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Fibroblast Growth Factors in Development and Repair

04 Feb 2015 - 07 Feb 2015

Cancun, Mexico

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Report

This first Fusion conference on Fibroblasts Growth Factors in Development and Repair took place in Cancun Mexico, from February 04 through February 07, 2015. The meeting was chaired by Prof. David Ornitz (Washington University, St Louis, USA) and Prof. Saverio Bellusci (Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany).

The invited Faculty included Prof. Dr. Lin Chen (Center of Bone Metabolism and Repair, China), Dr. Richard Grose (The Barts Cancer Institute, UK), Dr. Mohammad Hajihosseini (University of East Anglia, UK), Prof. Lynn E. Heasley (University of Colorado Denver, USA), Dr. Laurence Legeai-Maillet (Hopital Necker-Enfants Malades, France), Prof .Xiokun Li (Wenzhou Medical University, China), Prof. Susanne Mansour (University of Utah, USA), Prof. Philippe Soriano (The Mount Sinai Hospital, USA) and Prof. Dr. Sabine Werner (ERTH, Zurich, Switzerland).

In addition, other speakers, both junior, mid-level, and senior scientists were selected from the submitted abstracts. We had a good ratio of speakers both in terms of gender and seniority, with the priority given to junior to mid level scientists.

This meeting was organized on a relatively short notice but we were successful both in attracting high level faculty speakers and a diverse repertoire of participants from multiple nationalities. We were also able to attract substantial funding allowing travel awards to be given to all attending students, postdocs, and junior faculty. The participants at this meeting primarily work in the field of FGFs in cancer, neurobiology, regeneration and disease, and organogenesis. In addition, a joint session was organized with the fusion conference on Musculoskeletal Development and Regeneration taking place at the same time as the FGF conference. This was a wonderful opportunity to allow additional networking and cross fertilization of ideas between two overlapping but related fields of research.

The conference venue allowed for a very relaxed atmosphere for discussion, networking, and setting up collaborations. Participation of most of the attendees to the discussions following the talks was outstanding and these often continued into the free time in the afternoons and evenings. Overall, high quality speakers presented state of the art data and the posters were thoroughly discussed.

The fusion conference staff was outstanding and very professional. Participants were generally very impressed with the quality of the venue and the organization of the meeting. There was considerable enthusiasm from the participants to hold another Fusion meeting in 2017 on the same topic and in a location that remains to be defined.

 

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Fibroblast Growth Factors in Development and Repair

04 Feb 2015 - 07 Feb 2015

Cancun, Mexico

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Synopsis

The first in the series of the Fibroblast Growth Factors in Development and Repair Fusion conference.

The major goal of this Fusion Conference is to bring together in a single forum the diverse group of researchers who study fibroblast growth factor (FGF) signaling. This will provide a unique opportunity to discuss new results and to target future research areas.

Key Sessions

  1. The mechanisms by which FGF signaling governs organogenesis and tissue patterning during embryonic development.
  2. The role of FGF signaling in adult tissue homeostasis, repair, regeneration, and angiogenesis.
  3. Aberrant FGF signaling in developmental/hereditary diseases including including skeletal, cardiovascular, neurological, respiratory, digestive, genitourinary, and endocrine disorders.

Target Audience

Reflecting the pleiotropic functions of FGF signaling in human biology, FGF researchers encompass a wide range of scientific disciplines, including structural biologists, biochemists, cell biologists, endocrinologists, developmental biologists, geneticists, pharmacologists and clinicians. 

2015 Fibroblast Growth Factors Poster Prize

The conference chairs will be awarding 3 poster prizes for the best poster display and presentation. To be in with a chance of winning, submit your poster by 21 November 2014. The winners will be selected shortly after the Poster Session and each winner will receive a $250 cheque!

Confirmed Plenary speakers

Prof. Dr. Lin Chen
Center of Bone Metabolism and Repair
THE ROLE OF FGFR3 IN CARTILAGE DISEASES

Dr. Richard Grose
The Barts Cancer Institute
MECHANISMS OF FGFR INHIBITOR RESISTANCE IN FGFR-DRIVEN CANCER

Dr. Mohammad Hajihosseini
University of East Anglia
FGF10 FUNCTION IN THE ADULT BRAIN – FROM NEURAL STEM CELLS TO THE CONTROL OF APPETITE/ ENERGY BALANCE

Prof. Lynn E. Heasley
University of Colorado Denver
AUTOCRINE SIGNALING THROUGH NON-MUTATED FGFR1 IN HUMAN CANCERS

Prof. Matthew Hoffman
National Institutes of Health
FGF-DEPENDENT WNT SIGNALS REGULATE EPITHELIAL PROGENITOR-NEURONAL INTERACTIONS DURING DEVELOPMENT

Dr. Laurence Legeai-Mallet
Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades
FROM FUNCTIONAL STUDIES TO THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES FOR FGFR3-RELATED DISORDERS

Prof. Xiaokun Li
Wenzhou Medical University

Prof. Suzanne Mansour
University of Utah
FGF SIGNALING IN INNER EAR DEVELOPMENT

Prof. Philippe Soriano
The Mount Sinai Hospital
FGF SIGNALING PATHWAYS IN DEVELOPMENT

Prof. Dr. Sabine Werner 
ETH Zürich 
FGF SIGNALING IN EPITHELIAL HOMEOSTASIS, INJURY AND REPAIR 

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Dr. Alvaro Ingles Prieto
Institute of Science and Technology Austria
LIGHT-CONTROLLED RTKS ALLOW CELL-BASED EXPLORATION OF MAPK/ERK PATHWAY INHIBITORS

Prof. David Warburton
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
FGF SIGNALING: PUSH ME PULL YOU? 

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Fibroblast Growth Factors in Development and Repair

04 Feb 2015 - 07 Feb 2015

Cancun, Mexico

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Programme

Wednesday 4th February 2015

12:00 – 15:00

Registration

13:00 -14:30

Welcome Lunch
*Kalmia Buffet Restaurant*

Cancer Session
Session Chair: Philippe Soriano

14:45 – 15:00

Opening Comments

 

15:00 – 15:35

Lynn Heasley
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

AUTOCRINE SIGNALING THROUGH NON-MUTATED FGFR1 IN HUMAN CANCERS

15:35 – 15:55

Debbie Cunningham
University of Birmingham

CHARACTERISATION OF PHOSPHORYLATION EVENTS DOWNSTREAM OF AMPLIFIED FGFR2 IN THE BREAST CANCER CELL LINES SUM52 AND MFM223

15:55 – 16:30

Dina Ron
Technion, Israel Instititute of Technology

THE TUMOR SUPPRESSOR, SEF, REGULATES HUMAN EPIDERMIS HOMEOSTASIS THROUGH MULTIPLE MECHANISMS INVOLVING FGF AND PRO-INFLAMMATORY CYTOKINES

16:30 – 17:00

Refreshments

17:00 – 17:20

Regina Irschick
Medical University of Innsbruck

MODULATION OF FGFR1 AND FGF2 TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN GLIOMA CELLS

17:20 – 17:55

Fen Wang
Texas A&M

TYPE 2 FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR SIGNALING IS REQUIRED FOR PRESERVING STEMNESS AND PREVENTING DIFFERENTIATION OF PROSTATE STEM CELLS

18:00 – 19:30

Dinner at Leisure

Cancer Session
Session Chair: Denise Al Alam

19:30 – 20:05

Richard Grose
Queen Mary, University of London

MECHANISMS OF FGFR INHIBITOR RESISTANCE IN FGFR-DRIVEN CANCER

20:05 – 20:25

Alvaro Ingles-Prieto
Institute of Science and Technology Austria

LIGHT-CONTROLLED RTKS PERMIT CELL-BASED SCREEN OF SMALL MOLECULES

20:25

Poster Viewing

Thursday 5th February 2015

07:00 -08:30

Breakfast

Brain Session
Session Chair: Helen Makarenkova

08:30 – 09:05

Ivor Mason
Kings College London

FGF REGULATION OF CONNECTIVITY IN THE DEVELOPING VERTEBRATE BRAIN

09:05 -09:40

Lars Klimaschewski
Medical University of Innsbruck

NOVEL APPROACHES TO SPEED UP LONG-DISTANCE AXON REGENERATION BY ENHANCED FGFR1 SIGNALLING

09:40 – 10:15

Mohammad Hajihosseini
University of East Anglia

FGF10 FUNCTION IN THE ADULT BRAIN – FROM NEURAL STEM CELLS TO THE CONTROL OF APPETITE/ ENERGY BALANCE

10:15 – 10:45

Refreshments

Brain Session
Session Chair: Richard Grose

10:45 – 11:20

Rajesh Ladher
RIKEN CDB

FGFR1 ROUTES PROTOCADHERIN-15 TO THE CILIUM OF THE INNER EAR HAIR CELLS

11:20 – 11:55

Suzanne Mansour
University of Utah

FGF SIGNALING IN INNER EAR DEVELOPMENT: HEARING LOST AND FOUND

12:00 – 15:30

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

Regeneration and Disease Session
Session Chair: Ivor Mason

15:30 – 16:05

Sabine Werner
ETH Zurich Institute of Molecular Health Sciences

ROLES AND MECHANISMS OF ACTION OF FGFS IN SKIN HOMEOSTASIS AND DISEASE

16:05 – 16:40

Saverio Bellusci
Justus Liebig University Giessen

A BREATH OF FRESH AIR ON THE LUNG MESENCHYME DURING DEVELOPMENT AND DISEASE: LESSONS LEARNT FROM THE FGF AND WNT  SIGNALLING

16:40 – 17:15

Xiaokun Li
Wenzhou Medical University

 

17:15 – 17:50

Anne-Karina Perl
Cincinnati Childrens Hospital

INTERSTITIAL RESIDENT FIBROBLASTS UNDERGO FUNCTIONAL CHANGES DURING ALVEOLAR REGENERATION

18:00 – 19:30

Dinner at Leisure

Regeneration and Disease Session
Session Chair: Anne-Karina Perl

19:30 – 20:05

David Warburton
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

FGF SIGNALING: PUSH ME PULL YOU?

20:05 – 20:25

Robert Guzy
Washington University School of Medicine

FIBROBLAST-SPECIFIC FGF SIGNALING IN BLEOMYCIN-INDUCED PULMONARY FIBROSIS

20:25 – 20:45

Chiko Shimbori
McMaster University

FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR-1 ATTENUATES TGF-β1-INDUCED LUNG FIBROSIS BY REGULATING TGF-β1 SIGNALING

20:45

Poster Viewing

Friday 6th February 2015

07:00 – 08:30

Breakfast

Regeneration and Disease Session
Session Chair: Dina Ron

08:30 – 08:50

Stacey House
Washington University in St. Louis

CARDIOMYOCYTE-SPECIFIC FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR SIGNALING PROVIDES ACUTE CARDIOPROTECTION IN A CLOSED-CHEST MODEL OF ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION

08:50 – 09:10

Jo El Schultz
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

DIFFERENTIAL CARDIOVASCULAR FUNCTIONS OF FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR-2 PROTEIN ISOFORMS IN ISCHEMIA

09:10 – 09:30

Yoshikazu Takada
UC Davis School of Medicine

FGF-INTEGRIN CROSSTALK THROUGH DIRECT INTEGRIN BINDING TO FGF: DEVELOPMENT OF A DOMINANT-NEGATIVE FGF MUTANT (FGF DECOY)

09:30 – 09:50

Chao Jiang
Wenzhou Medical University

DEVELOPMENT OF OLIOSEN-FGF FUSIONS FOR TOPICAL APPLICATIONS

09:50 – 10:20

    Refreshments

Development Session
Session Chair: Mohammad Hajihosseini

10:20 – 10:55

Matthew Hoffman
National Institutes of Health

FGF-DEPENDENT WNT SIGNALS REGULATE EPITHELIAL PROGENITOR-NEURONAL INTERACTIONS DURING DEVELOPMENT

10:55 – 11:30

Helen Makarenkova
The Scripps Research Institute

FGF SIGNALING IN LACRIMAL GLAND DEVELOPMENT, HOMEOSTASIS AND DISEASE              

11:30 – 11:50

Vincent Harley
MIMR-PHI

CRANIOSYNOSTOSIS WITH XY SEX REVERSAL

11:50 – 17:30

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

Development Session
Session Chair: Suzanne Mansour

17:30 – 17:50

Ing-Ming Chiu
National Health Research Institutes

EXPRESSION PATTERN OF REPORTER GENES DRIVEN BY HUMAN FGF1 PROMOTER IN TRANSGENIC MICE

17:50 – 18:25

Philippe Soriano
Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

FGF SIGNALING PATHWAYS IN DEVELOPMENT

18:25 – 18:45

Denise Al Alam
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

FGF10 IN SMALL INTESTINAL HOMEOSTASIS AND REPAIR

18:45 – 20:00

  Poster Session & Cocktails

20:15- 23:00

Gala Night, Group Photo & Poster Awards
*Lower Pool Deck*

Saturday 7th February 2015

07:00 -08:30

Breakfast

Joint session with the Fusion conference on Musculoskeletal Development and Regeneration
Session Chair: David Ornitz

08:30 – 09:05

Lin Chen
Center of Bone Metabolism and Repair

DELETION OF FGFR3 IN CARTILAGE LEADS TO CHONDROMA-LIKE LESION

09:05 - 09:45

Vicki Rosen
Harvard School of Dental Medicine

DEVELOPMENTAL REGULATION OF BONE WIDTH BY BMP SIGNALING IS KEY FOR CREATING STRONG BONES

09:45 – 10:25

Maurizio Pacifici
University of Pennsylvania

DEVELOPMENTAL INSIGHTS INTO THE PATHOGENESIS OF HEREDITARY MULTIPLE EXOSTOSES

10:25 – 10:40

Refreshments

10:40 – 11:10

Veronique Lefebvre
Cleveland Clinic

GENOME-WIDE COOPERATIVITY BETWEEN SOX5/6 AND SOX9 DRIVES CHONDROGENESIS

11:10 – 11:45

David Ornitz
Washington University

REGULATION OF SKELETAL GROWTH AND CHONDROGENESIS BY FGFR1 AND FGFR2 SIGNALING IN THE OSTEOPROGENITOR LINEAGE

11:45 – 12:05

Peter Hurlin
Shriners Hospitals for Children

MUTANT ACTIVATED FGFR3 IMPAIRS ENDOCHONDRAL BONE GROWTH BY PREVENTING SOX9 DOWNREGULATION IN DIFFERENTIATING CHONDROCYTES

12:05 – 12:40

Laurence Legeai-Mallet
Imagine Institute-Inserm

FROM FUNCTIONAL STUDIES TO THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES FOR FGFR3-RELATED DISORDERS

12:40 – 12:50

Closing Remarks


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Fibroblast Growth Factors in Development and Repair

04 Feb 2015 - 07 Feb 2015

Cancun, Mexico

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Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic $1444 $1564 $699 $225 $250 $75
Industry $1444 $1564 $699 $225 $250 $75
Student $1265 $1385 $699 $225 $250 $75

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

Our Registration Package: What's Included?

The Fiesta Americana Condesa, Cancun offers a Full Meal Plan to all attendees. Our registration and accompanying person fees are inclusive of the following;

  • Accommodation for 3 Nights
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner – available at all restaurants according to operational hours or programmed events.
  • International Bar available by the glass in restaurants and bars according to operational hours.
  • Pool snacks and International Bar available by the glass at Pool Area
  • Minibar including: soft drinks, domestic beer, bottled water and coffee. Refreshed daily
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • In Room amenity – Bottle of wine, per room, per stay
  • Complimentary WI-FI in Conference Room
  • Complimentary WI-FI in Guest Room
  • Gala Night Entry (includes an open bar)

Please note: Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference.

Additional nights (per person) are inclusive of the following;

  • Accommodation for 1 Night
  • Lunch on day of arrival
  • Dinner on day of arrival
  • Breakfast on day of departure
  • International bar available by the glass in restaurants and bars from lunch on day of arrival until breakfast on day of departure.

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Fibroblast Growth Factors in Development and Repair

04 Feb 2015 - 07 Feb 2015

Cancun, Mexico

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Fibroblast Growth Factors in Development and Repair

04 Feb 2015 - 07 Feb 2015

Cancun, Mexico

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Venue

Fiesta Americana Condesa

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Fiesta Americana Condesa, Blvd.Kukulkán km 16.5 Zona Hotelera, Cancun, 77500 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

The Fiesta Americana Condesa, Cancun is the 2015 Winner of the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and also received the Travellers Choice Award in 2014. 

The remains of ancient Mayan cities are scattered throughout the Yucatan Peninsula and no trip to Cancun would be complete without a visit to these majestic temples and pyramids set amongst lush tropical vegetation. We will be working very closely with a reputable tour company who will be organising trips to Tulum, Chichen Itza, Coba and Xcaret  to name a few, some of which may require a full day. Full day excursions will be arranged pre or post conference and may be on an individual or group booking so we would recommend booking extra nights to extend your stay as early as possible to avoid disappointment should these excursions be of interest to you and/or your party. For further information please contact us.

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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04 Feb 2015 - 07 Feb 2015

Cancun, Mexico

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Transportation

Travel Details

Cancun International airport is just a short 15 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. 

Airport Transfers

Tropical Incentives are a reputable and trustworthy DMC based in Cancun. The Tropical Incentives team will be on hand to provide a seamless transfer service to and from Cancun International Airport. Tropical Incentives will manage and confirm all transportation bookings. To arrange transportation please contact Tropical Incentives directly via email, phone or the online booking facility (see link below).  

http://www.tropicalincentives.com/form_gpos/sales/cancun/2016/fusion-conference/

Conference Shuttle Service

Tropical Incentives have arranged a conference shuttle service which will run at scheduled times surrounding the conference. The conference shuttle schedule can be found below.

Arrivals (Cancun Airport – Fiesta Americana Condesa)

Sunday 21st February – Available at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 6:30pm
Monday 22nd February – Available at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 6:30pm
Wednesday 24th February – Available at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 6:30pm
Thursday 25th February – Available at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 6:30pm
Saturday 27th February – Available at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 6:30pm
Sunday 28th February – Available at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 6:30pm
Tuesday 1st March – Available at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 6:30pm
Wednesday 2nd March – Available at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 6:30pm
Friday 4th March – Available at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 6:30pm
Saturday 5th March – Available at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 6:30pm

Departures (Fiesta Americana Condesa – Cancun Airport)

Thursday 25th February – Available at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Friday 26th February – Available at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Sunday 28th February – Available at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Monday 29th February – Available at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Wednesday 2nd March – Available at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Thursday 3rd March – Available at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Saturday 5th March – Available at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Sunday 6th March – Available at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Tuesday 8th March – Available at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Wednesday 9th March – Available at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm

$25 per person, each way (includes taxes)

Please allow at least 45minutes from your flight landing time to the shuttle departure time. In the event of any delays or cancellations, please ensure you contact Tropical Incentives at least 24hours in advance; if Tropical Incentives are not informed within 24hours full cancellation charges will apply.

Upon arrival at the airport, please exit the terminal building and look for ‘Fusion Conferences’ signage where a member of Tropical Incentives team will greet you and escort you to the group transportation.

Please contact Tropical Incentives directly to enquire or make a booking.

Group booking Code: Fusion
Contact: Francisco Mora
Telephone: 998-193-3940 ext 158
Email: guestservices@ticancun.com

Private Transportation

Tropical Incentives also offer a private transfer service for those travelling outside of the available shuttle dates/times mentioned above. The private transfer service vehicles can accommodate a maximum of 6 persons, plus luggage.

$75 per vehicle, each way (includes taxes)

In the event of any delays or cancellations, please ensure you contact Tropical Incentives at least 24hours in advance; if Tropical Incentives are not informed within 24hours full cancellation charges will apply.

Upon arrival at the airport, please exit the terminal building and look for ‘Fusion Conferences’ signage where a member of Tropical Incentives team will greet you and escort you to your transportation.

Please contact Tropical Incentives directly to enquire or make a booking.

Group booking Code: Fusion
Contact: Francisco Mora
Telephone: 998-193-3940 ext 158
Email: guestservices@ticancun.com

** Please note that Fusion Conferences is not responsible for any bookings made with Tropical Incentives as transportation is not included in the registration package **

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04 Feb 2015 - 07 Feb 2015

Cancun, Mexico

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Local Activities

Half Day Activities 

Tropical Incentives are a reputable and reliable company offering a variety of fascinating trips and excursions for either a half or full day. To make an enquiry please contact Francisco Mora at Tropical Incentives or alternatively, if you would like to proceed with a booking (individual/group) please follow the link below which will take you directly to an online booking facility giving details of tours available.

Contact: Francisco Mora
Email: guestservices@ticancun.com

http://www.tropicalincentives.com/form_gpos/sales/cancun/2016/fusion-conference/

Our half day tours can be booked during the conference period between the available free times scheduled in the programme. The half day tours are available to both individual and group bookings.

The following activities are available at Aquaworld which is based in the Marina directly opposite the Fiesta Americana Condesa hotel and therefore no transportation is necessary.

Aquatwister

Experience Aquaworld’s ultimate tour adventure on board a high speed jet boat ride, Aquatwister. This is a roller coaster of manoeuvres orchestrated by a highly skilled captain and drivers on board and provides an amazing combination of nature, emotion, fun and adrenaline in one adventure.

Duration: 30 minutes
Please be at the marina 30 minutes in advance of activity.
Capacity: 20 persons per boat
Price: $69.60 per person
Dock fee: $8 (cash)
Gratuity: $5

Inclusive of:
Lockers, Life jackets and bottled water

Sky Ridder

Live this exciting experience flying in couples over the Caribbean Sea and experiencing an amazing aerial view.

Duration: 30-40 minutes includes 10 minute flying time at an altitude of 100mtrs
Please be at the Aquaworld hut (located by the hotel pool) 15 minutes in advance of activity.
Capacity: Maximum 8 person per boat
Price: $63.80 per couple
Gratuity: $5

Inclusive of:
10 minutes flying time, life jackets and bottled water

*Bathing suit, towel, shorts, T-shirts, sandals or wet shoes, sunglasses and water camera recommended.
*Service charge of $5 for any lost locker keys
*Biodegradable suntan lotion is only permitted on the reef

Jungle Tour

Enjoy this fascinating adventure, driving a Jet Ski boat for 2 persons through the mangroves of Nichupte Lagoon, explore the wonders of Cancun’s jungle and the exotic wild life and admire the colourful sea life while you snorkel at one of the greatest coral reefs in Punta Nizuc.

Duration: 2:30 hrs. (45 minutes each way driving and 40 minutes for snorkelling)
Please be at the marina 30 minutes in advance of activity.
Capacity: 2 persons per boat
Price: $69.60 (Single persons would pay full boat rate)
Dock Fee and Reef tax: $11 (cash)
Gratuity: $5

Inclusive of:
1x Guide per 10 persons
Aquaray speed boat for 2 persons
Snorkel Equipment (new snorkelling gear, life vest, mask, fins)
Jungle Tour
Dressing Room, Showers and Lockers
Bottled water
TI Staff present

*Bathing suit, towel, shorts, T-shirts, sandals or wet shoes, sunglasses and water camera recommended.
*Biodegradable suntan lotion is only permitted on the reef

Wave Runner

Drive and Speed on board of a 700 Yamaha wave runner across the Caribbean Sea.

Duration: 30 minutes
Please be at the Aquaworld hut (located by the hotel pool) 15 minutes in advance of activity.
Price: $63.80 (Single persons would pay full boat rate)
Gratuity: $5

Inclusive of:
1 Guide per 10 persons
Life jackets and lockers
Bottled water

*Bathing suit, towel, shorts, T-shirts, sandals or wet shoes, sunglasses and water camera recommended.
**Biodegradable suntan lotion is only permitted on the reef**

Sub See

An extraordinary way to admire the marine life and the reef’s ecosystem without getting wet! Be part of this unique adventure on board The Sub See Explorer, a glass bottom boat like a yellow submarine with huge glass panels on the sides, from where you will be able to watch the multi-coloured species of the Scorpion´s coral reef.

Duration: 2 hrs.
Please be at the marina 30 minutes in advance of activity
Capacity: Boat can hold 66 passengers
Price: $46.40 per person
Dock Fee and Reef tax: $10
Gratuity: $5

Inclusive of:
Boat transportation on board of Reef Express
Specialized Guides
Beverages (Beer, Soft Drinks and water)
Bottled Water
TI Staff present

*Bathing suit, towel, shorts, T-shirts, sandals or wet shoes, sunglasses and water camera recommended.
**Biodegradable suntan lotion is only permitted on the reef**

Full Day Activities

To make an enquiry or booking (individual/group), please contact Francisco Mora at Tropical Incentives.

Francisco Mora
Email: guestservices@ticancun.com

A Tropical Incentive representative will also be available during the conference period at the hotel, so should you have any questions about a booked tour you can always ask upon arrival or at any time during your stay.

Our full day tours are offered pre and post conference dates. If you require any additional nights at the Fiesta Americana Condesa due to a full day excursion, please ensure you book these in advance to avoid disappointment. The full days tours are available to both individual and group bookings.

Tulum And Playa Del Carmen Shopping Tour

Our journey begins in the magical ancient Tulum Archaeological Zone, discovered by John L. Stephens in 1842. Perched on top of a cliff facing the Caribbean Sea, it is the only entire walled in-group of Mayan Ruins ever discovered. Under the advice of an official English speaking tour guide, the group will go around the structures getting the history and spirit of the Mayans. Afterwards we head Playa del Carmen, an authentic Mexican town, popular because of its beautiful beaches with turquoise water colour and the famous 5th Avenue where the participants will browse around the shops aside to explore. All kind of typical items, handcrafts, pottery, typical rugs most of them hand made by top artisans, fine boutiques selling everything imaginable. A unique experience! A group lunch can be arranged in one of the restaurants or it can be at leisure.

Ek Balam and Cenote

Visit the archaeological site of Ek-Balam. Ek Balam means Bright Star Jaguar in Maya language. This ancient Maya city had its glory before Chichen Itza. This archaeological site is one of the latest attractions because of its most recent restoration. Discover the mysterious Maya Cenote, enjoy its beautiful natural formations and great natural pool of 80m diameter. During the tour you will see different Maya communities. Take home your memories with the beautiful photographs taken by native photographers during the activities.

Sea Passion Catamaran

Isla Mujeres (Island of Women) is one of the Mexican Caribbean’s favourite destinations. Sail the beautiful turquoise bay from Cancun to Isla Mujeres aboard the Sea Passion I or Sea Passion III, a one-of-a-kind 75 & 60 foot maxi-catamarans, designed for passenger comfort. Enjoy a sail and snorkelling in the National Marine Park. Relax. In the full day activity the participants will have the opportunity to disembark in the Island. You can enjoy exquisite dining at the Beach Club “ElPescador” and the overwhelming views of the turquoise ocean decorated by coconut palm trees and hammocks.

Selvatica Extreme Canopy Tour

Located between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, only 35 minutes form Cancun’s International Airport. Over 250 acres of Tropical Jungle, in Selvatica you will be able to experience a unique adventure in the longest zip-line circuit  in North America, recognized by Travel & Leisure magazine as one of the 35 great adventures in the World, divided in 12 zip lines varying in lengths and heights from 270 ft. to over 2,000 ft, it will make you fly over the jungle. Take a ride on a military vehicle through the jungle to get to the millenary natural cenote. With crystal and pristine waters you will be able to swim choosing between a water zip line or the diving platform. Live this unique and exciting adventure and feel the emotion and adrenaline running through your body.

Coba

Deep in the heart of the Quintana Roo jungle and only 24 miles from southwest of Tulum, approximately 2 1/2 south of Cancun is COBA, an archaeological site that dates from the Classis period. Unlike other Mayan sites in Quintana Roo, Coba was still occupied after the Spanish Conquest. 
This incredible Site once occupied an area of almost 100 square kilometers (60 st. miles). The pyramid of Nohoch Mul-43 meters (130  ft.) high-is the tallest pre-Hispanic structure in the Yucatan peninsula. The main pyramids are the Coba Group, near the entrance, Las Pinturas (The Paintings), named because of the colour still visible on the arches; the Macanxoc, located next to Macanxoc Lake; and Chumuc Mul, the main stucco pyramid which still contains its original colour. 
After a very cultural tour, be prepared to enjoy a delicious lunch in one of the magic restaurants of the area.

For further details on the above and other tours available please contact Tropical Incentives where Francisco Mora or an alternative representative will be happy to assist you.

Contact: Francisco Mora
Email: guestservices@ticancun.com

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04 Feb 2015 - 07 Feb 2015

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04 Feb 2015 - 07 Feb 2015

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04 Feb 2015 - 07 Feb 2015

Cancun, Mexico

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Once registered for the conference you will be able to submit your abstract online and monitor the status through your Fusion account. Please use the abstract template provided and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length. Any abstracts exceeding this size may be cut short during print.

Oral Presentations

We have a number of oral opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for an oral presentation, please submit your abstract within the 'Talk Deadline'. Please check the conference programme carefully to note your presentation time (inclusive of Q&A) should you be accepted for an oral presentation.

We recommend you check our website regularly as the conference approaches as regular programme updates will be released under the ‘Programme’ tab on the conference page.

If you have prepared some slides to compliment your presentation please ensure you bring these with you on a USB or portable file saving device.

Those presenting on the first day, please email your slides to us so we can have everything prepared and ready for the first session. Please email your slides to:powerpoint@fusion-conferences.com

Flash Presentations

The Flash Session lasts up to 45minutes. This time is evenly divided between all the Flash Presentations that are accepted so your allocated time can range from 3-5 minutes, depending on popularity. The flash session is an extension of the Poster Session and is designed to offer a select few the opportunity to present orally their poster in a more formal, group setting. To be considered for a flash presentation, please submit your abstract within the 'Talk Deadline'. Abstracts submitted after the 'Talk Deadline' may not be accepted.

Please note, the exact length of your presentation will be noted on the conference programme under the ‘Flash Session’.

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On the day of your presentation please make yourself known to the AV team who will be available in the conference room. They will ensure they have everything they need, including your presentation slides or aides. If you have any animations or videos we do advise to run through the presentation with the AV tech just to make sure everything is compatible. We also advise that all speakers make themselves known to the AV tech in the conference room immediately before your session beings. The AV tech will apply your microphone and provide a laser pointer should you have a complimenting presentation. Please note, speakers are not permitted to use their individual laptops, our AV tech will have a master laptop for you to run your presentation from. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to approach our AV tech or a member of the Fusion team. We are here to help!

We would like to 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 slot decreases.

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04 Feb 2015 - 07 Feb 2015

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2015 Fibroblast Growth Factors Poster Prize

The conference chairs will be awarding 3 poster prizes for the best poster display and presentation. To be in with a chance of winning, submit your poster by 21 November 2014. The winners will be selected shortly after the Poster Session and each winner will receive a $250 cheque!

Once registered for the conference you will be able to submit your abstract online and monitor the status through your Fusion account. Please use the abstract template provided and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length. Any abstracts exceeding this size may be cut short during print.

Poster Presentations

Poster submissions will be accepted up until 21 November 2014. Please check the conference programme carefully to note the poster session date and time. Our poster boards can accommodate a maximum poster size of A0 (1189H x 841W mm), portrait in orientation only. Posters exceeding this size may not fit on the poster boards provided and therefore you will be unable to present your poster, so please kindly keep to these measurements.

At the Conference

During registration at the conference, if you are presenting a poster please request a poster number from the registration desk. Please do not put up your poster without notifying a member of the Fusion team. Certain adhesive agents are not permitted at some venues therefore; Fusion will be the sole provider of all poster fixings.

You can put up your poster from registration with the help of the Fusion team. Your poster can remain on display for the entire duration of the conference and we ask that you take down your poster on the final day of the meeting. The poster session is usually scheduled on Day 3, but please check the official programme for exact timings. Refreshments will be provided and the poster prizes will be awarded during the conference Gala Night. 

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