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FOCIS 2018

FOCIS is the meeting in translational immunology that will give you a competitive edge in your career. Stay ahead of the curve with leading clinicians and researchers delivering the latest breakthroughs across immune-mediated diseases. Focusing on molecular pathways and their implications in human disease provides the unique opportunity for innovative thinking and apply ideas from the pathologies of other diseases to uncover novel solutions to challenges in the diseases you study.

Meeting Venue

San Francisco Marriott Marquis
780 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Mark Your Calendar

Registration opens on Monday, October 16, so make sure to reserve your spot to attend the premier meeting in translational immunology! Don’t miss these important deadlines:

  • October 16, 2017 - Conference registration, abstract submission, hotel reservations open
  • January 24, 2018 – Abstract submission deadline
  • April 6, 2018 – Late-breaking abstract submission deadline
  • May 29, 2018 – Headquarter hotel room reservation discount deadline
  • June 20-23 – FOCIS 2018 in San Francisco, California.

View the Preliminary Program

Look at the innovative lineup of topics and presenters on the FOCIS 2018 preliminary program. Additional presenters and topics will be announced as they are confirmed, so stay tuned!

Submit an Abstract

Come to San Francisco and present your science at the only multi-disciplinary forum in the field of immunology. Share your findings during oral abstract presentations and poster sessions. Travel awards are available for top-ranked science.

Member Society Symposia Invitation

Member Societies are invited to participate in FOCIS 2017 by hosting a complimentary Member Society symposium. To submit your proposal, complete the 2018 Member Society Symposium application. Submissions will be accepted through Friday, November 3, 2017. 

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

In the past, FOCIS has made it possible for meeting participants to obtain CME credit for attending the annual meeting. To enable all those involved in the research and treatment of immune-mediated diseases to participate in the exchange of ideas that contribute to the forward motion of the field, FOCIS will not offer CME credit for FOCIS 2018. Certificates of attendance will be available upon request.

Supporter and Exhibitor Opportunities

FOCIS values industry collaboration and has worked hard to provide opportunities to boost visibility, educate and provide return on investment. To explore these opportunities further, please view the 2018 Sponsorship Prospectus or contact Executive Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Program Committee

We extend a warm thank you to the committee for their time, and expertise:

William Robinson, MDwilliam-robinson
Chair
Stanford University

buckner jane 0Jane Buckner, MD
Co-chair
Benaroya Research Institute

   

andersonMark Anderson, MD
University of California, San Francisco

Maria Grazia Roncarolo croppedMaria-Grazia Roncarolo, MD
Stanford University

Finn OliveraOlivera Finn, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

maltzmanJonathan Maltzman, MD, PhD
Stanford University

jordan-poberJordan Pober, MD, PhD
Yale University

Daniel RotrosenDaniel Rotrosen, MD
National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, NIH

Supporter and Exhibitor Opportunities

FOCIS values industry collaboration and has worked hard to provide opportunities to boost visibility, educate and provide return on investment. To explore these opportunities further, please contact Executive Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

See you in San Francisco! #FOCIS

Future FOCIS Meetings

2018

Advanced Course in Basic and Clinical Immunology
February 18-21, 2018
The Scott Resort & Spa
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

FOCIS 2018
June 20-23, 2018
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
San Francisco, California, USA

Basic Immunology in Medicine
June 19, 2018
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
San Francisco, California, USA

Computational Immunology
June 19, 2018
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
San Francisco, California, USA

Interventional Immunology
June 20, 2018
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
San Francisco, California, USA

2019

FOCIS 2019
June 17-20, 2019
Boston Marriott Copley Place
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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The FOCIS Foundation is excited to announce its first-ever charity event, "Take me out to the Ballgame", on a Wrigley Field rooftop on Saturday, June 28 at 6:15 pm, shortly after the close of FOCIS 2014. This event provides a great opportunity to network with FOCIS Key Opinion Leaders, researchers, academicians and clinicians from around the world in an informal setting.

What: Chicago Cubs v. Washington Nationals 
When: Saturday, June 28 at 6:15 pm (Doors open at 5:35pm)
Where: On a Wrigley Field rooftop, 1050 W. Waveland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613
Why: To support the FOCIS Foundation's effort to advance the FOCIS mission of improving human health through immunology.

Your $200 donation includes:

  • One ticket to a legendary Wrigley rooftop on Waveland Avenue to see the Chicago Cubs take on the Washington Nationals
  • All you can eat tailgate style food and beverages
  • Access to FOCIS KOLs and leaders
  • Recognition as a supporter of the FOCIS Foundation on the FOCIS webpage

To register for the event, select one of the following options:
I have already registered for FOCIS 2014
I need to register for FOCIS 2014 and the ballgame
I want to register for the ballgame only

Tickets to this event are non-transferable. Photo ID will be required to enter the rooftop facility. Chicago law prohibits game day registration - no onsite registration will be available.

 

Important Dates and Deadlines  Submit an Abstract
Abstract submissions open       Monday, November 3, 2014
Abstract submission deadline  Wednesday, January 28, 2015
All abstract presenters must be registered for FOCIS 2014 (or abstract may be withdrawn)  Wednesday, April 1, 2015 
Late-breaking abstract submission deadline  Wednesday, April 1, 2015
FOCIS 2015  June 24-27, 2015

Abstract Fee
There is a $30 non-refundable submission fee per abstract for FOCIS non-members. This fee is waived for presenting authors who are FOCIS members. Join FOCIS prior to abstract submission to ensure that your fee is waived. If you submit your abstract prior to joining FOCIS, your abstract fee will not be refunded. Please note: only the presenting author should submit abstracts.

Travel Awards - NEW for 2015!
Travel awards are available to FOCIS members only who submit an abstract and are chosen for presentation at FOCIS 2015. The number and amount of the awards is based upon several factors including geographic location, placement of abstract within the FOCIS program and funds available.

Abstract Placement 
The FOCIS Scientific Program Committee has sole discretion regarding placement of abstracts within the FOCIS program. Abstracts are considered for either oral or poster presentations. Please indicate your preference for oral or poster presentation format during online submission.

FOCIS Poster Session

Abstract Presentation
Presenting authors must submit the abstract and must be prepared to present the abstract at FOCIS 2015 should it be accepted. Posters will not be allowed without an accompanying presenter.
• Posters should fit on a poster board that is 4 feet wide (horizontal) by 4 feet high (vertical).
• Posters MUST be removed from the poster area immediately following your session.
• Posters remaining in the hall after the poster session will be disposed of.

Abstract Publication
Abstracts accepted for presentation and properly registered by April 1, 2015 will be published as a supplement to the Clinical Immunology journal and in PDF format on the FOCIS website.

Changes and Withdrawals
Please review your submission carefully. No revisions, including author information and/or new data, will be accepted after the deadline. Withdrawals of abstracts must be received in writing before April 1, 2015.

Disclosure
All presenting authors must submit a completed disclosure form. This policy has been established in cooperation with ACCME guidelines.

Eligibility
FOCIS members, members of any of the FOCIS Member Societies or FOCIS Centers of Excellence, as well as non-members are eligible to submit abstracts.

Graphics/Charts
Graphic elements, such as charts, pictures, etc. may not be included in abstract submission.

Notification
Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent the week of March 9th. Late breaking abstract presenting authors will be notified the week of April 7th. If your abstract’s contact author does not receive notification of your abstract's status, please contact the FOCIS Executive Office at (414) 359-1670 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Registration Policy
Abstract submitters who are accepted for a poster presentation at FOCIS 2015 must register to attend the meeting by April 1, 2015 for their abstracts to be included in the FOCIS 2015 Abstract Supplement and their posters to be scheduled in a poster session. Submitters who are accepted, but do not register will be considered withdrawals, and will not be included in the Scientific Program or online Abstract Supplement.

Review Process
Each abstract is blinded and peer-reviewed by three members of the Abstract Review Committee.

Sample Abstract
(1) Foxp3 (Scurfy) Mutation Greatly Accelerates Diabetes in Insulin-specific TCR Transgenic Mice

(2) Jean Jasinski1, Maki Nakayama1, Kelly Johnson1, Liping Yu1, George Eisenbarth1, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Barbara Davis Center, Aurora, CO

(3) Previously we developed and described the development of a transgenic mouse expressing an insulin-specific (ins2 B:9–23) T cell receptor mouse model (BDC12-4.1). This pathogenic model exhibited spontaneous diabetes development on a backcross-1 (FVB×NOD)×NOD background. (Abstract is continued; this is a sample only.)

(1) = Title: Mixed case, no punctuation at end.

(2) = Author Information: In proper author order with all institutional information included.

(3) = Abstract Body: 250 word count, not including abstract title or author information.

**Charts or graphics of any kind may not be included in abstract submission. **

Questions? Please contact the Executive Office by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or by calling (414) 359-1670.

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Important Dates and Deadlines  Submit an Abstract
Abstract submissions opened      Late November, 2016
Abstract submission deadline January 25, 2017
All abstract presenters must be registered for FOCIS 2017 (or abstract will be withdrawn) April 7, 2017
Late-breaking abstract submission deadline April 7, 2017
FOCIS 2017  June 14-17, 2017

To submit your abstract for FREE & be considered for a travel award - Join FOCIS Today!

Abstract Fee
There is a $30 non-refundable submission fee per abstract for FOCIS non-members. This fee is waived for presenting authors who are FOCIS members. Join FOCIS prior to abstract submission to ensure that your fee is waived. If you submit your abstract prior to joining FOCIS, your abstract fee will not be refunded. Please note: only the presenting author should submit abstracts.

Travel Awards
Travel awards are available to FOCIS members only who submit an abstract and are chosen for presentation at FOCIS 2017. The number and amount of the awards is based upon several factors including geographic location, placement of abstract within the FOCIS program and funds available.

Abstract Placement 
The FOCIS Scientific Program Committee has sole discretion regarding placement of abstracts within the FOCIS program. Abstracts are considered for either oral or poster presentations. Please indicate your preference for oral or poster presentation format during online submission.

Abstracts1

Abstract Presentation
Presenting authors must submit the abstract and must be prepared to present the abstract at FOCIS 2017 should it be accepted. Posters will not be allowed without an accompanying presenter.
• Posters should fit on a poster board that is 4 feet wide (horizontal) by 4 feet high (vertical).
• Posters MUST be removed from the poster area immediately following your session.
• Posters remaining in the hall after the poster session will be disposed of.

Abstract Publication
Abstracts accepted for presentation (either oral or poster) and properly registered by April 7, 2017 will be published as a supplement to the Scientific Program and in PDF format on the FOCIS website.

Changes and Withdrawals
Please review your submission carefully. No revisions, including author information and/or new data, will be accepted after the deadline. Withdrawals of abstracts must be received in writing before April 7, 2017.

Disclosure
All presenting authors must submit a completed disclosure form. This policy has been established in cooperation with ACCME guidelines.

Eligibility
FOCIS members, members of any of the FOCIS Member Societies or FOCIS Centers of Excellence, as well as non-members are eligible to submit abstracts.

Graphics/Charts
Graphic elements, such as charts, pictures, etc. may not be included in abstract submission.

Notification
Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent the week of March 13th. Late breaking abstract presenting authors will be notified the week of April 10th. If your abstract’s contact author does not receive notification of your abstract's status, please contact the FOCIS Executive Office at (414) 359-1670.

Registration Policy
Abstract submitters who are accepted for a poster presentation at FOCIS 2017 must register to attend the meeting by April 7, 2017 for their abstracts to be included in the FOCIS 2017 Abstract Supplement and their posters to be scheduled in a poster session. Submitters who are accepted, but do not register will be considered withdrawals, and will not be included in the Scientific Program or online Abstract Supplement.

Review Process
Each abstract is blinded and peer-reviewed by three members of the Abstract Review Committee.

Sample Abstract
(1) Foxp3 (Scurfy) Mutation Greatly Accelerates Diabetes in Insulin-specific TCR Transgenic Mice

(2) Jean Jasinski1, Maki Nakayama1, Kelly Johnson1, Liping Yu1, George Eisenbarth1, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Barbara Davis Center, Aurora, CO

(3) Previously we developed and described the development of a transgenic mouse expressing an insulin-specific (ins2 B:9–23) T cell receptor mouse model (BDC12-4.1). This pathogenic model exhibited spontaneous diabetes development on a backcross-1 (FVB×NOD)×NOD background. (Abstract is continued; this is a sample only.)

(1) = Title: Mixed case, no punctuation at end.

(2) = Author Information: In proper author order with all institutional information included. First author should be presenting author and will receive confirmation and acceptance notice.

(3) = Abstract Body: 250 word count, not including abstract title or author information.

**Charts or graphics of any kind may not be included in abstract submission. **

Questions? Please contact the Executive Office by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or by calling (414) 359-1670.

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