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Regenerative Biology and Applications: Cell Differentiation, Tissue Organization and Biomedical Engineering (T3)

Scientific Organizers: Paul K.H. Tam, Urban Lendahl and Freda D. Miller


October 15—19, 2017

Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong


Organized in Collaboration with the Croucher Foundation and The University of Hong Kong; Held in honor of the 130th Anniversary of The University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine


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DEADLINES:
Travel Award Deadline: Jun 13, 2017 [details]
Scholarship Deadline: Jun 15, 2017 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Jun 15, 2017 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Jul 13, 2017 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Aug 15, 2017 [details]

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Submit an Abstract Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2018-T3 "Regenerative Biology and Applications: Cell Differentiation, Tissue Organization and Biomedical Engineering" 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 June 15, 2017 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After June 15, 2017 until July 13, 2017 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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June 15, 2017 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On August 15, 2017 920.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After August 15, 2017 1120.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On August 15, 2017 695.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After August 15, 2017 895.00 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: June 15, 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 July 13, 2017)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: June 13, 2017


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: June 15, 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: July 13, 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 June 15, 2017)

Discounted Registration Deadline: August 15, 2017


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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Keystone Symposia has received funding from the University of Hong Kong and Croucher Foundation to subsidize a limited number of registration fees for local scientists, students and post-doctoral associates to attend and participate in this Keystone Symposia conference.

Who can Apply: Scientists, students and post-doctoral fellows residing and working in the local region. This money is intended to enable individuals with financial need to attend the meeting who would not otherwise be able to participate. This support is for registration fees only. The awardee must arrange for their own transportation, accommodation and food expenses.

How to Apply: Send an email to awards@keystonesymposia.org with the following information: Name, Occupation, Degree, Institute, Area of Research or study, and a short statement explaining why attending this meeting would benefit your research, training, or career goals.

Deadline: Midnight US Mountain Time (MST) on July 27, 2017

We look forward to receiving your application. All applications will receive email confirmation of receipt. Awardees will be assisted in the registration process. Declined applications will receive notice in advance of the discounted registration deadline.

Scholarship / Award Information


Travel Award Deadline: June 13, 2017 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
NOTE: Please use the appropriate button above to Apply for a Scholarship or a Travel Award

University of Hong Kong/Croucher Foundation Travel Awards

Keystone Symposia has received a grant from the University of Hong Kong and the Croucher Foundation to fund travel awards. University of Hong Kong/Croucher Foundation Travel Awards enable attendance of students, postdoctoral fellows and regional scientists from East and Southeast Asia to attend the Keystone Symposia conference on “Regenerative Biology and Applications: Cell Differentiation, Tissue Organization and Biomedical Engineering”.

Keystone Symposia encourages all eligible applicants (see country list below) to apply for these valuable awards. The award will help defray the expenses of conference attendance up to 2,000 USD to include: registration, lodging, airfare and ground transportation from/to host airport to the conference site. Awardees will be responsible for arranging their own travel. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement of listed expenses. Awardees should be prepared for any unexpected costs of travel that may arise, such as those associated with flight changes, visa application fees, etc. The awardee accepts responsibility for such costs.

  • The amount of the awards will up to 2,000 USD. Registration fees will be paid in-kind and deducted from the 2,000 USD award total.
  • Awards will be based on review of application content by the CEO and/or CSO of Keystone Symposia.
  • The number of awards is contingent on funding received for this program.

Main criteria for selection are as follows:

  • The application articulates why participation in the meeting would benefit the applicant's research endeavors.
  • The application includes some indication that the applicant's participation will have an impact beyond the applicant alone, e.g., initiation of new collaborations, teaching, etc.
  • The application includes a clear indication that the applicant is both working in the area covered by the meeting and making a clinically or scientifically significant contribution to the area.

Eligibility


To be eligible for this Travel Award, you must:

  • Be a citizen from one of the following East and Southeast Asian countries: Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, North Korea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Be a regional scientist, post-doctoral associate, or student residing and working in listed East and Southeast Asian countries.
  • Per the terms of this award, an applicant is eligible to receive one award per meeting year (July 1st - June 30th).

Application Process


To apply for the travel award, click on the "Apply For Travel Award" link above. You will be required to login to your account or create an account. If you create a new account, you will then need to come back to the meeting page for Regenerative Biology and Applications: Cell Differentiation, Tissue Organization and Biomedical Engineering (T3) to get to the link for application.

We will not accept any parts of the application via email or fax. Everything needs to be completed through your account online.

Note that you may apply for both a Travel Award and Scholarship but can only receive one.

If you have any additional questions, please contact scholarships@keystonesymposia.org.

Scholarship Deadline: June 15, 2017 (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

Scholarships

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.


Eligibility


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.

  • Verify your contact information
  • Submit an abstract for the meeting to which you are applying (with paid abstract fee)
  • Have your mentor submit a letter via our website to verify your status as a student or postdoc

  See the Scholarship FAQ's

Underrepresented Trainee Scholarships are also available...
Please Click Here for more information about Underrepresented Trainee Scholarship.

  See the Underrepresented Trainee Scholarship FAQ's


If you have any questions, please contact scholarships@keystonesymposia.org.