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Biology and Treatment of Metastatic Cancers

23 Sep 2014 - 26 Sep 2014

El Jadida, Morocco

Chairs

Bruce Zetter
Boston Children's Hospital
Klaus Pantel
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

Synopsis

The first in the series of Biology and Treatment of Metastatic Cancers Fusion conferences. 

Key Sessions

  • The processes involved in tumor dissemination
  • The role of circulating tumor cells and cancer stem cells
  • The tumor microenvironment
  • Metastatic dormancy
  • Tumor cell plasticity
  • Chemoresistance
  • Novel targeted therapies for the treatment of established metastases

As many as 90% of all cancer deaths can be attributed to metastatic disease.   Cells from the primary tumor, after travel to regional or distant sites, cause failure of essential organs including the lungs, liver, brain and bone marrow.  Significant advances in the field make this an exciting time for the study of metastasis.  Genetic signatures in primary tumors as well as circulating tumor cells and oligonucleotide or protein biomarkers hold the promise of predicting cancer outcomes and allowing selection of optimal drug candidates.  The isolation of circulating tumor cells has further improved our ability to analyze the tumor genotype.  The ability to metastasize is influenced by the invasive potential of cells in the primary tumor and particularly by self-renewing tumor cells that have properties of cancer stem cells.  New results highlight the plasticity of tumor cells.  Genetic and epigenetic changes take place over time both in the primary site and in the secondary metastatic sites.  Tumor cells can take on the properties of mesenchymal cells or epithelial cells and transition back and forth between these two states.  Furthermore, cells that occupy metastatic sites and primary sites may be so different that they respond to completely different drugs.  An important current goal is the identification of agents that selectively target the cells in established tumor metastases.

Target Audience

Scientists working in either academic centers or in a pharmaceutical/drug development laboratories will benefit from this meeting.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. David Lyden
Weill Cornell Medical College

Plenary Speakers

Professor Dr. Thomas Brabletz
University of Freiburg
Dr. Janine Erler
University of Copenhagen
Professor Dr. Jonathan Sleeman
University of Heidelberg

Invited Speakers:

Dr. Catherine Alix-Panabières
Laboratory of Rare Human Circulating Cells Montpellier
Dr. Roger Gomis
Institute for Research in Biomedicine of Barcelona
Dr. Sonja Loges
University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf
Professor Massimiliano Mazzone
KU Leuven
Professor Andrei Thomas-Tikhonenko
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia  

Contributing Speakers

Dr. Amina Zoubedi 
Vancouver Prostate Centre
Professor Dario Marchetti
Baylor College of Medicine
Dr. Khalid Sossey-Alaoui
Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute
Dr. Vivek M. Rangnekar
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Professor Menashe Bar-Eli
UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Dr. Gabri van der Pluijm 
Leiden University
Professor Susan L Bellis
University of Alabama at Birmingham 
Professor Stuart S. Martin
University of Maryland School of Medicine 
Professor James Lorens
University of Bergen
Dr. Adriana Albini
Arcispedale S. Maria Nuova
Dr. Frank Rauscher
The Wistar Institute 
Dr. Arijit Chakravarty
Takeda 
Shiladit Sengupta
Brigham and Women's Hospital 

Short Talks

Dr. Andreas Möller
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Dr. Alex Chenchik
Cellecta, Inc.
Dr. William Schiemann 
Case Western Reserve University
Mme Yu-Ting Huang
University of Fribourg 
Dr. Madeline Oudin 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mme Sarah Knuchel
University of Fribourg
Dr. Klaus Luecke
GILUPI GmbH

Biology and Treatment of Metastatic Cancers

23 Sep 2014 - 26 Sep 2014

El Jadida, Morocco

Chairs

Bruce Zetter
Boston Children's Hospital
Klaus Pantel
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Jonathan Sleeman

Professor, University of Heidelberg

Janine Erler

Group Leader/Associate Professor, BRIC, University of Copenhagen

David Lyden

Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College

Thomas Brabletz

Scientific Director,Dept. of Visceral Surgery, University of Freiburg Medical Center

Invited Speakers

Massimiliano Mazzone

Group Leader , VIB Vesalius Research Center

Sonja Loges

Group Leader, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

Andrei Thomas-Tikhonenko

Division Chief, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Biology and Treatment of Metastatic Cancers

23 Sep 2014 - 26 Sep 2014

El Jadida, Morocco

Chairs

Bruce Zetter
Boston Children's Hospital
Klaus Pantel
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

Programme

Tuesday 23rd September 2014

08:00 – 11:00

Registration & Reception

 

10:00 -10:15

Opening  Comments

 

Tumor Evolution and Heterogeneity
Session Chair: Arijit Chakravarty

10:15 – 10:40

Massimiliano Mazzone

TUMOR-ASSOCIATED NEUTROPHILS, A TWO EDGED SWORD IN CANCER

10:40 – 11:05

Arijit Chakravarty

AN EVOLVING VIEW OF CANCER: TUMOR RESISTANCE AND TREATMENT STRATEGIES

11:05 – 11:20

Alex Chenchik

MOLECULAR PROFILING OF HETEROGENOUS CIRCULATING TUMOR CELLS

11:20 – 12:00

Panel Discussion

12:00 – 16:30

Group Welcome Lunch & Free Time

The Metastatic Microenvironment
Session Chair: Jonathan Sleeman

16:30 – 17:15

Jonathan Sleeman

MICROENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINANTS OF METASTASIS FORMATION

17:15 – 17:40

Gabri van der Pluijm

TUMOR-STROMA INTERACTIONS AND NEW THERAPY DEVELOPMENT IN BONE METASTASIS

17:40 – 18:05

Adriana Albini

ROLE OF TUMOR INFILTRATING NATURAL KILLER CELLS (TINK) IN ANGIOGENESIS AND TUMOR PROGRESSION

18:05 – 18:30

Refreshments

18:30 – 18:45

Sarah Knuchel

ROLE OF FIBROBLASTS IN PROMOTING COLON CANCER CELL INVASION

18:45 – 19:00

Madeline Oudin

HAPTOTAXIS: NEW MECHANISTIC INSIGHT INTO HOW CELLS MIGRATE ON FIBRONECTIN GRADIENTS AND WHY THIS MATTERS FOR TUMOR METASTASIS

19:00 – 19:30

Panel Discussion

19:30

Group Dinner & Free Time

Wednesday 24th September 2014

Stem Cells and the Metastatic Niche – Key Note Presentation
Introduced by: Bruce Zetter

08:30 – 09:15

David Lyden

 

Stem Cells and the Metastatic Niche
Session Chair: Sonja Loges

09:15 – 09:40

Sonja Loges

THE BONE MARROW (STROMA) – A KEY PLACE FOR MALIGNANT INTERACTION

09:40 – 10:10

Panel Discussion

10:10 – 10:30

Refreshments

10:30 – 13:30

Group Tour to El Jadida (optional)

10:30 – 17:30

Group Lunch & Free Time

Circulating Tumor Cells
Session Chair: Bruce Zetter

17:30 – 17:55

Dario Marchetti

MECHANISMS AND BIOMARKERS OF BRAIN-COLONIZING BREAST CANCER CTCS

17:55 – 18:20

Stuart Martin

TARGETING THE CYTOSKELETAL PHYSICS OF CIRCULATING BREAST TUMOR CELLS TO REDUCE METASTASIS

18:20 – 18:35

Emanuela Fina

MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION AND BIOLOGICAL ROLE OF CIRCULATING TUMOR CELLS IN BREAST CANCER PATIENTS AND XENOGRAFT MODELS

18:35 – 18:50

Klaus Luecke

DETERMINATION OF IN VIVO CAPTURED CIRCULATING TUMOR CELLS IN NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER PATIENTS USING A NOVEL CELLCOLLECTOR

18:50 – 19:20

Panel Discussion

19:20 – 20:20

Poster Session & Cocktail Reception

   

20:20

Group Dinner & Free Time

Thursday 25th September 2014

Tumor Cell Plasticity
Session Chair: Thomas Brabletz

08:30 – 09:15

Thomas Brabletz

METASTASIS: EMT, MICRORNAS AND CANCER STEM CELLS

09:15 – 09:30

Simone Ragusa

PROX1 PROMOTES METABOLIC ADAPTION AND FUELS OUTGROWTH OF WNTHIGH METASTATIC COLON CANCER CELLS

09:30 – 10:00

Panel Discussion

10:00 – 10:30

Refreshments

Treatment  of Metastatic/Resistant Disease
Session Chair: Bruce Zetter

10:30 – 11:15

Bruce Zetter

NOVEL MECHANISMS OF CHEMORESISTANCE IN METASTATIC CELLS

11:15 – 11:40

Khalid Sossey-Alaoui

NOVEL WAVE3-DIRECTED BIOMARKERS AND THERAPEUTIC OPTIONS FOR TRIPLE-NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER

11:40 – 12:10

Panel Discussion

12:10 – 16:30

Group Lunch & Free Time

Signals and Pathways Leading to Metastatis I
Session Chair: Janine Erler

16:30 – 17:15

Janine Erler

NEW APPROACHES TO TARGETING METASTASIS

17:15 – 17:40

Roger Gomis

COLON CANCER METASTASIS TO THE LUNG IS MEDIATED BY MAPK SIGNALING THROUGH CYTOKINE MEDIATED ACTIONS

17:40 – 18:05

Andrei Thomas-Tikhonenko

THE ROLE OF TGFBETA IN COLON CANCER PROGRESSION

18:05 – 18:35

Panel Discussion

18:35 – 19:00

Refreshments

20:00 – 23:00

*Gala Night & Group Photo*


Biology and Treatment of Metastatic Cancers

23 Sep 2014 - 26 Sep 2014

El Jadida, Morocco

Chairs

Bruce Zetter
Boston Children's Hospital
Klaus Pantel
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic $1320 $1320 $790 $165 $209 $35
Industry $1320 $1320 $790 $165 $209 $35
Student $1050 $1050 $790 $165 $209 $35

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

Our Registration Package: What's Included?

Our registration and accompanying person fees are inclusive of the following;

  • Accommodation for 3 Nights
  • Breakfast Buffet and Fresh Juices
  • Lunch Buffet and 1 Fruit Juice, ½ Still/Sparkling Water, 1 Soda and 1 Tea/Coffee
  • Dinner Buffet and 1 Glass of House Wine, 1 Fruit Juice, ½ Still/Sparkling Water, 1 Soda and 1 Tea/Coffee
  • Complimentary WI-FI in Conference Rooms
  • Complimentary WI-FI in Guest Room
  • Gala Night Entry

Please note accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference.
 

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

  • Accommodation for 1 Night
  • Buffet Breakfast

Biology and Treatment of Metastatic Cancers

23 Sep 2014 - 26 Sep 2014

El Jadida, Morocco

Chairs

Bruce Zetter
Boston Children's Hospital
Klaus Pantel
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

Biology and Treatment of Metastatic Cancers

23 Sep 2014 - 26 Sep 2014

El Jadida, Morocco

Chairs

Bruce Zetter
Boston Children's Hospital
Klaus Pantel
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

Venue

Mazagan Beach Resort

Venue Rating
Currency
US Dollar (USD)
Address
Nearest Airport
Mohammed V International Airport (CMN)

Relax in the warm Moroccan sun at the Mazagan Beach Resort, a truly beautiful hotel situated along the coast with stunning panoramic views across the Atlantic Ocean. The resort combines traditional Moroccan culture with a modern twist creating an unforgettable conference experience for all.

The resort covers over 250 hectares offering an amazing array of activities and entertainment for delegates to choose from during their free time at the conference.

Throughout your stay delegates will enjoy a buffet feast for breakfast, lunch and dinner. During each meal delegates are entitled to selected beverages and 1 glass of house wine during dinner. The themed Moroccan Gala Night takes place on the third evening of the conference with a mouth-watering feast of local cuisine, an open bar and live performing band.  We welcome all delegates and their accompanying persons to the Gala Night – a truly fun filled night not to be missed!

Hotel Facilities

  • Beach
  • Resort Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Centre
  • Wellness Spa
  • Complimentary WI-FI in guestrooms and conference areas

Location

Morocco has over 2000miles of unspoilt sandy beaches, more than 300 days of sunshine per year and with its warm, friendly, hospitable people and delicious cuisine Morocco creates a perfect and unique location to hold a conference! Morocco is an ethnically diverse country with a rich culture and history. The region offers something for everyone, whether you like exploring the old winding medinas of its cities and towns, strolling along the stunning beaches, hiking the temperate peaks of the Rif mountain range or tasting some of the countries diversified cuisine.

Not far from the Mazagan Beach Resort is the Portuguese City of Mazagan, now known as El Jadida. It is one of the early settlements of the Portuguese explorers in West Africa on the route to India - it is an outstanding example of the interchange of influences between European and Moroccan cultures, well reflected in architecture, technology, and town planning. Popular sites include; The Municipal Theater of El Jadida, The Portuguese Cistern, The Canons and the Fortress and The Old Port. El Jadida is definitely a city worth visiting during your stay.

 

Biology and Treatment of Metastatic Cancers

23 Sep 2014 - 26 Sep 2014

El Jadida, Morocco

Chairs

Bruce Zetter
Boston Children's Hospital
Klaus Pantel
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

Transportation

Travel Details

Mohammed V International Airport is Morocco’s busiest airport with regular direct flights from the US, Europe and Far East on a daily basis. Mohammed V International Airport is located just 60miles from the Mazagan Beach Resort and we recommened booking your transportation through the hotel. Contact details can be found below. 

Airport Transfers (Complimentary Hotel Shuttle)

**The free shuttle is extremely popular and is booked very quickly so please be advised that this service is not always available. 

Airport Transfers (Private)

To make an enquiry or booking (individual/group), please contact the Mazagan Beach Resort hotel and quote the group name ‘Fusion’ along with your hotel reservation number during your initial communications.

Email:  yassine.benjelloun@mazaganbeachresort.com (Yassine Benjelloun)

Private Airport Transfers - Provided by the Hotel.
(Prices per vehicle, per way)

2-3 seated car (Skoda): MAD 1050
2-3 seated car (A6 Mercedes Class E): 2100
2-3 seated car (Mercedes Class S 350 or Range Rover): 3255
6 seated van (Mercedes Viano): MAD 1050

Biology and Treatment of Metastatic Cancers

23 Sep 2014 - 26 Sep 2014

El Jadida, Morocco

Chairs

Bruce Zetter
Boston Children's Hospital
Klaus Pantel
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

Local Activities

There is a wide variety of leisure and sports activities at the Mazagan. These are an ideal way to have fun and relax while enjoying the beautiful climate of the region of El Jadida and discovering the beautiful resort’s treasures during your free time within the conference schedule.

Please find below a few tours and excursions that are available during your stay. Should you have a group of 4 or more persons wishing to participate, then the following tours are available. However, if you wish to book completely independently, the cost is as indicated.

Casablanca

MAD 1000 (per person for 4 or more persons)
MAD 4000 (for independent tour - 3 persons or less)

Departure from Mazagan: 10:00
Arrival Back at Mazagan: Approximately 18:15

Casablanca is Morocco’s largest city and a world renowned centre for trade. Start with a visit to the central market, a massive kaleidoscope of colours and home of hundreds of stalls brimming with locally grown flowers, spices, vegetables, meats and all kinds of seafood as well as handicrafts. Continue to the new Medina of Casablanca and the Habous Quarter with its attractive Arab-Islamic architecture and admire the impressive facade of the Royal Palace.
You will also have the opportunity to visit the famous Hassan II great Mosque. A great architectural masterpiece, this is the world’s largest religious monument after Mecca and its minaret is the tallest. A truly memorable experience!

The rate includes transfers + lunch + guide + monuments’ entrance fees
Minimum 04 Persons / Max. 90 Persons

Imperial Rabat

MAD 1200 (per person for 4 or more persons)
MAD 4800  (for independent tour - 3 persons or less)

Rabat is an attractive city of domes and minarets, sweeping terraces, wide avenues and green spaces. Do not miss the picturesque Oudaia Kasbah, the Medina, the Hassan Tower and the mausoleum of Mohamed V, and the Chellah.

09:00 : Departure from Mazagan
11:15 : Arrival in Rabat
11:30 : Visit of the Royal Palace
12:00 : Chellah Site
12:45 : Lunch
14:30 : Tour Hassan Mosque
15:15 : Mausoleum Mohammed V
16:00 : Oudayas Site
16:30 : Rue des consuls
17:00 : Departure to Mazagan

The rate includes transfers + guide + monuments’ entrance fees
Minimum 04 Persons / Max. 90 Persons

If you would prefer to book a tour independently or enquire regarding alternative excursions available then please contact Yassime, details below, who will be happy to advise and assist with your booking.

For further information or to book a tour, excursion or activity please contact Yassine Benjelloun (Conference Services Manager) at the Mazagan yassine.benjelloun@MazaganBeachResort.com or alternatively you may make your booking once in resort, subject to availability.

The Mazagan also offers many sports and leisure activities including:
Windsurfing
Nordic Walking
Beach Volley
Paintball
Horse Riding
Tennis
Golf
Quad Biking
Karting

Full details can be found on the hotel website: http://www.mazaganbeachresort.com/activities/sportsandleisure.aspx

Please see below transportation prices (max 7 persons, price per person, per way) should you wish to arrange an independent trip to some of the local culture and tourist attractions in and around El Jadida:

El Jadida – MAD157.50
Casa Town – MAD1,050
Rabat – MAD2,625
Marrakech – MAD3,675
Agadir – MAD7,350
Fes – MAD4,725

*Transportation should be booked at the Concierge desk at the Mazagan

**All individual tours and excursions (not the Group Tours) should be arranged at the Leisure Desk at the Mazagan

The above information will also be available along with your welcome pack which is emailed to you shortly before the conference begins. 

Biology and Treatment of Metastatic Cancers

23 Sep 2014 - 26 Sep 2014

El Jadida, Morocco

Chairs

Bruce Zetter
Boston Children's Hospital
Klaus Pantel
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

Group Activities

We have arranged 2 very exciting group tours for all BTMC participants. Both tours are optional and should you wish to participate we would ask that you email sarah@fusion-conferences.com to confirm your participation no later than Monday 8th September as we are required to confirm numbers to the hotel by this date.

Details of the Group Tours are as follows:

Half Day Cultural Tour to El Jadida

 Wednesday 24th September 2014

  • 10:30: Departure from Mazagan
  • 10:50: Arrival at El Jadida
  • 11:00: Visit the Portuguese City and Portuguese Cistern
  • 12:00: Visit the souk
  • 13:00: Departure to Mazagan

The cost for this tour is MAD350 per person and includes transfers + guide + monuments’ entrance fees. 

The Portuguese City of Mazagan (El Jadida), one of the first settlements created in Africa by Portuguese explorers on the route to India, bears outstanding witness to the exchange of influences between European and Moroccan cultures from the 16th to the 18th centuries. The surviving Portuguese buildings include the cistern and the Church of the Assumption, built in the Manueline style of late Gothic architecture. Very much worth a visit!

Full Day Group Tour to Marrakech

Saturday 27th September 2014

  • 08:00 : Departure from  Mazagan
  • 11:00 : Arrival  at Marrakech
  • 11:10 : Visit of the Médina : Bahia Castle and  Saadiens  Tombs
  • 13:30 : Lunch
  • 15:00 : Visit of the souk and Jamaa El Fna Square
  • 18:00 : Departure to Mazagan

The cost for this tour is MAD1000 per person and includes transfers + lunch + guide + monuments’ entrance fees.

The southern Moroccan city of Marrakech was founded in 1070 and was considered an important political and cultural center in the western Muslim world. This captivating city is the most popular destination in all of Morocco. With its lively people, colourful marketplaces, impressive monuments, and religious sites, Marrakech is a feast for the eyes and the senses. Begin your tour with a photo opportunity at the spectacular Koutoubia Minaret, the largest mosque in Marrakech. Followed by a visit to the grounds of Bahia Place built between 1894 and 1900 with its lavish decoration and learn the fascinating history contained within the palace walls. Stroll through the old walled town of Medina and visit the open-air markets known as souks. These large trading venues brim with the most extraordinary array of goods youll find anywhere in Morocco. Continue on to the citys most energetic spot, ironically called Djemaa-el-Fna, which means Assembly of the Dead. This large, open square is home to snake charmers, street performers, soothsayers and spice vendors. Youll feel as if youve stepped right out of the pages of the Arabian Nights!

**Please note that once we have confirmed your participation for any of the above tours, the hotel will make a charge to your room upon check-in. This is a non-refundable fee should you later change your mind or not participate in the tour.

Biology and Treatment of Metastatic Cancers

23 Sep 2014 - 26 Sep 2014

El Jadida, Morocco

Chairs

Bruce Zetter
Boston Children's Hospital
Klaus Pantel
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

Childcare

Biology and Treatment of Metastatic Cancers

23 Sep 2014 - 26 Sep 2014

El Jadida, Morocco

Chairs

Bruce Zetter
Boston Children's Hospital
Klaus Pantel
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

Oral Presenters

A Fusion Conference offers all participants the opportunity to present their current research and findings in a number of different ways. 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’.

At the Conference

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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Biology and Treatment of Metastatic Cancers

23 Sep 2014 - 26 Sep 2014

El Jadida, Morocco

Chairs

Bruce Zetter
Boston Children's Hospital
Klaus Pantel
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

Posters

A Fusion Conference offers all participants the opportunity to present their current research and findings in a number of different ways. 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

To be considered to present a poster, please submit your abstract within the ‘Poster Deadline’. 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.

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.

At the Conference

Upon arrival at the conference 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 sessions is usually scheduled on Day 2, but please check the official programme for exact timings. Refreshments will be provided and awards will be given to the best poster displays.

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