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Registration Deadlines

Talk Submission – 01 Dec 2018

Last Chance – 10 Dec 2018

Poster Submission – 10 Dec 2018

Early bird – expired

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3rd Fibroblast Growth Factors in Development and Repair Conference

15 Feb 2019 - 18 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

Synopsis

The Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF) Fusion Conference aims to bring together researchers from different disciplines with an interest in FGF biology/biochemistry and clinical applications. This will be the third FGF Fusion conference, building on two very successful previous meetings. This meeting will provide a unique opportunity for researchers to meet each other, to discuss their project and to initiate new and in some cases highly interdisciplinary research projects and collaborations. 

For those interested, this meeting takes place just before the Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference, taking place from 17 - 20 February 2019 at the same venue. A joint session takes place on Monday 18 February from 08:30 - 12:30. 

Key Sessions

  • FGF signalling in normal and impaired development
  • Role of FGFs in stem cell biology
  • Interaction of FGF signalling with other signalling pathways
  • Role of endogenous and efficacy of exogenous FGFs in tissue repair and regeneration
  • Role of altered FGF signalling in human diseases, ranging from rare developmental disorders to major diseases such as metabolic syndrome and cancer
  • Role of FGFs and FGFRs as therapeutic targets
  • FGFs as endocrine hormones

Grant Opportunity

We have six $500 grants available to post-docs and young faculty (first three years after start of independence). To apply send an abstract for oral or poster consideration, your CV and a short motivation letter to Emily Bicknell by 01 December 2018.

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Register an academic at the earlybird rate of $1,822 and bring a student for only $850. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible for this offer. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 15, 16, 17 February 2019 (on a shared basis for students) and a 24hour all-inclusive food and beverage package for the conference period. Academic registrations must be completed by 10th December 2018. Once registered, please contact Emily Bicknell to obtain a special registration link for your student.

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Denis Barritault (OTR3)
'40 YEARS AND HOW IDENTIFICATION OF FGF IN RETINA LED TO A NEW BRANCH IN REGENERATIVE MEDICINE'
Saverio Bellusci (Justus-Liebig-Universitaet Giessen, ECCPS)
'CHARACTERISATION OF A NOVEL FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR 10 (FGF10)-PRODUCING RESIDENT MESENCHYMAL CELL INVOLVED IN THE REPAIR PROCESS OF THE BRONCHIAL EPITHELIUM AFTER NAPHTHALENE INJURY'
Ralph Bradshaw (University of California, Irvine)
'THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE FGF FAMILY: DISCOVERY, IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION' by Ralph A. Bradshaw and Kenneth A. Thomas
Richard Grose (Barts Cancer Institute)
'3D MODELLING APPROACHES TO DISSECT FGFR SIGNALLING IN CANCER'
Mohammad Hajihosseini (University of East Anglia)
'NEW FOCI OF NEUROGLIOGENESIS BY FGF10-EXPRESSING CELLS IN THE ADULT MOUSE BRAIN'
Marja Hurley (UCONN Health)
'FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR 2 AND FRACTURE REPAIR'
Alexei Kharitonenkov (Novo Nordisk)
'MOLECULAR ELEMENTS IN FGF19 AND FGF21 DEFINING KLB/FGFR SPECIFICITY AND ACTIVITY'
Steven Kliewer (UT Southwestern)
'RECENT INSIGHTS INTO FGF21 PHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY'
Christoph Ladel (Merck)
Stijn de Langhe (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
'ROLE OF FGF10 SIGNALING IN THE RESOLUTION OF PULMONARY FIBROSIS'
Laurence Legeai-Mallet (INSERM)
'HYPOCHONDROPLASIA: LESSONS FROM MOUSE MODEL'
Mark Lewandoski (NIH)
'FGF4 SETS THE SOMITIC CLOCK'
Xiaokun Li (Wenzhou Medical University)
Suzanne Mansour (University of Utah)
'FGF SIGNALING IN INNER EAR DEVELOPMENT AND FUNCTION'
Amy Merrill (University of Southern California)
'FGF SIGNALING AND INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT OF THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM'
Moosa Mohammadi (New York University School of Medicine)
'MOLECULAR MECHANISMS UNDERLYING FGF HORMONE SIGNALING'
David Ornitz (Washington University in St. Louis)
'FGF SIGNALING IN LUNG DEVELOPMENT, CANCER, AND RESPONSE TO INJURY'
Tatjana Piotrowski (Stowers Institute for Medical Research)
'FGF SIGNALING IN ZEBRAFISH SENSORY ORGAN DEVELOPMENT AND REGENERATION'
Dina Ron (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)
Michael Seckl (Imperial College London)
FGFR INHIBITORS: WHICH CANCER PATIENTS ARE MOST LIKELY TO BENEFIT?
Philippe Soriano (Mount Sinai)
Fen Wang (Texas A&M University)
'ABERRANT FGFR TYROSINE KINASE SIGNALING ENHANCES THE WARBURG EFFECT BY REPROGRAMMING LDH ISOFORM EXPRESSION AND ACTIVITY IN PROSTATE CANCER'
Gilbert Weidinger (Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - iBMB)
'TISSUE-SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS OF FGF SIGNALING IN ZEBRAFISH APPENDAGE REGENERATION'
Rusty Williams (Five Prime Therapeutics)
Jin-San Zhang (Wenzhou Medical University)

Target Audience

FGFs are key regulators of development, repair, disease, and metabolic homeostasis for many organs and therefore, FGF researchers come from various disciplines. These include structural biologists, biochemists, cell biologists, clinical researchers, clinicians, geneticists, pharmacologists and bioengineers. FGF meetings usually attract people from academia, but also from various pharmaceutical companies due to the important roles of FGFs and FGF receptors as drug targets.

FGF research is well represented at different places in the world, with major hubs in Europe, in the US, in China and in Japan. However, researchers from other countries also join the FGF conferences.

Educational Need

The role of FGFs in stem cell biology, tissue response to injury, as potentially treatable genetic diseases, and as endocrine factors affecting health and aging are rapidly progressing. Each month there are dozens of papers that have either FGF signalling as a primary focus or that examine FGF interactions with other signalling pathways. Because of this rapid progress there remains a need to have relatively frequent conferences that serve to educate newcomers to the field and allow seasoned FGF researchers to catch up on FGF biology in different organ systems or diseases.

 

 

 

 

 

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 $1,822.00 $1,922.00 $684.00 $255.00 $281.00 $85.00
Industry $1,822.00 $1,922.00 $684.00 $255.00 $281.00 $85.00
Student $1,533.00 $1,633.00 $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 (15, 16, 17 Feb 2019) on a single basis for academics and industry, on a shared basis for students
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours (excluding Black Angus and Starbucks)
- Unlimited select brand liquors, wines by the glass, local domestic beer, bottled water and soft drinks
- Gala Dinner (includes an open bar)
- Room service
- Guest room mini bar
- Non motorized water sports equipment
- Complimentary WIFI in both conference rooms and your guest room

What's Included in our Accompanying Adult Fees?

Our accompanying adult fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- 3 Nights’ fixed accommodation (15, 16, 17 Feb 2019) on a shared basis with a conference participant 
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours (excluding Black Angus and Starbucks)
- Unlimited select brand liquors, wines by the glass, local domestic beer, bottled water and soft drinks
- Gala Dinner (includes an open bar)
- Room service
- Guest room mini bar
- Non motorized water sports equipment
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference.

What's Included in our Accompanying Child Fees?

Our accompanying child fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- 3 Nights’ fixed accommodation (15, 16, 17 Feb 2019) on a shared basis with the parent/s
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours (excluding Black Angus and Starbucks)
- Unlimited bottled water and soft drinks
- Gala Dinner 
- Room service
- Non motorized water sports equipment
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Accompanying child fees are applicable for children aged 2-12 years. Children younger than 2 years stay free of charge with a parent. Children aged 13-17 years will be charged $366 per child. 18 years + will be classified as an adult at this venue (Melia Nassau Beach, Bahamas).

What's Included in our Extra Night Fees?

- 1 night’s accommodation for 1 person
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours (excluding Black Angus and Starbucks)
- Unlimited select brand liquors, wines by the glass, local domestic beer, bottled water and soft drinks
- Room service
- Guest room mini bar
- Non motorized water sports equipment
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Extra night child fees are applicable for children aged 2-12 years. Children younger than 2 years stay free of charge with a parent. Children aged 13-17 years will be charged $122 per night, per child. 18 years + will be classified as an adult at this venue (Melia Nassau Beach, Bahamas).

Speakers

Invited Speakers

  • Stijn De Langhe
    Stijn De Langhe
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Saverio Bellusci
    Saverio Bellusci
    Justus-Liebig-Universitaet Giessen, ECCPS
  • David Ornitz
    David Ornitz
    Washington University
  • Gilbert Weidinger
    Gilbert Weidinger
    Ulm University
  • Richard Grose
    Richard Grose
    Queen Mary, University of London
  • Marja Hurley
    Marja Hurley
    UCONN Health, School of Medicine
  • Tatjana Piotrowski
    Tatjana Piotrowski
    Stowers Institure for Medical Research
  • Alexei Kharitonenkov
    Alexei Kharitonenkov
    Novo Nordisk
  • Mohammad K Hajihosseini
    Mohammad K Hajihosseini
    University of East Anglia
  • Amy Merrill
    Amy Merrill
    University of Southern California
  • Ralph Bradshaw
    Ralph Bradshaw
    Trefoil Therapeutics
  • Moosa Mohammadi
    Moosa Mohammadi
    New York University School of Medicine
  • Fen Wang
    Fen Wang
    Texas A&M
  • Denis Barritault
    Denis Barritault
    OTR3
  • Suzanne Mansour
    Suzanne Mansour
    University of Utah
  • Mark Lewandoski
    Mark Lewandoski
    NCI, NIH
  • Michael Seckl
    Michael Seckl
    Imperial College London
  • Laurence Legeai-Mallet
    Laurence Legeai-Mallet
    Imagine Institute-Inserm U1163
  • Steven Kliewer
    Steven Kliewer
    UT Southwestern

Programme

FRIDAY 15TH FEBRUARY

13:15 – 14:00

Student & Postdoc Networking Lunch

14:00 – 15:00

Registration & Welcome Reception

FGFs – History, Biochemistry and Development

14:45 – 15:00

Opening Comments

15:00 – 15:30

Ralph Bradshaw
Trefoil Therapeutics

THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE FGF FAMILY: DISCOVERY, IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION

15:30 – 16:00

Invited Speaker
Organisation

TBC

16:00 – 16:30

Philippe Soriano
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

TBC

16:30 – 16:45

Short talk
Organisation

Selected from abstracts

16:45 – 17:00

Short talk
Organisation

Selected from abstracts

17:00 – 17:30

Refreshments & Poster Viewing

17:30 – 18:00

Tatjana Piotrowski
Stowers Institute

FGF SIGNALING IN ZEBRAFISH SENSORY ORGAN DEVELOPMENT AND REGENERATION

18:00 – 18:30

Suzanne Mansour 
University of Utah

FGF SIGNALING IN INNER EAR DEVELOPMENT AND FUNCTION

18:30 – 19:00

Mark Lewandoski
NIH

FGF4 SETS THE SOMITIC CLOCK

19:00 – 19:30

Mohammad Hajihosseini 
University of East Anglia

NEW FOCI OF NEUROGLIOGENESIS BY FGF10-EXPRESSING CELLS IN THE ADULT MOUSE BRAIN

19:30 – 19:45

Fernanda Laezza
University of Texas

TBC

19:45 – 20:00

Short talk
Organisation

Selected from abstracts

20:00 – 20:15

Short talk
Organisation

Selected from abstracts

19:45 – 20:15

Accompanying Guests Pre-Dinner Welcome Drinks

20:15

Group Dinner

 

SATURDAY 16TH FEBRUARY

07:00 – 08:30

Buffet Breakfast at The Marketplace

Endocrine-Acting FGFs

08:30 – 09:00

Moosa Mohammadi
New York University

MOLECULAR MECHANISMS UNDERLYING FGF HORMONE SIGNALING

09:00 – 09:15

Sangwon Lee
Yale University

STRUCTURAL BASIS OF ENDOCRINE FGF RECOGNITION BY Β-KLOTHO

09:15 – 09:45

Xiaokun Li
Wenzhou University

TBC

09:45 – 10:00

Short talk
Organisation

Selected from abstracts

10:00 – 10:30

Group Photo, Refreshments & Poster Viewing

10:30 – 11:00

Steven Kliewer
UT Southwestern

RECENT INSIGHTS INTO FGF21 PHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY

11:00 – 11:20

Alexei Kharitonenkov
Novo Nordisk

MOLECULAR ELEMENTS IN FGF19 AND FGF21 DEFINING KLB/FGFR SPECIFICITY AND ACTIVITY

11:20– 11:35

Short talk
Organisation

Selected from abstracts

11:35 – 12:00

Meet the Poster Presenters
Moderators: TBC

12:00 – 16:00

Group Lunch & Free Time

12:30 – 15:30

Snorkel Trip: TBC

FGFs In Tissue Repair and Regeneration

16:00 – 16:30

Gilbert Weidinger
University of Ulm

TISSUE-SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS OF FGF SIGNALING IN ZEBRAFISH APPENDAGE REGENERATION

16:30 – 17:00

Bradley Olwin
University of Colorado

TBC

17:00 – 17:20

Christoph Ladel
Merck

TBC

17:20 – 17:40

Denis Barritault
University Paris Est-Créteil

40 YEARS AND HOW IDENTIFICATION OF FGF IN RETINA LED TO A NEW BRANCH IN REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

17:40 – 17:55

Short talk
Organisation

Selected from abstracts

17:55 – 18:25

Sabine Werner
ETH Zurich

FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR SIGNALING IN EPITHELIAL REPAIR AND INFLAMMATORY DISEASE

18:25 – 18:40

Short talk
Organisation

Selected from abstracts

18:40 – 18:55

Short talk
Organisation

Selected from abstracts

18:55 – 20:30

Refreshments & Poster Session

20:30

Group Dinner

 

SUNDAY 17TH FEBRUARY

07:00 – 08:30

Buffet Breakfast at The Marketplace

FGFs in Developmental / Genetic Diseases

08:30 – 09:00

Marja Hurley
UConn School of Medicine

FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR 2 AND FRACTURE REPAIR

09:00 – 09:30

Laurence Legeai-Mallet 
INSERM

HYPOCHONDROPLASIA: LESSONS FROM MOUSE MODEL

10:00 – 10:15

Jeffrey Stavenhagen
Therachon AG

TBC

10:15 – 10:30

Short talk
Organisation

Selected from abstracts

10:15 – 10:45

Refreshments & Poster Viewing

10:45 – 11:15

Amy Merrill-Brugger 
University of California

FGF SIGNALING AND INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT OF THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

11:15 – 11:30

Short talk
Organisation

Selected from abstracts

11:30 – 11:45

Short talk
Organisation

Selected from abstracts

11:45 – 16:00

Group Lunch & Free Time

FGFs in Cancer

16:00 – 16:30

Lewis T. Williams
Fiveprime Therapeutics

TBC

16:30 – 17:00

Richard Grose
Barts Cancer Institute

3D MODELLING APPROACHES TO DISSECT FGFR SIGNALLING IN CANCER

17:00 – 17:30

Jin San Zhang
Wenzhou University

TBC

17:30 – 17:45

Short talk
Organisation

Selected from abstracts

17:45 – 18:15

Fen Wang
Texas A&M University

ABERRANT FGFR TYROSINE KINASE SIGNALING ENHANCES THE WARBURG EFFECT BY REPROGRAMMING LDH ISOFORM EXPRESSION AND ACTIVITY IN PROSTATE CANCER

18:15 – 18:45

Michael Seckl
Imperial College London

FGFR INHIBITORS: WHICH CANCER PATIENTS ARE MOST LIKELY TO BENEFIT?

18:45 – 19:00

Short talk
Organisation

Selected from abstracts

19:30

*Gala Dinner & Poster Awards*

 

MONDAY 18TH FEBRUARY

07:00 – 08:30

Buffet Breakfast at The Marketplace

FGF Signaling in Lung Development and Fibrosis Session (joint session with the Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference)

08:30 – 09:00

Mark Krasnow
Stanford University

TBC

09:00 – 09:30

Saverio Bellusci
University of Giessen

CHARACTERISATION OF A NOVEL FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR 10 (FGF10)-PRODUCING RESIDENT MESENCHYMAL CELL INVOLVED IN THE REPAIR PROCESS OF THE BRONCHIAL EPITHELIUM AFTER NAPHTHALENE INJURY

09:30 – 10:00

Stijn de Langhe
University of Alabama at Birmingham

ROLE OF FGF10 SIGNALING IN THE RESOLUTION OF PULMONARY FIBROSIS

10:00 – 10:30

Xin Sun
University of California, San Diego

SIGNALS IN LUNG DEVELOPMENT AND FUNCTION

10:30 – 11:00

Refreshments

11:00 – 11:30

David Ornitz
Washington University St. Louis

FGF SIGNALING IN LUNG DEVELOPMENT, CANCER, AND RESPONSE TO INJURY

11:30 – 11:45

Short talk
Organisation

TBC

11:45 – 12:00

Short talk
Organisation

TBC

12:00 – 12:15

Short talk
Organisation

TBC

12:15 – 12:30

Short talk
Organisation

TBC

12:30 – 12:40

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 daily.

Taxis

There’s no shortage of available taxi cabs at Lynden Pindling International Airport. Taxis are available outside the U.S., International and Domestic terminals. Taxis charge approximately $25 one way to the Melia Nassau Hotel, however charges may increase if there are more than two passengers and/or two large suitcases.

Pre-booked Airport Transfers

Should you wish to pre-book a taxi transfer from the airport, you will find there are several suppliers to chose from and prices range from $40 one way and $70 return trip for up to 3 people, taxes included. Please find below details of 3 transportation providers who are offering discounted rates for our groups. Please contact the supplier directly with any enquiries or booking requests.

HC Executive Transportation
Contact Name: Nicholas Knowles
Contact Telephone: +1 242-809-9418
Contact Email: hcexecutivetransportation@gmail.com
Website Link: www.hcets.net

The rates quoted below are for transfers from Lynden Pindling International Airport to Melia Nassau Beach hotel. Please quote ‘FUSION’ during initial enquiry to obtain the discounted rate.

Vehicle / No of Passengers

Price (One Way)

Price (Return Trip)

Car (maximum of 3 passengers)

$40.00 USD per vehicle

$70.00.00 USD per vehicle

SUV (maximum of 6 passengers)

$70 USD per vehicle

$110.00 USD per vehicle

Note: Tax included in above rates (12%). Gratuities optional. Pre-payment can be made at time of booking or to driver at time of service.

Simon's Transports Ltd
Contact Name: Jocelyne Casimir
Contact Telephone: Toll Free: 1-800-501-4964, International: 1-954-302-2505, Local: 1-242-364-5466
Contact Email: info@simonstransports.com 
Booking Link: https://simonstransportsbahamas.com/book-now-2/

The rates quoted below are for transfers from Lynden Pindling International Airport to Melia Nassau Beach hotel. Please quote ‘FUSION’ during initial enquiry to obtain the discounted rate, or you may book online via the booking link above where discounted rates are automatically applied.

Vehicle / No of Passengers

Price (One Way)

Price (Return Trip)

Car (maximum of 4 passengers)

$101.21 USD per vehicle

$181.36 USD per vehicle

SUV (maximum of 7 passengers)

$149.50 USD per vehicle

$266.57 USD per vehicle

Note: Tax and gratuities included in above rates (12% and 15%). Pre-payment is required no later than 24hours prior to scheduled transfer time.

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

The rates quoted below are for transfers from Lynden Pindling International Airport to Melia Nassau Beach hotel. Please quote ‘FUSION’ during initial enquiry to obtain the discounted rate,

Vehicle / No of Passengers

Price (One Way)

Price (Return Trip)

Car (maximum of 3 passengers)

$47.60 USD per vehicle

$95.20 USD per vehicle

SUV (maximum of 6 passengers)

$132.52 USD per vehicle

n/a

Shuttle Bus

n/a

$22.40 USD per person

Note: Taxes included in above rates (12%). Gratuities optional. Pre-payment (50%) is required at time of booking. The shuttle bus is not a private service therefore additional stops may be made along the journey.
A Majestic Tours hospitality desk is located in the lower lobby of the hotel and is open daily from 7:00am to 8:00pm.

 

Activities

Several free activities are available within the resort and include:

  • Trip to Balmoral Island during your stay; a taxi boat to and from Balmoral Island and access to the VIP Balmoral Beachside is included.
  • Daily fitness activities: gym classes, yoga, zumba, pool aerobics, etc.
  • In the water: paddleboards, glass-bottom kayaks, ocean duo kayaks, reef-board zayaks, cabana floating mats, water hammocks, etc.
  • Workshops: jewellery making, henna tattoo, scent creation, Bahamian crafts, etc.
  • Classes: mixology, scuba diving, dancing, etc.
  • Friendly competitions: beach volleyball, beach soccer, ping pong, darts, water balloon toss, deep dive contest, etc.
  • Free shuttle to Baha Mar and direct access to its spectacular 100,000 sq. ft. casino, Royal Blue™ tournament player’s golf course with special rates for Meliá guests, tennis court, spa, retail outlets and over 30 dining venues and lounges

 Half / Full Day Activities

Majestic Tours are a reputable and reliable company offering a variety of fascinating trips and excursions for either a half or full day.  To browse the range of tours and excursions available or to make a booking (individual/group) please follow the link below which will take you directly to the Majestic Tours website / booking system. Bookings can also be made on-site at the Majestic Tours desk, located in the lobby of the hotel alongside front desk. This is open daily from 7:00am to 9:00pm.

http://www.majestictoursbahamas.com/tours/#all

If you have any questions then please contact Majestic Tours directly (details below).

Contact Telephone: (+1242) 327-6000 ext. 860322
Contact Email: betty@majesticholidays.com

Group Activities

Snorkel Trip – Saturday 16th February 2019

We have arranged an exciting group activity for the FGF participants (accompanying guests welcome). Please find the details, timings and price for the activity below. Please note you are required to sign up by Friday 11th January 2019 for this activity and unfortunately, we cannot accept sign ups after this date nor onsite. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

This 3hr excursion will depart from Cable Beach at the Melia hotel. The first stop takes you to a Sea Turtle site where you will learn some interesting facts about the Sea Turtles followed by an exciting opportunity to swim with them. You will then head to the snorkel reef where you will be able to see many different types of coral, tropical fish, sea turtles, eels, spiny lobsters, and much more. Finally, you will have some free time to spend at Rose Island which is known for it’s beautiful beaches and lagoons.

Snorkel Tour: $75.00 per person to be paid on the day (USD or Bahamian Dollars accepted, a small charge will be applied for card payments).

Includes:
Snorkel equipment
Life jackets

Itinerary for Saturday 16th February 2019:

12:15: 
Meet at main pool bar (in between the beach and towel hut)
12:30: 
Pickup from Cable Beach at Melia Hotel
12:40 – 13:10: 
Swim with sea turtles
13:10: 
Head to the reef for some snorkeling time
13:40 - 14:10: Snorkeling
14:10: Beach time at Rose Island
15:00: Return trip
15:30: Drop off at Cable Beach at Melia Hotel

*Minimum of 8 people required / Maximum capacity of 26*

Sign-ups are required by Friday 11th January 2019 should you wish to participate. To sign up, please email Emily Bicknell noting the names of any accompanying guests joining you on the activity.

Oral Presenters

Talk Deadline: 01 Dec 2018

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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Posters

Poster Deadline: 10 Dec 2018

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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