Registration deadlines

Early Bird - 25 Aug 2022

Talk Submission - 01 Sep 2022

Poster Submission - 16 Dec 2022

Registration Deadline - 16 Dec 2022

4th Growth Factors in Regeneration and Regenerative Medicine Conference

#GFRRM23


09 Feb 2023 - 12 Feb 2023

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Synopsis

We understand that registering for a conference is not essential right now. Many researchers will be unable to register for a future conference of interest if their organisation is temporarily closed or preventing travel. Therefore, you can simply register your interest here without committing to attending, and our team will keep you updated regarding deadline reminders and grant opportunities. We hope this service is helpful during this difficult time.

This conference is a continuation of the Fibroblast Growth Factors in Development and Repair series with an expanded scope that includes other growth factors and cytokines that are involved in tissue repair and regeneration/regenerative medicine.

The Growth Factors in Regeneration and Regenerative Medicine Fusion Conference aims to bring together researchers and clinicians from different disciplines with an interest in the function of growth factors in tissue regeneration and their use for regenerative medicine. This meeting will provide a unique opportunity for academic and industrial researchers and clinicians to meet each other, to discuss projects, and to initiate new and in some cases highly interdisciplinary research projects and collaborations. 

Key Sessions

  • Role of growth factors in stem cell biology
  • Extracellular matrix regulation of growth factor signalling in tissue repair and regeneration
  • Vasculature in tissue repair and regeneration
  • Immune system in repair and regeneration
  • Growth factor function in tissue repair vs. cancer
  • Growth factor-based tissue engineering for repair and regeneration

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Fully paying academics can bring a student for only $890. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 09, 10, 11 February 2023 (on a shared basis for students) and a 24hour all-inclusive food and beverage package for the conference period. Once registered, please contact Amy Johnson to obtain a special registration link for your student. 

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

Sabine Eming (University of Cologne)
MACROPHAGE MEDIATED WOUND ANGIOGENESIS
Jeffrey Hubbell (University of Chicago)
ENHANCING CYTOKINE FUNCTION THROUGH BINDING TO EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX
Luisa Iruela-Arispa (Northwestern University)
MECHANISMS REGULATING VASCULAR GROWTH AND REGENERATION
Mike Longaker (Stanford School of Medicine)
WOUND REPAIR WITH REGENERATION WITHOUT SCARRING
Paul Martin (University of Bristol)
WOUND HEALING INSIGHTS FROM FISH AND FLIES
Andrew McMahon (University of Southern California)
A WNT-MEDIATED TRANSCRIPTIONAL SWITCH BALANCES EXPANSION AND COMMITMENT OF NEPHRON PROGENITORS 
Helen McNeill (Washington University)
FAT CADHERINS IN GROWTH CONTROL AND REGENERATION
Ken Muneoka (Texas A&M University)
BMP9 SIGNALING IN DIGIT REGENERATION AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
Kristy Red-Horse (Stanford University)
WHEN TWO ROADS MEET DURING DEVELOPMENT: CONVERGENT CELL DIFFERENTIATION IN THE MOUSE AND HUMAN HEART
Maria Sibilia (Medical University Vienna)
MICROENVIRONMENTAL DRIVERS OF INFLAMMATION AND TUMORIGENESIS
Eileen Shore (University of Pennsylvania)
HETEROTOPIC OSSIFICATION – A DISORDER OF TISSUE REPAIR?
Lewis T. (Rusty) Williams (Walking Fish Therapeutics)
USING B CELLS TO DELIVER THERAPEUTIC PROTEINS TO SPECIFIC TISSUES
Thomas Wynn (Pfizer)
TYPE 2 IMMUNITY AND MACROPHAGE SUBSETS IN FIBROSIS, TISSUE REPAIR, AND REGENERATION

Target Audience

Growth factors control survival, proliferation, migration, metabolic functions and the gene expression program of all cells in the body. Upon injury, expression of many growth factors is upregulated, thereby stimulating proliferation and migration of cells at the site of injury. The correct interplay among different growth factors and their cross-talk with other injury-relevant signals is crucial for normal repair. While certain lower organisms have a strong regenerative capacity and can even regenerate complete amputated limbs, this capability is rudimentary in mammals where tissue injury most often results in scar formation with functional and aesthetical impairment. Therefore, there is a strong need to develop strategies to improve the repair/regeneration process. A detailed understanding of growth factor function in regenerating vs non-regenerating tissues and organisms will help to design such strategies. Based on this knowledge, the application of growth factors to injured tissues or activation of major growth factor signaling pathways has a strong potential to improve tissue regeneration. Such approaches require not only the design of suitable molecules, but also their appropriate delivery. All these aspects will be addressed at the Fusion Conference. The meeting is therefore of major interest for cell and developmental biologists, researchers and clinicians working in the area of tissue repair and regeneration, pharmacologists and bioengineers. We expect this meeting to attract people from academia, but also from various Biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.

Growth factor research as well as tissue repair research are well represented at different places in the world, with major hubs in Europe, in the US, and in China. However, researchers from other countries also join such conferences.

Educational Need

Research on Growth Factor signalling pathways in stem cell biology, as mediators of tissue injury, and as potential therapeutics in regenerative medicine is rapidly progressing. Because of the rapid progress in these clinically relevant areas, there is a critical need to bring together researchers from academia and from the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical industries, and clinicians, to share ideas and establish collaborations. There is an additional need to educate new researchers on the recent progress in understanding growth factors as mediators of disease and their use as therapeutics for regenerative medicine. 

4th Growth Factors in Regeneration and Regenerative Medicine Conference

#GFRRM23


09 Feb 2023 - 12 Feb 2023

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

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 9th February 2023. The conference will conclude no later than 12:30 on 12th February 2023.


4th Growth Factors in Regeneration and Regenerative Medicine Conference

#GFRRM23


09 Feb 2023 - 12 Feb 2023

Cancun, Mexico

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Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic $1923 $1973 $716 $216 $303 $72
Industry $1923 $1973 $716 $216 $303 $72
Student $1649 $1699 $716 $216 $303 $72

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 at the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun hotel during the conference period only:
- Conference registration 
- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (09, 10, 11 February 2023) on a single basis for academics and industry, on a shared basis for students 
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours 
- Unlimited alcoholic beverages, cocktails and soft drinks available by the glass at all restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- Gala Dinner 
- 24 hour room service
- Guest room mini bar (replenished daily)
- 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 at the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun hotel during the conference period only:
- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (09, 10, 11 February 2023) on a shared basis with a conference participant 
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours
- Unlimited alcoholic beverages, cocktails and soft drinks available by the glass at all restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- Gala Dinner 
- 24 hour room service
- Guest room mini bar (replenished daily)
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room
Important Note: Accompanying guests are not permitted access to the conference.
 

What's Included in our Accompanying Child Fees?

Our accompanying child fees are inclusive of the following at the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun hotel during the conference period only:
- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (09, 10, 11 February 2023) on a shared basis with the parent/s
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours
- Unlimited soft drinks available by the glass at all restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- Gala Dinner 
- 24 hour room service
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room
Important Note: Accompanying child fees are applicable for children aged 5-12 years. Children 4 years or younger stay free of charge with a parent. Children aged 13 years and older are classified as an adult at this venue (Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun). 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 for further information.
 

What's Included in our Extra Night Fees?

Our extra night fees are inclusive of the following at the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun hotel:
- 1 night’s accommodation for 1 person
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours
- Unlimited alcoholic beverages, cocktails and soft drinks available by the glass at all restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- 24 hour room service
- Guest room mini bar (replenished daily)
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room
Important Note: The extra night price is only applicable 1 night pre/post the conference dates. If you wish to extend your stay further, this is possible to book via Fusion, but please contact Amy for assistance and prices. Extra night child fees are applicable for children aged 5-12 years. Children 4 years or younger stay free of charge with a parent. Children aged 13 years and older are classified as an adult at this venue (Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun).

4th Growth Factors in Regeneration and Regenerative Medicine Conference

#GFRRM23


09 Feb 2023 - 12 Feb 2023

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

4th Growth Factors in Regeneration and Regenerative Medicine Conference

#GFRRM23


09 Feb 2023 - 12 Feb 2023

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Venue

Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All Inclusive

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Address
Fiesta Americana Condesa CancĂșn All Inclusive Blvd. Kukulcan km 16.5 Zona Hotelera 77500 Cancun Q.R. Mexico
Nearest Airport
Cancun International Airport

This stylish hotel features contemporary Mexican architecture, including one of the largest and most impressive thatched-roof "palapas" in the entire country. There are cultural activities, arts and crafts and sports programs to keep you constantly entertained, plus time to relax and enjoy the Mayan culture, soak up the Caribbean sunshine and revel in the international ambiance that settles in after the sun goes down.

Throughout your stay delegates will enjoy a full meal plan, inclusive of beverages. Take your pick from the aromatic Asian delights at Kaumbu, traditional fare at El Mexicano, delicious international cuisine at Kalmia Buffet or perhaps sample the sumptuous Italian dishes at Rosato. There are also several other dining opportunities such as the Cevichería, Pizzeria, Sushi Corner, pool and lounge bar areas. The Gala Night with either a Mayan or Caribbean theme 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

Lagoon Pool
Extensive Health Club and Spa
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and throughout hotel and conference areas

Location

Cancun is a delightful combination of natural beauty, islands, ecological reserves and white sandy beaches. However, besides sun, sand and sea, this destination also offers an infinite variety of underwater activities to choose from: the diving, snorkelling and fishing here are outstanding and you will find an undersea world packed with tropical fish that live on the second largest barrier reef in the world. Sports enthusiasts might choose one of the many eco-tourism activities, such as cycling or hiking through the tropical forest or kayaking through mangroves, or something a little more adventuresome, like zip lining through the treetops.

Apart from the more well-known ancient Mayan archealogical sites such as Tulum, Cobá and Chichén Itzá you may like to visit the Aktun Chen caverns, voted one of the Top 10 underwater walks by National Geographic described as a truly magical experience.

4th Growth Factors in Regeneration and Regenerative Medicine Conference

#GFRRM23


09 Feb 2023 - 12 Feb 2023

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Transportation

Cancun International airport is just a short 20 minute journey from the Fiesta Americana Condesa and is easily accessible from almost every country in the world with many major international airlines providing direct or interconnecting flights on a daily basis.

Airport tansfer information will be available shorlty.

4th Growth Factors in Regeneration and Regenerative Medicine Conference

#GFRRM23


09 Feb 2023 - 12 Feb 2023

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Local Activities

Several activities are available within the resort. Timetables vary daily so please check with the hotel for the latest activities program.

  • Daily fitness activities: yoga, zumba, beach workout
  • In the water: water aerobics, pool volley
  • Workshops: making sushi, art with rice and towels, margaritas, paella making, pizza making (fiesta kids)
  • Classes; dance, spanish lessons
  • Friendly competitions; beach volley, beach soccer, cornhole

There are also many other activities, trips and excursions to consider in and around the local area, depending on the time you have available. Please find a few suggestions below:

  • AQUA World, situated across the street from the hotel. They provide a vast array of water based activites including diving, fishing, snorkeling, hoverboards and boat tours. Take a look at their website for inspiration: https://aquaworld.com.mx/en
  • Trips to Mayan historical sites such as Tulum and Chichen Itzá
  • Arts and crafts markets
  • Jungle tours and eco parks such as Xcaret
  • Golfing at 2 18-hole, par 72 courses: Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus (less than 30 minutes away)

4th Growth Factors in Regeneration and Regenerative Medicine Conference

#GFRRM23


09 Feb 2023 - 12 Feb 2023

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Group Activities

Details will be available soon.

4th Growth Factors in Regeneration and Regenerative Medicine Conference

#GFRRM23


09 Feb 2023 - 12 Feb 2023

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Childcare

4th Growth Factors in Regeneration and Regenerative Medicine Conference

#GFRRM23


09 Feb 2023 - 12 Feb 2023

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

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

4th Growth Factors in Regeneration and Regenerative Medicine Conference

#GFRRM23


09 Feb 2023 - 12 Feb 2023

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

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

4th Growth Factors in Regeneration and Regenerative Medicine Conference

#GFRRM23


09 Feb 2023 - 12 Feb 2023

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

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#GFRRM23

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We understand that registering for a conference is not essential right now. Many researchers will be unable to register for a future conference of interest if their organisation is temporarily closed or preventing travel. Therefore, you ca...

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