Autophagy Network Integration in Health and Disease (B2)

Scientific Organizers: Ivan Dikic, Katja Simon and J. Wade Harper


February 12—16, 2017

Copper Mountain Resort, Copper Mountain, Colorado, USA


Sponsored by Cell Research, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research and Shire Human Genetic Therapies


BEWARE of booking lodging through companies unaffiliated with Keystone Symposia. Click here for more details.

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** Meeting has ended **

Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 11, 2016


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is November 15, 2016)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


Click here to learn more about Global Health Travel Awards.

Scholarship Deadline: October 11, 2016


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

Click here to learn more about Scholarships.

Abstract Deadline: November 15, 2016


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is October 11, 2016)

Discounted Registration Deadline: December 23, 2016


Registration Fee: 795.00 USD* (includes 150.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 570.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 945.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 720.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

Please be advised that a few meeting participants have received calls and emails from a number of different housing services - "Exhibitors Housing Services", "Global Housing", etc. THESE COMPANIES ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH KEYSTONE SYMPOSIA and are not authorized by Keystone Symposia to contact you. These companies may tell you that the meeting is filling and seek to take your lodging reservation and obtain your credit card number. We highly recommend that you not make a reservation with these companies or any other housing service! These companies' representations to participants have been misleading. Please report to Keystone Symposia any calls or correspondence you might have received and book only through the lodging link on our website, an established travel agency, or directly with the hotel.

Things to Do

Walking distance  = Walking distance (within 1/2 mile of conference center)  FREE Shuttle/Bus available  = FREE Shuttle/Bus available
Shuttle/Bus required  = Shuttle/Bus required  Car/Taxi required  = Car/Taxi required  not available  = Not Available

Suggestion: To find other attendees who may want to join you in activities, use the message board located near the Registration Desk. Post your contact information and activity of interest, and be sure to check the message board during the meeting for posts by fellow attendees.
Not a skier? Take in the snow-in-your-face thrill of snow tubing, stop by the CopperCade or unwind at the Athletic Club with a swim in the pool. Perhaps you would like a horse drawn sleigh ride through Rocky Mountain National Forest, culminating in a scrumptious cowboy dinner in an authentic 18th century miner's tent. Other seasonal activities include snowshoeing, snowmobiling or fishing in this Colorado winter wonderland.
Skiing Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Copper Mountain Ski Resort
  More Ski Information: Discount Lift Tickets:  
Copper Mountain is pleased to offer you great savings on Lift Tickets. Click here to view the 2016-2017 lift ticket rates for conference attendees. If you would like to prepurchase lift tickets, call group reservations (866-837-2996) and have it added to your already existing lodging reservation. All attendees who want to purchase discounted lift tickets on site must go to Group Ticketing (located at the Guest Services area in the Copper Sports Center) between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm and pay at time of purchase with a credit card. All Keystone Symposia attendees will need to show their name badge in order to have these rates honored. Ticket prices are subject to change.

Copper is also offering great discounted rates on ski school packages for adults (full day and half day available) and kids (full day available) lessons. Click here to view the 2016-2017 ski school rates for conference attendees. If you would like to prepurchase ski school, call group reservations (866-837-2996) and have it added to your already existing lodging reservation.

Adaptive Skiing and Snowboarding:
The Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) provides lessons for all adaptive needs for adults and kids with mental and physical disabilities. To get more information, click here, or call 970-453-6422 or 1-800-383-2632

Equipment rentals: 
Copper Mountain is pleased to offer you great savings on Equipment Rentals. Click here to view the 2016-2017 equipment rental rates for conference attendees. If you would like to prepurchase equipment rentals, call group reservations (866-837-2996) and have it added to your already existing lodging reservation. All attendees who want to purchase discounted equipment rentals on site must go to Group Ticketing (located at the Guest Services area in the Copper Sports Center) between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm and get a voucher that you will take to the rental shop located in the same area. All Keystone Symposia attendees will need to show their name badge in order to have these rates honored.

Ski Area Notes:  Free Mountain Orientation Tours: Come and "meet the mountain" with our Resort Ambassadors on one of our free mountain orientation tours, three options offered. Ideal for first-time visitors but just as enjoyable for our returning guests, our tours highlight Copper's unique naturally-divided terrain. For more details on this free tour Click here


Ski Area Website: www.coppercolorado.com/

Ski-In/Ski-Out...be on and off the slopes quickly!
Ice Skating Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available West Lake Ice Skating
Other Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Copper Mountain Tubing Hill, 866-416-9874, Book in advance and save TBD%.
Alpine Rush Zip Line,
Town of Frisco Activities, 800-424-1554

Spa Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Copper Mountain Spa, 970-968-3025
Other Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Town of Frisco Activities, 800-424-1554
Fitness Center Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Copper Mountain Athletic Club, 970-968-3025
Swimming Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Copper Mountain Athletic Club, 970-968-3025

Other Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Discover the Town of Frisco, 800-424-1554
The Outlets at Silverthorne provide a discount shopping experience and is just a short car ride from Copper or a combination of two free Summit Stage buses. Outlets at Silverthorne Make sure to pick up a savings pass from the registration area for even more savings on the most popular brands and stores.

Dining Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required
Copper Mountain Dining
Amounts are in US dollars
The above information is provided as a courtesy to our conferees and is subject to change without notice.