14th SLC MeetingPozzilli, ItalySeptember 7-11, 2022

ABOUT

Sphingolipids have been first described as one of the major structural constituents of biological membranes. However, their functional role has attracted increased attention over the years.

They are crucial in the control of cell survival and differentiation by regulating several molecular and biochemical pathways.

The Sphingolipid Club International Meeting will cover all the topics associated with sphingolipids, ranging from their biochemical and biophysical properties to the development of new technologies and applications. Particular attention will be also paid to the role of sphingolipids in both human health and disease conditions with the aim to provide a global scenario of emerging role of sphingolipids in translational medicine.

This Meeting will bring together well-established experts and young investigators and will be open to researchers from outside the field, who have recently become interested in sphingolipid biology. As we did in previous Meeting, we plan to offer some travel grants for selected oral presentations and posters by young trainees.

All this will provide a vibrant, interdisciplinary and cross-generational environment which will allow all the participants to share their “sphingolipid vision” and to establish new fruitful and exciting collaborations.

Registration deadline

June 15, 2022

Abstract Submission deadline

July 31,  2022

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LOCATION

The Meeting venue is the Neuromed Research Center, via dell’Elettronica, Pozzilli, Isernia – Italy

About the area

Molise is the second smallest region in Italy. Typical inland and mountainous region, it is the most unexplored region of Italy. The offer is very attractive: mountains, sea, lakes, tratturi (the ancient, seasonal trails used to move livestock between pastures), historical sites.

In Roman times, Molise was the home to the notorious Samnites, a people famously portrayed by the Romans as strong gladiators. The famous sanctuary of Pietrabbondante in the north is considered the most important cult site of the Samnite state. The view from the surviving theater looking out over the countryside is spectacular.

Isernia is the second Province town in Molise, the first one being Campobasso. Isernia offers some interesting monuments. The Paleolithic Museum preserves some of the earliest evidence of Samnites habitation.  The museum is built on one of the most important Prehistoric archaeological sites in the Mediterranean world. Other places to be visited are the monumental Fontana Fraterna, the Cathedral of St. Peter and Apostle, the Civic Tower and the San Francesco Palace.

Pozzilli, where Neuromed is located, is a small municipality situated in the Volturno Valley just below the Mainarde mountains. Thanks to a good connection between farming, industries and infrastructures, Pozzilli is one of the few municipality with a rise in population. The facility of Neuromed Research Center located in Pozzilli is situated inside a monumental and cultivated olive tree garden. A legend says the olive tree was introduced in Venafro and Pozzilli by Licinius, a Roman veteran farmer, after whom the local “Licinian” olive is named. The incredible strong DNA was able to resist to climatic and parasitic adverse conditions over hundreds and thousands of years. In the contemporary period of time the oil has been rediscovered thanks to its universally recognized qualities in both therapeutic and preventive areas associated to aging-related diseases.

Culinary and wine tours in Molise are also a very authentic experience, the territory has its agriculture vocation for the growth of vines and olive trees.  Interestingly, Molise is the land of “the white gold”, since one of the biggest white truffle in the world (1.2 kg) was found in this region.

ACCOMODATION

Accomodation for 4 nights (Sept. 7 to 11, 2022) is included in the Registration fee, as well as all lunches, coffee breaks and dinners during the Meeting.

Participants will be accomodated at Grand Hotel Europa,  a 4-stars Hotel, in Isernia, at a 20-min bus distance from the Meeting Venue. An american or continental breakfast is included.

Single rooms are available in a limited number and will be assigned on a first come/first served basis. Students/postdocs are encouraged to share double rooms. Rooming assignement is on responsibility of the organizers.

Special requirements for the accomodation (additional or less nights, no accomodation) should be reported in the -> Registration Form

A free shuttle service will be available to reach the Meeting venue on morning and late afternoon, after scientific sessions. 

TRANSPORT

By plane

The nearest airport is Napoli Capodichino, 81 km from Pozzilli and 107 km from Isernia, daily connected with most International airports. On demand, bus transfers will be arranged by the organizers closer to the flight arrival time, on Sept. 7 afternoon and evening. Report your interest on this while registering, and you will be re-contacted. Departure bus transfer on Sept 11 morning from the Meeting venue to Napoli Capodichino airport will be planned on demand during the Meeting.

Several rent-a-car companies are active at the airport.

By car

To reach both Pozzilli and Isernia, you must take highway Adriatica A2-Autostrada del Sole. Coming from Rome take the exit San Vittore and follow the indications to Venafro and then Pozzilli and Isernia. Coming from Naples take the exit Caianello, then take the SS85 in direction to Venafro and then Pozzilli and Isernia.

By train

The closest station to Pozzilli is Venafro, 4 km distant from the Meeting venue. The Venafro railway station is well connected with Naples Central Station and Roma Termini Station. Generally the trip is less than two-hours long.

To reach the Grand Hotel Europa the closest railway station is Isernia, well connected with Naples Central Station and Roma Termini Station. The trip takes approximately two hours.

Check the train timetables on the Italian Railways official site.

REGISTRATION

Registration deadline

June 15, 2022

Abstract Submission deadline

July 31,  2022

The Registration fee for active participants and accompanying persons includes:

Active participants

Accompanying persons

Accomodation at Grand Hotel Europa, Isernia on Sept 7 to 11, 2022

YES YES

Lunches during the Meeting

YES NO

Welcome buffet and dinners during the Meeting

YES YES

Coffee breaks during the Meeting

YES NO

Gala dinner on Sept. 10

YES YES

Participation to the Social Program on Sept 9

YES YES

Meeting Material

YES NO

Admission to all Meeting sessions

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Registration fee payment receipt (not invoice)

YES YES

Official Attendance certificate

YES NO

Please click on REGISTER NOW, fill the Form, save as PDF file and pay by bank transfer.

Send an e-mail to info@sphingolipidclub.com (deadline June 15, 2022), attach the Form and the payment receipt (and for Juniors the status certificate).

Registration will be confirmed within 7 days.

You can find Bank details in the form.

Accomodation special requirements:

If you need additional nights, one or two nights only or no accomodation, please specify your needs in the below space of the registration form, and wait for our reply for the recalculation of the registration fee.

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ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Only registered participants attending the event are eligible to submit an abstract. After confirmation of your Registration, you will receive an e-mail asking if you would give an oral or poster presentation. In this e-mail you will find all the guidelines for the Abstract submission and Poster specification.

PROGRAM

16:00 – 19:30 Registration

19:30 –  Welcome buffet

09:15 – Opening remarks

09:30 – 10:15 Keynote Lecture

10:15 – 11:10 Scientific Sessions

11:10 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00 Scientific Sessions

13:00 – 14:20 Lunch

14:20 – 16:40 Scientific Sessions

16:40 – 17:00 Coffee break

17:00 – 18:00 Visit to posters

20:30 – Dinner

09:00 – 11:00 Scientific Sessions

11:00 – 11:20 Coffee Break

11:20 – 13:00 Scientific Sessions

13:00 – 14.20 Lunch

14:20 – 14:40 Picture time

14:40 – Social time: visit to the ancient village of Agnone

20:00 – Dinner at Agnone

09:00 – 10:45 ISN Minisymposium, Part 1 (if granted)

10:45 – 11:05 Coffee break

11:05 – 12:40 ISN Minisymposium, Part 2 (if granted)

12:40 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 14:50 Poster flash presentation

14:50 – 16:40 Visit to Neuromed Research Center

16:40 – 17:00 Coffee Break

17:00 – 18:30 Scientific Sessions

20:45 – Gala dinner and music

09:00 – General Meeting of the Sphingolipid Club

10:30 – Closing remarks

CONTACTS

Registration: info@sphingolipidclub.com

Scientific Committee: vittorio.maglione@neuromed.it, alba.dipardo@neuromed.it

Local secretary: Emilia Belfiore emibelf@yahoo.it and Domenica Berardi dimp@neuromed.it