Role of the Genital Tract Microbiome in Sexual and Reproductive Health (S6)

Scientific Organizers: Janneke van de Wijgert, Jeanne Marrazzo, Douglas Kwon and Jo-Ann Passmore


December 11—15, 2018

Southern Sun Cape Sun, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa


Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


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Scientists, Postdocs and Students Conducting Research in South Africa
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DEADLINES:
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Jul 10, 2018 [details]
Scholarship Deadline: Aug 28, 2018 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Aug 28, 2018 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Sep 12, 2018 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Oct 11, 2018 [details]

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Submit an Abstract Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2019-S6 "Role of the Genital Tract Microbiome in Sexual and Reproductive Health" 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 August 28, 2018 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After August 28, 2018 until October 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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August 28, 2018 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On October 11, 2018 845.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After October 11, 2018 1045.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On October 11, 2018 620.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After October 11, 2018 820.00 USD

* Changes in payment type that result in a refund are subject to a processing fee.
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Discounted Abstract Deadline: August 28, 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 September 12, 2018)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: July 10, 2018

*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.


Click here to learn more about Global Health Travel Awards.

Scholarship Deadline: August 28, 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: September 12, 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 August 28, 2018)

Discounted Registration Deadline: October 11, 2018

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


Registration Fee: 845.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 620.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1045.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 820.00 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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Keystone Symposia has received funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to subsidize a limited number of registration fees for local scientists, students and post-doctoral associates to attend and participate in this Keystone Symposia conference.

Who can Apply: Scientists, students and post-doctoral associates that mainly reside in the country of South Africa.

This money is intended to enable individuals with financial need to attend the meeting who would not otherwise be able to participate. This support is for registration fees only. The awardee must arrange for their own transportation, accommodation and food expenses.

How to Apply: Email awards@keystonesymposia.org with the following information:
Name, Occupation, Current Degree, Institute Attending or Current Employment, Area of Research or Study, and a short statement explaining why attending this meeting would benefit your research, training, or career goals.

Deadline: Midnight US Mountain Time (MST) on Monday, October 29, 2018

We look forward to receiving your application. All applications will receive email confirmation of receipt. Awardees will be assisted in the registration process. Declined applications will receive notice in advance of the discounted registration deadline.

Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients

Matthew Robert Hayward
Ragon Institute, USA

Erica L. Plummer
Melbourne Sexual Health Centre/ Central Clinical School, Monash University, Australia

Florencia A. T. Boshier
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA

Keystone Symposia Global Health Travel Award Recipients, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Funded by Keystone Symposia Global Health Travel Award Recipients, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Apoorva .
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India

Andrea Gillian Abrahams
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Margaret Alaba Adekanle
LADOKE AKINTOLA UNIVERSITY, Nigeria

Yemisi Olukemi Adesiji
Ladoke Akintola University, Nigeria

Adedayo Olubunmi Adeyemi
Center for Infectious Diseases Research and Evaluation, Nigeria

Ayorinde Oluwatobiloba Afolayan
University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Kavita Agarwal
Washington University in St. Louis, USA

Arghavan Alisoltanidehkordi
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Clara Aranha
National institute for Research in Reproductive Health, India

Chanel Avenant
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Olayemi Oluseun Ayepola
Covenant University, Nigeria

Christina Balle
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Josephine Bayigga
Medical Research Council/ Uganda Virus Research Institute, Uganda

Rubina Bunjun
University of Cape Town, South Africa

STEPHANIE ERDOO CHENGE
FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTRE, Nigeria

Ross Thomas Cromarty
CAPRISA, South Africa

Lyle M. Curry
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Smritee Dabee
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Nanma Dashe
University of Jos, Nigeria

Ibrahim I. Daud
​ Academic Model Providing Access To Healthcare, Kenya

Khoudia Diop
Aix-Marseille University, France

Osarieme Blessing Donbraye-Emmanuel
University College Hospital, Nigeria

Mohamed Ezzat Ezzat El Zowalaty
University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Brhanu Teka Endallew
Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Tanko Fatime Ramla
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Edgar Imbwaga Gulavi
Aga Khan University Hospital, Kenya

Anna-Ursula Happel
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Adaobi Jennifer Iheanyi
University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Janine Jewanraj
CAPRISA, South Africa

Catherine Kiptinness
Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya

Brian Kullin
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Marcelle Le Roux
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, South Africa

Yongjie Liu
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Medicine, China

Nomfuneko Mafunda
Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, USA

Francis Ajang Magaji
University of Jos, Nigeria

Anthony Mathew Magoda
St.Francis University College, Tanzania

Olufunmilola Bamidele Makanjuola
University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Monalisa Tatenda Manhanzva
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Noluthando Yvonne Mazibuko-Motau
University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Khanyisile Happiness Mngomezulu
University Of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa

Refilwe Phemelo Molatlhegi
University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Andile AN Mtshali
University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Gugulethu Mzobe
CAPRISA, South Africa

Samukelisiwe Busisiwe Ngcobo
University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Francisca Obiageri Nwaokorie
University of Lagos, Nigeria

Jael Obiero
Institute of Primate Research, Kenya

Jeremiah Ikhevha Ogah
University of Ilorin, Nigeria

Susan Gloria Kwamboka Omosa-Manyonyi
University of Nairobi, Kenya

Rosalia Omungo
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, Kenya

Nashlin Pillay
CAPRISA/ University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Thevani Pillay
CAPRISA, South Africa

Kemebradikumo Daniel Pondei
Niger Delta University, Nigeria

wenkosi Perez Qulu
University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Nina Radzey
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Jisuvei Clayton Salano
University Of Nairobi, Kenya

Abu bakar Siddik
University of Manitoba, Canada

PARVEEN SOBIA
CAPRISA, South Africa

Riley James Traviss
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Otobo Innocent Ujah
Jos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria