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This meeting will be conducted in English.

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Twitter hashtag for this meeting: #KSsensing

Nucleic Acid Sensing Pathways: Innate Immunity, Immunobiology and Therapeutics (E2)

Scientific Organizers: Thomas Tuschl, Veit Hornung and Karl-Peter Hopfner


May 8—12, 2016

Maritim Hotel & Conference Center Dresden, Dresden, Germany


Sponsored by DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft


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Discounted Abstract Deadline: January 7, 2016


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 February 9, 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: January 7, 2016


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: February 9, 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 January 7, 2016)

Discounted Registration Deadline: March 8, 2016


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.
Sightseeing Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Discover Dresden is offering attendees of this Keystone Symposia meeting amazing opportunities to explore the city of Dresden with four incredible tours. Tours last anywhere from 2-3 hours, depart from the conference venue and will take place on either Tuesday, May 10 or Thursday, May 12. Spaces on tours are limited and there are minimums for each of them to proceed.

To explore each tour and to book, please click on the appropriate link below. Use code "Keystone" to access all of the tours when prompted. Deadline to register online is Friday, May 6 and if there are still spaces available, representatives from Discover Dresden will be on hand Sunday (17:00-19:00), Monday (9:30-10:30), or Wednesday (9:30-10:30) to answer questions and take payment.

Old Town Walking Tour

Dresden by Bus

New Town Walking Tour

Dresden by Bike

Sightseeing in Dresden
Hiking Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Explore all of Dresden's gardens, parks, and green spaces. For more information, Dresden Parks
Biking Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required For paths, trails, rentals and repair shops, visit Biking Around Dresden.
Bicycles can also be rented from the hotel. Inquire with the front desk or concierge for more information.
Other Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required For the most comprehensive guide to everything to see and do in Dresden, visit the Dresden Tourism Office .

Spa Walking distance The Maritim Hotel has a wellness area that is exclusively for guests that has saunas, pools, a fitness area, and even offers cosmetic and massage treatments. Inquire with the concierge or front desk upon arrival.
Swimming Walking distance The Maritim Hotel has an indoor heated pool that is open from 6:30 AM until 11 PM.
Fitness Center Walking distance An on-site fitness center is available for guests of the Maritim Hotel. Inquire with the front desk or concierge upon arrival.

Other Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Shopping in Dresden.
Galleries Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Galleries, Artists and Art in Dresden.
Live Music Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required The magnificent and majestic Semperoper Dresden is a 19th century Opera Hall that still holds performances today. For more information, Semperoper Dresden.
Museums Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Delve into the history and culture of the vibrant city of Dresden by visiting one of it's many museums. Dresden Museums

Market/Grocery Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Less than a mile from the Maritim Hotel, there is an ALDI market located at Webergasse 1. Inquire with the front desk or concierge for directions.
Coffee Shops Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required The area around the Theaterplatz has a few cafes as well as the platz surrounding the Frauenkriche. Dining in Dresden
Dining Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required For the most comprehensive guide to dining in Dresden, visit Dresden Gastronomy
The Maritim Hotel has a restaurant, bar, and café all onsite. For more information, Maritim Hotel Dining
Amounts are in US dollars
The above information is provided as a courtesy to our conferees and is subject to change without notice.