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Advanced Course in Basic & Clinical Immunology

Invited speakers lecture on the major topics in cellular and molecular immunology, including innate immunity, B cells, T cells, and cytokines. Special sessions cover new advances in interventional clinical immunology and the molecular and genetic basis of immune-mediated diseases. There will be ample opportunity for students to interact with the faculty outside the lecture room.

Click on the buttons below to explore your options on attending this FOCISed course live or online:

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The next live course will be held:  

February 19-22, 2017
The Scott Resort & Spa (formerly the FireSky Resort & Spa)
Scottsdale, Arizona

February 18-21, 2018
The Scott Resort & Spa (formerly the FireSky Resort & Spa)
Scottsdale, Arizona

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with questions.



 Basic Immunology in Medicine

Basic Immunology in Medicine

This course was launched in 2002 because of the realization that the rapid pace of research is leading to fundamental advances in the understanding of immune responses and their abnormalities. Staying abreast of these advances is essential for practitioners of medicine and for researchers in academia and industry. As new immunotherapeutic strategies are being developed and adopted, it is becoming important to understand the rationale behind these therapies, and this also requires an appreciation of the fundamentals of immunology. This brief course is designed to provide a sophisticated review of selected basic principles, and update on new advances, especially those that are most relevant to human disease.

Course materials include electronic access to slides that will assist attendees in following the lectures and participating in the discussions. In addition, the attendees may be able to use these slides as a basis for their own teaching and lecturing needs.

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The next live course will be held:

Tuesday, June 13 at FOCIS 2017
Hilton Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Please contact Mike Mathy with questions.



 Interventional Immunology

Interventional Immunology

The Interventional Immunology course provides education on the many new therapies that are currently available or in development which are based on targets unfamiliar to many practicing physicians. There is potentially great value for, but lack of, cross-disciplinary reviews of these types of therapies.

This course seeks to review the scientific basis for choice of immunologically related therapeutic targets in various diseases, including organ specific and systemic autoimmunity, allergy, transplant rejection, cancer, and HIV. The goal is to help understand the rationale and mechanism underlying the major pharmacologic approaches for interventional immunology in current practice and review the track record of the different therapeutic approaches in different specialties.

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FOCIS Live 

The next live course will be held:

Wednesday, June 20 at FOCIS 2018
Marriott Marquiss
San Francisco, California
 

Please contact Mike Mathy with questions.



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Computational Immunology

The course is aimed at scientists involved or interested in the use of multi-dimensional data generated by modern genomics and proteomics technologies such as mass/flow cytometry , next-generation sequencing and microarrays and that feel a need to get a better basic understanding of modern statistical and mathematical concepts necessary for their analysis and interpretation.

Click on the buttons below to explore your options on attending this FOCISed course live or online:

FOCIS Live

The next live course will be held:

Tuesday, June 13 at FOCIS 2017
Hilton Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with questions.


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European Advanced Course

Invited speakers lecture on the major topics in cellular and molecular immunology, including innate immunity, B cells, T cells, and cytokines. Special sessions cover new advances in interventional clinical immunology and the molecular and genetic basis of immune-mediated diseases. There will be ample opportunity for students to interact with the faculty outside the lecture room.

Click on the buttons below to explore your options on attending this FOCISed course live or online:

FOCIS Live

The next live course will be held:

October 17-19, 2016
Institut Pasteur
Paris, France

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with questions.


 Entrepreneurs in Clinical Academia (ECA)

Entrepreneurs in Clinical Academia (ECA)

Each year, immunology investigators in clinical academia discover promising molecules and technologies; however, these researchers often have incomplete knowledge or understanding of the pharmaceutical development process and how to turn their innovations into medical treatments. Entrepreneurs in Clinical Academia (ECA) was created to educate clinical researchers in the world of business acumen and the process of drug development, from preclinical to clinical.

This initiative is designed to provide clinical researchers with key insights into the process of drug development and the commercialization of molecules for further development:

  • The biopharmaceutical industry and its environment
  • Intellectual property (IP) and how to use it
  • Business planning and development
  • Negotiating and structuring deals
  • Making the partnership work

The course will be held:

October 16-20, 2017
INSEAD, Fontaineleau, France

Candidates must be currently based at a research facility in Europe. The course tuition fees, on-site accommodation and transport costs for candidates are covered by FOCIS, thanks to an educational grant from Celgene. Each application will be adjudicated by a panel of professors; experts in the field of immunology and business.

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FCE Fusion: Careers. Collaboration. Connection.

FCE Fusion: Careers. Collaboration. Connection. is held the day before the FOCIS Annual Meeting.

This session provides the opportunity for two trainees from each of the FOCIS Centers of Excellence (FCEs) to present their most novel and innovative research. All trainees present posters and ten are selected to give oral presentations.

FCE Fusion: Careers. Collaboration. Connection. is an exclusive function of the FOCIS Centers of Excellence (FCE). To learn how you can participate, contact your FCE Director.



 

FOCIS Annual Meeting

The FOCIS Annual Meeting is the apex of the year's activities. Clinical immunologists come from all over the world to hear the novel research that is being presented in this forum.

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