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Neurogenesis Conference

Implications for Lifelong Development and Disease


02 Mar 2016 - 05 Mar 2016

Cancun, Mexico

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Report

Development 
Authors: Jenny Hsieh & Chun-Li Zhang

http://dev.biologists.org/content/143/10/1649

(link live until May 2017)

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Neurogenesis Conference

Implications for Lifelong Development and Disease


02 Mar 2016 - 05 Mar 2016

Cancun, Mexico

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Synopsis

Neural development is not restricted to embryonic or early postnatal stages but continuous throughout life in the mammalian brain. This conference will bring together leaders from diverse fields such as embryonic cortical development, adult neurogenesis, human imaging, and stem cell-based neural disease modelling to discuss recent advances in understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating neural stem cell activity, neuronal specification and functional significance of circuitries modified by the addition of new neurons. In addition, translational perspectives and implications for disease modelling will be covered. 

Target Audience

Junior (i.e., PhD students and postdocs) and senior scientists (i.e., group leaders and professors) and physician-scientists in academia, biotech and pharmaceutical companies who would like to gain a better understanding in mechanisms underlying the neurogenic process in the developing and adult brain in physiology and disease. Further, the audience will be interested to engage in discussions on state of the art in each of these areas. The confirmed list of speakers with the majority of academic and pharmaceutical industry leaders in the respective fields present will make this conference the major event in the field for 2016. 

Plenary Speakers

Dr. Onur Basak (Hubrecht Institute)
HOW NICHE SIZE CONTROLS ADULT NEURAL STEM CELL NUMBER AND LONGEVITY

Prof. Gordon Fishell (NYU Langone Medical Center)
NON-CANONICAL WNT-SIGNALING REGULATES THE RATIO OF SOMATOSTATIN- AND PARVALBUMIN- EXPRESSING CORTICAL INTERNEURONS

Prof. Fred H. Gage (Salk Institute)
HOW CAN A NEW NEURON INTEGRATE IN AN ADULT BRAIN? 

Prof. Dr. Magdalena Götz (Institute of Stem Cell Research, Helmholtz Center Munich)
THE EMBO KEYNOTE LECTURE

Prof. Rene Hen (Columbia University)
IMAGING AND MANIPULATING YOUNG GRANULE CELLS: IMPLICATIONS FOR MOOD AND COGNITIVE DISORDERS

Prof. Rudolf Jaenisch (Whitehead Institute)
IPS CELL TECHNOLOGY AND DISEASE RESEARCH

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Jessberger (University of Zurich)

Prof. Dr. Gerd Kempermann (CRTD Dresden)
ADULT NEUROGENESIS: AN INDIVIDUALIZING EXPERIENCE 

Prof. Pierre-Marie Lledo (Institut Pasteur)
WHEN CORTICAL AFFERENTS NEED ADULT-BORN NEURONS TO INFLUENCE OLFACTION

Prof. Guo-li Ming (Johns Hopkins University)
DISSECTING THE INTEGRATION PROCESS OF ADULT GENERATED NEURONS 

Prof. Alejandro Schinder (Fundación Instituto Leloir)
REMODELING DENTATE GYRUS ARCHITECTURE AND FUNCTION BY NEW GRANULE CELLS 

Prof. Hongjun Song (Johns Hopkins University)

Invited Speakers

Prof. Dr. Benedikt Berninger (Universitätsmedizin Mainz)
MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR CONSTRAINTS OF TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR- INDUCED NEUROGENIC REPROGRAMMING 

Prof. Michael Bonaguidi (University of Southern California)
DIVERSITY AND PLASTICITY OF ADULT HIPPOCAMPAL NEURAL STEM CELLS 

Prof. Dr. Dieter Chichung Lie (Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg)
TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATION OF FUNCTIONAL MATURATION IN ADULT NEUROGENESIS 

Prof. Amelia J. Eisch (UT Southwestern Medical Center)
STIMULATION OF ENTORHINAL CORTEX-DENTATE GYRUS CIRCUITRY IS ANTIDEPRESSIVE 

Prof. Paul Frankland (Hospital for Sick Children)
MECHANISMS OF NEUROGENESIS-MEDIATED FORGETTING OF HIPPOCAMPAL MEMORIES 

Prof. Shaoyu Ge (Stony Brook University)
INITIATION OF CIRCUIT INTEGRATION AND UNDERLYING MECHANISMS OF ADULT-BORN NEURONS 

Prof. Yukiko Gotoh (University of Tokyo)
REGULATION OF NEURAL STEM CELL FATE DURING EMBRYOGENESIS AND IN THE ADULT 

Prof. Jenny Hsieh (UT Southwestern Medical Center)
TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATION OF ADULT NEUROGENESIS IN NORMAL AND EPILEPTIC BRAIN

Dr. Ravi Jagasia (Roche)
HUMAN NEUROGENESIS SCREENING AND BIOMARKER IDENTIFICATION USING EMBRYONIC DERIVED NEURONAL PRECURSORS

Prof. Mi-hyeon Jang (Mayo Clinic)
BUBR1 INSUFFICIENCY IMPAIRS ADULT HIPPOCAMPAL NEUROGENESIS AND COGNITIVE FUNCTION

Prof. Mirjana Maletić-Savatić (Baylor College of Medicine)
MEASURING NEUROGENESIS IN THE LIVE HUMAN BRAIN 

Prof. Dr. Ana Martin-Villalba (DKFZ)
STEM CELL HETEROGENEITY IN HOMEOSTASIS AND DISEASE

Prof. Alysson R. Muotri (University of California, San Diego)
LINE-1 RETROTRANSPOSITION IN THE BRAIN AND NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS

Prof. Kinichi Nakashima (Kyushu University)
TLR9 SIGNALING IN MICROGLIA ENSURES HOMEOSTATIC NEUROGENESIS IN THE ADULT HIPPOCAMPUS 

Prof. Jack Parent (University of Michigan Medical School)
STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL CHANGES OF BIRTHDATED DENTATE GRANULE CELLS IN EXPERIMENTAL TEMPORAL LOBE EPILEPSY

Dr. Sergiu Pasca (Stanford University)
DEVELOPING IN VITRO HUMAN MODELS FOR NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS 

Prof. Amar Sahay (Harvard University)
REJUVENATING AND RE-ENGINEERING AGING MEMORY CIRCUITS

Prof. Juan Song (UNC School of Medicine)
LOCAL CHOLECYSTOKININ-EXPRESSING INTERNEURON CIRCUIT REGULATES QUIESCENT NEURAL STEM CELLS IN THE ADULT HIPPOCAMPUS

Prof. Verdon Taylor (University of Basel)
REGULATION OF OLIGODENDROCYTE DIFFERENTIATION IN THE HIPPOCAMPAL NEUROGENIC NICHE

Prof. Nicolas Toni (University of Lausanne)
FINE STRUCTURE OF RADILA GLIA-LIKE NEURAL STEM CELLS IN THE ADULT HIPPOCAMPUS

Prof. Pierre Vanderhaeghen (University of Brussels)
FROM PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS TO CORTICAL CIRCUITS 

Prof. Chun-Li Zhang (UT Southwestern Medical Center)
IN VIVO REPROGRAMMING FOR INDUCED ADULT NEUROGENESIS

Prof. Su- Chun Zhang (University of Wisconsin)
REGULATION OF HUMAN NEURAL CIRCUITS

Prof. Xinyu Zhao (University of Wisconsi-Madison)
DISSECTING NEUROGENIC IMPAIRMENT IN NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS 

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Neurogenesis Conference

Implications for Lifelong Development and Disease


02 Mar 2016 - 05 Mar 2016

Cancun, Mexico

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Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Fred Gage

Adler Chair on Age Related Diseases, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Gordon Fishell

Associate Director, NYU Neuroscience Institute

Guo-li Ming

Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Alejandro Schinder

Principal Investigator, Instituto Leloir

Gerd Kempermann

Professor, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) Dresden

René Hen

Professor, Columbia University

Magdalena Götz

Director, Institute of Stem Cell Research, Helmholtz Zentrum münchen

Pierre-Marie Lledo

Chairman of the Neuroscience Department, The Pasteur Institute

Invited Speakers

Paul Frankland

Senior Scientist, Hospital for Sick Children

Nicolas Toni

Professor, University of Lausanne

Alysson Muotri

Professor, University of California San Diego

Kinichi Nakashima

Professor, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University

Jack Parent

Professor of Neurology, University of Michigan

Verdon Taylor

Group Leader, University of Basel

Dieter Chichung Lie

Professor, Institute of Biochemistry, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Shaoyu Ge

Associate Professor, SUNY Stony Brook

Jenny Hsieh

Professor, The University of Texas at San Antonio

Su-Chun Zhang

Professor, University of Wisconsin

Pierre Vanderhaeghen

Professor, ULB

Silvia Cappello

Research Group Leader, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry

Mirjana Maletic-Savatic

Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

Sergiu Pasca

Assistant Professor, Stanford University

Benedikt Berninger

Professor, King's College London

Juan Song

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Ravi Jagasia

Lab Head, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Pharma Research and Early Development

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Neurogenesis Conference

Implications for Lifelong Development and Disease


02 Mar 2016 - 05 Mar 2016

Cancun, Mexico

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Programme

Wednesday 2nd March 2016

14:00 – 14:40

Registration

14:00 – 14:40

Welcome Lunch
*Kalmia Buffet Restaurant*

14:40 – 14:55

Opening Comments

14:55 – 15:30

Magdalena Götz
Institute of Stem Cell Research, Helmholtz Center Munich

THE EMBO KEYNOTE LECTURE

MECHANISMS OF NEUROGENESIS I
Session Chair: Gordon Fishell

15:30 – 16:00

Sebastian Jessberger
University of Zurich

 

16:00 – 16:15

Grigori Enikolopov
Stony Brook University

SIGNALING LANDSCAPE OF NEURAL STEM CELLS AND THEIR NICHE

16:15 – 16:45

Xinyu Zhao
University of Wisconsi-Madison

DISSECTING NEUROGENIC IMPAIRMENT IN NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS

16:45 – 17:15

Refreshments

17:15 – 17:45

Michael Bonaguidi
University of Southern California

DIVERSITY AND PLASTICITY OF ADULT HIPPOCAMPAL NEURAL STEM CELLS

17:45 – 18:15

Pierre-Marie LLedo
Institut Pasteur

WHEN CORTICAL AFFERENTS NEED ADULT-BORN NEURONS TO INFLUENCE OLFACTION

18:15 – 18:30

Armen Saghatelyan
Université Laval

PRINCIPAL CELL ACTIVITY INDUCES SPINE RELOCATION OF ADULT-BORN INTERNEURONS IN THE OLFACTORY BULB

18:30 – 19:30

Poster Session I

19:30

Dinner at Leisure & Free Time

Thursday 3rd March 2016

07:00 – 08:00

Breakfast

MECHANISMS OF NEUROGENESIS II
Session Chair: Sebastian Jessberger

08:00 – 08:30

Hongjun Song
Johns Hopkins University

 

08:30 – 09:00

Kinichi Nakashima
Kyushu University

TLR9 SIGNALING IN MICROGLIA ENSURES HOMEOSTATIC NEUROGENESIS IN THE ADULT HIPPOCAMPUS

09:00 – 09:30

Jenny Hsieh
UT Southwestern Medical Center

TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATION OF ADULT NEUROGENESIS IN NORMAL AND EPILEPTIC BRAIN

09:30 – 10:00

Dieter Chichung Lie Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg

TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATION OF FUNCTIONAL MATURATION IN ADULT NEUROGENESIS

10:00 – 10:30

Refreshments & Group Photo

MECHANISMS OF NEUROGENESIS III
Session Chair: Hongjun Song

10:30 – 11:00

Fred H. Gage
Salk Institute

HOW CAN A NEW NEURON INTEGRATE IN AN ADULT BRAIN?

11:00 – 11:30

Verdon Taylor
University of Basel

REGULATION OF OLIGODENDROCYTE DIFFERENTIATION IN THE HIPPOCAMPAL NEUROGENIC NICHE

11:30 – 12:00

Shaoyu Ge
Stony Brook University

INITIATION OF CIRCUIT INTEGRATION AND UNDERLYING MECHANISMS OF ADULT-BORN NEURONS

12:00 – 12:30

Amelia Eisch
UT Southwestern Medical Center

STIMULATION OF ENTORHINAL CORTEX-DENTATE GYRUS CIRCUITRY IS ANTIDEPRESSIVE

12:30 – 12:45

Marlen Knobloch
University of Zurich

THE RATE OF FATTY ACID OXIDATION REGULATES QUIESCENCE IN ADULT NEURAL STEM CELLS

12:45 – 13:00

Ruth Beckervordersandforth
University of Erlangen Nürnberg

MITOCHONDRIAL METABOLISM CONTROLS EARLY LINEAGE PROGRESSION AND AGEING PHENOTYPES IN ADULT HIPPOCAMPAL NEUROGENESIS

13:00 – 16:00

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

NETWORK REGULATION
Session Chair: Pierre-Marie Lledo

16:00 – 16:30

Alejandro Schinder
Fundación Instituto Leloir

REMODELING DENTATE GYRUS ARCHITECTURE AND FUNCTION BY NEW GRANULE CELLS

16:30 – 17:00

Juan Song
UNC School of Medicine

LOCAL CHOLECYSTOKININ-EXPRESSING INTERNEURON CIRCUIT REGULATES QUIESCENT NEURAL STEM CELLS IN THE ADULT HIPPOCAMPUS

17:00 – 17:30

Nicolas Toni
University of Lausanne

FINE STRUCTURE OF RADILA GLIA-LIKE NEURAL STEM CELLS IN THE ADULT HIPPOCAMPUS

17:30 – 17:45

Heather Cameron
NIMH/NIH

STRESS, AMBIGUITY, AND THE ROLE OF ADULT NEUROGENESIS IN RESPONSE TO THREAT

17:45 – 18:15

Refreshments

CELLULAR IDENTITY
Session Chair: Magdalena Götz

18:15 – 18:45

Gordon Fishell
NYU Langone Medical Center

NON-CANONICAL WNT-SIGNALING REGULATES THE RATIO OF SOMATOSTATIN- AND PARVALBUMIN- EXPRESSING CORTICAL INTERNEURONS

18:45 – 19:15

Yukiko Gotoh
University of Tokyo

REGULATION OF NEURAL STEM CELL FATE DURING EMBRYOGENESIS AND IN THE ADULT

19:15 – 19:30

Orly Lazarov
The University of Illinois at Chicago

MECHANISM AND FUNCTIONAL SIGNIFICANCE OF NEUROGENESIS: INSIGHT FROM COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION

19:30 – 19:45

Alexey Terskikh
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

DISTINCT EPIGENETIC FUNCTIONS OF SOX2 IN SELF-RENEWAL AND DIFFERENTIATION

19:45

Dinner at Leisure & Free Time

Friday 4th March 2016

07:00 – 08:00

Breakfast

FUNCTIONAL SIGNIFICANCE OF NEUROGENESIS
Session Chair: Gerd Kempermann

08:00 – 08:30

Gerd Kempermann
CRTD Dresden

ADULT NEUROGENESIS: AN INDIVIDUALIZING EXPERIENCE

08:30 – 09:00

Paul Frankland
Hospital for Sick Children

MECHANISMS OF NEUROGENESIS-MEDIATED FORGETTING OF HIPPOCAMPAL MEMORIES

09:00 – 09:30

Amar Sahay
Harvard University

REJUVENATING AND RE-ENGINEERING AGING MEMORY CIRCUITS

09:30 – 10:00

Refreshments

TARGETING NEUROGENESIS
Session Chair: Benedikt Berninger

10:00 – 10:30

Rene Hen
Columbia University

IMAGING AND MANIPULATING YOUNG GRANULE CELLS: IMPLICATIONS FOR MOOD AND COGNITIVE DISORDERS

10:30 – 11:00

Jack Parent
University of Michigan Medical School

STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL CHANGES OF BIRTHDATED DENTATE GRANULE CELLS IN EXPERIMENTAL TEMPORAL LOBE EPILEPSY

11:00 – 11:30

Ravi Jagasia
Roche

HUMAN NEUROGENESIS SCREENING AND BIOMARKER IDENTIFICATION USING EMBRYONIC DERIVED NEURONAL PRECURSORS

11:30 – 12:00

Ana Martin-Villalba
DKFZ

STEM CELL HETEROGENEITY IN HOMEOSTASIS AND DISEASE

12:00 – 17:00

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

DETECTION OF NEUROGENESIS
Session Chair: Rene Hen

17:00 – 17:30

Onur Basak
Hubrecht Institute

HOW NICHE SIZE CONTROLS ADULT NEURAL STEM CELL NUMBER AND LONGEVITY

17:30 – 18:00

Mirjana Maletic-Savatic
Baylor College of Medicine

MEASURING NEUROGENESIS IN THE LIVE HUMAN BRAIN

MANIPULATING STEM CELL PROPERTIES
Session Chair: Guo-Li Ming

18:00 – 18:30

Chun-Li Zhang
UT Southwestern Medical Center

IN VIVO REPROGRAMMING FOR INDUCED ADULT NEUROGENESIS

18:30 – 19:00

Rudolf Jaenisch
Whitehead Institute

IPS CELL TECHNOLOGY AND DISEASE RESEARCH

19:00 – 20:00

Poster Session II, Cocktails & Refreshments

20:15 – 23:00

Gala Night & Poster Awards
*Lower Pool Deck*

Saturday 5th March 2016

07:00 – 08:00

Breakfast

NEUROGENESIS IN THE DISH
Session Chair: Yukiko Gotoh

08:00 – 08:30

Guo-Li Ming
Johns Hopkins University

DISSECTING THE INTEGRATION PROCESS OF ADULT GENERATED NEURONS

08:30 – 09:00

Pierre Vanderhaeghen
University of Brussels

FROM PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS TO CORTICAL CIRCUITS

09:00 – 09:30

Su- Chun Zhang
University of Wisconsin

REGULATION OF HUMAN NEURAL CIRCUITS

09:30 – 09:45

Matteo Bergami
University Hospital Cologne

DIRECTED GENERATION OF CORTICAL-LIKE NEURONS IN THE ADULT HIPPOCAMPUS

09:45 – 10:00

Darcie Moore
University of Zurich

THE PRESENCE AND FUNCTION OF A DIFFUSION BARRIER IN MAMMALIAN NEURAL STEM CELLS AS A MECHANISM TO SEGREGATE AGE

10:00 – 10:30

Refreshments

DISEASE MODELING
Session Chair: Fred H. Gage

10:30 – 11:00

Benedikt Berninger
Universitätsmedizin Mainz

MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR CONSTRAINTS OF TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR- INDUCED NEUROGENIC REPROGRAMMING

11:00 – 11:30

Alysson Muotri
University of California, San Diego

LINE-1 RETROTRANSPOSITION IN THE BRAIN AND NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS

11:30 – 11:45

Silvia Cappello
Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry

MODELING PERIVENTRICULAR HETEROTOPIA IN HUMAN ORGANOIDS WITH MUTATIONS IN FAT4 AND DCHS1

11:45 – 12:15

Sergiu Pasca
Stanford University

DEVELOPING IN VITRO HUMAN MODELS FOR NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS

12:15 – 12:30

Closing Remarks

Sunday 6th March 2016

08:15 - 17:30

Chichen-Itzá Group Tour
 For those wanting to extend their stay we have organised a private day trip to Chichen-Itzá. Full details can be found under the ‘Group Activities’ tab on the conference website.


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Neurogenesis Conference

Implications for Lifelong Development and Disease


02 Mar 2016 - 05 Mar 2016

Cancun, Mexico

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Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic $1579 $1679 $738 $284 $270 $71
Industry $1579 $1679 $738 $284 $270 $71
Student $1193 $1293 $738 $284 $270 $71

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

Accompanying child fees and extra night child fees are applicable for children aged 5-12 years of age. Children aged 13 years and older are classified as an adult at the Fiesta Americana Condesa. 

What's Included in our Registration Fees?

The Fiesta Americana Condesa, Cancun offers a 24hour all inclusive service. Our registration and additional adult/child fees are inclusive of the following;

- Accommodation for 3 Nights (2nd, 3rd, 4th March)
- 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)

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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Neurogenesis Conference

Implications for Lifelong Development and Disease


02 Mar 2016 - 05 Mar 2016

Cancun, Mexico

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Neurogenesis Conference

Implications for Lifelong Development and Disease


02 Mar 2016 - 05 Mar 2016

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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Neurogenesis Conference

Implications for Lifelong Development and Disease


02 Mar 2016 - 05 Mar 2016

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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Neurogenesis Conference

Implications for Lifelong Development and Disease


02 Mar 2016 - 05 Mar 2016

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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Neurogenesis Conference

Implications for Lifelong Development and Disease


02 Mar 2016 - 05 Mar 2016

Cancun, Mexico

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Group Activities

Chichen-Itzá Group Tour - Sunday 06th March 2016

We have arranged an exciting private group tour for all 2016 Neurogenesis participants. The tour will take place the day immediately following the conference on Sunday 06th March 2016.

Chichen-Itzá, recently nominated one of the new 7th wonders is  the ancient city whose name means "in the mouth at the Itzáe's Well", was in its time of grandeur (between 800 and 1200 A.D.), the centre of political, religious and military power in Yucatán, if not all of South-eastern Meso America. Chichen-Itzá is located 125 miles West of Cancun about 2:15 hrs. It is the most visited archaeological site on the Peninsula, famed for its extraordinary architectural beauty. When the Spaniards arrived in Chichen-Itzá, it had long been abandoned, a victim of the Mayapan wars. Somewhere between 1196 and 1441 the May culture collapsed on the northern shores of the peninsula. The conqueror found the buildings in ruins; their names and uses lost to time. Present names and uses are intelligent guesses.

The tour is optional and should you wish to participate we would ask that you email jack@fusion-conferences.com to confirm your participation no later than Monday 15th February as we are required to confirm numbers in advance due to transportation requirements.

Itinerary for Sunday 06th March 2016:

08.15 – Meeting Point in Lobby
08.30 – Departure from Hotel
11:00 – Arrival at Chichen-Itzá
11:15 – 13:00 – Guided Visit to the Archaeological Site
13:15 – Departure from Chichen-Itzá to Restaurant
13:30 – 14:30 – Lunch
14:45 – Return to Transportation
17:30 – Estimated Return to Hotel

The price of the tour will vary depending on confirmed numbers. We will confirm the tour price during conference registration. For guidance, please note the following prices dependent on final group size.

$155.00 – Requires 6 participants
$115.00 – Requires 10+ participants
*Please consider an additional $5.00 gratuity, per person.

The above prices include; air conditioned transportation, 2 beverages on board (soft drinks and/or water), tour guide, admission fees at Chichen-Itzá, buffet lunch (food only) and federal tax. Please note the above prices exclude; food and beverages inside the ruins and beverages during lunch.

Please note that payment for the tour will need to be made during conference registration at the Tropical Incentives Hospitality deskTropical Incentives will accept both cash and card payments. Please note a surcharge will be added for payments made using card (5% for VISA or Master Card and 6% for AMEX). This is a non-refundable fee should you later change your mind and decide not participate in the tour.

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02 Mar 2016 - 05 Mar 2016

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02 Mar 2016 - 05 Mar 2016

Cancun, Mexico

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Oral Presenters

We have a number of oral opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a talk, please register for the conference and you will be able to submit your abstract online and monitor the status of your abstract 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.

Please take note of the oral submission deadline: 01 November 2015

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. Regular programme updates will be released under the ‘Programme’ tab on the conference page.

Your Presentation on the Day

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

For 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: admin@fusion-conferences.com

On the day of your presentation please make yourself known to the AV team who will be available in the conference room. If you have any animations or videos we do advise to run through the presentation with the AV tech 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 an accompanying presentation. We prefer speakers to use our master laptop to run presentations from, however, if you prefer to use your own laptop, please notify us in advance.

It is important that all speakers adhere to their presentation time and respect their fellow presenters. A visual traffic light aide will be available to warn presenters and the audience as your time decreases.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to approach our AV tech or a member of the Fusion team.

Helpful Tips for Presentation Slides

Aspect Ratio: 4:3 in Presenter View, Landscape in Orientation
Font Size: Minimum font size used should be 24pt. 
File Type: Please safe your presentation in PPT or PPTS format. 
Video Clips: Please save these separately and do not build them into the PowerPoint. Videos will be played via the AV control desk using the master laptop.

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Neurogenesis Conference

Implications for Lifelong Development and Disease


02 Mar 2016 - 05 Mar 2016

Cancun, Mexico

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Posters

We have a number of poster opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a poster presentation, please register for the conference and you will be able to submit your abstract online and monitor the status of your abstract 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.

Please take note of the poster submission deadline: 22 January 2016

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

During conference registration 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 display your poster from registration. Your poster can remain on display for the entire duration of the conference and we ask that posters are taken down 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 that evening. 

2016 Neurogenesis 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 22 January 2016. The winners will be selected shortly after the Poster Session and the following prizes will be awarded. 1st Place $350, 2nd Place $250, 3rd Place $150. 

 

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