Origins of Allergic Disease: Microbial, Epithelial and Immune Interactions (M3)

Scientific Organizers: Marsha Wills-Karp, Donald Y.M. Leung and Kari Nadeau


March 24—27, 2019

Granlibakken Tahoe, Tahoe City, California, USA


Supported by the Directors' Fund


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Discounted Abstract Deadline: December 4, 2018

*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

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(The Abstract Deadline: is December 13, 2018)

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Scholarship Deadline: December 4, 2018

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Abstract Deadline: December 13, 2018

*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 December 4, 2018)

Discounted Registration Deadline: January 23, 2019

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


Registration Fee: 795.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 570.00 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.

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Things to Do

Walking distance  = Walking distance (within 1/2 mile of conference center)  FREE Shuttle/Bus available  = FREE Shuttle/Bus available
Shuttle/Bus required  = Shuttle/Bus required  Car/Taxi required  = Car/Taxi required  not available  = Not Available

Keystone Symposia has arranged for a free ski shuttle during meeting breaks. Take these dates and locations into consideration when booking your lift ticket online.

For M3: Origins of Allergic Disease: Microbial, Epithelial and immune Interactions, the shuttle schedule is as follows:
March 25th – Homewood
March 26th – Squaw
March 27th Alpine
Not a skier? Granlibakken Tahoe has a excellent heated swimming pool, a maintained sledding hill with rental sleds, cross country ski trails with cross country ski rentals, and miles of trails for snowshoeing.

For non skiers/riders, Squaw Valley is offering a Tram lift ticket with 1 hour of tubing for $45. Call 1-800-403-0206 and book early for the deal.
Skiing Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Buses to Homewood, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are provided during meeting breaks.
  More Ski Information: Discount Lift Tickets:  
Squaw Valley is widely known as one of North America’s most renowned ski resorts, with a legacy of ski culture and mountain energy dating back to the 1960 Winter Olympics, and a spirit of adventure that has driven professional freeskiers to call it home.

A true local's favorite, Alpine Meadows is known for its down-home feel and approachable hospitality, all of which keep Alpine Meadows true to it’s roots and mean the skiing and riding experience always comes first.

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows has also offered Keystone Symposia attendees a discount booking page for lift tickets, rentals, lessons and food vouchers.
M3,Book here by March 18 (for the M3 meeting), tickets will be mailed to your home, make sure to bring them with you to Tahoe. Squaw/Alpine is offering a Spring Ticket Trio. For $279 you get 3 flexible lift tickets to Squaw and/or Alpine Meadows, to be used by 1, 2, or 3 people. Click here for more info and to purchase.

Homewood Mountain has unbeatable views because of it’s close proximity to Lake Tahoe. With a mere distance of 280 steps, Madden Chair is the nearest chairlift to the lake in the entire basin. Homewood offers free shuttles from Granlibakken, two times every morning and back again by request. Click here for the best possible rates at Homewood Mountain. Prices start at $49 for midweek skiing, but you must act as soon as possible to take advantage of the lowest rates.

Ski storage/lockers: Granlibakken rooms have ski storage available.

Equipment rentals:  All Alpine and Cross Country ski rentals are available on-site through Granlibakken Tahoe.

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are offering Keystone Symposia attendees a discount on rentals if booked ahead of time. Book here by January 24 (for the B1 meeting), and the rental voucher will be delivered to Granlibakken and available when you check in.

Ski Area Notes:  You can ski or snowshoe on trails right outside the backdoor of the resort. Paige’s Meadow is a beautiful very natural back country area. Click here for more information on skiing, boarding, snowshoeing and sledding on site at Granlibakken.

Ski Area Website: www.squaw.com
Ski Area Website (2): http://www.skialpine.com
Ski Area Website (3): www.skihomewood.com
Snowshoeing Walking distance Just outside Granlibakken Tahoe is Tahoe XC. Rentals as well as passes can be purchased at the Day Lodge.
Tahoe XC
X-country Skiing Walking distance Right outside the back door of Granlibakken Tahoe is a wonderful cross country trail that takes you directly into Tahoe City. Rentals are available through Granlibakken Tahoe.
Other Walking distance Car/Taxi required The area around the conference area is full of great snowmobiling trails. Granlibakken Tahoe has a sledding hill that provides the opportunity for exciting entertainment for the whole family. Rentals are available at the resort.

Spa Walking distance Lighthouse Spa at Granlibakken offers therapeutic spa treatments in a blissful setting with refreshing views of the surrounding forest and hills.
Movie Theaters Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required The Haus is a local theater which shows major motion pictures, independent films, and also hosts speakers, dance performances and live music.
Fitness Center Walking distance Car/Taxi required There is a fitness center at the base of Granlibakken Road.
Swimming Walking distance Outdoor heated pool and hot tub are available year-round at Granlibakken Tahoe.

Museums Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required North Tahoe Museums offer visitors a chance to explore the area's rich pioneer history with numerous historical sites all in a beautiful setting.
Galleries Walking distance Car/Taxi required The Eadington Gallery, 530-583-9000
James Harold Galleries, 530-581-5111
North Tahoe Arts Center, 530-581-2787

Bars/Pubs Walking distance Car/Taxi required Tahoe City boasts a variety of restaurants and bars; stop in to grab a quick meal or relax while you get to know the other attendees.
Dining Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required Tahoe City, where there are many cozy and unique dining options, is just one mile from Granlibakken Tahoe. Tahoe City Dining
Market/Grocery Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Grocery stores or markets are a great place to purchase snacks to take back to your room. Some rooms may have mini refrigerators, but please phone the resort prior to arrival to inquire whether one is available.
Amounts are in US dollars
The above information is provided as a courtesy to our conferees and is subject to change without notice.