32nd MD/PhD National Student Conference

Dillon, Colorado
Friday, July 14, 2017

About Keystone

Where should I stay?
Please read the following information from the resort about booking a room for the conference:
To ensure that rooming requirements can be accommodated properly, we ask that individual reservations be made on prior to Tuesday, June 14, 2017. Rooms will be booked based on space and availability after this time. The contracted rates will be honored up to 3 days before and 3 days after the meeting dates, based on availability.  Please call 800-258-0437 to make lodging reservations. Reference group code CZ8C17 to receive discounted rates. For further information visit their website at keystoneresort.com. If you would like to share a room with attendees from other MD/PhD programs, please see and like our conference facebook page​

How long should I plan on staying for the conference? 

Conference check-in opens at 2 pm and activities begin at 5 pm on Friday, July 14th.The conference concludes late Sunday evening and we recommend you plan to stay in Keystone through Monday morning, July 17.

How far Keystone is from Denver International Airport? 

98 miles, or about 2 hours in normal traffic (which can be unpredictable). You should plan flying in around noon on Friday, July 14th to allow yourself plenty of time to arrive in Keystone and get checked in by 5pm. Google Map 

How do I get to Keystone? 
Colorado Mountain Express is a shuttle service that is offering discounted rates to Keystone for conference attendees. Shared Ride Shuttles depart daily every 90 minutes. Colorado Mountain Express is offering a discounted rate to attendees from July 10th-24th. To receive the rate, attendees must use the discount code shown below.

Denver Intl. Airport to Keystone -- 9:30am-9:30pm
Keystone to Denver Intl. Airport -- 5:15am-5:45pm

Phone: 1-800-525-6363
Discount rate: $54 each direction.
Discount Code: MDPHD15

What should I bring with me? 
Sunscreen and Water Bottle: The elevation at Keystone ~9,300 ft. It's easy to get dehydrated, so drink plenty of water. This NEJM article​ has more information.
Jacket: Average July high and low are 74°F and 39°F. On Sunday morning there will be optional conference activities, some of which are outdoors. It might rain.  
Scientific Curiosity: It is a science conference, after all. 

Contact Information

  • About the Conference

    Each year, the University of Colorado Medical Scientist Training Program sponsors and coordinates the National MD/PhD Student Conference. Organized by the 3rd year MSTP students, the conference provides an opportunity for MD/PhD students around the country to present their work and interact with other students and prominent scientific investigators. What began as a small meeting in 1986 has grown into a gathering of over 200 students, faculty, and alumni from over 60 academic institutions in the United States and Canada. For more information including speakers, please go to the National MD/PhD Conference Website.


    2017 early registration deadline: June 13

    2017 late registration deadline: July 14

    Cancellation with Refund deadline: June 13

    Oral presentation and Travel Award submission deadline: May 19

    Abstract submission deadline (poster presentation): June 13

    Email: mdphdnationalconference@gmail.com

Payment Instructions

  • Checks can be made payable to "University of Colorado MSTP" and sent to the following address:

    University of Colorado MSTP
    12631 E. 17th Avenue
    Room 2601, Mail Stop B176
    Aurora, CO 80045

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