Keystone Symposia

This meeting took place in 2007

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The Potent New Anti-Tumor Immunotherapies (D1)

Organizer(s) Nicholas P. Restifo
March 28—April 2, 2007
Fairmont Banff Springs • Banff, AB Canada
Abstract Deadline: Nov 28, 2006
Late Abstract Deadline: Jan 12, 2007
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 28, 2006
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 29, 2007

Sponsored by sanofi-aventis

Summary of Meeting:
For the first time, significant numbers of patients with some solid cancer histologies can be successfully treated using immunological means. Progress in our understanding of immune activation, homeostasis and regulation has reached a “tipping point” that has enabled the development of multiple anti-tumor immune-based strategies. Adoptive cell transfer (ACT) of anti-tumor T cells after the depletion host immune cells causes objective regression in about 50% of the patients. Work on therapeutic cancer vaccines is intensive and will actively be discussed at the meeting. The challenge now is to control and direct the potent new weapons in at the immunotherapist’s disposal. This meeting will bring the key scientists who are securing the basic foundations of the new immunology and the translational immunotherapists who are pioneering strategies that objectively work in the clinic.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: November 28, 2006 (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

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