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2nd Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

#FusionLung22


19 May 2022 - 22 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Stijn De Langhe
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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 university or lab 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.

Lung development is governed by epithelial-mesenchymal interactions. These pathways are recapitulated during injury and repair. This conference will focus on understanding key processes underlying lung development, injury and repair in the context of age, environment and species, with the hope of better understanding disease development and to discover novel therapeutic approaches.

We will highlight critical issues on lung epithelial biology such as stem cells and regenerative medicine, while expanding sessions to encompass themes such as single cell analytical approaches, cell-cell communication, dissect the biological distinctions mesenchymal proliferation as a repair mechanism and fibrosis; present the impact of new tools in single cell analysis on understanding lung development, repair, and disease; and characterize epithelial-mesenchymal interrelationships that maintain lung homeostasis and orchestrate repair and regeneration. The entire program has been designed to achieve a better understanding of the key clinical research issues and how they relate to basic mechanistic investigation.

Key Sessions

  • Keynote and Emerging Topics
  • Monogenic lung diseases
  • Mechanotransduction in lung development and fibrosis
  • Novel in vivo and in vitro models of IPF
  • Stem cell niche interactions in lung health and disease
  • In vivo and in vitro models of lung development
  • Aging and Lung Fibrosis

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Fully paying academics can bring a student for only $785. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 19, 20, 21 May 2022 (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 Invited Speakers

Wellington Cardoso (Columbia University)
Brent Carter (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Rachel Chambers (University College London)
Jichao Chen (MD Anderson Cancer Center)
SIGNALING ROLES OF ALVEOLAR TYPE 1 CELLS TOWARD THE LUNG MESENCHYME
Tushar Desai (Stanford Child Health Research Institute)
CARTOGRAPHY OF DYNAMIC WNT SIGNALING IN IPF
Susanne Herold (Justus Liebig University Giessen)
LUNG ORGANOID MODELLING TO STUDY MESENCHYMAL-EPITHELIAL INTERACTIONS
Gisli Jenkins (Imperial College London)
Carla Kim (Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard Medical School)
ORGANOID MODELING OF LUNG DISEASE AND LUNG CANCER
Darrell Kotton (Boston University and Boston Medical Center)
Melanie Koenigshoff (University of Pittsburgh)
LUNG EPITHELIAL CELLS AND THE FIBROTIC NICHE
Vibha Lama (University of Michigan)
Joo-Hyeon Lee (University of Cambridge)
Yuru Liu (University of Illinois at Chicago)
REGULATION OF ALVEOLAR TYPE II CELLS DURING LUNG HOMEOSTASIS AND REPAIR
Parviz Minoo (University of Southern California)
“UNDER CONSTRUCTION, ALVEOLAR EPITHELIAL NICHE”: IMPLICATIONS FOR REGENERATIVE CAPACITY IN IMMATURE LUNGS
Edward Morrisey (University of Pennsylvania)
Paul Noble (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center)
Ana Pardo-Saganta (CIMA - University of Navarra)
DECIPHERING NOVEL EPITHELIAL-MESENCHYMAL INTERACTIONS INVOLVED IN PULMONARY FIBROSIS
Jin-Ah Park (Harvard University)
COLLECTIVE EPITHELIAL CELL MIGRATION BY THE UNJAMMING TRANSITION (UJT) IN THE ABSENCE OF THE EPITHELIAL–MESENCHYMAL TRANSITION (EMT)
Tien Peng (University of California, San Francisco)
OF MICE AND MEN: SPECIES-SPECIFIC MECHANISMS OF BASAL CELL METAPLASIA IN THE ALVEOLI
Jay Rajagopal (Massachusetts General Hospital)
FUNCTIONAL DIVERSITY IN THE AIRWAY EPITHELIUM
Steve Rowe (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
THE ROLE OF Muc5b IN A FERRET MODEL OF IDIOPATHIC PULMONARY FIBROSIS
Amy Ryan (Firth) (University of Southern California)
David Schwartz (University of Colorado)
IDIOPATHIC PULMONARY FIBROSIS: A GENETIC AND EPIGENETIC DISEASE INITIATED BY MUC5B
Dean Sheppard (University of California, San Francisco)
PULMONARY FIBROSIS: HOW EPITHELIAL CELLS AND FIBROBLASTS DRIVE EACH OTHER MAD
Debora Sinner (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center)
Jason Spence (University of Michigan)
Xin Sun (University of California, San Diego)
Nan Tang (National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing)
Victor Thannickal (Tulane University School of Medicine)
CELLULAR BIOENERGETICS IN EPITHELIAL MESENCHYMAL INTERACTIONS
Daniel Tschumperlin (Mayo Clinic)
DOPAMINE SIGNALING IN FIBROSIS RESOLUTION
Jeffrey Whitsett (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center)
Jianwen Que (Columbia University)
FIBROBLAST-TO-MYOFIBROBLAST CONVERSION AT THE SINGLE-CELL LEVEL

Target Audience 

  • Lung developmental biologists
  • Stem cell researchers
  • Fibrosis researchers
  • Pulmonary fibrosis researchers

Educational Need

It is known that lung developmental pathways are reactivated in pulmonary fibrosis, yet few if any meetings bring lung developmental biologists and researchers studying lung fibrosis together. This meeting will provide a unique opportunity to bring these 2 fields together.

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2nd Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

#FusionLung22


19 May 2022 - 22 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Stijn De Langhe
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Speakers

Invited Speakers

Dean Sheppard

Professor, UCSF

Ana Pardo-Saganta

Assistant Professor, CIMA - University of Navarra

Yuru Liu

Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

Tushar Desai

Associate Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine

David Schwartz

Chair, Department of Medicine University of Colorado Anschutz Campus

Paul Noble

Chairman, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Xin Sun

Professor, UCSD

Tien Peng

Assistant Professor, University of California San Francisco

Jichao Chen

Associate Professor, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Daniel Tschumperlin

Professor, Mayo Clinic

Steven Rowe

Professor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Debora Sinner

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, CCHMC

Jin-Ah Park

Assistant Professor, Harvard University

Edward Morrisey

Professorof Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Victor Thannickal

Professor and Chair of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine

Parviz Minoo

professor of Pediatrics, University of Southern California and Childrens Hospital

Melanie Koenigshoff

Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

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2nd Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

#FusionLung22


19 May 2022 - 22 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Stijn De Langhe
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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 19th May 2022. The conference will conclude no later than 12:30 on 22nd May 2022.


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2nd Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

#FusionLung22


19 May 2022 - 22 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Stijn De Langhe
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic $1666 $1766 $565 $192 $279 $64
Industry $1666 $1766 $565 $192 $279 $64
Student $1329 $1429 $565 $192 $279 $64

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 (19, 20, 21 May 2022) 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 (19, 20, 21 May 2022) 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 (19, 20, 21 May 2022) 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 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?

- 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 Condesa Cancun).

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2nd Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

#FusionLung22


19 May 2022 - 22 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Stijn De Langhe
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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If you're interested in sponsoring this conference please contact us.

2nd Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

#FusionLung22


19 May 2022 - 22 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Stijn De Langhe
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

LinkedIn forum

Bringing together the global community of researchers and scientists interested in the study of Lung Development. Relevant specialties are wide-ranging, reflecting the importance of Lung Research in many aspects of health and disease, including; Lung development, Lung cancer, Stem cell research, Fibrosis and Pulmonary fibrosis research.

The group is open to all and is intended as a networking forum for past, present and future participants of Fusion Conferences as well as those interested in the related topics. To join, please follow the link below.

Join our group

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2nd Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

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19 May 2022 - 22 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Stijn De Langhe
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Venue

Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All Inclusive

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

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2nd Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

#FusionLung22


19 May 2022 - 22 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Stijn De Langhe
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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.

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2nd Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

#FusionLung22


19 May 2022 - 22 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Stijn De Langhe
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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)

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2nd Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

#FusionLung22


19 May 2022 - 22 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Stijn De Langhe
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Group Activities

Details will be available soon.

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2nd Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

#FusionLung22


19 May 2022 - 22 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Stijn De Langhe
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Childcare

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If you're interested in sponsoring this conference please contact us.

2nd Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

#FusionLung22


19 May 2022 - 22 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Stijn De Langhe
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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

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2nd Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

#FusionLung22


19 May 2022 - 22 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Stijn De Langhe
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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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