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From Rare to Care: Discovery, Modeling and Translation of Rare Diseases  (S4)

Scientific Organizers: Josef M. Penninger and Kym Boycott


November 11—14, 2018

Vienna BioCenter, IMP Lecture Hall, Vienna, Austria


Developed in collaboration with Vienna BioCenter Research Institutes GMI, IMBA,
IMP and MFPL

Sponsored by Bioverativ Therapeutics, Moderna, Sanofi US, Sarepta Therapeutics and Valerion Therapeutics


IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT. Abstracts received can no longer be considered for oral short talks. Abstracts for poster display opportunities will be accepted until 6 weeks before meeting start date midnight MST.
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DEADLINES:
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
Scholarship Deadline: Jul 25, 2018 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Jul 25, 2018 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Aug 13, 2018 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Sep 18, 2018 [details]


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Submit an Abstract Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2019-S4 "From Rare to Care: Discovery, Modeling and Translation of Rare Diseases " conference only.

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Deadline Date Cost
Discounted Abstract Deadline
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Before and On July 25, 2018 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After July 25, 2018 until September 30, 2018 100.00 USD*
* 50.00 USD of Abstract fee deducted from your registration fee when you register for this meeting
Scholarship
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July 25, 2018 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On September 18, 2018 895.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After September 18, 2018 1095.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On September 18, 2018 670.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After September 18, 2018 870.00 USD

* Changes in payment type that result in a refund are subject to a processing fee.
* Currency exchange gains/losses are the responsibility of the registrant and the Keystone Symposia will accept no liability for money loss through bank charges, transfers or currency fluctuations.




Discounted Abstract Deadline: July 25, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

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 August 13, 2018)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


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: July 25, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


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.

Click here to learn more about Scholarships.

Abstract Deadline: August 13, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


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 July 25, 2018)

Discounted Registration Deadline: September 18, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 895.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 670.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1095.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 870.00 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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We highly recommend that you not make a reservation with these companies or any other housing service! These companies' representations to participants have been misleading. Please report any calls or correspondence you might have received to Keystone Symposia and book only through lodging links in your Keystone Symposia account, an established travel agency or directly with the hotel(s) listed on our website.
No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 24 hr (international) time


The meeting will begin on Sunday, November 11 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Wednesday, November 14 with a closing plenary session and keynote address from 16:00 to 18:15, followed by a social hour. We recommend return travel on Thursday, November 15 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11

4:00—8:00 PM
Arrival and Registration

IMP Foyer
6:00—8:00 PM
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

IMP Foyer

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12

9:00—10:00 AM
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 10/11/2018

IMP Lecture Hall
Michele De Luca, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Epidermal Stem Cells and Combined Cell and Gene Therapy of Epidermolysis Bullosa

9:00 AM—12:00 PM
Approaches to Discover the Causes of all Rare Diseases
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 10/11/2018

IMP Lecture Hall
William A. Gahl, NHGRI, National Institutes of Health, USA
The NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program, National Network, and International Network

Coffee Break

Kym Boycott, CHEO Research Institute, Canada
International Coordination to Solve the Unsolved Rare Diseases

Lisa Bastarache, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
Interpreting Rare Variants with Phenotype Risk Scores

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

12:00—1:00 PM
Poster Setup

IMBA Atrium
12:00—1:30 PM
Lunch

IMBA Atrium
1:00—3:30 PM
Poster Session 1

IMBA Atrium
1:00—6:00 PM
Poster Viewing

IMBA Atrium
3:30—4:00 PM
Coffee Available

Foyer
4:00—6:00 PM
Organoids to Model Rare Disease
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 10/11/2018

IMP Lecture Hall
Josef M. Penninger, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology GmbH, Austria
Growing Human Blood Vessels into Complex Human Organoid Disease Models

Silvia Cappello, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Germany
Modeling Neuronal Migration Disorders with Human Cerebral Organoids

Sergiu Pasca, Stanford University, USA
Assembling Tridimensional Models of the Human Brain to Study Disease

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

9:00 AM—12:00 PM
Therapeutic Approaches to Rare Diseases
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 10/11/2018

IMP Lecture Hall
Petra Kaufmann, AveXis, Inc., USA
Gene Therapy for Rare Neurological Diseases

Speaker to be Announced

Coffee Break

Malin Parmar, Wallenberg Neuroscience Center, Sweden
Stem Cells for Parkinson’s Disease, No Longer Lost in Translation

Jasmin Barman-Aksözen, Municipal Hospital Triemli, Switzerland
Getting a Medicine Approved for the Rare Light Intolerance Erythropoietic Protoporphyria

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

12:00—1:00 PM
Poster Setup

IMBA Atrium
12:00—1:30 PM
Lunch

IMBA Atrium
1:00—3:30 PM
Poster Session 2

IMBA Atrium
1:00—6:00 PM
Poster Viewing

IMBA Atrium
3:30—4:00 PM
Coffee Available

Foyer
4:00—6:00 PM
Translation of Discoveries to Treatments for Immunological Disorders
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 10/11/2018

IMP Lecture Hall
Kaan Boztug, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases, Austria
From Monogenic Immune Dysregulation to Targeted Therapies

Michael J. Lenardo, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA
Monogenic Disease Genes in T Cells and Autoimmunity

Christoph Klein, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
Treating Rare Immunological Disorders

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

7:00—8:30 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites

City Hall

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

9:00 AM—12:00 PM
Discovery to Mechanism to Therapy for Rare Diseases
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 10/11/2018

IMP Lecture Hall
Botond Roska, Friedrich Miescher Institute, Switzerland
Cell Type Targeted Gene Therapy

Bruno Reversade, Institute of Medical Biology, ASTAR, Singapore
Rare Begets Common: The Power of Genetic Orphan Diseases

Coffee Break

Jürgen A. Knoblich, IMBA, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Austria
Cerebral Organoids: Modelling Human Brain Development and Tumorigenesis in Stem Cell Derived 3D Culture

April Pyle, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Development of Therapeutic approaches for Muscle Disease using Human Pluripotent Stem Cells

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00 AM—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

3:30—4:00 PM
Coffee Available

Foyer
4:00—5:15 PM
The Future of Rare Diseases
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 10/11/2018

IMP Lecture Hall
Diego Ardigò, Chiesi Farmaceutici, Italy
International Efforts to Increase Therapies for Rare Diseases

Christiane Druml, Medical University of Vienna and Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases, Austria
The Ethical Dimensions of Rare Disease Research and Gene Repair

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

5:15—6:00 PM
Closing Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 10/11/2018

IMP Lecture Hall
Helene Cederroth, Wilhelm Foundation, Sweden
The Undiagnosed

6:00—6:15 PM
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 10/11/2018

IMP Lecture Hall
6:15—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

IMP Cafe

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsors for generously supporting this meeting:

Bioverativ Therapeutics Moderna
Sanofi US Sarepta Therapeutics
Valerion Therapeutics Developed in collaboration with VBC-Institutions and Vienna BioCenter

We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:


National Institutes of Health
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

Grant No. 1R13TR002524-01

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13TR002524-01 from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:

Thermo Fisher Scientific

We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:



Chiesi Farmaceutici


We appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:


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Special thanks to the following for their support of Keystone Symposia initiatives to increase participation at this meeting by scientists from underrepresented backgrounds:


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If your organization is interested in joining these entities in support of Keystone Symposia, please contact: Sarah Lavicka, Director of Development, Email: sarahl@keystonesymposia.org,
Phone:+1 970-262-2690

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If you are interested in becoming an advertising/marketing in-kind partner, please contact:
Yvonne Psaila, Director, Marketing and Communications, Email: yvonnep@keystonesymposia.org,
Phone:+1 970-262-2676