**As of January 15, 2018 - Lodging at the Scott Resort & Spa is full. We can accomodate your lodging at a nearby/walkable hotel of comparable rate with Lodging Registration Rate** This does not apply to FCE or GECD Travel Awardees - You will be at the Scott Resort & Spa.
Please contact us with any questions. Hotel information will be sent after registration and may take a few days.
Registration is now closed.
|Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD
Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard
|Terri Laufer, MD
University of Pennsylvania
|Industry No Lodging||$1,260||$1,260|
Registration is now closed.
*Registration rates (except "no lodging") include 3 nights hotel stay at The Scott Resort & Spa, and all meals during the course.
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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:
Watch the course preview to meet the 2018 faculty and see images from last year's course.
Speakers renowned for their abilities to span basic and clinical science will take learners from the bench to the bedside and back again.
|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, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard|
|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, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard
|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, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard
|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 - Abul Abbas, MD, University of California, San Francisco|
|2:45-3:45 pm||Autoimmunity - Terri Laufer, MD, University of Pennsylvania|
|4:00-5:00 pm||Mucosal Immunity - Cathryn Nagler, PhD, University of Chicago|
|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, Sanofi
|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|
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The current travel award application period is now closed and all recipients have been notified. The travel award application process will open in fall 2018 for the 2019 course.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FROM IUIS AND FOCIS FOR YOUNG IMMUNOLOGISTS FROM THE DEVELOPING WORLD
The IUIS Gender Equality and Career Development Committee (GEC) in collaboration with FOCIS will co-sponsor 4 trainees from the developing world to attend the above course. IUIS will pay for a travel bursary of USD 2,000 maximum, while FOCIS will cover for registration, 4 night’s accommodation and meals during the course. Additional expenses, if any will be the responsibility of the selected participant.
Previous experience indicates that the initiative has been very successful and the students have really appreciated the opportunity provided. Applications are now invited for the 2018 course. Interested candidates should possess sufficient background of immunology and comprehension of English to benefit maximally from the Advanced Course.
The GEC Committee will do the selection of candidates for the 4 awards.
Application deadline: November 25, 2017 in order to allow time for the US VISA for the selected participants.
The awardees only will be notified by December 15, 2017.
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.
The Scott Resort & Spa artfully blends the upscale appeal of a downtown Scottsdale location in an oasis-like setting. Right in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, attendees will appreciate visiting a vibrant part of the city, walking distance to many of the best shops and restaurants Scottsdale has to offer.
The Scott Resort & Spa
4925 North Scottsdale Road,
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
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.