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This meeting will be conducted in English.

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Twitter hashtag for this meeting: #KSgut

Gut Microbiota, Metabolic Disorders and Beyond (D4)

Scientific Organizers: Rémy G. Burcelin, Sven Pettersson and Tak W. Mak


April 17—21, 2016

Hyatt Regency Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA


Sponsored by Curemark LLC, Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences and Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research


BEWARE of booking lodging through companies unaffiliated with Keystone Symposia. Click here for more details.

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** Meeting has ended **

Discounted Abstract Deadline: December 17, 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 January 20, 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: December 17, 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: January 20, 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 December 17, 2015)

Discounted Registration Deadline: February 17, 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.
Hiking Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required With miles of paths and trails including the famed Cliff Walk, the East Bay Bike Path, the Bay Walk and more, seeing Newport and Bristol County by foot is an eye-opening wonder. For a list of trails and paths in the area and more information, click here.
Biking Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Whether exploring bustling downtown corridors throughout Newport and Bristol County or the bucolic vistas afforded by the East Bay Bike Path, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the best of both worlds here. For a list of trails and paths in the area and more information, click here.
Sightseeing Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Viking Tours of Newport welcomes attendees of this meeting to enjoy the natural beauty and historic mansions of Newport, Rhode Island by going on one of two tours of the area.
Attendees may visit Viking Tours of Newport - Keystone Symposia to get a full description of these tours and to book at the discounted rate of 15% off.
There is a 90 minute (Scenic Overview w/o Mansion) and 3 hour (Scenic Overview with Mansion Visit) option but both must be booked before Sunday, April 10 to receive the discount. Seating is limited but a minimum of 20 passengers is needed to guarantee that the tour will run. Deadline for booking online is Friday, April 15.

For a list of attractions and things to see and do in Newport, click here.

Newport offers numerous tours where visitors can get a closer look at this city-by-the-sea through a variety of walking, boat, and self guided ventures. For more information, click here.
Other Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required As stoic beacons of safety in the infamous stormy seas of the Atlantic and rough waters of Narragansett Bay, picturesque lighthouses can be found throughout Newport and Bristol County—many of which can be visited and toured. For a list of lighthouses in the area and more information, click here.

Spa Walking distance The Hyatt Regency Newport's onsite luxury spa, The Stillwater Spa, offers discounted treatments to Keystone Symposia attendees. Mention you are attending our conference to receive 15% off all of their treatments. These include massages, facials, manicure, pedicure, scrubs, hair, makeup and more. Visit visit The Stillwater Spa for a full list of offerings and to schedule a service.
Other Walking distance The Hyatt Regency Newport offers complimentary yoga classes. Inquire with the concierge or front desk at the Hyatt if you are interested.
Swimming Walking distance The Hyatt has an outdoor saltwater pool in addition to an indoor heated pool. For more information, click here.
Fitness Center Walking distance Located within the Hyatt, the comprehensive StayFit Gym has weights, ellipticals, stationary bikes, and treadmills for use by all hotel guests.

Other Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required From art and film to music and dance, there is seemingly endless entertainment in Newport and Bristol County. For more information, click here.
Galleries Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required From a century-old painting by "Father of American Portraiture" Gilbert Stuart to modern multi-media installations, Newport and Bristol County Rhode Island’s more than two dozen galleries showcase a diverse array of talent. For a list of galleries in the area, click here.
Museums Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Dedicated to preserving art and culture, museums throughout Newport and Bristol County offer equally enriching and extraordinary experiences. For a list of museums in the area, click here.

Bars/Pubs Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Home to the Coastal Wine Trail, a pair of breweries and the only operating rum distillery in the state, there is ample opportunity to sniff, swirl and sip your way through Newport and Bristol County. For a list of breweries, pubs, and vineyards, click here.
Coffee Shops Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required With charming eateries spread throughout the many streets of Newport, Rhode Island you’re sure to find a café, coffee shop or bakery that will please your cravings at any time of the day. For a list of coffee shops in Newport, click here.
Dining Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required For the most comprehensive list of restaurants in Newport, click here.

The Hyatt offers its guests world class dining options in one of its many on site restaurants. For more information, click here.
Amounts are in US dollars
The above information is provided as a courtesy to our conferees and is subject to change without notice.