AAI Introductory Course in Immunology

  Registration is Now Open!

July 9 – 14, 2019
UCLA Luskin Conference Center, Los Angeles, CA

Course Directors:

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

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

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.

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.

Part I

Tuesday, July 9

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


Wednesday, July 10

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
Wendy L. Havran
, The Scripps Research Institute
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
, Johns Hopkins University
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


Thursday, July 11

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

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

9:50 AM – 11:20 AM
Michael Croft, La Jolla Institute for 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 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
Ronald N. Germain, NIAID, NIH
Orchestrating the Immune Response

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

Friday, July 12

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Ninan Abraham, University of British Columbia
Cytokines

9:30 AM – 9:50 AM
Coffee 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 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


Saturday, July 13

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Steven F. Ziegler, Benaroya Research Institute
Type 2 Immunity

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

9:50 AM – 11:20 AM
Stephen L. Shiao, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Tumor Immunology

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
Ilhem Messaoudi, University of California, Irvine
Immunity to Viruses

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

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Martin Prlic, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Immunologic Memory


Sunday, July 14

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Stephen De Rosa, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Vaccination

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

9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Donald B. Kohn, University of California, Los Angeles
Genetic Approaches to Immune-Mediated Diseases

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 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 $575 $825
Academic or Government Trainee* Nonmember $730 $1,030
Academic or Government Regular Member $775 $1,105
Academic or Government Nonmember $940 $1,270
Industry Regular or Trainee Member $1,375 $2,015
Industry Nonmember includes Trainees $1,530 $2,170

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

Register

Deadline to register is June 10, 2019.

Limited spots remaining!

Refund Policy

Refund requests will be accepted until June 3, 2019. Any registrant wishing to obtain a refund must submit a written request along with his/her confirmation number by June 3, 2019. Please send to meetings@aai.org.

A $75 non-refundable processing fee will be deducted from the refund. After June 3, 2019, 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 10, 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. Or, to book by phone, please call 855-LCC-UCLA (855-522-8252) and refer to the group code AAII0708.

Sleeping room rate: $243 (there are no additional taxes)

The rate includes complimentary in-room Wi-Fi.

Parking: Self-parking is available at the Luskin Center for $32/night.

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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