Registration deadlines

Early Bird - 27 Aug 2020

Talk Submission - 03 Sep 2020

Poster Submission - 17 Dec 2020

Registration Deadline - 18 Dec 2020

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4th Growth Factors in Regeneration and Regenerative Medicine Conference

#GFRRM21


11 Feb 2021 - 14 Feb 2021

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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Synopsis

This conference is a continuation of the Fibroblast Growth Factors in Development and Repair series.

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
•    Role of endogenous growth factors in normal and injured tissues
      - Epithelial repair
      - Vascular response to injury
      - Fibrosis
•    Extracellular matrix regulation of growth factor signalling in tissue injury and repair
•    Use of exogenous growth factors in tissue repair and regeneration
      - Epithelial repair
      - Vascular response to injury
      - Fibrosis

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Register an academic at the early bird rate and bring a student for only $870. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 11, 12, 13 Feb 2021 (on a shared basis for students) and a food and beverage package for the conference period. Academic registrations must be completed by 27 August 2020. Once registered, please contact (Amy Johnson) to obtain a special registration link for your student. 

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.
 

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

Sabine Eming (University of Cologne)
Jeff Hubbell (University of Chicago)
Lusia Iruela-Arispa (UCLA)
Mike Longaker (Stanford University)
Paul Martin (University of Bristol)
Andrew McMahon (University of California)
Helen McNeill (Washington University)
Kristy Red-Horse (Stanford University)
Michael Rudnicki (Ottawa Hospital Research Institute)
Maria Sibilia (Medical University Vienna)
Dietmar Vestweber (Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Biomedicine)
Rusty Williams (Walking Fish Therapeutics)
Thomas Wynn (Pfizer)
 

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

#GFRRM21


11 Feb 2021 - 14 Feb 2021

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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Speakers

Invited Speakers

Jeffrey Hubbell

Professor, University of Chicago

Helen McNeill

Professor, Washington University School of Medicine

4th Growth Factors in Regeneration and Regenerative Medicine Conference

#GFRRM21


11 Feb 2021 - 14 Feb 2021

Puerto Vallarta, 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 11th February 2021. The conference will conclude no later than 12:30 on 14th February 2021


4th Growth Factors in Regeneration and Regenerative Medicine Conference

#GFRRM21


11 Feb 2021 - 14 Feb 2021

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic $1801 $1901 $658 $155 $319 $52
Industry $1801 $1901 $658 $155 $319 $52
Student $1483 $1583 $658 $155 $319 $52

All registration fees include 3 nights accomodation 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 (11, 12, 13 Feb 2021) 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 (includes an open bar)
- 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 during the conference period only:

- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (11, 12, 13 Feb 2021) 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 (includes an open bar)
- 24 hour room service
- Guest room mini bar (replenished daily)
- 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 (11, 12, 13 Feb 2021) 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 younger than 5 years stay free of charge with a parent. Children aged 13 years and older are classified as an adult at this venue (Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta). 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 Laura for further information.

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
- 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: Extra night child fees are applicable for children aged 5-12 years. Children younger than 5 years stay free of charge with a parent. Children aged 13 years and older are classified as an adult at this venue (Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta).

4th Growth Factors in Regeneration and Regenerative Medicine Conference

#GFRRM21


11 Feb 2021 - 14 Feb 2021

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Chairs

4th Growth Factors in Regeneration and Regenerative Medicine Conference

#GFRRM21


11 Feb 2021 - 14 Feb 2021

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Chairs

Venue

Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive

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Address
Blvd Francisco Medina Ascencio Km 2.5, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico
Nearest Airport
Licenciado Gustavo DiĀ­az Ordaz International Airport (PVR)

The Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive is in the beautiful Bahía de Banderas on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. With a mix of contemporary Mexican architecture and the more traditional Mexican styles of Jalisco, the buildings blend perfectly with the surrounding landscape of the Western Sierra Madre Mountains.

Located just 13km from Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport and within easy reach of the town of Puerto Vallarta with its array of boutique shops and set alongside one of the most beautiful beaches in the area, this provides the perfect setting for a conference.

Throughout your stay delegates will enjoy a full meal plan, inclusive of beverages. Take your pick from the wonderful selection of restaurants such as Chulavista, a contemporary  buffet restaurant overlooking the beach offering Mexican and International cuisine, Rosato, offering mediterranean cuisine with an Italian twist, El Mexicano, serving traditional Mexican fare, Tiatang, adults-only restaurant serving Asian cuisine nightly for dinner and L'Isola, a sophisticated restaurant serving lobster and fine meat cuts in a poolside setting - there is a surchage for dining at this venue. There are also several other dining opportunities such as the Cevichería, Fajita House and Grill as well as the Terrace and Pool Bars. The Café / Deli Express is also open daily for coffee, teas, cakes and pastries.

The themed 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 include;

Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and throughout hotel and conference areas

  • Lagoon Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • 8 Restaurants
  • Kids Club
  • Private Beach

Location

Originally a bustling mining town known as the ‘Las Peñas’ in the 19th century, Puerto Vallarta is framed by the stunning mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental of Jalisco and the immense Mexican Pacific. This fascinating destination with red roofs, golden sunsets, cobbled streets and beautiful beaches possesses everything that makes for an incredible place to visit.

Puerto Vallarta’s art offering is amazing, from crafts found in the flea market to the fleeting creations made by artists with the sand on the beach. Its art galleries, boardwalk, calm Banderas Bay waters - loved by scuba diving enthusiasts and bustling nightlife bare some of the contrasts that Vallarta holds.

There are many activities you can enjoy during your fee time such as visiting the El Salado estuary, going on horseback up the Quimixto waterfall or taking a tour of Banderas Bay. You may also like to explore the Jardín Botánico de Vallarta where you will find orchids, bromeliads, agaves, wild palms and fern grottos along the paths of this gorgeous nature park.

4th Growth Factors in Regeneration and Regenerative Medicine Conference

#GFRRM21


11 Feb 2021 - 14 Feb 2021

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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Transportation

Puerto Vallarta International Airport is located just 3.9 km, a short 10-15 minute journey from the Fiesta Americana All-Inclusive resort Puerto Vallarta.

Taxis

Various taxi services are available once you exit the terminal at the designated Taxi rank. Please be aware that, after you have passed through customs, you will walk through the ‘Timeshare’ corridor and may be invited to stop or be offered assistance. Please ignore and continue until you are outside the terminal where you will be able to locate the Taxi rank, or better still, we would recommend you pre-book your airport transfer.

Further information on local taxi services will be available soon.

4th Growth Factors in Regeneration and Regenerative Medicine Conference

#GFRRM21


11 Feb 2021 - 14 Feb 2021

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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Local Activities

Several activities are available within the resort. The schedule changes weekly but typically may include:

Daily fitness activities: gym classes, yoga, dance, aquagym, eco walk etc
Cookery Workshops: sushi, paella, ceviche, guacamole and tequila tasting
Classes: spanish, crafts
Friendly competitions: beach volleyball, beach soccer, ping pong, bocce ball etc.

4th Growth Factors in Regeneration and Regenerative Medicine Conference

#GFRRM21


11 Feb 2021 - 14 Feb 2021

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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Group Activities

Details will be available soon.

4th Growth Factors in Regeneration and Regenerative Medicine Conference

#GFRRM21


11 Feb 2021 - 14 Feb 2021

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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Childcare

4th Growth Factors in Regeneration and Regenerative Medicine Conference

#GFRRM21


11 Feb 2021 - 14 Feb 2021

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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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.

Download Abstract Template

4th Growth Factors in Regeneration and Regenerative Medicine Conference

#GFRRM21


11 Feb 2021 - 14 Feb 2021

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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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.

Download Abstract Template

4th Growth Factors in Regeneration and Regenerative Medicine Conference

#GFRRM21


11 Feb 2021 - 14 Feb 2021

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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