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Epigenetics Conference

From Mechanisms to Disease


15 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018

Cancun, Mexico

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Synopsis

The DNA of eukaryotic cells is organized into chromatin fibres, where the nucleosome is the basic repeating unit. Chromatin is thus at the core of fundamental processes such as gene regulation, stem cell fate determination and cancer. By and large, these topics have traditionally been covered by separated meetings. However, recent literature indicates that the boundaries among these various disciplines are becoming less clear. This meeting on "Epigenetics: from mechanisms to disease" will bring together scientists studying chromatin architecture, epigenetics, stem cell biology and cancer. The talks will cover a broad range of topics, including chromosome organisation, long-range interactions, chromatin assembly, stem cell regulation/differentiation, RNA-based mechanisms, transcription regulation, DNA methylation and hydroxymethylation.

Speakers have been selected to broadly reflect lessons learned from a variety of model organisms and experimental approaches. Young scientists will be able to present their work through a large number of short talks selected from submitted abstracts as well as through poster presentation. The program has also allocated ample time for exchanging ideas and discussing novel hypotheses at the end of each session, as well as time for informal interactions and networking.

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Target Audience

This conference will appeal to PhD students, post-doc and group leaders working in the field of chromatin architecture, epigenetics, stem cell biology and cancer.

Learning Objectives

This conference integrates the burgeoning field of epigenetics with the underlying processes of chromatin organization, transcription regulation and aspects of stem cell biology. This knowledge can be exploited for the generation and improvement of novel tools for the prediction, the diagnosis, and eventually the individualized treatment of human diseases.

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Register an academic at the normal rate and bring a student for only $745. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 15, 16, 17 Feb 2018 (on a shared basis for students, note guest rooms are open plan) and a 24hour all-inclusive food and beverage package for the conference period. Once registered, please contact Emily Bicknell (emily@fusion-conferences.com) to obtain a special registration link for your student.

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Tony Kouzarides (Gurdon Institute)
RNA MODIFICATION PATHWAYS: THEIR FUNCTION AND ROLE IN CANCER

Ramin Shiekhattar (University of Miami Miller School of Medicine)
INTEGRATOR REGULATES FIDELITY OF TERMINATION

Job Dekker (University of Massachussets Medical School)
FOLDING, UNFOLDING AND REFOLDING OF GENOMES

Victor Corces (Emory University)
MECHANISMS OF TRANSGENERATIONAL INHERITANCE OF OBESITY EPIPHENOTYPES

Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla (Institute of Epigenetics and Stem Cells) 
EPIGENETIC MECHANISMS IN EARLY MAMMALIAN DEVELOPMENT: A TRANSPOSON SHOT

Ali Shilatifard (Northwestern University)
PRINCIPLES OF EPIGENETICS AND CHROMATIN IN DEVELOPMENT AND HUMAN DISEASE

Salvador Aznar Benitah (IRB Barcelona)
EPIGENETIC MECHANISMS IN ADULT STEM CELLS FUNCTION

Robert Schneider (University of Munich)
NOVEL PLAYERS IN CHROMATIN

Robert Sims (Constellation Pharmaceuticals)
UTILIZING CHEMICAL BIOLOGY TO IDENTIFY NOVEL STRATEGIES TARGETING HISTONE ACETYL SIGNALING IN CANCER

Anne Ferguson-Smith (University of Cambridge)
VARIABLE SILENCING OF THE REPEAT GENOME - IMPLICATIONS FOR NON-GENETIC INHERITANCE

Jerome Déjardin (Institute of Human Genetics of Montpellier)
TRANSCRIPTIONALLY ACTIVE HETEROCHROMATIN CONTROLS THE ACTIVATION OF ALTERNATIVE LENGTHENING OF TELOMERES

François Fuks (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
TRANSCRIPTOME-WIDE DISTRIBUTION AND FUNCTION OF RNA MODIFICATIONS

Alvaro Rada-Iglesias (University of Cologne)POLYCOMB PROTEINS AS TOPOLOGICAL FACILITATORS OF ENHANCER FUNCTION DURING NEURAL INDUCTION

Adrian Bracken (Smurfit Institute of Genetics)
A NEW FAMILY OF VERTEBRATE-SPECIFIC POLYCOMB PROTEINS BALANCE PRC2 ACTIVITIES.

Cigall Kadoch (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)
STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF MAMMALIAN SWI/SNF (BAF) COMPLEXES IN HUMAN DISEASE

Leonie Ringrose (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
EPIGENETICS MEETS MATHEMATICS: THEORETICAL ANALYSIS OF MEMORY AND SWITCHING IN POLYCOMB/ TRITHORAX REGULATION

Roberto Bonasio (University of Pennsylvania)
EPIGENETIC REGULATION OF SOCIAL BEHAVIOR IN ANTS

Michael Levine (Lewis-Sigler Institute)
TRANS-CHROMOSOMAL ENHANCER-PROMOTER INTERACTIONS IN LIVING DROSOPHILA EMBRYOS

Sandra Peiro (Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology - VHIO)
TRANS-CHROMOSOMAL ENHANCER-PROMOTER INTERACTIONS IN LIVING DROSOPHILA EMBRYOS

Iva Tchasovnikarova (Harvard University)
NEUROPATHIC MUTATIONS IN MORC2 HYPERACTIVATE EPIGENETIC SILENCING BY THE HUSH COMPLEX

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Epigenetics Conference

From Mechanisms to Disease


15 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018

Cancun, Mexico

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Speakers

Invited Speakers

Francois Fuks

Professor, University of Brussels

Ramin Shiekhattar

Professor , University of Miami

Alvaro Rada-Iglesias

Junior Research Group Leader, Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC), University of Cologne

Robert Kingston

Chief, Molecular Biology, Mass. General Hospital

Roberto Bonasio

Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Robert Schneider

PI, Institute of Functional Epigenetics, HMGU

Tony Kouzarides

Deputy Director , University of Cambridge

Jerome Dejardin

Group Leader, IGH CNRS

Anne Ferguson-Smith

Arthur Balfour Professor of Genetics and Head of Department, University of Cambridge

Sarah Kimmins

Professor, McGill University

Victor Corces

Professor, Emory University

Adrian Bracken

Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Iva Tchasovnikarova

Research Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital

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Epigenetics Conference

From Mechanisms to Disease


15 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018

Cancun, Mexico

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Programme

THURSDAY 15TH FEBRUARY 2018

15:00 – 16:00

Registration & Reception

15:00 – 15:45

Welcome Lunch 
*Kalmia Buffet Restaurant*

3D Genome, epigenetic inheritance and development 
Giacomo Cavalli

16:00 – 16:10

Opening Comments

16:10 – 16:40

Giacomo Cavalli 
Institute of Human Genetics, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

3D GENOME ORGANIZATION AND POLYCOMB IN DEVELOPMENT AND EPIGENETIC INHERITANCE

16:40 – 17:10

Victor Corces 
Emory University

MECHANISMS OF TRANSGENERATIONAL INHERITANCE OF OBESITY PHENOTYPES

17:10 – 17:40

Job Dekker 
University of Massachusetts Medical School

FOLDING, UNFOLDING AND REFOLDING OF GENOMES

17:40 – 18:10

Leonie Ringrose 
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

EPIGENETICS MEETS MATHEMATICS: THEORETICAL ANALYSIS OF BISTABILITY AND BIVALENT CHROMATIN IN THE POLYCOMB/TRITHORAX SYSTEM.

18:10 – 18:40

Refreshments

18:40 – 19:10

Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla 
Institute of Epigenetics and Stem Cells

EPIGENETIC MECHANISMS IN EARLY MAMMALIAN DEVELOPMENT: SEARCHING FOR GLOBAL CHROMATIN TRENDS

19:10 – 19:40

Anne Ferguson-Smith 
University of Cambridge

VARIABLE SILENCING OF THE REPEAT GENOME - IMPLICATIONS FOR NON-GENETIC INHERITANCE

19:40 – 19:55

Anne-Marie Martinez 
Institute of Human Genetics, University of Montpellier

COORDINATE REDEPLOYMENT OF PRC1 PROTEINS SUPPRESSES TUMOR FORMATION DURING DROSOPHILA DEVELOPMENT

19:55 – 20:10

Marc Rehmsmeier - 
Humboldt University Berlin

GENOME-WIDE PREDICTION OF FLY POLYCOMB/TRITHORAX RESPONSE ELEMENTS USING HIGH-THROUGHPUT EXPERIMENTAL DATA

20:10

Dinner at Leisure

FRIDAY 16TH FEBRUARY 2018

07:00 – 08:45

Breakfast 
*Kalmia Buffet Restaurant*

Chromatin Complexes 
Luciano Di Croce

09:00 – 09:15

Ruslan Sadreyev 
Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School

COOPERATION BETWEEN POLYCOMB AND TRITHORAX/COMPASS COMPLEXES AT BIVALENT PROMOTERS

09:15 – 09:30

Claudia Gentile 
Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM)

UNCOVERING THE ROLE OF POLYCOMB GROUP PROTEINS IN CHROMATIN ARCHITECTURE AND HOXA GENE REGULATION DURING LIMB DEVELOPMENT

09:30 – 10:00

Alvaro Rada-Iglesias 
University of Cologne

POLYCOMB PROTEINS AS TOPOLOGICAL FACILITATORS OF ENHANCER FUNCTION DURING NEURAL INDUCTION

10:00 – 10:30

Adrian Bracken 
Trinity College Dublin

A NEW FAMILY OF VERTEBRATE-SPECIFIC POLYCOMB PROTEINS BALANCE PRC2 ACTIVITIES

10:30 – 11:00

Refreshments & Group Photo

11:00 – 11:30

Luciano Di Croce 
Centre for Genomic Regulation

ROLE OF POLYCOMB AND MLL COMPLEXES IN NUCLEAR ARCHITECTURE AND GENE REGULATION

11:30 – 12:00

Iva Tchasovnikarova

Massachusetts General Hospital

NEUROPATHIC MUTATIONS IN MORC2 HYPERACTIVATE EPIGENETIC SILENCING BY THE HUSH COMPLEX

12:00 – 16:30

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

12:30 – 16:00

Snorkel Trip (TBC)

Chromatin, ncRNAs, Cell Fate and Disease 
Ali Shilatifard

16:30 – 17:00

Tony Kouzarides 
Gurdon Institute

MODIFICATIONS OF RNA: THEIR FUNCTION AND ROLE IN CANCER

17:00 – 17:15

Ranjan Perera 
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

THE LONG NONCODING RNA SPRIGHTLY ACTS AS AN INTRA-NUCLEAR ORGANIZING HUB FOR PRE-mRNA MOLECULES

17:15 – 17:45

Ali Shilatifard 
Northwestern University

PRINCIPLES OF EPIGENETICS AND CHROMATIN IN DEVELOPMENT AND HUMAN DISEASE

17:45 – 18:00

Gabriella Ficz 
Barts Cancer Institute

NAÏVE HUMAN PLURIPOTENCY AS A MODEL FOR MECHANISMS OF ABERRANT DNA HYPERMETHYLATION IN CANCER

18:00 – 18:30

Salvador Aznar Benitah 
IRB

EPIGENETIC MECHANISMS IN ADULT STEM CELLS FUNCTION

18:30 – 20:00

Poster Session

20:00

Dinner at Leisure

SATURDAY 17TH FEBRUARY 2018

07:00 – 08:45

Breakfast 
*Kalmia Buffet Restaurant*

Heterochromatin and Chemical Biology Approaches 
Robert Sims

09:00 – 09:15

Paul Guilhamon 
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

CHROMATIN-BASED GBM CANCER STEM CELL CLASSIFICATION REVEALS THREE SUBTYPES SENSITIVE TO UNIQUE DRUG TREATMENTS

09:15 – 09:45

Robert Schneider 
University of Munich

NOVEL PLAYERS IN CHROMATIN

09:45 – 10:15

François Fuks 
Université Libre de Bruxelles

TRANSCRIPTOME-WIDE DISTRIBUTION AND FUNCTION OF RNA MODIFICATIONS

10:15 – 10:45

Refreshments

10:45 – 11:15

Jerome Déjardin 
Institute of Human Genetics of Montpellier

TRANSCRIPTIONALLY ACTIVE HETEROCHROMATIN CONTROLS THE ACTIVATION OF ALTERNATIVE LENGTHENING OF TELOMERES

11:15 – 11:45

Robert Sims 
Constellation Pharmaceuticals

UTILIZING CHEMICAL BIOLOGY TO IDENTIFY NOVEL STRATEGIES TARGETING HISTONE ACETYL SIGNALING IN CANCER

11:45 – 12:00

Y. George Zheng 
University of Georgia

BIOORTHOGONAL PROBES TO INTERROGATE PROTEIN LYSINE ACETYLATION AND ACYLATION

12:00 – 12:15

Till Bartke 
Helmholtz Zentrum M ü nchen

DECODING CHROMATIN MODIFICATION STATES USING CHEMICAL BIOLOGY AND PROTEOMIC APPROACHES

12:15 – 16:00

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

Transcription and Chromatin Reprogramming 
Cigall Kadoch

16:00 – 16:30

Ramin Shiekhattar 
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

INTEGRATOR REGULATES FIDELITY OF TERMINATION

16:30 – 16:45

Michael Tolstorukov 
Massachusetts General Hospital

UNRAVELING INTRICATE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NUCLEOSOME OCCUPANCY AND CHROMATIN ACCESSIBILITY

16:45 – 17:15

Cigall Kadoch 
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF MAMMALIAN SWI/SNF (BAF) COMPLEXES IN HUMAN DISEASE

17:15 – 17:30

Qin Yan 
Yale School of Medicine

KDM5 HISTONE DEMETHYLASES REGULATE ANTI-VIRAL AND ANTI-TUMOR IMMUNE RESPONSES THROUGH THE STING PATHWAY

17:30 – 17:45

David Katz 
Emory University

THE FUNCTION OF THE HISTONE DEMETHYLASE LSD1 IN CELL FATE AND TAU MEDIATED NEURODEGENERATION

17:45 – 19:30

Poster Session

20:00

*Gala Dinner & Poster Awards*

SUNDAY 18TH FEBRUARY 2018

07:00 – 08:30

Breakfast 
*Kalmia Buffet Restaurant*

X-inactivation and Epigenetic Phenomena 
Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla

09:00 – 09:15

Sundeep Kalantry 
University of Michigan Medical School

RANDOM X-CHROMOSOME INACTIVATION BY THE HISTONE DEMETHYLASE SMCX/KDM5C

09:15 – 09:30

Stefan Pinter 
University of Connecticut

 

09:30 – 10:00

Roberto Bonasio 
University of Pennsylvania

EPIGENETIC REGULATION OF SOCIAL BEHAVIOR IN ANTS

10:00 – 10:30

Refreshments

10:30 – 11:00

Michael Levine 
Lewis-Sigler Institute

TRANS-CHROMOSOMAL ENHANCER-PROMOTER INTERACTIONS IN LIVING DROSOPHILA EMBRYOS

11:00– 11:30

Sandra Peirò 
Vall D’Hebron Institute of Oncology

GENOME-WIDE MAPPING OF LAMIN B1 REVEALS THE EXISTENCE OF DYNAMIC AND FUNCTIONAL EUCHROMATIN LAMIN B1 DOMAINS (eLADs) DURING EPITHELIAL-TO-MESENCHYMAL TRANSITION (EMT)

11:30 – 11:45

Closing Comments


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Epigenetics Conference

From Mechanisms to Disease


15 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018

Cancun, Mexico

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Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic $1748 $1798 $626 $284 $292 $71
Industry $1748 $1798 $626 $284 $292 $71
Student $1490 $1540 $626 $284 $292 $71

All registration fees include 3 nights accomodation and meals during the conference period. Exact inclusions are details 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 this venue (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 (15, 16 and 17 February 2018).
- 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.
- Gala Night Entry (includes an open bar).
- Complimentary WI-FI throughout the hotel.

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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From Mechanisms to Disease


15 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018

Cancun, Mexico

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From Mechanisms to Disease


15 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018

Cancun, Mexico

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Venue

Fiesta Americana Condesa

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Address
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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From Mechanisms to Disease


15 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018

Cancun, Mexico

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Transportation

Cancun International airport is just a short 20-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.

Amstar are a reputable and trustworthy DMC based in Cancun. The Amstar team will be on hand to provide a seamless transfer service to and from Cancun International Airport. Amstar will manage and confirm all transportation bookings, therefore please contact them directly with any questions (see contact info below). To book a transfer, please do so via the online booking facility here.

Contact Name: Daniela Jiménez 
Contact Telephone: +52 (998) 881 9587 Ext. 4245 
Contact Email:  dajimene@amstardmc.com

Private Airport Transfers

Private Transportation prices to and from Cancun International Airport and to and from the Fiesta Americana Condesa hotel are as follows: 

Number of Passengers

Price (One Way, Per Vehicle)

Price (Return Trip, Per Vehicle)

1 - 3 Passengers plus luggage

$39.00 USD

$77.00 USD

4 - 7 Passenger plus luggage

$44.00 USD

$85.00 USD

8 - 10 Passengers plus luggage

$53.00 USD

$103.00 USD

Note: Prices do not include gratuity.

Includes:
- Private van with bilingual driver.
- Amenities on arrival (bottled water per person).

If your flight is delayed or your wait at immigration is more than 45 minutes, please contact Amstar as soon as you can to keep them updated with your situation. It’s important Amstar are informed of any delays as soon as you are made aware so the transfer can be rescheduled. Note: If you wish to cancel your transfer, please inform Amstar at least 72 hours in advance otherwise full cancellation charges will apply. If you fail to inform Amstar of any amendments to your travel schedule and consequently do not turn up at the date and time booked, full cancellation charges will apply for no shows.

Upon arrival at the airport, please exit the terminal building and look for ‘Fusion Conferences’ signage where a member of the Amstar team will greet you and escort you to the vehicle. For departures, please wait in the hotel lobby at your requested pick-up time where your driver will meet you.

For arrival transfers and round-trip transfers, payment has to be made online at the time of booking. For return transfers, payment can be made online at the time of booking or at the Amstar Transfers desk during the conference via card or cash (USD or MXN).

For frequently asked questions please take a look at the FAQ section on the Amstar website.

To make a booking with Amstar Transfers, please follow this link to access the online booking facility. If you have any questions for Amstar Transfers, please contact them directly.

Contact Name: Daniela Jiménez
Contact Telephone: +52 (998) 881 9587 Ext. 4245
Contact Email: dajimene@amstardmc.com 

IMPORTANT: PLEASE PRINT YOUR CONFIRMATION OR CONFIRMATION NUMBER AND BRING IT WITH YOU.

** Please note Fusion Conferences accept no responsibility for any bookings made with Amstar Transfers or any other transportation supplier **

Shared Shuttle Service

The Amstar Shuttle is a shared service with other Amstar guests and may include 3-4 stops before reaching the Fiesta Americana Condesa. This service operates for flights arriving at Cancun Airport between 7:00am - 17:00pm EST and for flights departing Cancun Airport between 7:00am - 18:00pm EST from the 07th February until 08th March 2018.

Shared Transportation prices to and from Cancun International Airport and to and from the Fiesta Americana Condesa hotel are as follows: 

Price (One Way, Per Person)

Price (Return Trip, Per Person)

$10.00 USD

$20.00 USD

Note: Prices do not include gratuity.

Includes:
- Shared transfer with non-group participants from nearby resorts.
- Just a few stops en route to the Fiesta Americana Condesa.
- Comfortable, fully air-conditioned vehicle.

Please note that the shared shuttle operates for flights arriving at Cancun Airport between 7:00am - 17:00pm EST and for flights departing Cancun Airport between 7:00am - 18:00pm EST. If your flight times fall outside of the shuttle schedule, you will need to opt for a private transfer.

Amstar will monitor your flight arrival information and adjust your pick-up time accordingly in the event of a delay. Should you change your inbound or outbound flight for any reason, please ensure you inform Amstar of the changes so they monitor the correct flight. Note: If you wish to cancel your place on the shuttle, please inform Amstar at least 72 hours in advance otherwise full cancellation charges will apply. Full cancellation charges will apply for no shows.

Upon arrival at the airport, please exit the terminal building and look for ‘Amstar’ signage where a member of the Amstar team will greet you and escort you to the vehicle. For departures, please wait in the hotel lobby at your requested pick-up time where your driver will meet you.

For arrival transfers and round-trip transfers, payment has to be made online at the time of booking. For return transfers, payment can be made online at the time of booking or at the Amstar Transfers desk during the conference via card or cash (USD or MXN).

For frequently asked questions please take a look at the FAQ section on the Amstar website.

To make a booking with Amstar Transfers, please follow this link to access the online booking facility. If you have any questions for Amstar Transfers, please contact them directly.

Contact Name: Daniela Jiménez
Contact Telephone: +52 (998) 881 9587 Ext. 4245
Contact Email:  dajimene@amstardmc.com

IMPORTANT: PLEASE PRINT YOUR CONFIRMATION OR CONFIRMATION NUMBER AND BRING IT WITH YOU.

** Please note Fusion Conferences accept no responsibility for any bookings made with Amstar Transfers or any other transportation supplier **

Taxis

If you do not wish to make a reservation in advance and would prefer to take a taxi upon arrival at the airport, or from the hotel, please check that the vehicle and driver are licensed and be vigilant at all times. If you are unsure about the driver or if the vehicle is unmarked, wait until another taxi becomes available or telephone Amstar to see if they can immediately send a car. 

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Epigenetics Conference

From Mechanisms to Disease


15 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018

Cancun, Mexico

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Local Activities

Details will be available at a later date.

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15 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018

Cancun, Mexico

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Group Activities

Snorkel Trip-  Friday 16th February 2018

Departing from Aquaworld marina we take you on a motor boat to Punta Nizuc reef area where you disembark to the floating platform. Here you adorn your snorkel gear and you’re ready to take the plunge and snorkel as long as you like in the crystal clear turquoise waters.

Price: $57.00 per person (adult)
Price: $36.00 per person (child 4-10 years)
*please note prices do not include gratuity.

Includes:

-Travel through the lagoon and mangrove channels
-Snorkel guided tours
-Full snorkel equipment with a new tube as a gift
-Beer, sodas and bottled water
-Docking fee

Itinerary for Friday 16th February 2018:

Walk to Aquaworld from hotel- 10/15 minutes (across the road from the hotel)
12:30 Walk to Aquaworld Marina from hotel
13:00 Boat trip from Aquaworld Marina
13:45 Snorkelling
15:00 Return boat trip from Snorkelling
15:45 Walk from Aquaworld Marina to hotel

*Minimum of 10 people required*

Please note that sign-ups are required by 15th January 2018, please contact emily@fusion-conferences.com if you’d like to participate. Payment for the trip is required pre- conference, more details will be provided after completing the signing up.

This is a non-refundable fee should you later change your mind and decide not to participate in the trip.

Chichen Itzá Group Tour – Monday 19th February 2018

Chichén Itzá, recently nominated one of the new 7th Wonders of the World. Chichén 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 architecture beauty.

Price: $140 per person

*please note prices do not include gratuity.

Includes:

-Air-conditioned vehicles
-Beverages on board: Soft drinks, water (Estimated: 5 drinks per person)
-Individual bags of dry snacks on board
-Official Tourism Guides English/Spanish
-Admission fee at Chichen Itza
-Reserved Area at the restaurant
-Buffet lunch (includes 2 beverages per person)
-Typical Regional dances during lunch (by local people – not professional at no additional cost)
-Signs for the vehicles
-T.I. Escorts
-Federal Tax

Note: All food and beverages a la carte is subject to 10% TI Administrative Fee

Itinerary for Monday 19th February 2018:

07:15 hrs. Pick at hotel 
10:45 hrs. Visit the Suy Tun Ecotourism Center and the sacred Cenote.
12:15 hrs. Lunch at Suy Tun’s restaurant.
14:30 hrs. Chichen Itza’s guided tour.
17:45 hrs. Valladolid city stop.
19:00 hrs. Estimated arrival to the Hotel.

*Minimum of 5 people required*

Please note that sign-ups are required by 15th January 2018 please contact emily@fusion-conferences.com if you’d like to participate. Payment for the trip is required pre- conference, more details will be provided after completing the signing up.

This is a non-refundable fee should you later change your mind and decide not to participate in the trip.

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Epigenetics Conference

From Mechanisms to Disease


15 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Childcare

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Epigenetics Conference

From Mechanisms to Disease


15 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018

Cancun, Mexico

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:

20th November 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 accompany 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 save 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

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Exhibitors
Media Partners
If you're interested in sponsoring this conference please contact us.

Epigenetics Conference

From Mechanisms to Disease


15 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018

Cancun, Mexico

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: 14 December 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. 

Download Abstract Template

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Exhibitors
Media Partners
If you're interested in sponsoring this conference please contact us.