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2nd Stem Cell - Niche Interactions in the Gastrointestinal Tract Conference

#Stemgastro24


07 May 2024 - 10 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Leanne Jones
University of California, San Francisco
Ophir Klein
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/ University of California, San Francisco

Synopsis

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

Key Sessions

  • Inflammation: causes and consequence
  • Microbiome and inter-tissue signaling 
  • Metabolism and Aging
  • Modeling the GI tract in vitro
  • GI diseases and SCs 
  • Plasticity in the GI tract
  • Regulation of SC behavior in the GI tract

Confirmed Keynote Speaker

Prisca Liberali (FMI)
DESIGN PRINCIPLES OF TISSUE ORGANIZATION IN INTESTINAL REGENERATION

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Helen Abud (Monash University)
ROLE OF THE EGF FAMILY OF LIGANDS IN EPITHELIAL REPAIR
Maria Alcolea (MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute)
EPITHELIAL CELL FATE TRANSITIONS; AN OESOPHAGEAL TALE
Samuel Asfaha (Western University)
STEM CELLS IN EPITHELIAL REPAIR POST COLITIS
David Castillo-Azofeifa (Genentech)
CHRONIC IFNγ-DRIVEN INFLAMMATION IMPAIRS INTESTINAL TOLERANCE AND REGENERATION IN AGING
Michael A. Helmrath (Cincinnati Children's Hospital)
NEXT GENERATION DEVELOPMENT OF IN VIVO GI ORGANOIDS
Henri Jasper (Genentech)
CONTROL OF EPITHELIAL REPAIR AND AGING BY NON-CANONICAL WNT SIGNALING
Kim Jensen (University of Copenhagen)
GUIDING INTESTINAL STEM CELL FATE
Pekka Katajisto (University of Helsinki)
AGING OF THE INTESTINAL NICHE
Tae-Hee Kim (SickKids)
MECHANISMS OF GUT STEM CELL-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION
Bon-Kyoung Koo (IMBA)
Irene Miguel-Aliaga (Imperial College London)
GROWTH OF THE MATERNAL INTESTINE DURING REPRODUCTION
Maria Mihaylova (Ohio State University)
INSIGHTS INTO NUTRIENT SENSING AND METABOLIC REGULATION OF MAMMALIAN GUT HOMEOSTASIS
Jason Mills (Baylor College of Medicine)
PALIGENOSIS AND STEM CELL RECRUITMENT IN REGENERATION AND TUMORIGENESIS
Yekaterina (Kate) Miroshnikova (NIH)
NUCLEAR MECHANOTRANSDUCTION IN STEM CELL FATE REGULATION
Benjamin Ohlstein (UT Southwestern Medical Center)
HAVE NICHE, WILL TRAVEL
Fred de Sauvage (Genentech)
TARGETING INTESTINAL STEM CELLS IN COLORECTAL CANCER
Kaelyn Sumigray (Yale School of Medicine)
REGULATION OF SECONDARY CELL FATE DECISIONS IN THE INTESTINAL SECRETORY LINEAGE
Kelley Yan (Columbia University)
LINEAGE HIERARCHY OF THE INTESTINAL EPITHELIUM DURING HOMEOSTASIS AND TISSUE REPAIR
Omer Yilmaz (MIT)
DIETARY CONTROL OF STEM CELLS IN PHYSIOLOGY AND DISEASE

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Fully paying 'single' or 'shared' registrants can bring a student for only $999. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 07, 08, 09 May 2024 (on a shared basis for students) and a food and beverage package for the conference period. Once registered, please contact Jack Peters to obtain a special registration code for your student. 

Target Audience

The audience will be a mixture of 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 SC behavior along the GI tract, and contributions of SC dysregulation to disease, and disease treatment. The conference will facilitate discussions around 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 SC proliferation and differentiation capacity
  • The impact of diet and metabolism on SC behaviour from different regions of the gastrointestinal tract
  • The impact of aging on SCs from different regions of the gastrointestinal tract
  • The mechanisms of communication between the gastrointestinal tract and other organs

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2nd Stem Cell - Niche Interactions in the Gastrointestinal Tract Conference

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07 May 2024 - 10 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Leanne Jones
University of California, San Francisco
Ophir Klein
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/ University of California, San Francisco

Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Prisca Liberali

FMI

Invited Speakers

Helen Abud

Monash University

Maria Alcolea

MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute

Samuel Asfaha

Western University

David Castillo-Azofeifa

Genentech

Michael A. Helmrath

Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Henri Jasper

Genentech

Kim Jensen

University of Copenhagen

Pekka Katajisto

University of Helsinki

Tae-Hee Kim

SickKids

Bon-Kyoung Koo

IMBA

Irene Miguel-Aliaga

Imperial College London

Maria Mihaylova

Ohio State University

Jason Mills

Baylor College of Medicine

Yekaterina (Kate) Miroshnikova

NIH

Benjamin Ohlstein

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Fred de Sauvage

Genentech

Kaelyn Sumigray

Yale School of Medicine

Kelley Yan

Columbia University

Omer Yilmaz

MIT

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2nd Stem Cell - Niche Interactions in the Gastrointestinal Tract Conference

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07 May 2024 - 10 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Leanne Jones
University of California, San Francisco
Ophir Klein
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/ University of California, San Francisco

Programme

Although the below programme is the most up to date version, please note it is still a draft copy and is subject to change. We will continue to upload the latest version here, and circulate a final copy to all participants in the week before the meeting.


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07 May 2024 - 10 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Leanne Jones
University of California, San Francisco
Ophir Klein
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/ University of California, San Francisco

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.
$2066 $2107
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.
$1699 $1800
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.
$1699 $1699
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

$792

Child

$296

Extra nights
Prices are per person.

Adult

$369

Child

$99


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 Dreams Vista Cancun hotel during the conference period only:

- Conference registration 
- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (07, 08, 09 May 2024) on a single or shared basis
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at restaurants according to their operational hours 
- Unlimited alcoholic beverages, cocktails and soft drinks available at restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- Gala Dinner
- 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 Dreams Vista Cancun hotel during the conference period only:

- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (07, 08, 09 May 2024) on a shared basis with a conference participant 
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at restaurants according to their operational hours
- Unlimited alcoholic beverages, cocktails and soft drinks available at restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- Gala Dinner
- 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 Dreams Vista Cancun hotel during the conference period only:

- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (07, 08, 09 May 2024) on a shared basis with the parent/s
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at restaurants according to their operational hours
- Unlimited soft drinks available by the glass at restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- Gala Dinner 
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Accompanying child fees are applicable for children aged 3-12 years. Children 2 years or younger stay free of charge with a parent. Children aged 13 years and older are classified as an adult at this venue (Dreams Vista 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 Jack for further information.

What's Included in our Extra Night Fees?

Our extra night fees are inclusive of the following at the Dreams Vista Cancun hotel only:

- 1 night’s accommodation for 1 person
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at restaurants according to their operational hours
- Unlimited alcoholic beverages, cocktails and soft drinks available at restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: The extra night price is only applicable 3 nights pre/post the conference dates. If you wish to extend your stay further, this is possible to book via Fusion, but please contact Jack for assistance and prices. Extra night child fees are applicable for children aged 3-12 years. Children 2 years or younger stay free of charge with a parent. Children aged 13 years and older are classified as an adult at this venue (Dreams Vista Cancun).

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2nd Stem Cell - Niche Interactions in the Gastrointestinal Tract Conference

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07 May 2024 - 10 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Leanne Jones
University of California, San Francisco
Ophir Klein
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/ University of California, San Francisco

Grants

Please see below opportunities for financial support for students, postdocs and early career researchers. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Conference Manager, Jack Peters.

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Fully paying 'single' or 'shared' registrants can bring a student for only $999. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 07, 08, 09 May 2024 (on a shared basis for students) and a food and beverage package for the conference period. Once registered, please contact Jack to obtain a special registration code for your student. 

ECR Awards

We have been able to create a number of ECR awards. Two different award values are available, $500 or $1,000 and these have been set aside for early career researchers. If you are a student, postdoc or junior faculty (within 3 years of your position), you are eligible. To apply please email the conference manager, Jack Peters

Your application should include your name, organisation, career level, an abstract for talk or poster consideration and a short summary outlining why you require financial support to attend the meeting.

Applications will be considered as they are submitted so although there is no application deadline, we recommend applying early to avoid disappointment as we only have a limited number of ECR awards available. If you are interested in presenting a poster, please ensure your abstract and ECR award application are submitted no later than midnight (BST) on Thursday 28 March 2024.


2nd Stem Cell - Niche Interactions in the Gastrointestinal Tract Conference

#Stemgastro24


07 May 2024 - 10 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Leanne Jones
University of California, San Francisco
Ophir Klein
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/ University of California, San Francisco

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2nd Stem Cell - Niche Interactions in the Gastrointestinal Tract Conference

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07 May 2024 - 10 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Leanne Jones
University of California, San Francisco
Ophir Klein
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/ University of California, San Francisco

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07 May 2024 - 10 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Leanne Jones
University of California, San Francisco
Ophir Klein
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/ University of California, San Francisco

Venue

Dreams Vista Cancun

Dreams Vista is an all-inclusive property and is perfectly set in the exclusive gated community of Puerta del Mar. Each room or suite features modern architectural design and breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea or nearby Isla Mujeres.

Explore nine dining options, including four à la carte restaurants, one buffet, one international food court, one snack à la carte and one gourmet coffee & ice cream parlor. 24-hour dining options allow guests to enjoy late-night bites at Coco Café or stay in and order room service. It’s all available at any hour, day or night. 

Due to the close proximity of Isla Mujeres, we hope to organise an activity pre-conference or during free time should your conference programme timings allow.

Venue Rating

Currency

US Dollar (USD)

Address

Residencial Puerta Del Mar Sm 84 Mn 12 Lote 1-03 CancĂșn, 77520 Quintana Roo, 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 Stem Cell - Niche Interactions in the Gastrointestinal Tract Conference

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07 May 2024 - 10 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Leanne Jones
University of California, San Francisco
Ophir Klein
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/ University of California, San Francisco

Transportation

Cancun International Airport is approximately 30 minutes from the Dreams Vista 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 (approx $40 return taxi). This will allow attendees to share return transfers with others who have similar flight times.

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.

Amstar

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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07 May 2024 - 10 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Leanne Jones
University of California, San Francisco
Ophir Klein
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/ University of California, San Francisco

Local Activities

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

  • Ping pong
  • Pickleball
  • Golf*
  • Climbing Wall
  • Billiards
  • Foosball
  • Casino Games
  • Board games
  • Catamarans*
  • Water shuttle to Puerto Cancun Shopping Mall (Please contact concierge to book shuttle)*

*Additional costs may apply

Due to the close proximity of Isla Murjeres, we hope to organise an activity pre-conference or during free time should your conference programme timings allow.
 

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07 May 2024 - 10 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Leanne Jones
University of California, San Francisco
Ophir Klein
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/ University of California, San Francisco

Group Activities

We have arranged an exciting group activity for participants and accompanying guests. The trip takes place during free time on Thursday 9th May 2024. 

Unfortunately, places are limited and you will not be able to sign up onsite. Please find details, timings and the prices for the activity below. 

SNORKELLING TOUR 

This activity will take place the afternoon free time on Thursday 9th May 2024 and does not overlap with sessions.

Snorkelling in Cancun with turtles, reefs, underwater statues, shipwreck and an underwater cenote. Spending around 2hrs in the water, you will visit 5 different spots, swimming with sea turtles and lots of colourful fish when visiting a beautiful coral reef and discovering the statues of the underwater Mayan museum. You’ll also get to explore an amazing shipwreck and dive into an underwater cenote, all in one single tour!

Price
The total price of this trip will be approx. $75 per person plus a $20 dock fee. The initial $75 will be paid in advance, directly to the tour company once final numbers are confirmed. The remaining $20 dock fee will be paid onsite at the marina, when the trip departs.  

Includes
•    Round trip transportation on a comfortable air-conditioned van.
•    Complete snorkelling gear: life vest, mask, snorkel and fins.
•    Short and useful briefing-lesson.
•    Qualified and friendly English-speaking guides.
•    5 snorkelling places (swim with turtles, coral reef, underwater statues, cenote and shipwreck).
•    Bottled water, shower and lockers.
•    Passenger insurance.

Itinerary for Thursday 9th May 2024 

13:00pm – Pick up at hotel
13:10 pm – Arrival at marina and safety instructions
13:30 pm – Start of the tour
15:30 pm – Return to marina
15:50 pm – Departure to hotel
16:00 pm – Estimated arrival back to hotel

*Minimum of 8 people required / Maximum capacity of 35*

Please note, sign-ups for all above-mentioned activities are required by Thursday 11 April 2024.

Spaces are limited and you will not be able to sign-up after the listed deadline!

To sign up, please email me noting the names of any accompanying guests joining you. 

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07 May 2024 - 10 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Leanne Jones
University of California, San Francisco
Ophir Klein
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/ University of California, San Francisco

Childcare

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07 May 2024 - 10 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Leanne Jones
University of California, San Francisco
Ophir Klein
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/ University of California, San Francisco

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 Stem Cell - Niche Interactions in the Gastrointestinal Tract Conference

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07 May 2024 - 10 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Leanne Jones
University of California, San Francisco
Ophir Klein
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/ University of California, San Francisco

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 on the final day of the conference.

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