Advanced Course in Basic & Clinical Immunology
February 18-21, 2018
The Scott Resort & Spa (formerly the FireSky Resort & Spa)
|Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
|Terri Laufer, MD
University of Pennsylvania
|Industry No Lodging||$1,260||$1,260|
*Registration rates (except "no lodging") include 3 nights hotel stay at The Scott Resort & Spa (formerly the FireSky Resort & Spa), and all meals during the course.
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||Tumor Immunity - Catherine Wu, MD, Dana Farber Cancer Institute|
|2:45-3:45 pm||Autoimmunity - Terri Laufer, MD, University of Pennsylvania|
|4:00-5:00 pm||Mucosal Immunity - Richard Blumberg, MD, Brigham & Women's Hospital|
|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||Transplantation - Jonathan Maltzman, MD, PhD, Stanford University|
|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|
Read what past attendees are saying about the Advanced course:
In the past, FOCIS has made it possible for participants to obtain CME credit for attending the educational courses. In order 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 the 2018 Advanced Course. Certificates of attendance will be available upon request.
For notification of cancellation received in writing by the FOCIS Executive Office before December 30, 2017, a full refund, less a $100 administrative fee, will be given. Cancellation requests received between January 1, 2018 and and January 25, 2018 are eligible for a refund of 50%. No refunds will be provided after January 25, 2018.