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FOCIS 2015

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Registration and housing are now open for FOCIS 2015, the premier meeting in translational immunology! Register now for the most innovative presentation of immunology and the latest research advances in immune-mediated diseases.

Less tha 48 hours to submit your abstract to FOCIS 2015! 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. Travel awards are available to FOCIS members only who submit an abstract and are chosen for presentation at FOCIS 2015.

Take a look at the innovative line-up of topics and presenters at FOCIS 2015! Additional presenters and topics will be announced as they are confirmed, so stay tuned! Make your voice heard by submitting your questions, comments and suggestions to the speakers before the meeting. Click the icon next to any session to submit your questions. View the FOCIS 2015 Preliminary Program.

Member Society Symposia – Wednesday, June 24


8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Cancer COP
  • ARS
  • Immunology COP
  • TTS / ASHI
12:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
  • ICIS
  • ACR
  • Lupus
  • BSI / IDS

Communities of Practice

Looking for a way to become more involved in FOCIS? The Communities of Practice (COP) were created with the goal of empowering and involving FOCIS societies and members in the annual meeting scientific program development, and to increase interdisciplinary communication. In addition to directly influencing the FOCIS annual meeting program, benefits of COP membership include career enhancement, opportunities for leadership and interaction with colleagues from different areas and access to the COP online member forum. Please note you must be a member of FOCIS to join a COP or access the online forum area.

Ready to join?

  1. Login to your FOCIS account.
  2. Click on the Profile Tab.
  3. Click on Edit/View Information.
  4. Selected/multi-select the COPs you would like to join.
  5. Click save.

Communities of Practice Chairs

Marianne Frieri
Marianne Frieri, MD, PhD
Allergy COP Chair
Jennifer Wu
Jennifer Wu, PhD
Cancer COP Chair
Lauren Pachman
Lauren Pachman, MD
GI, Rheum, Derm & Endocrinology Chair
Ciriaco Piccirillo
Ciriaco Piccirillo, PhD
Immunology COP Chair
Daniel Peterson
Daniel Peterson, MD, PhD
Lab Medicine & Envirn. COP Chair
Vanda Lennon
Vanda Lennon, MD, PhD
Neuroscience COP Chair
Karen Nelson
Karen Nelson, PhD
Transplant & Genetics COP Chair

The Latest in Translational Immunology News in One Publication!

The newest installation of the members-only publication, Translational Immunology Update is now available. The titles from each publication are available for viewing on the FOCIS homepage. To view the full text, click on any article and enter your FOCIS member information. Not a FOCIS member yet? Join Today!

Titles from the issue include:

  • Metformin a Surprising New Ally in the War Against Drug-resistant Tuberculosis
    Reviewed by Rachel A. Clark, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Using Systems Analysis to Investigate Pathogen Susceptibility in Primary Immunodeficiency
    Reviewed by Sarah Henrickson, MD, PhD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Naughty or Nice? Role of Tumor-inflitrating Myeloid Cells in Tumor Cell Senescence
    Reviewed by Michelle L. Hermiston, MD, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
  • Anti-CTLA-4 Therapy Broadens the Melanoma-Reactive CD8+ T Cell Response
    Reviewed by Heather Kinkead and Eric Lutz, PhD, John Hopkins University
  • Read more . . .

In addition to Translational Immunology Update, members receive:

  • Complimentary access to Clinical Immunology, the official FOCIS journal
  • Reduced meeting and course fees
  • Complimentary abstract submission
  • Eligibility to receive travel awards to FOCIS 2015

FOCIS Membership

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Join or Renew your Membership Today!