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Keypoint Newsletter: Announcing Our New 2-Day Conference Format

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new 2-day conference format for conferences on emerging topics. This shorter conference option enables us to highlight promising new areas of research, and seed communities to drive these fields forward.

These nascent areas typically feature the most innovative technologies, approaches and discoveries as they push new frontiers in science and medicine. Often interdisciplinary in nature, they are in particular need of nucleating communities and collaborations to drive progress. Our 2-day conference format provides essential community-building opportunities for scientists in these vibrant new fields, to facilitate interdisciplinary insights, networking and collaboration that enhances field cohesion. By serving these communities, we are investing in these fields at a critical stage to enable them to grow and thrive, and ultimately reach their full transformative potential.

In contrast to our traditional venues, these meetings are strategically held in venues near urban centers and research hubs, to attract local scientists in the area and provide convenient airport access for those further afield. Targeting the Bay Area and Boston currently, we are looking to expand our 2-day venue options to Washington, DC and San Diego. This condensed format retains Keystone Symposia’s hallmark workshops and poster sessions to highlight rising stars in the field, along with group meals and activities to promote networking opportunities.

In 2024 we will be hosting five emerging topics meetings with this 2-day format:

In 2025 we have an additional four 2-day meetings planned (locations and dates to-be-determined):

  • Metabolic and Nutritional Control of Development and Cell Fate
  • Regenerative Biology of the Female Reproductive System
  • Interoception: Neural Sensing and Control of Organ Function
  • Microproteins: from Discovery to Applications

KSQA with Unraveling Vascular Layers Co-Organizer, & KS Fellow, 
KSQA with Unraveling Vascular Layers Co-Organizer,
 Stephanie Watts,  Michigan State University


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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.