Registration deadlines

Early Bird - 19 Sep 2019

Talk Submission - 06 Dec 2019

Poster Submission - 09 Jan 2020

Registration Deadline - 10 Jan 2020

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Exosomes in Human Infectious Diseases Conference

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05 Mar 2020 - 08 Mar 2020

Nassau, Bahamas

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Synopsis

Extracellular vesicles (EVs), which are generated by almost all living cells, are now considered to be an important system of cell–cell communication. A large volume of data has been published on EVs in different fields of biology and medicine, from immunology to marine biology. These data are discussed at large international meetings that gather thousands of researchers.

However, there is still a need for more-focused meetings at which the importance and reliability of the data should be evaluated by a narrow circle of experts. Here, we propose to organize a small conference that will focus on one of the most important aspects of EVs, their role in infectious human diseases. The aim of the proposed conference is to improve our understanding of the mechanisms of this involvement and to evaluate EVs as potential therapeutic targets.

Key Sessions to include:

  • Extracellular vesicles generated by human cells: a diverse population of vesicles formed by diverse biogenesis and having diverse composition.
  • Extracellular vesicles as mediators of communications between human cells in vitro and in vivo: proved cases vs. unproved hypotheses.
  • Extracellular vesicles in retroviral pathogenesis: human retroviruses as close relatives of extracellular vesicles.
  • Extracellular vesicles as carriers of viral proteins and infectious viruses.
  • Extracellular vesicles in bacterial pathogenesis: effects of bacterial vesicles on human tissues.
  • Extracellular vesicles in complicated pregnancies: EVs as mediators of disruption of mother-to-child dialogue in infections.
  • Extracellular vesicles as vehicles carrying RNA and soluble factors between cells.
  • Isolation and characterization of different vesicles generated by human cells in vivo and in vitro: Is this mission possible?

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Register an academic at the earlybird rate and bring a student for only $850. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 5,6,7 th March 2020 (on a shared basis for students) and a 24hour all-inclusive food and beverage package for the conference period. Academic registrations must be completed by 10 January 2020. Once registered, please contact Amy Johnson to obtain a special registration link for your student. 

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Genoveffa Franchini (NIH)
Stephen Gould (Johns Hopkins University)
Andrew Hill (La Trobe University)
Guillaume van Niel (INSERM)
Randy Schekman- The Nobel Prize 2013 (University of California, Berkeley) 
Philip Stahl (Washington University in St. Louis)
Yoel Sadovsky (Magee-Womens Research Institute)

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Igor Almeida (University of Texas)
Nihal Altan-Bonnet (NIH)
Shilpa Buch (Nebraska Medical Center)
Michael Bukrinsky (District of Columbia Center)
Hernando Del Portillo (Barcelona Insititute for Global Health)
Dirk Dittmer (UNC Lineberger)
Ramin Hakami (George Mason University)
David Meckes (Florida State University)
Jan Münch (Ulm University)
Ratna Ray (Doisy Research Center)

Target Audience

The specific audience that will attend this conference will consist of the leading experts in extracellular vesicles, post-doctoral fellows, and possibly PhD students who plan to investigate the relevance and involvement of extracellular vesicles in their scientific projects, as well as physicians who have read about extracellular vesicle involvement in human diseases and who want to learn about this topic from the experts. The field of extracellular vesicles is relatively new, and the ideas so far developed are rather simple. Therefore, to understand the field at this stage of its development does not require prior knowledge or skills beyond general university courses in microbiology.

Educational Need

The field of extracellular vesicles has undergone extensive growth over the last several years; it has attracted significant funding and a diverse circle of researchers. As the result, the field benefits from excellent new data but is also held back by less-than-convincing results and unproved hypotheses. A relatively small conference focused on only one aspect of extracellular vesicles, namely their role in human infectious disease, may provide for the scientific community a consensus view of the leading experts on the validity of different data and may develop new lines of research necessary for the progress of basic knowledge of EVs and their potentials in translational medicine.

International Women's Day

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the world. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. To mark the day we aim to dedicate the programme to an all-female speaker line up on Sunday 08 March 2020. 

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Exosomes in Human Infectious Diseases Conference

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05 Mar 2020 - 08 Mar 2020

Nassau, Bahamas

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Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Andrew Hill

Director, La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science

Genoveffa Franchini

Senior Investigator, National Cancer Institute, Vaccine Branch

Invited Speakers

SHILPA BUCH

Professor, University of Nebraska Med Ctr

Hernado Del Portillo

Research professor, ISGlobal - Institut de Salut Global de Barcelona

Michael Bukrinsky

Professor, George Washington University

Dirk Dittmer

Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Exosomes in Human Infectious Diseases Conference

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05 Mar 2020 - 08 Mar 2020

Nassau, Bahamas

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Programme

Although the programme has not yet been released, we are able to confirm that the conference should begin no earlier than 14:45 with opening comments on 05th March 2020. Registration and a welcome reception should be available from 14:00. The conference will conclude no later than 12:30 on 08th March 2020.


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Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic $1845 $1945 $684 $263 $321 $88
Industry $1845 $1945 $684 $263 $321 $88
Student $1556 $1656 $684 $263 $321 $88

All registration fees include 3 nights accomodation and meals during the conference period. Exact inclusions are details below.

What's Included in our Registration Fees?

Our registration fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- Conference registration 
- 3 Nights’ fixed accommodation (05, 06, 07 Mar 2020) on a single basis for academics and industry, on a shared basis for students/Postdocs
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours (excluding Black Angus and Starbucks)
- Unlimited select brand liquors, wines by the glass, local domestic beer, bottled water and soft drinks
- Gala Dinner (includes an open bar)
- Room service
- Guest room mini bar
- Non motorized water sports equipment
- Complimentary WIFI in both conference rooms and your guest room

What's Included in our Accompanying Adult Fees?

Our accompanying adult fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- 3 Nights’ fixed accommodation (05, 06, 07 Mar 2020) on a shared basis with a conference participant 
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours (excluding Black Angus and Starbucks)
- Unlimited select brand liquors, wines by the glass, local domestic beer, bottled water and soft drinks
- Gala Dinner (includes an open bar)
- Room service
- Guest room mini bar
- Non motorized water sports equipment
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference.

What's Included in our Accompanying Child Fees?

Our accompanying child fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- 3 Nights’ fixed accommodation (05, 06, 07 Mar 2020) on a shared basis with the parent/s
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours (excluding Black Angus and Starbucks)
- Unlimited bottled water and soft drinks
- Gala Dinner 
- Room service 
- Non motorized water sports equipment
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Accompanying child fees are applicable for children aged 2-12 years. Children younger than 2 years stay free of charge with a parent. Children aged 13-17 years will be charged $377 per child. 18 years + will be classified as an adult at this venue (Melia Nassau Beach, Bahamas).

What's Included in our Extra Night Fees?

- 1 night’s accommodation for 1 person
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours (excluding Black Angus and Starbucks)
- Unlimited select brand liquors, wines by the glass, local domestic beer, bottled water and soft drinks
- Room service 
- Guest room mini bar
- Non motorized water sports equipment
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Extra night child fees are applicable for children aged 2-12 years. Children younger than 2 years stay free of charge with a parent. Children aged 13-17 years will be charged $126 per night, per child. 18 years + will be classified as an adult at this venue (Melia Nassau Beach, Bahamas).

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05 Mar 2020 - 08 Mar 2020

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Venue

Melia Nassau Beach All Inclusive

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Currency
US Dollar (USD)
Address
Nassau W Bay St. Nassau Bahamas
Nearest Airport
Lynden Pindling International Airport

Overlooking one of the finest beaches in the world the Meliá Nassau Beach is surrounded by crystal blue waters and white sandy beaches. Located on the stunning Cable Beach, you are just a few minutes walk from the center, shops and restaurants. The beautiful Nassau Botanical Gardens are within easy reach (7km) and Lynden Pindling International Airport is situated only 9km away.

Throughout your stay delegates will enjoy a full meal plan, inclusive of beverages. Take your pick from Cilantro where you can experience the natural textures, aromas and flavors of Mexico, Nikkei, celebrated for its exquisite fusion of Japanese, Cantonese and Peruvian cuisine featuring a sushi bar and Teppanyaki tables, Estavida, an upbeat tapas lounge located in the hotel lobby serving innovative tapas and a wide selection of cocktails, Aqua, an A la carte restaurant specializing in exquisite, rustic Italian cuisine, The Market Place, where you will find an International buffet serving an array of exquisite dishes, O'Grille, an open air restaurant with fabulous views of the sea and pool serving casual beach fare and light bites and finally The Black Angus, a steakhouse featuring hip, contemporary jazz and modern decor, offering guests the finest quality prime cuts and the freshest ingredients.(This restaurant is not included in the all inclusive package, additional charges apply). The Gala Night takes place on the third evening of the conference with a mouth-watering feast of local cuisine, an open bar and amazing local entertainment.  We welcome all delegates and their accompanying persons to the Gala Night – a truly fun filled night not to be missed!

Hotel Facilities

  • 24 hour reception
  • Room service
  • 3 heated outdoor pools
  • Complimentary resort wide Wi-Fi (guest rooms, throughout hotel, beach and conference areas)   
  • 24-hour Fitness Center
  • 7 dining venues
  • 4 bars.
  • non-motorised water sports

The Bahamas is formed by over 700 islands, keys and islets located in the Atlantic Ocean and renowned for its warm sunshine, mild climate, fine, white sandy beaches, turquoise, crystal clear water and friendly people, making this the perfect environment to relax and unwind in your free time during the conference.

Location

The Melia Nassau Beach All-Inclusive is located right on the stunning Cable Beach just a few minutes away from the airport and city center; Nearby in Downtown Nassau you can experience the flavours of new foods at local restaurants, shop 'til you drop at Straw market or take a trip through time at the Pirates Museum. The beautiful Nassau Botanical Gardens are close by and water enthusiasts can enjoy non-motorized water sports right on property.

Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas. It lies on the island of New Providence, with neighboring Paradise Island accessible via Nassau Harbor bridges. The city has a hilly landscape and is known for it's fabulous beaches as well as its offshore coral reefs, popular for diving and snorkeling. It retains many of its typical pastel-colored British colonial buildings, like the pink-hued Government House.

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Transportation

The Melia Nassau Beach Resort is located just 9km from Lynden Pindling International Airport, approximately 10-15 minutes journey time. Formerly known as Nassau International Airport, it is the largest airport in the Bahamas and provides an international gateway into the country.

Taxis

There’s no shortage of available taxi cabs at Lynden Pindling International Airport. Taxis are available outside the U.S., International and Domestic terminals. Taxis charge approximately $25 one way to the Melia Nassau Hotel, however charges may increase if there are more than two passengers and/or two large suitcases.

Pre-Booked Airport Transfers

There are various suppliers that offer pre-booked airport transfer services to and from Lynden Pindling Airport. Please find details of a few that we are aware of below. However, should you require further information or would like to make a booking, please contact the company directly. Pre-booked transportation prices range from $70 - $145 one way. 

Simon's Transports Ltd
Contact Name: Jocelyne Casimir
Contact Email: info@simonstransports.com
Website: https://simonstransportsbahamas.com/nassau-airport-transfers/ 

Majestic Tours
Contact Name: Betty Fox
Contact Email: betty@MajesticHolidays.com
Website: http://www.majestictoursbahamas.com/

Cheryl Bahamas Taxi & Tours
Contact Email: cherylfoxferguson@live.com
Website: http://www.cherylbahamastaxiandtours.com/

Black Diamond Transportation (BDT Bahamas)
Website: https://bdtbahamas.com

**Any bookings and transactions made with the above suppliers are the sole responsibility of the individual.

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Local Activities

Several free activities are available within the resort and include:

  • Trip to Balmoral Island during your stay; a taxi boat to and from Balmoral Island and access to the VIP Balmoral Beachside is included.
  • Daily fitness activities: gym classes, yoga, zumba, pool aerobics, etc.
  • In the water: paddleboards, glass-bottom kayaks, ocean duo kayaks, reef-board zayaks, cabana floating mats, water hammocks, etc.
  • Workshops: jewellery making, henna tattoo, scent creation, Bahamian crafts, etc.
  • Classes: mixology, scuba diving, dancing, etc.
  • Friendly competitions: beach volleyball, beach soccer, ping pong, darts, water balloon toss, deep dive contest, etc.
  • Free shuttle to Baha Mar and direct access to its spectacular 100,000 sq. ft. casino, Royal Blue™ tournament player’s golf course with special rates for Meliá guests, tennis court, spa, retail outlets and over 30 dining venues and lounges

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Group Activities

To be announced

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Oral Presenters

We have several oral opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a talk, please register for the conference and upload your abstract when prompted to do so. You will be able to monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account and you will also receive an email if you are successful or unsuccessful.

Please use the abstract template provided (see below) and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length.

If you are accepted for a talk, we recommend you check our website regularly as the conference approaches. Regular programme updates will be released under the ‘Programme’ tab on the conference website.

Your Presentation

On the day of your presentation please make yourself known to our AV technician who will be present in the conference room. We advise running through your presentation at least 30minutes prior to your session commencing to ensure your slides and any videos or animations appear as expected. We prefer our speakers to run their presentation from the master PC or Mac, however, if you prefer to use your own laptop then please notify us prior to the session. A HDMI or VGA cable is usually available on the podium.

Our AV technician will apply your microphone and provide a combined slide advancer and laser pointer.

We ask all speakers to adhere to their time slots and respect their fellow presenters. A visual traffic light aide will be available to warn presenters as their time decreases.

Please make sure your presentation adheres to the following guidelines.

Aspect Ratio: On Screen Show (16:9)
File Type: Please save your presentation in PPT, PPTS or Keynote format.

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Posters

We have several poster opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a poster presentation, please register for the conference and upload your abstract when prompted to do so. You will be able to monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account and you will also receive an email if you are successful or unsuccessful.

Please use the abstract template provided (see below) and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length.

Our poster boards can accommodate a maximum poster size of A0 (1189H x 841W mm), portrait in orientation. Posters exceeding this size may not fit on the poster boards provided and therefore we may be unable to display your poster, so please kindly keep to these measurements.

Displaying & Presenting Your Poster

Please bring your poster to registration and hand this to a member of the Fusion team. They will advise of your poster number and display your poster for you. 

Your poster will remain on display for the duration of the conference, allowing presenters to take advantage of the refreshment breaks and free time for valuable networking opportunities, in addition to the official poster session.

Please check the programme and note the date and time of the poster session(s). Your poster will be judged during the poster session and prizes will be awarded at the Gala Dinner.

Posters will be taken down by the Fusion team and will be ready for collection at the Fusion desk on the final day of the conference.

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