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2018 CIS/AAAAI Diagnostic School in Primary Immunodeficiencies

The Clinical Immunology Society and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology will be holding for the first time a Diagnostic School for individuals interested in learning about diagnostic techniques and approaches for Primary Immunodeficiencies and Immune Dysregulatory Diseases.

Dates:

The Diagnostic School will be held June 28 - July 1 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Sessions will be held at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, allowing attendees the opportunity to learn in a hands-on environment.

Aims:

This program is aimed at anyone who is interested in understanding how to effectively and appropriately harness diagnostic tools currently available in order to provide the best benefit to their patients. The 3 day program will provide an intense visual, hands-on, and didactic experience in diagnostic and clinical immunology, allowing the opportunity to learn from leaders in the field.  Participants will spend time in case-based teaching sessions and also learn to analyze flow cytometric and genetic data in a computer classroom setting.

Who Can Apply?

**Applications are open only to CIS Members. Not a CIS Member? Click here to begin an application**

There are no restrictions on training level, experience or location to apply. We are seeking applicants from the following categories, and preference will be given to those who will actively use the knowledge gained in this workshop, and also disseminate this information as relevant:

  1. Fellows-in-training*
  2. Junior Physicians* and/or scientists (within 3 years of fellowship)
  3. Physicians* and scientists from geographically or otherwise under-served or under-developed areas
  4. Mid-Career Physicians* and/or scientists (within 5-8 years of fellowship),

*Scientists and physicians whose research or clinical practice encompasses immune disorders (primary immunodeficiencies and immune dysregulatory diseases). Clinical subspecialties may include Immunology, Hematology, Rheumatology, Dermatology, GI, Pulmonology, Pathology, among others.

A maximum of 30 applicants will be accepted for this Diagnostic School.  Registration, meals and housing for the workshop will be covered for all selected attendees. Participants will be expected to pay for travel to Cincinnati, though a few travel scholarships may be available.

Application Requirements

Individuals who are interested in applying must submit the following materials:  

  1. A CV, no more than 4 pages
  2. A brief, 500 word statement on why they want to attend, how they plan to utilize the training, and how their career will benefit by attending.
  3. A 1 page case study illustrating how diagnostic testing made a definitive diagnosis for a patient with a primary immune deficiency or immune dysregulatory disorder, or was used to guide therapy.  The 1 page case report should include pertinent clinical and laboratory information, along with any flow or genetic data or figures.
  4. FOR FELLOWS ONLY—A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION FROM A CURRENT FACULTY MEMBER

The deadline to apply is February 15, 2018

If you have any questions about the Diagnostic School, please contact Sarah Tulley at the CIS office at stulley@clinimmsoc.org or 414.224.0895.