NOTES:
This meeting will be conducted in English.

All programs are subject to change. Check this site for updates.


This meeting is part of the Global Health Series

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Twitter hashtag for this meeting: #KShivvax

HIV Vaccines (X8)

joint with the meeting on HIV Persistence: Pathogenesis and Eradication (X7)

Scientific Organizers: David C. Montefiori and Mario Roederer


March 20—24, 2016

Resort at Squaw Creek, Olympic Valley, California, USA


Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


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 19, 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 17, 2015)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: October 20, 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: November 19, 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 17, 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 19, 2015)

Discounted Registration Deadline: January 21, 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? There are many spa, fitness, dining and shopping options to explore during your stay in Olympic Valley. For more information, click here.
Skiing Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Squaw Alpine Meadows
  More Ski Information: Discount Lift Tickets:  

Discounted lift tickets at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows will be available for purchase ONLY through the Resort at Squaw Creek with the presentation of a valid Keystone Symposia ID Badge. Please go to the "Manager on Duty" desk in the lobby which is directly across from the Front Desk to purchase these discounted tickets.

2016-2017 Rates are:
$106 for an adult combined ticket (Squaw/Alpine)
$84 for a youth (13-18), senior, full time college student combined ticket
$59 for a child (5-12) combined ticket

NOTE: Discounts are not available by phone, online or at the main ticket windows.


Ski storage/lockers: There are complimentary ski lockers available to attendees at the Resort at Squaw Creek.

Equipment rentals:  The Squaw Creek Sports Rental Shop is offering the following rates to Keystone Symposia attendees.

Adult Ski Package $47
Child Ski Package $30
Demo Ski Package $77

Ski Area Website: http://www.squawalpine.com/
Climbing Walls Walking distance The Squaw Valley Adventure Center serves up fun and challenges for guests of all ages. The 30' indoor wall and the 45' outdoor wall (summer only) offer exciting fun for all ages. 25 different routes will test any climber from beginner to expert. Call 530-386-1044 or visit www.squawadventure.com for times and details.
Sightseeing Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required There are so many wonderful sights to see in Lake Tahoe. Visitors can sightsee by land, water and air. Sightsee summer, fall, winter and spring. The sightseeing combinations are endless, and each sight takes on a new flavor with a change in the season and the perspective. See for yourself at North Lake Tahoe!

Squaw Valley has several opportunities for sightseeing during the spring such as a Scenic Tram Ride to High Camp where there is the Umbrella Bar and High Camp Hot Tub and Pool. Click here for more information.
Snowshoeing Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Anywhere you can walk in the summer, you can snowshoe in the winter. Gear up at local rental and retail shops and get moving! For suggestions on where to go and when, check out Squaw Alpine Snowshoeing for an online listing, or ask a friendly local when you get here.
X-country Skiing Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required North Lake Tahoe is home to miles upon miles of challenging and rewarding cross-country ski trails. The Resort at Squaw Creek also offers a complete Nordic Center, conveniently located at the trailhead of the Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe trails at the Resort.

Fitness Center Walking distance Resort at Squaw Creek is a true fitness hotel, thanks to being located in the heart of the Sierra Nevada outdoor playground. Resort at Squaw Creek also offers healthy indoor exercise options at the comprehensive Health and Fitness Center. During your trip, there's no reason to give up your workout routine. With an extensive array of cardio and weight-training equipment, the Health and Fitness Center makes it easy to stay in shape. Run on a treadmill, climb a stair stepper or ride a Lifecycle as you gaze out the picture windows at breathtaking valley and mountain views. Then unwind in the steam room, sauna or whirlpool.
Spa Walking distance After undergoing a complete, multi-million-dollar renovation, Spa at Squaw Creek and Resort at Squaw Creek's Health and Fitness Center capture the beauty of Squaw Valley, while providing the ultimate California day-spa services and health facilities for guests. Signature treatments are available and highly recommended. Visit Spa at Squaw Creek for more information or to book treatments.

Inquire upon check in about a Keystone Symposia Spa discount on any 50-minute or 75-minute Spa treatment.
Swimming Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Available year-round at Resort at Squaw Creek... simply dash from your room to the resort's outdoor water oasis to swim in the 25-meter heated pool or to soak in one of three hot tubs!

Galleries Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required The Eadington Gallery, 530-583-9000
James Harold Galleries, 530-581-5111
North Tahoe Arts Center, 530-581-2787
Museums Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required There are a number of fascinating places to visit around Lake Tahoe. Some can be viewed only from the water but others you may dock or beach your boat and go ashore to take a closer look.

One of these is the Olympic Museum that allows visitors to learn about the 1960 Winter Olympics that took place in Squaw Valley. It is open daily from 9 am until 4 pm and free with an Aerial Tram ride at Squaw Valley.

North Tahoe Museums offer visitors a chance to explore the area's rich pioneer history with numerous historical sites all in a beautiful setting.

Dining Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required From a breakfast feast before hitting the slopes, a quick lunch grab, to fine dining with an unforgettable view, there's something for everyone at The Resort at Squaw Creek Restaurants. Savor a variety of dining experiences that offer something special for every appetite.

Sweet Potatoes Deli, located in the Resort at Squaw Creek's shopping promenade, is a great place to get that morning latte and freshly baked muffin. They also make great soup and deli sandwiches.
Market/Grocery Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Grocery stores or markets are a great place to purchase snacks for your room to help save money. Cheese, crackers, fruit and drinks keep well in the room. Some rooms may have mini refrigerators. Call the resort before your arrival to find out if one is available. Inquire with the concierge to see where the closest grocery store is.
Amounts are in US dollars
The above information is provided as a courtesy to our conferees and is subject to change without notice.