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2nd Probing Human Disease using Single-Cell Technologies Conference

#SCT24


11 Feb 2024 - 14 Feb 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Iannis Aifantis
NYU School of Medicine
Samantha Morris
Washington University in St. Louis
Rahul Satija
New York Genome Center

Synopsis

In recent years, significant advancements have revolutionized the ability to study distinct biological features at the level of individual cells, resulting in profound implications for biology and medicine. These breakthroughs encompass novel microfluidic techniques, molecular advancements in next-generation sequencing, spatial technologies, and the development of computational platforms capable of analyzing large-scale sequencing data. As a result, we can now profile the genome (through DNA sequencing), transcriptome (using RNA sequencing), and epigenome (via ATAC sequencing and DNA methylation sequencing) at the resolution of single cells. This wealth of information has provided unprecedented insights into the biological composition of various cell types, tissues, and even whole organisms.
Within the realm of human health, these sequencing and analytic approaches have been employed to profile both normal and diseased states, leading to remarkable breakthroughs in our understanding of diseases at the single-cell level. Such tools have been applied to the fields of human genetics, immunity, infection, cancer, development, and neurosciences among others, generating tremendous interest and advancements. The primary focus of this conference is to explore the potential impact of these methodological advances in single-cell biology on our understanding of human diseases and their treatment. By bringing together experts in single-cell biology and leaders in human health, we aim to facilitate new interactions, foster collaborations, and generate innovative ideas that can pave the way for future clinical trials and the development of novel therapies. Additionally, we seek to showcase recent technical breakthroughs in sequencing and protocol development, sample preparation techniques, and data analysis methodologies. Given the rapid progress in this field, it is crucial to hear from leaders in single-cell technology development to gain insights into emerging trends and future applications. Ultimately, our objective is to investigate how these technical advancements can be effectively applied to the study of human diseases, providing a glimpse into the future of genomic medicine.

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Fully paying ‘single’ or ‘shared’ registrants can bring a student for only $960. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 11, 12, 13 Feb 24 (on a shared basis for students) and an all-inclusive food and beverage package for the conference period. Once registered, please contact Amy Johnson to obtain a special registration link for your student.

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Elham Azizi (Columbia University)
Fernando Camargo (Harvard Stem Cell Institute)
Michelle Chan (Princeton University)
Fei Chen (Broad Institute)
Lee Grimes (Cincinnati Childrens Hospital)
Smita Krishnaswamy (Yale)
Dan Landau (New York Genome Center)
Caleb Lareau  (Stanford/ MSKCC)
Ashley Laughney (Weill Cornell Medicine)
Jose McFaline-Figueroa (Columbia University)
Michael Meers (Washington University)
Jose Ordovas-Montanes (Boston Childrens Hospital)
Dana Pe'er (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
Sydney Shaffer (University of Pennsylvania)
Efrat Shema (Weizmann Institute of Science)
Mario Suva (Mass General Hospital/Harvard Medical School)
Itay Tirosh (Weizmann Institute of Science)
Xiao Wang (MIT)

Target Audience

This conference will appeal to biologists, computational scientists, physicians and technology developers. Some basic knowledge in these fields will be beneficial. Graduate Students and postdoctoral fellows focusing on these areas are particularly welcome.

Educational Need

The field of single cell biology has erupted the last five years with the introduction of next generation sequencing technologies that probe the genome, transcriptome, epigenome and even spatial positioning of individual cells. As the tools and number of applications increases, there is a need for a review of the field and an intense look to the future with a focus on human disease and single cell technology applications.

Leaning Objectives

•    Understanding of how single cell biology impacts the understanding of human disease 
•    To bring together both single cell biologists and human health leaders 
•    To spark new interactions, collaborations and generate ideas
•    To present new technical breakthroughs
 

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2nd Probing Human Disease using Single-Cell Technologies Conference

#SCT24


11 Feb 2024 - 14 Feb 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Iannis Aifantis
NYU School of Medicine
Samantha Morris
Washington University in St. Louis
Rahul Satija
New York Genome Center

Speakers

Invited Speakers

Elham Azizi

Columbia University

Fernando Camargo

Harvard Stem Cell Institute

Michelle Chan

Princeton University

Fei Chen

Broad Institute

Lee Grimes

Cincinnati Childrens Hospital

Smita Krishnaswamy

Yale

Dan Landau

New York Genome Center

Caleb Lareau

Stanford/ MSKCC

Ashley Laughney

Weill Cornell Medicine

Jose McFaline-Figueroa

Columbia University

Michael Meers

Washington University

Jose Ordovas-Montanes

Boston Childrens Hospital

Dana Pe'er

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Sydney Shaffer

University of Pennsylvania

Efrat Shema

Weizmann Institute of Science

Mario Suva

Mass General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Itay Tirosh

Weizmann Institute of Science

Xiao Wang

MIT

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2nd Probing Human Disease using Single-Cell Technologies Conference

#SCT24


11 Feb 2024 - 14 Feb 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Iannis Aifantis
NYU School of Medicine
Samantha Morris
Washington University in St. Louis
Rahul Satija
New York Genome Center

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 11th Feb 2024. The conference will conclude no later than 12:30 on 14th Feb 2024.


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2nd Probing Human Disease using Single-Cell Technologies Conference

#SCT24


11 Feb 2024 - 14 Feb 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Iannis Aifantis
NYU School of Medicine
Samantha Morris
Washington University in St. Louis
Rahul Satija
New York Genome Center

Prices

Ticket Type Early Bird Full Price
Single
Choose this option if you will be attending the conference alone, or if you will bring accompanying guests that will not attend the meeting.
$1800 $1901
Shared
Choose this option if you wish to share with a colleague who is also attending the conference, or if you wish to be paired with another attendee of the same sex.
$1558 $1659
Student
Choose this option if you are a student. Please note all students will be paired with another attendee of the same sex if a room sharer is not specified. If you wish to have your own room, please register under the Single option.
$1457 $1558
Additional Person
This is the cost for an additional adult or child to join you in the same room, for the entire conference period. Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference. If you wish to extend your stay, please see our 'Extra night' prices.

Adult

$778

Child

$218

Extra nights
Prices are per person.

Adult

$330

Child

$73


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 at the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun hotel during the conference period only:
- Conference registration 
- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (11, 12, 13 Feb 2024) on a single or shared basis
- 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 
- 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 at the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun hotel during the conference period only:

- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (11, 12, 13 Feb 2024) 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 
- 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 at the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun hotel during the conference period only:

- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (11, 12, 13 Feb 2024) 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 4 years or younger 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?

Our extra night fees are inclusive of the following at the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun hotel:

- 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: The extra night price is only applicable 1 night pre/post the conference dates. If you wish to extend your stay further, this is possible to book via Fusion, but please contact Amy for assistance and prices. Extra night child fees are applicable for children aged 5-12 years. Children 4 years or younger 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)

Prices and hotel availability are subject to change without notice.

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2nd Probing Human Disease using Single-Cell Technologies Conference

#SCT24


11 Feb 2024 - 14 Feb 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Iannis Aifantis
NYU School of Medicine
Samantha Morris
Washington University in St. Louis
Rahul Satija
New York Genome Center

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2nd Probing Human Disease using Single-Cell Technologies Conference

#SCT24


11 Feb 2024 - 14 Feb 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Iannis Aifantis
NYU School of Medicine
Samantha Morris
Washington University in St. Louis
Rahul Satija
New York Genome Center

Supported By

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2nd Probing Human Disease using Single-Cell Technologies Conference

#SCT24


11 Feb 2024 - 14 Feb 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Iannis Aifantis
NYU School of Medicine
Samantha Morris
Washington University in St. Louis
Rahul Satija
New York Genome Center

Venue

Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All Inclusive

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 include a lagoon pool, gym, spa, complimentary WIFI throughout the hotel, convenince store, kids club, room service, laundry services (with extra charge) and beach.

Venue Rating

Currency

US Dollar (USD)

Child Friendly

Address

Fiesta Americana Condesa CancĂșn All Inclusive Blvd. Kukulcan km 16.5 Zona Hotelera 77500 Cancun Q.R. Mexico

Nearest Airport

Cancun International Airport

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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2nd Probing Human Disease using Single-Cell Technologies Conference

#SCT24


11 Feb 2024 - 14 Feb 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Iannis Aifantis
NYU School of Medicine
Samantha Morris
Washington University in St. Louis
Rahul Satija
New York Genome Center

Transportation

Cancun International Airport is approximately 15 minutes from the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun. Unlike other airports, Cancun airport transfer services must be pre-arranged. To obtain safe, licensed and bilingual transportation services please ensure you book your arrival and return transportation online with an authorised transportation company prior to your arrival to ensure a smooth journey without delays.

If you wish to share a return transfer to the airport then we would suggest waiting and organising this on-site at the hotel. The hotel have registered Taxi's readily available- you simply need to speak to the Bellmen/Concierge on the day of your departure. This will allow attendees to share return transfers with others who have similar flight times.

Cancun Airport Taxis

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 

Private Transportation Companies

There are many alternative transportation companies operating in the Cancun area who will be able to provide a quotation for your trip. The following companies are well reviewed on Trip Advisor and quotations can be obtained and bookings can be made directly via their websites.

Kalido Travel

Happy Shuttle Cancun

STP Caribe

Transportation is the sole responsibility of the delegate. Please ensure you conduct your own research and double check your booking details ahead of your arrival. Fusion Conferences are unable to assist with or confirm transportation bookings due to insurance limitations. Thank you for your understanding.

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2nd Probing Human Disease using Single-Cell Technologies Conference

#SCT24


11 Feb 2024 - 14 Feb 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Iannis Aifantis
NYU School of Medicine
Samantha Morris
Washington University in St. Louis
Rahul Satija
New York Genome Center

Local Activities

Several activities are available within the resort. Timetables vary daily so please check with the hotel for the latest activities program.

  • Daily fitness activities: yoga, zumba, beach workout
  • In the water: water aerobics, pool volley
  • Workshops: making sushi, art with rice and towels, margaritas, paella making, pizza making (fiesta kids)
  • Classes; dance, spanish lessons
  • Friendly competitions; beach volley, beach soccer, cornhole

There are also many other activities, trips and excursions to consider in and around the local area, depending on the time you have available. Please find a few suggestions below:

  • AQUA World, situated across the street from the hotel. They provide a vast array of water based activites including diving, fishing, snorkeling, hoverboards and boat tours. Take a look at their website for inspiration: https://aquaworld.com.mx/en
  • Trips to Mayan historical sites such as Tulum and Chichen Itzá
  • Arts and crafts markets
  • Jungle tours and eco parks such as Xcaret
  • Golfing at 2 18-hole, par 72 courses: Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus (less than 30 minutes away)

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2nd Probing Human Disease using Single-Cell Technologies Conference

#SCT24


11 Feb 2024 - 14 Feb 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Iannis Aifantis
NYU School of Medicine
Samantha Morris
Washington University in St. Louis
Rahul Satija
New York Genome Center

Childcare

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2nd Probing Human Disease using Single-Cell Technologies Conference

#SCT24


11 Feb 2024 - 14 Feb 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Iannis Aifantis
NYU School of Medicine
Samantha Morris
Washington University in St. Louis
Rahul Satija
New York Genome Center

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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2nd Probing Human Disease using Single-Cell Technologies Conference

#SCT24


11 Feb 2024 - 14 Feb 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Iannis Aifantis
NYU School of Medicine
Samantha Morris
Washington University in St. Louis
Rahul Satija
New York Genome Center

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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