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This meeting took place in 2004

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New Advances in Drug Discovery (F2)

Organizer(s) Christine M. Debouck, Joshua Boger and Paul A. Bartlett
March 21—26, 2004
Keystone Resort • Keystone, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Nov 21, 2003
Late Abstract Deadline:
Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 21, 2004

Sponsored by ICOS Corporation

Summary of Meeting:
This Keystone Symposium is intended to bring together a multidisciplinary cross-section of scientists to openly discuss the most exciting recent advances in industry and academia in areas related to drug discovery and development. The completion of the human genome provides unique opportunities to enhance drug discovery through the utilization of sequence information, as well as of application of new tools to elucidate gene function in health and disease. In addition, a variety of novel technologies impacting chemistry and pharmacology promise to improve the speed and success rate of drug discovery and development. The meeting will focus on success stories in drug discovery, as well as highlight the impact of new technologies. Sessions will cover drug candidates in advanced clinical development; technology breakthroughs impacting the early stages of drug discovery; novel approaches for target validation; in vivo imaging technologies; new therapeutic target classes; initiatives influencing what compounds to make to increase development success rate; and, new strategies for clinical evaluation of drug candidates.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
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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

Application Process

If you are eligible and wish to be considered for a scholarship, you should complete all of the following by the scholarship deadline for the meeting you wish to attend. It is recommended you begin these steps in advance of the deadline date to ensure completion.

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