The Biochemical Society Focused Meeting entitled "Non-Coding RNA: Recent Insights into the Mechanisms of Action" will take place at Symposium Hall, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 22-23 June, 2017.
Located on the campus of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Surgeons’ Hall contains a range of venues divided into five distinct areas – Playfair Building, Quincentenary Conference Centre, King Khalid Building, Prince Philip Building and Ten Hill Place Hotel. The five areas are located in close proximity to each other.
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Surgeons’ Hall Campus Map
Travelling to the venue
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Transport Guide
The Airlink bus service departs from just outside the domestic arrivals terminal and the journey to the city centre takes just 30 minutes. Buses leave approximately every 10 minutes. The final destination is Waverley Bridge.
Alternatively, the Edinburgh Trams also depart from the airport to the city centre and the journey takes approximately 35 minutes. Trams depart approximately every 10 minutes.
Access by car to Surgeons’ Hall can be via many routes. You are therefore advised to go onto a route planner to map your journey.
We recommend www.theaa.com/route-planner or www.rac.co.uk/route-planner/.
There is no private parking at Surgeons’ Hall. There are metered parking spaces on Roxburgh Place, Richmond Place, and Chambers Street. (which are free after 6.30pm). There is also parking in Nicolson Square beside the Clydesdale Bank for approx. £7 per day.
Park & Ride
There are seven park and rides operating in and around Edinburgh - Ingliston, Hermiston, Straiton, Sheriffhall, Newcraighall, Wallyford and Ferrytoll.
The Edinburgh tram route covers 14km from Edinburgh Airport all the way to York Place in the city centre. Stops at Haymarket and Edinburgh Park stations and Ingliston Park & Ride connect trams with rail and bus services along the way.
Every tram stop has ticket vending machines where you can buy Single Tickets and Day Tickets. Return Tickets are also available for journeys to or from Edinburgh Airport only. The ticket vending machines accept most debit and credit cards (£3 minimum spend) as well as 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2 coins. No change is given.
For further information: Bus and Tram times & information - 0131 555 6563
Inter-city bus services terminate at the St Andrew's Square Bus Station. Buses from Princes Street (stops on the side of the street lined by shops- [north]) are very frequent. Services passing the College include numbers 3, 5, 7, 8, 14, 30, 31 and 33.
A Lothian Buses iPhone app is available to download from the iTunes app store free of charge. This app gives you up-to-date information on all of the buses that pass Surgeons’ Hall.
Lothian Region Transport: 0131 555 6363 www.lothianbuses.co.uk
First Edinburgh: 08708 72 72 71 www.firstgroup.com
Stage Coach: 01383 621 249 www.stagecoachbus.com
National Express: 08705 80 80 80 www.nationalexpress.com
Citylink: 0870 550 5050 www.citylink.co.uk
Edinburgh Waverley Station is 10 minutes’ walk from the College. Please exit Waverley via the Market Street opening.
Take a right and then 1st left onto Cockburn Street and follow the road/hill until the top. Take a left of the top of Cockburn Street onto The Royal Mile. At the 1st set of lights, take a right onto North Bridge and continue along this route until the College is on your left on Nicolson Street, opposite the Festival Theatre. Once in the front gates, please follow the relevant signage for your event. A taxi rank is located just outside the station.
A Taxi to Surgeons’ Hall would cost around £5.00. Train times can be checked using the contact details below.
National Rail Enquiries: 08457 48 49 50
www.nationalrail.co.uk or www.thetrainline.com
Registration fees and forms
Earlybird registration deadline: 24 March 2017
Non residential registration fees (no accommodation)
Full/Early Career Researcher/Associate Member: £225
Non Member: £300
Student Member: £175
Registration fee includes lunches and refreshments.
Accommodation is NOT included in this registration fee.
Please note that after the earlybird registration deadline has passed all fees will be increased by £50.
Note: Full/Early Career/Associate Members and Student Members must be members of the Biochemical Society.
Not a member of the Biochemical Society? Join today and save £'s on your registration fee.
Members of the following organizations are eligible to register for the reduced member rates for all Biochemical Society conferences:
New Zealand Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Link to http://nzsbmb.science.org.nz/
Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Link to: http://www.asbmb.org.au/
Brazilian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SBBq)
Chinese Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (CSBMB)
Please ensure you enter your membership number during registration. For details please see International Associate Membership.
Payment of fees
All payments must be made prior to the meeting. Please note that invoices for registration fees will not be issued.
Credit card/Debit card
(Preferred method of payment, and the only acceptable form of payment for online registration).
The following credit/debit cards will be accepted:
Mastercard and Visa.
If you wish to pay by cheque, bank draft or bank transfer please contact the Conference Office.
At the final stage of the online registration process, all registered delegates will be directed to a confirmation page and receive a separate email to confirm registration details. This confirmation should be checked carefully to ensure that all requirements are correct. In particular, the spelling of names and affiliations should be checked, as this information will be used to create badges.
Confirmation emails also act as a receipt. Please bring a copy of the email with you to the meeting.
If you have not received a confirmation email two weeks before the meeting, please contact the Conference Office.
Registering at the meeting
Please bring your confirmation email to present at the registration desk at the meeting. Badges will be issued upon registering and, for security reasons, must be worn for the duration of the meeting.
Poster abstract submission
Abstract Submission Guidelines
The maximum number of words allowed in your abstract body is 230. Please note that author details will be added on the final page of the submission process (do not add your author list or affiliation details to either of the fields on this page). The preferred method for submission is to type your abstract straight into the online submission form, or alternatively paste the text from a word-processed document. The ‘Full title’ should be presented sentence case (not in Title Case or BLOCK CAPITALS), that is only the first letter of the title or appropriate terms such as abbreviations or proper nouns should be upper case. Please do not include tables, figures or references in the abstract as these will be removed before your abstract is published.
Has my abstract been accepted?
After submitting your abstract you should receive a submission number which will identify your abstract. If you have not received a submission number, then please contact the Conference Office.
Approximately 2 weeks after the abstract submission deadline has passed, you will receive an email informing you whether your poster has been accepted or not and informing you of your poster number and session time.
Poster Board size: 1m wide x 2m high (portrait).
Velcro to mount your poster will be provided at the meeting.
This is a non-residential conference.
At the meeting
Lunch and refreshments will be provided for all attendees and will be included in the registration fee.
Should you have any special dietary requirements, please indicate this on the registration form. Alternatively, please inform the Conference Office as changes to the menu cannot be made at the meeting.
Disabled access is available. If you require assistance during the meeting please contact the Conference Office.
Sponsors and trade exhibition
The following companies will be sponsoring the meeting:
Please feel free to view our sponsorship and trade exhibition opportunities at this meeting.
If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the meeting please contact the Conference Office.
Cancellations will be accepted in writing until 22 May 2017, and a refund (less £15 administration charge) will be issued.
After this date, neither full nor partial refunds can be given. Please note that refunds of less than £15 cannot be issued.
Official letters of invitation
Official letters of invitation, which are intended to assist with administrative arrangements in certain countries will only be issued when the individual has completed the following criteria:
1) Submitted an abstract which has been approved by the meeting scientific organizer for inclusion into the relevant meeting
2) Sent a letter from the head of their academic department on University headed paper saying why they need to attend the meeting in relation to their research
3) Registered and paid for the meeting
Such letters do not imply commitment of financial or other support by the organizers
Tweeting and Blogging
With increasing frequency, conference attendees at scientific conferences are using Twitter or blogs to share and highlight interesting information discussed at conferences, and also to network with each other. The Biochemical Society has created the following policy with regards to the use of networking sites at Biochemical Society conferences.
The Biochemical Society’s Twitter and blogging policy
Proceedings and abstracts of Harden Conferences are unpublished, in order to promote the exchange of novel information and ideas. Delegates are asked to respect the closed nature of the conferences, and not to report information discussed via Twitter, Facebook, blogs and similar social networks.
Focused Meetings, Hot Topic Events and Workshops
The Biochemical Society encourages the discussion of its conferences via Twitter, Facebook and similar social networks. In order to promote discussion and the exchange of information, delegates who wish to tweet are asked to use the Biochemical Society hashtag:
Speakers will be made aware of this policy, and have the right to ask delegates not to disseminate their research via the Internet. If a Speaker makes this request, delegates are asked not to discuss the relevant work in this way. Delegates are respectfully asked to refrain from communicating using mobile devices whilst lectures are in progress.
'Non-Coding RNA: Recent Insights into the Mechanisms of Action' has been approved for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by the Royal Society of Biology.
Participants can claim 45 credits for attending. These points are valid if attendees are registered on the Royal Society of Biology CPD scheme. Approval signifies that the Royal Society of Biology recognizes the 'Non-Coding RNA: Recent Insights into the Mechanisms of Action' event is of merit to the development needs of participants.
Attendees can request a CPD certificate for this conference whilst completing the post event feedback questionnaire, which will be sent by email to all attendees shortly after the event.
If you require any further information, please contact:
The Conference Office
Charles Darwin House
12 Roger Street
London WC1N 2JU
Telephone (Conference Office): +44 (0)207 685 2450
Telephone (Main reception): +44 (0)207 685 2400
Fax: +44 (0)207 685 2467
The information on this website is regularly updated. Although at the time of publication the information contained on this web site is believed to be correct, neither the Speakers, Organizers nor the Biochemical Society assume any responsibility for any errors or omissions herein contained.
Delegates who plan on attending meetings are advised to check the website has not been amended, and if in doubt, contact the Conference Office to confirm meeting start and finish dates before booking transport and accommodation.
In addition, delegates who have not received confirmation of their registration should contact the Conference Office to confirm their attendance before making arrangements to attend.