Registration deadlines

Early Bird - 10 Feb 2020

Talk Submission - 17 Feb 2020

Poster Submission - 01 Jun 2020

Registration Deadline - 05 Jun 2020

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2nd Fusion Conference on Ubiquitin Function in Health and Disease

#Ubiq20


26 Jul 2020 - 29 Jul 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Henning Walczak
CECAD Research Centre & Centre for Biochemistry
Vishva Dixit
Genentech, Inc.
Florian Bassermann
Dept. of Internal Medicine III (Hematology/Oncology), Technical University of Munich

Synopsis

We have reached a fascinating point in our research on the ubiquitin system’s function, physiology and roles in disease. The attachment of ubiquitin to a protein in the cytosol was first identified as a means to enable degradation of proteins in the cytosol by the proteasome. It was much later that it was discovered that the ubiquitin system fulfils another crucial cellular function: through the dynamics offered by ubiquitination and subsequent deubiquitination it gives a multitude of signalling pathways the required plasticity to initiate but also to limit their signalling output in an exquisitely controlled manner. Whereas certain signalling-related functions employ ubiquitin’s proteasome-targeting function, e.g. the activation of NF-kB following degradation of I-kB, most signalling-related functions of the ubiquitin system are mediated by different types of ubiquitin chains acting as scaffolds for the recruitment of signalling modules to protein complexes which serve as platforms for the triggering of specific signalling complexes.

Rather than discussing mainly structural aspects of the ubiquitin system, this conference is dedicated to the study of functional roles of the ubiquitin system, how it works to ensure normal signal transduction, what are the pathological consequences when it is perturbed and how can we harness our knowledge of the ubiquitin system therapeutically for more efficacious treatment of diseases with high unmet clinical need, including cancer, chronic inflammatory and autoimmune disorders as well as neurodegenerative diseases.

Importantly, this conference aims to become the go-to forum at which the most current and up-to-date therapeutic avenues that emerge from the study of the ubiquitin system will be presented and discussed.

Target Audience

This conference will appeal to researchers who are particularly interested in the diverse functions of the ubiquitin system, rather than structural aspects of it, as well the way this system is involved in normal physiology in a whole range of pathologies that have been shown to be associated with abnormal ubiquitin signalling. Naturally this target profile will bring together researchers from both academia and the biotech/pharma industries who want to be on top of the most recent developments in this fascinating and fast developing field.

Learning Objectives

1.    To be on top of the field with regards to the diverse functions of the ubiquitin system
2.    To comprehend how the ubiquitin system affects health and disease
3.    To understand the therapeutic opportunities provided through our increased knowledge of ubiquitin’s functions 
4.    To learn which ubiquitin-related drug candidates are presently in preclinical and clinical development and in which clinical entities they are tested
5.    To develop a sense for fruitful future research directions and therapeutic opportunities offered by the study of ubiquitin function
 


 

 


 

2nd Fusion Conference on Ubiquitin Function in Health and Disease

#Ubiq20


26 Jul 2020 - 29 Jul 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Henning Walczak
CECAD Research Centre & Centre for Biochemistry
Vishva Dixit
Genentech, Inc.
Florian Bassermann
Dept. of Internal Medicine III (Hematology/Oncology), Technical University of Munich

Speakers

2nd Fusion Conference on Ubiquitin Function in Health and Disease

#Ubiq20


26 Jul 2020 - 29 Jul 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Henning Walczak
CECAD Research Centre & Centre for Biochemistry
Vishva Dixit
Genentech, Inc.
Florian Bassermann
Dept. of Internal Medicine III (Hematology/Oncology), Technical University of Munich

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 26th July 2020. The conference will conclude no later than 12:30 on 29th July 2020.


2nd Fusion Conference on Ubiquitin Function in Health and Disease

#Ubiq20


26 Jul 2020 - 29 Jul 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Henning Walczak
CECAD Research Centre & Centre for Biochemistry
Vishva Dixit
Genentech, Inc.
Florian Bassermann
Dept. of Internal Medicine III (Hematology/Oncology), Technical University of Munich

Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic €1628 €1728 €622 €426 €158 €41
Industry €1628 €1728 €622 €426 €158 €41
Student €1425 €1475 €622 €426 €158 €41

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 (26, 27, 28 July 2020) 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 (26, 27, 28 July 2020) 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 (26, 27, 28 July 2020) 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 drink
- 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 €147.00, 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.

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.

2nd Fusion Conference on Ubiquitin Function in Health and Disease

#Ubiq20


26 Jul 2020 - 29 Jul 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Henning Walczak
CECAD Research Centre & Centre for Biochemistry
Vishva Dixit
Genentech, Inc.
Florian Bassermann
Dept. of Internal Medicine III (Hematology/Oncology), Technical University of Munich

2nd Fusion Conference on Ubiquitin Function in Health and Disease

#Ubiq20


26 Jul 2020 - 29 Jul 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Henning Walczak
CECAD Research Centre & Centre for Biochemistry
Vishva Dixit
Genentech, Inc.
Florian Bassermann
Dept. of Internal Medicine III (Hematology/Oncology), Technical University of Munich

LinkedIn forum

The conference LinkedIn group is an excellent platform to connect with fellow attendees and likeminded researchers prior to the conference. The Fusion team will post regular reminders about forthcoming deadlines, grant opportunities and programme updates. To join, please follow the link below.

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2nd Fusion Conference on Ubiquitin Function in Health and Disease

#Ubiq20


26 Jul 2020 - 29 Jul 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Henning Walczak
CECAD Research Centre & Centre for Biochemistry
Vishva Dixit
Genentech, Inc.
Florian Bassermann
Dept. of Internal Medicine III (Hematology/Oncology), Technical University of Munich

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.

2nd Fusion Conference on Ubiquitin Function in Health and Disease

#Ubiq20


26 Jul 2020 - 29 Jul 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Henning Walczak
CECAD Research Centre & Centre for Biochemistry
Vishva Dixit
Genentech, Inc.
Florian Bassermann
Dept. of Internal Medicine III (Hematology/Oncology), Technical University of Munich

Transportation

The Dolce CampoReal Lisboa is approximately a 30 minute taxi journey from Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). 

We hope to partner with a local reputable company that will provide transportation services for our attendees. Further information will be available nearer the time.

2nd Fusion Conference on Ubiquitin Function in Health and Disease

#Ubiq20


26 Jul 2020 - 29 Jul 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Henning Walczak
CECAD Research Centre & Centre for Biochemistry
Vishva Dixit
Genentech, Inc.
Florian Bassermann
Dept. of Internal Medicine III (Hematology/Oncology), Technical University of Munich

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

2nd Fusion Conference on Ubiquitin Function in Health and Disease

#Ubiq20


26 Jul 2020 - 29 Jul 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Henning Walczak
CECAD Research Centre & Centre for Biochemistry
Vishva Dixit
Genentech, Inc.
Florian Bassermann
Dept. of Internal Medicine III (Hematology/Oncology), Technical University of Munich

Group Activities

To be announced.

2nd Fusion Conference on Ubiquitin Function in Health and Disease

#Ubiq20


26 Jul 2020 - 29 Jul 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Henning Walczak
CECAD Research Centre & Centre for Biochemistry
Vishva Dixit
Genentech, Inc.
Florian Bassermann
Dept. of Internal Medicine III (Hematology/Oncology), Technical University of Munich

Childcare

2nd Fusion Conference on Ubiquitin Function in Health and Disease

#Ubiq20


26 Jul 2020 - 29 Jul 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Henning Walczak
CECAD Research Centre & Centre for Biochemistry
Vishva Dixit
Genentech, Inc.
Florian Bassermann
Dept. of Internal Medicine III (Hematology/Oncology), Technical University of Munich

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.

Download Abstract Template

2nd Fusion Conference on Ubiquitin Function in Health and Disease

#Ubiq20


26 Jul 2020 - 29 Jul 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Henning Walczak
CECAD Research Centre & Centre for Biochemistry
Vishva Dixit
Genentech, Inc.
Florian Bassermann
Dept. of Internal Medicine III (Hematology/Oncology), Technical University of Munich

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.

Download Abstract Template