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GPCR Structure and Function: Taking GPCR Drug Development and Discovery to the Next Level (B8)

Scientific Organizers: Roger K. Sunahara and Christian Felder


February 16—20, 2018

Eldorado Hotel & Spa, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA


Sponsored by Novo Nordisk A/S


IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT. Abstracts received can no longer be considered for oral short talks. Abstracts for poster display opportunities will be accepted until 6 weeks before meeting start date midnight MST.
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DEADLINES:
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 17, 2017 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 17, 2017 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Nov 15, 2017 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Dec 18, 2017 [details]

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Submit an Abstract Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2018-B8 "GPCR Structure and Function: Taking GPCR Drug Development and Discovery to the Next Level" conference only.

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

Deadline Date Cost
Discounted Abstract Deadline
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Before and On October 17, 2017 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After October 17, 2017 until January 5, 2018 100.00 USD*
* 50.00 USD of Abstract fee deducted from your registration fee when you register for this meeting
Scholarship
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October 17, 2017 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On December 18, 2017 820.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After December 18, 2017 1020.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On December 18, 2017 595.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After December 18, 2017 795.00 USD

* Changes in payment type that result in a refund are subject to a processing fee.
* Currency exchange gains/losses are the responsibility of the registrant and the Keystone Symposia will accept no liability for money loss through bank charges, transfers or currency fluctuations.




Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 17, 2017


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, 2017)

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.


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Scholarship Deadline: October 17, 2017


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, 2017


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 17, 2017)

Discounted Registration Deadline: December 18, 2017


Registration Fee: 820.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 595.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1020.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 795.00 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.
No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


The meeting will begin on Friday, February 16 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Tuesday, February 20 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:15, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Wednesday, February 21 in order to fully experience the meeting.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

Eldorado Lounge
18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Eldorado Lounge

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Anasazi Ballroom
08:00—09:00
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/16/2018

Eldorado A
Brian K. Kobilka, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
The Structural Dynamics of GPCR Activation

09:00—11:15
Structure and Function of GPCRs I
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/16/2018
Cutting edge research in GPCR structure and function using state of the art structural and biochemical approaches.

Eldorado A
Robert Scott Prosser, University of Toronto, Canada
Molecular Underpinnings of GPCR Pharmacology and Mechanisms of GPCR Activation. Spectroscopic Studies of the Adenosine A2A Receptor

Coffee Break

Beili Wu, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, CAS, China
Structure of the Full-Length Glucagon Receptor

Scott C. Blanchard, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA
Single-Molecule Analysis of Ligand Efficacy in β2AR-G Protein Activation

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

Eldorado B
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Eldorado B
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Concourse
17:00—19:00
Structure and Function of GPCRs II
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/16/2018
Structural aspects of arrestin-GPCR complexes and their implication to signaling bias.

Eldorado A
Tracy M. Handel, University of California, San Diego, USA
Structure and Signaling Mechanisms of G Protein-Coupled and β-Arrestin-Biased Chemokine Receptors

Eric Xu, Van Andel Institute, USA
Molecular Assembly of Rhodopsin with GRK1 and Arrestin

Ka Young Chung, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
Conformational Mechanism of GPCR Signaling Analyzed by Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange Mass Spectrometry

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Eldorado B
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Eldorado B

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Anasazi Ballroom
08:00—11:00
GPCRs: Naturally Great Drug Targets
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/16/2018
Use of cutting edge approaches in GPCR drug discovery and development.

Eldorado A
Nagarajan Vaidehi, City of Hope National Medical Center, USA
Information Pipelines: Forward and Reverse Allostery in GPCRs

Fiona H. Marshall, Heptares Therapeutics Ltd., UK
Using X-Ray Structures of GPCRs to Guide Drug Discovery - Challenges for Allosteric Modulators

Coffee Break

Arthur Christopoulos, Monash University, Australia
GPCR allosteric modulators: Discovery and relevance to disease context

Daniel Rosenbaum, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Structure-Function of the CB1 Cannabinoid Receptor

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Eldorado B
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Eldorado B
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Concourse
17:00—19:00
Novel Approaches to Drug Action and Discovery
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/16/2018
Use of novel approaches to study the mechanism of action of drugs and their future use in drug discovery.

Eldorado A
Dirk Trauner, New York University, USA
How to Convert Any GPCR Into a Photoreceptor

Bryan Roth, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
New Technologies for Illuminating the Druggable GPCR-ome

Jeffrey Conn, Vanderbilt University, USA
Genetic Insights Lead to Discovery of Selective mGlu1 and mGlu3 Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor PAMs as Potential Treatments for Schizophrenia

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Eldorado B
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Eldorado B

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Anasazi Ballroom
08:00—11:00
Complexity of Cellular Signaling
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/16/2018
Complexity of GPCR-mediated signaling in cells where cellular context and sub-cellular distribution may play a role in specific signal transduction pathway activation.

Eldorado A
Mark von Zastrow, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Subcellular Organization of GPCR Signaling

Madan Babu Mohan, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
Common Structural Patterns in GPCR-G Protein Signaling

Coffee Break

Ron O. Dror, Stanford University, USA
One Receptor, Many Partners. How Do GPCRs Stimulate Diverse Signaling Proteins?

Martin J. Lohse, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany
The Kinetics of Biased Signaling in GPCRs

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Eldorado B
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Eldorado B
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Concourse
17:00—19:00
The GPCR Superfamily: Broad Mechanisms of Action
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/16/2018
Broad mechanisms of activation of various members of the GPCR superfamily and their implications in disease.

Eldorado A
Gregory Tall, University of Michigan Medical School, USA
Adhesion GPCRs: A One and Done Family of Receptors and their Implications in Disease

Susan G. Amara, NIMH, National Institutes of Health, USA
GPCR Signaling in Dopamine Neurons: An Intracellular Trace-Amine Receptor, TAAR1, Mediates the Actions of Amphetamines

Patrick M. Sexton, Monash University, Australia
Structure and Function of Class B GPCRs

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Eldorado B
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3

Eldorado B

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Anasazi Ballroom
08:00—11:00
GPCRs in vivo: Implications to Disease
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/16/2018
GPCR signaling in disease using various animal models to predict and/or simulate human disease.

Eldorado A
Kathleen M. Caron, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
RAMPS: The Natural Allosteric Modulators and their Role in Disease

Michael R. Bruchas, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Optical Approaches for Dissecting GPCR Signaling in Motivated Behavior

Coffee Break

J. Silvio Gutkind, University of California, San Diego, USA
GPCR and G Protein Mutations in Cancer

Andrew B. Tobin, University of Glasgow, Scotland
From Cognition to Seizures: Novel Molecular Mechanism Underlying Key Muscarinic Receptor Action

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Concourse
17:00—19:00
Drug Discovery and the Realistic Process
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/16/2018
Drug discovery and development from the industrial perspective. The discussion will focus on how target validation, PK/PD, medicinal chemistry, clinical trials and time influence successful drug development.

Eldorado A
Christian C. Felder, Eli Lilly and Company, USA
Drug Discovery Meets External Innovation in the Development of Selective GPCR Ligands

Steve Hitchcock, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International Co., USA
Talk Title to be Announced

Speaker to be Announced

19:00—19:15
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/16/2018

Eldorado A
19:15—20:15
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Eldorado B
20:00—23:00
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.

Eldorado B

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



We gratefully acknowledge support for this conference from:


Directors' Fund


These generous unrestricted gifts allow our Directors to schedule meetings in a wide variety of important areas, many of which are in the early stages of research.

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Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor for generously supporting this meeting:

Novo Nordisk A/S

We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:

Eurofins DiscoverX Corporation Thermo Fisher Scientific

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