director, CNRS - Gustave Roussy Institute
  • Professor Noel Lowndes
    Professor, National University of Ireland Galway
  • Dr. Juan Méndez
    Lab Head, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO)

Mazagan Beach Resort

El Jadida, Morocco

Venue Rating
5 Stars
Currency
US Dollar (USD)
Nearest Airport
Mohammed V International Airport (CMN)

Location Details

Morocco has over 2000miles of unspoilt sandy beaches, more than 300 days of sunshine per year and with its warm, friendly, hospitable people and delicious cuisine Morocco creates a perfect and unique location to hold a conference! Morocco is an ethnically diverse country with a rich culture and history. The region offers something for everyone, whether you like exploring the old winding medinas of its cities and towns, strolling along the stunning beaches, hiking the temperate peaks of the Rif mountain range or tasting some of the countries diversified cuisine.

Not far from the Mazagan Beach Resort is the Portuguese City of Mazagan, now known as El Jadida. It is one of the early settlements of the Portuguese explorers in West Africa on the route to India - it is an outstanding example of the interchange of influences between European and Moroccan cultures, well reflected in architecture, technology, and town planning. Popular sites include; The Municipal Theater of El Jadida, The Portuguese Cistern, The Canons and the Fortress and The Old Port. El Jadida is definitely a city worth visiting during your stay.

 

Travel Details

Mohammed V International Airport is Morocco’s busiest airport with regular direct flights from the US, Europe and Far East on a daily basis. Mohammed V International Airport is located just 60miles from the Mazagan Beach Resort and the hotel offers an excellent free scheduled shuttle service to and from the airport if pre-booked and pending availability. 

Airport Transfers (Complimentary Hotel Shuttle)

The Mazagan Beach Resort provides complimentary, scheduled bus shuttles to and from Mohammed V International Airport. Please contact the Mazagan directly at least 48 hours prior to your transfer to reserve a seat. When arriving at Mohammed V International Airport please make your way to the Mazagan desk located between terminal 1 and terminal 2 where you'll be met for your transfer. Please click here to view the Mazagan complimentary shuttle schedule.

**The free shuttle is extremely popular and is booked very quickly so please be advised that this service is not always available. 

Alternatively, private transfers can be booked through the hotel (details below).

Airport Transfers (Private)

To make an enquiry or booking (individual/group), please contact the Mazagan Beach Resort hotel and quote the group name ‘Fusion’ along with your hotel reservation number during your initial communications.

Email:  yassine.benjelloun@mazaganbeachresort.com (Yassine Benjelloun)

Phone: 

Private Airport Transfers - Provided by the Hotel.
(Prices per vehicle, per way)

2-3 seated car (Skoda): MAD 1050
2-3 seated car (A6 Mercedes Class E): 2100
2-3 seated car (Mercedes Class S 350 or Range Rover): 3255
6 seated van (Mercedes Viano): MAD 1050

To make an enquiry or booking (individual/group), please contact Khalid Dkaki at Unitours Morocco. Khalid will manage and confirm your booking so please contact him directly and ensure you quote the group name ‘Fusion’ during your initial communications.

A representative from Unitours will be available to speak to on the first day of the conference so if you have any questions or if you’d like to make a booking at the conference please do so on the first day.

Email: projectmanager1@unitourismorocco.com 

Phone: +212 5 24 44 69 13 // +212 5 24 44 64 57
*Please note a small booking fee will apply for all tours (MAD50)  

Half Day Tours & Excursions

Our half day tours can be booked during the conference period between the available free times scheduled in the programme. The half day tours are available to both individual and group bookings.

Azemmour & Eljadida Tour

MAD 715 per person
Includes transportation, tour guide, applicable entrance fees and refreshments at Iglisia Riad.
Departure: 13:00 from Mazagan

Return: 16:15 to Mazagan

The charm of the towns of Azemmour and Le Jadida comes from their fortified Medians. Their narrow streets, beautiful buildings and gates combine a mixture of Portuguese, Arab, Andalusian and Berber architectural styles. First stop, the entrance of Azemmour for a panoramic view of this white-washed town. Then to one of Azemmour’s main gates: Sidi Makhfi. Close to it, a Synagogue is still standing as a witness to the coexistence among the native inhabitants and the Jewish community. From here, continue to the Portuguese town of Mazagan, later named Eljadida (The new one) by the Arabs. Visit the cistern built by the Portuguese settlers to serve as a water reservoir in the event of prolonged siege. Walk through the Medina and stop for a panoramic view of the port and the Atlantic Ocean visiting one of the riads to enjoy a cup of coffee or mint tea in the roof top terrace before the drive back. 

Full Day Tours and Excursions

Our full day tours are offered pre and post conference dates. If you require any additional nights at the Mazagan Beach Resort due to a full day excursion, please ensure you book these in advance to avoid disappointment by logging into your account and amending ‘My Accommodation’. The full days tours are available to both individual and group bookings.

Casablanca

MAD 1500 per person
Includes transportation, tour guide, lunch (excluding beverages) and entrance fees.
Departure: 10:00 from Mazagan
Return: 18:00 to Mazagan

Casablanca is Morocco’s largest city and a world renowned center for trade. Start with a visit to the central market, a massive kaleidoscope of colors and home of hundreds of stalls brimming with locally grown flowers, spices, vegetables, meats and all kinds of seafood as well as handicrafts. Continue to the new Medina of Casablanca and the Habous Quarter with its attractive Arab-Islamic architecture. Admire the impressive facade of the Royal Palace and cross the quarter on foot.

From here you’ll drive through the residential quarter of Anfa , where your guide will point out the residence in which a memorable and historical meeting was held during the Second World War in 1943. Lunch will be served at the legendary Rick’s Café, and your drive will continue to the famous

Hassan II great Mosque for a visit of this great architectural masterpiece. This is the world’s largest religious monument after Mecca and its minaret is the tallest. Continue your coastal drive to Sidi Abderrahman, a Marabout built in an island-like rock. Learn about the mystic fascination that this place retains where people come to seek the Saint’s blessing, a cure for infertility or illness. You’ll have some free time at Mohammed V’s Square for more photo opportunities and shopping before your drive back to the Mazagan.

Magical Marrakech

MAD 1650 (per person)
Includes transportation, tour guide, lunch (excluding beverages) and entrance fees.
Departure: 07:00 from Mazagan
Return: 20:00 to Mazagan

Board your vehicle for a scenic drive along Douala plains to the huge, palm-surrounded oasis that harbours Marrakech. The southern Moroccan city of Marrakech was founded in 1070 and was considered an important political and cultural center in the western Muslim world. Now, this

captivating city is the most popular destination in all of Morocco. With its lively people, colourful marketplaces, impressive monuments, and religious sites, Marrakech is a feast for the eyes and the senses. Begin your tour with a photo opportunity at the spectacular Koutoubia Minaret, the largest mosque in Marrakech. Followed by a visit to the grounds of Bahia Place built between 1894 and 1900, it is lavishly designed and decorated. View the intricate wall and ceiling mosaics, tile work, and other architectural decorations, and learn the fascinating history contained within the palace walls.

Your day includes a traditional Moroccan lunch, served ta an olé Moroccan Palace restaurant.

Refreshed, you'll stroll through the old walled town of Medina and visit the open-air markets known as souks. These large trading venues brim with the most extraordinary array of goods you'll find anywhere in Morocco. Continue on to the city's most energetic spot, ironically called Djemaa-el-F'na, which means "Assembly of the Dead." This large, open square is home to snake charmers, street performers, soothsayers and spice vendors. You'll feel as if you've stepped right out of the pages of the Arabian Nights! At the completion of your exciting day, enjoy a scenic drive back to the Mazagan.

Imperial Rabat

MAD 1600 (per person)
Includes transportation, tour guide, lunch (excluding beverages) and entrance fees.
Departure: 09:00 from Mazagan
Return: 19:00 to Mazagan

Your day starts with approximately an hour and a half drive to the diplomatic capital of Morocco, Rabat, rich in historical monuments and history. Arriving at the Mechouar Quarter, you’ll admire the magnificent exterior of the Royal Palace. Continue to the archaeological phoenician site of

Chellah, then to Mohammed V Mausoleulm overlooking Bouregreg River for an inside visit. This is the place where the father of Moroccan independence is buried, along with the late king Hassan II. After lunch at a typical Moroccan restaurant, continue on foot to the ancient Medina and its colourful Souks to arrive at the Kasbah of Oudaya, a beautiful quiet spot in the middle of busy Rabat. Visit the beautiful and tranquil Andalusian Gardens before the drive back to Mazagan.

Jeep safari to Kasbah Boulaouane

MAD 4000 per jeep (max 4 person)
Includes transportation, jeep driver and refreshment at Kasbah Boulaouane.
Departure: 09:00 from Mazagan
Return: 18:00 to Mazagan

Drive off the beaten track in the Doukkalas country side to reach Kasbah Boulaouane, built in the 17th century by Moulay Ismail. The Kasbah has a commanding view of the entire region and has stunning views over oMu Rabiaa river. Enjoy a cup of mint tea served inside the Kasbah before continuing to the Atlantic coast. You will finally arrive at one of the most famous shrines in the region built as tribute for a beautiful lady called Aicha, and it has become a place of pilgrimage for ladies.

Mystical Marrakech - 3 days /2 nights

MAD 9000 (2 persons, double occupancy)
MAD10,660 (1 person, single occupancy)
Includes transportation, tour guide, 4 course Moroccan dinner at Dar Marjana (including beverages), horse and cart orientation tour of Marrakech, entrance fees and 2 nights at Riad Slitting.

Day 1:
Depart Mazagan to Marrakech (2h30 drive).
Arrive to your riad by lunch time, check in and time at leisure.
Meet your guide for an orientation tour of Marrakech & Jamaa Elfna square by horse & cart.
A Moroccan dinner will be served at Dar Marjana Moroccan restaurant including a dinner show.
Overnight at Riad Slitine.
Day 2:
After breakfast, meet your guide to start the tour of the hidden sights of Marrakech to include the legendary Ben Youssef theological college, Marrakech museum and La Koutobia Mosque.
Lunch will be at leisure in Gueliz French colonial district before you carry on your tour by a visit of Majorelle Gardens and its private Berber heritage museum.
Rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure. 
Overnight at Riad Slitine
Day 3:
Depending on your flight time, spend the morning wondering in the Souks of Marrakech before your transfer to Mazagan, Casablanca or Marrakech airport (your choice).

There are no group activities currently scheduled for this meeting. Any updates will be posted here.

Early Bird Full
Price
Additional
Adult
Additional
Child
Extra Night
Adult
Extra Night
Child
Academic $1,320.00 $1,535.00 $790.00 $165.00 $209.00 $35.00
Industry $1,320.00 $1,535.00 $790.00 $165.00 $209.00 $35.00
Student $1,050.00 $1,295.00 $790.00 $165.00 $209.00 $35.00

Our Registration Package: What's Included?

Our registration and accompanying person fees are inclusive of the following; 

  • Accommodation for 3 Nights
  • Breakfast Buffet and Fresh Juices
  • Lunch Buffet and 1 Fruit Juice, ½ Still/Sparkling Water, 1 Soda and 1 Tea/Coffee
  • Dinner Buffet and 1 Glass of House Wine, 1 Fruit Juice, ½ Still/Sparkling Water, 1 Soda and 1 Tea/Coffee
  • Complimentary WI-FI in Conference Rooms
  • Complimentary WI-FI in Guest Room
  • Gala Night Entry

Please note accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference.


Additional nights (per person) are inclusive of the following; 

  • Accommodation for 1 Night
  • Buffet Breakfast

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We have a number of oral opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for an oral presentation, please submit your abstract within the 'Talk Deadline'. Please check the conference programme carefully to note your presentation time (inclusive of Q&A) should you be accepted for an oral presentation.

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Those presenting on the first day, please email your slides to us so we can have everything prepared and ready for the first session. Please email your slides to:powerpoint@fusion-conferences.com

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The Flash Session lasts up to 45minutes. This time is evenly divided between all the Flash Presentations that are accepted so your allocated time can range from 3-5 minutes, depending on popularity. The flash session is an extension of the Poster Session and is designed to offer a select few the opportunity to present orally their poster in a more formal, group setting.
To be considered for a flash presentation, please submit your abstract within the 'Talk Deadline'. Abstracts submitted after the 'Talk Deadline' may not be accepted.

Please note, the exact length of your presentation will be noted on the conference programme under the ‘Flash Session’.

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On the day of your presentation please make yourself known to the AV team who will be available in the conference room. They will ensure they have everything they need, including your presentation slides or aides. If you have any animations or videos we do advise to run through the presentation with the AV tech just to make sure everything is compatible. We also advise that all speakers make themselves known to the AV tech in the conference room immediately before your session beings. The AV tech will apply your microphone and provide a laser pointer should you have a complimenting presentation. Please note, speakers are not permitted to use their individual laptops, our AV tech will have a master laptop for you to run your presentation from. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to approach our AV tech or a member of the Fusion team. We are here to help!

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Registration Deadlines

Poster Submission – 04 Aug 14

Last Chance – 08 Aug 14

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