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: #KSpdd

Modern Phenotypic Drug Discovery: Defining the Path Forward (D1)

Scientific Organizers: Jonathan A. Lee, Ellen L. Berg and Eugene C. Butcher


April 2—6, 2016

Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, Montana, USA


Sponsored by Abide Therapeutics Inc., Janssen R&D: Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co., Inc., Pfizer Inc., Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated


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.

** Meeting has ended **

Discounted Abstract Deadline: December 2, 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 January 5, 2016)

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: December 2, 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: January 5, 2016


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 December 2, 2015)

Discounted Registration Deadline: February 2, 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? Suggestion: Ask your Concierge to recommend the best in local activities, entertainment and dining.
Climbing Walls Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Big Sky Resort - Climbing Wall
Ice Skating Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Big Sky Ice Skating
Skiing Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Skiing Information
  More Ski Information: Discount Lift Tickets:  

Big Sky Resort offers the Biggest Skiing in America® with 5,800 seamless skiable acres, over 4,350 feet of vertical drop, and 2 acres per skier!

2017 discounted lift ticket prices at Big Sky Resort are $79 + 3% tax for a full day of skiing.

Attendees will be able to purchase Big Sky Resort lift tickets at the concierge desk (Summit and Huntley) as well as the ticket sales building (Snowcrest).

Ski storage/lockers: Ski storage is available at The Summit Lodge and The Huntley Lodge in Big Sky Resort.

Equipment rentals:  Big Sky Resort offers equipment rental discounts to Keystone Symposia attendees as follows:

$36 Sport Ski Package
$47 High Performance Ski Package
$35 Snowboard Package
$25 Children’s Package
$58 Demo (Skis Only)
$71 Demo (Skis & Boots)

Go to Big Sky Ski Rental in the Snowcrest Building and show your Keystone Symposia ID Badge to receive discounts. Call ahead for more information: (406) 995-5841 and remember to identify yourself with Keystone Symposia.

To make rental reservations online please go to Equipment Rentals. Please enter BSGRP2017 in the Discount box at checkout for the Keystone Symposia rate



Ski Area Notes:  Keystone Symposia ID Badges must be shown in order to receive a discount on lift tickets.

Ski Area Website: http://www.bigskyresort.com/

Ski-In/Ski-Out...be on and off the slopes quickly!
Sightseeing Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available West Yellowstone - Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center, 800 257-2570 or 406 646-7001
West Yellowstone - Yellowstone Alpen Guides Summer Tours, 800-858-3502 or 406-646-9591
West Yellowstone - Yellowstone Alpen Guides Winter Tours, 800-858-3502 or 406-646-9591
Site Provided Activity Walking distance Big Sky Resort - Kids Club, 406-995-5769
Big Sky Resort - Things To Do, 406-995-5769
Snowshoeing Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Big Sky Resort - Snowshoe Tours, 406-995-5769
X-country Skiing Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Lone Mountain Ranch - Nordic Skiing, 800-514-4644 or 406-995-4644
West Yellowstone - Freeheel and Wheel , 406-646-7744, info@freeheelandwheel.com
West Yellowstone - Yellowstone Alpen Guides Cross Country Skiing, 800-858-3502 or 406-646-9591
Other Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Dogsledding:
Klondike Dreams , 406-646-4988
Spirit of the North, 406-995-3424
Snowmobiling:
Canyon Adventures, 800-520-7533 or 406-995-4450
Zipline:
Big Sky Resort - Zipline, 406-995-5769, Basecamp@bigskyresort.com

Fitness Center Walking distance Each of the lodges has its own full fitness center; please inquire with the Concierge.
Movie Theaters Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Lone Peak Cinema
Spa Walking distance Big Sky Resort - Solace Spa and Salon, 406-995-5803
Swimming Walking distance Each of the lodges has its own pool; please inquire with the Concierge.

Galleries Walking distance Arts Council of Big Sky, 406-995-2742
Creighton Block Gallery, 406-580-6867
Gallatin River Gallery, 406-995-2909
Live Music Walking distance Carabiner Lounge - located on the Terrace Level of Summit Hotel, 406-995-8078
Chet's Bar & Grill - located just off the Sunken Lobby on the 1st floor of Huntley Hotel, 406-995-5784
Whiskey Jack's - located on the 1st floor of the Mountain Mall in Mountain Village, 406-995-5786
Museums Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Bozeman - Gallatin History Museum, 406-522-8122
Bozeman - Museum of the Rockies, 406-994-2251

Bars/Pubs Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Big Sky Dining Options
Dining Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required Big Sky Dining Options
Coffee Shops Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Mountain Mall Mocha
Market/Grocery Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available The Hungry Moose Market & Deli, Mountain Mall: 406-995-3075, Town Center: 406-995-3045
Amounts are in US dollars
The above information is provided as a courtesy to our conferees and is subject to change without notice.