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Registration deadlines

Early Bird - 02 Feb 2024

Talk Submission - 02 Feb 2024

Poster Submission - 07 Mar 2024

Registration Deadline - 07 Mar 2024

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Conference Manager

Shannon Elsden

Shannon Elsden

3rd Reproductive Aging Conference

#ReproAging2024


01 May 2024 - 04 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Jennifer Garrison
Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Francesca Duncan
Northwestern University
Yousin Suh
Columbia University

Synopsis

Aging in the gonad dramatically affects aging in somatic tissues, yet we know little about the mechanisms regulating healthy aging in reproductive organs, nor how this crosstalk is achieved. The Reproductive Aging Conference focuses on understanding mechanisms that regulate aging in reproductive tissues and their relationship to overall organismal healthspan and longevity. To our knowledge, this is the only international meeting dedicated entirely to the topic of reproductive aging. 

The goal of the Reproductive Aging Conference is to showcase research and stimulate collaborations that bridge the disciplines of reproductive biology and aging research to help define new paradigms to accelerate progress. We provide a forum for coalescing the field and fostering discussion of concepts and presentation of research at the forefront of discovery related to aging in the reproductive system and its connection to aging in the rest of the body. 

Reproductive aging research encompasses multiple facets of cell biology and physiology: identification of the molecular and cellular mechanisms that regulate aging in reproductive organs that facilitate overall healthspan and longevity; mechanisms of germ cell and niche aging and how these might regulate systemic aging; and developing new models to study these interactions. The intersection of these historically separate research areas, the basic biology of aging and aging in the reproductive tract, have begun to merge around common molecular principles. Invited speakers include established as well as outstanding early career scientists selected for the quality of their science and ability to stimulate debate. 

Session Themes

  • Poster and oral presentations will examine reproductive aging in male and female systems at the molecular, cellular and organismal level, including its molecular drivers, and the effects of genetic and environmental factors on relevant cellular/system properties, geroscience and therapeutic strategies, and interactions across diverse model systems ranging from worms to humans.

  • This unique conference will bring together scientists tackling this problem from fundamental to clinical angles to brainstorm creative ways to build and strengthen the field; including a workshop covering emerging technologies, panel discussions from leaders in biotech, and a brainstorming session designed to build infrastructure and community by discussing areas for improvement, collaboration, and advocacy.

Student & Postdoc Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students and postdocs! Fully paying ‘single’ or ‘shared’ registrants can bring one student or postdoc for only $999. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 01, 02, 03 May 2024 (on a shared basis for students/postdocs) and an all-inclusive food and beverage package for the conference period. Once registered, please contact Shannon Elsden to obtain a special registration link for your student/postdoc.

Confimed Speakers

Ewa Bomba-Warczac (Northwestern University)
Miguel Brieno-Enriquez (University of Pittsburgh)
Elise Courtois (The Jackson Laboratory)
Pauliina Damdimopoulou (Karolinska Institutet)
Richard Freiman (Brown University)
Karla Hutt (Monash University)
Rong Li (National University of Singapore)
Daisy Robinton (Oviva)
Nanette Santoro (University of Colorado)
Ariella Shikanov (University of Michigan)

Target Audience

The audience for this conference includes academic scientists and clinicians, spanning career stages from undergraduate students to tenured professionals, all with multidisciplinary backgrounds, to share unpublished research, review new and emerging technologies and therapeutics, and discuss future challenges and opportunities in the field. By inviting diverse speakers and participants, and including perspectives from a variety of different locations and disciplines, we will ensure the conference results in a robust scientific forum that explores the multifaceted nature of this corner of the biology of aging.

Educational Need

This conference was developed based on the recognition that there exists a genuine need in the field for a conference solely devoted to research on the topic of aging in reproductive systems and its relation to aging in the rest of the body. As the only international conference solely focused on reproductive longevity research, the RAC fills a significant unmet need in the field to provide a forum for researchers to present their work, network, and build collaborations around the topic of reproductive aging. The conference encourages scientists to share data, ideas, and projects in different ways; fosters collaborations and dialogue that go beyond traditional models; and trains the next generation of leaders in the field. 

 

Funding for this conference was made possible, in part by 1R13AG082490-02 from NIA.  The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

3rd Reproductive Aging Conference

#ReproAging2024


01 May 2024 - 04 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Jennifer Garrison
Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Francesca Duncan
Northwestern University
Yousin Suh
Columbia University

Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Nanette Santoro

University of Colorado

Invited Speakers

Ewa Bomba-Warczac

Northwestern University

Miguel Brieno-Enriquez

University of Pittsburgh

Elise Courtois

The Jackson Laboratory

Pauliina Damdimopoulou

Karolinska Institutet

Richard Freiman

Brown University

Karla Hutt

Monash University

Rong Li

National University of Singapore

Daisy Robinton

Oviva

Ariella Shikanov

University of Michigan

3rd Reproductive Aging Conference

#ReproAging2024


01 May 2024 - 04 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Jennifer Garrison
Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Francesca Duncan
Northwestern University
Yousin Suh
Columbia University

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 01 May 2024. The conference will conclude no later than 12:30 on 04 May 2024.


3rd Reproductive Aging Conference

#ReproAging2024


01 May 2024 - 04 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Jennifer Garrison
Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Francesca Duncan
Northwestern University
Yousin Suh
Columbia University

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.
$1946 $1987
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.
$1579 $1680
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.
$1579 $1579
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.

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 Shannon.

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 (01, 02, 03 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 (01, 02, 03 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 (01, 02, 03 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 Shannon 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 Shannon 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).

3rd Reproductive Aging Conference

#ReproAging2024


01 May 2024 - 04 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Jennifer Garrison
Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Francesca Duncan
Northwestern University
Yousin Suh
Columbia University

Grants

3rd Reproductive Aging Conference

#ReproAging2024


01 May 2024 - 04 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Jennifer Garrison
Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Francesca Duncan
Northwestern University
Yousin Suh
Columbia University

3rd Reproductive Aging Conference

#ReproAging2024


01 May 2024 - 04 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Jennifer Garrison
Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Francesca Duncan
Northwestern University
Yousin Suh
Columbia University

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.

 

3rd Reproductive Aging Conference

#ReproAging2024


01 May 2024 - 04 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Jennifer Garrison
Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Francesca Duncan
Northwestern University
Yousin Suh
Columbia University

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. This will allow attendees to share return transfers with others who have similar flight times.

Cancun Airport Taxis

One way (Cancun Hotel Zone): $24.64+ (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.

3rd Reproductive Aging Conference

#ReproAging2024


01 May 2024 - 04 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Jennifer Garrison
Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Francesca Duncan
Northwestern University
Yousin Suh
Columbia University

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.
 

3rd Reproductive Aging Conference

#ReproAging2024


01 May 2024 - 04 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Jennifer Garrison
Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Francesca Duncan
Northwestern University
Yousin Suh
Columbia University

Group Activities

Group activity details will be announced here soon.

3rd Reproductive Aging Conference

#ReproAging2024


01 May 2024 - 04 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Jennifer Garrison
Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Francesca Duncan
Northwestern University
Yousin Suh
Columbia University

Childcare

3rd Reproductive Aging Conference

#ReproAging2024


01 May 2024 - 04 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Jennifer Garrison
Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Francesca Duncan
Northwestern University
Yousin Suh
Columbia University

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

3rd Reproductive Aging Conference

#ReproAging2024


01 May 2024 - 04 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Jennifer Garrison
Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Francesca Duncan
Northwestern University
Yousin Suh
Columbia University

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.

Download Abstract Template