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This meeting will be conducted in English.

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This meeting is part of the Global Health Series

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Human Nutrition, Environment and Health (T1)

Scientific Organizers: Martin Kussmann, Hannelore Daniel and Jacqueline Pontes Monteiro


October 14—18, 2015

China World Hotel, Beijing, China


Organized in collaboration with BGI. Sponsored by Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences. Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


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** Meeting has ended **

Discounted Abstract Deadline: June 16, 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 July 14, 2015)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: May 12, 2015


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: June 16, 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.

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Abstract Deadline: July 14, 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 June 16, 2015)

Discounted Registration Deadline: September 10, 2015


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.
Sightseeing Shuttle/Bus required Multiple half day sightseeing tours to some of Beijing's most iconic and impressive attractions are being offered during the conference.

Half Day Great Wall Tour
Wednesday, October 14, 13:00-18:00 AND/OR Monday, October 19, 8:00-13:00
Attendees will be picked up at the China World Hotel, transported to the Juyongguan section of the Great Wall of China and then transported back to the Hotel. The tour includes transportation, sightseeing entrance fee, and English speaking guide.

Cost: $65 USD (approx. 415 Chinese Yuan)

NOTE: A minimum of 6 people is needed for the tour to operate.

Half Day Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City Tour
Friday, October 16, 13:00-16:30
Attendees will be picked up at the China World Hotel at 13:00, transported to the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square and then transported back to the Hotel by 16:30. The tour includes transportation, sightseeing entrance fee, and English speaking guide.

Cost: $60 USD (approx. 385 Chinese Yuan)

NOTE: A minimum of 6 people is needed for the tour to operate and passport details of all passengers is required at the time of booking.

To book the above tours or to ask any questions about them, please contact Cici Chen at travel@discovertibet.com.cn or +86 10 5772 2776.

Payment for the tours can be made on-site in local currency (cash only, no credit cards).

For a pdf file describing the tours with details and reservation information click here.
Hiking Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Take a leisurely stroll through one of Beijing's numerous public parks and green spaces. The closest to the China World Hotel is about 2 km away at the Temple of Sun Park. Find out more information about this park and other hikes and walks in Beijing here
Other Walking distance There is a travel agency/tour desk within the hotel to help arrange excursions or to secure tickets.

Aquarium Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Located in Beijing Zoo, Beijing Aquarium (Beijing Haiyangguan) is the largest and most advanced inland aquarium in China, covering a total area of 4.2 hectares. It is designed in conch shape with orange and blue as its main color, symbolizing the mysterious vast sea and endless vitality of marine life. The aquarium has six halls: Rainforest Wonder, Shark Hall, Whale and Dolphin Bay, Seabed Travel, Feel Pool and Ocean Theater.
Fitness Center Walking distance Located within the China World Hotel is a health club, aerobics studio, solarium, squash court, steam room, indoor tennis courts, and oxygen room. Find out more informationhere
Zoo Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Situated in the Xicheng District, Beijing Zoo was the first of its kind to be opened in China. The zoo contains a diverse collection of animals, a number of exhibition halls and some sites of historical interest. With the support of the Chinese government and having undergone continual development throughout its 90-year history, Beijing Zoo has become one of the largest in China. It provides thousands with the opportunity to witness strange and exotic species at firsthand, and also allows visitors to learn more about the lives of the animals that inhabit the world alongside us.
Swimming Walking distance The China World Hotel has a large indoor swimming pool located within the Fitness Center. There is also a jacuzzi and steam room near the pool.
Spa Walking distance A hair and beauty salon is located within the hotel. Contact the front desk or concierge to make an appointment. Also traditional Chinese massages can be arranged at the Fitness Center by calling them directly.

Other Walking distance The China World Hotel has on site shopping with a shopping arcade, florist, gift shop and much more.
Museums Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required For a complete list of museums in Beijing and links to their websites click here

Dining Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required
The China World Hotel offers 24 hour room service.
With two bars and four restaurants located within the hotel, the China World Hotel has all the dining options you need during your stay. From classic Cantonese cuisine at the Summer Palace to international and Western cuisine at the Scene a Café to award winning European fare at Aria, China World Hotel truly has a place for everyone's tastes. Find out more informationhere
Cuisines from many different cultures permeate the Beijing dining scene. With literally thousands of restaurants available, dining choices are practically unlimited. And the best part is that you can splurge at a fancy restaurant or dine supremely well (and much more cheaply) at any of the smaller family-run operations located all over the city.
Amounts are in US dollars
The above information is provided as a courtesy to our conferees and is subject to change without notice.