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Niche-epithelial Stem Cell Interactions in Lung Health and Disease Conference

20 Jul 2019 - 23 Jul 2019

Lisbon, Portugal

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Synopsis

The different epithelial stem/progenitor cells identified so far in the different regions of the lung interact with specific stromal, and physical/mechanical, niches. Some of these niches have recently been characterized. These niches dictate the quiescence of the epithelial stem/progenitor cells, as well as their re-entry into the cell cycle and subsequent differentiation. The mesenchyme, which gives rise to different stromal cell niches has so far been understudied during development, homeostasis, injury/repair and disease development. Similarly, the effects on stem cells of the physical/mechanical properties of their local environment are just beginning to be explored.

Key Sessions

  • Stem cell niches in lung development
  • Stem cell niches in lung homeostasis and repair
  • Breaking niche regulation in lung cancer
  • Characterisation of epithelial and mesenchymal progenitor cell populations

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Register an academic at the earlybird rate of €1,500 and bring a student for only €750. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible for this offer. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 20, 21, 22 July 2019 (on a shared basis for students) and a food & beverage package for the conference period. Once registered, please contact Jack Peters to obtain a special registration link for your student.

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Denise Al Alam (Children's Hospital Los Angeles)
Miguel Alejandre Alcazar (Uniklinik Köln)
Thomas Braun (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft)
Chengshui Chen (The First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University)
Stijn De Langhe (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Carla Kim (Children's Hospital Boston)
Joo-Hyeon Lee (MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute)
Yuru Liu (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Isaac Almendros Lopez (University of Barcelona)
Parviz Minoo (University of Southern California & Childrens Hospital)
Mitsuru Morimoto (RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology)
Martin Nawijn (University of Groningen)
Michael O'Reilly (University of Rochester Medican Center)
Ana Pardo-Saganta (Center for Applied Medical Research)
Robbert Rottier (Erasmus MC)
Jakub Sedinski (Danish Stem Cell Center)
Hai Song (Life Sciences Institute Zhejiang University)
Alexandros Sountoulidis (Stockholm University)
Barry Stripp (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center)
Xin Sun (University of California, San Diego)
Nan Tang (National Institute of Biological Sciences)
Emmy Verschuren (FIMM)
Roxana Wasnick (Justus Liebig University Giessen)

Educational Need

The objective of this meeting is to bring together the scientific community interested in niche-epithelial stem/progenitor interaction during lung development, homeostasis and disease. It is proposed that developmental mechanisms are redeployed in the repair process and during disease progression.

The identification of the critical pathways and understanding their function will open the way to their manipulation to enhance the repair process. In particular we propose to bring the audience up to date on:
1) the characterization of the different stromal niches along the proximal-distal axis of the lung during development, homeostasis, injury/repair;

2) the characterization of in vitro assays to test/validate the quality of the stromal cell niches in supporting epithelial stem/progenitor cells (3D organoid-based models involving co-culture of stromal cell niches and epithelial/stem progenitor cells);

3) the identification of drugs affecting the niche-epithelial stem/progenitor cell interaction

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Niche-epithelial Stem Cell Interactions in Lung Health and Disease Conference

20 Jul 2019 - 23 Jul 2019

Lisbon, Portugal

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Invited Speakers

Hai Song

Professor, Zhejiang University

Ana Pardo-Saganta

Researcher, Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA) - University of Navarra

Xin Sun

Professor, UCSD

Thomas Braun

Managing Director, Max Planck Institute

Emmy Verschuren

FIMM-EMBL Group Leader, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), University of Helsinki

Parviz Minoo

professor of Pediatrics, University of Southern California and Childrens Hospital

Robbert rottier

Associate professor, Erasmus MC

Alexandros Sountoulidis

Postdoctoral researcher, Stockholm University

Denise Al Alam

Assistant Professor, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Yuru Liu

Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

Mitsuru Morimoto

Team Leader, RIKEN

Stijn De Langhe

Associate Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Michael O'Reilly

Professor, The University of Rochester

Roxana Wasnick

Postdoc, University of Giessen

Pieter Hiemstra

Professsor, Leiden University Medical Center

Chengshui Chen

professor, The first affiliated hospital of Wenzhou Medical University

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Niche-epithelial Stem Cell Interactions in Lung Health and Disease Conference

20 Jul 2019 - 23 Jul 2019

Lisbon, Portugal

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Programme

SATURDAY 20TH JULY

14:30 – 15:30

Student Networking Lunch

 

15:00 – 16:00

Registration & Welcome Reception

 

Immune Cell Niche 
Session Chair TBC

16:00 – 16:10

Opening Comments

 

16:10 – 16:35

Xin Sun 
University of California, San Diego

THE NEURAL-IMMUNE NICHE IN LUNG

 

16:35 – 17:00

Barry Stripp 
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

DEFINING AND MODELING PROGENITOR CELL DYSFUNCTION IN CHRONIC LUNG DISEASE

 

17:00 – 17:25

Martijn Nawijn 
University of Groningen

   

17:25 – 18:10

Refreshments

 

18:10 – 18:35

Joo-Hyeon Lee 
MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute

INFLAMMATION SHAPES LUNG REGENERATION

 

18:35 – 19:00

Ana Pardo-Saganta 
CIMA

NOTCH IN THE NICHE: MAINTAINING TISSUE BALANCE

 

19:00 – 19:35

Meet the Poster Presenters I 
Moderators: TBC

 

19:00 – 19:35

Accompanying Guests Pre-Dinner Welcome Drinks

 

19:35

Group Dinner

 

SUNDAY 21ST JULY

07:00 – 09:00

Buffet Breakfast at Manjapão restaurant

Stem Cells in Neonatal Lung Development 
Session Chair TBC

09:00 – 09:25

Parviz Minoo 
University of Southern California & Childrens Hospital

 

09:25 – 09:40

Chengshui Chen/ JinSan Zhang 
The First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University

 

09:40 – 10:05

Miguel Alejandre Alcazar 
Uniklinik Köln

 

10:05 – 10:20

Ana Vazquez ArmendarizJustus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

 

10:20 – 11:05

Group Photo, Refreshments & Poster Viewing

11:05 – 11:30

Michael O’Reilly 
University of Rochester Medical Center

ADAPTING TO OXYGEN AT BIRTH SETS THE NUMBER OF

ADULT ALVEOLAR EPITHELIAL TYPE 2 CELLS

11:30 – 11:55

Robbert Rottier 
Erasmus MC

 

11:55 – 12:30

Meet the Poster Presenters II 
Moderators: TBC

12:30 – 16:45

Group Lunch & Free Time

Mechanical Niche 
Session Chair TBC

16:45 – 17:10

Nan Tang 
National Institute of Biological Sciences

THE ROLES OF MECHANICAL FORCE IN THE FIRST BREATH

17:10 – 17:30

Isaac Almendros Lopez 
University of Barcelona

MECHANICAL STIMULI ON STEM CELLS: AN IMPORTANT FACTOR IN LUNG REGENERATION AND REPAIR

17:30 – 18:00

Jakub Szedinsky 
Danish Stem Cell Center

HOW TO FIT IN? THE MOLECULAR AND MECHANICAL LOGIC OF AN EPITHELIAL CELL RENEWAL IN VIVO

18:00 – 20:00

Poster Session & Refreshments

20:00

Group Dinner

MONDAY 22ND JULY

07:00 – 09:00

Buffet Breakfast at Manjapão restaurant

Airway Stem Cell Niche 
Session Chair TBC

09:00 – 09:25

Stijn de Langhe 
University of Alabama at Birmingham

 

09:25 – 09:40

Cody Aros 
UCLA

A DYNAMIC WNT-SECRETING NICHE REGULATES PROXIMAL AIRWAY REGENERATION

09:40 – 10:05

Katherine McCauley 
Harvard Medical School

HIGH-RESOLUTION MAPPING OF SIGNALING PATHWAY CONTROL IN AIRWAY EPITHELIAL FATE

10:05 – 10:30

Rachel Warren 
University of Rochester

ATAXIA-TELANGIECTASIA MUTATED IS REQUIRED TO REPAIR THE AIRWAY EPITHELIUM FOLLOWING AN INFLUENZA A VIRUS INFECTION

10:30 – 11:15

Refreshments & Poster Viewing

11:15 – 11:40

Alexandros Sountoulidis 
Stockholm University

 

11:40 – 12:05

Pieter Hiemstra 
Leiden University Medical Center

STUDYING AIRWAY EPITHELIAL WOUND REPAIR USING CULTURE MODELS

12:05 – 12:20

Angela Zhang 
STEMCELL Technologies

IN VITRO AIRWAY CELL CULTURE FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS RESEARCH

12:20 – 16:30

Group Lunch & Free Time

Embryonic lung development and adult disease 
Session Chair TBC

16:30 – 16:55

Denise Al Alam 
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

 

16:55 – 17:10

Eva Schruf 
Boehringer Ingelheim

UTILIZING HUMAN IPSC-DERIVED ALVEOLAR EPITHELIAL PROGENITOR CELLS TO MODEL IPF-RELATED EPITHELIAL DYSFUNCTION

17:10 – 17:35

Mitsuru Morimoto 
RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology

TRACHEA DEVELOPMENT AND REGENERATION

17:35 – 17:50

Antonella Dost 
Harvard Medical School / Children's Hospital Boston

MODELING LUNG TUMOR PROGRESSION WITH ORGANOIDS

17:50 – 18:30

Refreshments & Poster Viewing

18:30 – 18:55

Killian Hurley 
Royal College Surgeons in Ireland

 

18:55 – 19:20

Hai Song 
Life Sciences Institute Zhejiang University

REGULATION OF PULMONARY NEUROENDOCRINE CELLS IN LUNG INJURY AND TUMORIGENESIS

19:20 – 19:45

Carla Kim 
Children's Hospital Boston

 

19:45 – 20:00

James Ji 
Univ. of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler

FIBRINOLYTIC NICHE FOR RE-EPITHELIALIZATION BY AT2 CELLS

20:00

Gala Dinner & Poster Awards

TUESDAY 23RD JULY

07:00 – 09:00

Buffet Breakfast at Manjapão restaurant

Alveolar stem cell niche 
Session Chair TBC

09:00 – 09:35

Yuru Liu 
University of Illinois at Chicago

REGULATION OF ALVEOLAR TYPE II CELLS IN THE REPAIR OF LUNG INJURY

09:35 – 10:00

Andreas Günther 
UKGM Gießen/Marburg

 

10:00 – 10:15

Vahid Kheirollahi 
Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

 

10:15 – 10:30

Negah Ahmadvand 
Cardio-Pulmonary Institute

LINEAGE TRACING OF SFTPC-POSITIVE CELLS REVEALS ALVEOLAR TYPE 2 CELLS HETEROGENETIY

10:30 – 11:00

Refreshments

11:00 – 11:25

Roxana Wasnick 
Justus Liebig University Giessen

PRECISION CUT LUNG SLICES AND ORGANOIDS TO DISSECT THE HUMAN ALVEOLAR STEM CELL NICHE IN LUNG FIBROSIS

11:40 – 11:55

Xinhui Wu 
University of Groningen

WNT5A/5B SIGNALING REPRESSES FUNCTIONAL RESPONSES IN LUNG EPITHELIAL PROGENITORS

11:55 – 12:20

Thomas Braun 
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

 

12:20 – 12:30

Closing Comments


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Niche-epithelial Stem Cell Interactions in Lung Health and Disease Conference

20 Jul 2019 - 23 Jul 2019

Lisbon, Portugal

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Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic €1500 €1600 €607 €417 €148 €41
Industry €1500 €1600 €607 €417 €148 €41
Student €1291 €1341 €607 €417 €148 €41

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 (20, 21, 22 July 2019) on a single basis for academics and industry, on a shared basis for students
- Buffet breakfast in the Manjapão restaurant
- Buffet lunch in the in the Manjapão restaurant, with soft drinks beer and wine
- Buffet dinner in the in the Manjapão restaurant, with soft drinks, beer and wine
- Private outdoor Gala Dinner, with a selection of soft drinks, beer and wine
- 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 (20, 21, 22 July 2019) on a shared basis with a conference participant 
- Buffet breakfast in the Manjapão restaurant
- Buffet lunch in the in the Manjapão restaurant, with soft drinks beer and wine
- Buffet dinner in the in the Manjapão restaurant, with soft drinks, beer and wine
- Private outdoor Gala Dinner, with soft drinks, beer and wine
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Notes:
- Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference
- Meals are only available during the times listed in the conference programme

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 July 2019) on a shared basis with parents
- Buffet breakfast in the Manjapão restaurant
- Buffet lunch in the Manjapão restaurant with soft drinks
- Buffet dinner in the Manjapão restaurant with soft drinks
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room
- A cot (0-3 years old) or roll out bed (4-17 years old)

Important Notes: Accompanying child fees are applicable for children aged 12-17 years. Children aged 0-3 years stay free of charge and children aged 4-11 years will be charged a rate of €142.50, inclusive of the above package. If your child is aged 0-11 years, please contact us so we can adjust the invoices relating to your child/children.

What's Included in our Extra Night Fees?

- 1 night’s accommodation for 1 person
- Buffet breakfast in the Manjapão restaurant
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Accompanying child extra night fees are applicable for children aged 12-17 years. Children aged 0-11 years stay free of charge, inclusive of the above package. If your child is aged 0-11 years, please contact us so we can adjust the invoices relating to your child/children.

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Niche-epithelial Stem Cell Interactions in Lung Health and Disease Conference

20 Jul 2019 - 23 Jul 2019

Lisbon, Portugal

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Niche-epithelial Stem Cell Interactions in Lung Health and Disease Conference

20 Jul 2019 - 23 Jul 2019

Lisbon, Portugal

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Venue

Dolce CampoReal Lisboa

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Address
R. do Campo (Campo Real ), 2565-770, Portugal
Nearest Airport
Lisbon Portela Airport

Located in Torres Vedras, just a 30-minute drive from Lisbon, Dolce CampoReal Lisboa offers unique tranquillity, as a result of its idyllic environment. The hotel offers stunning views over the golf course, vineyards and the extraordinary landscape of Socorro and Archeira Mountains.

The hotel has three restaurants provide a variety of gastronomic choices, and there are two bars including one beside the outdoor pool.

Hotel Facilities

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and throughout hotel and conference areas
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Golf course
  • 2 Tennis courts

Location

The Dolce CampoReal Lisboa is nestled between the vineyards and the extraordinary landscape of the Socorro and Archeira Mountains.

Lisbon is only a short 30-minute drive away. The Portuguese capital is constantly recognised as one of the greatest cities in the world, a claim confirmed by the “Lonely Planet Guides", who named Lisbon one of the world’s top 10 cities. Lisbon in one of the world’s oldest cities, predating the likes of London, Rome and Paris by hundreds of years. Hillsides covered in tumbledown houses and a mix of baroque and neoclassical buildings, including cathedrals and palaces, make up Lisbon’s skyline. The city is a combination of old and new, with beautiful modern buildings constructed near renovated historical landmarks and ruins.

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Niche-epithelial Stem Cell Interactions in Lung Health and Disease Conference

20 Jul 2019 - 23 Jul 2019

Lisbon, Portugal

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Transportation

The Dolce CampoReal Lisboa is approximately a 30 minute taxi journey from  Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). 

We hope to partner with a local reputable company that will provide transportation services for our attendees. Further information will be available nearer the time.

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Niche-epithelial Stem Cell Interactions in Lung Health and Disease Conference

20 Jul 2019 - 23 Jul 2019

Lisbon, Portugal

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Local Activities

There are various on-site activities available. These include:

- Indoor and 2 outdoor swimming pools
- Fitness centre, available 24h
- Tennis courts
- Donald Steel designed Golf Course – 18 holes Par 72
- Miguel Athayde Equestrian Centre 
- Mandalay Wellness & Spa with 7 treatment rooms
- Kids Club – The hotel will provide details of daily activities for children
- Center “Clube Aventura” for outdoor activities such as Giant Balls, Aquaball, Stand Up Paddle, Archery, Slackline, Water Slide   

**Please note, there may be a charge to participate in some of the above activities.

Should you have time to venture off-site, the Oeste Region and Torres Vedras have a distinctive cultural heritage, rich history, 20 km of coastal area, and a commitment to environmental awareness, accessibility and biodiversity. Below are a few suggestions:

- Monastery of Alcobaça, a UNESCO World Heritage site
- Historical route of the lines of Torres Vedras
- Day trip to Óbidos
- Royal Palace and Convent of Mafra
- Tapada Nacional de Mafra
- Mountain biking along the Santa Cruz to Torres Vedras Loop
- Birdwatching at the Tajus Estuary Nature Reserve
- Jeep tours in and around Torres Verdras

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Niche-epithelial Stem Cell Interactions in Lung Health and Disease Conference

20 Jul 2019 - 23 Jul 2019

Lisbon, Portugal

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Niche-epithelial Stem Cell Interactions in Lung Health and Disease Conference

20 Jul 2019 - 23 Jul 2019

Lisbon, Portugal

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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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Niche-epithelial Stem Cell Interactions in Lung Health and Disease Conference

20 Jul 2019 - 23 Jul 2019

Lisbon, Portugal

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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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