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Links within this page*: DREAM Schedule | RSG Schedule
*Proposed Programs. Agendas subject to change.

DREAM Schedule

Saturday - Day 1 – December 8, 2018
Go directly to: Sunday, Dec 9 - Monday, Dec 10
START
TIME
END
TIME
SESSION
TYPE
8:00 am 5:00 pm REGISTRATION
8:40 am 9:00 am Welcome and Introductory Remarks. Pablo Meyer and Gustavo Stolovitzky
Challenges Papers
9:00 am 9:15 am Mi Yang
Target functional similarity based workflows for drug synergy prediction and stratification
9:15 am 9:30 am Lenore Cowen
The Disease Module Identification DREAM Challenge: An Update
9:30 am 9:45 am Michael Banf
Enhancing gene regulatory network inference through data integration with markov random fields
9:45 am 10:25 am Keynote - Daphne Koller
A fireside chat
10:25 am 10:55 am Coffee Break with Posters
Challenge Updates
10:55 am 11:10 am Andrew Gentles
Tumor Deconvolution DREAM Challenge
11:10 am 11:25 am Pei Wang
A precision FDA NCI-CPTAC Multiomics Mislabeling Challenge
11:25 am 11:40 am Geoffrey Siwo
Malaria Challenge
11:40 am 11:55 am Anna Cichonska
IDG-DREAM Drug-Kinase Binding Prediction Challenge
11:55 am 12:40 pm The Challenge of Imaging Challenges: A Panel Discussion
12:40 pm 2:25 pm Lunch on Own
Multi-Targeting Drug DREAM Challenge
2:25 pm 3:05 pm Keynote - Ross Cagan
A Fly DREAM
3:05 pm 3:25 pm Challenge Overview Talk
3:25 pm 3:45 pm Best Performance Talk
3:45 pm 4:05 pm Best Performance Talk
4:05 pm 4:35 pm Coffee Break with Posters
Single-Cell Transcriptomics Challenge
4:35 pm 4:55 pm Shibiao Wan
Hyper-fast and accurate processing of large-scale single-cell transcriptomics data via ensemble random projection
4:55 pm 5:15 pm Single-Cell Transcriptomics Overview: Nikolaus Rajewsly
5:15 pm 5:20 pm Best Performer Announcements
5:20 pm 5:40 pm Best Performer Talk 1
5:40 pm 6:00 pm Best Performer Talk 2
6:00 pm 7:00 pm Dream Reception and Posters
7:00 pm   Adjourn


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Conference Schedule

Sunday – Day 2 – December 9, 2018
Go directly to: Saturday, Dec 8 (DREAM)Monday, Dec 10
START
TIME
END
TIME
SESSION
TYPE
8:00 am 5:00 pm REGISTRATION
9:00 am 9:15 am Welcome
9:15 am 10:00 am Keynote - Aravinda Chakravarti
10:00 am 10:15 am Anat Kreimer, Fumitaka Inoue, Tal Ashuah, Nadav Ahituv and Nir Yosef
Massively parallel characterization of regulatory dynamics during neural induction
10:15 am 10:30 am Tobias Zehnder, Philipp Benner and Martin Vingron
Predicting enhancers in mammalian genomes using supervised hidden Markov models
10:30 am 10:45 am William Lai, Kylie Bocklund, Kate Mistretta and B Franklin Pugh
Methods of defining “success” in ChIP-seq/exo experiments
10:45 am 11:15 am Coffee Break with Posters
11:15 am 11:30 am Alireza Fotuhi Siahpirani, Rupa Sridharan and Sushmita Roy
Incorporating noisy prior networks for estimating latent transcription factor activities and inferring genome-scale regulatory network in yeast and mammalian systems
11:30 am 11:45 am Amir Alavi, Matthew Ruffalo, Aiyappa Parvangada, Zhilin Huang and Ziv Bar-Joseph
scQuery: a web server for comparative analysis of single-cell RNA-seq data
11:45 am 12:30 pm Keynote - Shirley Liu
12:30 pm 2:00 pm Lunch on Own
2:00 pm 2:15 pm Special Session Welcome
2:15 pm 3:00 pm Keynote - Peter Kharchenko
Analysis of transcriptional dynamics with single-cell transcriptomics
3:00 pm 3:15 pm Florian Wagner and Itai Yanai
Moana: A Robust and Scalable Cell Type Classification Framework for Single-cell RNA-Seq Data
3:15 pm 3:30 pm Joseph A. Wayman, Diep Nguyen, Peter DeWeirdt, Bryan D. Bryson and Emily R. Miraldi
Benchmarked methods for transcriptional regulatory network inference from single-cell RNA-seq data
3:30 pm 3:45 pm Gunsagar Gulati, Shaheen Sikandar, Daniel Wesche, Anjan Bharadwaj, Anoop Manjunath, Francisco Ilagan, Mark Berger, Michael Clarke and Aaron Newman
Robust Reconstruction of Single Cell Differentiation Trajectories using CytoTRACE
3:45 pm 4:15 pm Coffee Break with Posters
4:15 pm 4:30 pm Qian Zhu, Sheel Shah, Ruben Dries, Long Cai and Guo-Cheng Yuan
Decomposing spatially dependent and cell type specific contributions to cellular heterogeneity
4:30 pm 4:45 pm Nelson Johansen and Gerald Quon
Characterizing cell type-specific responses to stimuli using single cell RNA sequencing
4:45 pm 5:30 pm Keynote - Miriam Merad
5:30 pm 7:00 pm Reception with poster viewing
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Monday – Day 3 – December 10, 2018
Go directly to: Saturday, Dec 8 (DREAM)Sunday, Dec 9
START
TIME
END
TIME
SESSION
TYPE
8:00 am 5:00 pm REGISTRATION
9:00 am 9:15 am Special Session Welcome
9:15 am 10:00 am Keynote - Adam Siepel
An evolutionary framework for measuring epigenomic information and estimating cell-type specific fitness consequences
10:00 am 10:15 am Akpeli Nordor, Martin Aryee and Geoffrey Siwo
Predicting interactions between small molecules and genome editing technologies
10:15 am 10:30 am Gregory Nuel, Flaminia Zane, Andrea Rau and Florence Jaffrezic
Clustering of Directed Acyclic Graphs in Systems Biology
10:30 am 10:45 am Peter Koo, Praveen Anand, Steffan Paul and Sean Eddy
Inferring Sequence-Structure Preferences of RNA-Binding Proteins with Convolutional Residual Networks
10:45 am 11:15 am Coffee Break with Posters
11:15 am 11:30 am Jingyi Jessica Li, Guo-Liang Chew and Mark Biggin
Principles of cis-translational control by general mRNA features in a yeast, a plant and a mammal
11:30 am 11:45 am Svetlana Shabalina
Complexity and evolution of the mammalian transcriptome: the architecture of alternative transcription and splicing
11:45 am 12:30 pm Keynote - Barbara Engelhardt
12:30 pm 2:00 pm Lunch on Own
2:00 pm 2:45 pm Keynote - Bing Ren
Functional Organization of the Human Genome
2:45 pm 3:00 pm Shahin Mohammadi, Jose Davila-Velderrain and Manolis Kellis
Systems biology of schizophrenia at single-cell resolution
3:00 pm 3:15 pm Federica Eduati, Ramesh Utharala, Patricia Jaaks, Mathew Garnett, Thorsten Cramer, Christoph Merten and Julio Saez-Rodriguez
Combining microfluidics and mathematical modelling for prioritisation of personalised cancer treatments from patient biopsies
3:15 pm 3:30 pm Lu Cheng, Siddharth Ramchandran, Tommi Vatanen, Juho Timonen, Niina Lietzen, Riitta Lahesmaa, Aki Vehtari and Harri Lähdesmäki
An additive Gaussian process regression model for interpretable probabilistic non-parametric analysis of longitudinal data
3:30 pm 4:00 pm Coffee Break with Posters
4:00 pm 4:15 pm Jonathan Warrell, Daifeng Wang, Shuang Liu, Hyejung Wong, Xu Shi, Fabio Navarro, Declan Clarke, Mengting Gu, Prashant Emani and Mark Gerstein
Interpretable Deep-learning for Multilevel Models of Psychiatric Disorders
4:15 pm 4:30 pm Hatice Osmanbeyoglu, Fumiko Shimizu, Angela Rynne-Vidal, Tsz-Lun Yeung, Petar Jelinic, Samuel Mok, Gabriela Chiosis, Douglas Levine and Christina Leslie
Chromatin-informed inference of transcriptional programs in gynecologic and basal breast cancers
4:30 pm 5:15 pm Keynote - Ana Pombo
5:30 pm 7:00 pm Reception with poster viewing

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SPONSORS



Platinum Sponsors

NYU Langone Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Gold Sponsors

IBM Research


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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR TOP 10 READING PAPERS, 2018



As in previous years, we are again planning to assemble a "top 10 papers reading list" in Regulatory and Systems Genomics. Our goal is to identify seminal papers that introduced not only new biological insights, but also key computational methodologies for interpreting biological datasets that we except to have a lasting impact in the field of Computational Regulatory and Systems Genomics. Relevant areas include Motifs, Grammars, Networks, Systems, Variation, Disease, Personal Genomics, GWAS interpretation, Regulatory Evolution, Comparative Genomics, Epigenomics, Physical Modeling, Dataset Integration, Splicing Regulation, Transcriptional Regulation, and all areas of gene and genome regulation at the systems level.

Based on feedback from the community, we modified the format and the timeline of the competition in order to encourage more participation, focus on the papers that are most relevant to our community, and remove any perceived biases during the nomination and voting processing.

The new nomination process is as follows:

  • Authors are asked to nominate their own papers using the nomination form available Here . An author can nominate at most 1 paper. (Please note that during the voting process the nominators will be asked to vote for 5 papers on which they are not authors, in order for their nominated paper to continue to be eligible for this competition. Please use the same email address for nomination and voting.)
  • The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2019.
  • Papers published between Sep 1, 2017 to Dec 31, 2018 are eligible for this year’s competition, as long as the work described in the paper has been presented orally (i.e. selected for platform presentation from the submitted abstracts) at either RegSys at ISMB or RECOMB/ISCB RegSys in 2016, 2017, or 2018. Abstracts selected for short 1-min poster talks are not eligible.


The voting period will be modified and extended compared to previous competitions. Voting will start on April 1, 2019 and will be open until the 2019 RegSys at ISMB meeting. Winners will be announced on the last day of the RegSys at ISMB meeting, and honored again during the 2019 RECOMB/ISCB RegSys meeting.

For additional information and to submit: Click Here


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DREAM SUBMISSIONS



Call for DREAM Challenges

The DREAM Challenges are crowdsourcing challenges examining questions in biology and medicine.

The DREAM Challenges are an open science effort of crowdsourcing challenges to examine questions in biology and medicine. We are a non-profit, collaborative community effort with contributors from across the research spectrum including universities; technology companies like IBM Research; not for profits, like Sage Bionetworks; and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Since the beginning of the DREAM Challenges in 2006, we have been an innovator and leader in open science and crowdsourcing. The DREAM Challenge participants and organizers have numerous publications in top journals such as Science and Nature. Since the dawn of the DREAM Challenges, commercial crowdsourcing efforts have sprung up which utilize techniques that we pioneered.


Call for Papers for DREAM Conference Session and Poster

This year we are inviting posters and oral presentations about past DREAM Challenges. We encourage participants to submit abstracts about their published or unpublished work on past Challenges, such as the SMC Challenges, ENCODE challenge, the AZ synergy Challenge, etc. Abstracts may be either original unpublished work related to past DREAM challenges or work that was published or accepted for publication in a journal previously.

Key Dates:
Abstract Submission for Oral Presentation & Poster deadline: Monday, September 24, 2018

- Author notifications will occur on or around Monday, October 15, 2018
Late Breaking Poster deadline: Monday, October 15, 2018

- Author notifications will occur on or around Monday October 29, 2018

 CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT

Abstracts received before the due date will be considered for oral presentations and/or poster presentations.

Any abstracts submitted after the deadline will be included only at the discretion of the conference chairs, and will be eligible for poster presentations only.  Please also note that we can only allow one abstract per presenting author.

Authors reserve the right to publish their work elsewhere.

Poster Display Size:
When preparing accepted posters please note that your poster should not exceed the following dimensions: 36 inches wide by 48 inches high. There will be 2 posters per side on the each poster board.


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POSTERS



 Please check back for updates.


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ORAL TALK & POSTER SUBMISSIONS



Links within this page:
Submit a Short Talk or Poster Presentation | How to Submit your Abstract | Topics
Special Session on Single Cell Analysis


Submit a Short Talk or Poster Presentation

The RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics invites abstracts for consideration for oral presentations or participation in a poster session. Abstracts may be either original unpublished work or original work that was published or accepted for publication at a high-impact journal between January 1, 2018 and November 1, 2018. Unpublished work will be considered for either an oral or a poster presentation. Work already accepted for publication will be considered for an oral presentation only.

Key Dates:
Abstract Submission for Oral Presentation & Poster deadline: Monday, September 24, 2018
- Author notifications will occur on or around Monday, October 15, 2018
Late Breaking Poster deadline: Monday, October 15, 2018
- Author notifications will occur on or around Monday October 29, 2018
DREAM Poster Consideration deadline: TBD
- Author notifications will occur on or around TBD

Submission website: CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT

Abstracts received before the due date will be considered for oral presentations and/or poster presentations.

Any abstracts submitted after the deadline will be included only at the discretion of the conference chairs, and will be eligible for poster presentations only.  Please also note that we can only allow one abstract per presenting author.

Authors reserve the right to publish their work elsewhere.

Poster Display Size: - When preparing accepted posters please note that your poster should not exceed the following dimensions: 46 inches wide by 45 inches high. There will be 2 posters per side on the each poster board.

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How to Submit your Abstract


Please use this link to EasyChair to submit your abstract (400 words or less). You will be asked to provide information about yourself and your coauthors, including name, e-mail address, and affiliation. Please check one box for corresponding author to indicate who would be speaking or would be primarily responsible for your poster. You will also be asked to provide an abstract title, the text of your abstract, and keywords.

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Topics

This conference is designed to present the latest findings about regulatory and systems genomics, foster discussion about current research directions, and establish new collaborations that will advance the development of a systems-level understanding of gene regulation. Some possible topics include:

  • Network visualization and analysis
  • Regulatory motifs and modules
  • Epigenomics and chromatin state
  • Non-coding RNAs
  • Regulatory networks
  • Co-transcriptional, post-transcriptional, and translational regulation
  • Signal transduction networks
  • Genetic, molecular, and phenotypic variation and human disease
  • Cellular signatures of biological responses and disease states
  • Mathematical modeling and simulation of biological systems
  • Methods for systematic validation of high-throughput biological predictions
  • Single-cell transcriptomics
  • Single-cell proteomics
  • Metabolomics
  • Microbiome
  • Machine learning methods for systems biology
  • Translational systems biology

 
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Special Session on Single Cell Analysis

Regulatory and Systems Genomics 2018 will include an abstract submissions track for a Special Session of Single Cell Analysis.  We welcome submissions on computational and experimental advances in single cell analysis at the transcriptomic, epigenomic and proteomic levels as well as emerging technologies that can resolve the spatial organization of cells in complex tissues while providing molecular data at the single cell level. Applications of single cell methods to important biomedical questions – for example in cancer biology, immunology, or development – are also encouraged. The session will include presentations from keynote speakers as well as talks from selected abstracts. This special session is sponsored by the Research Center for Cancer  Systems Immunology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, an NCI-funded Cancer Systems Biology Consortium (CSBC) Center.


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GETTING AROUND NYC



Links within this page:
Subway | Buses | Taxi | Car | Roosevelt Island Tram | Bike | Ferry | Helicopter | NYC Cruise | Traveling with Pets


MTA: Subways and Busses

If you can't walk to your destination, mass transit is the next-best way to get around. The City's rail and bus system is run by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and known as MTA New York City Transit. It's inexpensive, environmentally friendly and a great way to see sights throughout the five boroughs—and it operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The system is accessible to passengers with visual, hearing and mobility disabilities. For more information, consult the MTA's accessibility guide and its list of accessible subway stations.

Purchasing a MetroCard is your first step to getting around on subways and buses; you must put a minimum value of $5.50 on the card when initially buying it. You can do so at subway stations, from either automated machines (which accept cash, ATM bank cards and regular credit cards) or booth attendants (cash only). When you use a pay-per-ride MetroCard, a single subway or bus ride costs $2.75. An Express Bus ride costs $6.50. Riders can buy a pay-per-ride card, an unlimited MetroCard or a SingleRide card—the last of these costs $3, is sold at vending machines only, doesn't allow transfers and must be used within two hours of purchase. An unlimited MetroCard allows users to ride as often as they like within a fixed time period: options include unlimited cards that last for seven days ($31) or 30 days ($116.50). There's also a $1 surcharge on the purchase of a new MetroCard. To avoid the charge, customers can refill an existing card. The MTA offers discounts for seniors (over age 65) and disabled riders, as well as a "bonus" credit of 11% for purchases of $5.50 or more on pay-per-ride cards. Also, up to three children with a maximum height of 44 inches each can get on subways and buses for free when they are traveling with a fare-paying adult. For the most up-to-date information on MetroCard prices, visit mta.info.


Subway

The easiest and quickest way to travel around NYC is by public subway train. Riding the subway is also a fantastic way to feel like a local during your stay in New York.

Fast facts:

  • Subway trains operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • For $2.75 (the cost of a single ride when using a pay-per-ride MetroCard), you can use the system citywide and transfer to other subway lines as many times as you need, as long as you don't exit the system through a turnstile.
  • You can transfer from bus to subway or vice versa within two hours of using your MetroCard. (The free transfer does not apply if you leave a subway station through a turnstile and want to get on another subway line.)
  • Subway stations on the same line are generally about 8 to 10 blocks apart.
  • The subway does not travel to Staten Island. To get there, board the free Staten Island Ferry or take a bus.
    You can get a free subway map from booth attendants or at any Official NYC Information Center, or download one from our Maps & Guides section. You can also visit the MTA's Trip Planner for a customized route (but it's still a good idea to carry a subway map when you're out and about). The Trip Planner offers routes for MTA bus lines as well. Subway lines sometimes change routes or temporarily stop running—especially on weekends and late nights during weekdays—so be sure to check for up-to-date MTA service information at mta.info or by calling 718-330-1234.


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Busses

Public buses are a scenic way to see the City and reach destinations not convenient to a subway stop. It's also worth noting that mass transit is central to New York City's efforts to become more environmentally friendly, and a growing number of NYC's buses are hybrid-electric models.

Fast facts:

  • All City buses accept the MetroCard and exact coin change (no pennies or paper money).
  • Check the route sign on the front of the bus before boarding to ensure it's the bus you want, and make sure you know if it's making all stops or only "limited" stops (the limited buses don't make all stops along the route).
  • Enter and pay at the front of the bus. The exception to this is on SBS (Select Bus Service) routes, where payment kiosks are on the sidewalk next to the bus stop.
  • A single fare will take you any distance until the end of the route.
  • Many buses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but be sure to check whether your route offers overnight service. A schedule and route map posted at the bus stop indicate when the bus should arrive and where it will go.
  • Buses run about every 5 to 15 minutes, or at longer intervals, depending on the time of day.
  • If you have a smartphone, you can scan the QR code at the bus stop to receive information about when the next bus is expected to arrive.
  • Buses generally stop every other block on avenue routes and every block on cross-street routes. Late at night, from 11pm to 5am, bus drivers will stop wherever you ask them to—as long as they feel it's safe.
  • MTA service information is available at mta.info or by calling 718-330-1234.


The MTA website tripplanner.mta.info is the most reliable source for up-to-date information about routes and fares.

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The Roosevelt Island Tram

With the swipe of a MetroCard, the Roosevelt Island Tram gives you an aerial view of Midtown East along its path from 59th Street and Second Avenue in Manhattan to Roosevelt Island, located in the East River between Manhattan and Queens. The tram got its start in the early 1900s, taking passengers halfway across the Queensboro Bridge, where an elevator would then transport them down to the island. Today, it provides direct service for more than 2 million riders seven days a week (Sunday–Thursday, 6am–2am; Friday–Saturday, 6am–3:30am), with transfers available to MTA subways and buses. For more information, visit rioc.ny.gov.

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Taxi

The City's fleet of yellow taxicabs and green Boro Taxis is regulated by the Taxi and Limousine Commission. Grabbing a cab can be ideal when tired feet, heavy luggage or shopping bags weigh you down.

Fast facts:

  • Taxis are available 24 hours a day.
  • Hail taxis whose numbers are illuminated on top—they're on duty.
  • Board and exit the cab curbside.
  • Hotel doormen can hail a cab for you; a $1 tip is customary for this service.
  • Minimum metered fare is $2.50, which increases 50 cents every fifth of a mile or every minute, depending on how fast you're traveling; there is also a New York State tax surcharge of 50 cents per ride.
  • An additional $1 surcharge is added to the meter Monday–Friday, 4–8pm, and a 50-cent surcharge is added at night, 8pm–6am.
  • All taxis accept cash and most accept credit cards.
  • Tip 15–20% at the end of a trip; tolls are extra and added to the metered fare.
  • Dial 311 in NYC to inquire about lost items or other concerns; visit the Taxi and Limousine Commission website for more info and the organization's fare information page for additional fare details as well as specifics regarding different destinations.


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Car

If you're planning to drive around the City, use Google Maps to help you navigate New York City roads. Also, make sure you know where to park. You may want to use a site like bestparking.com to compare parking rates and locations from a number of companies or an app like SpotHero where you can book a parking spot in advance. Be aware, though, that the site's listings are not complete. If you need to rent a car, it may be worth considering Zipcar and Enterprise which offer car-share programs that allow members to book vehicles for as little as an hour and as long as a week, 24 hours a day.

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Other

Walking and public transit are excellent ways to get around New York, but you can also travel the City by bike, pedicab, ferry or even helicopter if you so desire. Take a different route, and you just might see the City from a whole new angle.

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NYC by Bike

Biking the City is good for the environment and your body, and can often be faster and cheaper than fuel-powered transportation. Cycling hotspots like Central, Riverside and Prospect Parks are great options for hitting the City on two wheels, as are bike paths along the Hudson and East Rivers and on many bridges—but all of NYC is bikeable. Check out Ride the City to find the safest route from point A to point B and Transportation Alternatives for NYC biking resources. In addition, the NYC Department of Transportation publishes a downloadable bike map and a guide to biking in the City.

Citi Bike is New York City's bike-sharing system, and it has gained a quick adoption since its inception in May 2013. There are thousands of bikes at hundreds of stations, available 24/7 every day of the year. Unlock a bike at any station, ride wherever you want and check in the bike at any other station. Daily, weekly and annual passes are available.

Plenty of operations rent bikes by the half day and full day, with many such places located near the major biking destinations mentioned above. Some, like Bike and Roll New York and Blazing Saddles, also offer guided tours or suggested itineraries for independent exploration.

If you want someone else to do the pedaling for you, hop in a pedicab (sometimes called a "bike taxi" or "bicycle rickshaw"). You won't have to look too hard in the busier parts of Manhattan—the drivers aren't shy about offering their services.

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NYC by Ferry

As a waterfront city, New York is home to an extensive ferry system that can get you uptown, downtown and across the rivers to Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and New Jersey.

  • The Staten Island Ferry is a staple of many morning commutes—and taking a ride on it is a must-do on any sightseeing itinerary. In use since 1905, the route between Staten Island and Manhattan's Whitehall Ferry Terminal is a glorious 5-mile, 25-minute mini-cruise with great views of the Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor and Lower Manhattan—and it's free.
  • New York Water Taxi is another popular aquatic shuttle. Hop-on and hop-off stops include Pier 84 (at West 44th Street), Christopher Street, the World Financial Center and Pier 1 in DUMBO. Check nywatertaxi.com for information on schedules and package deals.
  • NY Waterway operates commuter ferries between points in Manhattan and New Jersey, and harbor and sightseeing cruises. The East River Ferry also provides a refreshing alternative to more traditional public transportation in the City (and breathtaking skyline views), with regular service to seven locations across three boroughs. A 74-foot ferry departs every 20 to 30 minutes from approximately 7am to 8:30pm on weekdays and every 45 minutes from approximately 9:30am to 9pm on weekends. Check the official schedule to confirm, as departure times vary in different seasons.


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NYC by Helicopter

Seeing New York by air is an unforgettable experience, and the City offers helicopter tours for the adventurous and just plain curious. Here are some choices:

Liberty Helicopters (800-542-9933) runs several tours of the City; Helicopter Flight Services, Inc. (212-355-0801), will personalize sightseeing tours and charters; and New York Helicopter Charter, Inc. (212-361-6060), allows you to choose from three options: the Liberty Tour, the Central Park Tour and the Grand Tour, which combines the first two tours and also flies over many other essential NYC attractions.

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NYC Cruise Information

New York City is one of America's top cruise ports. Passengers from New York City can cruise to the Caribbean year-round and may also cruise to the Northeast, Canada, Bermuda, England and many other destinations around the world.

Recent infrastructure improvements ensure smooth sailing for the cruise passengers who pass through New York City. In Manhattan, the renovated Manhattan Cruise Terminal welcomes some of the world's most prestigious ships, while the state-of-the-art Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Red Hook is the port for Cunard and Princess Cruise ships, including the luxurious Queen Mary 2 and the Royal Princess. Below is a listing of information for each terminal.

  • New York Cruise Terminal
    Piers 88, 90 and 92
    711 Twelfth Ave. (at W. 55th St.)
    212-246-5450
  • Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
    Pier 12 at Clinton Wharf
    72 Bowne St. (bet. Van Brunt and Imlay Sts.)


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Travelling with Pets

If you're bringing a dog or cat along on your NYC adventure, you'll have no trouble getting around—but it's important to know the rules.

Only small-size pets in carriers are allowed on MTA buses, subways and trains, as well as in taxis. Properly harnessed service animals are also permitted on mass transit. Taxi drivers may, at their discretion, pick up dogs without carry cases. The City is also home to several pet-taxi companies that can help transport pets that are not allowed on ordinary public transit.

  • Pet Chauffeur: 212-696-9744
  • K9 Cars: 718-683-2152

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RSG and DREAM General Questions

Bel Hanson, Conference Manager
Tel: 1-315-767-5568

Source: NYC The Official Guide


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KEY DATES



 Oral Abstract and Poster Submission Deadline: Monday, September 24, 2018
 Oral Abstract and Poster Submission Notification: Monday, October 15, 2018
 Late-breaking Poster Submission Deadline:
Monday, October 15, 2018
 Late-breaking Poster Acceptance Notification:
Monday October 29, 2018
 DREAM Oral Abstract and Poster Submission Deadline:
Monday, September 24, 2018
 DREAM Late Breaking Poster Deadline Monday, October 15, 2018
 Early Registration Deadline:
Monday October 29, 2018
 Online Registration Deadline:
Monday, December 3, 2018

 


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