AAI Introductory Course in Immunology

July 10 - 15, 2018
UCLA Luskin Conference Center, Los Angeles, CA

Course Director: Juan Carlos Zuñiga-Pflücker, Ph.D.
University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Research Institute

This comprehensive two-part course, taught by leading experts, provides an in-depth overview of the basics of immunology. This course is for students new to the discipline or those seeking more information to complement general biology or science training.

Part I is a detailed introduction to the basic principles of immunology and is suitable for students with a general biology background.

Part II is a clinically-oriented lecture series.

Parts I and II may be taken independently at the discretion of the student.

The AAI Introductory Course in Immunology is sponsored by The American Association of Immunologists, the largest and most prestigious association in the world for professional scientists engaged in basic and clinical immunological research.

Part I

July 10

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Registration

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Juan Carlos Zuñiga-Pflücker
, University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Research Institute
Welcome and Introduction to the Immune System

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Rest Break and Discussion with Faculty

2:15 PM – 3:45 PM
Lewis L. Lanier
, University of California, San Francisco
Innate Immunity: Introduction to the Cells

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Rest Break and Discussion with Faculty

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Deborah A. Fraser
, California State University, Long Beach
Complement

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Networking Reception

July 11

7:30 AM
Coffee and Pastries

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Helen S. Goodridge
, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Innate Immunity: Introduction to Pattern Recognition and Intracellular Signaling

9:30 AM – 9:50 AM
Rest Break and Discussion with Faculty

9:50 AM – 11:20 AM
Julie M. Jameson
, California State University, San Marcos
Introduction to Adaptive Immunity

11:20 AM – 12:50 PM
Lunch Break (on your own)

12:50 PM – 2:20 PM
David Nemazee
, The Scripps Research Institute
B Cell Development and Maturation

2:20 PM – 2:40 PM
Rest Break and Discussion with Faculty

2:40 PM – 4:10 PM
Nilabh Shastri
, University of California, Berkeley
Antigen Processing and Presentation

4:10 PM – 4:30 PM
Rest Break and Discussion with Faculty

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Juan Carlos Zuñiga-Pflücker
, University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Research Institute
MHC Restriction and Thymic Selection

July 12

7:30 AM
Coffee and Pastries

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Christine Moussion
, Genentech, Inc.
Dendritic Cells: The Bridge Between Innate and Adaptive Immunity

9:30 AM – 9:50 AM
Rest Break and Discussion with Faculty

9:50 AM – 11:20 AM
Michael Croft
, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
Effector T Cell Differentiation and Response

11:20 AM – 12:50 PM
Lunch Break (on your own)

12:50 PM – 2:20 PM
Shane Crotty
, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
B Cell Activation and Humoral Immunity

2:20 PM – 2:40 PM
Rest Break and Discussion with Faculty

2:40 PM – 4:10 PM
M. Carrie Miceli, University of California, Los Angeles
Signaling in the Immune System

4:10 PM – 4:30 PM
Rest Break and Discussion with Faculty

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Stephen M. Hedrick, University of California, San Diego
Host-Pathogen Co-evolution in Human Beings: the Red Queen and the Grim Reaper

Part II

July 13

7:30 AM
Coffee and Pastries

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Lisa Osborne, University of British Columbia
Cytokines

9:30 AM – 9:50 AM
Rest Break and Discussion with Faculty

9:50 AM – 11:20 AM
Megan K. Levings, University of British Columbia
T and B Cell Tolerance

11:20 AM – 12:50 PM
Lunch Break (on your own)

12:50 PM - 2:20 PM
Matthias G. von Herrath, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
Autoimmunity

2:20 PM – 2:40 PM
Rest Break and Discussion with Faculty

2:40 PM – 4:10 PM
Jonathan S. Maltzman, Stanford University
Solid Organ Transplantation

4:10 PM – 4:30 PM
Rest Break and Discussion with Faculty

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Peter B.Ernst, University of California, San Diego
Mucosal Immunology

July 14

7:30 AM
Coffee and Pastries

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Marion Pepper
, University of Washington
Type 2 Immunity

9:30 AM – 9:50 AM
Rest Break and Discussion with Faculty

9:50 AM – 11:20 AM
Martin Prlic, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Immunologic Memory

11:20 AM – 12:50 PM
Lunch Break (on your own)

12:50 PM – 2:20 PM
Robert L. Modlin
, University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine
Immunity to Bacterial Pathogens

2:20 PM – 2:40 PM
Rest Break and Discussion with Faculty

2:40 PM – 4:10 PM
Elina Zuniga, University of California, San Diego
Immunity to Viruses

4:10 PM – 4:30 PM
Rest Break and Discussion with Faculty

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Antoni Ribas,
University of California, Los Angeles
Tumor Immunology

July 15

7:30 AM
Coffee and Pastries

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Jennifer Puck
, University of California, San Francisco
Genetic Approaches to Immune-Mediated Diseases

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Rest Break and Discussion with Faculty

9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Nicole Frahm, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Vaccination

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM
Rest Break and Discussion with Faculty

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Andrew C. Chan, Genentech, Inc.
Bench to Bedside to Bench: Current Issues in Immunology

  Registration Is Closed

Registration for Introductory Course in Immunology

Registration fees include access to the course, printed course book, and hospitality events as listed in the schedule.

 

Part 1 or Part 2

Both Parts

Academic or Government Trainee* Member

$560

$800

Academic or Government Trainee* Nonmember

$710

$1,000

Academic or Government Regular Member

$750

$1,075

Academic or Government Nonmember

$900

$1,225

Industry Regular or Trainee Member

$1,335

$1,955

Industry Nonmember includes Trainees

$1,485

$2,105

* Trainees must complete and submit the Trainee Certification Form in order to qualify for Trainee rates.

Refund Policy

Refund requests will be accepted until June 11, 2018. Any registrant wishing to obtain a refund must submit a written request along with his/her confirmation number by June 11, 2018.  Please send to meetings@aai.org.

A $75 non-refundable processing fee will be deducted from the refund. After June 11, 2018, no refunds will be issued.

Housing and Accommodations

Housing reservations are now being accepted. Attendees must make their own hotel reservations.


UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center

A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at the UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center (the same location as to where the course will be held).

UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: 855-LCC-UCLA (855-522-8252)
Email: llc@ha.ucla.edu
Website: luskinconferencecenter.ucla.edu

Book Your Room
UCLA Hotel


Please note that this room block closes on June 11, 2018.

To obtain a reservation within the room block, available exclusively to American Association of Immunologists Introductory Course attendees, click on "Book Your Room" above and book online. Or, to book by phone, please call 855-LCC-UCLA (855-522-8252) and refer to the group code AAII0709.

Sleeping room rate: $237 (there are no additional taxes)

The rate includes complimentary in-room Wi-Fi.

Parking: Self-parking is available at the Luskin Center for $24/night.


Hotel Angeleno

A block of sleeping rooms are now available at Hotel Angeleno – approximately 1 mile from the Luskin Conference Center (complimentary shuttle available).

Hotel Angeleno
170 N Church Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone: 866-264-3536
Website: www.hotelangeleno.com

Book Your Room
Hotel Angeleno


Please note that this room block closes on June 18, 2018.

To obtain a reservation within the room block, available exclusively to American Association of Immunologists Introductory Course attendees, click on "Book Your Room" above and book online (link is not mobile friendly). To book by phone, please call 866-264-3536 and refer to the American Association of Immunologists room block.

Sleeping room rate:  $189 (+15.695% tax)

The rate includes complimentary in-room Wi-Fi, free valet parking for one vehicle/room, and a wine hour every evening (5:30-6:30PM).

Suggested Reading

  • Murphy, Kenneth, and Casey Weaver. Janeway’s Immunobiology. Garland Science, NY, 2016.
  • Owen, Judy, Jenni Punt, and Sharon Stranford. Kuby Immunology. W. H. Freeman and Company, NY, 2013.
  • Parham, Peter. The Immune System. Garland Science, NY, 2014.

Course Location

  • UCLA Luskin Conference Center, 425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA
  • Course will be held in the Centennial Hall Salons A&B on Level 1 of the UCLA Luskin Conference Center.
  • Driving directions, parking options, and other ground transportation options can be viewed here.

Child Policy

  • Child care services are not provided by AAI. We regret that children are not permitted entrance to the course, the pre-function and registration area, or any activities held in conjunction with the course. We suggest that you contact your hotel for referrals if you require baby-sitting services.

Disability & Special Services Information

  • If you have a disability or special need that may have an impact on your participation or attendance at the course, please contact the AAI Meeting Office at (301) 634-7399 or email meetings@aai.org. AAI cannot ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations without prior notification of need. All service animals must be accompanied by appropriate medical and veterinary documentation.

This link to the Visa Wizard is a guide to help foreign citizens understand which visa category might be appropriate for their travel to the United States: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/general/visa-wizard.html.

For Attendees from Non-Participating Visa Waiver Program Countries:

To apply for a visa, please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html.

Visas should be applied for as early as possible and well in advance of the meeting (at least three months before the visa is needed). Information about visa wait times can be found at https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html.

Be advised that you need to apply for Business Visitor Visa (B-1). The AAI Immunology Courses are comparable to a scientific meeting or workshop and will not qualify attendees for student visa status. You will be asked to name the meeting ("AAI Introductory Course in Immunology" or "AAI Advanced Course in Immunology") and explain the purpose of your visit.

NOTE: Registration refunds will not be issued after the refund deadline for any reason, including the inability to obtain a visa.

For Attendees from Participating Visa Waiver Program Countries:

In order to travel without a visa on the Visa Waiver Program, you must have authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) prior to boarding a U.S. bound air or sea carrier. For detailed information about the Visa Waiver Program, visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/tourism-visit/visa-waiver-program.html.

Requesting an Invitation Letter

For security purposes, letters of invitation will be sent only to individuals who are registered for a course. Once your registration is complete, please contact meetings@aai.org to request a personalized letter of invitation.

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