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3rd Fibroblast Growth Factors in Development and Repair Conference

15 Feb 2019 - 18 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

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Report

The 3rd Fibroblast Growth Factor Conference took place from the 15 – 18 Feb 2019, in Nassau, Bahamas. The conference covered various aspects of FGF biology. It started with a presentation of one of the pioneers in FGF research, Prof. Bradshaw, who reported on the history of FGFs. Topics that were covered at the meeting included biochemistry and structural biology of FGFs and FGF receptors, FGFs in embryonic development, endocrine acting FGFs and their roles in metabolic and other disorders and in alcohol consumption and bone stability, FGFs in normal and impaired wound repair and in liver regeneration, FGFs in developmental diseases (in particular bone disorders), use of recombinant FGFs for the treatment of impaired tissue repair and use of FGF receptor inhibitors for the treatment of genetic skeletal diseases and of cancer. 

Among the speakers were various world leaders in FGF biology, but also several speakers  who had only recently started to work on FGFs. In particular, several PhD students, postdocs and young faculty were selected for oral presentations and/or presented a poster. We were able to provide three poster prizes for young investigators and we supported the travel of several young researchers, who would otherwise not have been able to attend the conference. The funding of the Company of Biologists was used for this important purpose. The feedback of these young investigators was excellent and they are all strongly motivated to continue working in this field. The meeting also allowed for networking during the breaks, and various new collaborations were initiated. Taken together, the conference was a great success and a follow-up meeting is planned for 2021. 
 

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3rd Fibroblast Growth Factors in Development and Repair Conference

15 Feb 2019 - 18 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

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Synopsis

The Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF) Fusion Conference aims to bring together researchers from different disciplines with an interest in FGF biology/biochemistry and clinical applications. This will be the third FGF Fusion conference, building on two very successful previous meetings. This meeting will provide a unique opportunity for researchers to meet each other, to discuss their project and to initiate new and in some cases highly interdisciplinary research projects and collaborations. 

For those interested, this meeting takes place just before the Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference, taking place from 17 - 20 February 2019 at the same venue. A joint session takes place on Monday 18 February from 08:30 - 12:30. 

Key Sessions

  • FGF signalling in normal and impaired development
  • Role of FGFs in stem cell biology
  • Interaction of FGF signalling with other signalling pathways
  • Role of endogenous and efficacy of exogenous FGFs in tissue repair and regeneration
  • Role of altered FGF signalling in human diseases, ranging from rare developmental disorders to major diseases such as metabolic syndrome and cancer
  • Role of FGFs and FGFRs as therapeutic targets
  • FGFs as endocrine hormones

Grant Opportunity

We have two $1,000 grants available on a first-come, first-serve basis. To apply send an abstract for poster consideration to Emily Bicknell by 25th January 2019. Please note that these grants are only available to those who have not yet registered.

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Register an academic at the rate of $1,922 and bring a student for only $850. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible for this offer. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 15, 16, 17 February 2019 (on a shared basis for students) and a 24hour all-inclusive food and beverage package for the conference period. Academic registrations must be completed by 25th January 2019. Once registered, please contact Emily Bicknell to obtain a special registration link for your student.

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Denis Barritault (OTR3)
'40 YEARS AND HOW IDENTIFICATION OF FGF IN RETINA LED TO A NEW BRANCH IN REGENERATIVE MEDICINE'
Saverio Bellusci (Justus-Liebig-Universitaet Giessen, ECCPS)
'CHARACTERISATION OF A NOVEL FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR 10 (FGF10)-PRODUCING RESIDENT MESENCHYMAL CELL INVOLVED IN THE REPAIR PROCESS OF THE BRONCHIAL EPITHELIUM AFTER NAPHTHALENE INJURY'
Ralph Bradshaw (University of California, Irvine)
'THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE FGF FAMILY: DISCOVERY, IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION' by Ralph A. Bradshaw and Kenneth A. Thomas
Richard Grose (Barts Cancer Institute)
'3D MODELLING APPROACHES TO DISSECT FGFR SIGNALLING IN CANCER'
Mohammad Hajihosseini (University of East Anglia)
'NEW FOCI OF NEUROGLIOGENESIS BY FGF10-EXPRESSING CELLS IN THE ADULT MOUSE BRAIN'
Marja Hurley (UCONN Health)
'FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR 2 AND FRACTURE REPAIR'
Alexei Kharitonenkov (Novo Nordisk)
'MOLECULAR ELEMENTS IN FGF19 AND FGF21 DEFINING KLB/FGFR SPECIFICITY AND ACTIVITY'
Steven Kliewer (UT Southwestern)
'RECENT INSIGHTS INTO FGF21 PHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY'
Stijn de Langhe (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
'ROLE OF FGF10 SIGNALING IN THE RESOLUTION OF PULMONARY FIBROSIS'
Laurence Legeai-Mallet (INSERM)
'HYPOCHONDROPLASIA: LESSONS FROM MOUSE MODEL'
Mark Lewandoski (NIH)
'FGF4 SETS THE SOMITIC CLOCK'
Xiaokun Li (Wenzhou Medical University)
'MECHANISTIC DISCOVERY AND THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS OF FGFS IN CHINA'
Suzanne Mansour (University of Utah)
'FGF SIGNALING IN INNER EAR DEVELOPMENT AND FUNCTION'
Amy Merrill (University of Southern California)
'FGF SIGNALING AND INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT OF THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM'
Moosa Mohammadi (New York University School of Medicine)
'aKLOTHO IS A NON-ENZYMATIC MOLECULAR SCAFFOLD FOR FGF23 HORMONE SIGNALING'
Luke Noon (CIPF - Centro de Investigacion Principe Felipe)
'RESISTING REPAIR: INSULIN RESISTANCE DISRUPTS HEPATIC FGF7 SIGNALLING DURING INJURY'
David Ornitz (Washington University in St. Louis)
'THE ALVEOLAR MYOFIBROBLAST AND THE ROLE OF FGF18 IN ALVEOLOGENESIS'
Tatjana Piotrowski (Stowers Institute for Medical Research)
'FGF SIGNALING IN ZEBRAFISH SENSORY ORGAN DEVELOPMENT AND REGENERATION'
Dina Ron (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)
'REGULATION AND ANTI-TUMOR ACTIVITY OF HUMAN-SEF (SIMILAR EXPRESSION TO FGFS)'
Michael Seckl (Imperial College London)
FGFR INHIBITORS: WHICH CANCER PATIENTS ARE MOST LIKELY TO BENEFIT?
Philippe Soriano (Mount Sinai)
'FGF SIGNALLING IN EARLY DEVELOPMENT'
Fen Wang (Texas A&M University)
'ABERRANT FGFR TYROSINE KINASE SIGNALING ENHANCES THE WARBURG EFFECT BY REPROGRAMMING LDH ISOFORM EXPRESSION AND ACTIVITY IN PROSTATE CANCER'
Jin-San Zhang (Wenzhou Medical University)
'FGF10-MEDIATED PROTECTION AGAINST RENAL ISCHEMIA-REPERFUSION INJURY THROUGH REGULATION OF BOTH AUTOPHAGY AND ER-STRESS'

Target Audience

FGFs are key regulators of development, repair, disease, and metabolic homeostasis for many organs and therefore, FGF researchers come from various disciplines. These include structural biologists, biochemists, cell biologists, clinical researchers, clinicians, geneticists, pharmacologists and bioengineers. FGF meetings usually attract people from academia, but also from various pharmaceutical companies due to the important roles of FGFs and FGF receptors as drug targets.

FGF research is well represented at different places in the world, with major hubs in Europe, in the US, in China and in Japan. However, researchers from other countries also join the FGF conferences.

Educational Need

The role of FGFs in stem cell biology, tissue response to injury, as potentially treatable genetic diseases, and as endocrine factors affecting health and aging are rapidly progressing. Each month there are dozens of papers that have either FGF signalling as a primary focus or that examine FGF interactions with other signalling pathways. Because of this rapid progress there remains a need to have relatively frequent conferences that serve to educate newcomers to the field and allow seasoned FGF researchers to catch up on FGF biology in different organ systems or diseases.

 

 

 

 

 

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3rd Fibroblast Growth Factors in Development and Repair Conference

15 Feb 2019 - 18 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

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Invited Speakers

Stijn De Langhe

Associate Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Marja Hurley

Professor of Medicine, UCONN Health, School of Medicine

Alexei Kharitonenkov

Researcher, Novo Nordisk

Amy Merrill

Associate Professor, University of Southern California

Moosa Mohammadi

Professor, New York University School of Medicine

Fen Wang

Professor, Texas A&M University

Mark Lewandoski

Senior Investigator, NCI, NIH

Michael Seckl

Professor of Molecular Oncology, Imperial College London

Laurence Legeai-Mallet

Director of Research, Imagine Institute-Inserm U1163

Steven Kliewer

Professor, UT Southwestern

Lewis (Rusty) T. Williams

Founder & Executive Chairman, Five Prime Therapeutics

Jin-San Zhang

Professor, Wenzhou Medical University

Xiaokun Li

Vice president , Wenzhou Medical University

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3rd Fibroblast Growth Factors in Development and Repair Conference

15 Feb 2019 - 18 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

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Programme

FRIDAY 15TH FEBRUARY

14:00 – 14:45

Registration & Welcome Reception

FGFs – A: From History to Application; B: FGFs in Development 
Session Chairs: David Ornitz (part 1) and Richard Grose (part 2)

14:45 – 15:00

Opening Comments

15:00 – 15:30

Ralph Bradshaw 
Trefoil Therapeutics

IDENTIFYING ACIDIC AND BASIC FGF: THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE FGF FAMILY

15:30 – 15:50

Denis Barritault 
University Paris Est-Créteil

40 YEARS AND HOW IDENTIFICATION OF FGF IN RETINA LED TO A NEW BRANCH IN REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

15:50 – 16:20

Xiaokun Li 
Wenzhou Medical University

MECHANISTIC DISCOVERY AND THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS OF FGFS IN CHINA

16:20 – 16:35

Michael Boylan 
NCI, NIH

KEEPING IT TOGETHER: THE ROLE OF FGF SIGNALING IN MURINE EMBRYONIC VENTRAL WALL CLOSURE

16:35 – 16:50

Cho-Ming Chao 
Justus-Liebig-Universitaet Giessen

FGF10/FGFR2B SIGNALING IN ALVEOLAR LINEAGE FORMATION AND HOMEOSTASIS

16:50 – 17:05

Sougata Roy 
University of Maryland

FGF GRADIENT SELF-GENERATES DYNAMIC RECIPIENT TISSUE-SPECIFIC SHAPES BY FEEDBACK REGULATING CYTONEME-MEDIATED DISPERSION

17:05 – 17:35

Refreshments & Poster Viewing

17:35 – 18:05

Mark Lewandoski 
NIH

FGF4 SETS THE SOMITIC CLOCK

 

18:05 – 18:35

Suzanne Mansour 
University of Utah

FGFR2B LIGANDS IN INNER EAR DEVELOPMENT AND FUNCTION

18:35 – 18:50

Stephanie Padula 
Miami University

FGFR SIGNALING DURING MOUSE LENS DEVELOPMENT IS REGULATED BY PTEN

18:50 – 19:20

Mohammad Hajihosseini 
University of East Anglia

NEW FOCI OF NEUROGLIOGENESIS BY FGF10-EXPRESSING CELLS IN THE ADULT MOUSE BRAIN

19:20 – 19:50

Jin-San Zhang 
Wenzhou Medical University

FGF10-MEDIATED PROTECTION AGAINST RENAL ISCHEMIA-REPERFUSION INJURY THROUGH REGULATION OF BOTH AUTOPHAGY AND ER-STRESS

19:20 – 19:50

Accompanying Guests Pre-Dinner Welcome Cocktail

19:50

Dinner

SATURDAY 16TH FEBRUARY

07:00 – 08:30

Buffet Breakfast at The Market Place

Endocrine-acting FGFs 
Session Chairs: Marja Hurley (part 1) and Jin-San Zhang (part 2)

08:30 – 09:00

Moosa Mohammadi 
New York University

aKLOTHO IS A NON-ENZYMATIC MOLECULAR SCAFFOLD FOR FGF23 HORMONE SIGNALING

09:00 – 09:15

Sangwon Lee 
Yale University

STRUCTURAL BASIS OF ENDOCRINE FGF RECOGNITION BY Β-KLOTHO

09:15 – 09:45

Alexei Kharitonenkov 
Novo Nordisk

MOLECULAR ELEMENTS IN FGF19 AND FGF21 DEFINING KLB/FGFR SPECIFICITY AND ACTIVITY

09:45 – 10.00

Zhifeng Huang 
Wenzhou Medical University

PARACRINE-ENDOCRINE CHIMERAS AS CLINICALLY EFFECTIVE FGF HORMONE ANALOGUE

10:00 – 10:30

Refreshments & Poster Viewing

10:30 – 10:45

Xiaojie Wang 
Wenzhou Medical University

OPTIMIZATION AND EVALUATION OF A POLOXAMER HYDROGEL LOADED KGF-2 COMBINED WITH FGF21 AND THEIR THERAPEUTIC EFFECT ON DIABETIC SCALD SKIN WOUND REPAIR

10:45 – 11:15

Steven Kliewer 
UT Southwestern

RECENT INSIGHTS INTO FGF21 PHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY

11:15 – 11:35

Kenneth White 
Indiana University School of Medicine

PHOSPHATE METABOLISM AND FGF23: ENDOCRINE CROSSTALK IN COMMON DISEASES

11:35 – 11:50

Christopher Yanucil
University of Alabama at Birmingham

SOLUBLE KLOTHO AND HEPARIN ACT AS CIRCULATING FGF23 CO-RECEPTORS THAT MODIFY FGF23`S RECEPTOR AFFINITY AND SUBSEQUENT DOWNSTREAM SIGNALING

11:50 – 16:30

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

12:15 – 15:30

Snorkel Trip: Sign-up’s Required in Advance

FGFs in Tissue Repair and Regeneration 
Session Chairs: Tatjana Piotrowski (part 1) and Steven Kliewer (part 2)

16:30 – 16:45

Ivonne Sehring 
Universität Ulm

TISSUE-SPECIFIC ROLES OF FGF SIGNALING DURING ZEBRAFISH FIN REGENERATION

16:45 – 17:15

Tatjana Piotrowski 
Stowers Institute for Medical Research

SINGLE CELL RNASEQ REVEALS FGF SIGNALING DYNAMICS DURING SENSORY HAIR CELL REGENERATION

17:15 – 17:30

Jared Tangeman 
Miami University

RESETTING OF THE EPIGENOME DURING FGF-MEDIATED RETINA REGENERATION

17:30 – 18:00

Refreshments & Poster Viewing

18:00 – 18:30

Luke Noon 
Centro de Investigacion Principe Felipe

RESISTING REPAIR: INSULIN RESISTANCE DISRUPTS HEPATIC FGF7 SIGNALLING DURING INJURY

 

18:30 – 19:00

Sabine Werner 
ETH Zurich

FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR SIGNALING IN EPITHELIAL REPAIR AND INFLAMMATORY DISEASE

19:00 – 19:15

Kel Vin Woo 
Washington University School of Medicine

ENDOTHELIAL FGF PREVENTS HYPOXIA-INDUCED PULMONARY HYPERTENSION: ROLE OF ENDOTHELIAL TO MESENCHYMAL TRANSITION

19:15 – 20:30

Poster Session & Refreshments

20:30

Dinner

SUNDAY 17TH FEBRUARY

07:00 – 08:30

Buffet Breakfast at The Market Place

FGFs in Developmental / Genetic Diseases 
Session Chairs: Ralph Bradshaw (part 1) and Michael Seckl (part 2)

08:30 – 09:00

Marja Hurley 
UCONN Health, School of Medicine

FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR 2 AND FRACTURE REPAIR

09:00 – 09:30

Laurence Legeai-Mallet
Hopital Universitaire Neckar

HYPOCHONDROPLASIA: LESSONS FROM MOUSE MODEL

09:30 – 09:50

Jeffrey Stavenhagen 
Therachon

DEVELOPMENT OF A NOVEL BIOLOGIC FOR THE TREATMENT OF ACHONDROPLASIA

09:50 – 10:05

Malgorzata Zakrzewska 
University of Wroclaw

FGF1 PROTECTS CELLS AGAINST P53-DEPENDENT APOPTOSIS INDEPENDENTLY OF FGFR ACTIVATION

10:05 – 10:35

Group Photo, Refreshments & Poster Viewing

10:35 – 11:05

Philippe Soriano 
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

FGF SIGNALING IN EARLY DEVELOPMENT

11:05 – 11:35

Amy Merrill 
University of Southern California

FGF SIGNALING AND INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT OF THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

11:35 – 11:55

Aaron N. Johnson
Washington University School of Medicine

FGF SIGNALING IN MUSCLE MORPHOGENESIS

11:55 – 16:00

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

FGFs in Cancer 
Session Chairs: Phil Soriano (part 1) and Amy Merrill (part 2)

16:00 – 16:30

Lewis (Rusty) T. Williams
Five Prime Therapeutics

DISCOVERY OF NEW GROWTH FACTOR AND CYTOKINE FUNCTIONS THROUGH COMPREHENSIVE SCREENING OF THE EXTRACELLULAR PROTEOME

16:30 – 17:00

Richard Grose 
Barts Cancer Institute

3D MODELLING APPROACHES TO DISSECT FGFR SIGNALLING IN CANCER

17:00 – 17:15

Pino Bordignon 
Université de Lausanne

DUALISM OF FGF AND TGFβ SIGNALING IN HETEROGENEOUS ACTIVATION OF CANCER-ASSOCIATED FIBROBLASTS CONVERGES ON CANCER DEVELOPMENT

17:15 – 17:45

Dina Ron 
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

REGULATION AND ANTI-TUMOR ACTIVITY OF HUMAN-SEF (SIMILAR EXPRESSION TO FGFS)

17:45 – 18:15

Refreshments & Poster Viewing

18:15 – 18:35

Laetitia Comps-Agrar 
Genentech

CHALLENGES IN TARGETING FGFR1 USING MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES

18:35 – 19:05

Fen Wang 
Texas A&M University

ABERRANT FGFR TYROSINE KINASE SIGNALING ENHANCES THE WARBURG EFFECT BY REPROGRAMMING LDH ISOFORM EXPRESSION AND ACTIVITY IN PROSTATE CANCER

19:05 – 19:35

Michael Seckl 
Imperial College London

FGFR INHIBITORS: WHICH CANCER PATIENTS ARE MOST LIKELY TO BENEFIT?

20:00

Gala Dinner & Poster Awards

MONDAY 18TH FEBRUARY

07:00 – 08:30

Buffet Breakfast at The Market Place

FGF Signaling in Lung Development and Fibrosis Session (Joint Session with the Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference) 
Session Chairs: Mohammad Hajihosseini (part 1) & Mark Lewandoski (part 2)

08:30 – 09:00

Mark Krasnow 
Stanford University

 
FGF SELECTION AND LIFELONG MAINTENANCE OF ALVEOLAR CELLS

09:00 – 09:30

Saverio Bellusci 
Justus-Liebig-Universitaet Giessen

CHARACTERIZATION OF A NOVEL FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR 10 (FGF10)-PRODUCING RESIDENT MESENCHYMAL CELL INVOLVED IN THE REPAIR PROCESS OF THE BRONCHIAL EPITHELIUM AFTER NAPHTHALENE INJURY

09:30 – 10:00

Stijn de Langhe 
University of Alabama at Birmingham

ROLE OF FGF10 SIGNALING IN THE RESOLUTION OF PULMONARY FIBROSIS

10:00 – 10:30

Xin Sun 
University of California, San Diego

SIGNALS IN LUNG DEVELOPMENT AND FUNCTION

 

10:30 – 11:00

Refreshments

11:00 – 11:30

David Ornitz 
Washington University St. Louis

THE ALVEOLAR MYOFIBROBLAST AND THE ROLE OF FGF18 IN ALVEOLOGENESIS

11:30 – 11:45

Denise Al Alam 
Children`s Hospital Los Angeles

FGF LIGANDS AND THE HUMAN LUNG

11:45 – 12:00

Stefan Hadzic 
Justus-Liebig-Universitaet Giessen

IMPAIRED FGF10 SIGNALLING IN THE ADULT LUNG LEADS TO DEVELOPMENT OF EMPHYSEMA AND PULMONARY HYPERTENSION

12:00 – 12:15

Robert Guzy 
The University of Chicago

ALVEOLAR EPITHELIAL FGFR SIGNALING IS REQUIRED FOR RECOVERY FROM BLEOMYCIN-INDUCED INJURY

12:15 – 12:30

Aurélien Justet 
Unité INSERM1152

IMPLICATION OF FGFR4 AND FGF19 IN PULMONARY FIBROSIS

12:30 – 12:40

Closing Comments

 


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3rd Fibroblast Growth Factors in Development and Repair Conference

15 Feb 2019 - 18 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

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Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic $1822 $1922 $684 $263 $281 $88
Industry $1822 $1922 $684 $263 $281 $88
Student $1533 $1633 $684 $263 $281 $88

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

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 (15, 16, 17 Feb 2019) on a single basis for academics and industry, on a shared basis for students
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours (excluding Black Angus and Starbucks)
- Unlimited select brand liquors, wines by the glass, local domestic beer, bottled water and soft drinks
- Gala Dinner (includes an open bar)
- Room service
- Guest room mini bar
- Non motorized water sports equipment
- 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 (15, 16, 17 Feb 2019) on a shared basis with a conference participant 
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours (excluding Black Angus and Starbucks)
- Unlimited select brand liquors, wines by the glass, local domestic beer, bottled water and soft drinks
- Gala Dinner (includes an open bar)
- Room service
- Guest room mini bar
- Non motorized water sports equipment
- Complimentary WIFI in 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 (15, 16, 17 Feb 2019) on a shared basis with the parent/s
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours (excluding Black Angus and Starbucks)
- Unlimited bottled water and soft drinks
- Gala Dinner 
- Room service
- Non motorized water sports equipment
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Accompanying child fees are applicable for children aged 2-12 years. Children younger than 2 years stay free of charge with a parent. Children aged 13-17 years will be charged $366 per child. 18 years + will be classified as an adult at this venue (Melia Nassau Beach, Bahamas).

What's Included in our Extra Night Fees?

- 1 night’s accommodation for 1 person
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours (excluding Black Angus and Starbucks)
- Unlimited select brand liquors, wines by the glass, local domestic beer, bottled water and soft drinks
- Room service
- Guest room mini bar
- Non motorized water sports equipment
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Extra night child fees are applicable for children aged 2-12 years. Children younger than 2 years stay free of charge with a parent. Children aged 13-17 years will be charged $122 per night, per child. 18 years + will be classified as an adult at this venue (Melia Nassau Beach, Bahamas).

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3rd Fibroblast Growth Factors in Development and Repair Conference

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Nassau, Bahamas

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3rd Fibroblast Growth Factors in Development and Repair Conference

15 Feb 2019 - 18 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

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Venue

Melia Nassau Beach All Inclusive

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Nassau W Bay St. Nassau Bahamas
Nearest Airport
Lynden Pindling International Airport

Overlooking one of the finest beaches in the world the Meliá Nassau Beach is surrounded by crystal blue waters and white sandy beaches. Located on the stunning Cable Beach, you are just a few minutes walk from the center, shops and restaurants. The beautiful Nassau Botanical Gardens are within easy reach (7km) and Lynden Pindling International Airport is situated only 9km away.

Throughout your stay delegates will enjoy a full meal plan, inclusive of beverages. Take your pick from Cilantro where you can experience the natural textures, aromas and flavors of Mexico, Nikkei, celebrated for its exquisite fusion of Japanese, Cantonese and Peruvian cuisine featuring a sushi bar and Teppanyaki tables, Estavida, an upbeat tapas lounge located in the hotel lobby serving innovative tapas and a wide selection of cocktails, Aqua, an A la carte restaurant specializing in exquisite, rustic Italian cuisine, The Market Place, where you will find an International buffet serving an array of exquisite dishes, O'Grille, an open air restaurant with fabulous views of the sea and pool serving casual beach fare and light bites and finally The Black Angus, a steakhouse featuring hip, contemporary jazz and modern decor, offering guests the finest quality prime cuts and the freshest ingredients.(This restaurant is not included in the all inclusive package, additional charges apply). The Gala Night 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

  • 24 hour reception
  • Room service
  • 3 heated outdoor pools
  • Complimentary resort wide Wi-Fi (guest rooms, throughout hotel, beach and conference areas)   
  • 24-hour Fitness Center
  • 7 dining venues
  • 4 bars.
  • non-motorised water sports

The Bahamas is formed by over 700 islands, keys and islets located in the Atlantic Ocean and renowned for its warm sunshine, mild climate, fine, white sandy beaches, turquoise, crystal clear water and friendly people, making this the perfect environment to relax and unwind in your free time during the conference.

Location

The Melia Nassau Beach All-Inclusive is located right on the stunning Cable Beach just a few minutes away from the airport and city center; Nearby in Downtown Nassau you can experience the flavours of new foods at local restaurants, shop 'til you drop at Straw market or take a trip through time at the Pirates Museum. The beautiful Nassau Botanical Gardens are close by and water enthusiasts can enjoy non-motorized water sports right on property.

Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas. It lies on the island of New Providence, with neighboring Paradise Island accessible via Nassau Harbor bridges. The city has a hilly landscape and is known for it's fabulous beaches as well as its offshore coral reefs, popular for diving and snorkeling. It retains many of its typical pastel-colored British colonial buildings, like the pink-hued Government House.

 

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Nassau, Bahamas

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Transportation

Local Airport

Lynden Pindling International Airport (formally known as Nassau International Airport) is just a short 15-minute journey from the Melia Nassau Beach All-Inclusive and is easily accessible from almost every country in the world with many major international airlines providing direct or interconnecting flights daily.

Taxis

There’s no shortage of available taxi cabs at Lynden Pindling International Airport. Taxis are available outside the U.S., International and Domestic terminals. Taxis charge approximately $25 one way to the Melia Nassau Hotel, however charges may increase if there are more than two passengers and/or two large suitcases.

Pre-booked Airport Transfers

Should you wish to pre-book a taxi transfer from the airport, you will find there are several suppliers to chose from and prices range from $40 one way and $70 return trip for up to 3 people, taxes included. Please find below details of 3 transportation providers who are offering discounted rates for our groups. Please contact the supplier directly with any enquiries or booking requests.

HC Executive Transportation
Contact Name: Nicholas Knowles
Contact Telephone: +1 242-809-9418
Contact Email: hcexecutivetransportation@gmail.com
Website Link: www.hcets.net

The rates quoted below are for transfers from Lynden Pindling International Airport to Melia Nassau Beach hotel. Please quote ‘FUSION’ during initial enquiry to obtain the discounted rate.

Vehicle / No of Passengers

Price (One Way)

Price (Return Trip)

Car (maximum of 3 passengers)

$40.00 USD per vehicle

$70.00.00 USD per vehicle

SUV (maximum of 6 passengers)

$70 USD per vehicle

$110.00 USD per vehicle

Note: Tax included in above rates (12%). Gratuities optional. Pre-payment can be made at time of booking or to driver at time of service.

Simon's Transports Ltd
Contact Name: Jocelyne Casimir
Contact Telephone: Toll Free: 1-800-501-4964, International: 1-954-302-2505, Local: 1-242-364-5466
Contact Email: info@simonstransports.com 
Booking Link: https://simonstransportsbahamas.com/book-now-2/

The rates quoted below are for transfers from Lynden Pindling International Airport to Melia Nassau Beach hotel. Please quote ‘FUSION’ during initial enquiry to obtain the discounted rate, or you may book online via the booking link above where discounted rates are automatically applied.

Vehicle / No of Passengers

Price (One Way)

Price (Return Trip)

Car (maximum of 4 passengers)

$101.21 USD per vehicle

$181.36 USD per vehicle

SUV (maximum of 7 passengers)

$149.50 USD per vehicle

$266.57 USD per vehicle

Note: Tax and gratuities included in above rates (12% and 15%). Pre-payment is required no later than 24hours prior to scheduled transfer time.

Majestic Tours Ltd
Contact Name: Betty Fox
Contact Telephone: +1 242-322-2606 or +1 242-677-2610
Contact Email: betty@majesticholidays.com

The rates quoted below are for transfers from Lynden Pindling International Airport to Melia Nassau Beach hotel. Please quote ‘FUSION’ during initial enquiry to obtain the discounted rate,

Vehicle / No of Passengers

Price (One Way)

Price (Return Trip)

Car (maximum of 3 passengers)

$47.60 USD per vehicle

$95.20 USD per vehicle

SUV (maximum of 6 passengers)

$132.52 USD per vehicle

n/a

Shuttle Bus

n/a

$22.40 USD per person

Note: Taxes included in above rates (12%). Gratuities optional. Pre-payment (50%) is required at time of booking. The shuttle bus is not a private service therefore additional stops may be made along the journey.
A Majestic Tours hospitality desk is located in the lower lobby of the hotel and is open daily from 7:00am to 8:00pm.

 

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15 Feb 2019 - 18 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

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Local Activities

Several free activities are available within the resort and include:

  • Trip to Balmoral Island during your stay; a taxi boat to and from Balmoral Island and access to the VIP Balmoral Beachside is included.
  • Daily fitness activities: gym classes, yoga, zumba, pool aerobics, etc.
  • In the water: paddleboards, glass-bottom kayaks, ocean duo kayaks, reef-board zayaks, cabana floating mats, water hammocks, etc.
  • Workshops: jewellery making, henna tattoo, scent creation, Bahamian crafts, etc.
  • Classes: mixology, scuba diving, dancing, etc.
  • Friendly competitions: beach volleyball, beach soccer, ping pong, darts, water balloon toss, deep dive contest, etc.
  • Free shuttle to Baha Mar and direct access to its spectacular 100,000 sq. ft. casino, Royal Blue™ tournament player’s golf course with special rates for Meliá guests, tennis court, spa, retail outlets and over 30 dining venues and lounges

Half / Full Day Activities

Majestic Tours are a reputable and reliable company offering a variety of fascinating trips and excursions for either a half or full day.  To browse the range of tours and excursions available or to make a booking (individual/group) please follow the link below which will take you directly to the Majestic Tours website / booking system. Bookings can also be made on-site at the Majestic Tours desk, located in the lobby of the hotel alongside front desk. This is open daily from 7:00am to 9:00pm.

http://www.majestictoursbahamas.com/tours/#all

If you have any questions then please contact Majestic Tours directly (details below).

Contact Telephone: (+1242) 327-6000 ext. 860322
Contact Email: betty@majesticholidays.com

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15 Feb 2019 - 18 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

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Group Activities

Snorkel Trip – Saturday 16th February 2019

We have arranged an exciting group activity for the FGF participants (accompanying guests welcome). Please find the details, timings and price for the activity below. Please note you are required to sign up by Friday 11th January 2019 for this activity and unfortunately, we cannot accept sign ups after this date nor onsite. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

This 3hr excursion will depart from Cable Beach at the Melia hotel. The first stop takes you to a Sea Turtle site where you will learn some interesting facts about the Sea Turtles followed by an exciting opportunity to swim with them. You will then head to the snorkel reef where you will be able to see many different types of coral, tropical fish, sea turtles, eels, spiny lobsters, and much more. Finally, you will have some free time to spend at Rose Island which is known for it’s beautiful beaches and lagoons.

Snorkel Tour: $75.00 per person to be paid on the day (USD or Bahamian Dollars accepted, a small charge will be applied for card payments).

Includes:
Snorkel equipment
Life jackets

Itinerary for Saturday 16th February 2019:

12:15: Meet at main pool bar (in between the beach and towel hut)
12:30: Pickup from Cable Beach at Melia Hotel
12:40 – 13:10: Swim with sea turtles
13:10: Head to the reef for some snorkeling time
13:40 - 14:10: Snorkeling
14:10: Beach time at Rose Island
15:00: Return trip
15:30: Drop off at Cable Beach at Melia Hotel

*Minimum of 8 people required / Maximum capacity of 26*

Sign-ups are required by Friday 11th January 2019 should you wish to participate. To sign up, please email Emily Bicknell noting the names of any accompanying guests joining you on the activity.

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15 Feb 2019 - 18 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

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Childcare

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15 Feb 2019 - 18 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

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Oral Presenters

We have several oral opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a talk, please register for the conference and upload your abstract when prompted to do so. You will be able to monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account and you will also receive an email if you are successful or unsuccessful.

Please use the abstract template provided (see below) and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length.

If you are accepted for a talk, we recommend you check our website regularly as the conference approaches. Regular programme updates will be released under the ‘Programme’ tab on the conference website.

Your Presentation

On the day of your presentation please make yourself known to our AV technician who will be present in the conference room. We advise running through your presentation at least 30minutes prior to your session commencing to ensure your slides and any videos or animations appear as expected. We prefer our speakers to run their presentation from the master PC or Mac, however, if you prefer to use your own laptop then please notify us prior to the session. A HDMI or VGA cable is usually available on the podium.

Our AV technician will apply your microphone and provide a combined slide advancer and laser pointer.

We 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 decreases.

Please make sure your presentation adheres to the following guidelines.

Aspect Ratio: On Screen Show (16:9)
File Type: Please save your presentation in PPT, PPTS or Keynote format.

 

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15 Feb 2019 - 18 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

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Posters

We have several poster opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a poster presentation, please register for the conference and upload your abstract when prompted to do so. You will be able to monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account and you will also receive an email if you are successful or unsuccessful.

Please use the abstract template provided (see below) and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length.

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

Please bring your poster to registration and hand this to a member of the Fusion team. They will advise of your poster number and display your poster for you. 

Your poster will remain on display for the duration of the conference, allowing presenters to take advantage of the refreshment breaks and free time for valuable networking opportunities, in addition to the official poster session.

Please check the programme and note the date and time of the poster session(s). Your poster will be judged during the poster session and prizes will be awarded at the Gala Dinner.

Posters will be taken down by the Fusion team and will be ready for collection at the Fusion desk on the final day of the conference.

 

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