Sunday and Monday, June 26th and 27th , 2022: International 22q11.2 Family Meeting
Tuesday, June 28th , 2022: IBBC (AM) and Network of the America’s (PM)
Wednesday, Thursday and all-day Friday, June 29th, 30th and July 1st , 2022 : 12TH Biennial International 22q11.2 Conference
The 2022 meeting is certain to recapture the fellowship of our previous scientific retreats as it will feature a combination of outstanding invited speakers, as well as selected platform and poster presentations. Invited speakers will include leading clinical and basic scientists together with exceptional healthcare providers from around the globe. These participants, in combination with attendees expected to travel from at least 17 countries based on our audience at the 2018 conference in Whistler, Canada, are sure to inspire lively dialogue and exceptional cross fertilization.
We are delighted to report that the venue for our meeting will remain the celebrated Le Méridien Lav Hotel. This property, an all-inclusive Marriott resort, already considered a pearl on the stunning eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, underwent a multi-million dollar renovation during the pandemic so it is certain to meet our every need. Each of the 380 guestrooms and suites has floor-to-ceiling windows that open up to large balconies, a 32″ flat screen TV, Wi-Fi and High-Speed Internet Access, separate sofa seating, individually controlled air conditioning, international direct dial telephone lines, a hairdryer and an in-room safe. Situated 8 km south of Split in Podstrana on the Dalmatian Coast, Le Méridien Lav, Split, enjoys a beautiful setting boasting an 800 m stretch of beach with fantastic sea views across to the city and its surrounding islands. Le Méridien Lav has a world-class spa to its name, as well as numerous restaurants and bars.
You can visit the venue via the link.
Split is the second-largest city of Croatia and the largest city of the region of Dalmatia, with about 250,000 people living in its urban area. An intraregional transport hub and popular tourist destination, the city is linked to the Adriatic islands and the Apennine peninsula with easy access by plane directly to Split from all major European cities. For those traveling from outside of Europe, easy connections can be made through London and Frankfurt just to name a few.
Le Méridien Lav, Split is located in Podstrana, eight kilometers south of Split. While Split airport (SPU) is only 16 miles north of the venue, which is easily reached by car, taxi, Uber or bus. The Split Railroad Terminal is just 5.9 miles northeast of the hotel. Likewise, car rentals and ferries to nearby islands and further off destinations such as Venice and Ancona, Italy are just a stone’s throw away in Split’s town center.
In addition to an extraordinary scientific program, Split offers astounding Roman ruins including the most famous Diocletian’s Palace, built for the Roman emperor in AD 305. While the conference venue provides an opportunity to improve overall wellbeing and support total relaxation and tranquility through any number of activities in the spa, gymnasium, heated indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpool, sauna, tennis courts, beaches, and sea.
An astonishing social program will kick-off the professional meeting with a beachside private reception on the evening of June 29th followed by a poolside gala dinner on the evening of June 30th. Audience participation is welcome and encouraged – so please bring along your instruments, singing voices, and dance shoes. Hotel rates at Le Méridien Lav, Split include a European breakfast with many local delicacies, while meeting registrants will also be offered coffee breaks, luncheon, and afternoon tea, as well as, admittance to all social functions as part of the all-inclusive registration fee.
A Call for Abstracts will be forthcoming in 2021. Attendees interested in sharing their clinical or research findings via an oral or poster presentation will be invited to submit an abstract – due by January 22, 2022.
We sincerely thank you for your patience as we worked through these difficult times and we hope you will still plan to join us in 2022. In the meantime, please continue to stay safe and best wishes.