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This meeting will be conducted in English.

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Twitter hashtag for this meeting: #KSimmutherapy

Cancer Immunotherapy: Immunity and Immunosuppression Meet Targeted Therapies (J6)

joint with the meeting on Purinergic Signaling (J5)

Scientific Organizers: Barbara Seliger, Jerome Galon and Francesco M. Marincola


January 24—28, 2016

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Sponsored by BioLegend, Inc., Genentech, Inc., Genmab A/S, ImmunoGen, Inc., Incyte Corporation, Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., Mersana Therapeutics, MorphoSys AG, Pfizer Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Sanofi US, Shire Human Genetic Therapies and Thermo Fisher Scientific 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.

Registered attendees of one meeting in a joint pair may participate in sessions of the other, pending space availability.

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Discounted Abstract Deadline: September 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 2015)

Discounted Registration Deadline: November 24, 2015


Registration Fee: 845.00 USD* (includes 150.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 620.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 995.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 770.00 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.

Travel and Transportation



As of March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travelers with a valid Canadian visa. To determine if you need to complete an ETA, click on the link below.

Electronic Travel Authorization Information, Application and Requirements.


Due to the constantly changing nature of travel, we urge people to research their own travel requirements. This includes Passport and Visa requirements, documentation for re-entry into country of residence and any other identification needed. Please allow sufficient time in advance of the meeting for processing of all necessary documentation.

Be sure to confirm air and hotel arrangements at least 24 hours in advance of departure. As a reminder, never leave your wallet and passport unattended while traveling, and have photocopies of all identification and credit cards in case of theft or loss.

For more information, visit:

U.S. Department of State Traveler's Checklist


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Keystone Symposia Travel Tips & Links

Keystone Symposia Travel - FAQs



Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is the recommended airport for this conference. For specific airport information, visit Vancouver Airport.

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is 20 minutes by rental car, shuttle or taxi. Rental cars are available at the Fairmont and overnight hotel parking is available for a cost of $39.00 CAD, plus tax.


As of March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travelers with a valid Canadian visa. To determine if you need to complete an ETA, click on the link below.

Electronic Travel Authorization Information, Application and Requirements



Taxi
Taxis are available at Arrivals for approximately $35 CAD, one way.

SkyTrain
SkyTrain is the public transit option and departs every 12 minutes from the airport to downtown Vancouver. The current fare is approximately $8.75 CAD, one way, and will take you to Vancouver City Centre Station, which is two blocks from the hotel. Take the Georgia Street Exit and go two blocks West. The trip takes 30 minutes and is recommended for guests with minimal and/or lightweight luggage. For more information, visit Vancouver Airport SkyTrain. Tickets, schedules, station location and other tips for riding the YVR SkyTrain can be found at Skytrain Travel Tips.

Avis provides car rental discounts to Keystone Symposia attendees. To book by phone at the discounted rate, call 800-331-1600 and provide your Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number: T487899. Click on this link to book Avis online.


From Vancouver International Airport

  • Drive East out of the airport on Grant McConachie Way
  • Follow signs for Hwy 99 North over the Arthur Laing Bridge onto Granville Street
  • Follow Granville Street until you have crossed the Granville Street Bridge
  • Turn left onto Drake Street and follow for two blocks, to Hornby Street
  • Turn right onto Hornby Street
  • Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is 1/2 block on your left, past Robson Street
  • Turn left into the main entrance of Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
  • Distance is approximately 12.5 km
  • The drive takes approximately 25 minutes, depending upon road and traffic conditions

View Map from Vancouver International Airport to Fairmont Hotel Vancouver




Due to the constantly changing nature of travel, we urge people to research their own travel requirements. This includes Passport and Visa requirements, documentation for re-entry into country of residence and any other identification needed. Please allow sufficient time in advance of the meeting for processing of all necessary documentation.

Be sure to confirm air and hotel arrangements at least 24 hours in advance of departure. As a reminder, never leave your wallet and passport unattended while traveling, and have photocopies of all identification and credit cards in case of theft or loss.

To learn whether you need a Visa for entry into Canada, click here.

For U.S. citizens traveling to Canada, click here.

To locate an Embassy near you, click here.

As of March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travelers with a valid Canadian visa. To determine if you need to complete an ETA, click on the link below.

Electronic Travel Authorization Information, Application and Requirements