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Keystone Symposia is very pleased to announce an expansion of our Global Health Travel Award program funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Global Health Travel Awards, providing full funding for investigators from low- and middle-income countries, are now available for 11 meetings in the 2016-2017 meeting season. While application deadlines have passed for the first two meetings, they are still open for nine more, including the December 2016 conference on Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses. Below are these meetings and associated deadlines. In addition to the travel awards, scholarships of up to $1,200 are also available for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses

Dec 4-8, 2016, Santa Fe, NM, USA

Scientific Organizers: William E. Dowling and
Thomas W. Geisbert
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Jul 19, 2016
Discounted Abstract/Scholarship Deadline: Aug 4, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Sep 12, 2016
Discounted Registration Deadline: Oct 4, 2016
This conference explores common pathways hemorrhagic fever viruses use to evade the host immune response and prioritizes new research directions, resources and needs.

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New Developments in Our Basic Understanding
of Tuberculosis

Jan 14-18, 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Scientific Organizers: Samuel M. Behar and
Valerie Mizrahi
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Aug 16, 2016
Discounted Abstract/Scholarship Deadline: Sep 19, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Oct 18, 2016
Discounted Registration Deadline: Nov 15, 2016
This symposium focuses on fundamental questions about the host-pathogen interaction and aims to articulate and prioritize the key questions and goals for the field.

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Diabetes and the joint meeting on Obesity and Adipose
Tissue Biology

Jan 22-26, 2017, Keystone, CO, USA

Scientific Organizers (Diabetes): Jiandie Lin, Clay F. Semenkovich and Rohit N. Kulkarni
Scientific Organizers (Obesity): Marc L. Reitman, Ruth E. Gimeno and Jan Nedergaard
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Aug 23, 2016
Discounted Abstract/Scholarship Deadline: Sep 22, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Oct 25, 2016
Discounted Registration Deadline: Nov 22, 2016
These joint conferences are aimed at fostering cross-talk in attempts to better understand mechanisms and treatment of these very interconnected twin epidemics.

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Inflammation-Driven Cancer: Mechanisms to Therapy and the joint meeting on Microbiome in Health and Disease

Feb 5-9, 2017, Keystone, CO, USA

Scientific Organizers (Cancer): Fiona M. Powrie, Michael Karin and Alberto Mantovani
Scientific Organizers (Microbiome): Julie A. Segre, Ramnik Xavier and William Michael Dunne
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Sep 6, 2016
Discounted Abstract/Scholarship Deadline: Oct 6, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Nov 3, 2016
Discounted Registration Deadline: Dec 7, 2016
These joint conferences will enhance understanding of the microbiome's role in both promoting and preventing disease.

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Malaria: From Innovation to Eradication

Feb 19-23, 2017, Kampala, Uganda

Scientific Organizers: Marcel Tanner, Sarah K. Volkman, Marcus V.G. Lacerda and Salim Abdulla
Organized in collaboration with MESA – Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Sep 20, 2016
Discounted Abstract/Scholarship Deadline: Oct 19, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Nov 17, 2016
Discounted Registration Deadline: Dec 20, 2016
This conference will provide a unique and needed space for the malaria community to challenge hypotheses and share emerging data and insights.

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Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy:
Taking a Place in Mainstream Oncology

Mar 19-23, 2017, Whistler, BC, Canada

Scientific Organizers: Robert D. Schreiber, James P. Allison, Philip D. Greenberg and Glenn Dranoff
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Oct 18, 2016
Discounted Abstract/Scholarship Deadline:Nov 16, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Dec 19, 2016
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 18, 2017
This conference will cover the cutting edge of cancer immunotherapy research and translation into vaccines, cellular engineering approaches and other therapies.

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HIV Vaccines

Mar 26-30, 2017, Steamboat Springs, CO, USA

Scientific Organizers: Andrew B. Ward, Penny L. Moore and Robin Shattock
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Oct 25, 2016
Discounted Abstract/Scholarship Deadline: Nov 29, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Jan 10, 2017
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 24, 2017
This conference will present the latest human clinical study results, including passive monoclonal antibody therapy and novel immunization approaches, as well as focus on the molecular underpinnings of B and T cell-mediated immunity.

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Deadlines are at midnight US Mountain Time. Discounted abstract submission and discounted registration save 50 USD and 150 USD, respectively, on later fees. Short talk speakers will be chosen from abstracts received by the "Abstract Deadline" for the meeting.

Please note that the first advertised meeting date is the date of arrival and registration, and the last date that of the last organized sessions. Check our website for more details on these meetings and all 60 2016-2017 season meetings. And please forward this email to others who might benefit.