Welcome to the 12th International NPY-PYY-PP Gairdner International Symposium, to be held the 27 – 31 July, 2019 in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.
Traditionally very broad in scope, we will of course have sessions covering your favorite topics, with the latest on the roles this family of peptides plays in Stress, Energy Balance, Psychiatric disorders, Pain, Brain Development, Metabolism, Cancer, GPCR Structure and Function among others. Speakers will include Scott Sternson (Janelia Farm), Michael Cowley (Monash), Jens Brüning (Köln), Sebastien Bouret (USC/Lille), Lynn Dobrunz (Alabama) and we are especially pleased that Prof. Tomas Hökfelt from the Karolinska Institute, will join us. We are delighted that several individuals from Pharma (Kevin Grove, Birgitte Wolff and Joachim Mittendorf), plan to join us.
Becaue this has been a largely self-funded meeting for all those interested in the field, registration has been kept quite reasonable, and it includes coffee/tea/etc. breaks, lunches, receptions and the meeting dinner at the fabulous Alberta Gallery of Art. Accommodation is quite managable, with very nice student residence accommodations for trainees at around $60 CAD, and hotel rooms in the residences for about $100/ night (CAD), both right next to the venue. Accommodation information is available here. Other more conventional hotels are also listed there.
As you can see from the lineup of speakers, this is an outstanding and affordable meeting for your trainees! This is a terrific opportunity for trainees to meet one- on-one with some of the best people worldwide in the various fields represented by NPY researchers. The relaxed atmosphere offers plenty of opportunities to interact with attendees. We will have poster presentations judged by volunteers from the meeting faculty and there will be a prize or two at the end
It’s a great time of year for you to take advantage of the nearby attractions in Western Canada, including the cities of Edmonton and Calgary, the fantastic Badlands and the world-class dinosaur collection at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller (always a huge hit with the kids!), the SPECTACULAR national parks in the Rocky Mountains in Alberta and British Columbia the amazing lakes, fruits and wines of the BC Okanagan Valley and of course Vancouver, the BC Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island.
We look forward to hosting you in Edmonton this summer!
Laura B. Duvall
Video Courtesy of Dr. Annette Beck-Sickinger, from Yang et al., Structural basis of ligand binding modes at the neuropeptide Y Y1 receptor, Nature, 556: 520-524 (2018).
After JULY 15th REGISTRATION FEES WILL INCREASE BY $100 IN EACH CATEGORY
Graduate student or postdoctoral fellow or technician
Full-time or part-time academic appointment at a research institution, University or equivalent
Industry Attendee $900
Full-time or part-time position with a pharmaceutical company, start-up or other commercial entity
(Optional) Guest dinner ticket to the Art Gallery of Alberta on Tuesday, July 30 $125
For your GUEST only, as the registrant's registration includes a ticket to this Meeting dinner. Guest dinner tickets are available for purchase until July 20, 2019.
All fees are in $CAD and are subject to the 5% Goods & Services Tax (GST).
All registrations are refundable until July 20, 2019. A 15% administrative fee will be retained for any cancellations. No refunds after July 20, 2019.
You can modify your registration yourself up to July 20, 2019. Refer to your email confirmation and click the Modify Registration button. Enter your confirmation number and continue with your modifications.
Please complete the attached form and either fax it to 780-492-5597 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, please call the Lister Centre Front Desk at 780-492-6056.
When making your reservation please advise that you are under the group name of NPY-PYY-PP Meeting.
Our guestrooms offer daily housekeeping, private bathroom, Simmons Beautyrest mattresses with comfy duvets and extra pillows, and windows that open. Laundry and vending machines are available. Complimentary services include:
Schäffer Hall offers fantastic value with bright, comfortable single rooms with private washrooms. Each room features windows that open and black-out blinds and a work desk for your convenience. Complimentary services include:
Schäffer Hall also offers common areas featuring lounges with comfortable seating, kitchens, and laundry machines.
Our dormitory-style accommodation, in single or twin occupancy, provides casual comfort at affordable rates. Complimentary services include:
Each floor has a lounge area designed to create an atmosphere that encourages interaction with other guests while still offering you the option of retreating to your own room to prepare for the next day’s activities. Laundry machines are available.
Starting at $159 for 1-bedroom suites; 2 bedroom suites also available.
Ideally located adjacent to the University of Alberta campus, this hotel is within easy walking distance of the conference sessions and unique dining and shopping options in Old Strathcona on Whyte Ave.
To make your reservation, phone toll-free 1-800-709-1824 or hotel direct at 780-439-6060.
Please provide the group code of ACT-GFC3384 or meeting name by quoting “12th International NPY Meeting”.
Reserve online by using the booking link of http://coa.st/wbq6.
All reservations should be made before June 28, 2019 to ensure availability.Book Now
For other accommodation options go to https://exploreedmonton.com/accommodations
Welcome to Canada's Festival City, renowned for its cultural, art, music, theatre and sports festivals. Edmonton is also known for its river valley, the largest stretch of urban parkland in North America - 22 times larger than New York's Central Park! Perhaps you'll have a chance to take a walk on one of our spectacular trails or enjoy some of the following attractions while you're here!
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Edmonton is easily accessible through the Edmonton International Airport (YEG) and ground transportation. It is an ~30 min drive from YEG to the University of Alberta. Options for ground transportation from YEG can be found here: http://flyeia.com/coming-and-going