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This meeting occurs in 2017.
This meeting will be conducted in English.

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Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases: Discovery and Models of Precision Therapy (C2)

Scientific Organizers: William A. Gahl and Christoph Klein


March 5—8, 2017

Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Sponsored by Moderna Therapeutics and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated


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DEADLINES:
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 2, 2016 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Nov 2, 2016 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Dec 6, 2016 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 10, 2017 [details]

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Submit an Abstract Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2017-C2 "Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases: Discovery and Models of Precision Therapy" conference only.

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

Deadline Date Cost
Discounted Abstract Deadline
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Before and On November 2, 2016 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After November 2, 2016 until February 1, 2017 100.00 USD*
* 50.00 USD of Abstract fee deducted from your registration fee when you register for this meeting
Scholarship
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November 2, 2016 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On January 10, 2017 745.00 USD
(includes 150.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After January 10, 2017 895.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On January 10, 2017 520.00 USD
(includes 150.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After January 10, 2017 670.00 USD

* Changes in payment type that result in a refund are subject to a processing fee.
* Currency exchange gains/losses are the responsibility of the registrant and the Keystone Symposia will accept no liability for money loss through bank charges, transfers or currency fluctuations.




Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 2, 2016


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 6, 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: November 2, 2016


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 6, 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 November 2, 2016)

Discounted Registration Deadline: January 10, 2017


Registration Fee: 745.00 USD* (includes 150.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 520.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 895.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 670.00 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:

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Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is the recommended airport for this conference. For specific airport information, visit Massport - Logan 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.



Fairmont Copley Plaza is about five miles from Logan International Airport.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has convenient subway options from the airport to the Fairmont Copley Plaza. Passengers will take the subway shuttle bus to the MBTA airport subway station. From there you can either embark on the blue line and make a transfer at the Government Center to the green line Copley Station stop or embark on the blue line and make a transfer at Slate Station orange to the Back Bay Station stop. From both of these stops, the hotel is located a little over a block from the station. One way fare from the airport to Boston Park Plaza is approximately $3.00. Visit www.mbta.com for maps, pricing and station information.

Taxis are also available for approximately $20.00 one way. Taxi stands are located outside the airport terminals.

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 the west
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Rte. 90 east) into the city. Take Copley Square Exit 22 and follow straight onto Stuart Street. Take a left on Dartmouth St. and the Fairmont is immediately on your right. .

From the north
Take Interstate 93 south into the city. Take Storrow Drive Exit 26. Follow Storrow Drive and exit left at the Back Bay/Copley Exit. At the light, take a right onto Beacon Street, a left onto Clarendon Street, and then a right onto St. James Ave. The hotel is on the left.

From the south
Follow Interstate 93 north toward Boston. Take Storrow Drive Exit 26. Follow Storrow Drive and exit left at the Back Bay/Copley Exit. At the light, take a right onto Beacon Street, a left onto Clarendon Street, and then a right onto St. James Ave. The hotel is on the left.

From Boston Logan Airport

  • Follow signs to Sumner Tunnel/Boston
  • Take the ramp onto RT-1A S/William F. McClellan Highway
  • Merge north onto Interstate 93 and take Storrow Drive Exit 26
  • Follow Storrow Drive and exit left at the Back Bay/Copley Exit
  • At the light, take a right onto Beacon Street, a left onto Clarendon Street, and then a right onto St. James Ave. The hotel is on the left.
  • Distance is approximately 5 miles
  • The drive takes approximately 15 minutes, depending upon road and traffic conditions
View Map from Boston Logan International Airport to Fairmont Copley Plaza



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.