AAI Advanced Course in Immunology

AAI has made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person 2020 AAI courses. This follows careful consideration and comprehensive evaluation of currently available information related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The safety and security of course attendees, instructors, and staff are our top priorities.

We are pleased to announce that AAI plans to offer the 2020 courses virtually. We know that there is continued interest from our members in learning immunology from leading experts in the field. We will announce details in the near future.

July 26 – 31, 2020
The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA

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

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.

Sunday, July 26

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Registration

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
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 – 3:15 PM
Coffee Break and Discussion with Faculty

3:15 PM – 4:45 PM
Jonathan C. Kagan, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Innate Immunity: Pattern Recognition and Anti-microbial Mechanisms

4:45 PM – 5:15 PM
Breakout Sessions with Faculty

4:45 PM – 6:00 PM
Networking Reception


Monday, July 27

7:30 AM
Coffee and Pastries

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Kate A. Fitzgerald, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Innate Immunity: Gene Regulation

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

9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Wayne M. Yokoyama, Washington University School of Medicine
NK Cells—Their Receptors and Function in Health and Disease

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Breakout Sessions with Faculty

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Lunch Break (on your own)

12:45 PM – 2:15 PM
Gregory F. Sonnenberg, Weill Cornell Medicine
Innate Immunity: Cellular Mechanisms

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM
Coffee Break and Discussion with Faculty

2:45 PM – 4:15 PM
Mariana J. Kaplan, NIAMS, NIH
Myeloid Cells in Immune Responses

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Rest Break and Discussion with Faculty

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Stephanie Eisenbarth, Yale School of Medicine
Dendritic Cells

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


Tuesday, July 28

7:30 AM
Coffee and Pastries

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

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

9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Lisa A. Borghesi, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
B Cell Development

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Breakout Sessions with Faculty

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Lunch Break (on your own)

12:45 PM – 2:15 PM
Avery August, Cornell University
T Cell Development

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM
Coffee Break and Discussion with Faculty

2:45 PM – 4:15 PM
Kai W. Wucherpfennig, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School
MHC-restricted Antigen Presentation to T Cells

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Rest Break and Discussion with Faculty

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Carrie L. Lucas, Yale School of Medicine
Signaling from Antigen Receptors

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

Wednesday, July 29

7:30 AM
Coffee and Pastries

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

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

9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
David Masopust, University of Minnesota Center for Immunology
T Cell Memory

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Breakout Sessions with Faculty

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Lunch Break (on your own)

12:45 PM – 2:15 PM
Jenny P. Ting, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Molecular and Cellular Mediators of Inflammation

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM
Coffee Break and Discussion with Faculty

2:45 PM – 4:15 PM
Alex K. Shalek, MIT, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Single Cell RNA-Seq Analysis

4:15 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 30

7:30 AM
Coffee and Pastries

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Jennifer A. Philips, Washington University School of Medicine
Immune Response to Pathogens

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

9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Eric Meffre, Yale University
B Cell Tolerance and Autoimmunity

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Breakout Sessions with Faculty

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Lunch Break (on your own)

12:45 PM – 2:15 PM
Mark S. Anderson, University of California, San Francisco
T Cell Tolerance and Autoimmunity

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM
Coffee Break and Discussion with Faculty

2:45 PM – 4:15 PM
Jonathan Kipnis, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Neuroimmunology

4:15 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 31

7:30 AM
Coffee and Pastries

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

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

9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Megan A. Cooper, Washington University School of Medicine
Redefining Human Immunology

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

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Galit Alter, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard
Vaccines

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Breakout Sessions with Faculty

Registration for Advanced Course in Immunology

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

Academic or Government Trainee* Member $930
Academic or Government Trainee* Nonmember $1,105
Academic or Government Regular Member $1,170
Academic or Government Nonmember $1,360
Industry Regular or Trainee Member $2,475
Industry Nonmember (includes Trainees) $2,665

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

REGISTER NOW!

Deadline to register is June 26, 2020.

Refund Policy

Refund requests will be accepted until June 19, 2020. Any registrant wishing to obtain a refund must submit a written request along with his/her confirmation number by June 19, 2020. Please send to meetings@aai.org.

A $75 non-refundable processing fee will be deducted from the refund. After June 19, 2020, no refunds will be issued.

  Housing reservations now open!

Housing Accommodations

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


The Westin Copley Place

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

Book Your Room

Exclusive Rate:

  • $259 plus state and local taxes (currently 14.45%)
  • The rate includes complimentary in-room Wi-Fi
  • Rate expires July 3, 2020
Westin Copley Place

Attendees must make their own hotel reservations.

Valet parking is available at $65 daily. There is also off-site parking available at $40 daily.


Just Added

YOTEL Boston

65 Seaport Blvd
Boston, MA 02210

Exclusive Rate:

  • Rate: $199 plus 14.25% tax

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YOTEL Boston

Rate expires July 6, 2018

Room description: https://www.yotel.com/en/hotels/yotel-boston/our-cabins/premium-queen


Room Sharing

We use ConferenceShare to administer room sharing for the AAI Advanced Course. To request a room share, please go to https://conferenceshare.co, select IMMUNOLOGY: Advanced Course 2020 from the list of conferences, create an account, and provide your contact details.

It is the responsibility of the individual, via ConferenceShare, to contact anyone with whom they wish to share a room. The use of this service is purely optional and does not guarantee a room share. AAI and their officers, employees, and agents assume no responsibility with respect to these services and accept no liabilities relative to the services. Use of ConferenceShare is governed by their Terms of Service.

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.

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/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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