AAI Introductory Course in Immunology

 Early Registration Deadline: July 2, 2020*

July 7 – 12, 2020
UCLA Luskin Conference Center, Los Angeles, CA

Course Director: Helen S. Goodridge, Ph.D.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

This course offers a detailed introduction to the basic principles of immunology and is suitable for students with a general biology background. After the presentation of basic principles, clinically oriented lectures will incorporate these concepts.

Those seeking a more intensive course directed toward advanced trainees and scientists who wish to expand or update their understanding of the field are referred to the AAI Advanced Course in Immunology.

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.

AAI will consider requests for discounted rates from scientists working in developing countries and U.S. territories. To apply, please complete this request form.
 

*Deadline is July 2 for guaranteed full course coverage. Registrations after July 2 may result in a slight access delay. All lectures, however, will be available to registrants in an archive.

 NOTE: All times are shown in Pacific time (PT)

Lectures will be webcast at the times indicated in the course schedule, with interactive, live breakout sessions with the lecturers as shown. Course registrants will also have access to an archive of the lectures for 4 weeks after the conclusion of the course.

Tuesday, July 7

1:00 PM – 2:20 PM PT
Helen S. Goodridge, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Welcome and Introduction to the Immune System

2:20 PM – 2:30 PM PT
Break

2:30 PM – 3:50 PM PT
Lewis L. Lanier, University of California, San Francisco
Innate Immunity: Cells and Functions

3:50 PM - 4:10 PM PT
Break

4:10 PM – 5:30 PM PT
Deborah A. Fraser, California State University, Long Beach
The Complement System

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM PT
Faculty Breakout Sessions


Wednesday, July 8

8:00 AM – 9:20 AM PT
Helen S. Goodridge
, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Pattern Recognition Receptors

9:20 AM – 9:40 AM PT
Break

9:40 AM – 11:00 AM PT
Christine Moussion, Genentech
Dendritic Cells: The Bridge Between Innate and Adaptive Immunity

11:00 AM – 11:20 AM PT
Break

11:20 AM – 12:40 PM PT
Lisa K. Denzin, Child Health Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers
Antigen Processing and Presentation

12:40 PM – 2:00 PM PT
Break

2:00 PM – 3:20 PM PT
Juan Carlos Zuñiga-Pflücker, University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Research Institute
T Cell Development

3:20 PM – 3:40 PM PT
Break

3:40 PM – 5:00 PM PT
Michael Croft, La Jolla Institute for Immunology
Effector T Cell Differentiation and Response

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM PT
Faculty Breakout Sessions


Thursday, July 9

8:00 AM – 9:20 AM PT
David Nemazee, Scripps Research
B Cell Development and Maturation

9:20 AM – 9:40 AM PT
Break

9:40 AM – 11:00 AM PT 
Shane Crotty, La Jolla Institute for Immunology
B Cell Activation and Humoral Immunity

11:00 AM – 11:20 AM PT
Break

11:20 AM – 12:40 PM PT
Martin Prlic, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Immunologic Memory

12:40 PM – 2:00 PM PT
Break

2:00 PM – 3:20 PM PT
Megan K. Levings, University of British Columbia
T and B Cell Tolerance

3:20 PM – 3:40 PM PT
Break

3:40 PM – 5:00 PM PT
Paul Kubes, University of Calgary
Orchestrating the Immune Response

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM PT
Faculty Breakout Sessions

Friday, July 10

8:00 AM – 9:20 AM PT
Stephen M. Hedrick, University of California, San Diego
Host-Pathogen Co-evolution in Human Beings: the Red Queen and the Grim Reaper

9:20 AM – 9:40 AM PT
Break

9:40 AM – 11:00 AM PT
Manuela Raffatellu, University of California, San Diego
Immunity to Bacterial Pathogens

11:00 AM – 11:20 AM PT
Break

11:20 AM - 12:40 PM PT
Ilhem Messaoudi, University of California, Irvine
Immunity to Viruses

12:40 PM – 2:00 PM PT
Break

2:00 PM – 3:20 PM PT
Jennifer Puck, University of California, San Francisco
Genetic Approaches to Immune Disorders

3:20 PM – 3:40 PM PT
Break

3:40 PM – 5:00 PM PT
Stephen De Rosa, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Vaccination

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM PT
Faculty Breakout Sessions


Saturday, July 11

8:00 AM – 9:20 AM PT
Steven F. Ziegler, Benaroya Research Institute
Type 2 Immunity

9:20 AM – 9:40 AM PT
Break

9:40 AM – 11:00 AM PT
Prosper N. Boyaka, The Ohio State University
Mucosal Immunology

11:00 AM – 11:20 AM PT
Break

11:20 AM – 12:40 PM PT
Lawrence Steinman, Stanford University
Neuroimmunology

12:40 PM – 2:00 PM PT
Break

2:00 PM – 3:20 PM PT
Matthias G. von Herrath, La Jolla Institute for Immunology
Autoimmunity

3:20 PM – 3:40 PM PT
Break

3:40 PM – 5:00 PM PT
Olivia M. Martinez, Stanford University
Solid Organ Transplantation

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM PT
Faculty Breakout Sessions


Sunday, July 12

8:00 AM – 9:20 AM PT
Lisa Osborne, University of British Columbia
Immunotherapeutics Targeting Cytokines

9:20 AM – 9:40 AM PT
Break

9:40 AM – 11:00 AM PT
Stephen L. Shiao, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Tumor Immunology

11:00 AM – 11:20 AM PT
Break

11:20 AM – 12:40 PM PT
Andrew C. Chan, Genentech, Inc.
Bench to Bedside to Bench: Current Issues in Immunology

12:40 PM – 1:10 PM PT
Faculty Breakout Sessions

Registration for the AAI Introductory Course in Immunology

Registration fees include access to 25 lectures (33 lecture hours); interactive, live breakout sessions with the lecturers; and access to an archive of the lectures for 4 weeks after the conclusion of the course.

AAI Member $550
Academic or Government Nonmember $750
Industry Nonmember $850


REGISTER NOW!

Registration Deadline: July 2, 2020*

Unique log-on information will be sent to paid participants ahead of the course.

Limited spots remaining!

 

Refund Policy

Refund requests will be accepted until June 25, 2020. Any registrant wishing to obtain a refund must submit a written request along with his/her confirmation number by June 25, 2020. Please send to meetings@aai.org. A $75 non-refundable processing fee will be deducted from the refund. After June 25, 2020, no refunds will be issued.


* Deadline is July 2 for guaranteed full course coverage. Registrations after July 2 may result in a slight access delay. All lectures, however, will be available to registrants in an archive.

Unapproved sharing of log-on information and/or content is not allowed. Doing so may result in registration cancellation without a refund.

  Housing reservations now open!

Housing Accommodations

A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at the UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center (the same location 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: lcc@ha.ucla.edu

Book Your Room

  • Sleeping room rate: $258 (there are no additional taxes)
  • The rate includes complimentary in-room Wi-Fi
  • Rate expires June 8, 2020

Attendees must make their own hotel reservations.

Self parking is available at The Luskin Conference Center at $32 per night. There is also self-parking available at Lot 8 immediately adjacent to the Conference Center on the south side of Strathmore Drive at $24 per night.

UCLA Hotel

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 17, 2019.

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:  $199 (+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).


Room Sharing

We use ConferenceShare to administer room sharing for the AAI Introductory Course. To request a room share, please go to https://conferenceshare.co, select IMMUNOLOGY: Introductory 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.

Suggested Reading

  • Murphy, Kenneth, and Casey Weaver. Janeway’s Immunobiology. Garland Science, NY, 2016.
  • Punt, Jenni, Sharon Stranford, Patricia Jones, and Judy Owen. Kuby Immunology. W. H. Freeman and Company, NY, 2018.
  • Parham, Peter. The Immune System. Garland Science, NY, 2014.
  • Paul, William E. Fundamental Immunology. Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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: 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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