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Osteoarthritis Therapeutics Conference 2015 - Targeting Metabolic and Oxidative Stress in Osteoarthritis

08 Dec 2015 - 11 Dec 2015

Budapest, Hungary

Chairs

Laura Santambrogio
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Synopsis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of disability in developed countries.  The World Health Organization estimates that 10% of men and 18% of women over age 60 suffer from this disease.  Presently we have no drugs that stop or even slow its progression.  

The Osteoarthritis Therapeutics Conference will focus on drug discovery for Osteoarthritis (OA).  This objective is responsive to a major societal need given the rapidly increasing impact of OA around the world and the present lack of effective medications to halt progression of this disease. 

In the Osteoarthritis Therapeutics Conference we will focus on a model of OA in which metabolic and oxidative stress is an early event that damages the articular cartilage matrix - rendering it vulnerable to subsequent mechanical stress.   Under these conditions, even the relatively physiological stresses of daily life can lead to degeneration of weakened cartilage and subsequent development of OA, a disease that affects all of the tissues of the joint.  

The metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cigarette smoking, joint trauma, and inflammatory diseases of joints represents conditions in which oxidative modifications of cartilage matrix proteins have been shown to occur. In this conference we will focus on basic oxidative injury mechanisms, the resulting alterations in protein structure and function, the biological mechanisms that protect against oxidative injury, the clinical consequences of oxidative modifications of cartilage matrix proteins, and potential strategies for intervening in these harmful processes through pharmacological means.

Most drug trials of compounds of potential benefit for individuals with OA have been tested in patients in whom collapse of the structural elements of the involved joints has already occurred.  The question will be addressed as to the possibility of designing trials that might intervene in the OA process at early stages of damage to the cartilage matrix.

The conference will bring together basic and translational scientists and drug discovery experts in an effort to explore new approaches to drug discovery in OA.  The goal is to facilitate a dialogue that will reenergize drug discovery in OA.

Key Sessions

  1. The societal impact of OA
  2. An overview of protein oxidative damage
  3. Advanced glycation end-products
  4. New insights into the role of inflammation in OA
  5. Autophagy and Proteostasis
  6. Assessment of oxidative injury in the clinical setting
  7. Therapeutic strategies to ameliorate metabolic and oxidative injury
  8. Regulatory considerations
  9. Mobilizing society to address chronic diseases 

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Professor Martin Lotz (The Scripps Research Institute)
CELLULAR HOMEOSTASIS MECHANISMS AND PROTEIN AGGREGATION IN JOINT AGING AND OSTEOARTHRITIS

Professor Ali Mobasheri (The University of Surrey)
BIOMARKERS AS TOOLS FOR FACILITATING DRUG DISCOVERY FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS AND SURROGATE ENDPOINTS IN CLINICAL TRIALS

Dr. Gloria Matthews (Genzyme Corporation)

Dr. Rodney Levine (NIH)
OXIDATIVE MODIFICATION OF PROTEINS IN DISEASE AND AGING

Professor Jennifer Elisseeff (Johns Hopkins)
NEW STRATEGIES TO TARGET OA: REDUCING INFLAMMATION AND REBUILDING CARTILAGE.

Professor György Dormán (Szeged University)
HITTING THE RIGHT TARGET IN OESTEOARTHRITIS: ATTEMPTS TO SELECTIVELY INHIBITING MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASES

Dr. George R Dodge (Penn Medicine)
PLATFORMS TO STUDY MECHANISMS INVOLVED IN TRAUMATIC CARTILAGE INJURIES AND DISCOVERY OF POTENTIAL THERAPEUTICS FOR PTOA

Professor Francis Berenbaum (Pierre & Marie Curie University-INSERM)
OSTEOARTHRITIS: THE BRAIN-JOINT AXIS

Professor Sharmila Majumdar (UCSF)
QUANTITATIVE IMAGING BIOMARKERS IN UNDERSTANDING CARTILAGE, BONE AND MENISCUS DEGENERATION IN OSTEOARTHRITIS 

Professor Stefan Lohmander (Lunds University)
HUMAN JOINT INJURY: A MODEL FOR DEVELOPMENT OF OA THERAPY?

Prof. Dr. Christian Lattermann (University of Kentucky)
BIOMARKER CHANGES BEFORE AND AFTER ACL INJURY. A CLINICAL APPROACH TO DECIPHER TIMING OF PTOA ONSET AND TREATMENT 

Dr Ailis Tweed-Kent (Cocoon Biotech Inc)

Professor Alexandrina F Mendes (University of Coimbra)
DIABETES MELLITUS AS A RISK FACTOR FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS: MODULATION OF CHONDROCYTE FUNCTIONS BY HIGH GLUCOSE

Professor Di Chen (Rush University)
THE ROLE OF CARTILAGE Β-CATENIN SIGNALING IN THE PATHOGENESIS OF SPONDYLOARTHRITIS

Dr. Simon Blake (Janssen Research and Development)
THE POTENTIAL ROLE OF ADIPOKINES IN THE PATHOGENESIS OF OA

Dr. C. Kent Kwoh (The University of Arizona)

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Osteoarthritis Therapeutics Conference 2015 - Targeting Metabolic and Oxidative Stress in Osteoarthritis

08 Dec 2015 - 11 Dec 2015

Budapest, Hungary

Chairs

Laura Santambrogio
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Martin Lotz

Professor, The Scripps Research Institute

Gloria Matthews

Chief Medical Officer, Histogenics

Jennifer Elisseeff

Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Sharmila Majumdar

Professor, University of California, San Francisco

Stefan Lohmander

Professor, Lund University

Alexandrina F Mendes

Professor, University of Coimbra

Christian Lattermann

Professor, Vice Chair of Clinical Research, University of Kentucky, Dept Orthopaedic Surgery

Di Chen

Professor, Rush University

Simon Blake

Senior Director Scientific Licensing, Janssen Research and Development

Ailis Tweed-Kent

CEO, Cocoon Biotech

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Osteoarthritis Therapeutics Conference 2015 - Targeting Metabolic and Oxidative Stress in Osteoarthritis

08 Dec 2015 - 11 Dec 2015

Budapest, Hungary

Chairs

Laura Santambrogio
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Programme

 

Tuesday 8th December 2015

17:30 – 18:30

Registration

17:30 – 18:30

Welcome Drinks and Canapés

Session Chair: John Hardin

18:30 – 18:40

Opening Comments

 

18:40 – 19:10

Dr. John Hardin &
Professor Laura Santambrogio
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

OVERVIEW OF GOALS FOR THE WORKSHOP

19:10 – 19:40

Dr. Rodney Levine
NIH

OXIDATIVE MODIFICATION OF PROTEINS IN DISEASE AND AGING

19:40

Group Dinner (ICON Restaurant)

Wednesday 9th December 2015

07:00 – 09:00

Group Breakfast

Oxidative and Metabolic Stress
Session Chair: Laura Santambrogio

09:00 – 09:30

Professor Laura Santambrogio
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

CONSEQUENCES OF METABOLIC AND OXIDATIVE MODIFICATIONS OF CARTILAGE TISSUE

09:30 – 10:00

Dr. Gloria Matthews
Genzyme Corporation

GENE THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES TO TREATING OXIDATIVE STRESS IN ANIMAL MODELS OF OSTEOARTHRITIS

10:00 – 10:30

Refreshments (Ballroom Foyer)

10:30 – 11:00

Professor Alexandrina F Mendes
University of Coimbra

DIABETES MELLITUS AS A RISK FACTOR FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS: MODULATION OF CHONDROCYTE FUNCTIONS BY HIGH GLUCOSE

11:00 – 11:30

Professor Jennifer Elisseeff Johns Hopkins

NEW STRATEGIES TO TARGET OA: REDUCING INFLAMMATION AND REBUILDING CARTILAGE

11:30 – 13:30

Group Lunch (ICON Restaurant)

Biomarkers
Session Chair: Martin Lotz

13:30 – 14:00

Professor Martin Lotz
The Scripps Research Institute

CELLULAR HOMEOSTASIS MECHANISMS AND PROTEIN AGGREGATION IN JOINT AGING AND OSTEOARTHRITIS

14:00 – 14:30

Professor Sharmila Majumdar

UCSF

 

QUANTITATIVE IMAGING BIOMARKERS IN UNDERSTANDING CARTILAGE, BONE AND MENISCUS DEGENERATION IN OSTEOARTHRITIS

14:30 – 15:00

Professor Ali Mobasheri
The University of Surrey

BIOMARKERS AS TOOLS FOR FACILITATING DRUG DISCOVERY FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS AND SURROGATE ENDPOINTS IN CLINICAL TRIALS

15:00 – 15:20

Refreshments (Ballroom Foyer)

15:20 – 15:50

Professor Di Chen
Rush University

THE ROLE OF CARTILAGE Β-CATENIN SIGNALING IN THE PATHOGENESIS OF SPONDYLOARTHRITIS

15:50 – 16:10

Professor John Kisiday
Colorado State University

 

EFFECTS OF PRE- AND POST-SURIGICAL EQUINE SYNOVIAL FLUID ON THE GENERATION OF REACTIVE OXYGEN SPECIES AND CHONDROGENESIS OF EQUINE BONE MARROW MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS

16:30 – 19:30

Group Activity to Budapest Christmas Market - Vörösmarty Square

19:30

Group Dinner (ICON Restaurant)

Thursday 10th December 2015

07:00 – 09:00

Group Breakfast

ACL Injury as a Platform for Drug Discovery in OA
Session Chair: Stefan Lohmander

09:00 – 09:30

Professor Stefan Lohmander
Lunds University

HUMAN JOINT INJURY: A MODEL FOR DEVELOPMENT OF OA THERAPY?

09:30 – 10:00

Prof. Dr. Christian Lattermann
University of Kentucky

BIOMARKER CHANGES BEFORE AND AFTER ACL INJURY. A CLINICAL APPROACH TO DECIPHER TIMING OF PTOA ONSET AND TREATMENT

10:00 – 10:30

Refreshments (Ballroom Foyer)

10:30 – 11:00

Professor Sharmila Majumdar
UCSF

CARTILAGE BIOCHEMICAL CHANGES AND ASSOCIATIONS WITH CARTILAGE LESIONS AFTER ACL INJURY: A MULTICENTER STUDY USING QUANTITATIVE MRI

11:00 – 11:30

Dr. C. Kent Kwoh
University of Arizona

IMAGING BIOMARKERS AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO KNEE OA DEVELOPMENT AND INCIDENT FREQUENT KNEE PAIN

11:30 – 12:00

Dr. George R Dodge
Penn Medicine

PLATFORMS TO STUDY MECHANISMS INVOLVED IN TRAUMATIC CARTILAGE INJURIES AND DISCOVERY OF POTENTIAL THERAPEUTICS FOR PTOA

12:00 – 16:00

Group Lunch & Free Time (ICON Restaurant)

13:30 – 15:30

Budapest Danube Boat Tour

Drug Discovery and Therapeutics
Session Chair: Ali Mobasheri

16:00 – 16:30

Dr. Simon Blake
Janssen Research and Development

THE POTENTIAL ROLE OF ADIPOKINES IN THE PATHOGENESIS OF OA

16:30 – 17:00

Dr. Ailis Tweed-Kent
Cocoon Biotech Inc

 

17:00 – 17:30

Refreshments (Ballroom Foyer)

17:30 – 18:00

Professor György Dormán Szeged University

HITTING THE RIGHT TARGET IN OESTEOARTHRITIS: ATTEMPTS TO SELECTIVELY INHIBITING MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASES

18:00 – 18:20

Dr. Janine Post
University of Twente

AN ECHO IN BIOLOGY: COMPUTER MODEL SUGGESTS OA THERAPEUTIC TARGETS

18:20 – 18:40

Mr. Pradeep Kumar Sacitharan
University of Oxford

LOSS OF SIRT1 IMPAIRS AUTOPHAGY AND IS ASSOCIATED WITH ACCELERATED EXPERIMENTAL OA

18:40 – 19:00

Miss. Rebecca Jones
The University of Manchester

THE CHONDROPROTECTIVE EFFECT OF UROCORTIN INVOLVES BLOCKADE OF A NON-SELECTIVE CATION CHANNEL THROUGH CRF RECEPTOR 1: NOVEL EXPLOITABLE PATHWAYS FOR THE TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF OSTEOARTHRITIS?

19:00 – 22:00

*Gala Dinner & Group Photo* (Corvina)

Friday 11th December 2015

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Osteoarthritis Therapeutics Conference 2015 - Targeting Metabolic and Oxidative Stress in Osteoarthritis

08 Dec 2015 - 11 Dec 2015

Budapest, Hungary

Chairs

Laura Santambrogio
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic €1372 €1452 €644 €0 €141 €0
Industry €1372 €1452 €644 €0 €141 €0
Student €785.5 €785.5 €644 €0 €141 €0

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

Please note, a maximum of 3 persons per room can be accommodated (includes children). 

Accompanying children stay free of charge inclusive of breakfast for ages 12 years and below. Additional food and beverage for children will be charged to your room on consumption.

What's Included in our Registration Fees?

Our registration and accompanying person fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

-3 Nights’ fixed accommodation (08, 09, 10th December)
-Buffet Breakfast with a selection of hot beverages and fresh juices
-Buffet Lunch with unlimited soft drinks
-Buffet Dinner with one glass of beer/wine beer and a soft drink
-Complimentary WIFI in both conference rooms and your guest room
-Gala Night Dinner (includes complimentary drink tickets)

Additional nights are inclusive of one night’s accommodation and buffet breakfast only.

Accompanying Children Group Food & Beverage Prices

If you are bringing accompanying children with you, please note the following charges for your children to join group lunches and dinners for ages 7-12 years. These charges can be posted to your room upon request.

- Lunch inclusive of free flow soft drinks: €14 per child
- Dinner inclusive of a soft drink: €16 per child
- Gala Dinner inclusive of a plated 3 course meal, no beverages: €15 per child 

Children age 0-6 years eat free of charge at the group meals. 

Alternatively, a childs menu is also available upon request at the group meals. 

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Osteoarthritis Therapeutics Conference 2015 - Targeting Metabolic and Oxidative Stress in Osteoarthritis

08 Dec 2015 - 11 Dec 2015

Budapest, Hungary

Chairs

Laura Santambrogio
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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Osteoarthritis Therapeutics Conference 2015 - Targeting Metabolic and Oxidative Stress in Osteoarthritis

08 Dec 2015 - 11 Dec 2015

Budapest, Hungary

Chairs

Laura Santambrogio
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Venue

Hilton Budapest

Venue Rating
Currency
Euro (EUR)
Address
Hess A. Ter 1-3, Budapest, H-1014, Hungary
Nearest Airport
Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport

The uniquely designed Hilton Budapest hotel is situated in a 13th Century Dominican Church with the Baroque façade of a 16th century Jesuit College. Set in the heart of the Royal Castle District- a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this Budapest hotel rests on the Buda side of the city, just steps from Matthias Church and Fisherman’s Bastion. The hotel combines world-class facilities and services with spectacular panoramic views towards the River Danube, the Hungarian Parliament and Margaret Island.

Throughout the conference period you will enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. During each meal delegates are entitled to a choice of hot beverages, soft drinks plus one glass of house wine or beer during dinner. The themed Gala Night takes place on the third evening of the conference with a mouth-watering feast exclusively designed by the head chef and a live band. Complimentary drink tickets will be handed out upon arrival. We welcome all delegates and their accompanying persons to the Gala Night – a truly fun filled night not to be missed!

Hotel Facilities:

  • 24-hour fitness center with jogging track, sauna, and masseuse
  • Complimentary WiFi access in public areas
  • Fantastic views over the River Danube and parliament
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • Barber Shop
  • Beauty Salon
  • Car Rental Desk
  • Laundry/Valet Service
  • Local Area Transportation
  • Lobby Café and Bar 
  • ATM Machine 
  • Gift Shop 
  • Business Center 

Location

Budapest is cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Budapest's extensive World Heritage Site includes the banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue, Heroes' Square and the Millennium Underground Railway, the second-oldest metro line in the world. It has around 80 geothermal springs, the world's largest thermal water cave system, second largest synagogue, and third largest Parliament building. The city attracts about 4.3 million tourists a year, the 25th most popular city in the world, and the 6th in Europe, according to Euromonitor.

The Hotel is set in the heart of the Royal Castle District - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the hotel rests on the Buda side of the city, just steps from Matthias Church and Fisherman's Bastion.

Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport is 24 km away from the Hilton Budapest and the drive time is approximately 40 minutes. 

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Osteoarthritis Therapeutics Conference 2015 - Targeting Metabolic and Oxidative Stress in Osteoarthritis

08 Dec 2015 - 11 Dec 2015

Budapest, Hungary

Chairs

Laura Santambrogio
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Transportation

Airport Transfers

We are working directly with the Hilton Budapest to provide our delegates with a seamless transfer to and from Budapest Airport, offering great group rates. The Hilton Budapest will manage and confirm your booking so please contact them directly and ensure you quote the group code ‘Fusion’.

The transfer rates from Budapest Airport to the Hilton Budapest can be found below. Rates are quoted on one way journeys.

Mercedes “S” Class - €90 (maximum of 3 people with luggage)
Mercedes “E” Class: €60  (maximum of 3 people with luggage)
Minibus – €65 (maximum of 5 people, additional persons can be accommodated at a surplus of €13 per person).
Yellow Taxi - €38 (maximum of 3 people with luggage)

The transfer rates from the Hilton Budapest to Budapest Airport can be found below. Rates are quoted on one way journeys.

Mercedes “S” Class - €90 (maximum of 3 people with luggage)
Mercedes “E” Class: €60  (maximum of 3 people with luggage)
Minibus – €65 (maximum of 5 people, additional persons can be accommodated at a surplus of €13 per person).
Yellow Taxi - €29 (maximum of 3 people with luggage)

The above transportation options are based on a meet and greet service and your driver will meet you at baggage claim to assist with luggage and accompany you to the vehicle. Your driver will be holding a sign with your name on.

When contacting the Hilton Budapest to make a booking, please provide the following details; date, arrival and / or departure time, flight number and the number of persons.

You can pay the cost of the transfer to the driver in cash or by credit card on the day. Transportation costs can also be added to your room bill at the Hilton Budapest, however please note this is subject to a 5% miscellaneous fee which will be added in addition to the transportation cost.

To make a booking, please contact Laszlo Csakvary directly.

Group Booking Code: Fusion
Telephone: +368896622
Email: budhi.concierge2@hilton.com

Please note Fusion Conferences is not responsible for any bookings made with the Hilton Budapest as airport transfers are not included in the registration package

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Osteoarthritis Therapeutics Conference 2015 - Targeting Metabolic and Oxidative Stress in Osteoarthritis

08 Dec 2015 - 11 Dec 2015

Budapest, Hungary

Chairs

Laura Santambrogio
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Local Activities

Hilton Budapest is situated within the walls of the historic Castle area. This part of the city was the home of kings of the center of their courts - the embodiment of a flourishing, magnificent and rich culture. The Hilton Budapest have recommended the following local sights.

Royal Castle District

Enjoy a walk around the charming, winding streets of the Castle District: explore the former Royal Palace and some of the many interesting museums; marvel at the beautifully reconstructed houses; and sample the cosy cafés and restaurants. Sense the atmosphere of times gone by while enjoying the fresh air and tranquil surroundings.

Downtown City Center

The downtown city center is just on the other side of the river. You can walk to the Funicular station app. 5 minutes from the Hilton Budapest. This will bring you to the Chain Bridge - crossing the bridge you are in the center. You can take the bus NR 16 - goes directly to Deak Ferenc tér and Moskva tér - which has a stop just a minute from the hotel.

A small supermarket, a post office, pharmacy, cafes and restaurants are all situated within a five-minute walk away.

Fishermans Bastion

Immediately behind Hilton Budapest. It is one of Budapest’s most significant landmarks. Standing on the bastions you get a magnificent view of the Danube River and the impressive buildings of Pest beyond.

Matthias Church

This neo-gothic coronation church – one of the landmarks of Budapest - is situated next to the hotel. Dated back to the early middle Ages, it was rebuilt by 1896. Live concerts and performances are on the program! In front of the Matthias Church in the middle of Szentháromság Square stands the Holy Trinity Column. The inhabitants of Buda to fend of another plague epidemic erected the 14-metre-high monument between 1710 and 1713.

Labyrinth of Castle Caves

This network of tunnels going on for miles is located beneath the Castle Hill. It contains huge, cavernous rooms, originally intended as cellars and bomb shelters. One section even features reproductions of cave paintings from around Europe. 

Secret Military Hospital and Bunker

It’s recalling the hardly known chapters of Hungarian history being the biggest Hungarian waxwork exhibition with more than 40 figures.

Royal Palace

It is 10 minutes walk from the hotel. (Left hand side Szent György Square) It was built in the mid-13 century and it has been the residence of the Hungarian kings for centuries. Nowadays the Hungarian National Gallery with outstanding exhibitions and Budapest Historical Museum furthermore the National Széchenyi Library is located in the Palace

The City of Culture and Festivals

Budapest is a flourishing cosmopolitan city. Theatres, museums, collections and temporary exhibitions are concentrated in the Hungarian capital. Each season has its special festival like the Spring Festival, Summer on the Chain Bridge, Sziget Festival, Celebration of Arts and Crafts, Wine Festival, Autumn Festival and the Christmas Fair.

Mammut Shopping and Entertainment Center

Comprising more than 250 stores, brand-name shops, restaurants and entertainment establishments (pubs, bars, fast food restaurants, cinema, bowling course, night clubs). Just 10 minutes walk from the Hilton Budapest.

Central Market Hall

The Budapest Central Market Hall offers an incredible variety of quality foods. Encompassed within a building more than 100 years old, the market with its paprika garlands, strings of garlic, the fruits, vegetables, and on the first floor the flower-sellers and snack bars offering true tastes of Hungary create a kaleidoscope of colours, sounds, aromas, sights.

The City of Spas

There is probably no other capital city on the globe with swimming pools and bathing halls dating back to the Turkish occupation and still in use today, with thermal spas irradiating the rich colors and forms of Art Nouveau and featuring one of the largest spas in Europe. The Gellért Thermal Bath and Swimming Pool offers besides the `champagne` and wave pools, the sunbathing terraces for women only and for mixed naturists. Come here for a night swim in the outdoor pools on Friday and Saturday nights before midnight. Only 10 minutes by taxi!

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Osteoarthritis Therapeutics Conference 2015 - Targeting Metabolic and Oxidative Stress in Osteoarthritis

08 Dec 2015 - 11 Dec 2015

Budapest, Hungary

Chairs

Laura Santambrogio
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Group Activities

Budapest Christmas Market - Vörösmarty Square

We have arranged an exciting group trip for all Osteoarthritis Therapeutics 2015 participants. The trip will take place during free time on the evening of Wednesday 9th December, 2015.

The Christmas Market on Vorosmarty Square is often thought of as the single Christmas market in the city of Budapest, which luckily is not true. However, what is true is that the Christmas fair on Vörösmarty Square is the oldest, richest and the most spectacular of all the Christmas markets in Budapest.

The trip is optional and should you wish to participate we would ask that you email chloe@fusion-conferences.com to confirm your participation no later than Friday 4th December as we are required to confirm numbers for the transport.

Itinerary for Wednesday 9th December 2015:

  • 13:30 – 16:30: PM Session
  • 16:30 - Depart from the Hilton Budapest
  • 16:45 - Arrival at the Budapest Christmas Market
  • 16:45 - 19:15: Free time at the Christmas Market
  • 19:15 - Return to the Hilton Budapest
  • 19:30 - Arrive back at the Hilton Budapest
  • 19:30 - Group Dinner at ICON Restaurant

The cost of the trip to the Christmas Market is approximately €7.00 p/p and includes private transportation to and from the Christmas Market. The Christmas Market is a 15 minute drive from the Hilton Budapest.

Please note that the price of the trip will vary depending on confirmed numbers. The final price will be confirmed in advance of the conference.

**Please note that payment for the trip will need to be made during conference registration and we are only able to accept cash payments. This is a non-refundable fee should you later change your mind and decide not to participate in the trip. 

Budapest Danube Boat Tour

We have arranged a fun boat tour along the River Danube for all Osteoarthritis Therapeutics 2015 participants. The tour will take place during free time on Thursday 10th December, 2015.

Glass in hand you will be able to experience how the legends of Budapest come alive. Look behind the walls of the Royal Palace, the Parliament and the bridges. You will be sailing between the splendid visions of Buda & Pest. It is a 1h 10 minutes long sightseeing cruise with audio-guide available in 30 languages, and a glass of drink - choice of champagne, wine, beer, soft drinks, and mineral water.

The tour is optional and should you wish to participate we would ask that you email chloe@fusion-conferences.com to confirm your participation no later than Friday 4th December as we are required to confirm numbers for the transport.

Itinerary for Thursday 10th December 2015:

  • 12:20 - Lunch at the Hotel
  • 13:30 - Depart from the Hilton Budapest
  • 13:45 - Arrive at the Pier
  • 14:00 - 15:10: River Danube Boat Tour
  • 15:15 - Return to the Hilton Budapest
  • 15:30 - Arrive back at the Hilton Budapest
  • 16:00 - PM session begins

The cost of the River Danube Boat Tour is approximately €20.50 p/p and includes 30-language audio-guide, 1 glass of drink - choice of champagne, wine, beer, soft drinks, mineral water and Duna Bella lemonade, free wifi on board and private transportation to and from the pier. The pier where the boat departs from is a 10 - 15 minute drive from the Hilton Budapest.

Please note that the price of the trip may vary by €3 or €4 depending on confirmed numbers. The final price will be confirmed in advance of the conference.

**Please note that payment for the tour will need to be made during conference registration and we are only able to accept cash payments. This is a non-refundable fee should you later change your mind and decide not to participate in the tour. 

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Osteoarthritis Therapeutics Conference 2015 - Targeting Metabolic and Oxidative Stress in Osteoarthritis

08 Dec 2015 - 11 Dec 2015

Budapest, Hungary

Chairs

Laura Santambrogio
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Childcare

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Osteoarthritis Therapeutics Conference 2015 - Targeting Metabolic and Oxidative Stress in Osteoarthritis

08 Dec 2015 - 11 Dec 2015

Budapest, Hungary

Chairs

Laura Santambrogio
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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: 9th 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: On Screen Show (16:9) and in Landscape Orientation; in any other format (i.e 4:3) your presentation will not fill our screens.
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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