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The science and practice of human immunology

The science and practice of human immunology
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CIS 2014 School in Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases, September 18-21, 2014, Shore Club, Miami, Florida


The structure of the Summer School is for each attendee to present a case and to have group discussion of appropriate management or diagnostic strategies. The faculty members bring a wealth of experience and are selected to represent specific interests. In addition to providing valuable insights into the cases, the faculty will present state-of-the-art lectures on their subject of interest. A faculty member will also be selected to moderate each session. Patients with primary immunodeficiencies are not common at most Allergy / Immunology training programs and the Summer School provides an opportunity for fellows and junior faculty to gain important expertise before launching their own careers.

The School also includes break out tables during two of the breaks each day. These tables provide a useful forum for intense small group discussion of a focused question in immunodeficiency.

Participants will be supplied with copies of the PowerPoint presentations in a final program and protocols for laboratory assays and diagnostic protocols to use as learning aids. A CD-ROM that includes key articles selected by the faculty on immunodeficiency serves as a supplement to the teaching materials.

Participants will also be given a glossary of newly learned concepts or terms that previous school attendees had not heard of before, but learned during the schools. Faculty comments on the educational points are provided as subheadings.

Career Planning/Mentoring

Each participant will be assigned a faculty member to serve as a "mentor" throughout the School. Each faculty mentor reviews their assigned fellow's presentation prior to the School and offers constructive feedback in order to enhance the discussion.

Time will be set aside for a career planning discussion at which time the fellows may interact with their mentors in a casual setting to gain advice on their future career choices. Many of the faculty members stay in contact with their fellows well after the School has ended and continue the mentoring process.


For further information on the CIS School, please contact CIS at +1.414.224.8095 or info@clinimmsoc.org.