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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: #KSstemcell

Stem Cells and Cancer (C1)

Scientific Organizers: Austin Gurney, Connie J. Eaves and Jane E. Visvader


March 6—10, 2016

Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge, Colorado, USA


Sponsored by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, BioLegend, Inc., Journal of Molecular Cell Biology (JMCB), OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 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.

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Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 4, 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 December 7, 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: November 4, 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: December 7, 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 November 4, 2015)

Discounted Registration Deadline: January 6, 2016


Registration Fee: 795.00 USD* (includes 150.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 570.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 945.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 720.00 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? Downtown Breckenridge offers an array of galleries, historical museums, restaurants, and many shops. If you enjoy shopping classy boutique thrift and supporting a good cause, stop by For Pet's Sake located right on Main Street.
Flyfishing Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Breckenridge Outfitters, 970-453-4135
Ice Skating Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Town of Breckenridge Ice Skating, 970-547-7889
Sightseeing Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Breckenridge Tourism Office, 888-251-2417
Skiing Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Breckenridge Ski Resort
  More Ski Information: Discount Lift Tickets:   2016-2017 Keystone Symposia discount lift ticket rates at Breckenridge Ski Resort click here.

Kids 4 years and under ski for FREE!

In order to receive the discounted rate, be sure to pick up a voucher from the Keystone Symposia Registration desk located at the meeting. All prices listed are for the 2016-2017 Winter Ski Season and are subject to change.

Half Day Lift Tickets
Breckenridge Ski Resort offers half day tickets starting at 12 PM for $129 and at 2 PM for $81. No coupon or voucher is needed to receive these rates.

Adult Ski School offers discounted lessons to Keystone Symposia attendees ONLY -- this offer is not available for family members or children of attendees -- who show their discounted lift ticket at the Ski School window.

Full Day lesson: $99
Half Day lesson: $69

Adaptive Skiing and Snowboarding:
The Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) provides lessons for all adaptive needs for adults and kids with mental and physical disabilities. To get more information, click here, or call 970-453-6422 or 1-800-383-2632

Ski storage/lockers: There is complimentary ski storage in each Beaver Run Resort building.

Equipment rentals:  Breck Sports, conveniently located at Beaver Run Resort, strives to make your rental experience the best it can be. Breck Sports makes renting easy. From a custom reservation url with a group discount to on-site discount cards to free overnight equipment storage to daily shoe storage, Breck Sports goes above and beyond. With 8 slope side locations you can exchange, upgrade or return your equipment at any base area. You can also get fitted for equipment the day before you ski, so you can hit the snow early on your first day!

To book now and receive a 25% rental discount, go to: www.rentskis.com/ksymposia
To receive a rental discount without an advanced reservation, please pick up a coupon at Registration to save up to 10% and show Keystone Symposia ID Badge.

For the full list of rates, click here. *Discounted prices for equipment rental do not include sales tax or optional equipment damage waiver.

Ski Area Notes:  For conferees arriving early, stop by Conference Services office to obtain a voucher for lift ticket discounts. Vouchers are not valid on holidays or holiday weekends.

Ski Area Website: www.breckenridge.com

Ski-In/Ski-Out...be on and off the slopes quickly!
Snowboarding Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Breckenridge Ski Resort
Snowshoeing Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Breckenridge Nordic Center is happy to offer discounts to Keystone Symposia attendees on trail passes and rentals. When attendees say they are with Keystone Symposia they will receive a $TBD discount off of rentals and trail passes, making each only $TBD. To get to the Nordic Center, take the green line on the Breck Free Ride. For more information, Breckenridge Nordic Center, 970-453-6855
X-country Skiing Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Breckenridge Nordic Center, 970-453-6855
Frisco Nordic Center, 970-668-0866
Other Car/Taxi required White Mountain Snowmobile Tours, 800-247-7238 or 970-668-5323

Fitness Center Walking distance Beaver Run Resort Amenities - Fitness Center is free to paying guests at Beaver Run Resort.
Spa Walking distance The Spa at Beaver Run, 970-453-8757 or in-house dial extension 8757
Swimming Walking distance Beaver Run Resort Amenities - Swimming Pools are free to paying guests at Beaver Run Resort.
Other Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Outlets at Silverthorne, 866-746-7686


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