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This meeting will be conducted in English.

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Twitter hashtag for this meeting: #KSncRNA

Noncoding RNAs in Health and Disease (Q5)

joint with the meeting on Enhancer Malfunction in Cancer (Q6)

Scientific Organizers: Ramin Shiekhattar and Roberto Bonasio


February 21—24, 2016

Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA


Sponsored by Cell Research and Journal of Molecular Cell Biology (JMCB)


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Registered attendees of one meeting in a joint pair may participate in sessions of the other, pending space availability.

** Meeting has ended **

Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 20, 2015


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is November 18, 2015)

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Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


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Scholarship Deadline: October 20, 2015


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

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Abstract Deadline: November 18, 2015


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is October 20, 2015)

Discounted Registration Deadline: December 18, 2015


Registration Fee: 745.00 USD* (includes 150.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 520.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 895.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 670.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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Things to Do

Walking distance  = Walking distance (within 1/2 mile of conference center)  FREE Shuttle/Bus available  = FREE Shuttle/Bus available
Shuttle/Bus required  = Shuttle/Bus required  Car/Taxi required  = Car/Taxi required  not available  = Not Available

Suggestion: To find other attendees who may want to join you in activities, use the message board located near the Registration Desk. Post your contact information and activity of interest, and be sure to check the message board during the meeting for posts by fellow attendees.
Not a skier? The Santa Fe Community Convention Center is located in downtown Santa Fe. It is convenient to the historic Governor's Plaza and the famous Canyon Road as well as many other attractions. A local suggestion is the Governor's Palace Museum and Loretto Chapel.

Visit the New Mexico Museum of Art. Housed in a spectacular Pueblo Revival building, the museum's architecture inaugurated what has come to be known as "Santa Fe Style." The Museum of Fine Arts celebrates the diversity of the visual arts and the legacy of New Mexico as a cultural crossroads. Visit www.mfasantafe.org for more information.
Hiking Walking distance Car/Taxi required Interested in learning more about the history of Santa Fe check out the FREE walking tours.

Hiking in the high country of New Mexico will require the same gear as skiing. Click below for ideas on day hikes in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Ask your concierge for information.
Sightseeing Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available The private Historic/Cultural Tour of Old Santa Fe -- featured on "Good Morning America" and led by professional "museum docent" guides from Santa Fe's outstanding museums -- covers the most historic sites in Santa Fe's downtown historic district, including St. Francis Cathedral (Basilica) & Loretto Chapel. The professional guides provide enriching commentary on the history, culture, geology, art & architecture of old Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico. They also share great tips on Santa Fe's finest retail and most authentic Native American art. Event cost includes professional guide fees (gratuity not included) and entrance fees to Loretto Chapel.

The customized half-day Bandelier National Monument excursion is a scenic journey into the Jemez mountain ranges of Northern New Mexico to visit the archaeological site of Bandelier National Park. Guests will discover the ancient "cliff dwellings" of the Anasazi and enjoy investigating the petroglyphs and hiking to the caves of the "Ancient Ones."

Event cost includes includes transportation, professional guide fees (gratuity not included), entrance fees to Bandelier National Monument, gourmet boxed lunch and bottled water.

For more information go to www.historicwalksofsantafe.com.

Representatives will be available at Registration to sign up attendees for the tours. Tours may be cancelled if minimum numbers aren't met. If you would like to make reservations in advance, please email Historic Walks of Santa Fe at historicwalksofsf@earthlink.net, or call (505) 986-8388. Credit card information and billing address needed. Mastercard or Visa accepted.
Skiing Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available The 12,075-foot summit at Ski Santa Fe — part of the majestic Sangre de Cristo mountain range — boasts 1,725 vertical feet of skiing and 67 runs winding through some of the most stunning terrain in the country. Six lifts transport 9,350 skiers per hour high over giant pines and the beckoning, perfect powder typical of New Mexico. Complimentary buses to Santa Fe Ski Area are provided by Keystone Symposia. The buses will depart after the morning session.
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Ski Area Notes:  From the Santa Fe Community Convention Center it takes approximately 45 minutes to reach the Ski Santa Fe.

Please keep in mind the tentative closing date is April 2, 2017

Ski Area Website: www.skisantafe.com
Snowshoeing Car/Taxi required Cross Country Skiing trails are located on the road leading up to the Santa Fe Ski Area, however a private car with 4-wheel drive will be necessary to access these trails. Ask the concierge for information about Cross Country Skiing.
Wine Country Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required New Mexico prides itself on its wine. There are a few tasting rooms in Santa Fe, ask your hotels concierge about these locations. With a private car you can also access some vineyards in Dixon, NM off Highway 68. Ask your concierge for directions.
X-country Skiing Car/Taxi required Cross Country Skiing trails are located on the road leading up to the Santa Fe Ski Area, however a private car with 4-wheel drive will be necessary to access these trails. Ask the concierge for information about Cross Country Skiing. Visit The US Forest Service for more information on nordic skiing in the Santa Fe National Forest.

Spa Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Downtown Santa Fe has many great options for Spas. Santa Fe Spas
Movie Theaters Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required There is a movie theater about one mile from the plaza area.
UA DeVargas Mall Cinema 6

Live Music Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Whether you're looking for nightlife or theatrical productions, Santa Fe has something for everyone. Santa Fe Nightlife
Santa Fe Performing Arts
Dancing Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is a uniquely structured and multi-faceted organization, founded in 1990 by long time Aspenite Bebe Schweppe. It not only is a nationally recognized dance company, a leader in the dance world in terms of repertoire, acquiring and commissioning work from top choreographers; but it is also one of the largest dance presenters in the country. Call 505-983-5591 for more information.
Galleries Walking distance Car/Taxi required Santa Fe has hundreds of galleries. Try the famous Canyon Road for a wonderful afternoon spent among some of the most talented artists from around the world. Canyon Road is one mile from The Santa Fe Hilton.

Just blocks from Canyon Road, the heart of historic Santa Fe is also a hub of fine-art activity, with scores of galleries on the Plaza and surrounding streets.

The Railyard District, Santa Fe's newest art district and community gathering spot is also a mecca for contemporary art.
Museums Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required The Chapel of San Miguel
Georgia O’Keefe Museum, 505-946-1000
The Loretto Chapel, 505-982-0092
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture - Laboratory of Anthropology, 505-476-1250
New Mexico Museum of Art, 505-476-5041
Palace of the Governors, 505-476-5100
Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, 505-982-4636

Bars/Pubs Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required The restaurants and bars in Santa Fe offer great occasions for relaxing and talking with fellow conferees.Santa Fe Bars
Dining Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required Dining in Santa Fe is one of the best features of this city. Like many of its cosmopolitan cousins, Santa Fe offers cuisine from all over the world while presenting some of the most original, delicious local cuisine. Just a minute’s walk away are many excellent choices for a relaxing meal for all budgets. Santa Fe Restaurants
Coffee Shops Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required There are also several excellent coffee and pastry shops in the downtown Santa Fe area. Santa Fe Coffee Tour
Market/Grocery Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Grocery stores or markets are a great place to purchase snacks for your room to help save money. Cheese, crackers, fruit and drinks keep well in the room. Some rooms may have mini refrigerators. Call the resort before your arrival to find out if one is available.
The Santa Fe Farmers Market is also a great place to find local produce. Open Saturday's year-round.
An Albertson's Supermarket as well as a Sprouts Farmers Market are less than one mile from the hotel in the DeVargas Shopping Center.
Amounts are in US dollars
The above information is provided as a courtesy to our conferees and is subject to change without notice.