KEYSTONE SYMPOSIA ON MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY

Accelerating Life Science Discovery

aka Keystone Symposia   |   Silverthorne, CO   |  www.keystonesymposia.org

Mission

Keystone Symposia will serve as a catalyst for the advancement of biomedical and life sciences by connecting scientists within and across disciplines at conferences and workshops held at venues that create an environment conducive to information exchange, generation of new ideas, and acceleration of applications that benefit society.

Ruling year info

1996

CEO/President

Debbie Johnson

Chief Scientific Officer

Thale Jarvis

Main address

PO Box 1630

Silverthorne, CO 80498 USA

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EIN

84-1326605

NTEE code info

Professional Societies, Associations (H03)

Medical Specialty Research (H90)

Professional Societies, Associations (U03)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Keystone Symposia provides educational opportunities for students, fellows, underrepresented groups, and participants from developing countries in order to enhance diversity in science and expand science capacity worldwide. We seek funding to support these travel stipends and other educational opportunities that are a part of our scientific conferences.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Scientific Conferences on Biomedical Research

Keystone Symposia has a 35-year history of organizing high quality scientific conferences to connect the scientific community and accelerate discoveries that benefit society. Our meetings are designed to encourage discussion of the newest ideas, discoveries, and technologies in an atmosphere conducive to creative thinking. In short, our organization strives to be a catalyst for the advancement of the life sciences and the knowledge needed to produce beneficial results.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of conferences held

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Scientific Conferences on Biomedical Research

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Keystone Symposia's mission states that it “will serve as a catalyst for the advancement of biomedical life sciences by connecting scientists within and across disciplines at conferences and workshops held at venues that create an environment conducive to information exchange, generation of new ideas and acceleration of applications that benefit society “. Our global expansion effort is aimed at bringing the Keystone Symposia brand to other countries with an emphasis on training and mentoring,

The Keystone Symposia business plan called for an increase in the annual number of Keystone Symposia Conferences.

•Keystone Symposia awarded 349 scholarships for conference attendance to deserving graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, funded by its own operating fund as well as generous donor and grant support.

•Women were well-represented among scholarship recipients (51%). Twenty-five scholarships were awarded to students and postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented backgrounds.

•Global Health Travel Awards funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation enabled 181 investigators and clinicians from developing countries to attend meetings in the 2018 Keystone Symposia Global Health Series.

•Attendees completing the exit surveys gave high ratings for professional development opportunities at Keystone Symposia conferences regardless of career stage, affiliation or meeting role. Seventy-nine percent agreed that they made a useful contact at the conference they attended that will lead to a collaboration or sharing of information, data or techniques. Similarly, respondents recognized that the conference had the potential to impact their research regardless of career stage or affiliation. Eighty-eight percent of attendees agreed that the conference facilitated interactions between junior and senior investigators.

•Exit survey respondents reported very high ratings for the scientific content of the conferences regardless of age, region, affiliation or occupation, continuing the same trend observed over the last few years. Ninety-two percent of participants rated the scientific content "Excellent" or "Very Good."

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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KEYSTONE SYMPOSIA ON MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY

Board of directors
as of 4/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Walter Moos

Ralph Bradshaw

Juleen Zierath

Vishva Dixit

E. Dale Abel

Walter Moos

Margaret "Peggy" Goodell

Juan Carlos Lopez

Anne O'Garra

Bei Zhang

Robert Califf

Ian Colrain

Cherie Butts

Tony Hunter

Geoffrey Ginsburg

Herbert De'Broski

Mattias Fyrenius

Veronique Kiermer

Lori Sussel

Maria Freire

Debbie Johnson

Thale Jarvis

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/21/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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