Granlibakken Tahoe Floorplan

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    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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Mammalian Sensory Systems (C2)

Scientific Organizers: Ardem Patapoutian, Ulrich Mueller and Lisa Stowers


March 7—11, 2021

Granlibakken Tahoe, Tahoe City, California, 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.

** Registration opens in January 2020 **



Discounted Abstract Deadline:

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

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 )

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

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


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:

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


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:

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


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 )

Discounted Registration Deadline: January 6, 2021

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


Registration Fee: 845.00 USD* (includes 200.00 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: 1045.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 820.00 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.

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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 any calls or correspondence you might have received to Keystone Symposia and book only through lodging links in your Keystone Symposia account, an established travel agency or directly with the hotel(s) listed on our website.
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, March 7 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer and light meal from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, March 11 with a closing plenary session and keynote address from 17:00 to 19:30, followed by dinner and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Friday, March 12 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, MARCH 7

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

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

Granhall
18:00—20:00
Light Meal - Provided by Granlibakken

Granhall

MONDAY, MARCH 8

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Granhall
08:00—09:00
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/07/2021

Mountain/Lake
Patrick O. Brown†, Impossible Foods, USA
Meat from Plants: Sensory Profile for the Food of the Future

09:00—11:15
Sensory Signals Driving Social Interactions
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/07/2021

Mountain/Lake
Richard Axel†, Columbia University, USA
Olfactory Sensation and Memory

Coffee Break

Susana Lima, Champalimaud Research, Portugal
Central Circuits that Promote Sexual Behavior

Michael A. Long, NYU Langone Health, USA
Comparative Neurobiology of Vocal Communication

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

Bay
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Bay
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Pre Function
17:00—19:00
Homeostatic Sensation Controls Behavior
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/07/2021

Mountain/Lake
Stephen Liberles, Harvard Medical School, USA
Internal Sensory Systems

Zachary A. Knight, University of California, San Francisco, USA
The Neurobiology of Homeostasis

Fan Wang, Duke University Medical Center, USA
Circuits in Affective Pain

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Dinner

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

Granhall
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Bay

TUESDAY, MARCH 9

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Granhall
08:00—11:00
Sensing Force: Molecules to Circuits
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/07/2021

Mountain/Lake
Ulrich Mueller, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Mechanotransduction in Hearing and Auditory Circuit Development

Ardem Patapoutian, The Scripps Research, USA
Mechanical Sensing in Somatosensation and Interoception

Coffee Break

Alexander Chesler, National Institutes of Health, USA
Cells and Molecules for Touch and Pain

David D. Ginty, HHMI/Harvard Medical School, USA
Mechanosensory Nensory Neurons and Central Circuits of Touch

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Bay
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Bay
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Pre Function
17:00—19:00
Sensational Sensation
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/07/2021

Mountain/Lake
Cynthia F. Moss, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Bat Echolocation: 3D Auditory Scene Analysis

Gary R. Lewin, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany
Sensory Perception in the Naked Mole-Rats

David Keays, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Austria
Vertebrate Magnetoreception

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Dinner

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

Granhall
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Bay

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Granhall
08:00—11:00
Making Sense of Sense
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/07/2021

Mountain/Lake
Markus Meister, California Institute of Technology, USA
The Standard Model of the Retina

Sandeep Robert Datta, Harvard Medical School, USA
How the Brain Creates and Reads the Olfactory Percept

Coffee Break

Speaker to be Announced

Lisa Giocomo, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Encoding Spatial Information

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Bay
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Bay
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Pre Function
17:00—19:00
Pain: Peripheral to Central
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/07/2021

Mountain/Lake
David Julius†, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Natural Products as Probes of the Pain Pathway: From Physiology to Atomic Structure

Rebecca Seal, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Tracking Etiology within Spinal Pain Circuits

Gregory Scherrer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
The Neural Basis of Pain Unpleasantness and its Modulation

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Dinner

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

Granhall
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3

Bay

THURSDAY, MARCH 11

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Granhall
08:00—11:00
Integrating Sensation
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/07/2021

Mountain/Lake
Lisa Stowers, The Scripps Research, USA
How Olfaction Drives Behavior

Li-Huei Tsai, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Multi-Sensory Stimulation and Alzheimer's Associated Pathology

Coffee Break

Daniel B. Polley, Harvard Medical School / Mass. Eye and Ear, USA
Neural Coding of Patterns, Predictions and Perceptual Awareness in the Auditory System

Speaker to be Announced

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Pre Function
17:00—18:30
Establishing Sensation
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/07/2021

Mountain/Lake
Speaker to be Announced

Patrik Ernfors, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Role of Glia in Pain Sensation

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

18:30—19:15
Closing Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/07/2021

Mountain/Lake
Speaker to be Announced

19:15—19:30
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/07/2021

Mountain/Lake
19:30—20:30
Dinner

Granhall
19:30—20:30
Social Hour
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Granhall
20:30—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.

Granhall

FRIDAY, MARCH 12

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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