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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: #KSaxon

Axons: From Cell Biology to Pathology (J4)

joint with the meeting on Traumatic Brain Injury: Clinical, Pathological and Translational Mechanisms (J3)

Scientific Organizers: Giampietro Schiavo, Bruce D. Carter and Rejji Kuruvilla


January 24—27, 2016

Eldorado Hotel & Spa, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA


Supported by the Directors' Fund


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.

Attendees registered for this conference may also attend sessions of the two concurrent conferences on Traumatic Brain Injury and Down Syndrome also taking place in Santa Fe at no additional charge.

** Meeting has ended **

Discounted Abstract Deadline: September 24, 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 October 27, 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: September 24, 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: October 27, 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 September 24, 2015)

Discounted Registration Deadline: December 18, 2015


Registration Fee: 745.00 USD* (includes 150.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 520.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 895.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 670.00 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

New Mexico CulturePass

The New Mexico Culture Pass is your ticket to the treasures of New Mexico in 15 exceptional Museums and historic sites. From Indian treasures to space exploration, world-class folk art to super dinosaurs, our museums and historic sites celebrate the essence of New Mexico every day. At $25, the CulturePass invites you to visit each of the 15 state museums and historic sites once during a 12-month period. To order your CulturePass and begin the adventure today, visit New Mexico CulturePass.

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? The Eldorado Hotel is located in downtown Santa Fe and is convenient to the historic Governor's Plaza, famous Canyon Road and many other attractions.
Hiking Walking distance Car/Taxi required For those interested in learning more about the history of Santa Fe, visit Free Santa Fe Walking Tours.
Hiking in the high country of New Mexico during the fall and winter may require the same gear as skiing. For suggested day hikes in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, please inquire with the concierge, or visit All Trails - Santa Fe.

City of Santa Fe - Trails, 505-955-6949
Sightseeing Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Historic and Cultural Tour of Old Santa Fe -- featured on "Good Morning America" and led by professional museum docent guides from Santa Fe's outstanding museums -- covers the most historic sites in Santa Fe's downtown historic district, including St. Francis Cathedral (Basilica) & Loretto Chapel. The professional guides provide enriching commentary on the history, culture, geology, art & architecture of old Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico. They also share great tips on Santa Fe's finest retail and most authentic Native American art. Tour cost includes professional guide fees (gratuity not included) and entrance fee to Loretto Chapel.

The customized half-day Bandelier National Monument excursion is a scenic journey into the Jemez mountain ranges of Northern New Mexico to visit the archaeological site of Bandelier National Monument. Guests will discover the ancient "cliff dwellings" of the Anasazi and enjoy investigating the petroglyphs and hiking to the caves of the "Ancient Ones." Event cost includes includes transportation, professional guide fees (gratuity not included), entrance fees to Bandelier National Monument, gourmet boxed lunch and bottled water.

For more information go to Historic Walks of Santa Fe.

Representatives will be available at Registration to sign up attendees for the tours. Tours may be cancelled if minimum numbers aren't met. If you would like to make reservations in advance, please email Historic Walks of Santa Fe at historicwalksofsf@icloud.com, or call (505) 986-8388. Credit card information and billing address needed. Mastercard or Visa accepted.
Skiing Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available The 12,075-foot summit at Ski Santa Fe — part of the majestic Sangre de Cristo mountain range — boasts 1,725 vertical feet of skiing and 67 runs winding through some of the most stunning terrain in the country. Six lifts transport 9,350 skiers per hour high over giant pines and the beckoning, perfect powder typical of New Mexico. Complimentary buses to Santa Fe Ski Area are provided by Keystone Symposia and will depart after the morning session.
  More Ski Information: Discount Lift Tickets:  

Ski Santa Fe offers a discount of 15% off regular rates to Keystone Symposia attendees and their family members, details as follows:

Adult Half Day $51 USD
Adult Full Day $63.75 USD

Click here for details on regular rates and other ticket options. Click on the "Groups & Discount" tab to see the rates for attendees and their families. Both attendees and family members must show a valid Keystone Symposia ID Badge at the Skier Services Office in order to obtain the discount.

Discounts are available ONLY on conference days and discounted tickets cannot be purchased for days prior to or following the conference. Ticket prices are subject to change.

Ski storage/lockers: Skis can be stored in guest rooms or at Ski Santa Fe for a fee.

Equipment rentals: 

Ski Santa Fe offers a discount of 15% off regular rates for equipment rentals to Keystone Symposia attendees and their family members, details as follows. Discount equipment rentals are available at the Skier Services Office only. Attendees and family members must show a valid Keystone Symposia ID Badge in order to obtain the discount. Click here for details on regular rates.

Snow Sports School at Ski Santa Fe offers discounts on various lessons; please inquire at the Skier Services Office.

Discounts are available ONLY on conference days and discounted rentals are not available for days prior to or following the conference.

Ski Area Notes:  It takes approximately 45 minutes to reach Ski Santa Fe. A free shuttle will be provided on certain days by Keystone Symposia for transportation to the ski area. More information will be available on-site.

Please keep in mind the tentative closing day is April 2, 2017

Ski Area Website: www.skisantafe.com
Snowshoeing Car/Taxi required Snowshoeing trails are located on the road leading up to the Santa Fe Ski Area, however a private car with 4-wheel drive will be necessary to access these trails. Ask the concierge for information about snowshoeing.
Wine Country Car/Taxi required New Mexico prides itself on its wine. There are a few tasting rooms in Santa Fe, ask your hotels concierge about these locations. With a private car you can also access some vineyards in Dixon, NM off Highway 68. Ask your concierge for directions.

Falcon Meadery and Winery, 505-819-8323
Estrella Del Norte Vineyard, 505-455-2826

Fitness Center Walking distance Eldorado Hotel - Fitness Center is complimentary for hotel guests, 800-955-4455
Spa Walking distance Car/Taxi required Eldorado Hotel - Nidah Spa, 505-995-4535
Downtown Santa Fe has many other great options for Spas. Santa Fe Spas
Swimming Walking distance Eldorado Hotel - Rooftop Pool & Hot Tub is complimentary for hotel guests, 800-955-4455

Dancing Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, 505-983-5591
Galleries Walking distance Car/Taxi required Santa Fe Gallery Association
Live Music Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Santa Fe Opera, 505-986-5900
Santa Fe Symphony, 505-983-3530 (general information) or 505-983-1414 (box office)
Museums Walking distance Car/Taxi required New Mexico Museum of Art, 505-476-5041
Georgia O’Keefe Museum, 505-946-1000
Palace of the Governors, 505-476-5100

Dining Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required Santa Fe - Restaurants
Eldorado Hotel - Old House Restaurant, 505-995-4530
Eldorado Hotel - Agave Lounge, 505-995-4530
Coffee Shops Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Santa Fe - Coffee Lover's Tour
Market/Grocery Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Santa Fe Farmers Market, open year-round on Saturdays from 7am-noon.
Amounts are in US dollars
The above information is provided as a courtesy to our conferees and is subject to change without notice.