NOTES:
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: #KSmetabolism

Metabolism, Transcription and Disease (J2)

joint with the meeting on Nuclear Receptors: Full Throttle (J1)

Scientific Organizers: Peter Verrijzer, Katherine A. Jones and Paolo Sassone-Corsi


January 10—14, 2016

Snowbird Resort, Snowbird, Utah, 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.

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: September 23, 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 22, 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 23, 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 22, 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 23, 2015)

Discounted Registration Deadline: November 12, 2015


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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Keystone Symposia Travel Tips & Links

Keystone Symposia Travel - FAQs



Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) is the recommended airport for this conference. For specific airport information, visit SLC Airport.

***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.


If you need lodging near Salt Lake City International Airport before or after the conference, there are many options available. For more information, visit SLC Airport Hotels.



Snowbird Reservations offers discounted ground transportation to Keystone Symposia attendees. Call 800-453-3000 (In US & Canada-Reservations Only) or 801-742-2222 to book directly through Snowbird Resort, or send an email to: lodging@snowbird.com. Provide your flight details and payment information for both lodging and shuttle, and mention Keystone Symposia in order to receive the discounted rate of $68 per person, round trip. The discounted ground transportation rate will only be offered for those attendees who have booked lodging at the group rate with Snowbird Resort.

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.

PLEASE NOTE - If you choose to rent a car, AWD drive/snow tires are required on all vehicles entering Little Cottonwood Canyon to Snowbird from December 1 - May 15.


From Salt Lake City Airport

  • Take Interstate 80 eastbound to Interstate 215 southbound
  • From I-215, take Exit 6 (6200 south) and travel east, toward the mountains
  • This road will lead you directly to UT-210 and up Little Cottonwood Canyon to Snowbird
  • Distance is approximately 32 miles (52 km)
  • The drive takes approximately 45 minutes, depending upon road and traffic conditions

View Map from Salt Lake City Airport to Snowbird Resort

From Downtown Salt Lake City
  • Take Interstate 215 southbound
  • From I-215, take Exit 6 (6200 south) and travel east, toward the mountains
  • This road will lead you directly to UT-210 and up Little Cottonwood Canyon to Snowbird
  • Distance is approximately 27 miles (43 km)
  • The drive takes approximately 45 minutes, depending upon road and traffic conditions

View Map from Downtown Salt Lake City to Snowbird Resort

From Park City
  • Take UT-224 west and join Interstate 80 westbound, toward the Salt Lake Valley
  • From I-80, take Exit 130 to Interstate 215 southbound
  • From I-215, take Exit 6 (6200 south) and travel east, toward the mountains
  • This road will lead you directly to UT-210 and up Little Cottonwood Canyon to Snowbird
  • Distance is approximately 40 miles (64 km)
  • The drive takes approximately 55 minutes, depending upon road and traffic conditions

View Map from Park City to Snowbird Resort

PLEASE NOTE - For GPS navigation, address is: 9320 S. Cliff Lodge Drive, Snowbird UT, 84092.
PLEASE NOTE - If you choose to drive, AWD drive/snow tires are required on all vehicles entering Little Cottonwood Canyon to Snowbird from December 1 - May 15.



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.