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: #KScancervax

Cancer Vaccines: Targeting Cancer Genes for Immunotherapy (X1)

joint with the meeting on Antibodies as Drugs (X2)

Scientific Organizers: A. Karolina Palucka, Hyam I. Levitsky and Laurence Zitvogel


March 6—10, 2016

Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada


Sponsored by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, 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: November 5, 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 December 8, 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: November 5, 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: December 8, 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 November 5, 2015)

Discounted Registration Deadline: January 7, 2016


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


The World Clock - Time Zones

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.

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.



Whistler Connection Tour & Travel Services, Ltd. is the preferred provider and offers discounted shared shuttle costs to Keystone Symposia attendees and their family members. A Whistler Connection representative will personally meet all booked attendees, including those arriving on delayed or cancelled flights. With Whistler Connection, you can be sure of getting the most competitive prices and the most frequent departures! During their main operating hours (8am-8pm), they offer a 1 hour guarantee and for early/late arrivals outside those hours the guarantee is 2 hours. To book, visit the Whistler Connection Booking Link.

2017 discounted rates are:
Adult: $57 CAD +5% GST, one way
Child $47 CAD + 5% GST, one way

PLEASE NOTE - 72 hours advance reservation is required to guarantee travel, and rates are offered 5 days before and 5 days after the conference meeting dates.Please see Arrival/Departure Information click here.

Alpine North Limousine offers a TBD% discount on all transportation from to/from Whistler. Alpine specializes in 4x4 SUVs with a 6-passenger capacity. The cost includes includes all taxes and fees, Meet and Greet service at the airport, complimentary bottled water, and any short stops along the way. Alpine can offer all different sizes of vehicles and - as a private car service - can be booked anytime and can depart at anytime from anywhere. There is a 48-hour cancellation policy, but changes are flexibile within the needs of your particular itinerary. More information can be found To make a reservation, call 1-866-784-4020 or 1-604-849-0224 or email to info@alpinenorth.ca. When making a reservation online or over the phone, please mention Keystone Symposia Discount to receive the discount. For more information, click here. Alpine North Limousine.

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
  • Take the Seymour Street exit, and follow Seymour Street north to Georgia Street
  • Turn left onto Georgia Street heading west
  • Georgia Street takes you through Vancouver's lovely downtown core, through Stanley Park and over the majestic Lions Gate Bridge
  • Exit Lions Gate Bridge onto Marine Drive West
  • Once on Marine Drive, move into the far right lane
  • Take the first right onto Taylor Way, travel up the hill and turn left onto Highway 1
  • Follow signs to Whistler Hwy 99
  • Continue north along Highway 99 to Whistler Village, for approximately 1.5 hours
  • When you reach Whistler Valley, proceed through the first 4 traffic lights and turn right at the 5th traffic light onto Lorimer Road
  • Follow Lorimer Road to the Upper Village, and turn right onto Blackcomb Way
  • On the left, you will almost immediately see the Chateau Whistler Resort sign at the foot of Chateau Boulevard
  • Distance is approximately 115 km (70 miles)
  • The drive takes approximately 2.5 hours, depending upon road and traffic conditions

View Map from Vancouver International Airport to Fairmont Chateau Whistler




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.