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Intestinal Stem Cell - Niche Interactions in Health and Disease Conference

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07 Oct 2021 - 10 Oct 2021

Lisbon, Portugal

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Synopsis

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The past ten years have seen an explosion of information regarding intestinal stem cells (ISCs), due to an improved ability to identify ISCs, follow their fates, and manipulate ISCs in vitro. The next frontier in the ISC field is understanding the role that dysregulated ISC behavior plays in the etiology of disease, and conversely, the impact of intestinal disease on proper ISC function.  This meeting will bring together a diverse group of investigators to discuss topics such as how the environment of the small intestine and colon impacts ISC behavior in healthy and diseased states, how ISC behavior and the niche differ along the proximal-distal axis of the intestine, and the strengths of various models for investigating the relationship between ISCs, the niche, and the onset and propagation of disease states.

 

Key Sessions

  • Inflammation: causes and consequence
  • Microbiome 
  • Metabolism and Aging
  • Modeling the intestine in vitro
  • Intestinal diseases and ISCs 
  • Plasticity in the intestine
  • Regulation of ISC behavior

Student Offer


Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Register an academic at the earlybird rate and bring a student for only €820. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 07, 08, 09 October 2021 (on a shared basis for students) and a food and beverage package for the conference period.Once registered, please contact Amy Johnson to obtain a special registration link for your student. 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Frederic de Sauvage (Genentech)
James Wells (Cincinnati Children's Hospital)
HUMAN PLURIPOTENT STEM CELL-DERIVED GASTROINTESTINAL ORGANOIDS AS NEW MODELS TO STUDY HUMAN ORGAN DEVELOPMENT, DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND DIABETES

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Helen Abud (Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute)
ROLE OF THE EGF FAMILY OF LIGANDS IN MEDIATING STEM CELL IDENTITY AND REGENERATION
Tracy Grikscheit (Keck School of Medicine)
ACCESSING THE NICHE IN ENTERIC NEUROPATHY: INTESTINAL STEM CELL THERAPIES
Holly Ingraham (University of California, San Francisco)
Shalev Itzkovitz (Weizmann Institute of Science)
SPATIAL TRANSCRIPTOMICS OF THE SMALL INTESTINE
Heinrich Jasper (Genentech)
Klaus Kaestner (Perelman School of Medicine)
FOXL1-POSITIVE TELOCYTES IN THE INTESTINAL STEM CELL NICHE
Pekka Katajisto (University of Helsinki)
STEM CELL NICHE INTERACTIONS DURING AGING
Prisca Liberali (Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research)
REGENERATIVE LANDSCAPE OF INTESTINAL ORGANOIDS 
Maria Mihaylova (Ohio State University)
NUTRIENT SENSING AND UTILIZATION IN THE INTESTINAL CRYPT  
Jason Mills (Washington University School of Medicine)
PALIGENOSIS: A CONSERVED CELLULAR PROGRAM FOR RECRUITING STEM CELLS IN REGENERATION AND CANCER
Alessandro Ori (Leibniz Institute on Aging- Fritz Lipmann Institute)
REGION-SPECIFIC EFFECTS OF AGING AND DIETARY RESTRICTION ON THE INTESTINAL EPITHELIUM
Jason Spence (University of Michigan)
DISSECTING THE ROLE OF EGF FAMILY MEMBERS IN THE HUMAN INTESTINAL STEM CELL NICHE
Jeff Wrana (Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute)
REVIVAL STEM CELLS IN INTESTINAL REGENERATION AND INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE
Kelley Yan (Columbia University Medical Center)
SINGLE-CELL STUDIES OF INTESTINAL STEM CELLS AND THEIR NICHE
Ömer Yilmaz (Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research)
DIETARY CONTROL OF INTESTINAL STEM CELLS IN PHYSIOLOGY AND DISEASE
Matthias Zilbauer (University of Cambridge)
ROLE OF DNA METHYLATION IN THE HUMAN INTESTINAL EPITHELIUM DURING DEVELOPMENT, HEALTH AND INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASES

Target Audience

 

Scientists and physicians from the fields of stem cell biology, gastrointestinal disease, metabolic disorders, or immunology who are interested in integrating concepts across these areas to improve understanding of mechanisms underlying intestinal homeostasis, disease, and disease treatment.

Educational Need

There does not appear to be any other conference which focuses entirely on intestinal stem cell biology in the context of multiple disease states and in a variety of organisms.  In the conference, we will discuss topics such as:

  • Novel methods for assessing stem cell growth and differentiation capabilities from along the intestinal tract
  • Discussing the extent to which mouse studies can faithfully model human disease, and what are the limits
  • The impact of inflammation (disease, infection) on ISC proliferation and differentiation capacity
  • The impact of diet and metabolism on ISC behaviour from different regions of the small and large intestine
  • The impact of aging on ISCs from different regions of the small and large intestine

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Intestinal Stem Cell - Niche Interactions in Health and Disease Conference

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07 Oct 2021 - 10 Oct 2021

Lisbon, Portugal

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Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Frederic de Sauvage

Vice President Molecular Oncology, Genentech

Invited Speakers

Jeff Wrana

Senior Investigator, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute

Omer Yilmaz

Associate Professor, MIT

Klaus Kaestner

Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Tracy Grikscheit

Faculty, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Heinrich Jasper

Staff Scientist, Genentech, Inc.

Alessandro Ori

Research Group Leader, Leibniz Institute on Aging- Fritz Lipmann Institute

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Intestinal Stem Cell - Niche Interactions in Health and Disease Conference

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07 Oct 2021 - 10 Oct 2021

Lisbon, Portugal

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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 14:00 with opening comments on 07th October 2021. The conference will conclude no later than 12:30 on 10th October 2021.


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Intestinal Stem Cell - Niche Interactions in Health and Disease Conference

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07 Oct 2021 - 10 Oct 2021

Lisbon, Portugal

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Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic €1649 €1749 €632 €426 €168 €41
Industry €1649 €1749 €632 €426 €168 €41
Student €1435 €1485 €632 €426 €168 €41

All registration fees include 3 nights accommodation and meals during the conference period. Exact inclusions are detailed 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 (07, 08, 09 October 2021) on a single basis for academics and industry, on a shared basis for students
- Buffet breakfast in the Manjapão restaurant
- Buffet lunch in the Manjapão restaurant, with soft drinks beer and wine
- Buffet dinner in the Manjapão restaurant, with soft drinks, beer and wine
- Private outdoor Gala Dinner, with a selection of soft drinks, beer and wine
- 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 (07, 08, 09 October 2021) on a shared basis with a conference participant 
- Buffet breakfast in the Manjapão restaurant
- Buffet lunch in the Manjapão restaurant, with soft drinks beer and wine
- Buffet dinner in the Manjapão restaurant, with soft drinks, beer and wine
- Private outdoor Gala Dinner, with soft drinks, beer and wine
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Notes: 
- Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference
- Meals are only available during the times listed in the conference programme

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 (07, 08, 09 October 2021) on a shared basis with parents
- Buffet breakfast in the Manjapão restaurant
- Buffet lunch in the Manjapão restaurant with soft drinks
- Buffet dinner in the Manjapão restaurant with soft drinks
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room
- A cot (0-3 years old) or roll out bed (4-17 years old)

Important Notes: Accompanying child fees are applicable for children aged 12-17 years. Children aged 0-3 years stay free of charge and children aged 4-11 years will be charged a rate of €151.00, inclusive of the above package. If your child is aged 0-11 years, please contact us so we can adjust the invoices relating to your child/children.

Please kindly ensure your child / children are supervised at all times during conference and related events. Childcare services are available at the hotel, please contact Amy Johnson for further information.

What's Included in our Extra Night Fees?

- 1 night’s accommodation for 1 person
- Buffet breakfast in the Manjapão restaurant
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Accompanying child extra night fees are applicable for children aged 12-17 years. Children aged 0-11 years stay free of charge, inclusive of the above package. If your child is aged 0-11 years, please contact us so we can adjust the invoices relating to your child/children.

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Intestinal Stem Cell - Niche Interactions in Health and Disease Conference

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07 Oct 2021 - 10 Oct 2021

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Venue

Dolce CampoReal Lisboa

Venue Rating
Currency
Euro (EUR)
Address
R. do Campo (Campo Real ) 2565-770 Portugal
Nearest Airport
Lisbon Portela Airport

Located in Torres Vedras, just a 30-minute drive from Lisbon, Dolce CampoReal Lisboa offers unique tranquillity, as a result of its idyllic environment. The hotel offers stunning views over the golf course, vineyards and the extraordinary landscape of Socorro and Archeira Mountains.

The hotel has three restaurants to provide a variety of gastronomic choices, and two bars including one beside the outdoor pool.

Hotel Facilities

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and throughout hotel and conference areas
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Golf course
  • 2 Tennis courts

Location

The Dolce CampoReal Lisboa is nestled between the vineyards and the extraordinary landscape of the Socorro and Archeira Mountains.

Lisbon is only a short 30-minute drive away. The Portuguese capital is constantly recognised as one of the greatest cities in the world, a claim confirmed by the “Lonely Planet Guides", who named Lisbon one of the world’s top 10 cities. Lisbon in one of the world’s oldest cities, predating the likes of London, Rome and Paris by hundreds of years. Hillsides covered in tumbledown houses and a mix of baroque and neoclassical buildings, including cathedrals and palaces, make up Lisbon’s skyline. The city is a combination of old and new, with beautiful modern buildings constructed near renovated historical landmarks and ruins.

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Transportation

Dolce CampoReal Lisboa, Torres Vedras is approximately a 30-minute journey from Lisbon Portela Airport.

Taxis

Taxis are available outside the airport, but we would strongly recommend you pre-book your airport transfer with one of the many private transfer companies that are available. The Dolce CampoReal Lisboa is located outside of the city zone and a pre-booked transfer will be a cheaper option than a taxi taken from the airport taxi rank.

Uber also operate in and around Lisbon and there are other Portuguese taxi-hailing apps such as MyTaxi, TaxisLisboa and Coop Taxis, all offering reasonable rates.

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Local Activities

There are various on-site activities available. These include:

- Indoor and 2 outdoor swimming pools
- Fitness centre, available 24h
- Tennis courts
- Donald Steel designed Golf Course – 18 holes Par 72
- Miguel Athayde Equestrian Centre 
- Mandalay Wellness & Spa with 7 treatment rooms
- Kids Club – The hotel will provide details of daily activities for children
- Center “Clube Aventura” for outdoor activities such as Giant Balls, Aquaball, Stand Up Paddle, Archery, Slackline, Water Slide   

**Please note, there may be a charge to participate in some of the above activities.

Should you have time to venture off-site, the Oeste Region and Torres Vedras have a distinctive cultural heritage, rich history, 20 km of coastal area, and a commitment to environmental awareness, accessibility and biodiversity. Below are a few suggestions:

- Monastery of Alcobaça, a UNESCO World Heritage site
- Historical route of the lines of Torres Vedras
- Day trip to Óbidos
- Royal Palace and Convent of Mafra
- Tapada Nacional de Mafra
- Mountain biking along the Santa Cruz to Torres Vedras Loop
- Birdwatching at the Tajus Estuary Nature Reserve
- Jeep tours in and around Torres Verdras

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Intestinal Stem Cell - Niche Interactions in Health and Disease Conference

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07 Oct 2021 - 10 Oct 2021

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Childcare

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07 Oct 2021 - 10 Oct 2021

Lisbon, Portugal

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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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07 Oct 2021 - 10 Oct 2021

Lisbon, Portugal

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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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