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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.

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The next live course will be held:  

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

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 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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Basic Immunology in MedicineFOCIS Live


The next live course will be held:

Tuesday, June 20 at FOCIS 2018
Marriott Marquis
San Francisco, CA

Please contact Mike Mathy with questions.



 LOGO SITC Cancer

Cancer Immunity & Immunotherapy

This course is designed for translational researchers and scientists, practicing clinicians, trainees, and indviduals in biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies interested in immuno-oncology and the development of immunotherapies for cancer.

This course seeks to review tumor immunology as the scientific foundation for the current practice of cancer immunotherapy, emphasizing fundamental principles, recent clinical advances, current limitations, and near-term opportunities for further accelerating clinical progress.

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:

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

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.

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:

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

Please contact Mike Mathy with questions.



ComputationalImmunology-01

Systems Immunology

Formerly 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.

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FOCIS Live

The next live course will be held:

Tuesday, June 19 at FOCIS 2018
Marriott Marquis
San Francisco, CA

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 16-18, 2017
Charles University
Prague, Czech Republic

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.



 FOCIS2018

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. Focusing on molecular pathways and their implications in human disease provides the unique opportunity for innovative thinking and apply ideas from the pathologies of other diseases to uncover novel solutions to challenges in the diseases you study.

View the Preliminary Program
Take a look at the innovative lineup of topics and presenters on the FOCIS 2018 preliminary program

Submit an Abstract
Submit your science to FOCIS 2018! Share your findings in front of leading clinicians and researchers in immunology. Abstracts are presented during Thematic Symposia, Oral Abstract Sessions, and at the evening Poster Sessions.

Register Now
Register today for THE meeting that will give you a competitive edge in your career. FOCIS registration includes more than 20 scientific sessions with more than 50 top clinicians and researchers from around the globe, speaking on cutting-edge topics across immunology and its related fields.

Book Your Hotel Room
FOCIS 2018 will be held at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, located downtown in the South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood. Stay where all the action is! FOCIS has negotiated a special rate for FOCIS delegates of $304/night. Discounted trainee rooms are available for $209/night. Book your room today!

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