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  • Abstracts from speakers and poster sessions, including the joint meeting abstracts, available 30 days prior to the meeting (You can edit your own abstract from My Account page as well)

    NOTE: Abstract authors/submitters may choose to not have their abstract available online and in the secure mobile app until a week before the meeting.

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

All programs are subject to change. Check this site for updates.


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B Cells and T Follicular Helper Cells – Controlling Long-Lived Immunity (D2)

Scientific Organizers: Stuart G. Tangye, Ignacio Sanz and Hai Qi


April 23—27, 2017

Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada


Sponsored by Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and BioLegend, Inc.


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DEADLINES:
Scholarship Deadline: Dec 21, 2016 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Dec 21, 2016 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Jan 24, 2017 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Feb 23, 2017 [details]

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Submit an Abstract Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2017-D2 "B Cells and T Follicular Helper Cells – Controlling Long-Lived Immunity" 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 December 21, 2016 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After December 21, 2016 until January 24, 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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December 21, 2016 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On February 23, 2017 845.00 USD
(includes 150.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After February 23, 2017 995.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On February 23, 2017 620.00 USD
(includes 150.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After February 23, 2017 770.00 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.

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Discounted Abstract Deadline: December 21, 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 January 24, 2017)

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.


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Scholarship Deadline: December 21, 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: January 24, 2017


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 21, 2016)

Discounted Registration Deadline: February 23, 2017


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.
No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


The meeting will begin on Sunday, April 23 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, April 27 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:45, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Friday, April 28 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, APRIL 23

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

Grand Foyer
18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Grand Foyer

MONDAY, APRIL 24

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Sea to Sky A
08:00—08:45
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/23/2017

Sea to Sky B/C
Christopher C. Goodnow, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Regulating B Cell Activation – Inputs and Outputs

08:45—11:00
B Cells, Infections and Vaccines
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/23/2017

Sea to Sky B/C
William Schief, IAVI and The Scripps Research Institute, USA
HIV Vaccine Strategies to Guide B Cell Maturation

Coffee Break

Susan K. Pierce, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA
B Cell Responses during Chronic Infection

Bali Pulendran, Emory University, USA
Systems Biology Approaches to Unravel Humoral Immune Responses

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Sea to Sky A
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Sea to Sky A
14:30—16:30
Workshop 1: B Cell Memory and Plasma Cells

Sea to Sky B/C
Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Grand Foyer
17:00—19:00
Transcriptional Regulation of B Cells and Tfh Cells
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/23/2017

Sea to Sky B/C
Stephen L. Nutt, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Australia
Transcriptional Control of Plasma Cell Differentiation

Amy Weinmann, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Molecular Regulators of CD4 T Cell Differentiation

Ari M. Melnick, Weill Cornell Medical College, USA
Epigenetic Switches Controlling the Germinal Center Reaction

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Sea to Sky A
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Sea to Sky A

TUESDAY, APRIL 25

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Sea to Sky A
08:00—11:00
Tfh Programming and Flexibility
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/23/2017

Sea to Sky B/C
Hai Qi, Tsinghua University, China
Regulation of Tfh Formation and Function

Shane Crotty, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, USA
Molecular Regulators of Tfh Fate

Coffee Break

Federica Sallusto, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, University of Italian Switzerland, Switzerland
Plasticity of Human Pathogen Specific CD4 T Cell Responses

Hideki Ueno, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
Human Tfh Cell Subsets

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Sea to Sky A
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Sea to Sky A
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Grand Foyer
17:00—19:00
Lymphocyte Signaling and Diseases
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/23/2017

Sea to Sky B/C
David J. Rawlings, University of Washington, Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute, USA
Signaling Defects Causing Immune Dysregulation

Gail A. Bishop, University of Iowa, USA
TRAF3 Inhibits B Cell Survival and Differentiation via Multiple Molecular Mechanisms

Robert C. Rickert, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, USA
Signaling Pathways Regulating B Cell Differentiation and Lymphomagenesis

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Sea to Sky A
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Sea to Sky A

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Sea to Sky A
08:00—11:00
Autoimmunity and Immunodeficiency - Mice and Man
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/23/2017

Sea to Sky B/C
Robert Brink, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Selection and Counter-Selection in Germinal Centers

Qiang Pan-Hammarström, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
B Cell Class Switch Defects in Primary Immunodeficiencies

Coffee Break

Stuart G. Tangye, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Defects in B Cell and Tfh Cells in Human Primary Immunodeficiencies

Mark J. Shlomchik, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA
B Cell Signaling in Germinal Centers

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Sea to Sky A
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Sea to Sky A
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Grand Foyer
17:00—19:00
GCs, Tfh Cells and Disease
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/23/2017

Sea to Sky B/C
Laura Pasqualucci, Columbia University, USA
Genetic Driven Epigenetic Dysregulation in B Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Marcus R. Clark, University of Chicago, USA
Imaging Tfh Cells in Human Inflammatory Diseases

Karin Tarte, Université de Rennes 1 - U917 Inserm, France
GC B-cell Malignancies and the Tumor Microenvironment

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Sea to Sky A
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3

Sea to Sky A

THURSDAY, APRIL 27

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Sea to Sky A
08:00—11:00
B Cell Regulation: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Mechanisms
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/23/2017

Sea to Sky B/C
Arlene H. Sharpe, Harvard Medical School, USA
T Follicular Regulatory Cells

Ignacio Sanz, Emory University, School of Medicine, USA
Plasma Cells in Human SLE

Coffee Break

Betty Diamond, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, USA
B Cell-Mediated Autoimmunity and Therapeutics

Patrick C. Wilson, University of Chicago, USA
Immunoglobulin Repertoire and Selection during Vaccination and Infection

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

14:30—16:30
Workshop 2: Molecular Regulation of the Germinal Center Response

Sea to Sky B/C
Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Grand Foyer
17:00—18:45
Germinal Center Dynamics
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/23/2017

Sea to Sky B/C
Tri Giang Phan, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Interactions between T and B Cells in Primary and Secondary Antibody Responses

Kim Good-Jacobson, Monash University, Australia
Transcriptional and Epigenetic Regulation of B-Cell Differentiation

Jason G. Cyster, HHMI/University of California, San Francisco, USA
Guidance Cues for T-Dependent B Cell Activation and Differentiation

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/23/2017

Sea to Sky B/C
19:45—20:45
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Sea to Sky A
20:00—23:00
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.

Sea to Sky A

FRIDAY, APRIL 28

 
Departure


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Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsors for generously supporting this meeting:

Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. BioLegend, Inc.

We gratefully acknowledge support for this conference from:


Directors' Fund


These generous unrestricted gifts allow our Directors to schedule meetings in a wide variety of important areas, many of which are in the early stages of research.

Click here to view all of the donors who support the Directors' Fund.



We appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:


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Special thanks to the following for their support of Keystone Symposia initiatives to increase participation at this meeting by scientists from underrepresented backgrounds:


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