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: #KSrnavirus

Positive-Strand RNA Viruses (N1)

Scientific Organizers: Raul Andino and Peter D. Nagy


May 1—5, 2016

Hyatt Regency Austin, Austin, Texas, USA


Sponsored by Merck & Co., 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.

** Meeting has ended **

Discounted Abstract Deadline: January 6, 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 3, 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 6, 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.

Click here to learn more about Scholarships.

Abstract Deadline: February 3, 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 6, 2016)

Discounted Registration Deadline: March 2, 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.
Biking Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required With bike rental shops dotting the map and hundreds of miles of trails, Austin was ranked as a top 20 most bike-friendly cities in the US. Austin Biking
Boating Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Several companies run boat tours on Lady Bird Lake that explore the history and quirkiness of this city. Capital Cruises is one such company. It docks directly outside the hotel and to find out more
Sightseeing Walking distance For great dining, activities, attractions and ideas of things to see in Austin, check out the plentiful suggestions on Trip Advisor
Other Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required A must-see during a trip to Austin is the nightly flight of the colony of bats from underneath the Congress Avenue bridge. This bridge is directly outside of the Hyatt Regency Austin.This nightly ritual usually takes place at dusk/sunset from April through October. For more information click here.

Zoo Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required With the motto, "Helping Animals in Need," the Austin Zoo has been rescuing and rehabilitating animals for over 20 years all while educating the public about them. Find out more here.
Swimming Walking distance Situated right on Lady Bird Lake, the Hyatt's seasonal pool and sundeck offer refreshment and relaxation with a beautiful view of the Austin Skyline. Hyatt Pool
Fitness Center Walking distance The Hyatt offers a 24 hour state-of-the-art fitness center equipped with Life FItness cardio machines with integrated flat screen TVs. Hyatt Fitness Center
Movie Theaters Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

Live Music Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Austin has been called the Live Music Capital of the World. Explore all it has to offer here.
Museums Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required From the State Capitol Visitor's Center to contemporary art museums, Austin has a cultural placefor your taste. Find out more here.
Galleries Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Austin has a thriving art scene as evidenced by the numerous galleries and museums that you can learn more about here.

Market/Grocery Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Inquire with the concierge or front desk at the Hyatt for the closest and most convenient grocery store.
Dining Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required Affordable dining options abound in the city of Austin. Inquire with the concierge at your hotel for local recommendations, or check out Zagat or Open Table or Trip Advisor to find the best restaurants in Austin.

For on site dining options within the Hyatt, click here.
Coffee Shops Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Try Mozart's for coffee in a European-style atmosphere and extraordinary lake views overlooking the hills on Lake Austin! 3825 Lake Austin Blvd., (512) 477-2900.

Jo's Coffee, a staple of the Austin community, is located at 1300 South Congress Avenue, a few blocks from the Hyatt Regency Austin. Jo's Coffee South Congress

There is also a Starbucks located within the lobby of the Hyatt.
Amounts are in US dollars
The above information is provided as a courtesy to our conferees and is subject to change without notice.