Advanced Course in Basic & Clinical Immunology
February 19-22, 2017
FireSky Resort & Spa
Registration Opens: October 24, 2016
|Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
|Terri Laufer, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Invited speakers are chosen based on their expertise in basic and clinical immunology, as well as their teaching skills. The lectures cover the major topics in cellular and molecular immunology, including innate immunity, B cells, T cells, dendritic cells, cytokines and mucosal immunity. Other lectures cover autoimmune, allergic and immunodeficiency diseases, as well as new advances in interventional and clinical immunology and the molecular and genetic basis of immunologically-mediated diseases. All lecturers encourage interaction with the students through questions and discussions during lecture time. There is also ample opportunity for students to interact with the faculty outside the lecture room.
The target audience includes clinical fellows in disciplines related to immunology, including rheumatology, allergy, infectious disease, oncology and transplantation; fellows doing basic research with an emphasis on human disease; scientists or other research and development personnel from biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies who are involved in developing new therapies for immunological disease; and academic or community physicians who wish to enhance their understanding of immunology.
At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to:
|5:00-7:00 pm||Welcome Reception and Registration|
|8:00-8:30 am||Continental Breakfast|
|8:30-9:00 am||Overview of the Immune System - Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital|
|9:00-10:00 am||Innate Immunity (Molecules) - Stephanie Eisenbarth, MD, PhD, Yale University|
|10:15-11:15 am||Antigen Presentation - Kenneth Rock, MD, University of Massachusetts|
|11:30 am - 12:30 pm||Antibodies and Disease - Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital
|1:30-2:30 pm||Innate Immunity (Cells) - Stephanie Eisenbarth, MD, PhD, Yale University|
|2:45-3:45 pm||T Cell Activation - Abul Abbas, MD, University of California, San Francisco|
|4:00-5:00 pm||NK Cells - Lewis Lanier, PhD, University of California, San Francisco|
|8:00-8:30 am||Continental Breakfast|
|8:30-9:30 am||T Cell Subsets - Andrew Lichtman, MD, PhD, Brigham & Women's Hospital
|9:45-10:45 am||T-B Cell Collaboration - Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital
|11:00 am-12:00 pm||Immune Tolerance and Regulation - Abul Abbas, MD, University of California, San Francisco
|1:30-2:30 pm||Autoimmunity - Terri Laufer, MD, University of Pennsylvania|
|2:45-3:45 pm||Tumor Immunity - Catherin Wu, MD, Dana Farber Cancer Institute|
|4:00-5:00 pm||Transplantation - Jonathan Maltzman, MD, PhD, Stanford University|
|6:00-8:00 pm||Student Dinner with Faculty|
|7:30-8:00 am||Continental Breakfast|
|8:00-9:00 am||Allergies - Paul Bryce, PhD, Northwestern University
|9:15-10:15 am||Mucosal Immunity - Richard Blumberg, MD, Brigham & Women's Hospital|
|10:30-11:30 am||Immunodeficiencies - Steve Holland, MD, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases|
|11:45 am - 12:45 pm||Translational Immunology - Mark Anderson, MD, PhD, University of California, San Francisco|
The Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education credits for physicians.
The Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies designates this educational activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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For notification of cancellation received in writing by the FOCIS Executive Office before December 30, 2015, a full refund, less a $100 administrative fee, will be given. Cancellation requests received between January 1, 2016 and and January 25, 2016 are eligible for a refund of 50%. No refunds will be provided after January 25, 2016.