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: #KScancervax

Cancer Vaccines: Targeting Cancer Genes for Immunotherapy (X1)

joint with the meeting on Antibodies as Drugs (X2)

Scientific Organizers: A. Karolina Palucka, Hyam I. Levitsky and Laurence Zitvogel


March 6—10, 2016

Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada


Sponsored by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


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: November 5, 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 8, 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 5, 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 8, 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 5, 2015)

Discounted Registration Deadline: January 7, 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.

For the most comprehensive list of events, activities, and information, check out Tourism Whistler or Whistler Blackcomb
Flyfishing Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required Valley Fishing Guides, Ltd. provides discounted trips for Keystone Symposia attendees!

Mention the “KEYSTONE CONFERENCE” in order to receive a TBD% discount on Half-day or Full-day Guided Flyfishing Trips!

• TBD% discount on all purchases with rates starting under $TBD
• All gear is provided
• ADVANCE BOOKING is required at least 48 hours in advance
• Pick up may be available depending on the number of people, time, and prior booking.
• Pick-up available in Whistler only

For more information, call Clint at (877) 858-7688 or (604) 938-4458, or visit the website at:
Valley Fishing
Hiking Walking distance Car/Taxi required Several trails are easily accessible during the winter months with snow shoes. Rental stores are located throughout the village. The Whistler Village has an outdoor mall which is maintained for pedestrians all winter long.
Skiing Walking distance Fairmont Chateau Whistler is a ski-in/ski-out hotel.
  More Ski Information: Discount Lift Tickets:  

Whistler Blackcomb is pleased to offer you great savings on lift tickets, lessons, and equipment rentals again in 2017!

Adult full day: $TBD
Adult 3/5 day pass: $TBD
Adult Afternoon: $TBD
PEAK 2 PEAK sightseeing pass: $TBD
Half day Lesson (Starts at 1pm): $TBD
Full day Lesson (Starts at 9am): $TBD
Half day Lift Ticket & Equipment Rental: $TBD
Beginner Half day lift/lesson/rental: $TBD
All rentals TBD% off walk up rates
Half Day Rental $TBD
Full Day Rental $TBD

Mobile Ticket Units will be available in the conference Registration area for each conference, as noted below, so that attendees can purchase discounted lift tickets on-site. After Registration, attendees can take advantage of the discounts offered by obtaining a VOUCHER from the Registration Desk and taking it to the ticket sales window at Whistler Blackcomb.

Mobile Ticket Unit schedule:
March 6, 2016 4-8 PM, March 7, 2016 8 AM-12PM

IF YOU WISH TO SKI PRIOR TO THE CONFERENCE DATES, in order to receive the discounted rate you must take a copy of your Keystone Symposia INVITATION LETTER (login to your KS account and print your Invitation Letter) to Guest Services in any of these three locations:
• Whistler Village next to the Gondola, under the Garibaldi Lift Co. restaurant;
• Blackcomb Day Lodge, next to the Wizard chair;
• Creekside, next to the Creekside Gondola.

For those who don't want to ski, but do want to take in the spectacular views available on the mountaintops, the PEAK to PEAK Sightseeing Pass is a great option! The Pass includes one ride up the mountain and one ride down the mountain, with as many rides across the mountain as you want to take in a day!

Equipment rentals:  (Please see Discount Lift Tickets, above, for rental package pricing.)

Ski Area Notes: 

Ski Area Website: http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com
Snowboarding Walking distance Whistler Blackcomb allows snowboarding and prices are the same as those for skiing. Equipment rental is available throughout the resort.
Snowshoeing Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Whistler is a great spot for snowshoeing. Equipment rentals and packages are available throughout the Village. For trails, rates and more information, go to Whistler Snowshoeing
X-country Skiing Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Cross country (nordic) skiing is one of Whistler's best kept - and most affordable! - secrets. No chairlift line ups here; just pure physical and mental fulfillment through majestic winter wonderland. Trail maps and rental equipment are available in sports shops throughout the village.

Cross Country Connection, 604-905-0071

Fitness Center Walking distance Whistler Core Fitness Centre, 604-905-7625
Library Walking distance Whistler Public Library, 604-935-8433
Movie Theaters Walking distance Village 8 Cinemas
Spa Walking distance Vida Spa
Swimming Walking distance Fairmont Chateau Whistler - Spa / Health Club

Galleries Walking distance Tourism Whistler - Arts and Culture in Whistler
Museums Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required The Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation have coexisted respectfully as neighbors since time immemorial. Having thrived on the bounty of the ocean, the rivers, and the land, the Nations live in close relationship with the natural world. Their cultures are grounded in rich, ancient traditions, and continue to grow and evolve in a modern world. The Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation built the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) to preserve their cultures and share those cultures with others. For more information, visit: SLCC

The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Center is open Tuesday-Sunday from 9:30-5:00pm. One hour guided tours start at 10 am and run every hour on the hour.

Keystone Symposia attendees have been extended a 15% discount on all admission rates when they present their conference badge.

Dining Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required The Fairmont Chateau Whistler presents a unique collection of Whistler restaurant options and family dining locations that capture the essence of Whistler's vibrant lifestyle. For a full list and links to menus click here.

The Wildflower Restaurant - Open for breakfast and dinner in Whistler. Sunday Brunch is offered on all major holidays (only).
The Grill Room - Fine dining Whistler restaurant showcasing chops, steak and seafood.
Portobello Market and Fresh Bakery - Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Mallard Lounge amp; Terrace, Private Spirit Room - Open daily for lunch, light evening meals and cocktails.
The Chalet - Evening alpine cuisine and fondue dining mid December through March, located on-site at The Clubhouse.
The Clubhouse - Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the summer golf season, May through September.

Whistler family friendly restaurant locations - children's menus and kid friendly Whistler dining locations at The Fairmont

Whistler Dining provides an extensive list of restaurants in the village at Whistler.
Market/Grocery Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Nesters Market & Pharmacy is located at 7019 Nesters Road, RR 7, and is a great full service market. Stock up on goodies for your room or condo! Nesters Market and Wellness Centre Whistler, 604-932-3545
Amounts are in Canadian dollars
The above information is provided as a courtesy to our conferees and is subject to change without notice.