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Registration Deadlines

Early bird – 15 Mar 2019

Talk Submission – 15 Mar 2019

Poster Submission – 08 Apr 2019

Last Chance – 12 Apr 2019

Metabolism in Health and Disease Conference

Understanding metabolic regulation of physiology and pathology

24 May 2019 - 27 May 2019

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Synopsis

The new millennium has seen a resurgence in our appreciation of metabolism as a central discipline in our understanding of human health and disease. Although the pathways necessary for ATP production and synthesis of macromolecules (nucleic acids, lipids, and amino acids) were elucidated decades ago, their role in determining cell fate or function has been uncovered only recently.  The discovery that oncogenes and tumour suppressors reprogram nutrient uptake and metabolism in malignant cells has re-energized the field of cancer metabolism and more broadly stimulated a second “golden age” of disease-oriented research in biochemistry. Recent work has also shown that metabolites themselves influence signal transduction and gene expression, indicating a surprising degree of crosstalk between metabolism and other regulatory networks in cells and tissues. Metabolites are also important in communication between cells both within a tissue and systemically throughout the body. At this conference we will discuss the role of metabolism in controlling cell fate and function in multiple contexts including cancer, tissue regeneration, immune responses and aging.

For those interested, this meeting takes place just before the Cell Death, Cell Stress and Metabolism conferencetaking place from 27 - 30 May 2019 at the same venue. 

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Register an academic at the earlybird rate of $1,655 and bring a student for only $700. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible for this offer. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 24, 25, 26 May 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 17th December 2018. Once registered, please contact Emily Bicknell to obtain a special registration link for your student.

Confirmed Invited Speakers -

Janelle Ayres (Salk Institute)
'METABOLIC ADAPTATIONS IN HOST-MICROBE INTERACTIONS'
Kivanc Birsoy (Rockefeller University)
'IDENTIFICATION OF CANCER NUTRIENT DEPENDENCIES'
Edward Chouchani (Harvard Medical School / Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)
'THE ROLE OF SUCCINATE AS A SYSTEMICALLY INTEGRATED REDOX SIGNAL'
Heather Christofk (University of California, Los Angeles)
'METABOLIC TRANSITIONS IN CANCER: LESSONS FROM VIRAL INFECTION'
Maralice Conacci-Sorrell (UT Southwestern Medical Center)
Andy Dillin (UC Berkeley)
'CNS CONTROL OF PERIPHERAL METABOLISM AND AGING'
Gerard Evan (University of Cambridge)
Mark Febbraio (Garvan Institute)
'THE DESIGNER CYTOKINE IC7: A NOVEL THERAPEUTIC TO TREAT METABOLIC DISEASE'
Douglas Green (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital)
'SEPARATED AT BIRTH: METABOLISM AND CELL FATE IN T CELL ASYMMETRIC DIVISION'
Marcia Haigis (Harvard Medical School)
'TARGETING TUMOR AND IMMUNE METABOLISM IN THE TUMOR MICROENVIRONMENT'
Russell Jones (McGill University)
'ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS FOR T CELL FUNCTION'
Susan Kaech (Salk Institute)
Tak Mak (University Health Network)
'FIRE AND WATER ARE GOOD SERVANTS BUT BAD MASTERS'
Brendan Manning (Harvard T.H. Chan)
'METABOLIC EFFECTORS OF THE PI3K-mTOR SIGNALING NETWORK'
Christian Metallo (UC San Diego)
'AMINO ACID AND LIPID METABOLISM CONVERGE TO INFLUENCE DISEASE PROGRESSION'
Thales Papagiannakopoulos (NYU School of Medicine)
'IDENTIFYING NOVEL METABOLIC DEPENDANCIES IN LUNG CANCER'
Erika Pearce (Max Planck Institute)
'T-CELL METABOLISM'
Jared Rutter (University of Utah)
'MITOCHONDRIA, METABOLISM AND CELLULAR DECISIONS'
David Sabatini (Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research)
'mTOR AND LYSOSOMES IN GROWTH CONTROL'
Gerald Shadel (Salk Insititute)
'ADAPTIVE RESPONSES TO MITOCHONDRIAL STRESS'
Celeste Simon (University of Pennsylvania)
'METABOLIC CROSSTALK IN THE TUMOR MICROENVIRONMENT'
Poul Sorensen (The University of British Colombia)
'SARCOMA CELLS HIGH-JACK AMINO ACID TRANSPORTERS FOR REDOX BALANCE'
Matthew Vander Heiden (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
'METABOLIC LIMITATIONS OF CANCER CELL PROLIFERATION'
Claudio Villanueva (The University of Utah)

Target Audience

We anticipate representation from researchers interested in connecting metabolism to cancer, inflammatory diseases, stem cells and aging in both academia and the biotech/pharma industries. Interested researchers need to be on top of these interconnected fields and will want to participate in an international meeting serving as platform for presentation and discussion of the most up-to-date preclinical and clinical work emerging from them.

Educational Need

Despite more than a century of research in the structure and organization of metabolic pathways, modern approaches in metabolic analysis have been relatively slow to disseminate throughout the biomedical research community. There are two reasons for this bottleneck: 1) the huge amount of pre-existing literature on metabolism dissuades many researchers from entering the field; and 2) the level of expertise required to perform cutting-edge metabolic research is deemed to be too high for non-specialists. This conference will highlight specific areas of metabolism for which clear evidence of influence over cell fate decisions and disease mechanisms now exists, with the goal of emphasizing the most important areas of metabolism for audience members with relatively little background in the field. We will also choose speakers with the ability to clearly communicate a broad range of experimental approaches to help interested investigators develop strategies to implement these techniques in their own laboratories. We believe that the size and format of Fusion conferences will stimulate extensive crosstalk among experts and non-experts in this complex but rapidly accelerating field.

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 $1,675.00 $1,775.00 $541.00 $206.00 $235.00 $52.00
Industry $1,675.00 $1,775.00 $541.00 $206.00 $235.00 $52.00
Student $1,381.00 $1,481.00 $541.00 $206.00 $235.00 $52.00

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 (24, 25, 26 May 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 
- Unlimited alcoholic beverages, cocktails and soft drinks available by the glass at all restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- Gala Dinner (includes an open bar)
- 24 hour room service
- Guest room mini bar (replenished daily)
- 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 (24, 25, 26 May 2019) on a shared basis with a conference participant 
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours
- Unlimited alcoholic beverages, cocktails and soft drinks available by the glass at all restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- Gala Dinner (includes an open bar)
- 24 hour room service
- Guest room mini bar (replenished daily)
- 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 (24, 25, 26 May 2019) on a shared basis with the parent/s
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours
- Unlimited soft drinks available by the glass at all restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- Gala Dinner 
- 24 hour room service
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Accompanying child fees are applicable for children aged 5-12 years. Children younger than 5 years stay free of charge with a parent. Children aged 13 years and older are classified as an adult at this venue (Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta).

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
- Unlimited alcoholic beverages, cocktails and soft drinks available by the glass at all restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- 24 hour room service
- Guest room mini bar (replenished daily)
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Extra night child fees are applicable for children aged 5-12 years.

Speakers

Invited Speakers

Programme

Although the programme has not yet been released, we are able to confirm that the conference should begin no earlier than 14:00 with opening comments on 24 May 2019. The conference will conclude no later than 12:30 on 27 May 2019.

Sponsors

Sponsor this conference

Venue

Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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Venue Rating
4 Stars
Currency
US Dollar (USD)
Address
Av. Francisco Medina Ascencio km 2.5
48333
Puerto Vallarta
Jalisco, México
Nearest Airport
Licenciado Gustavo Di­az Ordaz International Airport (PVR)

Hotel Details

The Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive is in the beautiful Bahía de Banderas on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. With a mix of contemporary Mexican architecture and the more traditional Mexican styles of Jalisco, the buildings blend perfectly with the surrounding landscape of the Western Sierra Madre Mountains.

Located just 13km from Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport and within easy reach of the town of Puerto Vallarta with its array of boutique shops and set alongside one of the most beautiful beaches in the area, this provides the perfect setting for a conference.

Throughout your stay delegates will enjoy a full meal plan, inclusive of beverages. Take your pick from the wonderful selection of restaurants such as Chulavista, a contemporary  buffet restaurant overlooking the beach offering Mexican and International cuisine, Rosato, offering mediterranean cuisine with an Italian twist, El Mexicano, serving traditional Mexican fare, Tiatang, adults-only restaurant serving Asian cuisine nightly for dinner and L'Isola, a sophisticated restaurant serving lobster and fine meat cuts in a poolside setting - there is a surchage for dining at this venue. There are also several other dining opportunities such as the Cevichería, Fajita House and Grill as well as the Terrace and Pool Bars. The Café / Deli Express is also open daily for coffee, teas, cakes and pastries.

The themed 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 include;

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and throughout hotel and conference areas
  • Lagoon Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • 8 Restaurants
  • Kids Club
  • Private Beach

Location

Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Venue Rating
4 Stars
Currency
US Dollar (USD)
Nearest Airport
Licenciado Gustavo Di­az Ordaz International Airport (PVR)

Location Details

Originally a bustling mining town known as the ‘Las Peñas’ in the 19th century, Puerto Vallarta is framed by the stunning mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental of Jalisco and the immense Mexican Pacific. This fascinating destination with red roofs, golden sunsets, cobbled streets and beautiful beaches possesses everything that makes for an incredible place to visit.

Puerto Vallarta’s art offering is amazing, from crafts found in the flea market to the fleeting creations made by artists with the sand on the beach. Its art galleries, boardwalk, calm Banderas Bay waters - loved by scuba diving enthusiasts and bustling nightlife bare some of the contrasts that Vallarta holds.

There are many activities you can enjoy during your fee time such as visiting the El Salado estuary, going on horseback up the Quimixto waterfall or taking a tour of Banderas Bay. You may also like to explore the Jardín Botánico de Vallarta where you will find orchids, bromeliads, agaves, wild palms and fern grottos along the paths of this gorgeous nature park.

Transport

Details will be available at a later date.

Activities

Several activities are available within the resort. The schedule changes weekly but tpically may include:

  • Daily fitness activities: gym classes, yoga, dance, aquagym, eco walk etc
  • Cookery Workshops: sushi, paella, ceviche, guacamole and tequila tasting
  • Classes: spanish, crafts
  • Friendly competitions: beach volleyball, beach soccer, ping pong, bocce ball etc.

We will also be partnering with a rerutable and reliable tours and excursion provider to offer a choice of full and half day activities. Details will be availabe soon.

Group Activities

To be announced.

Oral Presenters

Talk Deadline: 15 Mar 2019

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: 08 Apr 2019

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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