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The Ubiquitin System: Function, Physiology and its Role in Disease Conference

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The Ubiquitin System: Function, Physiology and its Role in Disease Conference

03 Jun 2018 - 06 Jun 2018

Nassau, Bahamas

Synopsis

We have reached a fascinating point in the field of ubiquitin research. The attachment of ubiquitin to a protein in the cytosol was first identified as a means to enable the degradation of this protein by the proteasome. Much later it became clear that the ubiquitin system fulfils another crucial cellular function: through the dynamics offered by ubiquitination and subsequent deubiquitination it gives signalling platforms in a plethora of signal transduction pathways the means to initiate but, importantly, also to end the triggering of particular signals originating from these platforms. Whilst some of the signalling-related functions of the ubiquitin system are mediated via its proteasome-targeting function, the majority of these are mediated by different types of ubiquitin chains acting as scaffolds for the recruitment of signalling modules to protein complexes which serve as platforms for the triggering of specific signalling complexes.

Rather than discussing mainly structural aspects of the ubiquitin system, this conference is dedicated to the study of functional roles of the ubiquitin system, how it works to ensure normal signal transduction, what are the pathological consequences when it is perturbed and how we may be able to address such perturbances therapeutically in various diseases including cancer, autoimmunity and neurodegeneration.

Importantly, this conference aims to become the go-to forum at which the most current and up-to-date therapeutic avenues in the ubiquitin field will be presented and discussed.

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See the full list of confirmed speakers below.

Target Audience

This conference will appeal to researchers who are particularly interested in the diverse functions of the ubiquitin system, rather than structural aspects of it, as well the way this system is involved in normal physiology in a whole range of pathologies that have been shown to be associated with abnormal ubiquitin signalling. Naturally this target profile will bring together researchers from both academia and the biotech/pharma industries who want to be on top of the most recent developments in this fascinating and fast developing field.

Learning Objectives

  1. To be on top of the field with the diversity of functional roles of the ubiquitin system
  2. To understand how the ubiquitin system affects health and disease
  3. To develop an understanding for where the treatment options are currently seen in the ubiquitin fields 
  4. To learn which ubiquitin-related drugs are presently in preclinical and clinical development
  5. To get a feel for the opportunities of the future provided by the ubiquitin system

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Register an academic at the earlybird rate of $1,823 and bring a student for only $850. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible for this offer. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 03, 04, 05 June 2018 (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 30th April 2018. Once registered, please contact Emily Bicknell (emily@fusion-conferences.com) to obtain a special registration link for your student.

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Henning Walczak (UCL Cancer Institute)

Vishva Dixit (Genentech Inc)

Michael Rape (UC Berkeley)

Ivan Dikic (Institute of Biochemistry II - Goethe University Frankfurt)

Kim Newton (Genentech Inc) 

Domagoj Vucic (Genentech Inc)

Eric Bennett (UC San Diego)

Florian Bassermann (Technical University of Munich)

Mads Gyrd-Hansen (Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research)

Helle Ulrich (Institute of Molecular Biology - IMB)

Eric Baehrecke (UMass Medical School)

Pascal Meier (ICR London)

Anne Bertolotti (LMB Cambridge)

Richard Youle (NIH)

Jonathon Pines (ICR London)

Geert van Loo (VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research)

John Silke (WEHI)

Zhijian 'James' Chen (UT Southwestern)

Philip Cohen (University of Dundee)

Felix Randow (LMB Cambridge)

Yifat Merbl (Weizmann Institute)

Nieves Peltzer (UCL)

Alessandro Annibaldi (ICR London)

Adrian Ting (Mount Sinai, NYC)

Daniel Krappmann (Helmholtz Munich)

Paul Elliott (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology - LMB)

Mathieu Bertrand (VIB Ghent)

Philipp Jost (TU Munich)

Marc Schmidt-Supprian (TU Munich)

Fumiyo Ikeda (Institute of Molecular Biology - IMBA)

Annika Meinander (Åbo Akademi University, Turku)

Sonja Lorenz (University of Würzburg)

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 $1,823.00 $1,923.00 $684.00 $255.00 $281.00 $85.00
Industry $1,823.00 $1,923.00 $684.00 $255.00 $281.00 $85.00
Student $1,534.00 $1,634.00 $684.00 $255.00 $281.00 $85.00

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

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 (03, 04, 05 June 2018) on a single basis for academics and industry, on a shared basis for students/Postdocs
- 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 (note a delivery charge will be applied)
- 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 (03, 04, 05 June 2018) 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 (note a delivery charge will be applied)
- 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 (03, 04, 05 June 2018) 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 (note a delivery charge will be applied)
- 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 years and older are 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 (note; a delivery charge will be applied)
- 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.

Speakers

Invited Speakers

  • Michael Rape
    Michael Rape
    HHMI/UC Berkeley
  • Geert van Loo
    Geert van Loo
    VIB/Gent University
  • Mads Gyrd-Hansen
    Mads Gyrd-Hansen
    University of Oxford
  • Adrian Ting
    Adrian Ting
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Helle Ulrich
    Helle Ulrich
    Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB)
  • Marc Schmidt-Supprian
    Marc Schmidt-Supprian
    Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München
  • Mathieu Bertrand
    Mathieu Bertrand
    VIB Center for Inflammation Research / Ghent university
  • Fumiyo Ikeda
    Fumiyo Ikeda
    Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA)
  • Philip Cohen
    Philip Cohen
    University of Dundee
  • Annika Meinander
    Annika Meinander
    Åbo Akademi University
  • Richard  Youle
    Richard Youle
    NIH/NINDS
  • Daniel Krappmann
    Daniel Krappmann
    Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen
  • Sonja Lorenz
    Sonja Lorenz
    Rudolf Virchow Center, University of Wuerzburg
  • Eric Baehrecke
    Eric Baehrecke
    UMass Medical School
  • Kim  Newton
    Kim Newton
    Genentech
  • Paul Elliott
    Paul Elliott
    MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
  • Domagoj Vucic
    Domagoj Vucic
    Genentech
  • John Silke
    John Silke
    The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
  • Florian Bassermann
    Florian Bassermann
    Dept. of Internal Medicine III (Hematology/Oncology), Technical University of Munich
  • Pascal Meier
    Pascal Meier
    Institute of Cancer Research
  • Eric Bennett
    Eric Bennett
    University of California San Diego
  • Jonathon Pines
    Jonathon Pines
    The Institute of Cancer Research
  • Alessandro Annibaldi
    Alessandro Annibaldi
    Institute of Cancer Research
  • Nieves Peltzer
    Nieves Peltzer
    UCL Cancer Institute
  • Philipp Jost
    Philipp Jost
    Technical University of Munich
  • Ivan Dikic
    Ivan Dikic
    Institute of Biochemistry II, Goethe University Frankfurt
  • Yifat Merbl
    Yifat Merbl
    Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Anne Bertolotti
    Anne Bertolotti
    MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Medical Research Council
  • Felix Randow
    Felix Randow
    MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
  • Zhijian 'James' Chen
    Zhijian 'James' Chen
    UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Anna Sablina
    Anna Sablina
    VIB/KU Leuven

Programme

SUNDAY 3RD JUNE 2018

14:00 – 14:40

Registration

13:30 – 14:30

Group Welcome Lunch

14:40 – 14:45

Opening Comments

SESSION 1

14:45 – 15:15

Kim Newton 
Genentech Inc.

UBIQUITIN LIGASES CIAP1 & CIAP2 LIMIT CELL DEATH AND INFLAMMATION

15:15 – 15:45

Mathieu Bertrand 
VIB Ghent

RIPK1 LIFE/DEATH DECISION DURING TNF SIGNALING

15:45 – 16:15

Alessandro Annibaldi 
ICR London

UBIQUITIN-MEDIATED REGULATION OF RIPK1 KINASE ACTIVITY, INDEPENDENT OF IKK AND MK2

16:15 – 16:45

John Silke 
WEHI, Australia

UBIQUITIN MODIFICATION OF THE NECROPTOTIC EFFECTOR MLKL

16:45 – 17:15

Refreshments

17:15 – 17:45

Sonja Lorenz 
Universität Würzburg

EMBO YIP LECTURE - MECHANISTIC IDIOSYNCRASIES IN HECT-TYPE UBIQUITIN LIGASES

17:45 – 18:15

Domagoj Vucic 
Genentech Inc.

UBIQUITINATION OF RIP KINASES REGULATES INFLAMMATORY SIGNALING

18:15 – 18:45

Nieves Peltzer 
UCL

LUBAC AND CELL DEATH: A SURPRISE IN THREE ACTS

18:45 – 19:15

Henning Walczak 
UCL

LUBAC IN THE SKIN: UNDERSTANDING CELL DEATH-DRIVEN LETHAL INFLAMMATION BEYOND TNF

19:15

Group Dinner

Post Dinner Meeting Point: Estavida (lobby bar)

MONDAY 4TH JUNE 2018

07:00 – 08:30

Breakfast

SESSION 2

08:30 – 09:00

Vishva Dixit 
Genentech Inc.

OTULIN LIMITS CELL DEATH AND INFLAMMATION BY DEUBIQUITINATING LUBAC

09:00 – 09:30

Geert van Loo 
VIB Ghent

A20 AND OTULIN IN TISSUE HOMEOSTASIS AND PATHOLOGY

09:30 – 10:00

Marc Schmidt-Supprian 
TU Munich

A20 GENE DOSE EFFECTS IN B CELL-MEDIATED AUTOIMMUNITY IN MICE

10:00 – 10:30

Group Photo & Refreshments

10:30 – 11:00

Adrian Ting 
Mount Sinai, NYC

FAILURE TO SUPPRESS CYLD-MEDIATED CELL DEATH CAUSES IMMUNE DYSREGULATION

11:00 – 11:30

Daniel Krappmann 
Helmholtz Centre Munich

DISCOVERING NEW CELLULAR FUNCTIONS OF OTULIN USING HIGHLY-SELECTIVE ACTIVITY-BASED PROBES

11:30 – 12:00

Paul Elliott 
MRC LMB Cambridge

MECHANISTIC INSIGHTS INTO DEUBIQUITINASE REGULATION

12:00 – 16:00

Lunch & Free Time

13:00 – 15:00

Snorkel Trip (Sign ups required in advance)

SESSION 3

16:00 – 16:30

Sir Philip Cohen 
University of Dundee

ROLE OF HYBRID UBIQUITIN CHAINS AND TRAF6 IN REGULATING IMMUNE SIGNALING

16:30 – 17:00

Mads Gyrd-Hansen 
Ludwig Institute

REGULATION OF UBIQUITINATION IN INNATE IMMUNE SIGNALLING

17:00 – 17:30

Felix Randow 
LMB Cambridge

UBIQUITIN, A SHARED WEAPON IN THE BATTLE BETWEEN BACTERIA AND THEIR HOST CELLS

17:30 – 18:00

Refreshments

18:00 – 18:30

Zhijian 'James' Chen 
UT Southwestern

MECHANISM AND FUNCTION OF DNA-INDUCED AUTOPHAGY

18:30 – 19:00

Fumiyo Ikeda 
IMBA, Vienna

THE IAP PROTEIN FAMILY MEMBERS IN AUTOPHAGY

19:00 – 19:30

Annika Meinander 
Åbo Akademi University

M1-LINKED UBIQUITINATION BY LUBEL DRIVES INFLAMMATORY RESPONSES IN DROSOPHILA

19:30 – 21:00

Poster Session

21:00

Group Dinner

Post Dinner Meeting Point: Estavida (lobby bar)

TUESDAY 5TH JUNE 2018

07:00 – 08:30

Breakfast

SESSION 4

08:30 – 09:00

Anne Bertolotti 
MRC LMB Cambridge

COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF A STRESS-RESPONSE

09:00 – 09:30

Eric Baehrecke 
UMass Medical School

A NOVEL FUNCTION FOR UBIQUITIN THAT LINKS MITOCHONDRIAL DYNAMICS AND AUTOPHAGY

09:30 – 10:00

Yifat Merbl 
Weizmann Institute

FINE-TUNING REGULATION OF GOLGI HOMEOSTASIS IS MEDIATED BY GOLGI-LOCALIZED PROTEASOMAL DEGRADATION

10:00 – 10:30

Refreshments

10:30 – 11:00

Eric Fischer

DFCI / Harvard

INDUCED DEGRADATION OF DEVELOPMENTAL TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS UNDERLIES THALIDOMIDE TERATOGENICITY

11:00 – 11:30

Ivan Dikic 
Goethe University Frankfurt

UNCONVENTIONAL SERINE UBIQUITINATION

11:30 – 16:15

Lunch & Free Time

SESSION 5

16:15 – 16:45

Anna Sablina 
VIB/KU Leuven

THE ROLE OF THE UBIQUITIN SYSTEM IN RAS-DRIVEN DISEASE

16:45 – 17:15

Najoua Lalaoui 
WEHI, Australia

ROLE OF RIPK1 CASPASE-8 MEDIATED CLEAVAGE

17:15 – 17:45

Hamid Kashkar 
University of Cologne

CHIP MEDIATES K63-LINKED UBIQUITINATION AND LYSOSOMAL DEGRADATION OF NOXA

17:45 – 18:15

Refreshments

18:15 – 18:45

Helle Ulrich 
IMB, Mainz

TAILOR-MADE UBIQUITIN LIGASES FOR THE STUDY OF POLYUBIQUITIN CHAIN LINKAGE IN DNA DAMAGE BYPASS

18:45 – 19:15

Philipp Jost 
TU Munich

FUNCTIONAL IMPACT OF ABERRANT UBIQUITINATION OF RIPK1 IN HEALTHY AND MALIGNANT HEMATOPOESIS

19:15 – 19:45

Florian Bassermann 
TU Munich

ABERRANT UBIQUITIN-PROTEASOME DEPENDENT NETWORKS IN B-CELL MALIGNANCIES

20:15

*Gala Dinner & Poster Awards*

WEDNESDAY 6TH JUNE 2018

07:00 – 08:30

Breakfast

SESSION 6

08:30 – 09:00

Richard Youle 
NIH

SYNTHETIC PHENOTYPES IN MICE LACKING PINK1 AND PARKIN-MEDIATED MITOPHAGY

09:00 – 09:30

Michael Rape 
UC Berkeley

UBIQUITIN-DEPENDENT CONTROL OF NEURONAL DEVELOPMENT AND SURVIVAL

09:30 – 10:00

Eric Bennett 
UC San Diego

PROTEIN HOMEOSTASIS CONTROL THROUGH PERVASIVE REGULATORY RIBOSOMAL UBIQUITYLATION

10:00 – 10:30

Refreshments

10:30 – 11:00

Pascal Meier 
ICR London

SUMO-MEDIATED REGULATION OF THE NLRP3 INFLAMMASOME

11:00 – 11:30

Jonathon Pines 
ICR London

THE SPINDLE ASSEMBLY CHECKPOINT: WITH GREAT POWER COMES GREAT RESPONSIVENESS

11:30 – 11:45

Closing Comments

 

Sponsors

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Venue

Melia Nassau Beach All Inclusive

Nassau, Bahamas

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Venue Rating
4 Stars
Currency
US Dollar (USD)
Address
Nassau
W Bay St.
Nassau
Bahamas
Nearest Airport
Lynden Pindling International Airport

Hotel Details

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

Melia Nassau Beach All Inclusive

Nassau, Bahamas

Venue Rating
4 Stars
Currency
US Dollar (USD)
Nearest Airport
Lynden Pindling International Airport

Location Details

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.

 

Transport

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 on a daily basis.

Taxis

There’s no shortage of available taxi cabs at LPIA. Taxis are available outside the U.S., International and Domestic terminals. Taxis charge $25 one way to the Melia Nassau Hotel, however if there are more than two passengers / two large suitcases then they will normally charge slightly more.

Pre-booked Airport Transfers

Majestic Tours Ltd are a reputable and trustworthy DMC based in Nassau. The Majestic Tours team will be on hand to provide a seamless transfer service to and from Lynden Pindling Airport. Majestic Tours will manage and confirm all transportation bookings, therefore please contact them directly with any questions or booking requests (details below).

Contact Name: Betty Fox
Contact Telephone: +1 242-322-2606 or +1 242-677-2610
Contact Email: betty@majesticholidays.com

To receive the rates below, please specify that you are with Fusion Conferences. Pre-booked airport transfer rates to and from LPIA / Melia Nassau Beach hotel are as follows.

Vehicle / No of Passengers

Price (One Way)

Price (Return Trip)

Shuttle Bus * ~

n/a

$21.50 USD per person

Car (maximum of 3 passengers) *

$46.00 USD per vehicle

$91.40.00 USD per vehicle

SUV (maximum of 8 passengers) *

$129.25 USD per vehicle

n/a

Note:
- The shuttle bus is not a private service therefore other stops may be made along the journey.
- 7.5% tax is included. Gratuities optional.
- No unauthorized stops will be made.
- No smoking, food or beverage is permitted on the buses.
- The driver will assist with loading / off-loading of luggage.
- All drivers and personnel are dressed in uniform.

If you wish to cancel your transfer, please inform Majestic Tours at least 72hours in advance for car bookings and 48hours in advance for bus/van bookings, otherwise full cancellation charges will apply. If you fail to inform Majestic Tours of any amendments to your travel schedule and consequently do not turn up at the date and time booked, full cancellation charges will apply for no shows.

Upon arrival at the airport, uniformed Majestic Tours representatives will be stationed outside of the terminal with the appropriate signage to meet you.

When you depart from the hotel, please wait at the front door of the hotel for your transfer. Majestic Tours will schedule departure times 2.5 – 3 hours prior to your flight departure time.

Please note that payment is required at the time of booking. Payment can be made over the phone with Majestic Tours or they will provide you with a form to complete and sign for processing. When payment has been processed you will be sent a voucher to confirm your booking. Please print this voucher and hand it to your Majestic Tours rep prior to departure from the airport.

Majestic Tours Desk

The Majestic Tours desk is located in the lobby of the hotel alongside front desk. This is open daily from 7:00am to 9:00pm.

Activities

Several activities are available within the resort and include:

  • Sports: Volleyball / basketball
  • Fitness classes
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking

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 Name: Betty Fox
Contact Telephone: +1 242-322-2606 or +1 242-677-2610
Contact Email: betty@majesticholidays.com

Group Activities

Snorkel Trip – Monday 4th June 2018

This 2hr excursion will depart from the British Colonial Hilton downtown Nassau. There will be a tour of the harbour on-route to the snorkel sites. The tide and conditions of the sea will determine which and how many sites you visit that day. All of the snorkel sites are incredible and each one is different. For example, Spruce Cay offers multitudes of tropical fish that are quite people friendly and have no problem investigating who is in their space, while the Sea Gardens offers fantastic huge coral formations with much larger fish, then there is the ship wreck where you can see much larger fish. On the way back, you will take a tour of Marina Village at Atlantis with an up-close view of the mega yachts and hotel.

Snorkel Tour paying via cash: $60.00 per person (USD or Bahamian Dollars accepted).
Snorkel Tour paying via card: $63.00 per person (Visa, Mastercard & Discover accepted).

Round Trip Transport: $20.00 per person to be paid during registration, cash only.

*please note prices do not include gratuity.

Includes:

Round trip air-conditioned transport
Soft Drinks & water
Snorkel equipment

Itinerary for Monday 4th June 2018:

12:10 Depart from Melia Hotel
13:00 Boat ride trip from British Colonial Hilton Downtown Nassau
13:25 Snorkelling
14:35 Return boat trip from snorkelling
15.00 Return transport from British Colonial Hilton Downtown Nassau
15:30 Arrive back at Melia Hotel

 *Minimum of 10 people required*

Sign-ups required by Friday 27th April 2018 should you wish to participate. 

 

Oral Presenters

Talk Deadline: 30 Apr 2018

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: 30 April 2018.

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 accompany 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: 16:9 in Presenter View, Landscape in Orientation
Font Size: Minimum font size used should be 24pt. 
File Type: Please save your presentation in Keynote, 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: 30 Apr 2018

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: 30 April 2018.

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 Ubiquitin Poster Awards

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 30 April 2018. The winners will be selected shortly after the Poster Session.

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