Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics

A NIH research center for biomedical fluorescence spectroscopy at the University of California, Irvine

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9th International Weber Symposium (2014)

The 9th International Weber Symposium on Innovative Fluorescence Methodologies in Biochemistry and Medicine, "Weber Symposium", will be held in Kauai, Hawaii, on June 15-20, 2014.

The symposium honors the fundamental and far-reaching contributions of Professor Gregorio Weber. It provides an overview of modern fluorescence methodologies and applications in the biological and medical sciences. Weber symposia were held in Italy in 1986 and 1991, and in Hawaii in 2011, 2008, 2005, 2002, 1999, and 1995.

Speakers describe state-of-the-art and emerging technologies used in their research programs. Topics include time-resolved fluorescence, Förster resonance energy transfer, multi-photon fluorescence microscopy, confocal microscopy, single molecule studies, fluctuation correlation spectroscopy, fluorescence imaging spectroscopy, macromolecular (nucleic acids and proteins) interactions, membrane dynamics, and quantitative cellular dynamics.

Dates and Updates

  • Sunday, June 15, 2014: Symposium begins at 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, June 15, 2014: Registration, Poster and Exhibit setup at 3:00 PM
  • Friday, May 16, 2014: Deadline for registrations and change of abstracts
  • Thursday, May 15, 2014: Cut off date for the special hotel room rate
  • October 22, 2013: Marriott  booking website opened
  • October 9, 2013: Information for exhibitors are available
  • August 27, 2013: Online registration opened

General Information

Venue

The venue for the 2014 meeting is the same as in 2008 and 2011: the Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club Hotel, located on Kalapaki Beach, Lihue, Hawaii, on the Island of Kauai. The address is Kalapaki Beach, 3610 Rice Street, Lihue-Kauai, Hawaii 96766 (Google Map). Take Sandie's picture tour of the Kauai Marriott.

Please note that the Marriott Hotel is a non-smoking facility. There is no smoking in the rooms or grounds (except in a few designated smoking areas) or at any of the symposium venues e.g., coffee breaks, breakfast, receptions, luau, posters/exhibits.

Lodging

A block of rooms is being held at the Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club Hotel. We have negotiated a special group rate of $229 per night-single/double occupancy (plus applicable taxes - currently 13.4166%). Maximum room occupancy is four persons. Charges for a third person are $50 per person per night, except that there is no additional charge for children (18 years or under) when accompanied by a paying adult. This rate is significantly lower than the standard room rate at this beautiful resort.

Please use the Marriott  booking website to make your arrangements. This will ensure that you will receive the special discounted rate for the hotel.  All participants, including invited speakers, must make their own reservations with the hotel.

The cut off date for obtaining the special group rate is Thursday, May 15, 2014 - however there are a limited number of rooms at the Group rate and when they are gone then the regular hotel rate will be in effect - so reserve early!

The special rate will be made available to event attendees for three days before and three days after the official program dates on a space-available basis. After the cutoff date, the above rates will be made available to event attendees for three days before and three days after the official program dates only on a space- and rate-available basis.

Sharing a hotel room: a listing of those persons who would like to share a room will be kept by the symposium secretary. If you want to share a room, indicate so on the registration form and a listing of contacts will be sent to you. If you have specific needs, please contact the Symposium Secretary via email.

Transportation

Lihue Airport (LIH), located two miles (3 km) east of Līhuʻe, is the primary gateway to Kauai island and has several rental car facilities.

Information about the hotel and the surroundings as well as information on how to contact the hotel shuttle can be found on Sandie's tour of the Kauai Marriott.

Abstracts and Posters

All participants who wish to hang a poster and all speakers must submit an abstract to the Symposium Secretary. More than one poster may be submitted if approved by the committee. Abstracts and posters must be scientific in nature; posters containing advertising are not allowed. Abstracts should be no larger than to fit in a space approximately 6.5"x6.5" (width x height), single-spaced in a 10-point font. Please submit your abstract in one of the following ways: together with the on-line registration, on magnetic disk (in almost any format, Microsoft Word preferred), accompanied by a hard copy of the text, hand typed, or submitted via electronic mail. Abstracts will be typeset for publication in the program.

The deadline for submitting abstracts for inclusion in the abstract book is May 16, 2014.

Size of poster area: Individual, free-standing poster boards will be used this year. The area allotted for each poster will be 4x4 feet. If your poster is in one large piece, it may extend below the 4-foot area, but cannot be wider than 4 feet.

Posters will be on display throughout the symposium. Times will be announced for the poster presentation sessions. Posters are not required for attendance.

Exhibits and Advertisements

Companies and institutions interested to advertise in the conference abstract book or exhibit at the Weber Symposium should refer to the exhibits page.

Luau

A luau is hosted as part of the symposium. Paid registrants are admitted to the Luau at no charge. A $60 admittance fee is imposed for each additional person over the age of 10. A luau (in Hawaiian, lū'au) is a Hawaiian feast, which features Island food, drinks and entertainment, such as Hawaiian music and hula. View the pictures of the Luau in 2008.

T-Shirts

Globals Software, a sponsor of the meeting, will provide a T-shirt with the meeting logo for each speaker and registered guest. Additional T-shirts maybe purchased, but must be ordered and prepaid prior to March 31, 2014.

Registration and Payments

The deadline for registration or change of abstracts is May 16, 2014.

Fees

  • Professionals: $400
  • Students: $200
  • Table-top Exhibitor: $1000
  • Regular Exhibitors: $2500
  • Sponsors: $4000 or more

Additional fees may apply for extra services. Registration fees may be waived, e.g. for invited speakers.

Registration and Payment Process

All participants must register for the meeting, even if the registration fee is waived (e.g. for invited speakers, organizers, and second sponsor representatives).

Registration must be done using the on line registration form. Upon successful submission of the registration form, you will be presented a web page with a proforma invoice and a confirmation that we have received your registration. Please print that page for your records.

Registration fees may be paid via US Dollar check or money order. Please make checks payable to "Fluorescence Meeting" and send to the Symposium Secretary:

Weber Symposium 2014
Tracey Scott
University of California, Irvine
Dept. Biomedical Engineering
3210 Natural Sciences II
Irvine, CA 92697-2715
USA

If you would like to pay in cash please contact the Symposium Secretary.

We will send an email confirming your participation in the Weber Symposium 2014 once we have received your payment and complete registration information.

Contact Information

Symposium Secretary

Tracey Scott
Email: tscott1@uci.edu
Phone: +1-949-824-7085 (between 8 AM- 4 PM Pacific Time, Monday through Friday)
Facsimiles: +1-949-824-1727

Tracey Scott
Attn. Weber Symposium 2014
University of California, Irvine
Dept. Biomedical Engineering
3210 Natural Sciences II
Irvine, IL CA 92697-2715
USA