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DNA and Interacting Proteins as Single Molecules - In Vitro and In Vivo Conference

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Registration Deadlines

Last Chance – 21 Feb 2018

Early bird – expired

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DNA and Interacting Proteins as Single Molecules - In Vitro and In Vivo Conference

21 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018

Cancun, Mexico

Synopsis

The advent of single-molecule approaches has revolutionized our understanding of Molecular Biology. Combined advances in light microscopy, microfluidics, atomic force microscopy, and DNA sequencing have opened ways to bypass population averages and study individual molecular events for a variety of cellular processes. This meeting aims to present the most recent advances in the mechanistic understanding of biological processes involving DNA at the single-molecule level, using both in vivo and in vitro approaches.

Key Sessions will cover various aspects of:

  • DNA replication
  • DNA recombination
  • DNA repair
  • Transcription
  • Chromosome dynamics
  • Genomics

Each session will be divided into in vitro and in vivo sections to highlight differences and complementary information obtained.

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Target Audience

This conference will appeal to researchers interested in the study of DNA metabolic events at the single molecule level: both in vitro and in vivo. There will be significant focus on DNA replication, DNA recombination, DNA repair and transcription. In addition, we would encourage participation from groups involved in single cell sequencing/genomics.

Learning Objectives

To further understanding of:

  1. DNA metabolic processes
  2. Single molecule approaches in vitro and data analyses
  3. Live cell single molecule approaches
  4. Single cell genomics

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Register an academic at the normal rate and bring a student for only $745. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 21, 22, 23 Feb 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 Emily Bicknell (emily@fusion-conferences.com) to obtain a special registration link for your student.

Keynote Speaker

Steve Kowalczykowski (UC Davis)

Plenary Speakers

Yuri L. Lyubchenko (University of Nebraska Medical Center)

Achillefs Kapanidis (University of Oxford)

Fuchou Tang (Peking University)

Dave Sherratt (University of Oxford)

Peter Fraser (Babraham Institute)

Invited Speakers

Eli Rothenberg (New York University School of Medicine)

Michael O'Donnell (Rockefeller University)

Joseph Loparo (Harvard University)

Eric Galburt (Washington University in St. Louis)

Will Greenleaf (Stanford University)

Johan Elf (Uppsala University)

Mark Leake (University of York)

Jie Yan (National University of Singapore)

Jie Xiao (John Hopkins University)

Terence Strick (University of Paris)

Richard Ebright (Rutgers)

Nick Dixon (University of Wollongong)

Myron Goodman (University of Southern California)

Samir Hamdan (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)

Kiyoshi Mizuuchi (NIDDK)

Stephan Uphoff (University of Oxford)

Long Cai (Caltech)

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 $1,748.00 $1,798.00 $626.00 $284.00 $292.00 $71.00
Industry $1,748.00 $1,798.00 $626.00 $284.00 $292.00 $71.00
Student $1,490.00 $1,540.00 $626.00 $284.00 $292.00 $71.00

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

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

What's Included in our Registration Fees?

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

- Accommodation for 3 Nights (21, 22 and 23 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

Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Invited Speakers

  • Michael O'Donnell
    Michael O'Donnell
    Rockefeller University
  • Jie Xiao
    Jie Xiao
    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Eric Galburt
    Eric Galburt
    Washington University School of Medicine
  • Joseph Loparo
    Joseph Loparo
    Harvard Medical School
  • Eli Rothenberg
    Eli Rothenberg
    New York University School of Medicine
  • Johan Elf
    Johan Elf
    Uppsala University
  • Nicholas Dixon
    Nicholas Dixon
    University of Wollongong
  • Richard H. Ebright
    Richard H. Ebright
    Rutgers
  • Stephan Uphoff
    Stephan Uphoff
    University of Oxford, Department of Biochemistry
  • Myron Goodman
    Myron Goodman
    University of Southern California
  • Samir Hamdan
    Samir Hamdan
    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
  • Timothy Lohman
    Timothy Lohman
    Washington University in St. Louis
  • Kiyoshi Mizuuchi
    Kiyoshi Mizuuchi
    National Institutes of Health
  • Mark Leake
    Mark Leake
    University of York
  • Linda Kenney
    Linda Kenney
    Mechanobiology Institute
  • William Greenleaf
    William Greenleaf
    Stanford University
  • Jie Yan
    Jie Yan
    Mechanobiology Institute, NUS
  • Terence Strick
    Terence Strick
    Ecole normale supérieure/CNRS
  • Long Cai
    Long Cai
    Caltech
  • Sabrina Leslie
    Sabrina Leslie
    McGill University

Programme

WEDNESDAY 21ST FEBRUARY

14:00 – 14:45

Registration & Reception

14:00 – 14:45

Welcome Lunch 
*Kalmia Buffet Restaurant*

DNA Recombination 
Dave Sherratt

14:45 – 15:00

Opening Comments

15:00 – 15:45

Steve Kowalczykowski 
UC Davis

SINGLE-MOLECULE VISUALIZATION OF PROTEIN-DNA COMPLEXES: UNDERSTANDING BIOLOGY, ONE MOLECULE AT A TIME

15:45 – 16:15

Eli Rothenberg 
New York University School of Medicine

SINGLE-MOLECULE STUDIES OF HUMAN DNA DOUBLE STRAND BREAK REPAIR PATHWAYS IN VITRO AND IN CELLS

16:15 – 16:45

Jie Yan 
National University of Singapore

IMPLICATIONS OF HOMOLOGOUS ssDNA / ssRNA-dsDNA INTERACTION ON THE STABILITY OF D-LOOPS AND R-LOOPS

16:45 – 17:15

Refreshments

17:15 – 17:45

Jie Xiao 
John Hopkins University

MULTISTABLE CELL FATE DECISION - A SINGLE-MOLECULE STUDY OF GENE REGULATION

17:45 – 18:15

Joseph Loparo 
Harvard University

VISUALIZING DNA BREAK REPAIR: HOW THE NHEJ MACHINERY MINIMIZES MISTAKES

18:15 – 18:30

Sharonda LeBlanc 
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

THE DYNAMICS OF MISMATCH REPAIR INITIATION

18:30 – 18:45

Kata Sarlós

University of Copenhagen

SINGLE-MOLECULE AND BIOCHEMICAL RECONSTITUTION OF ANAPHASE DNA BRIDGE DISJUNCTION

18:45 – 19:15

Piero Bianco 
University at Buffalo

INSIGHT INTO DNA REPLICATION FORK RESCUE IN E.COLI

19:15

Dinner at Leisure

THURSDAY 22ND FEBRUARY

07:00 – 08:30

Breakfast

*Kalmia Buffet Restaurant*

Chromosome Dynamics

Tim Lohman

08:30 – 09:15

Dave Sherratt 
University of Oxford

THE ACTION OF SINGLE MukBEF SMC COMPLEXES IN LIVE E. COLI CELLS

09:15 – 09:30

Hong Wang 
North Carolina State University

COHESIN SA1 AND SA2 RECOGNIZE SPECIFIC DNA SEQUENCES AND STRUCTURES: A TALE OF TWO PROTEINS

09:30 – 10:00

Sunney Xie 
Harvard University

 

10:00 – 10:30

Terence Strick 
Ecole normale supérieure/CNRS

CORRELATIVE SINGLE-MOLECULE ANALYSIS OF DNA REPAIR SYSTEMS

10:30 – 11:00

Refreshments

11:00 – 11:30

Long Cai 
Caltech

 

11:30 – 12:00

Johan Elf 
Uppsala University

CHARACTERIZING A LIBRARY OF CELLS AT SINGLE MOLECULE SENSITIVITY

12:00 – 16:30

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

12:30 – 16:00

Snorkel Trip (TBC)

DNA Replication 
Yuri Lyubchenko

16:30 – 17:00

Nick Dixon 
University of Wollongong

THE BACTERIAL REPLISOME – DESIGN PRINCIPLES FOR A DYNAMIC MOLECULAR MACHINE

17:00 – 17:30

Mike O’Donnell 
Rockefeller University

OPTICAL TRAPS, FLUORESCENT PROTEINS AND MICROFLUID DYNAMICS DEMONSTRATE REPLICATION RESTART BY A EUKARYOTIC REPLISOME

17:30 – 18:00

Kiyoshi Mizuuchi 
NIH

INTRACELLULAR LONG-RANGE COMMUNICATION IN BACTERIAL PLASMID SEGREGATION AND SEPTUM POSITIONING

18:00 – 18:30

Rodrigo Reyes Lamothe 
McGill University

REPLISOME DYNAMICS IN LIVE BACTERIA AND BUDDING YEAST

18:30– 19:00

Samir Hamdan 
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

SINGLE MOLECULE VIEW OF THE STRUCTURE SPECIFIC 5’ NUCLEASES

19:00 – 19:30

Refreshments

19:30 – 19:45

Enrico Monachino 
University of Wollongong

SINGLE-MOLECULE AND BULK BIOPHYSICAL STUDIES OF ESCHERICHIA COLI DNA REPLICATION REVEAL A CONFORMATIONAL SWITCH CONTROLLING REPLISOME STABILITY

19:45 – 20:00

Lisanne Spenkelink 
University of Wollongong

SINGLE-MOLECULE VISUALIZATION OF YEAST LEADING-STRAND SYNTHESIS REVEALS DYNAMIC INTERACTION BETWEEN MTC AND THE REPLISOME

20:00

Dinner at Leisure

FRIDAY 23RD FEBRUARY

07:00 – 08:30

Breakfast

*Kalmia Buffet Restaurant*

DNA Repair 
Fuchou Tan

08:30 – 09:15

Yuri Lyubchenko 
University of Nebraska

DYNAMICS OF PROTEIN-DNA COMPLEXES AT NANOSCALE

09:15 – 09:30

Andrew Robinson 
University of Wollongong

SINGLE-MOLECULE IMAGING OF TRANSLESION DNA POLYMERASES IN E. COLI

09:30 – 10:00

Mark Leake 
University of York

PROBING GENE CONTROL IN LIVE CELLS USING HIGH-SPEED SINGLE-MOLECULE FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPY

10:00 – 10:30

Stephan Uphoff 
University of Oxford

ILLUMINATING THE REGULATION OF BACTERIAL DNA REPAIR AND MUTAGENESIS USING SINGLE-MOLECULE AND SINGLE-CELL MICROSCOPY

10:30 – 11:00

Refreshments

11:00 – 11:30

Myron Goodman 
University of Southern California

A SINGLE MOLECULE WINDOW INTO ATP REGULATION OF THE DNA POLYMERASE V MUTASOME

11:30 – 12:00

Tim Lohman 
Washington University in St. Louis

LARGE DOMAIN MOVEMENTS REGULATE UvrD HELICASE ACTIVITY

12:00 – 16:00

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

Genomics 
Will Greenleaf

16:00 – 16:45

Fuchou Tang 
Peking University

DECIPHERING THE GENE REGULATION NETWORK IN HUMAN EARLY EMBRYOS AT SINGLE-CELL AND SINGLE-BASE RESOLUTION

16:45 – 17:00

Manal Zaher 
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

MISSED CLEAVAGE OPPORTUNITIES BY FEN1 LEAD TO OKAZAKI FRAGMENT MATURATION VIA THE LONG-FLAP PATHWAY

17:00 – 17:30

Will Greenleaf 
Stanford University

EXPLORING THE PHYSICAL GENOME AT SINGLE CELL RESOLUTION

17:30 – 17:45

Wei Ting Chelsea Lee 
New York University

SPATIOTEMPORAL ASSOCIATIONS OF DNA G4 AND REPLICATION IN HUMAN CELLS

17:45 – 18:30

Peter Fraser 
Brabham Institute

3D CHROMOSOME AND GENOME DYNAMICS

18:30 – 19:00

Linda Kenney 
Mechanobiology Institute

CHARGED RESIDUES IN THE H-NS LINKER DRIVE DNA BINDING AND GENE SILENCING IN SINGLE CELLS

19:00

*Gala Dinner*

SATURDAY 24TH FEBRUARY

07:00 – 08:30

Breakfast

*Kalmia Buffet Restaurant*

Transcription 
Terence Strick

08:30 – 09:15

Steve Block 
Stanford University

 

09:15 – 09:45

Richard Ebright 
Rutgers

USING NANOPORE TWEEZERS TO ANALYZE TRANSLOCATION OF RNA POLYMERASE ON DNA WITH SEQUENCE REGISTRATION AND SUB-NANOMETER, SUB-MILLISECOND SPATIOTEMPORAL RESOLUTION

09:45 – 10:15

Eric Galburt 
Washington University in St. Louis

ATP-DEPENDENT DNA UNWINDING DURING TRANSCRIPTION INITIATION

10:15 – 11:00

Achillefs Kapanidis 
University of Oxford

UNCOVERING TRANSCRIPTION MECHANISMS VIA SINGLE-MOLECULE FLUORESCENCE IMAGING

11:00 – 11:30

Refreshments

11:30 – 12:00

Sabrina Leslie 
McGill University

HOW BIOMOLECULES BEHAVE IN A SQUEEZE

12:00 – 12:15

Avin Ramaiya 
Lumicks BV

QUICKER THAN QUICK? CORRELATIVE FLUORESCENCE-FORCE MICROSCOPY AS A VERSATILE TOOL FOR DNA-MECHANICS

12:15 – 12:35

Panel Discussion

12:35 – 12:45

Closing Comments

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Venue

Fiesta Americana Condesa

Cancun, Mexico

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

Hotel Details

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

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

Hotel Facilities

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

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

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

Location

Fiesta Americana Condesa

Cancun, Mexico

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

Location Details

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

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

Transport

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

Amstar are a reputable and trustworthy DMC based in Cancun. The Amstar team will be on hand to provide a seamless transfer service to and from Cancun International Airport. Amstar will manage and confirm all transportation bookings, therefore please contact them directly with any questions (see contact info below). To book a transfer, please do so via the online booking facility here.

Contact Name: Daniela Jiménez 
Contact Telephone: +52 (998) 881 9587 Ext. 4245 
Contact Email:  dajimene@amstardmc.com

Private Airport Transfers

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

Number of Passengers

Price (One Way, Per Vehicle)

Price (Return Trip, Per Vehicle)

1 - 3 Passengers plus luggage

$39.00 USD

$77.00 USD

4 - 7 Passenger plus luggage

$44.00 USD

$85.00 USD

8 - 10 Passengers plus luggage

$53.00 USD

$103.00 USD

Note: Prices do not include gratuity.

Includes:
- Private van with bilingual driver.
- Amenities on arrival (bottled water per person).

If your flight is delayed or your wait at immigration is more than 45 minutes, please contact Amstar as soon as you can to keep them updated with your situation. It’s important Amstar are informed of any delays as soon as you are made aware so the transfer can be rescheduled. Note: If you wish to cancel your transfer, please inform Amstar at least 72 hours in advance otherwise full cancellation charges will apply. If you fail to inform Amstar 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, please exit the terminal building and look for ‘Fusion Conferences’ signage where a member of the Amstar team will greet you and escort you to the vehicle. For departures, please wait in the hotel lobby at your requested pick-up time where your driver will meet you.

For arrival transfers and round-trip transfers, payment has to be made online at the time of booking. For return transfers, payment can be made online at the time of booking or at the Amstar Transfers desk during the conference via card or cash (USD or MXN).

For frequently asked questions please take a look at the FAQ section on the Amstar website.

To make a booking with Amstar Transfers, please follow this link to access the online booking facility. If you have any questions for Amstar Transfers, please contact them directly.

Contact Name: Daniela Jiménez
Contact Telephone: +52 (998) 881 9587 Ext. 4245
Contact Email: dajimene@amstardmc.com 

IMPORTANT: PLEASE PRINT YOUR CONFIRMATION OR CONFIRMATION NUMBER AND BRING IT WITH YOU.

** Please note Fusion Conferences accept no responsibility for any bookings made with Amstar Transfers or any other transportation supplier **

Shared Shuttle Service

The Amstar Shuttle is a shared service with other Amstar guests and may include 3-4 stops before reaching the Fiesta Americana Condesa. This service operates for flights arriving at Cancun Airport between 7:00am - 17:00pm EST and for flights departing Cancun Airport between 7:00am - 18:00pm EST from the 07th February until 08th March 2018.

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

Price (One Way, Per Person)

Price (Return Trip, Per Person)

$10.00 USD

$20.00 USD

Note: Prices do not include gratuity.

Includes:
- Shared transfer with non-group participants from nearby resorts.
- Just a few stops en route to the Fiesta Americana Condesa.
- Comfortable, fully air-conditioned vehicle.

Please note that the shared shuttle operates for flights arriving at Cancun Airport between 7:00am - 17:00pm EST and for flights departing Cancun Airport between 7:00am - 18:00pm EST. If your flight times fall outside of the shuttle schedule, you will need to opt for a private transfer.

Amstar will monitor your flight arrival information and adjust your pick-up time accordingly in the event of a delay. Should you change your inbound or outbound flight for any reason, please ensure you inform Amstar of the changes so they monitor the correct flight. Note: If you wish to cancel your place on the shuttle, please inform Amstar at least 72 hours in advance otherwise full cancellation charges will apply. Full cancellation charges will apply for no shows.

Upon arrival at the airport, please exit the terminal building and look for ‘Amstar’ signage where a member of the Amstar team will greet you and escort you to the vehicle. For departures, please wait in the hotel lobby at your requested pick-up time where your driver will meet you.

For arrival transfers and round-trip transfers, payment has to be made online at the time of booking. For return transfers, payment can be made online at the time of booking or at the Amstar Transfers desk during the conference via card or cash (USD or MXN).

For frequently asked questions please take a look at the FAQ section on the Amstar website.

To make a booking with Amstar Transfers, please follow this link to access the online booking facility. If you have any questions for Amstar Transfers, please contact them directly.

Contact Name: Daniela Jiménez
Contact Telephone: +52 (998) 881 9587 Ext. 4245
Contact Email:  dajimene@amstardmc.com

IMPORTANT: PLEASE PRINT YOUR CONFIRMATION OR CONFIRMATION NUMBER AND BRING IT WITH YOU.

** Please note Fusion Conferences accept no responsibility for any bookings made with Amstar Transfers or any other transportation supplier **

Taxis

If you do not wish to make a reservation in advance and would prefer to take a taxi upon arrival at the airport, or from the hotel, please check that the vehicle and driver are licensed and be vigilant at all times. If you are unsure about the driver or if the vehicle is unmarked, wait until another taxi becomes available or telephone Amstar to see if they can immediately send a car. 

Activities

Details will be available at a later date.

Group Activities

Snorkel Trip-  Thursday 22nd February 2018

Departing from Aquaworld marina we take you on a motor boat to Punta Nizuc reef area where you disembark to the floating platform. Here you adorn your snorkel gear and you’re ready to take the plunge and snorkel as long as you like in the crystal clear turquoise waters.

Price: $57.00 per person (adult)
Price: $36.00 per person (child 4-10 years)
*please note prices do not include gratuity.

Includes:

-Travel through the lagoon and mangrove channels
-Snorkel guided tours
-Full snorkel equipment with a new tube as a gift
-Beer, sodas and bottled water
-Docking fee

Itinerary for Thursday 22nd February 2018:

Walk to Aquaworld from hotel- 10/15 minutes (across the road from the hotel)
12:30 Walk to Aquaworld Marina from hotel
13:00 Boat trip from Aquaworld Marina
13:45 Snorkelling
15:00 Return boat trip from Snorkelling
15:45 Walk from Aquaworld Marina to hotel

*Minimum of 10 people required*

Please note that sign-ups are required by 15th January 2018, please contact emily@fusion-conferences.com if you’d like to participate. Payment for the trip is required pre- conference, more details will be provided after completing the signing up.

This is a non-refundable fee should you later change your mind and decide not to participate in the trip.

Chichen Itzá Group Tour – Sunday 25th February 2018

Chichén Itzá, recently nominated one of the new 7th Wonders of the World. Chichén Itzá is located 125 miles West of Cancun about 2:15 hrs. It is the most visited archaeological site on the Peninsula, famed for its extraordinary architecture beauty.

Price: $140 per person

*please note prices do not include gratuity.

Includes:

-Air-conditioned vehicles
-Beverages on board: Soft drinks, water (Estimated: 5 drinks per person)
-Individual bags of dry snacks on board
-Official Tourism Guides English/Spanish
-Admission fee at Chichen Itza
-Reserved Area at the restaurant
-Buffet lunch (includes 2 beverages per person)
-Typical Regional dances during lunch (by local people – not professional at no additional cost)
-Signs for the vehicles
-T.I. Escorts
-Federal Tax

Note: All food and beverages a la carte is subject to 10% TI Administrative Fee

Itinerary for Sunday 25th February 2018:

07:15 hrs. Pick at hotel 
10:45 hrs. Visit the Suy Tun Ecotourism Center and the sacred Cenote.
12:15 hrs. Lunch at Suy Tun’s restaurant.
14:30 hrs. Chichen Itza’s guided tour.
17:45 hrs. Valladolid city stop.
19:00 hrs. Estimated arrival to the Hotel.

*Minimum of 5 people required*

Please note that sign-ups are required by 15th January 2018 please contact emily@fusion-conferences.com if you’d like to participate. Payment for the trip is required pre- conference, more details will be provided after completing the signing up.

This is a non-refundable fee should you later change your mind and decide not to participate in the trip.

Oral Presenters

Talk Deadline: 15 Dec 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:  
15 December 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 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: 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.

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Posters

Poster Deadline: 19 Jan 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: 13 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. 

 

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