Cancer Immunotherapy: Combinations (C5)

Scientific Organizers: Chris Boshoff, Lieping Chen and Lisa Coussens


March 23—27, 2018

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Montreal, Québec, Canada


Held in honor of cancer immunotherapy research pioneers Dr. Alan Korman and Dr. Nils Lonberg, thanks to generous support from an anonymous donor.

Sponsored by BioLegend, Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Cancer Research UK, Cell Research, Genentech, Inc., Incyte Corporation, MedImmune, Merck & Co., Inc., OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Pfizer Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Surface Oncology,Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, TESARO, Inc. and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.


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** Meeting has ended **

Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 21, 2017

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

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, 2017)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


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.


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Scholarship Deadline: November 21, 2017

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


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.

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Abstract Deadline: December 19, 2017

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


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 21, 2017)

Discounted Registration Deadline: January 16, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 920.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 695.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1120.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 895.00 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.

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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 any calls or correspondence you might have received to Keystone Symposia and book only through lodging links in your Keystone Symposia account, an established travel agency or directly with the hotel(s) listed on our website.

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.

To see what's happening in the city of Montreal during the conference, visit Bonjour Quebec.

Also, make sure you check out The Underground City. It's Montreal's answer to the region's winter!
Skiing Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Keystone Symposia is organizing an excursion on Monday, March 26 to Sommet Saint-Sauveur ski area (Click here for more information about the area.) The bus will depart shortly after the morning plenary is complete (around 11:45) and return in time for the evening plenary session that begins at 17:00. Depending on traffic, expect about 2 ½-3 hours of time on the ski hill.

The ski area is currently offering a package that includes transportation, rentals and a lift ticket for only $75 CAD (approx. $60 USD). This amount can be paid onsite to a Keystone representative in CANADIAN DOLLARS ONLY AND EXACT CHANGE – NO CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED. However, the ski resort needs to have measurements for rental equipment in advance to ensure proper inventory is on hand. Please fill out the form found here to reserve your equipment and email it to our office at marcusf@keystonesymposia.org. If you don’t reserve in advance, the ski area cannot guarantee availability. SPACE IS LIMITED!!!

If you will be bringing your own equipment but would still like to ski, please email our office at marcusf@keystonesymposia.org to reserve your seat on the bus. SPACE IS LIMITED!!!

Interested in skiing at the famous Mont Tremblant Resort either before or after the meeting? Keystone Symposia has negotiated discounted rates for lodging at the Fairmont Tremblant hotel. Click here to access those discounted rates for BEFORE THE MEETING or click here to access those discounted rates for AFTER THE MEETING.
  More Ski Information: Discount Lift Tickets:  
Lift tickets for Mont Tremblant can be purchased here. Tickets purchased 72 hours or more in advance are eligible for a 20% discount.

Transportation to and from Mont Tremblant and the airport can be arranged through Mont Tremblant Express.

Other Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Click here for the most complete guide to all the things to do, see and experience in the city of Montreal.
Sightseeing Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Keystone Symposia will offer a guided 2 hour long walking tour of the historic areas of downtown and old town Montreal. This includes the beautiful Notre Dame Basilica, charming Saint Paul Street, City Hall, and the impressive architecture of Montreal’s various public squares, markets and monuments. Tours will depart from the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth at 13:00 on both Sunday, March 25 and Tuesday, March 27. There is no cost to our attendees but YOU MUST EMAIL OUR OFFICE AT marcusf@keystonesymposia.org BY THURSDAY, MARCH 22 IN ORDER TO RESERVE A SPOT. SPACE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 60 RESPONSES!

Ste-Catherine Street West Montreal's liveliest street, filled with limitless shopping opportunities, eateries and popular nightspots.

Click here to see all that the area has to offer.

A quick 5 minute walk from the hotel (1 block north of the Queen Elizabeth) will bring you to one of Canada’s bustling shopping streets. You will have many shops, restaurants, and pubs to choose from.
Start at the eastern edge of the Ste-Catherine strip at Phillips Square, an often overlooked square in the heart of downtown, just south of Ste-Catherine Street. Have lunch at Le Grand Comptoir, a casual french bistro offers good french cuisine at a very decent price or shop for jewels at the famous Birk's jewellers on the northwest corner of the Square.
After having lunch, begin your shopping adventure at La Baie (the Hudson’s Bay Company). The Bay – Canada's oldest department store, incorporated in 1670 when a royal charter was granted by King Charles II, is alive and well in the new millennium, with many shopping opportunities.
Continue heading west on the Ste-Catherine to explore the various boutiques from French Connection to Nine West – Ste-Catherine has it all.
At the corner of de la Montagne Street and Ste-Catherine, you will find Ogilvy’s, one of Montreal’s higher end department stores.
Walk into the grand main floor of this building where you can find several of the latest high end fashions: Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Michael Kors, Aquascutum and many more!
Head up de la Montagne street to explore the local designer boutiques. Wind down the afternoon on Crescent Street. It is lined with pubs and restaurants such as Newtown, where you can enjoy a cocktail on the rooftop patio with a view of the downtown area. (in the summer months of course!)

Other Walking distance The Underground City: Montreal's answer to the region's winter, the Underground City refers to the extensive web of train stations, restaurants, department stores and hotels all connected underground. From the hotel, begin your journey underground by accessing the Place Ville Marie. The Place Ville Marie’s subterranean complex was the birthplace of Montreal’s Underground City. Approximately 60 boutiques are within the Place Ville Marie. Adjacent to the Place Ville Marie, Montreal’s Eaton Centre stands in the centre of the entire underground network. The Montreal Eaton Centre is home to 175 shops, services, 32 restaurants and is also undoubtedly downtown Montreal’s largest shopping centre. Continuing through the vast network of pedestrian tunnels, you will come across the Carrefour Industrielle Alliance, its main anchor tenant being the famous Quebec-only department store – Simons. La Maison Simons offers a vast array of men’s and women’s apparel...not to be missed. Heading west from Simons, you will find Les Cours Mont-Royal – what used to be the Mount-Royal Hotel now transformed into an intricate upscale shopping centre featuring boutiques such as: DKNY, Club Monaco, Harry Rosen, Style Exchange to name a few.


Galleries Walking distance Car/Taxi required There are many art galleries to peruse in Montreal.
Click here for more information!
Museums Walking distance Car/Taxi required Montreal is home to a surplus of museums celebrated throughout the nation.
Click here for Montreal museum listings and information!

Dining Guide to Montreal
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And Click here for the top 10 restaurants in Montreal!

Dining Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required
Olive et Gourmando is a favorite with artists and performers and sits center stage in Old Montreal. Located on Rue St. Paul, this popular cafe and bakery offers dine-in breakfast and lunch options unique to Montreal. It is also a great place to pick up provisions for a picnic on the banks of the St. Lawrence River in the Old Port - think goat cheese panini!
F Bar is small but trendy spot located in Quartier des Spectacles, a cultural complex that includes five theaters, a contemporary arts museum and a new hall for the city's symphony. Enjoy one of a dozen wine choices in the bar's sky-lit room overlooking the sparkling waters of a fountain-filled plaza.
Don't miss a trip to Les 400 Coups on Rue Notre Dame in Old Montreal! Choices include quaint offerings of seafood and vegetables, unique wines and to-die-for desserts... one magnificent option is the lime curd, which blends pistachios with gin, cucumbers, cilantro and vanilla.
Market/Grocery Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Olives & Epices is a not-to-be-missed shop located in the Jean-Talon Market. Husband and wife team Philippe and Ethne de Vienne offer guests an eye-popping variety of spices including canned Iranian saffron, vanilla from Madagascar,Trinidadian tonka beans, and a grand selection of olives from the Mediterranean. Step a few doors down to La Depense to pick up a selection of exotic canned goods, sauces, and preserves from all over the world.
Amounts are in Canadian dollars
The above information is provided as a courtesy to our conferees and is subject to change without notice.