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2nd Neurogenesis Conference

05 Mar 2019 - 08 Mar 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

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Report

The 2nd Neurogenesis Conference took place from 5th-8th March 2019 in Nassau, Bahamas. The conference was organized by Sebastian Jessberger (UZH) and Hongjun Song (U Penn). The meeting brought together leaders in the field of neural stem cell biology and brain disease modeling.

The meeting had an outstanding line-up with key leaders in the field participating. The meeting was characterized by lively discussions, ample networking opportunities and very exciting science.

Day 1 was kicked off by a Keynote Lecture of Rusty Gage (President, Salk Institute) and continued throughout the meeting by presentations of key leaders in the field.

Plenary lectures were given by: Magdalena Götz (Munich), Hongjun Song (U Penn), Arnold Kriegstein (UCSF), Nenad Sestan (Yale), Guo-li Ming (U Penn), Sebastian Jessberger (UZH), Jonas Frisen (Karolinska), and Rudolf Jaenisch (Whitehead).

Additional presenting faculty included: Verdon Taylor (U Basel), Juan Song (Chapel Hill), Nicolas Toni (UniL), Chichung Lie (U Erlangen), Yukiko Gotoh (U Tokyo), Linda Wadiche (UAB), Alejandro Schinder (Leloir Inst), Amar Sahay (Harvard), Paul Frankland (SickKids), Jenny Hsieh (UTSA), Amelia Eich (PennMed), Jack Parent (U Mich), Anne Brunet (Stanford), Xinyu Zhao (U Wisconsin), Darcie Moore (U Wisconsin), Benedikt Berninger (KCL), Sergui Pasca (Stanford), Helen Bateup (UC Berkely), Stewart Anderson (Philadelphia), Francois Guillemot (Crick). We had a few last minutes cancellations due to sickness but participating colleagues jumped in and gave lectures (e.g., Francois Guillemot). All speakers mostly presented unpublished data.

The participation of internationally renowned leaders in the field of stem cell biology and neurogenesis in the adult mammalian brain opened up exciting and innovative discussions that will help to move the respective fields forward. The participants were eager to work together to address several key questions in stem cell biology and disease modeling. It was agreed that the timing was right for a 2nd Neurogenesis conference and that future conferences will be organized to continue the “tradition of that meeting” (Rudolf Jaenisch).

The meeting was at a fantastic venue and excellently organized by Fusion Conferences, Ltd. Support by EMBO and Life Science Alliance was greatly appreciated.

 

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05 Mar 2019 - 08 Mar 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

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Synopsis

Neural development is not restricted to embryonic or early postnatal stages but continuous throughout life in the mammalian brain. This conference will bring together leaders from diverse fields such as embryonic cortical development, adult neurogenesis, human imaging, and stem cell-based neural disease modelling to discuss recent advances in understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating neural stem cell activity, neuronal specification and functional significance of circuitries modified by the addition of new neurons. In addition, translational perspectives and implications for disease modelling will be covered. 

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Register an academic at the standard rate of $1,577 and bring a student for only $850. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible for this offer. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 05, 06 and 07 March 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 14th Decmber 2018. Once registered, please contact Jack Peters to obtain a special registration link for your student.

Confirmed Keynote Plenary Speakers

'The EMBO Keynote Lecture', Jonas Frisén (Karolinska Institute)
Fred Gage (Salk Institute)

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Magdalena Götz (Helmholtz Zentrum München)
Rene Hen (Columbia University)
Rudolf Jaenisch (MIT)
Sebastian Jessberger (University of Zurich)
Arnold Kriegstein (University of California, San Francisco)
Guo-li Ming (University of Pennsylvania)
Nenad Sestan (Yale School of Medicine) 
Hongjun Song (University of Pennsylvania)

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Stewart Anderson (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)
Helen Bateup (University of California, Berkeley)
Benedikt Berninger (King’s College London)
Anne Brunet (Stanford University)
Amelia J. Eisch (PennMed/CHOP)
Paul Frankland (Sickkids)
‘Life Science Alliance Journal Lecture’, Yukiko Gotoh (The University of Tokyo)
Jenny Hsieh (The University of Texas at San Antonio)
Chichung Lie (Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Darcie Moore (UW-Madison)
Alysson Muotri (University of California, San Diego)
Jack Parent (University of Michigan)
Sergiu Pasca (Stanford University)
Amar Sahay (Harvard Stem Cell Institute)
Alejandro Schinder (Instituto Leloir)
Juan Song (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Verdon Taylor (Universität Basel)
Nicolas Toni (University of Lausanne)
Linda Wadiche (UAB School of Medicine)
Xinyu Zhao (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Target Audience

Junior (i.e., PhD students and postdocs) and senior scientists (i.e., group leaders and professors) and physician-scientists in academia, biotech and pharmaceutical companies who would like to gain a better understanding in mechanisms underlying the neurogenic process in the developing and adult brain in physiology and disease. Further, the audience will be interested to engage in discussions on state of the art in each of these areas. 

 

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05 Mar 2019 - 08 Mar 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

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Plenary Speakers

Jonas Frisén

Professor, Karolinska Institute

Guo-li Ming

Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Gerd Kempermann

Professor, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) Dresden

Magdalena Götz

Director, Institute of Stem Cell Research, Helmholtz Zentrum münchen

Arnold Kriegstein

Professor and Director of Broad Center, University of California San Francisco

Fred Gage

Adler Chair on Age Related Diseases, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

René Hen

Professor, Columbia University

Nenad Sestan

Professor, Yale University

Invited Speakers

Sergiu Pasca

Assistant Professor, Stanford University

Jack Parent

Professor of Neurology, University of Michigan

Linda Overstreet-Wadiche

Associate professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Darcie Moore

Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jenny Hsieh

Professor, The University of Texas at San Antonio

Dieter Chichung Lie

Professor, Institute of Biochemistry, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Juan Song

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Verdon Taylor

Group Leader, University of Basel

Alysson Muotri

Professor, University of California San Diego

Benedikt Berninger

Professor, King's College London

Nicolas Toni

Professor, University of Lausanne

Paul Frankland

Senior Scientist, Hospital for Sick Children

Alejandro Schinder

Principal Investigator, Instituto Leloir

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05 Mar 2019 - 08 Mar 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

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Programme

TUESDAY 5TH MARCH 2019

12:45 – 13:45

Registration & Welcome Reception

13:45 – 14:00

Opening Comments (Hongjun Song and Sebastian Jessberger)

MECHANISMS OF NEUROGENESIS I
Jonas Frisén

14:00 – 14:45

Fred Gage
Salk Institute

MECHANISMS REGULATING MAMMALIAN NEUROGENESIS

14:45 – 15:10

Juan Song
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

DISSECTING NEURAL CIRCUITS FOR ADULT NEURAL STEM CELL REGULATION

15:10 – 15:35

Verdon Taylor
Universität Basel

DYNAMIC POST-TRANSCRIPTIONAL CONTROL OF NEUROGENESIS

15:35 – 16:10

Hongjun Song 
University of Pennsylvania

EMBRYONIC ORIGIN OF ADULT NEURAL STEM CELLS

16:10 – 16:25

Armen Saghatelyan
Université Laval

IMAGING NEURAL STEM CELLS DIVISION IN FREELY BEHAVING MICE

16:25 – 17:10

Refreshments

MECHANISMS OF NEUROGENESIS II
René Hen

17:10 – 17:45

Arnold Kriegstein
University of California, San Francisco

GENOMIC INSIGHTS INTO HUMAN-SPECIFIC BRAIN DEVELOPMENT, EVOLUTION, AND DISEASE

17:45 – 18:20

Nenad Sestan  
Yale School of Medicine

WIRED TO BE HUMAN: DEVELOPMENT AND EVOLUTION OF NEOCORTICAL CIRCUITS

18:20 – 18:55

Sebastian Jessberger
University of Zurich

MECHANISMS OF NEUROGENESIS IN MICE AND HUMANS

18:55 – 19:10

Maura Boldrini
Columbia University

HUMAN HIPPOCAMPAL NEUROGENESIS CHANGES ASSOCIATED WITH MAJOR DEPRESSION AND AGING

19:10 – 19:45

Meet the Poster Presenters I
Moderator:
Darcie Moore

19:15 – 19:45

Accompanying Guests Pre-Dinner Welcome Cocktail

19:45

Dinner

WEDNESDAY 6TH MARCH 2019

07:00 – 08:00

Buffet Breakfast *The Market Place Restaurant*

MECHANISMS OF NEUROGENESIS III
Arnold Kriegstein

08:00 – 08:35

Magdalena Götz
Helmholtz Zentrum München

FROM NEUROGENESIS TO DIRECT NEURONAL REPROGRAMMING

08:35 – 09:00

Nicolas Toni
University of Lausanne

ASTROCYTES AS ACTIVE CONSTITUENTS OF THE NEUROGENIC NICHE

09:00 – 09:25

Chichung Lie
Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR-DEPENDENT CONTROL OF ADULT HIPPOCAMPAL NEUROGENESIS

09:25 – 10:00

‘Life Science Alliance Journal Lecture’
Yukiko Gotoh
The University of Tokyo

REGULATION OF NEOCORTICAL NEURAL STEM/PROGENITOR CELL FATE DURING DEVELOPMENT

10:00 – 10:35

Meet the Poster Presenters II
Moderator:
Darcie Moore

10:35 – 16:00

Group Photo & Free Time

NETWORK REGULATION
Magdalena Götz

16:00 – 16:35

René Hen
Columbia University

ADULT-BORN HIPPOCAMPAL NEURONS BIDIRECTIONALLY MODULATE ENTORHINAL INPUTS INTO THE DENTATE GYRUS: IMPACT ON STRESS RESILIENCE

16:35 – 17:00

Linda Wadiche
UAB School of Medicine

WHAT WE KNOW (AND DON’T KNOW) ABOUT THE PHYSIOLOGY OF ADULT-BORN GRANULE CELLS

17:00 – 17:25

Alejandro Schinder
Instituto Leloir

REMODELING OF HIPPOCAMPAL NETWORKS BY NEW NEURONS IN THE ADULT AND AGING BRAIN

17:25 – 17:40

Michael Bonaguidi
University of Southern California

EARLY NEURAL STEM CELL AGING IN THE ADULT HIPPOCAMPUS

17:40 – 18:25

The EMBO Keynote Lecture
Jonas Frisén
Karolinska Institute

ADULT NEUROGENESIS IN HUMANS

 

18:25 – 19:45

Poster Session I

19:45

Dinner

THURSDAY 7TH MARCH 2019

07:00 – 08:00

Buffet Breakfast *The Market Place Restaurant*

FUNCTIONAL SIGNIFICANCE OF NEUROGENESIS
Sebastian Jessberger

08:00 – 08:25

Amar Sahay
Harvard Stem Cell Institute

DENTATE GRANULE CELLS AND MEMORY PRECISION

08:25 – 08:50

Paul Frankland
Sickkids

ADULT NEUROGENESIS AND MODULATION OF HIPPOCAMPAL MEMORY

08:50 – 09:05

Diane Lagace
University of Ottawa

OPTOGENTIC STIMULATION OF SUBVENTRICULAR ZONE-DERIVED ASTROCYTES IN THE STROKE-INJURED CORTEX IMPROVES RECOVERY

09:05 – 09:50

Refreshments & Poster Viewing

NEUROGENESIS, DISEASE & AGING I
Yukiko Gotoh

09:50 – 10:15

Jenny Hsieh
UT Southwestern

MECHANISMS OF ADULT NEUROGENESIS IN EPILEPSY

10:15 – 10:40

Amelia Eisch
PennMed/ CHOP

#ITSBETTERUPSTREAM? TARGETING HIPPOCAMPAL AFFERENTS TO MANIPULATE BEHAVIOR

10:40 – 11:05

Jack Parent
University of Michigan

HUB CELLS AND ABERRANT NEUROGENESIS IN TEMPORAL LOBE EPILEPSY

11:05 – 17:00

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

12:30 – 16:00

Snorkel Trip (Signups required in advance)

NEUROGENESIS, DISEASE & AGING II
Nenad Sestan

17:00 – 17:25

Anne Brunet
Stanford University

MECHANISMS OF STEM CELL AGING

17:25 – 17:50

Xinyu Zhao
University of Wisconsin-Madison

NEUROGENESIS AND AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS

17:50 – 18:15

Darcie Moore  
University of Wisconsin-Madison 

THE INTERMEDIATE FILAMENT VIMENTIN MEDIATES RECOVERY FROM A LOSS OF PROTEOSTASIS IN NEURAL STEM CELLS

18:15 – 18:40

Benedikt Berninger
King’s College London

ENGINEERING NEUROGENESIS IN THE POSTNATAL CEREBRAL CORTEX

18:40 – 20:00

Poster Session II

20:15

Gala Dinner & Poster Awards

FRIDAY 8TH MARCH 2019

07:00 – 08:00

Buffet Breakfast *The Market Place Restaurant*

NEUROGENESIS IN THE DISH
Rudolf Jaenisch

08:00 – 08:35

Guo-li Ming
University of Pennsylvania

MODELING HUMAN NEUROGENESIS USING BRAIN ORGANOIDS

08:35 – 09:00

Sergiu Pasca
Stanford University

ASSEMBLING THREE-DIMENSIONAL BRAIN MODELS TO STUDY HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND DISEASE

09:00 – 09:25

Alysson Muotri
University of California, San Diego

MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF HUMAN BRAIN OSCILLATIONS

09:25 – 09:40

Viktoria Kheifets
Alkahest

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS OF A NOVEL PLASMA FRACTION ARE ASSOCIATED WITH ENHANCED NEUROGENESIS IN AGING

09:40 – 10:10

Refreshments

DISEASE MODELING
Guo-li Ming

10:10 – 10:35

Helen Bateup
University of California, Berkeley

MODELING NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS USING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CORTICAL ORGANOIDS

10:35 – 11:00

Stewart Anderson  
Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia       

ACCELERATING THE MATURATION OF HUMAN STEM CELL DERIVED NEURONS

11:00 – 11:35

Rudolf Jaenisch  
MIT

EPIGENETIC REGULATION IN DEVELOPMENT, AGING AND DISEASE

11:35 – 11:45

Closing Comments


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Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic $1477 $1577 $684 $263 $281 $88
Industry $1477 $1577 $684 $263 $281 $88
Student $1188 $1288 $684 $263 $281 $88

All registration fees include 3 nights accomodation and meals during the conference period. Exact inclusions are details 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 (05, 06, 07 Mar 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 (05, 06, 07 Mar 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 (05, 06, 07 Mar 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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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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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.

Simons 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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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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Group Activities

Snorkel Trip – Thursday 7th March 2019

We have arranged an exciting group activity for Neurogenesis 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 Thursday 7th March 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 Jack Peters noting the names of any accompanying guests joining you on the activity.

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2nd Neurogenesis Conference

05 Mar 2019 - 08 Mar 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.

Download Abstract Template

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2nd Neurogenesis Conference

05 Mar 2019 - 08 Mar 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

Chairs

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. 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.

You will be called to the front of the room and presenters will be called to the mic in alphabetical order by the session moderator. 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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