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FEBS ADVANCED LECTURE COURSE ON ONCOMETABOLISM


From Conceptual Knowledge to Clinical Applications

18-24 June 2017 | Figueira da Foz, Portugal

Hotel Mercure

NEWS

 

SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE

The course organization will arrange a shuttle bus service from Coimbra B railway station to the venue (Hotel Mercure, Figueira da Foz) in the afternoon of the first day of the course (Sunday, 18 June 2017). Please check your email and don't forget to send us your feedback!

 

TRAIN SHEDULES

June 18

Lisbon (Oriente) to Coimbra-B

Oporto (Campanhã) to Coimbra-B

Coimbra-B to Figueira da Foz


June 24

Figueira da Foz to Coimbra-B

Coimbra-B to Lisbon (Oriente)

Coimbra-B to Oporto (Campanhã)


For more informations please check the link:   https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en/train-times

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Welcome

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the “FEBS Advanced Lecture Course on Oncometabolism: From Conceptual Knowledge to Clinical Applications”, which will be held in Figueira da Foz, Portugal, on 18-24 June, 2017.

This 6-day course will provide the participants with a comprehensive overview of established and emerging topics in the fast growing field of oncometabolism. The scientific programme covers a wide range of topics, from basic concepts, to recent breakthroughs, advanced techniques and clinical applications.

Young and more experienced scientists will benefit from a combination of tutorials, designed to introduce a specific topic, with lectures on the latest developments, all delivered by some of the best international experts of this scientific field. The scientific programme includes Poster and Short Talk sessions, where the participants can present and discuss their own work, as well as a Meet the Expert session (over coffee, cheese and Port wine).

The very informal and comfortable atmosphere of the course will encourage a strong interaction between participants and the invited scientific leaders. The social programme, including beach sessions and half-day trips, and a participant versus speaker rate of 5:1 will further promote scientific networking.

We are very pleased to inform that a generous number of grants will be available upon application and selection. There will also be Best Short Talk and Best Poster Prizes, to be presented at the Farewell Dinner.

We are looking forward to welcome you to participate in this exciting course in Figueira da Foz, a lively town on the west coast of Portugal!

The members of the Advanced Lecture Course Organizing Committee,

 

With the support of

 

 

                  

 

 

The Course at a glance

  • The official language of the course is English.
  • The whole course (scientific programme, accommodation, and most meals) will be held at the Hotel Mercure, in Figueira da Foz. More information can be found here.
  • The value of the registration fee is 590 EUR (inc. VAT) and it includes attendance to all course sessions, badge, bag and abstract book, accommodation for six nights in double room occupancy, all meals as detailed in the course programme and social programme.
  • The course combines tutorials with lectures on:
    • (i) the metabolic phenotype of tumour cells;
    • (ii) (epi)genetics, signalling and tumour metabolism;
    • (iii) the proliferative advantages of tumour cell metabolism;
    • (iv) metabolic cancer therapies;
    • (v) oncometabolism technologies.
  • We welcome applicants from many different fields who have an interest in oncometabolism.
  • To foster scientific networking, the number of places available is strictly limited to 100.
  • For application to the course, abstract submission is optional. However, it is highly recommended, as poster presentations foster scientific networking. Moreover, up to 12 abstracts will be selected for short talks and prizes will be given to the best posters and best short talks.
  • Participants will be selected mostly on a first come, first served basis. However, geographical distribution and gender balance will also be taken into consideration.
  • Grants for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers within five years of obtaining a PhD will be available upon application and selection.
  • For application to grants, abstract submission is mandatory.
  • Among the submitted abstracts, up to 12 will be selected for short talks.
  • Best Short Talk and Best Poster Prizes will be awarded.

 

You can download the poster here.

speakers


All speakers have confirmed their presence


Fátima BALTAZAR, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Medicine, University of Minho, Portugal.

Fátima BALTAZAR

UMINHO, BRAGA, PT

Coral BARBAS, PhD

Professor of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universidad CEU San Pablo, Spain.

Coral BARBAS

USPCEU, MADRID, ES

Ronald BOELLAARD, PhD

Full Professor, Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, University Medical Centre Groningen, The Netherlands.

Ronald BOELLAARD

UMCG, GRONINGEN, NL

Kevin BRINDLE, DPhil

Professor of Biomedical Magnetic Resonance, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, UK.

Kevin BRINDLE

UCAM, CAMBRIDGE, UK

Peter CARMELIET, MD, PhD

Head of the Laboratory of Angiogenesis and Vascular Metabolism, VIB — Vesalius Research Center, University of Leuven, Belgium.

Peter CARMELIET

VIB, LEUVEN, BE

José CUEZVA, PhD

Full Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa (CBMSO), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Spain.

José CUEZVA

UAM, MADRID, ES

Lluis FAJAS, PhD

Professor, Center of Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Lluis FAJAS

UNIL, LAUSANNE, CH

Gabriella FICZ, PhD

Lecturer and Early Career Researcher, Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University, London, UK.

Gabriella FICZ

QMUL, LONDON, UK

Grahame HARDIE, PhD, FRS, FRSE, FMedSci

Professor of Cellular Signalling, School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, UK.

Grahame HARDIE

UoD, DUNDEE, UK

Gerald HÖEFLER, MD

Professor of Pathology and Head of the Institute of Pathology, Medical University Graz, Austria.

Gerald HÖEFLER

MED UNI GRAZ, GRAZ, AT

Raghu KALLURI, MD, PhD

Professor and Chairman, Department of Cancer Biology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA.

Raghu KALLURI

MD Anderson, Houston, TX, US

Jorge LIMA, PhD

Affiliated Professor of Biopathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Portugal.

Jorge LIMA

U.PORTO, PORTO, PT

Michael LISANTI, MD, PhD

Professor and Chair of Translational Medicine, School of Environment & Life Sciences, University of Salford, UK.

Michael LISANTI

UoS, MANCHESTER, UK

Carla MARTINS, PhD

Group Leader, MRC Cancer Unit, Cambridge, UK.

Carla MARTINS

UCAM, CAMBRIDGE, UK

Mark MUSTERS, PhD

Project Leader, Lead Pharma, The Netherlands.

Mark MUSTERS

LEAD PHARMA, NIJMEGEN, NL

Paulo OLIVEIRA, PhD

Coordinator, Mitochondrial, Metabolism and Disease Group, Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology (CNC), University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Paulo OLIVEIRA

UC, COIMBRA, PT

Jacques POUYSSÉGUR, PhD

Group Leader, Institute for Research on Cancer and Aging, Nice, France.

Jacques POUYSSÉGUR

IRCAN, NICE, FR

João RAMALHO-SANTOS, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra, Portugal.

João RAMALHO-SANTOS

UC, COIMBRA, PT

Ana URBANO, DPhil

Assistant Professor, Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Ana URBANO

UC, COIMBRA, PT

Matthew VANDER HEIDEN, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Department of Biology, MIT, USA.

Matthew VANDER HEIDEN

MIT, CAMBRIDGE, MA, US

Natal VAN RIEL, PhD

Associate Professor of Systems Biology and Metabolic Diseases, Dpt of Biomedical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.

Natal VAN RIEL

TU/e, EINDHOVEN, NL

Programme

The full programme is available for downloadhere.

REGISTRATION

 

APPLICATION TO THE COURSE AND GRANTS
 

Participants will be selected mostly on a first come, first served basis. As the number of available places is strictly limited to 100, it is highly recommended to apply as soon as possible. For those wishing to submit an abstract, this can be done at a later stage, but by no later than 1 March 2017.

 

NEW DEADLINES

For application to FEBS YTF and FEBS Trans-YFT grants
Applications to FEBS grants are now closed. Those who have already applied can still submit the necessary documents (by email to info@febsoncometabolism2017.eu) until March 6, 2017.

For application to the course
Applications will remain open until April 21, 2017 (or until the 100th registration, whichever comes first).

For abstract submission
Abstracts can be submitted until the deadline for application to the course (see above). However, abstracts submitted after March 6, 2017 will be considered for poster presentation only, i.e., they will not be considered for short talks.

For notification i) of selected participants (first round of notifications), ii) of participants shortlisted for FEBS grants, iii) of abstracts selected for short talks
March 15, 2017

For registration
15 April 2017

For payment
21 April 2017

 

REGISTRATION FEE
590 EUR (inc. VAT)

INCLUDED IN THE REGISTRATION FEE

  • Attendance to all course sessions
  • Badge, bag and abstract book
  • Accommodation for six nights at double room occupancy (1)
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Coffee Breaks and Light Snacks and Refreshments) (2)
  • Social Programme (3).

(1) From Sunday, 18 June 2017, to Saturday, 24 June 2017. Requests for a single room will be considered by the hotel, subject to availability, and will be charged at an additional 30EUR per night, at the applicant's expense. Similarly, personal expenses such as mini-bar, telephone, etc. are not included in the registration fee. Any such costs shall be at the applicant's expense.
(2) Starting with Welcome Mixer (followed by dinner) on Sunday, 18 June 2017, and ending with breakfast on Saturday, 24 June 2017. Includes Meet the Expert (over coffee, cheese and Port wine) and Farewell Dinner.
(3) More information on the Social Programme will be released soon.

 

PAYMENT
All payments must be made by bank transfer. Details will be sent by email to all accepted participants. The Course Office will generate an invoice for all payments.

 

REFUND POLICY

  • Until the end of April 2017, 80% will be refunded.
  • Until the 18th of May 2017, 50% will be refunded.
  • After the 18th of May 2017, no refunds will be possible.
  • Substitution of participants are free of charge, but you must submit a letter authorizing the transfer signed by the registered participant two days before the event starting day.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA FOR COURSE APPLICATIONS

  • We welcome applicants from many different fields who have an interest in oncometabolism.
  • Participants will be selected mostly on a first come, first served basis. However, geographic distribution and gender balance will also be taken into consideration.
  • Abstract submission is NOT mandatory, but is highly recommended, as poster presentations foster scientific networking. Moreover, several abstracts will be selected for short talks and prizes will be given to the best posters (3 EACR Poster Prizes of 100 EUR each) and best short talks.

Grants

 

FEBS YOUTH TRAVEL FUND (YTF) & TRANSCONTINENTAL YOUTH TRAVEL FUND (trans-YTF) GRANTS

  • Fourteen (14) FEBS Youth Travel Fund (YTF) grants of 715 EUR each and one (1) FEBS Transcontinental Youth Travel Fund (trans-YTF) grant of a maximum of 1500 USD are available upon application and selection for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers within five years of obtaining a PhD (and not older than 35) will be available. These grants cover the registration fee and contribute towards travel costs.
  • A maximum of 100% of the total actual travel costs may be reimbursed to YTF awardees from CEE countries and up to 80% to those from other countries of the FEBS area. Applicants must provide evidence of their actual travel costs for YTFs and trans-YTF.
  • Applications for YTF and trans-YTF are made via the application form.
  • In their application, applicants must provide:
    • An abstract as presenting author;
    • A short CV (no more than two A4 pages), including education, list of publications, attendance/presentations at international science meetings (the length of the research period should be clearly stated, as this will be taken into consideration);
    • A motivation letter for course participation, including a brief outline of your recent research projects/interests (no more than one A4 page);
    • Documented proof of their eligibility, namely, a valid certificate of membership of a FEBS Constituent Society (for YTF grants) / IUBMB-related society (for the trans-YTF grant and a letter from the supervisor / institution to confirm student status (when applicable).
    • A recommendation letter from the current or previous supervisor (when applicable).

 

ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION CRITERIA FOR YTF GRANTS

  • The applicant must submit an abstract as first author.
  • Eligible candidates will be selected on merit, according to criteria set by FEBS. Full details on the eligibility and selection criteriacan be found  here.
  • An evaluation committee will evaluate the submitted abstract and motivation letter.

 

Abstracts

ABSTRACTS, SHORT TALKS AND POSTERS

  • For application to the course, abstract submission is NOT mandatory, but is highly recommended, as poster presentations foster scientific networking. Moreover, several abstracts will be selected for short talks and prizes will be given to the best posters and best short talks.
  • For application to grants, abstract submission IS mandatory.
  • Abstracts must be submitted by 1 March 2017.
  • Abstracts must be written in English and prepared using the template that can be found in the application form.
  • All abstracts will be included in an abstract book.
  • Up to 12 abstracts will be selected for short oral presentations. All other abstracts will be presented as posters.


POSTER DIMENSIONS

  • Poster dimensions will be indicated ASAP.
  • Please do not use small font sizes. Your poster should be easily readable from a distance of at least 1.2 m.
  • Tacks and technical equipment will be available for the hanging of posters.

 

 

IMPORTANT LINKS

 

        

 

LOCATION & TRAVEL INFORMATION


The scientific programme, accommodation and most meals will be held at the Hotel Mercure, in Figueira da Foz, a lively coastal town. Figueira da Foz is located ~200 km north of Lisbon (approximately 2 h by train or by car), ~140 km south of Porto (approximately 1,5 h by car and 1 h by train) and ~55 km east of Coimbra (~40 min by car and 1 h by train). If you are travelling by train from Lisbon or Porto airports, you will have to change trains at Coimbra B railway station.


TRAVELING TO COIMBRA BY TRAIN FROM LISBON AND PORTO AIRPORTS

From Lisbon airport
At the airport, follow the signs to the metro station and take the Red Line towards “S. Sebastião” direction. Leave the metro train at “Oriente” (~10 min journey), where the “Gare do Oriente”  railway station is located. For tickets and prices, please visit Metropolitano de Lisboa.
At the “Gare do Oriente”, buy a train ticket to Coimbra B (~2 h journey). Choose an "Alfa Pendular" or "Intercidades" type of train. For reservations, information on train timetables and ticket prices, please visit CP - Comboios de Portugal.

From Porto airport
At the airport, follow the signs to light-rail station “Metro do Porto” and take the E line (Violet) light-rail train towards “Estádio do Dragão”. Leave the light-rail train at “Campanhã”, near the Campanhã railway station (“Estação da Campanhã”) (~37 mins journey). For tickets and prices, please visit Metro do Porto. At the “Estação da Campanhã”, take a train to Coimbra B (~1 h journey). Choose an "Alfa Pendular" or "Intercidades" type of train. For reservations, information on train timetables and ticket prices, please visit CP - Comboios de Portugal.


TRAVELING BY TRAIN TO FIGUEIRA DA FOZ FROM COIMBRA

From Coimbra B railway station, take a local train to Figueira da Foz railway station, where you can take a taxi to the venue (5 min journey). You can also walk, as Figueira da Foz is mostly flat. For reservations, information on train timetables and ticket prices, please visit CP - Comboios de Portugal.

 

SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE FROM COIMBRA B RAILWAY STATION TO HOTEL MERCURE, FIGUEIRA DA FOZ

The course organization will arrange a shuttle bus service from Coimbra B railway station to the venue (Hotel Mercure, Figueira da Foz)  in the afternoon of the first day of the course (Sunday, 18 June 2017), at a cost of 5 EUR. More information will be released in early May.

 

TRAVELING BY CAR TO FIGUEIRA DA FOZ
At both Lisbon and Porto airports there are several rent-a-car stands (please see Rent-a-Car at Lisbon Airport and Rent-a-Car at Oporto Airport). Please ask for information at the rent-a-car stand concerning payment of motorway and highway tolls. If leaving from Lisbon Airport, follow the indications to the A1 Motorway towards Porto; if leaving from Porto Airport, follow the indications to the A1 Motorway towards Lisbon (the A1 motorway goes from Lisbon to Porto, passing near Figueira da Foz). When travelling from Lisbon, travel through A1 Motorway until exit 10 (Pombal/Figueira da Foz), then go towards IC8 to A17, who will take you to Figueira da Foz. When travelling from Porto, take the A1 Motorway until exit 13 (Figueira da Foz), and then take A14 until Figueira da Foz.

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Course venue

MERCURE FIGUEIRA DA FOZ HOTEL
The 4-star Mercure Figueira da Foz hotel
is located in Figueira da Foz city center.

Avenida 25 de Abril, 22

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Course Office


Mónica Brás
Organideia – Organização Profissional de Congressos, Lda.
Coimbra, PORTUGAL
Phone:+351 239 801 009
e-Mail: info@febsoncometabolism2017.eu


Course Venue


Mercure Hotel
Avenida 25 de Abril, 22
3080-086
Figueira da Foz, PORTUGAL
Tel: [+351] 233 403 900
Fax: [+351] 233 403 901

GPS : 40.150948, -8.866385