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Registration deadlines

Early Bird - 29 Jan 2021

Talk Submission - 05 Feb 2021

Poster Submission - 21 May 2021

Registration Deadline - 21 May 2021

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1st Spermatogenesis Conference

Male germ cells: from stem cells to diseases                                                                                  #spermatogenesis21


16 Jul 2021 - 19 Jul 2021

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

David Volle
CNRS UMR 6293, Inserm U1103, UCA
Jon Oatley
Washington State University

Synopsis

We understand that registering for a conference is not essential right now and many researchers will be unable to register for a future conference of interest if their university or lab is temporarily closed. Therefore, you can simply register your interest here to be kept updated with details about this conference without committing to attending and our team will keep in touch with you regarding deadline reminders and grant opportunities. We hope this service is of use at this difficult time.

The germline provides an eternal cellular link between generations and is the source of genetic diversity and evolution of animal populations. In addition, perturbations in the epigenome or genome of a parental germline that arise during development could be underlying causes of many disease states in offspring. In males, sperm are the conduit for transmission of genetic and epigenetic information to the next generation and are formed by the complex process of spermatogenesis, which involves undifferentiated stem cell, differentiating, meiotic, and morphogenesis phases. This workshop will explore recent advances in understanding the biology of these different phases in a variety of animal models as well as how epigenetic and genetic abnormalities may underlie transmission of diseases and fertility disorder in humans. Invited talks and poster sessions that focus on cutting edge findings along with vibrant discussions and debates about controversies in the field will provide a rich intellectual atmosphere that is sure to have an important impact on how the biology of spermatogenesis is investigated for years to come.

Key Sessions

  • Origins of the spermatogenic lineage (focus on PGCs and gonocyte/prospermatogonia)
  • Spermatogonial stem cells
  • Mechanisms of meiosis
  • Spermiogenesis: from spermatids to spermatozoa
  • Metabolism & spermatogenesis
  • Epigenetic &Transgenerational transmission of diseases
  • Impacts of environment on germ cells
  • Fertility disorders and testicular germ cell tumors
  • Debate sessions on one or two controversial topics in spermatogenesis

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Fully paying academics can bring a student for only €830. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 16, 17, 18 July 2021 (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.

Target Audience

This conference will appeal to those working in the field of male reproduction, especially on germ cells. We must "regroup" people working on stem cell biology, genetics (meiosis), epigenetic processes, aspects of transgenerational transmission of diseases; cancer and researchers working on environmental diseases. We would like to encourage recognized scientists and new researchers in the field to refresh the community; this would include clinicians, basic scientists and people involved in the evolution of technologies. Doctoral and post-doctoral students are also encouraged to participate.

Confirmed Speakers

Guylain Boissonneault (Université de Sherbrooke)
Jo Bowles (University of Queensland)
David Chan (Caltech)
Geraldine Delbes (INRS)
Mariagrazia Giansanti (Sapienza University of Rome)
Anne Goriely (University of Oxford)
Robin Hobbs (Monash University)
Kei-ichiro Ishiguro (Kumamoto University)
Leanne Jones (UCLA)
Diane Laird (UCSF)
Nathan Law (Washington State University)
Leendert Looijenga (Princess Maxima Center)
Tessa Lord (University of Newcastle)
John McCarrey (UTSA)
Marcos Morgan (NIEHS)
Ignasi Roig (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Sophie Rousseaux (University of Toronto)

1st Spermatogenesis Conference

Male germ cells: from stem cells to diseases                                                                                  #spermatogenesis21


16 Jul 2021 - 19 Jul 2021

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

David Volle
CNRS UMR 6293, Inserm U1103, UCA
Jon Oatley
Washington State University

Speakers

Invited Speakers

Kei-ichiro Ishiguro

Asscociate professor, Institute of Molecular Embryology and Genetics, Kumamoto University

Nathan Law

Diana Laird

Associate Professor, UCSF

1st Spermatogenesis Conference

Male germ cells: from stem cells to diseases                                                                                  #spermatogenesis21


16 Jul 2021 - 19 Jul 2021

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

David Volle
CNRS UMR 6293, Inserm U1103, UCA
Jon Oatley
Washington State University

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 16th July 2021. The conference will conclude no later than 12:30 on 19th July 2021.


1st Spermatogenesis Conference

Male germ cells: from stem cells to diseases                                                                                  #spermatogenesis21


16 Jul 2021 - 19 Jul 2021

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

David Volle
CNRS UMR 6293, Inserm U1103, UCA
Jon Oatley
Washington State University

Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic €1721 €1816 €625 €155 €158 €41
Industry €1721 €1816 €625 €155 €158 €41
Student €1505 €1600 €625 €155 €158 €41

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 (16, 17, 18 July 2021) on a single basis for academics and industry, on a shared basis for students 
- Buffet breakfast in Manjapão restaurant
- Buffet lunch in the in Manjapão restaurant with soft drinks, beer and wine
- Buffet dinner in the in Manjapão restaurant with soft drinks, beer and wine
- Gala Dinner with 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 (16, 17, 18 July 2021) on a shared basis with a conference participant
- Buffet breakfast in Manjapão restaurant
- Buffet lunch in the in Manjapão restaurant with soft drinks, beer and wine
- Buffet dinner in the in Manjapão restaurant with soft drinks, beer and wine
- Gala Dinner with soft drinks, beer and wine
- Complimentary WIFI in guest room

Important Note: Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference. Meals are only available during the times listed in the conference programme and accompanying guests must dine with the group.

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 (16, 17, 18 July 2021) on a shared basis with the parent/s
- Buffet breakfast in Manjapão restaurant
- Buffet lunch in the in Manjapão restaurant with soft drinks
- Buffet dinner in the in Manjapão restaurant with soft drinks
- Gala Dinner with soft drinks
- Complimentary WIFI in guest room
- A crib (0-3 years old) or roll out bed (4-17 years old)

Important Note: Accompanying child fees are applicable for children aged 4-11 years. Children aged 0-3 years stay free of charge and children aged 12-17 years will be charged a rate of €432.60, inclusive of the above package. If your child is aged 0-3 or 12-17 years, please contact us so we can adjust the invoices relating to your child/children. 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
- Buffet breakfast in Manjapão restaurant
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Extra night child 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.

1st Spermatogenesis Conference

Male germ cells: from stem cells to diseases                                                                                  #spermatogenesis21


16 Jul 2021 - 19 Jul 2021

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

David Volle
CNRS UMR 6293, Inserm U1103, UCA
Jon Oatley
Washington State University

1st Spermatogenesis Conference

Male germ cells: from stem cells to diseases                                                                                  #spermatogenesis21


16 Jul 2021 - 19 Jul 2021

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

David Volle
CNRS UMR 6293, Inserm U1103, UCA
Jon Oatley
Washington State University

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. With stunning views over the golf course, vineyards and the extraordinary landscape of Socorro and Archeira Mountains, this is an idylic environment to host a conference.

The hotel has three restaurants to provide a variety of gastronomic choices, and two bars including one located 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.

1st Spermatogenesis Conference

Male germ cells: from stem cells to diseases                                                                                  #spermatogenesis21


16 Jul 2021 - 19 Jul 2021

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

David Volle
CNRS UMR 6293, Inserm U1103, UCA
Jon Oatley
Washington State University

Transportation

Dolce CampoReal Lisboa, Torres Vedras is approximately a 30-minute journey from Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS)

Taxis

Taxis are available outside the airport, but we would strongly recommend you pre-book your airport transfer with one of the many private transfer companies that are available. The Dolce CampoReal Lisboa is located outside of the city zone and a pre-booked transfer will be a cheaper option than a taxi taken from the airport taxi rank.

Uber also operate in and around Lisbon and there are other Portuguese taxi-hailing apps such as MyTaxi, TaxisLisboa and Coop Taxis, all offering reasonable rates.

1st Spermatogenesis Conference

Male germ cells: from stem cells to diseases                                                                                  #spermatogenesis21


16 Jul 2021 - 19 Jul 2021

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

David Volle
CNRS UMR 6293, Inserm U1103, UCA
Jon Oatley
Washington State University

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

1st Spermatogenesis Conference

Male germ cells: from stem cells to diseases                                                                                  #spermatogenesis21


16 Jul 2021 - 19 Jul 2021

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

David Volle
CNRS UMR 6293, Inserm U1103, UCA
Jon Oatley
Washington State University

Group Activities

To be announced

1st Spermatogenesis Conference

Male germ cells: from stem cells to diseases                                                                                  #spermatogenesis21


16 Jul 2021 - 19 Jul 2021

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

David Volle
CNRS UMR 6293, Inserm U1103, UCA
Jon Oatley
Washington State University

Childcare

1st Spermatogenesis Conference

Male germ cells: from stem cells to diseases                                                                                  #spermatogenesis21


16 Jul 2021 - 19 Jul 2021

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

David Volle
CNRS UMR 6293, Inserm U1103, UCA
Jon Oatley
Washington State University

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

1st Spermatogenesis Conference

Male germ cells: from stem cells to diseases                                                                                  #spermatogenesis21


16 Jul 2021 - 19 Jul 2021

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

David Volle
CNRS UMR 6293, Inserm U1103, UCA
Jon Oatley
Washington State University

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

1st Spermatogenesis Conference

Male germ cells: from stem cells to diseases                                                                                  #spermatogenesis21


16 Jul 2021 - 19 Jul 2021

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

David Volle
CNRS UMR 6293, Inserm U1103, UCA
Jon Oatley
Washington State University