Advances in Neurodegenerative Disease Research and Therapy (Z3)

joint with the meeting on New Frontiers in Neuroinflammation: What Happens When CNS and Periphery Meet? (Z4)

Scientific Organizers: Li Gan, Leonard Petrucelli and Morgan H. Sheng


June 17—21, 2018

Keystone Resort, Keystone, Colorado, USA


Sponsored by Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences, Roche and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited


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: February 15, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

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 March 15, 2018)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


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: February 15, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


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: March 15, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


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 February 15, 2018)

Discounted Registration Deadline: April 18, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 820.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 595.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1020.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 795.00 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 some meeting participants have received calls and emails from a number of different housing services, including "Exhibitors Housing Services," “Expo 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, without any actual knowledge to that effect, and pressure you into giving them your credit card number to make a lodging reservation with them.

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 any calls or correspondence you might have received to Keystone Symposia and book only through lodging links in your Keystone Symposia account, an established travel agency or directly with the hotel(s) listed on our website.

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

PLEASE NOTE THAT 2019 DISCOUNTED SKI RATES WILL BE POSTED ONCE THEY ARE NEGOTIATED WITH THE RESORTS. CHECK BACK IN EARLY DECEMBER.

Do you love to ski and are attending more than one Keystone Symposia conference this year? If so, you might want to consider purchasing a VAIL RESORT'S EPIC PASS! Now that ski resorts in Colorado, Park City, Whistler, Tahoe, and some in the Midwest and East are included in the pass, the value of the pass is covered in sometimes as little as 5-6 days of skiing. For more information on the pass as well as prices, restrictions and packages, click here.

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.
Boating Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Keystone Lake and Nearby Lake Dillon offer boating opportunities. Ask the Keystone Resort Concierge for more information.
Flyfishing Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Ask the Keystone Resort Concierge for more information about fly fishing and available tours.
Golfing Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Keystone Symposia attendees are invited to golf in one of the most spectacular mountain settings in Colorado. Two award-winning championship courses, Keystone Ranch Golf Course and The River Course at Keystone, provide an exciting challenge to golfers of all abilities.

Inquire about special Keystone Symposia conference rates by calling (970)496-1488 to schedule your tee times! Be sure to mention the Keystone Symposia Golf Special. Visit www.Golfkeystone.com.

More Information

Keystone Resort: Golfing


Listed below are some of the businesses that you may want to contact for this activity.

Keystone Golf
  Website: http://keystone.snow.com/indexgolf.asp
not available

Skiing Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Getting to the lifts may require a car or free shuttle, depending on where you are staying at Keystone Resort.
  More Ski Information:

Equipment rentals: 

KEYSTONE RESORT

Keystone Sports, where they have "Great Gear, Great Service, and Great People" offers discounts of up to 25% on ski & snowboard equipment rentals when attendees book online any time prior to rental pick up, at: www.rentskis.com/ksymposia. Rentals may be kept for multiple days and will follow the guest's lift ticket purchase, i.e.: purchase for "2 of 3 days." Guests are encouraged to book in advance because not only is it easier for those booking and paying but when you arrive to pick up your rentals, the line is shorter for those with advanced reservations, the discount is bigger, and there are more staff dedicated to these customers.

Guests without a reservation can still receive up to a 10% discount on-site when they mention they are with Keystone Symposia. Attendees should pick up rentals no later than 7pm the night prior to skiing, and free overnight storage of rental equipment is available at all three Ski Rental Shop locations.

For a full list of rates and detailed information click here.

ARAPAHOE BASIN SKI AREA

A-Basin offers a variety of deals on ski & snowboard equipment rentals. Inquire at the Arapahoe Basin Snow Sports Desk, where you can also buy your lesson package and a discounted Lesson Lift Ticket. For more specific information on rentals, including pricing, visit: 2019 Arapahoe Basin Rates.

Upon check-in at Keystone Resort, guests staying 2 days or more will receive "Play for Free" vouchers, which include:
Free ice skating admission & TBD% off skate rentals– 1 coupon per person;
Free yoga or fitness class – 1 coupon per person;
Free 1 hour tennis court rental;
Free daily Kidtopia events;
Free night skiing on day of arrival!

All activities are dependent on resort operating schedules, weather and availability and are subject to change. One (1) Group voucher for all individuals lodging in the same room will be provided upon check-in. All individuals who choose to participate in the free night ski upon arrival must arrive at the ticket office with the voucher together as a group. Access to night skiing will be provided at 4pm or later. ** Access to night skiing will be provided at 4pm or later
X-country Skiing Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Keystone's Nordic Center offers more than 9 miles (16 km) of groomed trails and provides access to more than 35 miles (57 kilometers) of nearby packed trails through the White River National Forest (these trails require a 3-5 mile drive to reach the trail heads). Please call the Keystone Nordic Center at 970-496-4275 or visit www.keystoneresort.com for more information.
Other Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required For a comprehensive list of winter activities in Keystone Resort, click here.

For a comprehensive list of summer activities in Keystone Resort, click here.

Fitness Center Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Not all lodges at Keystone Resort have fitness centers; inquire as to the location of fitness centers available at Keystone Resort when reserving lodging.
Movie Theaters Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required An 8 theater stadium seating movie complex is located approximately six miles northwest of Keystone Resort. You can access it via the free Summit Stage bus system. Skyline 8 Cinema
Spa Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available The Spa at Keystone Lodge is within walking distance of the Keystone Conference Center and offers various discounts on Spa services and all Fitness Center classes, as follows:

SPA SERVICES:
TBD% off services (excludes packages, cannot be combined with other discounts). Must let the spa know they are with Symposia to receive this discount.

POOL & FITNESS CENTER:
Guests staying in either of the Keystone Resort hotels receive complimentary access to the Spa pool and fitness center areas. For guests staying in condos along the west side of Keystone Lake, complimentary access is also provided. Guests not staying at either Keystone Resort hotel are offered a discounted day pass for $TBD.
Yoga, Pilates and Zumba classes are offered at a fantastic per-class rate of $TBD for any regularly scheduled class offered in Studio K
Yoga is offered twice daily (am and pm) 7 days a week December-April.

In order to obtain the discount, attendees must mention Keystone Symposia when booking and when arriving at the Spa front desk. For more information, and to make reservations, visit The Spa at Keystone Lodge or call (970) 496-4118.

Swimming Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Several of the lodges at Keystone Resort have pools; please ask for details when you make your room reservation.

Live Music Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Lake Dillon Theatre Company
Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
Galleries Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available There are many shops at both the Lakeside Village and in River Run. For a wider selection, the local Summit Stage buses can take you to Breckenridge, Frisco, or Dillon.
Art on a Whim, 970-547-8399
Arts Alive Gallery, 970-453-0450
Blue River Fine Art Gallery, 970-453-4111
Breckenridge Gallery, 970-453-2592
Other Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available The Outlets at Silverthorne provides a discount shopping experience and is just a short free shuttle bus ride from Keystone Resort. Outlets at Silverthorne Make sure to pick up a savings pass from the registration area for even more savings on the most popular brands and stores. For Shuttle To Outlet Flyer and Coupon Click Below

A1 A2 Click Here Outlets January 16 & 17.

A6 Click Here A6 Outlets Shopping January 23,24.

B1 Click Here B1 Outlets Shopping January 301,31.

B3 Click Here B3Outlets Shopping Feb 6&7.


Keystone Resort is spread out over five miles. There are restaurants in the villages and on the mountains; however, few restaurants are within walking distance of the Conference Center. We suggest that attendees purchase snacks and beverages for their rooms at one of the small groceries in the resort. For a comprehensive list of dining options in Keystone Resort, click here.
Market/Grocery Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required There are two grocery stores in Keystone that have the necessities for your stay at the resort. One is across from the Inn at Keystone and the other is within 5 minutes walking of the Keystone Lodge at the traffic light (Highway 6's intersection with Tennis Club Road).
Dining Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required Visit Keystone Resort Restaurant Guide for information on all types and priced dining options.

Relax in the comfort of your hotel room or condo and let Room Service Direct deliver a gourmet, family-style meal to your door. This is an ideal solution for groups or families of about 5-10 people looking for the flexibility to eat in. They also have options for smaller parties. For the menu and ordering instructions please visit Room Service Direct. Keystone Symposia attendees receive 10% with coupon received at registration or by mentioning they are with a conference.
Bars/Pubs Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Visit Keystone Resort Restaurant Guide for information on all types of bars and pub food.
Coffee Shops Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Visit Keystone Resort Restaurant Guide for information on all types of cafes and coffee shops in the resort.
Amounts are in US dollars
The above information is provided as a courtesy to our conferees and is subject to change without notice.