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View the Preliminary Program
Take a 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
Submit your science to FOCIS 2018! Share your findings in front of leading clinicians and researchers in immunology. Abstracts are presented during Thematic Symposia, Oral Abstract Sessions, and at the evening Poster Sessions.

Register Now
Register today for THE meeting that will give you a competitive edge in your career. FOCIS registration includes more than 20 scientific sessions with more than 50 top clinicians and researchers from around the globe, speaking on cutting-edge topics across immunology and its related fields.

Book Your Hotel Room
FOCIS 2018 will be held at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, located downtown in the South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood. Stay where all the action is! FOCIS has negotiated a special rate for FOCIS delegates of $299/night. Discounted trainee rooms are available for $209/night. Book your room today!

See you in San Francisco! #FOCIS

Immunotherapy journal cover imageFCE and regional researchers brought together in Santiago de Chile during May 15th-17th to present current scenarios and challenges in immunology. The Workshop "FOCIS goes South: Advances in Translational and Clinical Immunology" was organized by the FCE Millennium Institute on Immunology and Immunotherapy at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and gathered scientists from USA, France, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Mexico, among others.

Read the success of 'FOCIS goes south: advances in translational and clinical immunology' in the Immunotherapy journal, VOL. 9, NO. 10

The inauguration ceremony of the Workshop was presided by the President of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Dr. Ignacio Sánchez, the Minister of Economy, Natalia Piergentili, Senator Guido Girardi, the Director of Energy, Science, Technology and Innovation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Gabriel Rodríguez, FOCIS Multi-national FCE Chair, Dr.Ignacio Anegon, the Director of the Millennium Institute on Immunology and Immunotherapy (MIII), Dr. Alexis Kalergis, Associate Researcher at MIII and one of the organizers of the Meeting, Dr. Pablo González.

Read more: Success for FOCIS goes South: First FOCIS Workshop in Latin America

Thank you to everyone who participated in FOCIS 2017! 

Special thanks goes out to the FOCIS 2017 Scientific Program Committee for their time and talent in putting together a stellar lineup of topics and speakers.

Enjoy the quick video recap of THE premier meeting in translational immunology!

Download the Abstract Supplement

The FOCIS 2017 abstract supplement.pdf can be downloaded from the FOCIS 2017 microsite. All presented abstracts are also accessible on the FOCIS 2017 microsite

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Mark your calendars and help us spread the word for FOCIS 2018! Join us in San Francisco on June 20-23 for what is sure to be our best meeting yet!

Thank you for your continued support! See you in San Francisco! #FOCIS

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The Lupus Research Alliance is pleased to announce that the Lupus Insight Prize nominations are now underway. The Lupus Insight Prize recognizes a major, novel insight and/or discovery with the promise of changing thinking about lupus as well as a high likelihood of generating further advances in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Deadlines and nomination guidelines are available through the proposalCENTRAL website at https://proposalcentral.altum.com. Once there search for the Lupus Insight Prize.

The Lupus Insight Prize recipient will be awarded $150,000 to be used for research dedicated to advancing understanding of the genetic, environmental, molecular, immunologic or cellular aspects of lupus and/or its treatment.

The full application must be submitted by the Nominator and the Candidate electronically by April 24, 2017 at 5 p.m. ET. All applications will be reviewed by members of an independent Selection Committee. Instructions on how to submit a nomination for the Lupus Insight Prize and the complete guidelines are available at www.LupusInsightPrize.org. The 2017 Prize will be awarded on June 15, 2017 at the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS) Annual Meeting.

We are glad to invite you to the first FOCIS course to be held in Santiago de Chile: "FOCIS goes South: Advances in Translational and Clinical Immunology" hosted by the Millennium Institute on Immunology and Immunotherapy (www.imii.cl), a recently incorporated FOCIS Excellence Center.

This workshop will be held this upcoming year 2017 on May 15-17th with excellent international and regional speakers.

The workshop will focus on immunological mechanisms and treatments in autoimmunity, cancer, inflammation and infectious diseases. This is a great opportunity for establishing and expanding collaborative networks in South America.

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