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Intestinal Stem Cell - Niche Interactions in Health and Disease Conference

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22 May 2022 - 25 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

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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 organisation 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.

The past ten years have seen an explosion of information regarding intestinal stem cells (ISCs), due to an improved ability to identify ISCs, follow their fates, and manipulate ISCs in vitro. The next frontier in the ISC field is understanding the role that dysregulated ISC behavior plays in the etiology of disease, and conversely, the impact of intestinal disease on proper ISC function.  This meeting will bring together a diverse group of investigators to discuss topics such as how the environment of the small intestine and colon impacts ISC behavior in healthy and diseased states, how ISC behavior and the niche differ along the proximal-distal axis of the intestine, and the strengths of various models for investigating the relationship between ISCs, the niche, and the onset and propagation of disease states.

Key Sessions

  • Inflammation: causes and consequence
  • Microbiome 
  • Metabolism and Aging
  • Modeling the intestine in vitro
  • Intestinal diseases and ISCs 
  • Plasticity in the intestine
  • Regulation of ISC behavior

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 22, 23, 24 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 Jack Peters to obtain a special registration link for your student

Target Audience

Scientists and physicians from the fields of stem cell biology, gastrointestinal disease, metabolic disorders, or immunology who are interested in integrating concepts across these areas to improve understanding of mechanisms underlying intestinal homeostasis, disease, and disease treatment.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Fred de Sauvage (Genentech)

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Helen Abud (Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute)
ROLE OF THE EGF FAMILY OF LIGANDS IN MEDIATING STEM CELL IDENTITY AND REGENERATION
Kim Bak Jensen (University of Copenhagen)
MOVING IN AND OUT OF HOMEOSTASIS
Nick Barker (Institute of Medical Biology)
Nicolas Buchon (Cornell College)
FROM HOMEOSTASIS TO PLASTICITY: HOW THE DIALOGUE BETWEEN ISCS, NUTRIENTS AND MICROBES SHAPES GUT STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION
Marcia Haigis (Harvard Medical School)
DISSECTING METABOLISM IN VIVO
Heinrich Jasper (Genentech)
Pekka Katajisto (University of Helsinki)
STEM CELL NICHE INTERACTIONS DURING AGING
Prisca Liberali (Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research)
REGENERATIVE LANDSCAPE OF INTESTINAL ORGANOIDS 
Maria Mihaylova (Ohio State University)
NUTRIENT SENSING AND UTILIZATION IN THE INTESTINAL CRYPT  
Jason Mills (Washington University School of Medicine)
PALIGENOSIS: A CONSERVED CELLULAR PROGRAM FOR RECRUITING STEM CELLS IN REGENERATION AND CANCER
Alessandro Ori (Leibniz Institute on Aging- Fritz Lipmann Institute)
REGION-SPECIFIC EFFECTS OF AGING AND DIETARY RESTRICTION ON THE INTESTINAL EPITHELIUM
Jason Spence (University of Michigan)
DISSECTING THE ROLE OF EGF FAMILY MEMBERS IN THE HUMAN INTESTINAL STEM CELL NICHE
Kelley Yan (Columbia University Medical Center)
SINGLE-CELL STUDIES OF INTESTINAL STEM CELLS AND THEIR NICHE
Ömer Yilmaz (Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research)
DIETARY CONTROL OF INTESTINAL STEM CELLS IN PHYSIOLOGY AND DISEASE

Educational Need

There does not appear to be any other conference which focuses entirely on intestinal stem cell biology in the context of multiple disease states and in a variety of organisms.  In the conference, we will discuss topics such as:

  • Novel methods for assessing stem cell growth and differentiation capabilities from along the intestinal tract
  • Discussing the extent to which mouse studies can faithfully model human disease, and what are the limits
  • The impact of inflammation (disease, infection) on ISC proliferation and differentiation capacity
  • The impact of diet and metabolism on ISC behaviour from different regions of the small and large intestine
  • The impact of aging on ISCs from different regions of the small and large intestine

 

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Intestinal Stem Cell - Niche Interactions in Health and Disease Conference

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22 May 2022 - 25 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

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Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Frederic de Sauvage

Vice President Molecular Oncology, Genentech

Invited Speakers

Alessandro Ori

Scientist / Research Group Leader, Leibniz-Institute on Aging

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Intestinal Stem Cell - Niche Interactions in Health and Disease Conference

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22 May 2022 - 25 May 2022

Cancun, 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 14:00 with opening comments on 22nd May 2022. The conference will conclude no later than 12:30 on 25th May 2022


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Intestinal Stem Cell - Niche Interactions in Health and Disease Conference

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22 May 2022 - 25 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

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Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic $1818 $1893 $565 $192 $279 $64
Industry $1818 $1893 $565 $192 $279 $64
Student $1523 $1598 $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 (22, 23, 24 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 (22, 23, 24 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 (22, 23, 24 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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22 May 2022 - 25 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

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Intestinal Stem Cell - Niche Interactions in Health and Disease Conference

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22 May 2022 - 25 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
Nearest Airport
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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Intestinal Stem Cell - Niche Interactions in Health and Disease Conference

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22 May 2022 - 25 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

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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.

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 & 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: $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: 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): $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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22 May 2022 - 25 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

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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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22 May 2022 - 25 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

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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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Intestinal Stem Cell - Niche Interactions in Health and Disease Conference

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22 May 2022 - 25 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

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22 May 2022 - 25 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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22 May 2022 - 25 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.

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