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2nd DNA Replication as a Source of DNA Damage Conference

From Molecules to Human Health


03 Jul 2017 - 06 Jul 2017

El Jadida, Morocco

Chairs

Synopsis

The maintenance of genome integrity is critical for the suppression of cancer and premature ageing. Only recently has it become appreciated that DNA replication stress is a crucial driver of genomic instability. The timely progression of replisomes can be disrupted by lesions and secondary structures in the template, by bound proteins and by conflicts with the transcription machinery. A prolonged pause of the replisome then exposes single stranded DNA, which, due to its recombinogenic nature, can lead to genome rearrangements, fragile site expression and cell death. Importantly, some cancers present excessive endogenous levels of replication stress, which can be exploited for their clearance. In this conference, we aim to bring together scientists studying DNA replication and repair, with those interested in how DNA damage can influence cancer and ageing.

Key Sessions

  • Pathways for repair of damaged replication forks
  • Systems for site-specific perturbation of replication
  • Chromosome fragility caused by difficult-to-replicate loci – sources and roles of DNA repair proteins
  • Replication perturbation as a driver of tumorigenesis and ageing
  • Exploitation of replication defects in cancer treatment

Target Audience 

The conference aims to target a wide spectrum of scientists interested on how chromosomal rearrangements are generated, and their impact on cancer and ageing: The talks will include studies at various levels ranging from basic molecular biology to clinical studies on human patients. The conference will also appeal to oncologists and pharmaceutical companies with an interest in targeting replication stress as an Achilles’ heel in cancer.

2nd DNA Replication as a Source of DNA Damage Conference

From Molecules to Human Health


03 Jul 2017 - 06 Jul 2017

El Jadida, Morocco

Chairs

Speakers

Speakers to be confirmed.

2nd DNA Replication as a Source of DNA Damage Conference

From Molecules to Human Health


03 Jul 2017 - 06 Jul 2017

El Jadida, Morocco

Chairs

Programme


2nd DNA Replication as a Source of DNA Damage Conference

From Molecules to Human Health


03 Jul 2017 - 06 Jul 2017

El Jadida, Morocco

Chairs

Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic $945 $1012 $524 $0 $126 $0
Industry $945 $1012 $524 $0 $126 $0
Student $814 $881 $524 $0 $126 $0

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

We are pleased to confirm that for this particular meeting, the Student registration fee is also applicable to Postdocs.

What's Included in our Registration Fees?

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

- Conference registration
- 3 Nights’ fixed accommodation (03, 04, 05 July 2017) on a single basis for academics and industry, on a shared basis for students/Postdocs
- Buffet Breakfast with a selection of hot beverages and fresh juices
- 2 Course Buffet Lunch with a selection of free flow soft drinks
- 3 Course Buffet Dinner with a selection of free flow soft drinks and wine
- Gala Night entry (includes complimentary drink tickets)
- Complimentary WIFI in both conference rooms and your guest room

What's Included in our Accompanying Adult Fees?

Our accompanying adult fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- 3 Nights’ fixed accommodation (03, 04, 05 July 2017) on a shared basis with a conference participant
- Buffet Breakfast with a selection of hot beverages and fresh juices
- 2 Course Buffet Lunch with a selection of free flow soft drinks
- 3 Course Buffet Dinner with a selection of free flow soft drinks and wine
- Gala Night entry (includes complimentary drink tickets)
- Complimentary WIFI in both conference rooms and your guest room.

Important Note: Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference.

What's Included in our Accompanying Child Fees?

Our accompanying child fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- 3 Nights’ fixed accommodation (03, 04, 05 July 2017) on a shared basis with the parent/s (roll out bed supplied)
- Buffet Breakfast with a selection of hot beverages and fresh juices

Important Note: Accompanying child fees are applicable for children aged 10 years and younger. Children aged 11 years and older will be charged a €30 supplement per night. Children will be charged on consumption for all food and beverage (a supplement of €20 per child, per meal will be charged if you wish them to join conference lunches and dinner).

What's Included in our Extra Night Fees?

Additional nights are inclusive of one night’s accommodation and buffet breakfast only (applicable for adults and children aged 10 years or younger).

2nd DNA Replication as a Source of DNA Damage Conference

From Molecules to Human Health


03 Jul 2017 - 06 Jul 2017

El Jadida, Morocco

Chairs

2nd DNA Replication as a Source of DNA Damage Conference

From Molecules to Human Health


03 Jul 2017 - 06 Jul 2017

El Jadida, Morocco

Chairs

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.

 

2nd DNA Replication as a Source of DNA Damage Conference

From Molecules to Human Health


03 Jul 2017 - 06 Jul 2017

El Jadida, Morocco

Chairs

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

2nd DNA Replication as a Source of DNA Damage Conference

From Molecules to Human Health


03 Jul 2017 - 06 Jul 2017

El Jadida, Morocco

Chairs

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. 

2nd DNA Replication as a Source of DNA Damage Conference

From Molecules to Human Health


03 Jul 2017 - 06 Jul 2017

El Jadida, Morocco

Chairs

Group Activities

To be announced shortly

2nd DNA Replication as a Source of DNA Damage Conference

From Molecules to Human Health


03 Jul 2017 - 06 Jul 2017

El Jadida, Morocco

Chairs

Childcare

2nd DNA Replication as a Source of DNA Damage Conference

From Molecules to Human Health


03 Jul 2017 - 06 Jul 2017

El Jadida, Morocco

Chairs

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: 06 February 2017.

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.

Download Abstract Template

2nd DNA Replication as a Source of DNA Damage Conference

From Molecules to Human Health


03 Jul 2017 - 06 Jul 2017

El Jadida, Morocco

Chairs

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 May 2017.

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. 

2017 DNA 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 May 2017. The winners will be selected shortly after the Poster Session and the following prizes will be awarded: 1st Place £250, 2nd Place £150, 3rd Place £100.

Download Abstract Template