The 1st European FOCIS Advanced Course in Immunology took place in the Institut Pasteur of Paris from October 17th to 19th and was organized by Milena Hasan, PhD, Terri Laufer, MD, and Ignacio Anegon, MD.
The course had 120 registrations which was the maximum capacity of the conference room. Students were almost half from France and the rest from 12 other European countries as well as from USA, Chile and Qatar. Speakers were also from a diverse international origin: USA, France, Italy, Germany, UK and Chile.
Europe will likely have the 2nd FOCIS Advanced Course in Immunology held in another European country in the near future, we will keep you posted!
Ignacio Anegon, MD
|Ignacio Anegon, MD
|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:
Read what past attendees are saying about the Advanced course:
BIO-DrIM will sponsor a limited number of travel awards for the course. Please follow the link below for application instructions.
Travel Award Application Instructions
|Monday, October 17|
|7:30 - 8:45||Reception and Registration|
|8:45 - 9:00||Overview of FOCIS and FOCIS Centers of Excellence - Ignacio Anegon, MD, INSERM Nantes
and Milena Hasan, PhD, Pasteur Institute
|9:00 - 9:30||Overview of the Immune System - Abul Abbas, MD, University of California, San Francisco|
|9:30 - 10:30||Innate and Innate-like Lymphocytes - Olivier Lantz, MD, Institut Curie|
|10:30 - 10:45||Break|
|10:45 - 11:45||Macrophages and Other Myeloid Cells - Alberto Mantovani, MD, Humanitas University|
|11:45 - 12:45||Dendritic Cells - Vassili Soumelis, MD, PhD, Institut Curie|
|12:45 - 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 - 15:00||Antigen and Immune Receptors Signaling - Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital|
|15:00 - 16:00||T Cell Activation and Costimulation - Abul Abbas, MD, University of California, San Francisco|
|16:00 - 16:15||Break
|16:15 - 17:00||T Cell Subsets - Carole Guillonneau, PhD, INSERM Nantes|
|17:00 - 18:00||T-B Cell Collaboration - Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital|
|Tuesday, October 18|
|8:30 - 9:30||B Cells, Antibodies and Disease - Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD, Masschusetts General Hospital|
|9:30 - 10:30||Immune Tolerance and Regulation - Abul Abbas, MD, University of California, San Francisco|
|10:30 - 10:45||Break|
|10:45 - 11:45||Transplantation - Petra Reinke, MD, Charite University Berlin|
|11:45 - 12:45||Autoimmunity - Terri Laufer, MD, University of Pennsylvania|
|12:45 - 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 - 14:45||Allergies - Kari Nadeau, MD, Stanford University|
|14:45 - 15:30||Immunodeficiencies - Alain Fischer, MD, INSERM Hospital Necker|
|15:30 - 16:15||Break|
|16:15 - 17:15||Infectious Diseases - Alexis Kalergis, PhD, Universidad Catolica de Chile|
|17:15 - 18:00||Mucosal Immunity - Allan Mowat, MD, University of Glasgow|
|18:00 - 20:00||Reception with Faculty
|Wednesday, October 19|
|8:30 - 9:15||Tumor Immunity - Mario Colombo, MD, Italian National Cancer Institute|
|9:15 - 10:00||Omics in Human Immunology Research - Darragh Duffy, PhD, Pasteur Institute|
|10:00 - 10:15||Break|
|10:15-11:00||Cytofluorimetry and Other Techniques in Clinical Immunology - Ola Winqvist, MD, Karolinska Institute|
|11:00 - 11:45||Immunotherapy - Jeff Bluestone, PhD, University of California, San Francisco|
|11:45||Visit Institut Pasteur FCE Facilities - End of Course|