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Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

17 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

Chairs

Stijn De Langhe
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Synopsis

Lung development is governed by epithelial-mesenchymal interactions. These pathways are recapitulated during injury and repair. This conference will focus on understanding key processes underlying lung development, injury and repair in the context of age, environment and species, with the hope of better understanding disease development and to discover novel therapeutic approaches.

We will highlight critical issues on lung epithelial biology such as stem cells and regenerative medicine, while expanding sessions to encompass themes such as single cell analytical approaches, cell-cell communication, dissect the biological distinctions mesenchymal proliferation as a repair mechanism and fibrosis; present the impact of new tools in single cell analysis on understanding lung development, repair, and disease; and characterize epithelial-mesenchymal interrelationships that maintain lung homeostasis and orchestrate repair and regeneration. The entire program has been designed to achieve a better understanding of the key clinical research issues and how they relate to basic mechanistic investigation.

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For those interested, this meeting follows the 3rd Fibroblast Growth Factors in Development and Repair Conference, taking place from 15 February - 18 February 2019 at the same venue. A joint FGF session will take place on Monday 18 February from 08:30 - 12:30. 

Key Sessions

  • Fgf signaling in lung development and fibrosis
  • Aging and lung fibrosis
  • Lung stem/progenitor cells and their regulation in health and disease
  • Organoid cultures to model lung development and disease
  • Epithelial-mesenchymal interactions in lung development and fibrosis 

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Register an academic at the standard rate of $1,922 and bring a student for only $850. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 17, 18 and 19 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 03 December 2018. Once registered, please contact Meredith Willmott to obtain a special registration link for your student. 

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Joseph Arron (Genentech)
GENETIC INSIGHTS AND MODEL DEVELOPMENT TO INVESTIGATE EPITHELIAL CELL SENESCENCE IN IDIOPATHIC PULMONARY FIBROSIS
Saverio Bellusci (University of Giessen)
CHARACTERISATION OF A NOVEL FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR 10 (FGF10)-PRODUCING RESIDENT 
Zea Borok (Keck School of Medicine of USC)
ALVEOLAR EPITHELIUM IN PULMONARY FIBROSIS: ROLE OF ER STRESS
Wellington Cardoso (Columbia University)
ONTOGENY AND CONTROL OF THE AIRWAY  STEM CELL POOL IN DEVELOPMENT AND DISEASE
Gianni Carraro (Cedars-Sinai)
SINGLE-CELL RECONSTRUCTION OF HUMAN BASAL CELL DIVERSITY IN NORMAL AND DISEASED LUNG
Harold Chapman (University of California, San Francisco)
Elie El Agha (Justus-Liebig-University Giessen)
INTERCONVERSION BETWEEN FIBROBLASTIC PHENOTYPES GOVERNS FIBROSIS FORMATION AND RESOLUTION
John Engelhardt (University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine)
WNT PATHWAY CONTROL OF GLANDULAR MYOEPITHELIAL STEM CELLS IN THE AIRWAY
Finn Hawkins (Boston University)
ORGANOID CULTURES TO MODEL LUNG DEVELOPMENT AND DISEASE
Brigid Hogan (Duke University)
DECONTRUCTING THE ALVEOLAR STEM CELL NICHE
Carla Kim (Boston Children's Hospital)
REGULATION OF PROGENITOR CELLS IN THE ADULT LUNG
Melanie Koenigshoff (University of Colorado Denver)
Mark Krasnow (Stanford University)
Maya Kumar (Stanford School of Medicine)
Roland Kolbeck (MedImmune)
TARGETING P16-INDUCED SENESCENCE PREVENTS CIGARETTE SMOKE-INDUCED PULMONARY EMPHYSEMA BY PROMOTING IGF1/Akt1 SIGNALING
Susan Majka (National Jewish Health)
RESIDENT LUNG MESENCHYMAL PROGENITORS MODULATE THE MICROVASCULAR NICHE
Parviz Minoo (Keck School of Medicine of USC)
GENETIC ARCHITECTURE OF ALVEOLAR FORMATION; THE PATH TO DECONVOLUTING PATHOGENESIS OF BRONCHOPULMONARY DYSPLASIA 
Edward Morrisey (University of Pennsylvania)
Paul Noble (Cedars-Sinai)
David Ornitz (Washington University)
FGF SIGNALING IN LUNG DEVELOPMENT, CANCER, AND RESPONSE TO INJURY
Anne-Karina Perl (Cincinnati Children's Hospital)
BENEFICIAL INTERSTITIAL MATRIX FIBROBLASTS ARE LOST WITH AGE, A NEW HOPE FOR IDIOPATHIC PULMONARY FIBROSIS
Jayaraj Rajagopal (Massachusetts General Hospital)
THE AIRWAY EPITHELIAL HIERARCHY REVISITED
Emma Rawlins (University of Cambridge)
CELL-CELL INTERACTIONS IN NORMAL HUMAN LUNG DEVELOPMENT
Jason Rock (Boston University)
MACROPHAGES AND FIBROBLASTS AS NICHES IN THE ADULT LUNG 
Jason Spence (University of Michigan)
BASAL CELL DIFFERENTIATION IN THE DEVELOPING HUMAN LUNG
Xin Sun (University of California, San Diego)
SIGNALS IN LUNG DEVELOPMENT AND FUNCTION
Nan Tang (National Institute of Biological Sciences)
THE DRIVING FORCE OF ALVEOLAR DEVELOPMENT, REGENERATION AND DISEASES
Victor Thannickal (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
METABOLIC CONTROL OF CELLULAR PLASTICITY IN LUNG FIBROSIS
David Warburton (Children's Hospital Los Angeles)
EPIGENETIC DNA METHYLATION DEPENDENT CONTROL OF MOUSE LUNG DEVELOPMENT: TEMPORAL AND COMPARTMENTAL SPECIFIC FUNCTIONAL EFFECTS OF INDUCIBLE DNMT1 DELETION IN DEVELOPING MOUSE LUNG MESENCHYME VERSUS EPITHELIUM

Target Audience 

  • Lung developmental biologists
  • Stem cell researchers
  • Fibrosis researchers
  • Pulmonary fibrosis researchers

Educational Need

It’s is knowns that lung developmental pathways are reactivated in pulmonary fibrosis yet few if any meetings bring lung developmental biologists and researchers studying lung fibrosis together. This meeting will provide a unique opportunity to bring these 2 fields together.

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Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

17 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

Chairs

Stijn De Langhe
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Speakers

Invited Speakers

Wellington Cardoso

DIRECTOR, Columbia University Medical Center

Hal Chapman

Professor, University of California San Francisco

Xin Sun

Professor, UCSD

Parviz Minoo

professor of Pediatrics, University of Southern California and Childrens Hospital

Elie El Agha

Researcher, Justus-Liebig University Giessen

Brigid Hogan

Chair - Cell Biology Department, Duke University

Jason Rock

Associate Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Victor Thannickal

Professor and Director/Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Zea Borok

Professor and Division Chief, University of Southern California

Joseph Arron

Sr. Director, Immunology, Genentech

Maya Kumar

Instructor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

Paul Noble

Chairman, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Melanie Koenigshoff

Professor of Medicine, CU Denver

Gianni Carraro

Project Scientist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

17 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

Chairs

Stijn De Langhe
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Programme

SUNDAY 17TH FEBRUARY 2019

13:15 – 14:00

Student Networking Lunch

14:00 – 14:50

Registration & Welcome Reception

Keynote and Emerging Topics session 
Session Chair: Barry Stripp

14:50 – 15:00

Opening Comments

15:00 – 15:30

Brigid Hogan 
Duke University

DECONSTRUCTING THE ALVEOLAR STEM CELL NICHE

15:30 – 16:00

Paul Noble 
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

TARGETING INVASIVE FIBROBLASTS IN IDIOPATHIC PULMONARY FIBROSIS

16:00 – 16:30

Jayaraj Rajagopal 
Massachusetts General Hospital

THE AIRWAY EPITHELIAL HIERARCHY REVISITED

16:30 – 17:00

Nan Tang 
National Institute of Biological Sciences

THE DRIVING FORCE OF ALVEOLAR DEVELOPMENT, REGENERATION AND DISEASES

17:00 – 17:15

Lindsey Eldridge 
MedImmune LLC

IPSC DERIVED ALVEOLAR EPITHELIAL TYPE II CELLS PROVIDE A NEW TOOL FOR STUDYING ALVEOLAR REGENERATION

17:15 – 17:45

Refreshments & Poster Viewing

Keynote and Emerging Topics session 
Session Chair: Stijn De Langhe

17:45 – 18:15

John Engelhardt 
University of Iowa

WNT PATHWAY CONTROL OF GLANDULAR MYOEPITHELIAL STEM CELLS IN THE AIRWAY

18:15 – 18:45

Jane Connor
MedImmune LLC

TARGETING P16-INDUCED SENESCENCE PREVENTS CIGARETTE SMOKE-INDUCED PULMONARY EMPHYSEMA BY PROMOTING IGF1/Akt1 SIGNALING

18:45 – 19:00

Arnaud Mailleux 
INSERM U1152

IDENTIFICATION OF PRRX1 AS A KEY MESENCHYMAL TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR IN IDIOPATHIC PULMONARY FIBROSIS

19:00 – 19:15

Jianwen Que 
Columbia University

WNT/FGF CROSSTALK IS REQUIRED FOR THE SPECIFICATION OF TRACHEAL BASAL PROGENITOR CELLS

19:15 – 20:00

Meet the Poster Presenters I 
Moderators: Zea Borok & Deneen Wellik

19:30 – 20:00

Accompanying Guests Pre-Dinner Welcome Cocktails

20:00

Dinner

MONDAY 18TH FEBRUARY 2019

07:00 – 08:30

Buffet Breakfast at The Market Place

FGF Signaling in Lung Development and Fibrosis Session (joint session with 3rd Fibroblast Growth Factors in Development and Repair Conference)

Session Chairs: Mohammad Hajihosseini (part 1) and 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

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

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 & Poster Viewing

11:00 – 11:30

David Ornitz 
Washington University

THE ALVEOLAR MYOFIBROBLAST AND THE ROLE OF FGF18 IN ALVEOLOGENESIS

11:30 – 11:45

Denise Al Alam 
Childrens 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 IDIOPATHIC PULMONARY FIBROSIS

12:30 – 16:30

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

12:45 – 16:00

Group Activity: Snorkel Trip (sign-ups required in advance)

Organoid Cultures to Model Lung Development and Disease Session

Session Chair: Xin Sun

16:30 – 17:00

Jason Spence 
University of Michigan

BASAL CELL DIFFERENTIATION IN THE DEVELOPING HUMAN LUNG

17:00 – 17:30

Gianni Carraro 
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

SINGLE-CELL RECONSTRUCTION OF HUMAN BASAL CELL DIVERSITY IN NORMAL AND DISEASED LUNG

17:30 – 18:00

Emma Rawlins 
University of Cambridge

CELL-CELL INTERACTIONS IN NORMAL HUMAN LUNG DEVELOPMENT

18:00 – 18:30

Finn Hawkins 
Boston University Center for Regenerative Medicine

ORGANOID CULTURES TO MODEL LUNG DEVELOPMENT AND DISEASE

18:30 – 18:45

Preethi Vijayaraj 
University of California, Los Angeles

MODELING PROGRESSIVE FIBROSIS WITH PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS IDENTIFIES AN ANTI-FIBROTIC SMALL MOLECULE

18:45 – 19:15

Carla Kim 
Boston Childrens Hospital

REGULATION OF PROGENITOR CELLS IN THE ADULT LUNG

19:15 – 20:30

Poster Session & Refreshments

20:30

Dinner

TUESDAY 19TH FEBRUARY 2019

07:00 – 08:30

Buffet Breakfast at The Market Place

Lung Stem/Progenitor Cells and Their Regulation in Health and Disease Session

Session Chair: Victor Thannickal

08:30 - 09:00

David Warburton
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

EPIGENETIC DNA METHYLATION DEPENDENT CONTROL OF MOUSE LUNG DEVELOPMENT: TEMPORAL AND COMPARTMENTAL SPECIFIC FUNCTIONAL EFFECTS OF INDUCIBLE DNMT1 DELETION IN DEVELOPING MOUSE LUNG MESENCHYME VERSUS EPITHELIUM

09:00 – 09:30

Jason Rock 
Boston University School of Medicine

MACROPHAGES AND FIBROBLASTS AS NICHES IN THE ADULT LUNG

09:30 – 10:00

Wellington Cardoso 
Columbia University

ONTOGENY AND CONTROL OF THE AIRWAY STEM CELL POOL IN DEVELOPMENT AND DISEASE

10:00 – 10:15

Ana Pardo-Saganta 
University of Navarra

AIRWAY STEM CELLS DIRECTLY REGULATE IMMUNE CELLS

10:15 – 10:30

Alyssa Miller 
University of Michigan

BASAL STEM CELL INDUCTION IN THE DEVELOPING HUMAN LUNG

10:30 – 11:15

Group Photo, Refreshments & Poster Viewing

11:15 – 11:45

Susan Majka 
National Jewish Health

RESIDENT LUNG MESENCHYMAL PROGENITORS MODULATE THE MICROVASCULAR NICHE

11:45 – 12:15

Purushothama Rao Tata Duke University

MECHANISMS OF RESERVE STEM CELL MEDIATED AIRWAY REGENERATION

12:15 – 12:30

Jining Lu 
Columbia University

MIR-29 IN POSTNATAL GROWTH, LONGEVITY AND ADULT LUNG MAINTENANCE

12:30 – 12:45

Discussion on The Future of This Fusion Meeting

12:45 – 16:30

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

12:45 – 16:00

Group Activity: Snorkel Trip (sign-ups required in advance)

Aging and Lung Fibrosis Session

Session Chair: Wellington Cardoso

16:30 – 17:00

Victor Thannickal 
University of Alabama at Birmingham

METABOLIC CONTROL OF CELLULAR PLASTICITY IN LUNG FIBROSIS

17:00 – 17:30

Zea Borok 
University of Southern California

ALVEOLAR EPITHELIUM IN PULMONARY FIBROSIS: ROLE OF ER STRESS

17:30 – 18:00

Joseph Arron 
Genentech

GENETIC INSIGHTS AND MODEL DEVELOPMENT TO INVESTIGATE EPITHELIAL CELL SENESCENCE IN IDIOPATHIC PULMONARY FIBROSIS

18:00 – 18:45

Refreshments & Poster Viewing

18:45 – 19:15

Harold Chapman 
University of California, San Francisco

REVERSAL OF PRO-FIBROTIC SIGNALING IN IPF

19:15 – 19:45

Melanie Koenigshoff 
University of Colorado Denver

EXTRACELLULAR VESICLES AS NOVEL WNT MEDIATOR IN LUNG AGING AND FIBROSIS

19:45 – 20:00

Vera Krymskaya 
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

MTOR IN LUNG DISEASE, HOMEOSTASIS, AND AGING

20:00 – 20:15

Jacelyn Peabody 
University of Alabama at Birmingham

MUCUS MATTERS: FERRETS DEMONSTRATE SUSTAINED FIBROSIS, MUCOCILIARY DECREMENT, AND ABERRANT LUNG REPAIR FOLLOWING BLEOMYCIN-INDUCED PULMONARY FIBROSIS

20:15

Gala Dinner & Poster Awards

WEDNESDAY 20TH FEBRUARY 2019

07:00 – 08:30

Buffet Breakfast at The Market Place

Epithelial-Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Session

Session Chairs: Saverio Bellusci and Denise Al Alam

08:30 – 09:00

Maya Kumar 
Stanford School of Medicine

NEOINTIMA FORMATION FROM A PRE-EXISTING SUBPOPULATION OF VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE CELLS

09:00 – 09:30

Anne-Karina Perl 
Cincinnati Childrens Hospital

BENEFICIAL INTERSTITIAL MATRIX FIBROBLASTS ARE LOST WITH AGE, A NEW HOPE FOR IDIOPATHIC PULMONARY FIBROSIS

09:30 – 10:00

Parviz Minoo 
University of Southern California

GENETIC ARCHITECTURE OF ALVEOLAR FORMATION; THE PATH TO DECONVOLUTING PATHOGENESIS OF BRONCHOPULMONARY DYSPLASIA

10:00 – 10:30

Refreshments

10:30 – 11:00

Elie El Agha 
Justus-Liebig-University Giessen

INTERCONVERSION BETWEEN FIBROBLASTIC PHENOTYPES GOVERNS FIBROSIS FORMATION AND RESOLUTION

11:00 – 11:15

Mitsuru Morimoto 
RIKEN

SYNCHRONIZED MESENCHYMAL CELL POLARIZATION TOWARD EPITHELIUM SHAPES THE TRACHEA AND ESOPHAGUS

11:15 – 11:30

Randee Young 
University of California, San Diego

INVESTIGATING THE ROLE OF AIRWAY SMOOTH MUSCLE DURING BRANCHING MORPHOGENESIS OF THE MAMMALIAN LUNG

11:30 – 11:45

Deneen Wellik 
University of Wisconsin-Madison

HOX5 GENES PLAY A CONTINUING ROLE IN DISTAL LUNG EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX

11:45 – 12:00

Closing Comments


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Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

17 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

Chairs

Stijn De Langhe
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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 (17, 18, 19 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 (17, 18, 19 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 (17, 18, 19 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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Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

17 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

Chairs

Stijn De Langhe
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

17 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

Chairs

Stijn De Langhe
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Venue

Melia Nassau Beach All Inclusive

Venue Rating
Currency
US Dollar (USD)
Address
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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Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

17 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

Chairs

Stijn De Langhe
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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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Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

17 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

Chairs

Stijn De Langhe
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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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17 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

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Stijn De Langhe
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Group Activities

Snorkel Trip: 

Tuesday 19th February 2019 -

Please note the snorkeling trip taking place on Monday 18th February is fully booked therefore we have arranged another trip for Tuesday 19th February.

We have arranged an exciting group activity for the Lung 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 Monday 18th February 2019:

12:45: Meet at main pool bar (in between the beach and towel hut)
13:00: Pickup from Cable Beach at Melia Hotel
13:10 – 13:40: Swim with sea turtles
13:40: Head to the reef for some snorkeling time
14:10 - 14:40: Snorkeling
14:40: Beach time at Rose Island
15:30: Return trip
16:00: Drop off at Cable Beach at Melia Hotel

Itinerary for Tuesday 19th February 2019:

12:45: Meet at main pool bar (in between the beach and towel hut)
13:00: Pickup from Cable Beach at Melia Hotel
13:10 – 13:40: Swim with sea turtles
13:40: Head to the reef for some snorkeling time
14:10 - 14:40: Snorkeling
14:40: Beach time at Rose Island
15:30: Return trip
16:00: 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 Meredith Willmott noting the names of any accompanying guests joining you on the activity.

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Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

17 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

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Stijn De Langhe
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Childcare

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Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

17 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

Chairs

Stijn De Langhe
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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 (we can also accommodate 4:3 presentations)
File Type: Please save your presentation in PPT, PPTS or Keynote format

Download Abstract Template

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Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

17 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

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Stijn De Langhe
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Barry Stripp
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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.

Self-Introductions

Discussions are at the heart of this conference. We are therefore asking each poster presenter to give a 1minute self-introduction on Sunday 17th February. We wish to ensure that your face as well as your interests and efforts are known to the other participants, so they may find you for discussions during the meeting. You should use this time to pitch your poster to the other conference attendees.

Here is what you should be prepared for Sunday evening.

You will be grouped and called to the front of the room and presenters will be called to the mic in alphabetical order by the session moderators. Note only 1minute is allocated per presenter, therefore, please try to keep your introduction as concise as possible following the format below.

Self-Introduction Format

  1. Your name and your PI's laboratory (if you are not the PI), your institute, your country.
  2. What are you working on?
  3. What is your question?
  4. Title of poster and your poster number (will be provided by Fusion at registration).
  5. What would you like to learn from others at this conference or get feedback on?

Slide Format

If you wish to accompany your self-introduction with a single slide, please ensure your slide is the following size; widescreen (16:9). We will be merging slides and if you use alternative formatting, the contents of your slide will be distorted. Animations are not permitted. A slide template can be found here.

Download Abstract Template

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