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2nd Interventions in Aging Conference

Understanding Mechanisms & Compressing Morbidity in Aging Humans

02 Mar 2017 - 05 Mar 2017

Cancun, Mexico

Synopsis

A plethora of genetic, dietary and pharmacological interventions can extend healthy lifespan in laboratory animals, and can delay or ameliorate diverse aging-related diseases. Many of the signalling pathways involved are evolutionarily conserved, and are starting to be implicated in human aging. This raises the intriguing possibility of performing preventative medicine against the chronic diseases of our time by targeting the main risk factor for all of them, namely aging. Two important current challenges in the field are (1) to understand the downstream pathways by which longevity interventions combat age-related loss of function and pathology, and (2) to translate the findings into the extension of human healthspan. 

Student / Post-doc Grants

We have $1,000 grants available for students and post-docs to help offset the cost of registration. We would be delighted to hear from you should you wish to put forward a student or postdoc to be considered for this opportunity. Applications must contain a full name, brief description of current research, a short explanation as to why they would benefit from attending and lastly an abstract must be attached for consideration for either a talk or poster presentation.

Key Sessions

  1. Epigenetics
  2. Stem Cells
  3. Cell Signalling
  4. Translating Research to Benefit Aging Humans

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Steve Horvath (UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine)
'ANTI-AGING INTERVENTIONS AND THE EPIGENETIC CLOCK'

Sara Wickström (Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne)
'POPULATION-LEVEL CONTROL OF STEM CELL FATE DURING HOMEOSTASIS AND AGING'

Matt Kaeberlein (University of Washington)
'TARGETING mTOR SIGNALING TO PROMOTE HEALTHY LONGEVITY'

Eline Slagboom (Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum)
'LIFESTYLE INTERVENTIONS IN ELDERLY: THE RESPONSE OF MUSCLE, FAT AND THE METABOLOME'

Adam Antebi (Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing)
'CONVERGENT MECHANISMS OF LONGEVITY'

Pinchas Cohen (USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology)
'NEW ROLES OF THE MITOCHONDRIA IN AGING'

Anne Brunet (Stanford School of Medicine)
'UNDERSTANDING AND MODELING AGING'

Heinrich Jasper (Buck Institute for Research on Aging)
'STEM CELL REGULATION AND MAINTENANCE IN AGING EPITHELIA'

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Rozalyn Anderson (Memorial Veterans Hospital)
'MECHANISMS OF CR IN RHESUS MONKEYS'

Changhan David Lee (University of Southern California)
'THE MITOCHONDRIAL-DERIVED PEPTIDE MOTS-c AND MITONUCLEAR COMMUNICATION'

Weiwei Dang (Huffington Center On Aging)
'ACTIVATION OF OXIDATIVE STRESS RESPONSE VIA SIRT1 IS REQUIRED FOR SUCCESSFUL ADIPOGENIC DIFFERENTIATION IN MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS'

Eric Greer (Boston Children's Hospital)
'TOWARDS A MECHANISM OF TRANSGENERATIONAL INHERITANCE OF LONGEVITY'

Holly Brown-Borg (University of North Dakota)
'SOMATOTROPIC SIGNALING AND METABOLISM IN LONG-LIVING MICE'

Julie Mattison (Translational Gerontology Branch)
'RHESUS MONKEYS: CALORIE RESTRICTION, AGING, AND BEYOND'

Emmanuelle Passegué (Columbia University)
'HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELL AGING, AUTOPHAGY, METABOLISM AND FATE DECISIONS'

Malene Hansen (Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical)
'CELLULAR RECYCLING: ROLE OF AUTOPHAGY IN AGING AND DISEASE'

Susana Gonzalo (Saint Louis University School of Medicine)
'ROLE FOR VITAMIN D RECEPTOR PRESERVING GENOME STABILITY DURING AGING'

William Mair (Harvard University)
'DIETARY RESTRICTION AND TORC1 PROMOTE LONGEVITY VIA SPLICING FACTOR 1 MODULATION OF Pre-mRNA SPLICING HOMEOSTASIS'

Scott Pletcher (University of Michigan)
'MODELING THE EFFECTS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS ON HEALTHY AGING'

David Sinclair (Harvard Medical School)
'IMPAIRMENT OF AN ENDOTHELIAL NAD+-H2S SIGNALING NETWORK IS A REVERSIBLE CAUSE OF AGING IN MAMMALS'

Dana Miller (University of Washington)
'ACTIVATION OF SKN-1 PROMOTES SURVIVAL INDEPENDENT OF HIF-1'

Nick Musi (University of Texas Health Science Center)
'ROLE OF NFkB ON AGING-RELATED SARCOPENIA'

Christiaan Leeuwenburgh (University of Florida)
'IRON TRANSPORT DEREGULATION WITH AGING'

Yuji Ikeno (University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio)
'MECHANISMS THAT EXTEND LIFESPAN AND HEALTHSPAN IN SPRAGUE-DAWLEY RATS OVEREXPRESSING Cu/ZnSOD'

Laura Niedernhofer (The Scripps Research Institute)
'NOVEL MOUSE MODELS OF ACCELERATED AGING FOR RAPID DRUG TESTING'

Paul Robbins (The Scripps Research Institute)
'DEVELOPMENT OF THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES TO EXTEND HEALTH SPAN'

Target Audience

This interdisciplinary meeting will address the above two challenges in depth, with participation from basic scientists, physicians and pharmacology experts. 

Sponsors

Prices

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

Early Bird Full
Price
Additional
Adult
Additional
Child
Extra Night
Adult
Extra Night
Child
Academic $1,739.00 $1,839.00 $666.00 $284.00 $278.00 $71.00
Industry $1,739.00 $1,839.00 $666.00 $284.00 $278.00 $71.00
Student $1,236.00 $1,336.00 $666.00 $284.00 $278.00 $71.00

Additional night prices are per person, per night. Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference.

Accompanying child fees and extra night child fees are applicable for children aged 5-12 years of age. Children aged 13 years and older are classified as an adult at this venue (Fiesta Americana Condesa). 

What's Included in our Registration Fees?

The Fiesta Americana Condesa, Cancun offers a 24hour all inclusive service. Our registration and additional adult/child fees are inclusive of the following;

- Accommodation for 3 Nights (02, 03, 04 March 2017).
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner – available at all restaurants according to operational hours or programmed events.
- International Bar available by the glass in restaurants and bars according to operational hours.
- Pool snacks and International Bar available by the glass at Pool Area.
- Minibar including: soft drinks, domestic beer, bottled water and coffee. Refreshed daily.
- 24 Hour Room Service.
- In Room amenity – Bottle of wine, per room, per stay.
- Gala Night Entry (includes an open bar).
- Complimentary WI-FI throughout the hotel.

Additional nights (per person) are inclusive of the following;

- Accommodation for 1 Night
- Lunch on day of arrival
- Dinner on day of arrival
- Breakfast on day of departure
- International bar available by the glass in restaurants and bars from lunch on day of arrival until breakfast on day of departure

Speakers

Plenary Speakers

  • Steve Horvath
    Prof. Dr. Steve Horvath
    University of California, Los Angeles
  • Matt Kaeberlein
    Dr. Matt Kaeberlein
    University of Washington
  • P. Eline Slagboom
    Prof. Dr. P. Eline Slagboom
    Leiden University Medical Center
  • Pinchas Cohen
    Dr. Pinchas Cohen
    USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
  • Heinrich Jasper
    Prof. Heinrich Jasper
    Buck Institute for Research on Aging
  • Sara Wickström
    Dr. Sara Wickström
    Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing
  • Adam Antebi
    Prof. Dr. Adam Antebi
    Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing
  • Anne Brunet
    Dr. Anne Brunet
    Stanford University

Invited Speakers

Programme

THURSDAY 02ND MARCH 2017

14:00 – 14:45

Registration & Reception

14:00 – 14:45

Group Welcome Lunch
*Kalmia Buffet Restaurant*

ORGANISMAL AGING
Session Chair: Brian Kennedy

14:45 – 15:00

Opening Comments by Linda Partridge and Brian Kennedy

15:00 – 15:45

Adam Antebi
Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing

CONVERGENT MECHANISMS OF LONGEVITY

 

15:45 – 16:15

Laura Niedernhofer
Scripps Florida

NOVEL MOUSE MODELS OF ACCELERATED AGING FOR RAPID DRUG TESTING

16:15 – 16:30

Andrew Samuelson
University of Rochester Medical Center

THE HOMEODOMAIN-INTERACTING PROTEIN KINASE HPK-1 PRESERVES PROTEIN HOMEOSTASIS AND LONGEVITY THROUGH THE HSF-1 CHAPERONE NETWORK AND TORC1-RESTRICTED AUTOPHAGY

16:30 – 16:45

William Balch
The Scripps Research Institute

IDENTIFYING THE LUNG AGING SIGNATURE RESPONSIVE TO PROTEOSTATIC INTERVENTION

16:45 – 17:15

Yuji Ikeno
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

MECHANISMS THAT EXTEND LIFESPAN AND HEALTHSPAN IN SPRAGUE-DAWLEY RATS OVEREXPRESSING Cu/ZnSOD

17:15 – 17:45

Refreshments

STEM CELLS
Session Chair: Linda Partridge

17:45 – 18:30

Sara Wickström
Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing

POPULATION-LEVEL CONTROL OF STEM CELL FATE DURING HOMEOSTASIS AND AGING

 

18:30 – 19:00

Emmanuelle Passegué
Columbia University

HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELL AGING, AUTOPHAGY, METABOLISM AND FATE DECISIONS

19:00 – 19:45

Heinrich Jasper
Buck Institute for Research on Aging

STEM CELL REGULATION AND MAINTENANCE IN AGING EPITHELIA

19:45

Dinner at Leisure

FRIDAY 03RD MARCH 2017

07:00 – 08:30

Breakfast

CELLULAR MECHANISMS OF LONGEVITY ASSURANCE
Session Chair: Heinrich Jasper

08:30 – 09:00

Malene Hansen
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

CELLULAR RECYCLING: ROLE OF AUTOPHAGY IN AGING AND DISEASE

09:00 – 09:15

Lindsay Wu
UNSW Australia

SIRT2 ACTIVITY AND NAD+ RESTORATION TREAT LATE LIFE INFERTILITY

09:15 – 09:30

Arjumand Ghazi
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

PROMOTION OF LONGEVITY BY COORDINATION OF LIPID PRODUCTION AND BREAKDOWN PATHWAYS

09:30 – 09:45

Allon Canaan
Yale University

FAT10 SILENCING SLOWS AGING THROUGH SEVERAL NETWORKS AT THE INTERSECT OF INFLAMMATION METABOLISM AND INNATE IMMUNITY

09:45 – 10:00

Vyacheslav Labunskyy
Boston University School of Medicine

ER STRESS RESISTANCE CONFERRED BY ADAPTIVE ANEUPLOIDY AND CONSTITUTIVE INDUCTION OF THE UNFOLDED PROTEIN RESPONSE IS ASSOCIATED WITH DECREASED YEAST REPLICATIVE LIFESPAN

10:00 – 10:30

Changhan David Lee
University of Southern California

THE MITOCHONDRIAL-DERIVED PEPTIDE MOTS-c AND MITONUCLEAR COMMUNICATION

 

10:30 – 11:00

Refreshments & Group Photo

11:00 – 11:30

Dana Miller
University of Washington

ACTIVATION OF SKN-1 PROMOTES SURVIVAL INDEPENDENT OF HIF-1

11:30 – 11:45

Karima Djabali
Technical University of Munich

SULFORAPHANE, AN Nrf2 ACTIVATOR, ENHANCES PROGERIN CLEARANCE IN HUTCHINSON-GILFORD PROGERIA FIBROBLASTS

11:45 – 12:00

Adam de Graff
Stony Brook University

CHAPERONES CONTROL SENSITIVITY TO STRESS AND OXIDATION BY DEPLETING DAMAGE-PRONE STATES

12:00 – 16:00

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

13:30 – 15:35

Group Snorkel Trip (to be confirmed)

ORGANISMAL AGING
Session Chair: Steve Horvath

16:00 – 16:45

Eline Slagboom
Leiden University Medical Center

LIFESTYLE INTERVENTIONS IN ELDERLY: THE RESPONSE OF MUSCLE, FAT AND THE METABOLOME

16:45 – 17:15

Nicolas Musi
UT Health Science SA

ROLE OF NFkB ON AGING-RELATED SARCOPENIA

17:15 – 17:45

Scott Pletcher
University of Michigan

MODELING THE EFFECTS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS ON HEALTHY AGING

 

17:45 – 18:15

Holly Brown-Borg
University of North Dakota

SOMATOTROPIC SIGNALING AND METABOLISM IN LONG-LIVING MICE

 

18:15 – 18:45

Rozalyn Anderson
University of Wisconsin Madison

MECHANISMS OF CR IN RHESUS MONKEYS

 

18:45 – 19:15

Refreshments

19:15 – 19:30

Doron Melamed
Technion Faculty of Medicine

MOLECULAR MECHANISMS CONTROLLING B-CELL HEMATOPOIESIS AND SURVIVAL IN AGING

19:30 – 19:45

Ann-Charlotte Granholm-Bentley
University of Denver

AGING AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE IN DOWN SYNDROME    

19:45 – 20:00

Cheryl Conover
Mayo Clinic

PAPP-A: A PROMISING THERAPEUTIC TARGET FOR HEALTHY LONGEVITY

20:00

Dinner at Leisure

SATURDAY 04TH MARCH 2017

07:00 – 08:30

Breakfast

EPIGENETICS
Session Chair: Adam Antebi

08:30 – 09:15

Steve Horvath
University of California, Los Angeles

ANTI-AGING INTERVENTIONS AND THE EPIGENETIC CLOCK

 

09:15 – 09:45

Weiwei Dang
Baylor College of Medicine

ACTIVATION OF OXIDATIVE STRESS RESPONSE VIA SIRT1 IS REQUIRED FOR SUCCESSFUL ADIPOGENIC DIFFERENTIATION IN MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS

 

09:45 – 10:15

Refreshments

10:15 – 10:45

Eric Greer
Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital

TOWARDS A MECHANISM OF TRANSGENERATIONAL INHERITANCE OF LONGEVITY

 

10:45 – 11:15

Susana Gonzalo
Saint Louis University School of Medicine

ROLE FOR VITAMIN D RECEPTOR PRESERVING GENOME STABILITY DURING AGING

 

11:15 – 11:30

John Sedivy
Brown University

EPIGENETIC CHANGES AND SOMATIC RETROTRANSPOSITION IN CELLULAR SENESCENCE AND AGING

11:30 – 16:00

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

SYSTEMS AGING
Session Chair: Sara Wickström

16:00 – 16:45

Anne Brunet
Stanford University

UNDERSTANDING AND MODELING AGING

 

16:45 – 17:00

Martin Denzel
Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing

THE HEXOSAMINE PATHWAY MODULATES PROTEIN QUALITY CONTROL IN MAMMALS

17:00 – 17:30

Paul Robbins
Scripps Florida

DEVELOPMENT OF THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES TO EXTEND HEALTH SPAN

17:30 – 17:45

David Melzer
University of Exeter Medical School

IDEAL VASCULAR RISKS AND RADICAL HEALTHY LIFE EXTENSION

17:45 – 18:15

Christiaan Leeuwenburgh
University of Florida

IRON TRANSPORT DEREGULATION WITH AGING

18:15 – 20:00

Poster Session & Refreshments

20:00

*Gala Dinner & Poster Awards*

SUNDAY 05TH MARCH 2017

07:00 – 08:30

Breakfast

SIGNALING AND METABOLISM
Session Chair: Pinchas Cohen

08:30 – 09:15

Matt Kaeberlein
University of Washington

TARGETING mTOR SIGNALING TO PROMOTE HEALTHY LONGEVITY

 

09:15 – 09:45

William Mair
Harvard University

DIETARY RESTRICTION AND TORC1 PROMOTE LONGEVITY VIA SPLICING FACTOR 1 MODULATION OF Pre-mRNA SPLICING HOMEOSTASIS

09:45 – 10:15

Julie Mattison
National Institute on Aging/NIH

RHESUS MONKEYS: CALORIE RESTRICTION, AGING, AND BEYOND

 

10:15 – 10:45

David Sinclair
Harvard Medical School

IMPAIRMENT OF AN ENDOTHELIAL NAD+-H2S SIGNALING NETWORK IS A REVERSIBLE CAUSE OF AGING IN MAMMALS

10:45 – 11:15

Refreshments

TBC
Session Chair: Brian Kennedy

11:15 – 11:30

Louis Lapierre
Brown University

BLOCKING LIPID SECRETION PROMOTES LIPOPHAGY AND LONGEVITY

11:30 – 12:15

Pinchas Cohen
USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

NEW ROLES OF THE MITOCHONDRIA IN AGING

 

12:15 – 12:30

Closing Comments by Linda Partridge and Brian Kennedy

MONDAY 06TH MARCH 2017

07:00 – 19:40

Group Chichen Itzá Trip (to be confirmed)

Sponsors

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Venue

Fiesta Americana Condesa

Cancun, Mexico

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Venue Rating
5 Stars
Currency
US Dollar (USD)
Address
Fiesta Americana Condesa,
Blvd.Kukulkán km 16.5 Zona Hotelera,
Cancun,
77500
Mexico
Nearest Airport
Cancun International Airport

Hotel Details

This stylish hotel features contemporary Mexican architecture, including one of the largest and most impressive thatched-roof "palapas" in the entire country. There are cultural activities, arts and crafts and sports programs to keep you constantly entertained, plus time to relax and enjoy the Mayan culture, soak up the Caribbean sunshine and revel in the international ambiance that settles in after the sun goes down.

Throughout your stay delegates will enjoy a full meal plan, inclusive of beverages. Take your pick from the aromatic Asian delights at Kaumbu, traditional fare at El Mexicano, delicious international cuisine at Kalmia Buffet or perhaps sample the sumptuous Italian dishes at Rosato. There are also several other dining opportunities such as the Cevichería, Pizzeria, Sushi Corner, pool and lounge bar areas. The Gala Night with either a Mayan or Caribbean theme takes place on the third evening of the conference with a mouth-watering feast of local cuisine, an open bar and amazing local entertainment.  We welcome all delegates and their accompanying persons to the Gala Night – a truly fun filled night not to be missed!

Hotel Facilities

  • Lagoon Pool
  • Extensive Health Club and Spa
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and throughout hotel and conference areas

The Fiesta Americana Condesa, Cancun is the 2015 Winner of the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and also received the Travellers Choice Award in 2014. 

The remains of ancient Mayan cities are scattered throughout the Yucatan Peninsula and no trip to Cancun would be complete without a visit to these majestic temples and pyramids set amongst lush tropical vegetation. We will be working very closely with a reputable tour company who will be organising trips to Tulum, Chichen Itza, Coba and Xcaret  to name a few, some of which may require a full day. Full day excursions will be arranged pre or post conference and may be on an individual or group booking so we would recommend booking extra nights to extend your stay as early as possible to avoid disappointment should these excursions be of interest to you and/or your party. For further information please contact us.

Location

Fiesta Americana Condesa

Cancun, Mexico

Venue Rating
5 Stars
Currency
US Dollar (USD)
Nearest Airport
Cancun International Airport

Location Details

Cancun is a delightful combination of natural beauty, islands, ecological reserves and white sandy beaches. However, besides sun, sand and sea, this destination also offers an infinite variety of underwater activities to choose from: the diving, snorkelling and fishing here are outstanding and you will find an undersea world packed with tropical fish that live on the second largest barrier reef in the world. Sports enthusiasts might choose one of the many eco-tourism activities, such as cycling or hiking through the tropical forest or kayaking through mangroves, or something a little more adventuresome, like zip lining through the treetops.

Apart from the more well-known ancient Mayan archealogical sites such as Tulum, Cobá and Chichén Itzá you may like to visit the Aktun Chen caverns, voted one of the Top 10 underwater walks by National Geographic described as a truly magical experience.

Transport

Cancun International airport is just a short 20 minute journey from the Fiesta Americana Condesa and is easily accessible from almost every country in the world with many major international airlines providing direct or interconnecting flights on a daily basis.

Airport Transfers

Mayan Sky are a reputable and trustworthy DMC based in Cancun. The Mayan Sky team will be on hand to provide a seamless transfer service to and from Cancun International Airport. Mayan Sky will manage and confirm all transportation bookings. To arrange transportation please contact Mayan Sky directly via email, phone or the online booking facility (see links below).

Shuttle Transportation Reservations: http://www.mayansky.com/index.php?fusionconferences2

Private Transportation Reservations: http://www.mayansky.com/index.php?fusionconferences

Conference Shuttle Service

Mayan Sky have arranged a conference shuttle service which will run at scheduled times surrounding our conferences. The conference shuttle schedule can be found below.

Arrivals (Cancun Airport to the Fiesta Americana Condesa)
12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 18:00 and 19:00 hours.

Feb: 20th, 21st, 23rd, 24th, 26th, 27th
Mar: 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 16th, 17th, 19th, 20th

Departures (Fiesta Americana Condesa to Cancun Airport)
12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00 and 18:00 hours.

Feb: 24th, 27th
Mar: 2nd, 5th, 8th, 11th, 14th, 17th, 20th, 23rd

$25 per person, each way (includes taxes)

Please allow at least 45minutes from your flight landing time to the shuttle departure time. In the event of any delays or cancellations, please ensure you contact Mayan Sky at least 24hours in advance; if Mayan Sky are not informed within 24hours full cancellation charges will apply (Not notified of flight cancellation: 100% penalty charge, No-Shows: 100% penalty charge).

Upon arrival at the airport, please exit the terminal building and look for ‘Fusion Conferences’ signage where a member of the Mayan Sky team will greet you and escort you to the group transportation.

Please contact Mayan Sky directly to enquire or make a booking. Please direct enquiries to:

David Garcia (Sales, Groups & Marketing Manager)
Telephone: 521 (998) 301 51 58
Email: gventas@mayanskydmc.com

Shuttle Transportation Reservations: http://www.mayansky.com/index.php?fusionconferences2

Private Transportation

Mayan Sky also offer a private transfer service for those travelling outside of the available shuttle dates/times mentioned above. The private transfer service vehicles can accommodate a maximum of 10 persons, plus luggage.

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

Unit for 1 or 2 Passengers $40 (one way) / $68 (round trip)
Unit for 3 Passengers $45 (one way) / $75 (round trip)
Unit for 4 Passengers $52 (one way) / $79 (round trip)
Unit for 5 to 10 Passengers $58 (one way) / $90 (round trip)

In the event of any delays or cancellations, please ensure you contact Mayan Sky at least 24hours in advance; if Mayan Sky are not informed within 24hours full cancellation charges will apply (Not notified of flight cancellation: 100% penalty charge, No-Shows: 100% penalty charge).

Upon arrival at the airport, please exit the terminal building and look for ‘Fusion Conferences’ signage where a member of the Mayan Sky team will greet you and escort you to the group transportation.

Please contact Mayan Sky directly to enquire or make a booking. Please direct enquiries to:

David Garcia (Sales, Groups & Marketing Manager)
Telephone: 521 (998) 301 51 58
Email: gventas@mayanskydmc.com

Private Transportation Reservations: http://www.mayansky.com/index.php?fusionconferences

** Please note that Fusion Conferences is not responsible for any bookings made with Mayan Sky as transportation is not included within the registration package **

Activities

Half Day Activities 

Mayan Sky are a reputable and reliable company offering a variety of fascinating trips and excursions. If you wish to make a booking prior to your arrival, please contact David Garcia at Mayan Sky. If you wish to make a booking onsite at the hotel, please approach the Mayan Sky hospitality desk which will be located alongside the Fusion registration desk. 

Please direct enquiries to:
David Garcia (Sales, Groups & Marketing Manager)
Telephone: 521 (998) 301 51 58
Email: gventas@mayanskydmc.com

Our half day tours can be booked during the conference period between the available free times scheduled in the programme. The half day tours are available to both individual and group bookings.

The following activities are available at Aquaworld which is based in the Marina directly opposite the Fiesta Americana Condesa hotel and on the beach, therefore no transportation is necessary.

Aquatwister

Experience Aquaworld’s ultimate tour adventure on board a high speed jet boat ride, Aquatwister. This is a roller coaster of manoeuvres orchestrated by a highly skilled captain and drivers on board and provides an amazing combination of nature, emotion, fun and adrenaline in one adventure.
Duration: 30 minutes 

Sky Rider

Live this exciting experience flying in couples above the Caribbean Sea and experience an amazing aerial view.
Duration: 30-40 minutes includes 10 minute flying time at an altitude of 100mtrs

Jungle Tour

The Jungle Tour is considered one of the most popular tours in Cancun. You will enjoy speeding through the dense mangrove channels of the Nichupte Lagoon before snorkelling in the second largest reef barrier in the World.
Duration: 2:15 hrs

Wave Runner

Drive and Speed on board a Yamaha VX 1100 across the Caribbean Sea.
Duration: 30 minutes or 1 hr

Sub See

An extraordinary way to admire the marine life and the reef’s ecosystem without getting wet! Be part of this unique adventure on board The Sub See Explorer, a glass bottom boat from where you will be able to watch the multi-coloured species of the Scorpion´s coral reef.
Duration: 2 hrs. 

Fly Board

The Flyboard is the latest craze in water sports sweeping the world, and now you can try it for yourself. Using water jet propulsion from specially designed boot pads, the personal water craft forces water out under extreme pressure sending you soaring into the air to heights of about 5-7 metres.

Full Day Activities

If you wish to make a booking prior to your arrival, please contact David Garcia at Mayan Sky. If you wish to make a booking onsite at the hotel, please approach the Mayan Sky hospitality desk which will be located alongside the Fusion registration desk. 

Please direct enquiries to:
David Garcia (Sales, Groups & Marketing Manager)
Telephone: 521 (998) 301 51 58
Email: gventas@mayanskydmc.com

Our full day tours are offered pre and post conference dates. If you require any additional nights at the Fiesta Americana Condesa due to a full day excursion, please ensure you book these in advance to avoid disappointment (through Fusion). The full days tours are available to both individual and group bookings.

Selvatica Extreme Canopy Tour

Over 250 acres of Tropical Jungle, in Selvatica you will be able to experience a unique adventure on the longest zip-line circuit in North America, recognized by Travel & Leisure magazine as "one of the 35 great adventures in the World", divided into 12 zip lines varying in lengths and heights from 270 ft. to over 2,000 ft, it will make you fly over the jungle. Then take a ride on a military vehicle through the jungle to get to the natural cenote. With crystal and pristine waters you will be able to swim choosing between a water zip line or the diving platform. Live this unique and exciting adventure and feel the emotion and adrenaline running through your body.

Chichen Itza 

Chichen Itza which means “at the mouth of the well of Itza “, is the 2nd most visited archeological site of Mexico today. The Kukulkan Pyramid in Chichen-Itza which known as “El Castillo” (the castle), is one of the new seven wonders of the world elected in 07.07.2007.

Rio Secreto

Rio Secreto is an incredible underground nature reserve on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Located in the Riviera Maya 3 miles southwest of Playa del Carmen, Rio Secreto is a system of caves carved out over the course of several centuries by an underground river. Stretching approximately 8 miles, with 15 natural outlets, it’s the longest partially flooded cave on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. But what makes Rio Secreto unique is the fact that it’s semi-sunken, which means that you can hike or float through most of it.

Xcaret

Your admission to Xcaret Park allows you to enjoy a natural paradise in Cancun and Riviera Maya, with access to over 40 attractions and activities. We invite you to enjoy a whole day of fun and to assist to cultural events such as the Ritual Ceremony of the Voladores de Papantla, the Mayan Ball Game and the show "Xcaret Mexico Espectacular". Dare to live Mexico in Xcaret!

Sail & Snorkel

Enjoy a spectacular day on the crystal clear waters. Sailing from Cancun to Isla Mujeres on board a sailboat. Explore the breath-taking sites of Isla Mujeres one of the wonderful reef in the Caribbean. Join us for a full day of adventure in the most beautiful sea around the world.

Group Activities

We have arranged two exciting group activities for the 2nd Interventions in Aging participants. Please find the details, timings and prices for the activities below. The Snorkel Trip is scheduled during free time and the Chichen Itzá Trip is organised for the day immediately following the conference.

This is a great opportunity to socialise with fellow colleagues outside of the conference whilst taking in the beautiful natural sights of Cancun.

Snorkel Trip - Friday 03rd March 2017

Departing from Aquaworld marina we take you on a motor boat to "El Meco" marine park. Here you adorn your snorkel gear and you’re ready to take the plunge and snorkel in the crystal clear turquoise waters.

The price per person is $42 USD. 
+ $10 USD Marine park/dock fee (to be paid to Aquaworld)

Includes; private boat, snorkel equipment, snorkel guide, 45 minutes for snorkel tour in "El Meco" marine park,  water, soda and beers.

Itinerary for Friday 03rd March 2017:
Walk to Aquaworld from hotel - 10/15 minutes (across the road from the hotel)
13:30 – 14:10 Private boat to "El Meco" marine park
14:10 – 14:55 Snorkel tour (45 minutes)
14:55 – 15:35 Private boat return to Aquaworld

*Minimum of 10 people required*

Please note that sign-ups and payment for the trip will need to be made during conference registration at the Mayan Sky Hospitality desk. We will be booking the trip immediately after conference registration.

Mayan Sky will accept both cash and card payments. Please note a surcharge will be added for payments made using card (5% for VISA or Master Card and 6% for AMEX). This is a non-refundable fee should you later change your mind and decide not to participate in the trip. 

Chichen Itzá Trip - Monday 06th March 2017

Discover the essence of the Mayan culture by visiting one of the 7 New Wonders of the World. The visit of Chichen Itza includes a guided tour of 3 hours with time to take pictures. At the end of the tour we go to the restaurant for buffet lunch, followed by the visit of a cenote where people have the possibility to go for a swim.
In addition, when returning to Cancun, we can enjoy a panoramic visit to Valladolid, an ancient Colonial City.

Price: $150 per person

Includes; an air conditioned vehicle, parking, highway fee and tips, entrance/guided tour in the Chichen Itzá archaeological site, entrance and swimming in the Cenote, visit to Valladolid Colonial City, water, buffet lunch (not including drinks) and a certified Federal Guide.

Itinerary for Monday 06th March 2017:
07:00 – 09:30 Trip to Chichen Itzá.
09:40 – 12:40 Tour in Chichen Itzá.
12:50 – 13:00 Trip to Cenote.
13:00 – 14:00 Time in Cenote.
14:10 – 14:20 Transfer to Restaurant.
14:20 – 15:20 Buffet lunch.
15:30 – 16:10 Trip to Valladolid.
16:10 – 17:00 Time in Valladolid.
17:10 – 19:40 Trip to Cancun Hotel Zone.

*Minimum of 8 people required*

Please note that sign-ups and payment for the trip will need to be made during conference registration at the Mayan Sky Hospitality desk. We will be booking the trip immediately after conference registration.

Mayan Sky will accept both cash and card payments. Please note a surcharge will be added for payments made using card (5% for VISA or Master Card and 6% for AMEX). This is a non-refundable fee should you later change your mind and decide not to participate in the tour.

Oral Presenters

Talk Deadline: 01 Dec 2016

We have a number of oral opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a talk, please register for the conference and you will be able to submit your abstract online and monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account. Please use the abstract template provided and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length. Any abstracts exceeding this size may be cut short during print.

Please take note of the oral submission deadline: 01 December 2016.

Please check the conference programme carefully to note your presentation time (inclusive of Q&A) should you be accepted for an oral presentation. We recommend you check our website regularly as the conference approaches. Regular programme updates will be released under the ‘Programme’ tab on the conference page.

Your Presentation on the Day

If you have prepared some slides to accompanying your talk please ensure you bring these with you on a USB or portable file saving device.

For those presenting on the first day, please email your slides to us so we can have everything prepared and ready for the first session. Please email your slides to: admin@fusion-conferences.com

On the day of your presentation please make yourself known to the AV team who will be available in the conference room. If you have any animations or videos we do advise to run through the presentation with the AV tech to make sure everything is compatible. We also advise that all speakers make themselves known to the AV tech in the conference room immediately before your session beings. The AV tech will apply your microphone and provide a laser pointer should you have an accompanying presentation. We prefer speakers to use our master laptop to run presentations from, however, if you prefer to use your own laptop, please notify us in advance.

It is important that all speakers adhere to their presentation time and respect their fellow presenters. A visual traffic light aide will be available to warn presenters and the audience as your time decreases.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to approach our AV tech or a member of the Fusion team.

Helpful Tips for Presentation Slides

Aspect Ratio: On Screen Show (16:9) and in Landscape Orientation.
Font Size: Minimum font size used should be 24pt. 
File Type: Please safe your presentation in PPT or PPTS format. 
Video Clips: Please save these separately and do not build them into the PowerPoint. Videos will be played via the AV control desk using the master laptop.

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Posters

Poster Deadline: 19 Jan 2017

We have a number of poster opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a poster presentation, please register for the conference and you will be able to submit your abstract online and monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account. Please use the abstract template provided and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length. Any abstracts exceeding this size may be cut short during print.

Please take note of the poster submission deadline: 19 January 2017

Our poster boards can accommodate a maximum poster size of A0 (1189H x 841W mm), portrait in orientation. Posters exceeding this size may not fit on the poster boards provided and therefore we may be unable to display your poster, so please kindly keep to these measurements.

Displaying & Presenting Your Poster

During conference registration if you are presenting a poster please request a poster number from the registration desk. Please do not put up your poster without notifying a member of the Fusion team. Certain adhesive agents are not permitted at some venues therefore; Fusion will be the sole provider of all poster fixings.

You can display your poster from registration. Your poster can remain on display for the entire duration of the conference and we ask that posters are taken down on the final day of the meeting. The poster session is usually scheduled on Day 3, but please check the official programme for exact timings. Refreshments will be provided and the poster prizes will be awarded during the conference Gala Night that evening. 

2017 Aging Poster Prize

The conference chairs will be awarding 3 poster prizes for the best poster display and presentation. To be in with a chance of winning, submit your poster by 19 January 2017. The winners will receive the following prizes at the Gala dinner: 1st Place $350, 2nd Place $250, 3rd Place $150. 

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