Genomics and Personalized Medicine (Q2)

joint with the meeting on The Cancer Genome (Q1)

Scientific Organizers: Michael Snyder, Leroy E. Hood and Heidi L. Rehm


February 7—11, 2016

Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Alberta, Canada


Sponsored by TESARO, Inc., Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. 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.

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: October 7, 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 November 9, 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: October 7, 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: November 9, 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 October 7, 2015)

Discounted Registration Deadline: December 7, 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

Banff Lake Louise Tourism is offering a Flash Your Badge program to all Keystone Symposia attendees at local retailers and restaurants during the conference. There are over 15 partners involved in the program and to receive the discount, you just show your conference badge. A list of discounts can be found here.

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? Take one of the discounted tours offered by White Mountain Adventures! Representatives will be available daily in the Registration area for tour sign-up. For even more ideas, visit Fairmont Banff Springs - Activities and Services
Sightseeing FREE Shuttle/Bus available White Mountain Adventures specializes in group activities, teambuilding events and adventure tours across Western Canada and the Canadian Rockies, and offers attendees discounted icewalks, snowshoeing and wildlife-watching tours. White Mountain Adventures will be set up near the Registration Desk and will be taking reservations for WINTER ACTIVITIES IN THE ROCKIES!
Special Early Bird Online Rates will be offered - a $5 savings per activity by booking through the links below NO LATER THAN 48 hours before :
To Book Lake Louise Winterland, Johnston Canyon, or either of the Snowshoeing Tours: Click Here,

For dates and times of the tours for the B1 Hematopoiesis Meeting Click here.
For dates and times of the tours for the J5&J6 Noncoding RNAs & Protein-RNA Interactions Meeting's Click here.
For dates and times of the tours for the X5&X6 Pattern Recognition Signaling & Type 1 Interfron Meeting's Click here.

When booking any of the above options, in order to get the $5 discount, put "KEYTSTONE" in the voucher code book. After clicking the use voucher button, the $5 will be taken off the total price.
Skiing FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required Complimentary Ski Buses for all Tri-Area Lift Ticket holders will depart daily to Norquay, Sunshine and Lake Louise
  More Ski Information: Discount Lift Tickets:  

The ski towns of Banff and Lake Louise are home to the distinctive mountain resorts of Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise and Mt Norquay. The three resorts boast nearly 8,000 acres of skiing, 2 gondolas, 26 chairlifts and 30 feet of feather-light, dry Canadian Rockies powder annually. SkiBig3 is pleased to offer discounted Lift Tickets and Sightseeing Tickets to all Keystone Symposia attendees, which is guaranteed to satisfy everyone from extreme skiers and riders to the avid sightseer. Experience awe inspiring mountain-top views with or without Skis strapped to your feet! For more information and to book your tickets, please visit - https://www.skibig3.com/partners/keystone.

Each Lift Ticket Includes:
  • Complimentary ski shuttle to and from the Fairmont Banff Springs to all 3 ski Resorts

  • Complimentary hotel delivery of lift tickets to collect at time of check in

  • Unlimited skiing and riding at 3 world class ski resorts


Adult $82.86 CAD
Senior, Youth (ages 65+, 13-17) $75.24 CAD
Child (6-12) $24.76 CAD
Tiger (5 and under) FREE
AVOID THE LINES BY BOOKING ONLINE IN ADVANCE AT:
https://www.skibig3.com/partners/keystone/


For discounts before the conference please purchase online,click here
or at the conference ski desk in the foyer of the Fairmont Banff Springs.

Discounted lift tickets will be available for sale in the conference registration area at The Fairmont Banff Springs for a limited time the first night of registration and then the following few mornings at the marked desk. Please note that ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

The lifts at all three resorts run from 9am until 4pm.

Discovery lessons will be available on site or can be booked by calling:
- Mt. Norquay Ski & Snowboard School: 1-403-760-7716;
- Lake Louise Ski & Snowboard School: 1-403-522-1333;
- Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard School: 1-403-762-6560.

For more information, click here

TUBING is also available at both Norquay and Lake Louise!
Norquay's tubing is complimentary for people with a Tri-Area ticket and Lake Louise requires a small fee to upgrade the Tri-Area ticket to include snow tubing.

NOT A SKIER?
SkiBig3 also offers Sightseeing Tickets that include complimentary transportation. Priced as follows:

Adult (18-64): $35.24 including tax
Senior/Youth Full Day: $32.38 including tax
Child Full Day: $23.81 including tax
Tiger (5 and under) FREE

click here.

Equipment rentals: 

Chateau Mountain Sports offers Keystone Symposia attendees a TBD% discount on all rentals and gets you to the ski hill early by offering to fit you for your gear the night before! Attendees must present valid Keystone Symposia ID Badge in order to receive the discount on site but advance reservations are recommended. Chateau Mountain Sports offers all types of rental equipment, including skis, snowboards, cross-country skis, clothing, snowshoes, mountain bikes and more! You will even enjoy a discount on brand new gear in the retail shop.

For a list of rental rates BEFORE the discount, visit Rental Rates

For more information on rentals, go to: Chateau Mountain Sports Rentals

To reserve your rental equipment, go to: Chateau Mountain Sports Reservations When booking, be sure to put KEYSTONE in the first Family/Club/Corporate Name field.

Ski Area Notes:  In addition, Norquay night skiing is available on Friday and Saturday nights from 5-10pm, from January to March. Night skiing is accessible on the Tri-Area Big 3 Pass.



Ski Area Website: www.skibig3.com/
Snowboarding FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required Complimentary ski buses for all Tri-Area Lift Ticket holders will depart daily to Norquay, Sunshine or Lake Louise.
Other Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required Canadian Rockies Hot Springs, 888-773-8888 (general inquiries), 613-860-1251 (international)

Fitness Center Walking distance Further more guests have complimentary access to fitness center opened 24rhs a day and fitness classes run 3 times daily. For fitness schedule and more information about the spa please visit the website: Fairmont Banff Springs - Fitness Facilities & Services, 800-404-1772
Spa Walking distance Fairmont Banff Springs - Willow Stream Spa, 800-404-1772, offers from Monday to Thursday a 45 minute Massage or Facial at $129 (does not include service charge and tax but does include spa access)
Purchase of a massage, body, or facial treatment includes access to the spa facilities and pools for the day (6 am-10 pm). To see what else the spa has to offer browse their brochure or this information sheet.
Charges for spa access only are as follows:
$79 for outside guests $69 for Hotel guests
$49 for FPC (Fairmont President's Club) members on weekdays (Monday to Friday) $59 on Saturday & Sunday
$ 49 after 4 pm (Monday to Friday) and after 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday
$ 35 after 7pm
Day Spa Access includes access to steam, sauna, inhalation room, mineral pool, Jacuzzi, lap pool, outdoor heated pool and locker facilities.
We highly recommend to make an advance booking for the spa services to ensure that there is space available by calling the number above or emailing bsh.spareservations@fairmont.com
For a full list of services and prices, click here.
Swimming Walking distance Banff Springs has two exceptional swimming pools which are complimentary to hotel guests. Indoor lap pool and outdoor heated pool. Also, there is a children's wading pool and indoor whirlpool. Facilities are opened 6am until 11pm.
Other Walking distance Fairmont Banff Springs - Bowling & Entertainment Centre


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