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FOCIS Communities of Practice

FOCIS is excited to introduce a new initiative, Communities of Practice (COP), which was created with the goal of empowering and involving FOCIS societies and members in the Annual Meeting Scientific Program Development, and to increase interdisciplinary communication between societies. In addition to directly influence the FOCIS annual meeting program, benefits of COP membership include career enhancement, opportunities for leadership and interaction with colleagues from different areas. More information will be available soon, watch the FOCIS website, Facebook page and LinkedIn group for the latest developments.

COP Leadership Roster

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 COP FlowChart for website

Member Society FAQs

How does FOCIS reach out to Member Societies?

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FOCIS proudly...

  • Lists all 55 Member Societies on the FOCIS website with links to their websites when available.
  • Lists Member Societies on all promotional materials for the FOCIS Annual Meeting and other initiatives.
  • Extends complimentary annual meeting booth space to Member Societies allowing them the opportunity to showcase their organizations’ materials.
  • Extends travel grants for Member Society representatives who serve on the FOCIS Steering Committee to attend the annual Steering Committee meeting and participate in scientific sessions.
  • Assists Member Societies in hosting complimentary Member Society symposia at FOCIS annual meetings. To submit your proposal, complete the 2018 Member Society Symposium application. Submissions will be accepted through Friday, November 3, 2017.
  • Provides Member Societies an opportunity to collaborate with a broad-based group of clinician scientists to educate the community, physicians, trainees and patients in the broad discipline of clinical immunology.
  • Extends an ongoing opportunity to list meeting and news on the FOCIS website.
  • Provides a discount on individual membership to society members.

Why should my society become a FOCIS Society?

FOCIS does not represent a competing membership organization to its member societies, but a way to bring interested clinician scientists together, enhancing the benefits you provide to your members.

Professional Development

  • FOCIS offers CME courses at the FOCIS annual meeting and through other educational programs.
  • FOCIS provides members with the opportunity to collaborate with a concentrated group of clinician scientists to educate the community, physicians, trainees and patients in the broad discipline of clinical immunology.
  • FOCIS offers travel awards for trainees, fellows, and junior faculty to attend the annual meeting. New investigators receive the opportunity to present their findings in oral presentations and poster presentations.

Financial Savings

  • FOCIS Member Society members receive discounted registration fees for the FOCIS annual meeting.
  • FOCIS Member Societies receive complimentary exhibition booth space at the FOCIS annual meeting.

Member Society Recognition and Promotion

  • Member Societies are listed on the FOCIS website with a link to the Society's website.
  • Member Societies are listed on all promotional materials for the FOCIS annual meeting and other initiatives.
  • Member Societies are members of a federation representing roughly 60,000 clinician scientists, providing a powerful voice for the creation of policy.
  • Member Societies are invited to conduct symposia at cost at the FOCIS annual meeting.

What is expected of a FOCIS Society?

FOCIS Society Roles and Responsibilities

  • Member Societies must demonstrate interest or involvement in the field of immunology. Permanent and rotating Member Societies are required to appoint a representative to the FOCIS Steering Committee.  Steering Committee members are required to attend the annual Steering Committee meeting held in conjunction with the FOCIS annual meeting. Steering Committee members are extended complimentary registration at FOCIS annual meetings, as well as travel reimbursements.
  • Member Societies assist with the promotion of the FOCIS annual meeting and FOCIS activities, including access to the Society’s mailing list for FOCIS annual meeting announcements.
  • Member Societies provide reciprocal links from their websites to the FOCIS website.
  • FOCIS Member Societies membership is renewed annually through the appointment of a representative.
  • The Steering Committee acts as a governing body of the FOCIS organization and is responsible for governance matters, annual meeting site selection, abstract review, scientific programming and satellite program development for the FOCIS annual meeting.
  • Member Societies contribute to the FOCIS journal, Science Immunology, by submitting at least one article each year.
  • Member Societies contribute to the FOCIS ePublication, Translational Immunology Update, by submitting at least one relevant clinical trial each year.

FOCIS Member Societies

+ = Permanent Steering Committee Representatives / * = Rotating Steering Committee Representatives

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How to Become a FOCIS Society

Any non-profit organization representing an interest or application in clinical immunology may be eligible to become a member of FOCIS by submitting an application. Click here for the application.

Individual Membership

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From original, peer-reviewed, science-based research articles in Science Immunology to quarterly snapshots of translational immunology in Translational Immunology Update, access the latest advances in immunological research.



Connect to the global community of immunology leaders at member-only events at the Annual Meeting and the searchable membership directory, plus post a job opening on the career center



Start saving over $1,100 annually with registration discounts, eligibility for travel awards, and free Annual Meeting abstract submission

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All annual memberships include an online subscription to the Science Immunology Journal.

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*FOCIS Member Society members receive a reduced rate on FOCIS membership. Select your member society affiliation during enrollment, and your payment due will recalculate. 

Membership Terms

If you join FOCIS between October 1 and December 31, 2017, your membership will expire at the end of the following year, December 31, 2018. 

If you join FOICS between January 1 and August 31, you will become a member for the current year, with your membership expiring on December 31. Before the following January, you will be asked to renew your membership for the following year. 

Have Questions?

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FOCIS is a 501(c)3 qualified charitable organization with Federal ID 76-0715404. Your membership dues may be deductible as a charitable contribution to the extent allowable by law. You can deduct only the amount of your payment less the cost of the Journal ($20 online journal subscription). Consult your tax advisor for further advice.