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Keypoint Newsletter: December 2023

Welcome to the Keypoint Newsletter, bringing you all the latest news & views from Keystone Symposia! 

Featuring conference season highlights, spotlights on innovation and more, this biannual publication showcases Keystone Symposia’s efforts– past, present & future– to catalyze collaborative partnerships and inspire innovation in science and medicine around the world.

Announcing Our New 2-Day Conference Format

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new 2-day format for conferences on emerging topics. These topics are nascent areas of research, where our investment in the science and community at this critical stage enables them to grow and reach their full transformative potential... Read More

2-Day Emerging Topic Meetings in 2024:

Nobel Laureate Dr. Jim Allison Talks About His Upcoming Cancer Immunotherapy Meeting And The Evolution Of The Field


We catch up with Dr. Allison in three exclusive one-on-one interviews about his vision for the upcoming 2024 meeting on Cancer Immunotherapy, reflections on the the evolution the field, predictions for the future and memories from his first Keystone Symposia conference!... Read More 

Welcoming the Fellows Class of 2024!

This year we welcome seven early-career investigators and seven post-doctoral fellows to our Fellows Program, after an extremely competitive selection process. The awardees represent the best and brightest in their fields, but also demonstrate a strong commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in their communities, and science at large... Read More

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Our new job board is designed to connect job seekers with leading employers in academia & bioscience industries, creating a nexus where scientific talent thrives. The KS Career Center offers a variety of tools to connect with the best candidates, whether you are looking for your next post-doc or the newest member of your industry team! 


Health Equity in Vaccinology

In addition to covering emerging developments in vaccine science, design and technology, the Vaccinology During and After COVID-19 Keystone Symposium held in Atlanta on September 17-20, 2023, highlighted many aspects of health equity surrounding development and deployment of vaccines globally. These messages are of critical importance to the global research community, and public health worldwide, so we are releasing Dr. Barney Graham's Keynote Address and Dr. Gangadeep Kang's presentation open access to inform broader audiences about these issues and inspire them to take action... Read More & View Presentations

See more health equity content from Keystone Symposia HERE

Upcoming Health Equity Highlights

The 2024 season will feature health equity content in various meetings, including:

... and our first conference entirely focused on ethnic diversity in medicine!  See our interview with meeting organizer Dr. Paul Franks about his upcoming meeting on Cardiometabolic Diseases: The Role of Ethnic Diversity in Precision Medicine  (joint meeting with Obesity: Causes and Consequences) on how this meeting will address neglected challenges in the field and drive clinical advances for diverse populations in-need around the world, from Mexico to the Philippines, Middle-East, Africa and more.

The Birth of a Conference: From Inception to Implementation

What is the ‘special sauce’ behind our meeting programming that enables us to continually be on the forefront of new research frontiers? Read on for a sneak peek behind the scenes into how a Keystone Symposia conference is born, and what makes it so special... Read More


Looking for effective ways to engage & interact with your target audience to promote your services? 

Exhibiting at a Keystone Symposia is the perfect way! 

Learn more about our opportunities here, and contact Patricia Beard to book your booth today!


SAB Highlights: Gender Parity, Diversity and New Members

Our Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) assembles though leaders across academic, industry and clinical sectors to collectively guide our conference portfolio. Diversity across gender, race/ethnicity, career-stage and various other factors is also taken into careful consideration, to ensure a breadth of voices and viewpoints in shaping future programing... Read More

Philanthropy Matters!

As a nonprofit organization, the generosity of our community members is critical to fund initiatives that support scholarships, emerging topics and diversity programing. Give back this December with a year end gift that will truly make an impact, for the trainees and community that we serve... Read More

What's the Buzz? See What the Community is Saying About KS! 

As we wrap up our fall season, the community has taken to Twitter/X with rave reviews and commentary. From students experiencing their first Keystone Symposia, to field leaders that attend year after year... Read More

Coming Soon: AI in Biomedicine Virtual Meeting!


Featuring AI in Drug Development, Medical Treatment, Precision Medicine, Imaging & Diagnostics, Public Health, with panel discussion on Ethical Implications and the Future of AI in Biomedicine!


See All Upcoming Keystone Symposia In-Person & On Demand Conferences HERE!


See Past Meetings Available On Demand HERE

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See Previous Keypoint Newsletters:
September 2023
December 2022
December 2021
September 2021



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.