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Clin Imm Sōsh - May 2015

Pointing you in the right direction
May 2015

Welcome to Clin Imm Sōsh, the quarterly e-newsletter from CIS! We'd like to keep you up to date on CIS's projects and committees, as well as letting you know what's new on the website and social media. As always, we value your input, so if you there are topics you'd like to see more (or less!) of in the newsletter, or you have any other comments, please drop us a line at info@clinimmsoc.org


2015 Annual Meeting – Virtual Meeting now available
The CIS 2015 Annual Meeting was held April 9 – 12, 2015 at the Hilton Americas in Houston, Texas. All CIS members can view the virtual meeting by visiting our website and logging in. The direct link to the virtual meeting page is /index.php?url=education/meetings/2015-annual-meeting/program/virtual-meeting.
 


2015 Summer School in Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases
The 14th Summer School in Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases will take place at the Thompson Miami Beach in Miami, Florida. Applications are open for just a few more days; the deadline is Friday, May 8.
For the first time, a handful of "Observers" will be allowed to attend the PID Summer School. As an Observer you are allowed to attend the sessions and take part in the experience of the fellows who attend. Observers will pay their own travel expenses. If you are interested in attending as an observer, please email Missy Dortman at mdortman@clinimmsoc.org. Those selected to participate will be contacted Mid-June.
 


CME for the Journal of Clinical Immunology
We are happy to announce that the Journal of Clinical Immunology (JoCI) is now publishing invited review articles written by internationally known experts in the field of primary immunodeficiency diseases (PID). These articles offer continuing medical education (CME) credits for our readership, provided by the Clinical Immunology Society (CIS), the primary society that sponsors the JoCI. Unlike most reviews published in other journals...
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What’s New in Immunotherapeutics - Zoulfia Allakhverdi, PhD
Advanced melanoma treatment by immunotherapy
Melanoma is the most lethal form of skin cancer. Metastasis represents the most significant cause of death from the disease. Advanced metastatic melanoma has been resistant to conventional cytotoxic chemotherapy, indicating the urgent need for new treatments. The concept of using immunotherapeutic approaches to treat melanoma has long been considered. The rationale comes from the knowledge that clinically meaningful tumor regression…
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2015 Membership renewal
Have you renewed your 2015 CIS membership? If you have, we’d like to thank you! If not, there is still time to renew by clicking here. This year, we're asking you to update your member profile by letting us know if you see adult and/or pediatric patients, or if you don't see patients. In addition, to better serve our members' needs, we are asking that you let us know your primary specialty.
 


Submit your articles to JoCI
The Journal of Clinical Immunology is the official journal of CIS. It's a great journal, but we need your help to make it even better. The CIS Council requests that CIS members submit their work to JoCI to make our official journal the strongest it can be.
 


Save the Date!
The CIS 2016 Annual Meeting will be held on April 14-17, 2016, at the Seaport hotel in Boston, MA. Abstract submission and registration will open in late 2015.