AAI Advanced Course in Immunology

 Registration is now open!

July 24 – 29, 2022
The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA

Course Director: Wayne M. Yokoyama, M.D.
Washington University School of Medicine

This intensive course is directed toward advanced trainees and scientists who wish to expand or update their understanding of the field. World-renowned immunologists present recent advances in the biology of the immune system and address its role in health and disease. This is not an introductory course; attendees need to have a firm understanding of the basic principles of immunology and laboratory techniques.

Those seeking a basic course are referred to the AAI Introductory Course in Immunology.

The AAI Advanced 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.
 

 NOTE: All times are shown in Eastern time (ET)

Sunday, July 24

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Registration

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Mary T. Litzinger, AAI, and Wayne M. Yokoyama, Washington University School of Medicine
Welcome and Overview of the Course

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Ulrich H. von Andrian, Harvard Medical School and Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard
Anatomy of the Immune Response

3:00 PM – 3:20 PM
Rest Break and Discussion with Faculty

3:20 PM – 4:50 PM
Jonathan C. Kagan, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Innate Immunity: Pattern Recognition and Anti-microbial Mechanisms

4:50 PM – 5:20 PM
Breakout Sessions with Faculty

4:50 PM – 6:00 PM
Networking Reception


Monday, July 25

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Kenneth M. Murphy, Washington University School of Medicine
Dendritic Cells

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

9:50 AM – 11:20 AM
Susan Carpenter, University of California, Santa Cruz
Innate Immunity: Gene Regulation

11:20 AM – 11:50 AM
Breakout Sessions with Faculty

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

12:50 PM – 2:20 PM
Wayne M. Yokoyama, Washington University School of Medicine
NK Cells—Their Receptors and Function in Health and Disease

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

2:40 PM – 4:10 PM
Innate Immunity: Cellular Mechanisms

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

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Claudia Jakubzick, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Myeloid Cells in Immune Responses

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Breakout Sessions with Faculty


Tuesday, July 26

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Eugene M. Oltz, The Ohio State University, Wexner School of Medicine
The Generation and Modification of Lymphocyte Antigen Receptor Genes

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

9:50 AM – 11:20 AM
Michael P. Cancro, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
B Cell Development

11:20 AM – 11:50 AM
Breakout Sessions with Faculty

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

12:50 PM – 2:20 PM
Avery August, Cornell University
T Cell Development

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

2:40 PM – 4:10 PM
Kai W. Wucherpfennig, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School
MHC-restricted Antigen Presentation to T Cells

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

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Daniel D. Billadeau, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Signaling from Antigen Receptors

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Breakout Sessions with Faculty

Wednesday, July 27

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Deepta Bhattacharya, University of Arizona
B Cell Memory

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

9:50 AM – 11:20 AM
Stephen Jameson, University of Minnesota Medical School
T Cell Memory

11:20 AM – 11:50 AM
Breakout Sessions with Faculty

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

12:50 PM – 2:20 PM
Michael C. Carroll, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Molecular and Cellular Mediators of Inflammation

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

2:40 PM – 4:10 PM
Alex K. Shalek, MIT, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Single Cell RNA-Seq Analysis

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

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Cathryn Nagler, University of Chicago
Effect of the Microbiome on Immunity

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Breakout Sessions with Faculty


Thursday, July 28

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Michael S. Diamond, Washington University School of Medicine
Immune Response to SARS-CoV-2

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

9:50 AM – 11:20 AM
Ziaur Rahman, Penn State University College of Medicine
B Cell Tolerance and Autoimmunity

11:20 AM – 11:50 AM
Breakout Sessions with Faculty

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

12:50 PM – 2:20 PM
Vijay K. Kuchroo, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
T Cell Tolerance and Autoimmunity

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

2:40 PM – 4:10 PM
Jonathan Kipnis, Washington University School of Medicine
Neuroimmunology

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

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Robert D. Schreiber, Washington University School of Medicine
Tumor Immunology

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Breakout Sessions with Faculty


Friday, July 29

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Joanne L. Viney, Seismic Therapeutics
Immunotherapeutics

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

9:50 AM – 11:20 AM
Michael J. Lenardo, NIAID, NIH
Redefining Human Immunology

11:20 AM – 11:40 AM
Rest Break and Discussion with Faculty

11:40 AM – 1:10 PM
Galit Alter, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard
Vaccines

1:10 PM – 1:40 PM
Breakout Sessions with Faculty

Registration for the AAI Advanced Course in Immunology

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

Academic or Government Trainee* Member $933
Academic or Government Trainee* Nonmember $1,097
Academic or Government Regular Member $1,171
Academic or Government Nonmember $1,346
Industry Regular or Trainee Member $2,475
Industry Nonmember (includes Trainees) $2,639
* Trainees must complete and submit the Trainee Certification Form in order to qualify for Trainee rates.

REGISTER NOW!

Deadline to register is June 27, 2022

 

Refund Policy

Refund requests will be accepted until June 20, 2022. Any registrant wishing to obtain a refund must submit a written request along with his/her confirmation number by June 20, 2022.  Please send to meetings@aai.org.
A $75 non-refundable processing fee will be deducted from the refund. After June 20, 2022, no refunds will be issued.


FAR 889 Compliance

AAI (DUNS 037758729; CAGE Code 3YBT8) has already made the 52.204-26 Covered Telecommunications Equipment or Services Representation via the System for Award Management (SAM.gov), which you can find in this document (PDF) and on the AAI SAM.gov profile. Per the Interim Rule in 85 FR 53126 (Aug. 27, 2020) and Federal Acquisitions Regulations 52.204-24, your office can rely on 52.204-26 representation made by AAI and is, therefore, in compliance with FAR889.

Housing Accommodations

A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at The Westin Copley Place (the same location where the course will be held).


Westin Copley Place

The Westin Copley Place

10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-9600

Book Your Room

Attendees must make their own hotel reservations.

Sleeping Room Rate:

  • $259 plus state and local taxes (currently 16.45%)
  • Complimentary in-room internet is available if you are a Marriott Bonvoy member (you can join at check-in and there is no charge to join).
  • Rate expires July 1, 2022

Valet parking is available at the Westin Copley Place at $65/night. There is off-site parking nearby at $40/night.


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Course Location

Parking at the Westin Copley Place

  • There is a parking garage located at the Westin Copley Place. Parking rates are available 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.

Visa Information

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: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/wizard.html.

For Attendees from Non-Participating Visa Waiver Program Countries:

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

AAI Public Health and Safety Policy

In the interest of the health and safety of those attending the AAI Advanced Course, AAI is requiring all course attendees to be fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) as per the CDC and WHO Guidelines.

To attend the AAI Advanced Course, official “Proof of Vaccination” (POV) confirming an attendee has been fully vaccinated is required. A full vaccination regimen must be completed by July 10, 2022, 14 days in advance of the start of the course.

Starting in June a TEXT message will be sent to all course attendees with POV upload instructions from the HIPAA-compliant vaccine validation company, 42Chat/HealthShield. Anyone who fails to provide a POV will not be permitted to attend the course.

AAI strongly recommends registering for the course well in advance to resolve any issues that may arise.

On-site registration will not be available. 

At this time, masking during the AAI Courses and inside the conference centers will be required.

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