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This meeting will be conducted in English.

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Modern Phenotypic Drug Discovery: Defining the Path Forward (D1)

Scientific Organizers: Jonathan A. Lee, Ellen L. Berg and Eugene C. Butcher


April 2—6, 2016

Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, Montana, USA


Sponsored by Abide Therapeutics Inc., Janssen R&D: Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co., Inc., Pfizer Inc., Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated


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.

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Discounted Abstract Deadline: December 2, 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 5, 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 2, 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 5, 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 2, 2015)

Discounted Registration Deadline: February 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.

Travel and Transportation



***URGENT TRAVEL INFORMATION***

***ESTA – Electronic System for Travel Authorization***


Are you visiting the United States from a Visa Waiver Program (VWP) country and currently do not possess a visitor’s visa? If so, you will need to complete an official ESTA application by clicking here. You can apply for this for just yourself, or a group of travelers. (To figure out if you are from a VWP county, click here.) In order to complete the application, you will need a valid passport from a VWP country, a valid credit card or PayPal to pay the application fee of $14, and your most recent employment information.

The application generally takes about 15-20 minutes to fill out and you can check the status of the application by visiting the same site you applied at. Please complete the application at least 2 weeks-72 hours before your scheduled arrival date into the United States. ESTAs are normally valid for 2 years unless you receive a new passport or other important information changes.


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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Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) is the recommended airport for this conference. For specific airport information, visit Bozeman Airport.

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, also known as Gallatin Field, is about one hour and 15 minutes by car from Big Sky Resort.

***URGENT TRAVEL INFORMATION***

***ESTA – Electronic System for Travel Authorization***


Are you visiting the United States from a Visa Waiver Program (VWP) country and currently do not possess a visitor’s visa? If so, you will need to complete an official ESTA application by clicking here. You can apply for this for just yourself, or a group of travelers. (To figure out if you are from a VWP county, click here.) In order to complete the application, you will need a valid passport from a VWP country, a valid credit card or PayPal to pay the application fee of $14, and your most recent employment information.

The application generally takes about 15-20 minutes to fill out and you can check the status of the application by visiting the same site you applied at. Please complete the application at least 2 weeks-72 hours before your scheduled arrival date into the United States. ESTAs are normally valid for 2 years unless you receive a new passport or other important information changes.



Shuttle to Big Sky & Taxi is offering a discounted rate of $85 round trip and $42.50 one way, including airport tax (gratuity extra) to/from the Bozeman Gallatin Field Airport and Big Sky Resort. Please mention that you are with the Keystone Symposia group to receive the discounted rate. Information can be found online at Big Sky Taxi; or send an email to: info@bigskytaxi.com; or call: 888-454-5667 (In US & Canada) or 406-995-4895.

You can also use the Shuttle to Big Sky & Taxi Transportation Reservation Form.

Click here to download the Transportation Reservation Form.

Then fill out and fax to 406-993-2979 or email to:info@bigskytaxi.com

Private vehicles for 2 to 8 people are also available at a discounted rate of $TBD one way. The cost does not include airport tax or gratuity. This service allows you to choose your specific departure and arrival times. Please visit the website or call the numbers listed above to make a reservation for this service. Availability of private vehicles is LIMITED.

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 Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

  • Exit Gallatin Field by making a right turn onto Highway 10 (frontage road)
  • Drive 1.4 miles (2.4 km) west through the small town of Belgrade
  • Turn left onto Highway 291, which passes over Interstate 90 and becomes Highway 85 and then Highway 191
  • Once over I-90, proceed south 7 miles (11 km) and continue straight through the four-way traffic signal on Highway 191
  • Continue south on Highway 191 for 39 miles (63 km)
  • Turn right at MT Highway 64 (yellow blinking light) and go west 9 miles (14 km) to the Mountain Village
  • Turn left at the "Welcome to Big Sky Mountain Village" sign, then right at the next small intersection
  • Follow the road up to the first high-rise seven-story complex, which is the reception for Huntley Lodge, Shoshone Condominium Hotel, Big Sky Central Reservations and Yellowstone Conference Center
  • If you are staying in Summit, Big Horn or Arrowhead, check in at the Summit, which is the second tall structure
  • Distance is approximately 53 miles
  • The drive takes approximately 1.5 hours, depending upon road and traffic conditions
View Map from Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport to Big Sky Resort


From Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

  • Exit Gallatin Field by making a right turn onto Highway 10 (frontage road)
  • Drive 1.4 miles (2.4 km) west through the small town of Belgrade
  • Turn left onto Highway 291, which passes over Interstate 90 and becomes Highway 85 and then Highway 191
  • Once over I-90, proceed south 7 miles (11 km) and continue straight through the four-way traffic signal on Highway 191
  • Continue south on Highway 191 for 39 miles (63 km)
  • Turn right at MT Highway 64 (yellow blinking light) and go west 9 miles (14 km) to the Mountain Village
  • Turn left at the "Welcome to Big Sky Mountain Village" sign, then right at the next small intersection
  • Follow the road up to the first high-rise seven-story complex, which is the reception for Huntley Lodge, Shoshone Condominium Hotel, Big Sky Central Reservations and Yellowstone Conference Center
  • If you are staying in Summit, Big Horn or Arrowhead, check in at the Summit, which is the second tall structure
  • Distance is approximately 53 miles
  • The drive takes approximately 1.5 hours, depending upon road and traffic conditions
View Map from Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport to Big Sky Resort



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.

When traveling to the United States, be sure to contact your Embassy for current Entry Requirements.

For U.S. Visa information, click here.

To locate an Embassy near you, click here.

***URGENT TRAVEL INFORMATION***

***ESTA – Electronic System for Travel Authorization***


Are you visiting the United States from a Visa Waiver Program (VWP) country and currently do not possess a visitor’s visa? If so, you will need to complete an official ESTA application by clicking here. You can apply for this for just yourself, or a group of travelers. (To figure out if you are from a VWP county, click here.) In order to complete the application, you will need a valid passport from a VWP country, a valid credit card or PayPal to pay the application fee of $14, and your most recent employment information.

The application generally takes about 15-20 minutes to fill out and you can check the status of the application by visiting the same site you applied at. Please complete the application at least 2 weeks-72 hours before your scheduled arrival date into the United States. ESTAs are normally valid for 2 years unless you receive a new passport or other important information changes.