Keystone Symposia

This meeting took place in 2001

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Control of Viral Latency and Persistence (D6)

Organizer(s) Bernard Roizman, Peter M. Howley, Flossie Wong-Staal and Richard J. Whitley
March 24—29, 2001
Beaver Run Resort • Breckenridge, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Nov 22, 2000
Late Abstract Deadline:
Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 24, 2001

Sponsored by Roche Diagnostics GmbH

Summary of Meeting:
Members of several families of viruses (e.g., adenoviruses, parvoviruses, papillomaviruses, papovaviruses, herpesviruses, retroviruses, etc.) persist in human cells principally, but not exclusively, by establishing latent infections. In the course of latent infections, viral genomes are retained in an episomal state or become integrated in cellular chromosomes, but retain the capacity to replicate and to cause significant morbidity. In recent years there have been significant advances in the understanding of the diversity of mechanisms by which viruses establish latency. Among many key findings are identification of viral and cellular functions involved in the establishment of latency and reactivation from latent state. Equally important is the current research on suppression of reactivation and on deliberate reactivation of latent viruses in the presence of antiviral drugs. The intent of the Keystone conference is to bring together key investigators working on fundamental aspects of viral persistence and on the efforts to control and ultimately eradicate latent viruses.

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Scholarship / Award Information

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Keystone Symposia is offering scholarships of up to 1,200 USD to Students and Postdoctoral fellows. These scholarships are to be used to help defray the expenses associated with conference attendance, including airfare (restrictions may apply based on funding source), ground transportation, lodging costs, and a portion of meeting registration. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement.

Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be used as the basis for awarding the scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the quality of science of the abstract and the relevance of the abstract to the conference topic. Only one application per abstract is accepted. Only one award per lab will be allocated.


To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be:

A graduate student or postdoctoral fellow currently enrolled in an academic institute at the start of the meeting for which you are applying. Note: a graduate student is defined as a student who is studying for a higher degree at an academic institution. A postdoctoral fellow is defined as an individual with a Ph.D., M.D., or DVM degree who is engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and/or scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue their desired career path, and is within 6 years of these degrees.

Review Criteria

Criteria for Abstract Review:

  1. Relevance to the meeting topic
  2. Significance of the scientific question and results
  3. Style
    • Organization (e.g. the abstract has a clear beginning, middle and end)
    • Grammar and spelling
  4. Clarity of scientific presentations
    • Clear question or hypothesis
    • Sufficient background
    • The experimental approach and rationale for the approach are clear
    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

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