NOTES:
This meeting will be conducted in English.

All programs are subject to change. Check this site for updates.


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Twitter hashtag for this meeting: #KSpurinergic

Purinergic Signaling (J5)

joint with the meeting on Cancer Immunotherapy: Immunity and Immunosuppression Meet Targeted Therapies (J6)

Scientific Organizers: Joel Linden, Mark J. Smyth, Simon C. Robson and Kenneth A. Jacobson


January 24—28, 2016

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Sponsored by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals and Roche


BEWARE of booking lodging through companies unaffiliated with Keystone Symposia. Click here for more details.

Keystone Symposia is committed to maintaining a positive and respectful environment at its meetings. To this end, please review and comply with our policies.

Registered attendees of one meeting in a joint pair may participate in sessions of the other, pending space availability.

** Meeting has ended **

Discounted Abstract Deadline: September 29, 2015


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 October 29, 2015)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:


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: September 29, 2015


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: October 29, 2015


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 September 29, 2015)

Discounted Registration Deadline: November 24, 2015


Registration Fee: 845.00 USD* (includes 150.00 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: 995.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 770.00 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.

Please be advised that a few meeting participants have received calls and emails from a number of different housing services - "Exhibitors Housing Services", "Global Housing", etc. THESE COMPANIES ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH KEYSTONE SYMPOSIA and are not authorized by Keystone Symposia to contact you. These companies may tell you that the meeting is filling and seek to take your lodging reservation and obtain your credit card number. 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 to Keystone Symposia any calls or correspondence you might have received and book only through the lodging link on our website, an established travel agency, or directly with the hotel.

Things to Do

Walking distance  = Walking distance (within 1/2 mile of conference center)  FREE Shuttle/Bus available  = FREE Shuttle/Bus available
Shuttle/Bus required  = Shuttle/Bus required  Car/Taxi required  = Car/Taxi required  not available  = Not Available

Suggestion: To find other attendees who may want to join you in activities, use the message board located near the Registration Desk. Post your contact information and activity of interest, and be sure to check the message board during the meeting for posts by fellow attendees.
Not a skier? Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is a located in downtown Vancouver and is within a few minutes' walk of boutiques, shopping and many great restaurants. Stanley Park just a moment away and offers great opportunities for a relaxing stroll in a beautiful environment.
Hiking Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Stanley Park
Biking Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Multiple bike rental shops within a 10 minute walk of hotel at the entrance to Stanley Park. Explore the various trails throughout the park or city.
Ice Skating Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Grouse Mountain Glide on Ice
Sightseeing Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
City of Vancouver - Bloedel Conservatory
City of Vancouver - Queen Elizabeth Park
City of Vancouver - Stanley Park
Granville Island
Skiing Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Grouse Mountain Ski Area offers discounts to Keystone Symposia attendees and their guests; see below for more information.
  More Ski Information: Discount Lift Tickets:  
Grouse Mountain Ski Area offers a 10% discount on lift tickets, rentals and lessons during the 2016-2017 season. Discounts are offered to both Keystone Symposia attendees and their family members with a valid Keystone Symposia ID Badge presented at the ticket office. Family members can obtain a Keystone Symposia ID Badge at the Registration Desk. Tickets can be purchased from Guest Services or from the Ticket Centre at Grouse Mountain. Ticket prices are subject to change.

A shuttle to the ski area may be provided on 1/16 & 1/17 depending upon snow conditions. If a shuttle is not provided, the ski area can be reached by using a private vehicle or public transit. Avis Car Rental is next door to the Fairmont Vancouver. Public transit offers regular service to and from the base of Grouse Mountain via the Seabus to North Vancouver, and then the #236 or #232 bus to Grouse Mountain.

Equipment rentals:  Discounted equipment rental rates (10%) are also offered to Keystone Symposia attendees for rental of skis, boards, ice skates, snowshoes, clothing and more! Package rentals are also available. To reserve equipment or for information on rates, please call (604) 980-9311.

Ski Area Notes:  Grouse Mountain Ski Area is approximately a 15-minute drive from downtown Vancouver by car.

Ski Area Website: www.grousemountain.com
Snowshoeing Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Grouse Mountain Snowshoeing
Wine Country Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Vancouver - BC Wine Country

Spa Walking distance On site spa provides luxurious therapies and packages. For more information, Absolute Spa
Aquarium Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Vancouver Aquarium
Fitness Center Walking distance Fairmont Hotel Vancouver - Health Club & Indoor Pool
Library Walking distance Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, 604-331-3603
Swimming Walking distance Fairmont Hotel Vancouver - Health Club & Indoor Pool


The above information is provided as a courtesy to our conferees and is subject to change without notice.