Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy: Taking a Place in Mainstream Oncology (C7)

Scientific Organizers: Robert D. Schreiber, James P. Allison, Philip D. Greenberg and Glenn Dranoff


March 19—23, 2017

Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada


Sponsored by Astellas Pharma Inc., AstraZeneca, BioLegend, Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Cell Research, Cell Signaling Technology, Inc., Genentech, Inc., Genmab A/S, ImmunoGen, Inc., Incyte Corporation, Juno Therapeutics, Merck & Co., Inc., Mersana Therapeutics, MorphoSys AG, OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ,Pfizer Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Roche, Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and TESARO, Inc. Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


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** Registration currently unavailable **



Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 16, 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 December 19, 2016)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: October 18, 2016


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: November 16, 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: December 19, 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 November 16, 2016)

Discounted Registration Deadline: January 18, 2017


Registration Fee: 845.00 USD* (includes 150.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 620.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 995.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 770.00 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

Tourism Whistler is offering a Flash Your Badge program to all Keystone Symposia attendees at local retailers and restaurants during the conference. There are over 50 partners involved in the program and to receive the discount, you just show your conference badge. A list of discounts can be found here here or you can scan a QR code found here to access the list.

Do you love to ski and are attending more than one Keystone Symposia conference this year? If so, you might want to consider purchasing a VAIL RESORT'S EPIC PASS! Now that ski resorts in Colorado, Park City, Whistler, Tahoe, and some in the Midwest and East are included in the pass, the value of the pass is covered in sometimes as little as 5-6 days of skiing. For more information on the pass as well as prices, restrictions and packages, click here.

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.

For the most comprehensive list of events, activities, and information, check out Tourism Whistler or Whistler Blackcomb
Flyfishing Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required Valley Fishing Guides, Ltd. provides discounted trips for Keystone Symposia attendees!

Mention the “KEYSTONE CONFERENCE” in order to receive a TBD% discount on Half-day or Full-day Guided Flyfishing Trips!

• TBD% discount on all purchases with rates starting under $TBD
• All gear is provided
• ADVANCE BOOKING is required at least 48 hours in advance
• Pick up may be available depending on the number of people, time, and prior booking.
• Pick-up available in Whistler only

For more information, call Clint at (877) 858-7688 or (604) 938-4458, or visit the website at:
Valley Fishing
Other FREE Shuttle/Bus available The Adventure Group, TAG, will have a desk at the conference to help book their unique adventure activities in Whistler. The following booking code can be used for a TBD% discount off any activity. For snowshoe and zipline tours this will work when booking online, but guests will need to call the TAG office toll free at 1-855-824-9955 to receive the discount on snowmobile tours. Booking code: CONFERENCE15H
Superfly Ziplines combines the exhilarating feeling of soaring through the air with the breathtaking beauty of Cougar Mountain. Our unique system allows two guests to ride side-by-side, each on their own cable during this incredibly scenic experience. Superfly Zipline
Enjoy the thrill of a Snowmobile Tour through the pristine backcountry on freshly groomed trails. A range of terrain allow for beginner, intermediate and advanced tour that are catered to varying ability levels. Snowmobile Tours
Our Whistler Snowshoeing Tours range from serene walks through old growth forests on Whistler Mountain, to vigorous treks on our backcountry trails. You don’t need to be a skier to enjoy all our mountains have to offer! Snowshoe Tours
Site Provided Discounts Walking distance Ziptrek Ziptrek Ecotours is the North American pioneer of zipline tours. With the most ziplines and tour options around, Ziptrek offers an entertaining combination of high-wire adventure and ecological exploration. Nestled in between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, above Fitzsimmons Creek, Ziptrek's tour area boasts spectacular tree top vistas.
Ziptrek
20% Off Promo Code: keystonewhistler2017

Valid on Bookings
March 13 to 31st 2017
Direct Bookings Only

Excludes packages/combos
Hiking Walking distance Car/Taxi required Several trails are easily accessible during the winter months with snow shoes. Rental stores are located throughout the village. The Whistler Village has an outdoor mall which is maintained for pedestrians all winter long.
Site Provided Activity Walking distance The Delegate Deal program: Please show your Keystone Symposia Badge to any of the these businesses for a discount. Click Here
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Skiing Walking distance Fairmont Chateau Whistler is a ski-in/ski-out hotel.
  More Ski Information: Discount Lift Tickets:  

Whistler Blackcomb is pleased to offer you great savings on lift tickets, lessons, and equipment rentals again in 2017!

Adult full day: $TBD
Adult 3/5 day pass: $TBD
Adult Afternoon: $TBD
PEAK 2 PEAK sightseeing pass: $TBD
Half day Lesson (Starts at 1pm): $TBD
Full day Lesson (Starts at 9am): $TBD
Half day Lift Ticket & Equipment Rental: $TBD
Beginner Half day lift/lesson/rental: $TBD
All rentals TBD% off walk up rates
Half Day Rental $TBD
Full Day Rental $TBD

Mobile Ticket Units will be available in the conference Registration area for each conference, as noted below, so that attendees can purchase discounted lift tickets on-site. After Registration, attendees can take advantage of the discounts offered by obtaining a VOUCHER from the Registration Desk and taking it to the ticket sales window at Whistler Blackcomb.

Mobile Ticket Unit schedule:
TBD 4-8 PM, TBD 8 AM-12PM

IF YOU WISH TO SKI PRIOR TO THE CONFERENCE DATES, in order to receive the discounted rate you must take a copy of your Keystone Symposia INVITATION LETTER (login to your KS account and print your Invitation Letter) to Guest Services in any of these three locations:
• Whistler Village next to the Gondola, under the Garibaldi Lift Co. restaurant;
• Blackcomb Day Lodge, next to the Wizard chair;
• Creekside, next to the Creekside Gondola.

For those who don't want to ski, but do want to take in the spectacular views available on the mountaintops, the PEAK to PEAK Sightseeing Pass is a great option! The Pass includes one ride up the mountain and one ride down the mountain, with as many rides across the mountain as you want to take in a day!

Equipment rentals:  (Please see Discount Lift Tickets, above, for rental package pricing.)

Ski Area Notes: 

Ski Area Website: http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com
Snowboarding Walking distance Whistler Blackcomb allows snowboarding and prices are the same as those for skiing. Equipment rental is available throughout the resort.
Snowshoeing Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Whistler is a great spot for snowshoeing. Equipment rentals and packages are available throughout the Village. For trails, rates and more information, go to Whistler Snowshoeing
X-country Skiing Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Cross country (nordic) skiing is one of Whistler's best kept - and most affordable! - secrets. No chairlift line ups here; just pure physical and mental fulfillment through majestic winter wonderland. Trail maps and rental equipment are available in sports shops throughout the village.

Cross Country Connection, 604-905-0071

Fitness Center Walking distance Whistler Core Fitness Centre, 604-905-7625
Library Walking distance Whistler Public Library, 604-935-8433
Movie Theaters Walking distance Village 8 Cinemas
Spa Walking distance Vida Spa
Swimming Walking distance Fairmont Chateau Whistler - Spa / Health Club

Galleries Walking distance Tourism Whistler - Arts and Culture in Whistler
Museums Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required The Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation have coexisted respectfully as neighbors since time immemorial. Having thrived on the bounty of the ocean, the rivers, and the land, the Nations live in close relationship with the natural world. Their cultures are grounded in rich, ancient traditions, and continue to grow and evolve in a modern world. The Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation built the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) to preserve their cultures and share those cultures with others. For more information, visit: SLCC

The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Center is open Tuesday-Sunday from 9:30-5:00pm. One hour guided tours start at 10 am and run every hour on the hour.

Keystone Symposia attendees have been extended a TBD% discount on all admission rates when they present their conference badge.

Bars/Pubs Walking distance The Chalet - Evening alpine cuisine and fondue dining mid December through March, located on-site at The Clubhouse.
The Clubhouse - Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the summer golf season, May through September.

Dining Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required The Fairmont Chateau Whistler presents a unique collection of Whistler restaurant options and family dining locations that capture the essence of Whistler's vibrant lifestyle. For a full list and links to menus click here.
The Wildflower Restaurant - Open for breakfast and dinner in Whistler. Sunday Brunch is offered on all major holidays (only).
The Grill Room - Fine dining Whistler restaurant showcasing chops, steak and seafood.
Portobello Market and Fresh Bakery - Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Mallard Lounge and Terrace, Private Spirit Room - Open daily for lunch, light evening meals and cocktails.
Whistler family friendly restaurant locations - children's menus and kid friendly Whistler dining locations at The Fairmont
Whistler Dining provides an extensive list of restaurants in the village at Whistler.
Market/Grocery Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Nesters Market & Pharmacy is located at 7019 Nesters Road, RR 7, and is a great full service market. Stock up on goodies for your room or condo! Nesters Market and Wellness Centre Whistler, 604-932-3545
Amounts are in Canadian dollars
The above information is provided as a courtesy to our conferees and is subject to change without notice.