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FOCISed Courses at FOCIS 2015

Don't miss this chance to advance your career by attending the four educational courses offered prior to the annual meeting. Each course features a world – renowned faculty applying diverse perspectives to help grow your knowledge.

Basic Immunology in Medicine

Basic Immunology in Medicine – June 23, 2015 8:00am – 5:00pm

  • The purpose of the course is to review selected topics in basic immunology, with emphasis on recent advances and issues that are relevant to the pathogenesis and treatment of immune – mediated inflammatory diseases. This course was designed for practicing clinicians, trainees, and individuals in biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies who are involved in the development of therapies for immunological diseases.
Computational Immunology

Computational Immunology – June 23, 2015 8:00am – 5:00pm

  • 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. The course will also provide a better basic understanding of modern statistical and mathematical concepts necessary for their analysis and interpretation. The target audience includes clinical fellows in disciplines related to immunology and translational research.
Interventional Immunology

Interventional Immunology – June 24, 2015 8:00am – 12:00pm

  • The Interventional Immunology course is intended to familiarize practicing physicians with the scientific basis of novel immune therapies, their clinical applications, and possible side – effects and limitations.
Clinical Trials for Immunological Disease

Clinical Trials for Immunological Disease – June 24, 2015 1:00pm – 5:00pm

  • The course content is designed for junior attending physicians, company project managers and PhD scientists who wish to enter into translational research. This is intended to be a basic course in clinic trial methodology, particularly as it relates to immunologic disease. It will review the key elements of clinical trials, including types of trials, designing feasible trials, statistical issues, and surrogate markers that might be used.
Entrepreneurs in Clinical Academia

Entrepreneurs in Clinical Academia (ECA) – September 21 – 25, 2015 at INSEAD, Fontainbleau, France.

Apply Today - Deadline: January 31, 2015

Do you want to learn more about the drug development process and how to commercialize your research? Then the ECA course is for you! This FOCIS initiative solely supported by Celgene and delivered by the world renowned business school, Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires (INSEAD), is designed to help clinical researchers understand how to progress innovation from the laboratory and onto the market.

There are only 20 places available in this highly competitive course, and the January 31, 2015 deadline for applications is fast approaching, so visit www.focis – eca.com and apply today!

The ECA course has been running since 2013, with outstanding feedback from past delegates:

  • "ECA 2014 was fantastic fun and a great learning experience! By far the best course I've ever been on"
    – Darren Asquith, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
  • "Fantastic! A great opportunity for those of us working on projects currently to move forward"
    – Timothy Radstake, University Medical Center, Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

From business planning to intellectual property law, the 5 – day interactive ECA course provides key insights to help clinical researchers and academics transform an innovation into a marketable success.

If you are a clinical researcher with an interest in understanding how to apply the world of business to the research environment in order to progress an innovation to the market, then we encourage you to apply for ECA 2015! Information about the course and the online application process can be found at www.focis – eca.com.

The course will be held on September 21–25, 2015 at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. Tuition fees, on site accommodation, and transport will be covered by FOCIS, thanks to an educational grant from Celgene. All sessions will be held in English, and only European – based applicants will be considered for entry onto the course.

Celgene (www.celgene.com) is closely aligned with the goals of FOCIS in fostering interdisciplinary approaches to improve translation of scientific ideas into therapeutics with the ultimate goal of benefitting patients. Celgene is delighted to support FOCIS and INSEAD on this project.

Don't forget, the deadline for applications is January 31, 2015, so visit www.focis-eca.com and apply now for this exciting initiative!

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