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FCE Fusion: Careers. Collaboration. Connection.

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FCE Fusion: Careers. Collaboration. Connection. (formerly Trainee Satellite Symposium)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm CT
Hilton Chicago
Chicago, IL, USA

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The FOCIS Centers of Excellence (FCEs) are a network of academic medical centers that focus on interdisciplinary and translational education and research. Within each FCE, trainee and fellow development is a top priority. 

FCE Fusion is a lunch and networking event at FOCIS 2017 where trainees present their work during a moderated poster session and receive mentoring and feedback from FCE directors. This year's program also features a series of poster talks highlighting select posters from FCE's.

Participation in this symposium is limited to trainees who were competitively selected by their FCE Director.


12:00 - 12:05 pm Welcome & Introductions
12:05 - 12:30 pm Networking & Hors d'oeuvres
12:30 - 1:00 pm Poster Talks

  • W.78 Expansion of Human Invariant NKT Cells Ex Vivo Augments Th2 Polarization and Anti-Tumor Cytotoxicity – Kelly Andrews
  • W.49 Ratio between HBHA- and ESAT-6-induced Polycytotoxic CD4+ T cells, a New Biomarker for LTBI – Laetitia Aerts
  • W.55 Contribution of Natural Killer T cells to the Pathology Caused by the Respiratory Syncytial Virus and the Metapneumovirus – Emma Rey-Jurado
  • W.77 Cellular Metabolic and Translational Constraints in Preterm Monocytes – Christina Michalski
  • F.34 Next Generation Sequencing-Based Panel Screening in Patients with Undifferentiated Autoinflammatory Diseases: Friend or Foe? – Riccardo Papa

1:00 - 2:00 pm Moderated Poster Session

Nominees Presenting Research

Each FCE competitively selects up to two trainees to receive a travel award to attend FCE Fusion and the FOCIS Annual Meeting. At FCE Fusion, 32 FCE Nominated trainees will present their research:

FCE Fusion Abstract Supplement

2017 FCE Fusion abstract supplement (.pdf)

2016 FCE Fusion abstract supplement (.pdf)