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3rd Immuno-Metabolic Mechanisms of Atherosclerosis Conference

#IMMA22


01 May 2022 - 04 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

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Synopsis

Atherosclerosis and its complications remain the primary cause of death in the industrialized world and emerging economies worldwide. Dyslipidemia constitutes a significant risk factor for the development and progression of atherosclerotic lesions but may also lead to systemic disturbances - particularly metabolic dysfunction - that also influence cellular metabolism and function. 

Atherosclerotic lesions formation is initiated after retention of cholesterol-rich lipoproteins within the arterial wall at sites characterized by low shear stress. Modification of retained lipoproteins and activation of endothelial and vascular smooth muscle cells trigger an inflammatory response and provoke a series of cellular events involving complex interactions between vascular cells, innate immune cells, and cells involved in adaptive immunity to atherosclerosis-related antigens. Recently, a remarkable heterogeneity of the immune cell compartment in atherosclerotic lesions has been found. Depending on the balance between pro-inflammatory responses and resolution promoting pathways, lesion development is either delayed or accelerated towards the formation of advanced and complex plaques characterized by chronic unresolved inflammation, extensive matrix remodeling and formation of large thrombogenic necrotic cores. Defective repair and weakening of the protective fibrous cap ultimately lead to plaque disruption, which triggers acute thrombosis and vascular occlusion. Because of these complexities, systems approaches are needed to untangle the underlying disease mechanisms of chronic inflammation and atherogenesis.

This meeting aims to provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of current research on atherosclerosis with a focus on the latest and most exciting developments in the immuno-metabolic mechanisms that govern disease initiation and progression. There is little doubt that the next most exciting therapy to combat cardiovascular disease will be based on targeting biological pathways that will have been discussed during this conference.

Seven sessions are planned and will highlight the following major research areas:

  • Cellular vessel wall and plaque diversity
  • Lipids and lipoproteins in inflammation
  • Cellular lipid metabolism and immunity
  • Innate immunity, neutrophil and macrophage biology
  • Adaptive immune mechanisms
  • Immunometabolism and leukocytes
  • Neuroimmune signaling
  • Systems analyses
  • Human translational studies and clinical trials

This conference will bring together a restricted but high-level group of scientists from different disciplines and participants from all career levels enabling thorough discussions of the latest research between established and young investigators and trainees and cross-fertilization among scientists from various backgrounds.

Christoph Binder, Eicke Latz, and Ziad Mallat (Co-Chairs) look forward to welcoming you to Cancun, Mexico, from May 1-4, 2022.

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Register an academic at the earlybird rate and bring a student for only $765. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 01, 02, 03 May 2022 (on a shared basis for students) and a 24hour all-inclusive food and beverage package for the conference period. Once registered, please contact Chloe Trundle to obtain a special registration link for your student. 

Confirmed Speakers

Ido Amit (Weitzmann Institute of Science)
THE POWER OF ONE: IMMUNOLOGY IN THE AGE OF SINGLE CELL GENOMICS
Veronique Angeli (NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine)
TUNICA ADVENTITIA: A DYNAMIC COMPARTMENT WITH CRITICAL FUNCTIONS IN ATHEROSCLEROSIS
Charles Dinarello (Univeristy of Colorado)
OLT1177 (DAPANSUTRILE) IS A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE ORAL NLRP3 SPECIFIC INHIBITOR IN HUMANS
Zahi Fayad (Icahn School of Medicine)
NEW ADVANCES IN ImmunoPET IMAGING OF METABOLIC PROCESSES IN ATHEROSCLEROSIS
Chiara Giannarelli (NYU Langone Health)
DEEP PHENOTYPING OF ATHEROSCLEROTIC DISEASE
Florent Ginhoux (A*STAR)
MACROPHAGE BIOLOGY: FROM DEVELOPMENT TO DISEASE
Helle Jørgensen (University of Cambridge)
VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE CELL PLASTICITY IN DISEASE
Minna Kaikkonen-Määttä (University of Eastern Finland)
GENETIC CONTRIBUTION OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS ASSOCIATED CELL STATES TO DISEASE RISK
Klaus Ley (La Jolla Institute for Immunology)
APOB-SPECIFIC CD4 T CELLS IN ATHEROSCLEROSIS
Peter Libby (Harvard Medical School / Brigham and Women's Hospital)
UPDATE ON THE CLINICAL TRANSLATION OF INFLAMMATION AND IMMUNITY BIOLOGY IN ATHEROSCLEROSIS
Esther Lutgens (Amsterdam University Medical Centre)
THE CELL SPECIFIC IMMUNE CHECKPOINT LANDSCAPE OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS
Stephen Malin (Karolinska Institutet)
HOW DOES ATHEROGENIC DYSLIPIDEMIA INITIATE ATHEROSCLEROSIS?
Willem Mulder (Eindhoven University of Technology)
TREATING INFLAMMATORY ATHEROSCLEROSIS WITH NANOBIOLOGIC THERAPEUTICS 
Gwendalyn Randolph (Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis)
GUT-DERIVED HDL
Oliver Söhnlein (University of Münster)
NEUTROPHILS IN CHRONIC INFLAMMATION – FROM PHYSIOLOGY TO THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTION
Fil Swirski (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
LIFESTYLE, CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, AND THE BRAIN
Christoph Thaiss (University of Pennsylvania)
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS ON METABOLIC DISEASE
Edward B. Thorp (Northwestern University)
METABOLIC REGULATION OF MACROPHAGES IN INFLAMMATORY HEARTS
Laurent Yvan-Charvet (Université Côte d'Azur)
HEPATIC VS. MACROPHAGE GLUTAMINOLYSIS IN ATHEROSCLEROSIS

Target Audience

We encourage young scientists/clinicians to attend and expect broad representation from various disciplines. The conference will especially appeal to scientists, scientists/clinicians in academia, biotech and pharmaceutical companies with interest in Cardiovascular Medicine/Biology, Immunology, Metabolic Diseases, Immuno-Metabolism, Molecular/Cellular Biology and Epigenetics.

Educational Need

Graduate students, postdocs, and junior researchers will gain a cutting-edge overview of the field. They will have the extraordinary opportunity to discuss the latest developments with world-leading experts in an informal and highly conducive setting.

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3rd Immuno-Metabolic Mechanisms of Atherosclerosis Conference

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01 May 2022 - 04 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

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Speakers

Invited Speakers

Stephen Malin

Associate Professor, Karolinska Institutet

Chiara Giannarelli

Associate Professor of Cardiology, Associate Professor of Pathology, NYU Langone Health

Esther Lutgens

Prof, Mayo Clinic

Zahi Fayad

Director, BioMedical Engineering & Imaging Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital

Oliver Soehnlein

Head of Institute, WWU Münster

Florent Ginhoux

Senior Principal Investigator, Singapore Immunology Network

Gwendalyn Randolph

Unanue Professor, Washington University School of Medicine

Veronique Angeli

associate professor, National University of Singapore

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3rd Immuno-Metabolic Mechanisms of Atherosclerosis Conference

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01 May 2022 - 04 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

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Programme

SUNDAY 01ST MAY 2022

16:00 – 17:00

Student Networking Reception

17:00 – 17:30

Registration

17:30 – 17:40

Opening Comments

17:40 – 18:25

Peter Libby
Harvard Medical School / Brigham & Women's Hospital

UPDATE ON THE CLINICAL TRANSLATION OF INFLAMMATION AND IMMUNITY BIOLOGY IN ATHEROSCLEROSIS

CELLULAR VESSEL WALL AND PLAQUE DIVERSITY

18:25 – 18:55

Helle Jørgensen
University of Cambridge

VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE CELL PLASTICITY IN DISEASE

18:55 – 19:25

Chiara Giannarelli
NYU Langone Health

DEEP PHENOTYPING OF ATHEROSCLEROTIC DISEASE

19:25 – 19:40

Kapka Miteva
University of Geneva

SINGLE-CELL RNA-SEQ REVEALS A CROSSTALK BETWEEN HYALURONAN RECEPTOR LYVE-1-EXPRESSING MACROPHAGES AND VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE CELLS

19:40 – 19:55

Pieter Goossens
Maastricht University

INTEGRATED MULTIPLEX IMMUNOFLUORESCENT AND MASS SPECTROMETRY IMAGING TO DISSECT ATHEROSCLEROTIC PLAQUE MYELOID HETEROGENEITY IN ITS METABOLIC AND CELLULAR CONTEXT

19:55

Group Dinner

MONDAY 02ND MAY 2022

07:00 – 08:30

Breakfast at Leisure

DYSLIPIDEMIA, LIFESTYLE INTERVENTIONS, AND INFLAMMATION

08:30 – 09:00

Gwendalyn Randolph
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

GUT-DERIVED HDL

09:00 – 09:30

Ziad Mallat
University of Cambridge

NEW PATHWAYS LINKING DYSLIPIDEMIA AND ATHEROSCLEROSIS

09:30 – 09:45

Ada Weinstock
NYU Langone Health

THE DIFFERENTIAL EFFECT OF WEIGHT LOSS AND REGAIN ON ATHEROSCLEROSIS

09:45 – 10:00

Ekaterina Koltsova
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

CYTOKINE SIGNALING IN INTESTINAL EPITHELIAL CELLS REGULATES MICROBIOTA, INFLAMMATION AND ATHEROSCLEROSIS

10:00 – 10:20

Meet the Poster Presenters

10:20 – 11:05

Refreshments & Poster Viewing

ENVIRONMENT AND STRESS IN CVD

11:05 – 11:35

Veronique Angeli
National University of Singapore

TUNICA ADVENTITIA: A DYNAMIC COMPARTMENT WITH CRITICAL FUNCTIONS IN ATHEROSCLEROSIS

11:35 – 12:05

Fil Swirski
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

LIFESTYLE, CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, AND THE BRAIN

12:05 – 12:20

Jesse Williams
University of Minnesota

ADRENAL GLAND RESIDENT MACROPHAGES REGULATE SYSTEMIC STRESS RESPONSE TO ATHEROSCLEROSIS THROUGH TREM2

12:20 – 17:00

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

CELLULAR LIPID METABOLISM AND IMMUNITY

17:00 – 17:30

Laurent Yvan-Charvet
Université Côte d'Azur

CROSSTALK BETWEEN METABOLISM AND HEMATOPOIESIS AND IN ATHEROSCLEROSIS

17:30 – 17:45

Jeffrey Kroon
Amsterdam UMC

LOW-GRADE INFLAMMATION DRIVES ENDOTHELIAL METABOLIC REWIRING, THEREBY REGULATING ATHEROSCLEROSIS PROGRESSION: FATTY ACIDS TO THE RESCUE?

17:45 – 18:00

Hafid Ait-Oufella
INSERM

CLONAL HEMATOPOIESIS AND VASCULAR RESIDENT MACROPHAGES

18:00 – 20:00

Poster Session & Refreshments

20:00

Dinner at Leisure

TUESDAY 03RD MAY 2022

07:00 – 08:30

Breakfast at Leisure

IMMUNE HOMEOSTASIS AND ATHEROSCLEROSIS

08:30 – 09:00

Edward B. Thorp
Northwestern University

COORDINATION OF MACROPHAGE METABOLISM WITH CARDIAC REPAIR

09:00 – 09:30

Christoph Binder
Medical University of Vienna

HUMORAL IMMUNITY AND IMMUNE HOMEOSTASIS IN ATHEROSCLEROSIS

09:30 – 09:45

Myrthe Reiche
Amsterdam UMC

CD40 MAINTAINS B1B-CELL HOMEOSTASIS IN ATHEROSCLEROSIS

09:45 – 10:30

Group Photo, Refreshments & Poster Viewing

INNATE IMMUNITY AND VASCULAR CELL BIOLOGY

10:30 – 11:00

Ido Amit
Weitzmann Institute of Science

THE POWER OF ONE: IMMUNOLOGY IN THE AGE OF SINGLE CELL GENOMICS

11:00 – 11:30

Minna Kaikkonen-Määttä
University of Eastern Finland

GENETIC CONTRIBUTION OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS ASSOCIATED CELL STATES TO DISEASE RISK

11:30 – 11:45

Alesja Dernst
Institute of Innate Immunity

THE EFFECT OF SHORT-CHAIN FATTY ACIDS ON THE REGULATION OF THE NLRP3 INFLAMMASOME IN MACROPHAGES

11:45 – 12:15

Florent Ginhoux
A*STAR

MACROPHAGE BIOLOGY: FROM DEVELOPMENT TO DISEASE

12:15 – 12:45

Eicke Latz
University of Bonn

INFLAMMASOME AND ATHEROSCLEROSIS

12:45 – 17:00

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

ADAPTIVE IMMUNITY

17:00 – 17:30

Stephen Malin
Karolinska Institutet

KUPFFER CELLS COORDINATE THE HEPATIC RESPONSE TO THE ONSET OF ATHEROGENIC DYSLIPIDEMIA

17:30 – 18:00

Esther Lutgens
Mayo Clinic / LMU

THE CELL SPECIFIC IMMUNE CHECKPOINT LANDSCAPE OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS

18:00 – 18:15

Anton Gisterå
Karolinska Institutet

INDUCTION OF LIPID-LOWERING IMMUNE REACTIONS BY APOLIPOPROTEIN B-SPECIFIC T-HELPER CELLS IN HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIC MICE

18:15 – 19:00

Refreshments & Poster Viewing

19:00 – 19:30

Klaus Ley
La Jolla Institute for Immunology

APOB-SPECIFIC CD4 T CELLS IN ATHEROSCLEROSIS

19:30 – 19:45

Bram van Os
Amsterdam UMC

HYPERLIPIDEMIA INDUCES A HYPERINFLAMMATORY RESPONSE IN T CELLS

19:45

Gala Dinner & Poster Awards

WEDNESDAY 04TH MAY 2022

07:00 – 08:30

Breakfast at Leisure

IMAGING AND TREATING INFLAMMATION IN CVD

08:30 – 08:55

Charles Dinarello
University of Colorado

OLT1177 (DAPANSUTRILE) IS A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE ORAL NLRP3 SPECIFIC INHIBITOR IN HUMANS

08:55 – 09:10

Tian Zhao
University of Cambridge

TARGETING THE ADAPTIVE IMMUNE RESPONSE IN ATHEROSCLEROSIS

09:10 – 09:40

Oliver Söhnlein
WWU Münster

NEUTROPHILS IN CHRONIC INFLAMMATION – FROM PHYSIOLOGY TO THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTION

09:40 – 10:10

R efreshments

10:10 – 10:40

Willem Mulder
Eindhoven University of Technology

TREATING INFLAMMATORY ATHEROSCLEROSIS WITH NANOBIOLOGIC THERAPEUTICS

10:40 – 11:25

Zahi Fayad
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

NEW ADVANCES IN ImmunoPET IMAGING OF METABOLIC PROCESSES IN ATHEROSCLEROSIS

11:25 – 11:35

Closing Comments


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01 May 2022 - 04 May 2022

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Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic $1809 $1909 $565 $192 $279 $64
Industry $1809 $1909 $565 $192 $279 $64
Student $1511 $1611 $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 (01, 02, 03 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 (01, 02, 03 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 (01, 02, 03 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 Chloe 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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01 May 2022 - 04 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

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01 May 2022 - 04 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

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LinkedIn forum

The Atherosclerosis Research Network LinkedIn group is an excellent platform to connect with fellow attendees and likeminded researchers prior to the conference. 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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01 May 2022 - 04 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

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Venue

Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All Inclusive

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Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancún 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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01 May 2022 - 04 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

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Transportation

Cancun International Airport is just a short 20-minute journey from the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun 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.

In the interest of safety, we would recommend booking a private transfer service from the airport to the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun, however, Taxi services are also available if preferred.

Private Transfers

Maritur are a reputable and reliable DMC based in Cancun. The Maritur team will be on hand to provide a seamless transfer service to and from Cancun International Airport. Maritur will manage and confirm all transportation bookings. 

Private transfer service vehicles can accommodate a maximum of 7 persons, plus luggage. Upon arrival at the airport, please exit the terminal building and look for a member of the Maritur team holding a ‘Fusion Conferences’ welcome sign. Please note any transportation services need to be pre-booked with Maritur.

*Please note all bookings need to be made at least 5 days prior to your arrival date. Unfortunalty, there is no remaining availablilty for transfers on 5th May, due to demand. You will receive your booking confirmation up to 48 hours after booking your transfer*

Private Transfer Rates

One Way: $50.00 (USD) 

Round Trip: $100.00 (USD)

In the event of any delays or cancellations, please ensure you contact Maritur at least 36 hours in advance; if Maritur are not informed within 36 hours full cancellation charges will apply (Not notified of flight cancellation: 100% penalty charge, No-Shows: 100% penalty charge).

To arrange transportation or make an enquiry, please contact Maritur directly, using their online booking facility (see link below). Please note: You can either pay via card or wire transfer

https://events.maritur.com/fusion-conference/ 

Taxi

Unlike other Airports, Cancun Airport Taxi Services must be pre-arranged. To obtain safe, licensed and bilingual transportation services please ensure you book your ground transportation online with an authorised transportation company prior to your arrival.

Approximate Taxi Fare

One way (Cancun Hotel Zone): $24.85+ (USD) 
*
subject to change, please check the Cancun International Airport website for a more accurate estimation for your trip.

Further information on Taxi services can be found on the Cancun International Airport website (see below link) along with some top tips for travellers from local experts and official authorities. 

https://www.cancunairport.com/taxi.html 

** Please note that Fusion Conferences is not responsible for any bookings made with Maritur or any other transfer/taxi service as transportation is not included within the registration package **

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Local Activities

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we will not be offering group activities on this occasion. However, if you wish to explore Mexico or organise an individual trip, we recommend the following activities. We ask that any off-site trips are organised during free time or pre/post conference, to ensure you are fully present for the meeting.

-   AquaWorld. Lots of water based activities available including snorkelling, paragliding, glass bottom boat trips and more. Approx. 10 minute walk from the hotel. More information- https://aquaworld.com.mx/en/tours/ 

-   Xcaret Park. Xcaret is a water, theme, amusement, eco-archaeological park and more, in one place. Due to its privileged location in the Mayan jungle among underground rivers, cenotes and facing the Caribbean Sea, there are lots of activities on offer. Approx. 1 hour drive from the hotel. More information - https://www.xcaret.com/en/about-xcaret/

-   Tulum Mayan Ruins (Day Trip). The Mayan ruins in Tulum, Mexico, are a must-see attraction for anyone visiting the gorgeous Riviera Maya. Built as a seaport fortress with steep cliffs and limestone walls, the ancient city is one of the best-preserved coastal Maya sites in Mexico, much of which still stands after more than 800 years. Approx. 1 hour 50 minutes drive from the hotel. More information -  https://www.islandlifemexico.com/tulum-ruins-visitors-guide/

-   Isla Mujeres (Day Trip). A beautiful, peaceful paradise just across the Bahia de Mujeres (Bay of Women) from Cancun, Mexico. Known for beautiful white sand beaches, calm crystal clear turquoise waters and the friendliest locals in the Mexican Caribbean. With the beauty of the Caribbean, the heritage of the Mayans, and the easygoing charm of the people, Isla Mujeres has become a haven for people from all over the world. Approx. 1 hour 5 minutes from the hotel via ferry. The Gran Puerto Cancun (Ultramar) ferry dock is located in Puerto Juarez, a few minutes from downtown Cancun. The boats leave every half hour from 5:00 am until 9:30 pm and every hour after that. The crossing takes about 15 minutes. More information - https://www.isla-mujeres.net/

-   Chichen Itza (Day Trip). Chichen Itza was one of the most important city-states in pre-Hispanic America. It’s one of the 7 Wonders of the World and is one of the most visited archaeological sites in Mexico. Chichen Itza is divided into Old Chichen and Chichen Itza where you can find 6 Mayan Ruins in Old Chichen and around 20 Mayan Ruins in Chichen Itza, making it a total of 26 Mayan Ruins to see on the Mayan Site. Approx. 2 hour 46 minutes drive from the hotel. More information - https://www.chichenitza.com/

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01 May 2022 - 04 May 2022

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Group Activities

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we will not be offering group activities on this occasion. Health and safety is highly controlled within the hotel but it’s extremely difficult for Fusion to monitor health and safety outside of the hotel with external suppliers and activity providers. Should you be comfortable with exploring the local area and attractions, please see our Local Activities tab which details lots of places you may wish to visit during your stay in Mexico. 

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused as we know our group activities are very popular amongst delegates! But we hope for your understanding given the ever-changing nature of the pandemic.

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Childcare

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01 May 2022 - 04 May 2022

Cancun, 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.

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3rd Immuno-Metabolic Mechanisms of Atherosclerosis Conference

#IMMA22


01 May 2022 - 04 May 2022

Cancun, 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

Supported By

Diamond
Bronze
Media Partners
If you're interested in sponsoring this conference please contact us.

3rd Immuno-Metabolic Mechanisms of Atherosclerosis Conference

#IMMA22


01 May 2022 - 04 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs