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This meeting took place in 2009

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Antibodies as Drugs (X7)

Organizer(s) James D. Marks, E. Sally Ward and Louis M. Weiner
March 27—April 1, 2009
Whistler Conference Centre • Whistler, BC Canada
Abstract Deadline: Dec 1, 2008
Late Abstract Deadline: Dec 29, 2008
Scholarship Deadline: Dec 1, 2008
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 27, 2009

Sponsored by Pfizer Global Research & Development

Summary of Meeting:
Despite being theorized more than 100 years ago as the “magic bullets” to treat a range of diseases, it is only within the last 10 years that antibodies have become an important class of therapeutics. This meeting will bring together experts from academia and industry to discuss the current state of antibody therapeutics, their mechanism of action in a range of medical indications, novel approaches to improving discovery, manufacturing, formulation, and pharmacokinetics, methods to predict and increase therapeutic efficacy, as well as novel therapeutic opportunities in cancer, infectious diseases, allergy, inflammatory diseases, and the neurosciences. This meeting will be of interest to academic and industry scientists working in all these fields.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: December 1, 2008 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
NOTE: Please use the button above to Apply for a Scholarship


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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