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3rd Immuno-Metabolic Mechanisms of Atherosclerosis Conference

#IMMA22


01 May 2022 - 04 May 2022

Riviera Maya, Mexico

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Synopsis

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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 the Fiesta Americana in Tulkal Riviera Maya, 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
Steven Bensinger (UCLA)
REGULATION OF STEROL METABOLISM IN CELLULAR IMMUNITY
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 (Ichan School of Medicine)
Florent Ginhoux (A*STAR)
MACROPHAGE BIOLOGY: FROM DEVELOPMENT TO DISEASE
Andreas Habenicht (Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich)
THE ABC (ATHEROSCLEROSIS BRAIN CIRCUIT) OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
Helle Jørgensen (University of Cambridge)
Minna Kaikkonen-Määttä (University of Eastern Finland)
GENETIC CONTRIBUTION OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS ASSOCIATED CELL STATES TO DISEASE RISK
Klaus Ley (La Jolla Institute for Immunology)
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?
Kathryn Moore (NYU Langone Health)
STRESS AND THE INNATE IMMUNE RESPONSE IN CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
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
Kodi Ravichandran (University of Virginia School of Medicine)
COMMUNICATION VIA METABOLITES DURING CELL DEATH AND CELL CLEARANCE
Oliver Söhnlein (Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich)
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
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

#IMMA22


01 May 2022 - 04 May 2022

Riviera Maya, 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, LMU

Steven Bensinger

Professor, University of California, Los Angeles

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

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3rd Immuno-Metabolic Mechanisms of Atherosclerosis Conference

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01 May 2022 - 04 May 2022

Riviera Maya, Mexico

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Programme

Although the programme has not yet been released, we are able to confirm that the conference should begin no earlier than 17:00 with opening comments on 01st May 2022. The conference will conclude no later than 09:00 on 04th May 2022.


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3rd Immuno-Metabolic Mechanisms of Atherosclerosis Conference

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01 May 2022 - 04 May 2022

Riviera Maya, Mexico

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Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic $1809 $1909 $545 $185 $268 $62
Industry $1809 $1909 $545 $185 $268 $62
Student $1511 $1611 $545 $185 $268 $62

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 guests 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 (Conrad Tulum, Riviera Maya). 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 (Conrad Tulum, Riviera Maya).

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3rd Immuno-Metabolic Mechanisms of Atherosclerosis Conference

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01 May 2022 - 04 May 2022

Riviera Maya, Mexico

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3rd Immuno-Metabolic Mechanisms of Atherosclerosis Conference

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01 May 2022 - 04 May 2022

Riviera Maya, 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

Riviera Maya, Mexico

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Venue

Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya

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Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya Carr. Cancún - Tulum 307, Tulkal 77774 Chemuyil Q.R., Mexico
Nearest Airport
Cancun International Airport

The Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya is a tranquil sanctuary off the beaten path and on the spectacular shores of the Mexican Caribbean. The hotel is nestled amongst the mangroves surrounded by sparkling white sandy beaches, breathtaking sunsets and magnificent views. Located just 8 miles from Tulum, this hidden gem is the perfect destination for those who love admiring, exploring or enjoying nature. Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya will captivate your senses with unparalleled natural views, bold flavors, clear blue skies, a warm coastal breeze and the irresistible aromas of this tropical paradise. We have a feeling this is going to be a new favourite amongst our delegates.

Hotel facilities include;

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and throughout hotel and conference areas
  • 5 Pools
  • Beach
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • 11 Restaurants & Bars

Location

Stretching from the fishing village of Puerto Morelos to the biosphere reserve of Sian Ka'an, the Mayan Riviera offers an unforgettable Caribbean coastline experience with beautiful white-sand beaches and brilliant turquoise colored water. This world-renowned paradise is home to mangroves and lagoons, ancient Mayan cities, ecological reserves and adventure parks, and the world's second largest coral reef.

The hotel is located just a few miles from Tulum, a town on the Caribbean coastline of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. It’s known for its spectacluar beaches and well-preserved ruins of an ancient Mayan port city. The area also offers incredible cavern diving opportunties and beautiful cenotes to explore.

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3rd Immuno-Metabolic Mechanisms of Atherosclerosis Conference

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01 May 2022 - 04 May 2022

Riviera Maya, Mexico

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Transportation

Cancun International airport is approximately 1hr 15minutes from the Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya 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 Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya, however, Taxi services are also available if preferred.

Private Transfers

Maritur are a reputable and reliable DMC based in Cancun & Riviera Maya. 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.

Transfer Rates:

One Way: $105.00 (USD) 

Round Trip: $210.00 (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: Maritur does not use an online payment portal, therefore Wire Transfer is the safest payment option.

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 Fare:

One way (Tulum, Riviera Maya): $64.63+ (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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01 May 2022 - 04 May 2022

Riviera Maya, Mexico

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Local Activities

If you wish to explore Tulum 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.

- Gran Cenote. Gran Cenote is a large and popular cenote located just outside Tulum. It is made up of a collection of caves, caverns and an open-air cenote connected by meandering wooden boardwalks and surrounded by lush greens. With its crystal clear waters and underground world, Gran Cenote is popular with swimmers, divers and snorkelers. Approx. 20 minute drive from the hotel. More information - http://todocenotes.com/en-tulum/gran-cenote/

- Tulum Mayan Ruins. 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. 25 minute drive from the hotel. More information -  https://www.islandlifemexico.com/tulum-ruins-visitors-guide/

- 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 New Chichen or Chichen Itza, making it a total of 26 Mayan Ruins to see on the Mayan Site. Approx. 2 hour 19 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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01 May 2022 - 04 May 2022

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Childcare

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01 May 2022 - 04 May 2022

Riviera Maya, 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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01 May 2022 - 04 May 2022

Riviera Maya, 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.

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3rd Immuno-Metabolic Mechanisms of Atherosclerosis Conference

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01 May 2022 - 04 May 2022

Riviera Maya, Mexico

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