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3rd Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

#Fusionlung24


04 Oct 2024 - 07 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Stijn P. De Langhe
Mayo Clinic
Ana Pardo-Saganta
Institute for Lung Health, Justus Liebig University
Purushothama Rao Tata
Duke University
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Synopsis

Once you have registered and paid your deposit for this conference, your place is not confirmed until approved by the conference chairs. Please allow 14 working days for approval which is sent in the form of an email from Fusion Conferences. Within this 14 working day period and thereafter, our usual Terms and Conditions will apply unless your registration is declined. In this case, we will issue a full refund. If you have any questions, please contact Jack.

Lung development is governed by epithelial-mesenchymal interactions. These pathways are recapitulated during injury and repair. This conference will focus on understanding key processes underlying lung development, injury and repair in the context of age, environment and species, with the hope of better understanding disease development and to discover novel therapeutic approaches.
 

We will highlight critical issues on lung epithelial biology such as stem cells and regenerative medicine, while expanding sessions to encompass themes such as single cell analytical approaches, cell-cell communication, dissect the biological distinctions mesenchymal proliferation as a repair mechanism and fibrosis; present the impact of new tools in single cell analysis on understanding lung development, repair, and disease; and characterize epithelial-mesenchymal interrelationships that maintain lung homeostasis and orchestrate repair and regeneration. The entire program has been designed to achieve a better understanding of the key clinical research issues and how they relate to basic mechanistic investigation.

Key Sessions

  • Keynote and Emerging Topics
  • Novel models and technologies to study pulmonary fibrosis
  • Mechanisms of repair in lung disease
  • Pathways regulating Lung Development and dysregulated/activated in lung fibrosis
  • Aging, Fibrosis and degenerative lung diseases
  • Environmental impact on lung diseases
  • Mechanotransduction In Lung Development and Fibrosis
  • Aging and Lung Fibrosis

Confirmed Keynote Speaker

Mark Krasnow (Stanford University)

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Denise Al Alam (The Lundquist Institute)
Douglas Brownfield (Mayo Clinic)
Oliver Eickelberg (University of Pittsburgh)
John Engelhardt (University of Iowa)
ASSESSING LUNG INJURY AND REPAIR USING TRANSGENIC FERRET MODELS
Andreas Günther (University of Giessen)
Claudia Jackubzick (Dartmouth College)
BIOLOGY OF LUNG MACROPHAGES IN HEALTH AND DISEASE
Vladimir Kalinichenko (University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix)
DEVELOPING NEW THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES FOR PERINATAL LUNG DISEASES
Naftali Kaminski (Yale School of Medicine)
STEM CELL FAILURE AND ALVEOLAR PLASTICITY IN HUMAN PULMONARY FIBROSIS
Harry Karmouty-Quintana (UT Health Houston)
SINE OCULIS HOMEOBOX 1 (SIX1) A NOVEL PRO-FIBROTIC MEDIATOR
David Lagares (Harvard University)
Joo-hyeon Lee (University of Cambridge)
Claude Jourdan Le Saux (University of California San Francisco)
SECRETED FRIZZLED RELATED PROTEIN 2 CONTRIBUTES TO THE TRANSDIFFERENTIATION OF HUMAN ALVEOLAR EPITHELIAL TYPE II CELLS
Mitsuru Morimoto (RIKEN)
AUTOCRINE TGF-β-POSITIVE FEEDBACK IN PROFIBROTIC AT2-LINEAGE CELLS PLAYS A CRUCIAL ROLE IN NON-INFLAMMATORY LUNG FIBROGENESIS
Enid Neptune (Johns Hopkins University)
EXPLORING THE INTERFACE OF GENETIC DISORDERS AND COPD-EMPHYSEMA
Marko Nikolic (University College London)
HUMAN LUNG AND IMMUNE DEVELOPMENT IN HEALTH AND DISEASE
Jayaraj Rajagopal (Massachusetts General Hospital)
Elizabeth Redente (National Jewish Health)
REDUCING FIBROBLAST PERSISTENCE IN PULMONARY FIBROSIS AS A MECHANISM OF RESOLUTION
Laila Roudsari (United Therapeutics)
FROM CELLS TO ORGAN: THE BUILDING BLOCKS FOR GENERATING FUNCTIONAL LUNG TISSUE
Herbert Schiller (Helmholtz Munich)
Jennifer Sucre (Vanderbilt University)
Xin Sun (UC San Diego)
Aleksandra Tata (Duke University)
Matthew James Thomas (Boehringer Ingelheim)
IN VITRO MODELS OF EPITHELIUM IN PULMONARY FIBROSIS
Andrew Vaughan (University of Pennsylvania)
REGENERATION AND INFLAMMATION IN VIRAL PNEUMONIA: A BALANCING ACT
Ana Ivonne Vazquez-Armendariz (University of Bonn)
Rachel Zemans (Michigan Medicine)
TRANSITIONAL STATES IN LUNG REGENERATION AND FIBROSIS

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Fully paying ‘single’ or ‘shared’ registrants can bring a student for only €990. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible for this offer. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 04, 05, 06 October 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 link for your student.

Target Audience 

  • Lung developmental biologists
  • Stem cell researchers
  • Fibrosis researchers
  • Pulmonary fibrosis researchers

Educational Need

It is known that lung developmental pathways are reactivated in pulmonary fibrosis, yet few if any meetings bring lung developmental biologists and researchers studying lung fibrosis together. This meeting will provide a unique opportunity to bring these two fields together.

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3rd Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

#Fusionlung24


04 Oct 2024 - 07 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Stijn P. De Langhe
Mayo Clinic
Ana Pardo-Saganta
Institute for Lung Health, Justus Liebig University
Purushothama Rao Tata
Duke University
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Mark Krasnow

Stanford University

Invited Speakers

Denise Al Alam

The Lundquist Institute

Douglas Brownfield

Mayo Clinic

Oliver Eickelberg

University of Pittsburgh

John Engelhardt

University of Iowa

Andreas Günther

University of Giessen

Claudia Jakubzick

Dartmouth College

Vladimir Kalinichenko

University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix

Naftali Kaminski

Yale School of Medicine

Harry Karmouty-Quintana

UT Health Houston

David Lagares

Harvard University

Joo-hyeon Lee

University of Cambridge

Claude Jourdan Le Saux

University of California San Francisco

Parviz Minoo

University of Southern California

Mitsuru Morimoto

RIKEN

Enid Neptune

Johns Hopkins University

Marko Nikolic

University College London

Jayaraj Rajagopal

Massachusetts General Hospital

Elizabeth Redente

National Jewish Health

Laila Roudsari

United Therapeutics

Herbert Schiller

Helmholtz Munich

Jennifer Sucre

Vanderbilt University

Xin Sun

UC San Diego

Matthew James Thomas

Boehringer Ingelheim

Andrew Vaughan

University of Pennsylvania

Ana ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Ivonne Vazquez-Armendariz

University of Bonn

Rachel Zemans

Michigan Medicine

Aleksandra Tata

Duke University

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3rd Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

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04 Oct 2024 - 07 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Stijn P. De Langhe
Mayo Clinic
Ana Pardo-Saganta
Institute for Lung Health, Justus Liebig University
Purushothama Rao Tata
Duke University
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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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3rd Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

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04 Oct 2024 - 07 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Stijn P. De Langhe
Mayo Clinic
Ana Pardo-Saganta
Institute for Lung Health, Justus Liebig University
Purushothama Rao Tata
Duke University
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical 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.
€1952 €2048
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.
€1679 €1775
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.
€1583 €1679
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

€478

Child

€10

Extra nights
Prices are per person.

Adult

€244

Child

€0


All registration fees include 3 nights accommodation and meals during the conference period. Exact inclusions are detailed below.

Once you have registered and paid your deposit for this conference, your place is not confirmed until approved by the conference chairs. Please allow 14 working days for approval which is sent in the form of an email from Fusion Conferences. Within this 14 working day period and thereafter, our usual Terms and Conditions will apply unless your registration is declined. In this case, we will issue a full refund. If you have any questions, please contact Jack.

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 (04, 05, 06 October 2024) on a single or shared basis. 
- Buffet breakfast in Oceana restaurant
- Buffet lunch in the in Oceana restaurant with two soft drinks or juices, coffee/tea and water
- Buffet dinner in the in Oceana restaurant, plus two drinks vouchers (can be exchanged for a glass of house wine, glass of house beer, or soft drink)
- BBQ Gala Dinner with three drink tickets (can be exchanged for a glass of house wine, glass of house beer or soft drink)
- Two drink tickets during the poster session (can be exchanged for a glass of house wine, glass of house beer or soft drink)
- Complimentary WIFI in both conference rooms and 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 (04, 05, 06 October 2024) on a shared basis with a conference participant
- Buffet breakfast in Oceana restaurant
- Buffet lunch in the in Oceana restaurant with two soft drinks or juices, coffee/tea and water
- Buffet dinner in the in Oceana restaurant, plus two drinks vouchers (can be exchanged for a glass of house wine, glass of house beer, or soft drink)
- BBQ Gala Dinner with three drink tickets (can be exchanged for a glass of house wine, glass of house beer or soft drink)
- Complimentary WIFI in guest room

Important Note: Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference. Meals are only available during the times listed in the conference programme and accompanying guests must dine with the group.

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 (04, 05, 06 October 2024) on a shared basis per adult
- Buffet breakfast in Oceana restaurant
- Buffet lunch in the in Oceana restaurant
- Buffet dinner in the in Oceana restaurant
- BBQ Gala Dinner
- Complimentary WIFI in guest room

Important Note: Meals are only available during the times listed in the conference programme and accompanying children must dine with the group. No beverages are included for children and must be paid on consumption.

Accompanying child fees are applicable for children aged 0-10 years. Children aged 11+ years are classified as an adult.

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?

- 1 night’s accommodation for 1 person
- Buffet breakfast in Oceana restaurant
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Extra night child fees are applicable for children aged 0-11 years when accompanied by an adult. Children aged 11+ years are classified as an adult.

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3rd Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

#Fusionlung24


04 Oct 2024 - 07 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Stijn P. De Langhe
Mayo Clinic
Ana Pardo-Saganta
Institute for Lung Health, Justus Liebig University
Purushothama Rao Tata
Duke University
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Grants

3rd Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

#Fusionlung24


04 Oct 2024 - 07 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Stijn P. De Langhe
Mayo Clinic
Ana Pardo-Saganta
Institute for Lung Health, Justus Liebig University
Purushothama Rao Tata
Duke University
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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3rd Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

#Fusionlung24


04 Oct 2024 - 07 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Stijn P. De Langhe
Mayo Clinic
Ana Pardo-Saganta
Institute for Lung Health, Justus Liebig University
Purushothama Rao Tata
Duke University
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Venue

Hilton Malta

We are excited to be visiting this beautiful Mediterranean destination in autumn 2024 – the Hilton Malta in St Julian’s, Malta. The oceanfront resort overlooks the stunning Portomaso Marina in St. Julian’s.

This beautiful hotel is located only 15 minutes from the ancient capital city of Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Megaliths, medieval dungeons and Calypso’s Cave – The Maltese Islands are positively mythic. As the countryside is dotted with medieval towers, wayside chapels and the oldest known human structures in the world, the Islands have rightly been described as an open-air museum.

This is not an all-inclusive property, but we have arranged a full food and beverage package for delegates during the conference period which is included within the registration fee. Breakfast will be at leisure each morning, but participants will dine together for conference lunches and dinners. For anyone staying any extra nights, the rate will be bed and breakfast only so delegates can choose whether to dine at the hotel or explore and eat elsewhere. 

Hotel facilities include;
•    Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and throughout hotel and conference areas
•    4 Seasonal Outdoor Pools
•    Spa with Indoor Swimming Pool
•    Fitness Center and Tennis Court
•    3 Restaurants
•    2 Bars

Venue Rating

Currency

Euro (EUR)

Address

Vjal Portomaso St Julian's PTM, 01, Malta

Nearest Airport

Malta International Airport

Location

The Hilton Malta overlooks the stunning Portomaso Marina in St. Julian’s. This beautiful hotel is located only 15 minutes from the ancient capital city of Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

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3rd Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

#Fusionlung24


04 Oct 2024 - 07 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Stijn P. De Langhe
Mayo Clinic
Ana Pardo-Saganta
Institute for Lung Health, Justus Liebig University
Purushothama Rao Tata
Duke University
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Transportation

The hotel is approximately 20 minutes from Malta International Airport, the official airport of the Maltese Islands.

Taxis

Taxis are available outside the airport, however we would strongly recommend you use one of the transport app providers below.

There are 3 options for booking transport with an app- Uber, Bolt and eCabs. They all operate in and around Malta, and the fares are generally cheaper than a taxi. The cost of transfers between Malta International Airport and the city of St Julians generally ranges from €15 to €20.
 

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3rd Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

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04 Oct 2024 - 07 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Stijn P. De Langhe
Mayo Clinic
Ana Pardo-Saganta
Institute for Lung Health, Justus Liebig University
Purushothama Rao Tata
Duke University
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Local Activities

Local activity details will be announced here soon. 

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3rd Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

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04 Oct 2024 - 07 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Stijn P. De Langhe
Mayo Clinic
Ana Pardo-Saganta
Institute for Lung Health, Justus Liebig University
Purushothama Rao Tata
Duke University
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Group Activities

Group activity details will be announced here soon.

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3rd Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

#Fusionlung24


04 Oct 2024 - 07 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Stijn P. De Langhe
Mayo Clinic
Ana Pardo-Saganta
Institute for Lung Health, Justus Liebig University
Purushothama Rao Tata
Duke University
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Childcare

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3rd Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

#Fusionlung24


04 Oct 2024 - 07 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Stijn P. De Langhe
Mayo Clinic
Ana Pardo-Saganta
Institute for Lung Health, Justus Liebig University
Purushothama Rao Tata
Duke University
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Oral Presenters

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.

Download Abstract Template

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3rd Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

#Fusionlung24


04 Oct 2024 - 07 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Stijn P. De Langhe
Mayo Clinic
Ana Pardo-Saganta
Institute for Lung Health, Justus Liebig University
Purushothama Rao Tata
Duke University
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Posters

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 Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

#Fusionlung24


04 Oct 2024 - 07 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Stijn P. De Langhe
Mayo Clinic
Ana Pardo-Saganta
Institute for Lung Health, Justus Liebig University
Purushothama Rao Tata
Duke University
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center