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Scholarship Opportunities & Abstract Deadlines for 2022 Keystone Symposia Conferences

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It’s that time of year again! As we prepare to delve into yet another exciting season of biomedical breakthroughs and innovation with the launch of the Keystone Symposia 2022 season, now is the time to start applying for scholarships and submitting abstracts to attend both virtual and IN-PERSON conferences.

That’s right! After over a year of quarantines and isolation, we are looking forward to hosting you once again at our idyllic mountain retreat venues starting in January! This is a particularly important year for early-career researchers, who may have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic due to lost networking opportunities during this critical stage of career development. To help these rising stars get back on track, we are offering the scholarship and abstract opportunities outlined below.

So don’t delay– apply now for your chance to reconnect with colleagues face to face and discuss your work over coffee or a cocktail — mark you calendars with the important deadlines below!

NOTE- For those unable to attend conferences in person, we will be offering a new hybrid event format with live- streaming and On Demand content for the vast majority of meetings. See each individual meeting webpage for details.

For more information on hybrid events, see the Keypoint Newsletter here.

Scholarship Applications

Keystone Symposia provides a variety of scholarship opportunities to bring graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and scientists from underrepresented (UR) backgrounds to our conferences. Don’t miss out on your chance to network with field leaders, and forge relationships that will serve you throughout your career!

See below for scholarship deadlines, and click here to find out more about scholarship programs and eligibility.

Abstract Submissions

Keystone Symposia conferences are well-known for promoting the work and careers of rising stars in scientific research, by providing opportunities for the next-generation to present their work alongside field luminaries. Many of today’s research leaders launched their careers from the Keystone Symposia podium, and now it’s your chance to enter the limelight and kickstart your career. Submit your abstract for a short talk or poster presentation:

  • Abstract Deadline: Submit your abstract by this date for the opportunity to be chosen by meeting organizers for a short-talk on the meeting program! (Abstracts not chosen for a short talk will be considered for a poster presentation)
  • Poster Abstract Deadline: Submit your abstract by this date if you are only interested in presenting a poster at the meeting.

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View the meeting list below for upcoming meetings and relevant deadlines to mark your calendar. Click on the meeting name for more information about:

  • meeting program
  • conference location
  • availability of live-streaming and/or On Demand options
  • scholarship and abstract deadlines and procedures

Fall eSymposia Virtual Meetings

ConferenceAbstract
Deadline
ePoster Abstract DeadlineScholarship DeadlineConference Dates 
Vitamin D WorkshopSep 15 Oct 1Sep 29 Oct 13 – 14
Maternal-Fetal Newborn Immunity Sep 16Oct 14Oct 14 Oct 28 – 29
Global Priorities in Vaginal Health: Microbes, Mucosal Immunity and InterventionsSep 29 Oct 27Oct 27 Nov 10 – 12
Higher-Order Chromatin Architecture in Time and SpaceOct 4 Nov 1Nov 1 Nov 15 – 17

January Meetings

Conference Scholarship DeadlineAbstract
Deadline
Early Registration
Deadline
Poster Abstract DeadlineConference Dates
Immunometabolism at the Crossroads of Obesity and Cancer Oct 5Oct 12Nov 16Dec 5Jan 16 – 20
Tumor Metabolism Oct 5Oct 12Nov 16Dec 5Jan 16 – 20
Viral Immunity: Basic Mechanisms and Therapeutic Applications Oct 6Oct 13Nov 17Dec 6Jan 17 – 20
Respiratory Viruses: New Frontiers Oct 6Oct 13Nov 17Dec 6Jan 17 – 20
Gene Regulation: From Emerging Technologies to New Models Oct 7Oct 14Nov 22Dec 12Jan 23 – 26
Gene Drives and Selfish Genetic Elements Oct 7Oct 14Nov 22Dec 12Jan 23 – 26
A Research Reboot of Tuberculosis on the Keystone Symposia 50th Anniversary Oct 7Oct 14Nov 22Dec 12Jan 23 – 26
Ubiquitin Biology Oct 12Oct 19Nov 23Dec 12Jan 23 – 26
Targeted Protein Degradation Oct 12Oct 19Nov 23Dec 12Jan 23 – 26
Antibodies as Drugs Oct 14Oct 21Nov 30Dec 19Jan 30-Feb2
Computational Design and Modeling of Biomolecules Oct 14Oct 21Nov 30Dec 19Jan 30-Feb2

February Meetings

Conference Scholarship DeadlineAbstract
Deadline
Early Registration
Deadline
Poster Abstract DeadlineConference Dates
Inter Organ Crosstalk in Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) Oct 20Oct 27Dec 7Dec 26Feb 6 – 9
Adipose Tissue and Metabolic Health Oct 20Oct 27Dec 7Dec 26Feb 6 – 9
Advances in Checkpoints Immunology from Autoimmunity to Oncology to Infectious Diseases Oct 21Oct 28Dec 9Dec 26Feb 6 – 10
Cancer Neoantigens, Vaccines and Viruses Oct 21Oct 28Dec 9Dec 26Feb 6 – 10
Vertebrate Sensory Systems Oct 27Nov 3Dec 13Jan 2Feb 13 – 16
The Human Microbiome: Ecology and Evolution Oct 28Nov 4Dec 14Jan 2Feb 13 – 16
Novel Approaches Against Emerging Antimicrobial Resistance Oct 28Nov 4Dec 14Jan 2Feb 13 – 16
Precision Genome Engineering Nov 2Nov 9Dec 15Jan 2Feb 13 – 17
Emerging Cellular Therapies Nov 2Nov 9Dec 15Jan 2Feb 13 – 17
Exosomes, Microvesicles and Other Extracellular Vesicles Nov 9Nov 15Dec 16Jan 9Feb 20 – 23
Heart Failure: Mechanisms and Therapies Nov 16Nov 22Jan 3Jan 15Feb 26-Mar1
Mitochondria, Metabolism and Heart Nov 16Nov 22Jan 3Jan 15Feb 26-Mar1
Transposable Elements at the Crossroads of Evolution, Health and Disease Nov 17Nov 23Jan 4Jan 16Feb 27-Mar3
Epigenetic Mechanisms and the Treatment of Cancer Nov 17Nov 23Jan 4Jan 16Feb 27-Mar3

March Meetings

Conference Scholarship DeadlineAbstract
Deadline
Early Registration
Deadline
Poster Abstract DeadlineConference Dates
Innate Immune Memory: From Evolutionary Roots to Human Disease Nov 18Nov 30Jan 5Jan 23Mar 6 – 9
Myeloid Cells: From Birth to Immunity and Disease Nov 18Nov 30Jan 5Jan 23Mar 6 – 9
Neuronal Control of Appetite Nov 30Dec 7Jan 19Feb 6Mar 20 – 23
Gut-Brain Axis Nov 30Dec 7Jan 19Feb 6Mar 20 – 23
Cancer Immunotherapy: Decoding the Cancer Immunity Interactome Dec 1Dec 8Jan 20Feb 6Mar 20 – 24
Next Generation HIV Vaccines & Therapies Dec 2Dec 9Jan 26Feb 13Mar 27 – 30
Mitochondrial Biochemistry in Health and Disease Dec 2Dec 9Jan 26Feb 13Mar 27 – 30
Cancer: Aging in the Driver’s Seat Dec 6Dec 10Jan 27Feb 13Mar 27 – 30

April Meetings

Conference Scholarship DeadlineAbstract
Deadline
Early Registration
Deadline
Poster Abstract DeadlineConference Dates
Innate Immunity: Complement and Beyond Dec 6Dec 14Feb 2Feb 20Apr 3 – 6
Humoral Immunity: From Regulation to Dysregulation Dec 7Dec 14Feb 2Feb 20Apr 3 – 6
Engineering Multi-Cellular Living Systems Dec 14Dec 22Feb 3Feb 20Apr 3 – 6
Organoids as Tools for Fundamental Discovery and Translation Dec 14Dec 22Feb 3Feb 20Apr 3 – 6
Micropeptides: Biogenesis and Function Dec 15Jan 5Feb 7Feb 23Apr 6 – 9
GPCRs: An Odyssey from Structure, Signaling and Regulation to Therapeutics Dec 15Jan 5Feb 7Feb 23Apr 6 – 9
Malaria: Confronting Challenges From Drug Discovery to Treatment Dec 16Jan 6Feb 9Feb 27Apr 10 – 13
Lessons from the Pandemic: Responding to Emerging Zoonotic Viral Diseases Dec 20Jan 6Feb 10Feb 27Apr 10 – 13

May & June Meetings

Conference Scholarship DeadlineAbstract
Deadline
Early Registration
Deadline
Poster Abstract DeadlineConference Dates
Small Regulatory RNAs: From Bench to Bedside Jan 18Jan 25Mar 1Mar 20May 1 – 4
Modern Phenotypic Drug Discovery: From Chemical Biology to Therapeutics Feb 9Feb 16Mar 22Apr 10May 22 – 25
Progress in Vaccine Development for Infectious Diseases Feb 15Feb 22Apr 1Apr 20Jun 1 – 4
Neuro-Immune Interactions in the Central Nervous System Feb 22Mar 1Apr 5Apr 24Jun 5 – 9
Neurodegeneration: The Biological Pathways Driving the Future of Therapeutic Development Feb 22Mar 1Apr 5Apr 24Jun 5 – 9
Resolution of Inflammation Mar 1Mar 8Apr 12May 1Jun 12 – 16
Tissue Fibrosis and Repair: Mechanisms, Human Disease and Therapies Mar 1Mar 8Apr 12May 1Jun 12 – 16
Positive-Strand RNA Viruses Mar 2Mar 9Apr 14May 7Jun 18 – 22
Shannon Weiman
Shannon Weiman earned her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of California, San Diego, specializing in microbiology and immunology. Prior to joining the Keystone Symposia team, she worked as a freelance writer for leaders in academic, industry and government research, including Stanford University’s Biomedical Innovation Initiative, the University of Colorado’s Biofrontiers Program, UCSF, the FDA and the American Society for Microbiology.
 

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