Travel Award to FOCIS Advanced Course 2017 FCE

Our FOCIS centre has the opportunity to nominate trainees to attend the FOCIS advance course in basic and clinical immunology in Feb 2017 in Scottsdale Arizona- in the past we’ve sent clinical fellows, post-docs or grad students who are new to the area of immunotherapy and want a crash course.

Each FOCIS Center of Excellence may select up to two clinical fellows to receive travel awards. $1,200 will be reimbursed for a single fellow or $600 each for two fellows, for a total of $1,200 per institution. A total of 25 awards are available, and they will be granted on a first come, first served basis. Any competitive selection process within your institution is at your discretion.

This registration fee includes accomodation/registration and meals, so the nominee would have to find airfare/incidentals and if we nominate 2, then they would get half the registration and need to find the other $600 plus airfare.

FOCIS Advanced Course in Basic and Clinical Immunology to be held February 19-22, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.

Course Overview

The Advanced Course in Basic and Clinical Immunology prepares students to take leadership positions in the development of new therapies for diseases involving the immune system, including autoimmunity, immunodeficiencies, cancer, allergies, and transplant rejection. Clinical fellows who attend this program will be better trained to make informed decisions about the care of their patients.

The registration fee includes 3-nights hotel stay and all meals during the course (welcome reception, 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 reception, 1 dinner with faculty, all coffee breaks).

If you would like to nominate your student, please forward their 1 page letter of interest and CV and an indication that a source of funds is avialable to cover the rest of the cost.
If we have more than 2 applicants, we will form a small committee to adjudicate the applications.

Send application to:

Deadline for receipt: Nov. 11

Decision: Nov. 19, 2016

Trainee should include CV and up to 1 page indication of why they want to attend/would benefit from the course.