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EMBO Workshop

B-cell development and leukemia

08 – 11 March 2019 | Salamanca, Spain

  • Registration Deadline
  • 15 February 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 February 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 February 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 February 2019

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About the Workshop

B cells are an integral part of the adaptive immune system. They are derived from hematopoietic stem cells and mature along the B cell lineage. Intricate signaling pathways control cell fate decisions and maturation of B cells. Disturbance of B cell development at an early progenitor stage gives rise to B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, which is the most frequent cancer in childhood.

At this EMBO Workshop, young scientists, clinicians, and leading experts will engage in synergistic discussions about the regulatory mechanisms governing the cell fate decisions of early B cells in health and disease with the aim of promoting basic research in early B cell development. Interdisciplinary networking will allow the development of new perspectives and translation of state-of-the-art basic and clinical science into precision medicine to ultimately improve outcome and quality of life of patients with B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

About EMBO Courses and Workshops

EMBO Courses and Workshops are selected for their excellent scientific quality and timelines, provision of good networking activities for all participants and speaker gender diversity (at least 40% of speakers must be from the underrepresented gender).

Organisers are encouraged to implement measures to make the meeting environmentally more sustainable.







  • Registration Deadline
  • 15 February 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 February 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 February 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 February 2019



Registration includes:

  • Includes a bus shuttle to and from the venue connecting to Madrid Barajas International Airport
  • Admission to all lectures
  • Lunches and coffee breaks
  • Admission to poster sessions and refreshments
  • Workshop material
  • Admission to get-together party
  • Two dinners including gala dinner
  • Guided evening town sight-seeing

Accommodation is not included in the registration. Hotel rooms on site or in walking distance are reserved and available for participants upon request.


Successful participants will be notified and sent payment details by email.

When you have been notified that your application is accepted, please pay your registration fee and request hotel and transfer bookings if applicable.

Selection criteria

Applicants who submitted an abstract for the workshop will have preference in the selection process. Presenters of short talks will be selected based on the quality of their submitted abstracts by the program committee and receive complimentary registration to attend the meeting. Where possible preference will be given to young scientists at the beginning of their research career and a fair representation of gender will be taken into consideration. Selected poster authors will be asked to provide a short oral presentation during poster walks.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts should contain 400-500 words, excluding titles, authors and affiliation. Figures, tables, other illustrations and references should not be included in the abstract.

Abstracts should be submitted in clear (American) English.

It is the author's responsibility to submit a correct abstract; any errors in spelling, grammar, or scientific fact will be reproduced as typed by the author.

Poster specifications

The recommended poster size is A0 portrait (120 cm height, 90 cm width). Posters should be self-explanatory, clearly presenting the major results and conclusions of the study. Please use clear, visible graphics and large type.

Travel grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for participants. Applicants do not need to apply separately for travel grants for this event but should indicate on the registration form if they wish to be considered for a travel grant. Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizer who will notify all eligible participants. More information is available at EMBO Travel Grants' page.

Child care grant

EMBO Courses and Workshops offers grants to offset additional child care costs incurred by participants or speakers when participating at any EMBO Courses and Workshop funded meeting. Eligible costs include fees for a caregiver or child-care facility, travel costs for a caregiver, or travel costs for taking the child to the meeting etc. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would like to be considered for the grant. Please also describe how you intend to use the child care grant and specify the sum that you will need.



Roberto Pelazas Manso

+34 670 80 11 33

Ute Fischer




Hospedería Fonseca / Universidad de Salamanca

Calle Fonseca 2

37002 Salamanca


Tel: +34 923 29 32 50



160 rooms have been booked for conference speakers, participants and editors on site (Hotel Colegio Arzobispo Fonseca) and in additional hotels within walking distance of the venue (Hotel Abba Fonseca and Gran Hotel Corona Sol).



The closest international airport is Madrid-Barajas Airport approximately 214 km from the venue in Salamanca. Regular service is provided by bus (Avanza Bus) and train (RENFE). The journey to Salamanca takes approximately two hours.

There will be a shuttle service provided from Madrid-Barajas Airport to Salamanca (Friday, March 8th at 11:00 and 14:00).

There will be a shuttle service from Salamanca to the airport at the end of the meeting (Monday, March 11th).


Highways A-62 and A-66 connect to Salamanca. From Madrid, take the A-50. The journey takes approximately two hours.


There are bus connections from all Spanish cities, with the company Avanza. There is a bus line, which provides a direct service between Madrid-Barajas Airport and Salamanca. The Madrid-Barajas Airport bus stops are located at Terminal 1, in the car park opposite the arrivals lounge, and Terminal 4, in front of the exit door on the arrivals side. Timetables are available at the webpage or by phone at +34 902 02 09 99. Wifi is available in the bus. For more information and tickets see this website.


RENFE (Spanish National Railways) has daily services from Madrid, Lisbon, Oporto, Paris and all connections. To get to Madrid Chamartín Railway Station from Madrid-Barajas Airport, there is a direct train from the train station located at the Terminal 4 (takes 15 minutes). Alternatively, take underground line 8 to “Nuevos Ministerios” stop, and then transfer to line 10 to “Chamartín”. Train tickets and timetables are available at the website or call +34 902 24 02 02.

Alternatively by PLANE

Salamanca has its own small airport, located in the nearby town of Matacán, and at certain times of the year, there are scheduled and charter flights to and from a number of Spanish cities. Furthermore, you can travel to Valladolid by plane, from some Spanish and European cities, and then travel by bus or train to Salamanca, in a distance of 120 km (less than an hour and a half). For more information, see the website.

About the Area

The venue Colegio Arzobispo Fonseca is a 16th century building from the Spanish Renaissance. It housed the Irish College in Salamanca founded in 1592 and is used as a conference site by the University of Salamanca. It is located within the Old town of Salamanca. At the venue the major attractions, shops and restaurants are within walking distance.

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