Registration deadlines

Early Bird - 23 Nov 2020

Talk Submission - 30 Nov 2020

Poster Submission - 15 Mar 2021

Registration Deadline - 19 Mar 2021

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2nd Metabolism in Health and Disease Conference

Understanding the Role of Metabolism in Development, Physiology and Disease                        #MHD21


10 May 2021 - 13 May 2021

Cancun, Mexico

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Synopsis

Much of what we understand about cellular metabolism has come from research by cancer biologists, who have known since the time of Otto Warburg that metabolic alterations go hand in hand with transformation. Building from this knowledge, in more recent years it has come into focus that many different tissues and cell types undergo metabolic changes that directly impact their function and differentiation. As such, correct metabolic re-wiring is beneficial and a requirement for appropriate cellular function, while aberrant metabolic reprogramming can lead to inappropriate function and have implications on a wide variety of disease states. In this meeting we aim to bring together researchers from different areas of biology, that may otherwise have little crossover, but for their common interest in how metabolism impacts cell differentiation and function. 

Topics will span diverse areas such as cancer metabolism, organismal metabolism in disease, metabolic pathway engagement in cell function, metabolites as signaling molecules, mitochondrial biology, nutrient sensing, metabolism in tissue homeostasis and repair, neurometabolism, and metabolism in host-microbe interactions. This interdisciplinary meeting will bring together researchers working on immunity, metabolism, cancer, stem cells, neurobiology, and host-microbe interactions to gain a more integrated understanding of how metabolism impacts health and disease, with the aim of moving research in the field forward.

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Register an academic at the early bird rate and bring a student for only $750. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 10, 11, 12 May 2021 (on a shared basis for students) and a food and beverage package for the conference period. Academic registrations must be completed by 13 December 2020 . Once registered, please contact Emily Meen to obtain a special registration link for your student

Target Audience

We anticipate that the meeting will lead to the adoption of new technologies that will accelerate the rate of discovery in the field, encourage new collaborations between laboratories that may not have had previous interactions, and promote a focus on translational applications.  We expect attendees to emerge from the meeting with a clearer picture of how these different disciplines come together to shape our understanding of how metabolism impacts health and disease. We also expect that this meeting will help illuminate new areas of research in the field, and identify critical gaps in our knowledge that need further study in order to move the field forward. We plan for this meeting to be an exceptional opportunity for students, postdocs, and junior group leaders to meet more senior scientists and foster interactions that will increase their chances of success.

Educational Need

Attendees will leave the meeting with a stronger understanding of how metabolism in a variety of cell types and tissues impacts health and disease. We hope that researchers from diverse biological disciplines, such as those who study cancer and those who study immunology, will as a result of their interactions, forge new collaborations founded in their mutual appreciation that engagement of particular metabolic pathways shapes cell function and fate. Given the resurgence that metabolism has seen in recent years, we think our meeting will appeal broadly to many researchers across a variety of disciplines, many of whom are interested in investigating metabolic changes in their particular systems

Learning Objectives

Our goals are:

  • To integrate biologists that have a common interest in how metabolism impacts health and disease.
  • To raise awareness of the metabolic intersection between a variety of organ systems, tissues, and cells. 
  • To encourage junior researchers to actively participate at this interface.
  • To highlight new techniques and approaches in the field in a way to make the science accessible to people with relatively little background in any one specific area.

2nd Metabolism in Health and Disease Conference

Understanding the Role of Metabolism in Development, Physiology and Disease                        #MHD21


10 May 2021 - 13 May 2021

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Speakers

Speakers to be confirmed.

2nd Metabolism in Health and Disease Conference

Understanding the Role of Metabolism in Development, Physiology and Disease                        #MHD21


10 May 2021 - 13 May 2021

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 10th May 2021. The conference will conclude no later than 12:30 on 13th May 2021.


2nd Metabolism in Health and Disease Conference

Understanding the Role of Metabolism in Development, Physiology and Disease                        #MHD21


10 May 2021 - 13 May 2021

Cancun, Mexico

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Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic $1818 $1893 $541 $182 $265 $61
Industry $1818 $1893 $541 $182 $265 $61
Student $1523 $1598 $541 $182 $265 $61

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 (10, 11, 12 May 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 (10, 11, 12 May 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 (10, 11, 12 May 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 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 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 Condesa Cancun).

2nd Metabolism in Health and Disease Conference

Understanding the Role of Metabolism in Development, Physiology and Disease                        #MHD21


10 May 2021 - 13 May 2021

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

2nd Metabolism in Health and Disease Conference

Understanding the Role of Metabolism in Development, Physiology and Disease                        #MHD21


10 May 2021 - 13 May 2021

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

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.

2nd Metabolism in Health and Disease Conference

Understanding the Role of Metabolism in Development, Physiology and Disease                        #MHD21


10 May 2021 - 13 May 2021

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.

2nd Metabolism in Health and Disease Conference

Understanding the Role of Metabolism in Development, Physiology and Disease                        #MHD21


10 May 2021 - 13 May 2021

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Local Activities

Activity information will be available shortly.

2nd Metabolism in Health and Disease Conference

Understanding the Role of Metabolism in Development, Physiology and Disease                        #MHD21


10 May 2021 - 13 May 2021

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Group Activities

To be announced

2nd Metabolism in Health and Disease Conference

Understanding the Role of Metabolism in Development, Physiology and Disease                        #MHD21


10 May 2021 - 13 May 2021

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Childcare

2nd Metabolism in Health and Disease Conference

Understanding the Role of Metabolism in Development, Physiology and Disease                        #MHD21


10 May 2021 - 13 May 2021

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

2nd Metabolism in Health and Disease Conference

Understanding the Role of Metabolism in Development, Physiology and Disease                        #MHD21


10 May 2021 - 13 May 2021

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