Epigenetic mechanisms — including DNA and histone modifications, as well as regulation by non-coding RNAs — have pivotal roles in the nervous system. Aberrant epigenetic regulation also contributes to pathogenesis in various brain disorders. There are a number of recent ground-breaking discoveries of new features of epigenetic marks and regulation that are enriched in the nervous system, leading to an emerging new field of “neuroepigenetics”. In addition, new discoveries of modification of mRNAs and long non-coding RNAs lead to a new field of “epitranscriptomics”. This meeting will bring together experts and pioneers in studying neuroepigenetics and epitranscriptomics to provide an up-to-date and comprehensive picture of epigenetic and epitranscriptomic mechanisms in neural development, reprogramming and cell identity, plasticity, neuronal function and dysfunction. The meeting will offer opportunity for interdisciplinary interactions and future collaborations.
- Epigenetic mechanisms regulating brain development and stem cells
- Transcriptional and translational regulation
- Neuronal specific splicing
- Brain developmental disorders, aging and neurodegeneration
- Single-cell analysis
- Genome-wide analysis of different DNA and RNA modifications
- 3D epigenome and chromatin topology
Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Register an academic at the standard rate of $1,798 and bring a student for only $745. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 24, 25, 26 February 2018 (on a shared basis for students, note guest rooms are open plan) and a 24hour all-inclusive food and beverage package for the conference period. Once registered, please contact Jack Peters (firstname.lastname@example.org) to obtain a special registration link for your student.
Anne Brunet (Stanford University)
Andre Fischer (German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases)
Michael Greenberg (Harvard University)
Chuan He (The University of Chicago)
RNA METHYLATION IN GENE EXPRESSION REGULATION
Rudolf Jaenisch (Whitehead Institute)
EPIGENETIC REGULATION, STEM CELLS AND DISEASE RELEVANCE
Peng Jin (Emory University)
Guo-li Ming (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)
Eric Nestler (The Mount Sinai Hospital)
TRANSCRIPTIONAL AND EPIGENETIC MECHANISMS OF ADDICTION
Antonella Riccio (University College London)
THE SECRET LIFE OF 3’UTRS IN DEVELOPING NEURONS
Daniel Weinberger (Lieber Institute for Brain Development)
Angel Barco (Instituto de Neurociencias)
ROLE OF KAT3 PROTEINS IN NEUROPLASTICITY AND NEURONAL IDENTITY
Timothy Bredy (Queensland Brain Institute)
THE WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHY AND HOW OF NEW DNA MODIFICATIONS IN THE BRAIN AND THEIR ROLE IN MEMORY
Alon Chen (Weizmann Institute of Science & Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry)
THE ROLE OF M6A-RNA METHYLATION IN STRESS RESPONSE REGULATION
Jesse Gray (Harvard Medical School)
Elizabeth Heller (Perelman School of Medicine)
CHROMATIN-MEDIATED ALTERNATIVE SPLICING IN REWARD PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
Taekyung Kim (UT Southwestern)
Anne Schaefer (Mount Sinai School of Medicine)
Yanhong Shi (City of Hope)
Anne West (Duke Institute for Brain Sciences)
Heng Zhu (Johns Hopkins University)
All registration fees include 3 nights accommodation and meals during the conference period. Exact inclusions are detailed below.
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 (24, 25 and 26 February 2018).
- 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
MRC LMCB Univ. College London
Mount Sinai Medical Center
The University of Chicago/HHMI
Lieber Institute for Brain Dev
Johns Hopkins University
Harvard Medical School
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Harvard Medical School
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Instituto de Neurociencias (UMH-CSIC)
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Queensland Brain Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Weizmann Institute of Science, Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry
Although the programme has not yet been released, we are able to confirm that the conference should begin no earlier than 14:45 with opening comments on 24th February 2018. Registration and a welcome lunch should be available from 14:00. The conference will conclude no later than 12:00 on 27th February 2018.
Fiesta Americana Condesa
Blvd.Kukulkán km 16.5 Zona Hotelera,
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!
- 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.
Fiesta Americana Condesa
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.
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.
Canada Transfers are a reputable and trustworthy DMC based in Cancun. The Canada Transfers team will be on hand to provide a seamless transfer service to and from Cancun International Airport. Canada Transfers will manage and confirm all transportation bookings. To arrange transportation please use the online booking facility (see link below).
Private Transportation Booking:
The private transfer service vehicles can accommodate a maximum of 10 people, 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 - 3 Passengers- $30.00 usd (one way) / $48.00 usd (round trip)
Unit for 4 - 7 Passengers- $35.00 usd (one way) / $57.00 usd (round trip)
Unit for 8 - 10 Passengers- $44.00 usd (one way) / $71.00 usd (round trip)
(Prices do not include gratuity)
*please note prices will increase after December 31st 2017
-Private van with bilingual driver
-Amenities on arrival (Bottled water per person and facial fresh towels)
In the event of any delays or cancellations, please ensure you contact Canada Transfers at least 24hours in advance; if Canada Transfers 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 Canada Transfers team will greet you and escort you to the group transportation. For more information please see the Canada Transfers arrival guide.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Printed confirmation of arrival and return transfers must be printed and handed to the driver.
Please use the following link to make reservations:
Payment can be made online via Paypal (4% commission charge) or cash to the driver upon arrival.
** Please note that Fusion Conferences is not responsible for any bookings made with Canada Transfers as transportation is not included within the registration package **
If you have any questions regarding private transfers, please contact Canada Transfers directly:
Telephone: 011 52 (998) 886 2049
Super Shuttle Service
If a private transfer isn’t of interest, then please visit the Super Shuttle website for more information regarding shuttle services, prices start from $10.
Super Shuttle website: https://www.supershuttle.com/locations/cancuncun/
** Please note that Fusion Conferences is not responsible for any bookings made with Super Shuttle as transportation is not included within the registration package **
Details will be available at a later date.
To be announced.
Talk Deadline: 31 Oct 2017
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:
31 October 2017
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: email@example.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: 4:3 in Presenter View, Landscape in Orientation
Font Size: Minimum font size used should be 24pt.
File Type: Please save 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.
Poster Deadline: 08 Dec 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: 08 December 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.
2018 Neuroepigenetics and Neuroepitranscriptomics 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 08 December 2017. The following prizes will be awarded. 1st Place $350, 2nd Place $250, 3rd Place $150.
We would like to thank EMBO Press for partly sponsoring the poster prizes.