2019 Annual Meeting

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Clinical Immunology Society (CIS), thank you for participating in the 2019 Annual Meeting: Immune Deficiency & Dysregulation North American Conference taking place April 4-7, 2019 at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia.


CIS is the key multidisciplinary organization for the field of clinical immunology, and is

devoted to fostering developments in the science and practice of clinical immunology. The mission of CIS is to facilitate education, translational research and novel approaches to therapy in clinical immunology, and to promote excellence in the care of patients with immunologic/inflammatory disorders...


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Pre-Conference Education Day

PID & ID Diagnosis, Management and Publishing Case Reports 

The 2019 pre-conference will be an education day focused on case-based learning and discussion among attendees focused on primary immunodeficiency and immunedysregulation diagnosis and management. Featuring a mix of master classes and abstract case presentations, as well as an in-depth discussion on publishing case reports, this session will provide an excellent venue for clinically oriented case discussions and lectures.

*Please note, there will be an additional registration fee to attend the Education Day.


7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 8:05 a.m. Welcome
8:05 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Master Class on Humoral Immunodeficiencies
8:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. Case 1 Presentation/Discussion
8:50 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. Case 2 Presentation/Discussion
9:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Case 3 Presentation/Discussion
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Master Class on Combined Immunodeficiencies
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Case 4 Presentation/Discussion
10:50 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. Case 5 Presentation/Discussion
11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Case 6 Presentation/Discussion
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Master Class on Immune Dysregulation
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Box Lunch and Discussion on Publishing Case Reports in JOCI
1:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Case 7 Presentation/Discussion
1:20 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. Case 8 Presentation/Discussion
1:40 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lightning Round with All Faculty
2:00 p.m. Recap and Closing


Annual Meeting Program

The 2019 Annual Meeting will officially begin on Thursday, April 4th following the conclusion of the Pre-Conference Education Day.

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  Thursday, April 4
8:00am - 2:00pm Pre-Conference Education Day (Additional Registration Fee Required)
2:30pm - 4:30pm Plenary Session #1                
4:30pm - 6:00pm  Plenary Session #2: Opening Plenary: Fellowship Presentations & Notable Abstracts
6:00pm - 7:00pm  Robert A. Good Lecture
  Friday, April 5
7:00am - 8:00am Breakfast
7:00am - 8:00am Diagnostic Genomics 101 (Additional Registration Fee Required)
8:00am - 9:30am Plenary Session #3
9:30am - 10:00am Morning Break
10:00am - 11:30am Plenary Session #4
11:30am - 1:30pm Lunch/Exhibit Hall Open
12:00pm - 12:30pm Lightning Poster Presentations
12:30pm - 1:30pm Poster Session #1
1:30pm - 3:00pm Plenary Session #5
3:00pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Break
3:30pm - 4:30pm Roundtable Breakout Discussions
4:30pm - 5:30pm CIS Rose/Fahey Lecture
5:30pm - 6:00pm Plenary Session
  Saturday, April 6
7:00am - 8:00am Breakfast
7:00am - 8:00am Functional Validation 102 (Additional Registration Fee Required)
8:00am - 9:30am Plenary Session #7
9:30am - 10:30am Plenary Session #8
10:30am - 11:00am Morning Break
11:00am - 11:30am Plenary Session #9: Presidential Award Lecture
11:30am - 1:30pm Lunch/Exhibit Hall Open
12:00pm - 12:30pm Lightning Poster Presentations
12:30pm - 1:30pm Poster Session #2
1:30pm - 3:00pm Plenary Session #10: Tales from the Listserv
3:00pm - 4:00pm CIS Business Meeting
4:00pm - 4:30pm Afternoon Break
4:30pm - 5:30pm Richard Schiff Lecture
5:30pm - 7:00pm Closing Reception
  Sunday, April 7
7:00am - 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am - 10:30am Plenary Session #11: Hot New Defects in PIDs



Abstract submission will open on Monday, September 17th


Abstract Submission Guidelines & Information:

  • All abstracts must be submitted online.
  • Abstracts previously presented or published will not be accepted for presentation.
  • Submissions must be 500 words or less.
  • All accepted abstracts will be printed in the Journal of Clinical Immunology before the Annual Meeting. If there are multiple authors on a submission please ensure that the content of the abstract is acceptable to all for publishing.
  • Accepted abstracts may be programmed into any part of the Annual Meeting, including the pre-conference Education Day.

Types of Submissions

For 2019, CIS will be accepting both abstracts and case studies for the 2019 Education Day and Annual Meeting.


Below is a list of topics that are of interest to the Program Committee for the 2019 Annual Meeting. The list below is not an exhaustive list and abstracts may be submitted on topics not specifically listed.

  • B cell biology
  • Biological mechanisms of PID
  • Hematopoietic cell transplantation and gene therapy
  • Immune dysregulation in PID
  • Immune modulating therapies
  • Immunoglobulin replacement therapy
  • Infections in PIDs
  • Innate immunity
  • NK cell biology
  • Novel genetic etiologies of PIDs
  • Phenotypic and molecular spectrum of Primary Immune Deficiency
  • PID registries
  • T cell biology
  • Other topics related to Immune Deficiency and/or Dysregulation



What is included in your registration fee?

  • Name Badge and Printed Program
  • Access to all educational sessions (excluding those with additional registration costs)
  • The following meals will be provided to all attendees, along with breaks throughout the conference:
    • Friday & Saturday: Breakfast and Lunch
    • Saturday: Closing Reception
    • Sunday: Breakfast
  • Access to the Exhibit and Poster Hall throughout the conference
  • Access to the Virtual Meeting after the Annual Meeting concludes
Registration will open on October 1, 2018

Registration Fees


Early Registration
October 1, 2018 - February 1, 2019
Advance Registration
February 2, 2019 - March 8, 2019
Pre-Conference Only $250 $300
Pre-Conference w/ Annual Meeting $200 $250

Annual Meeting

Early Registration
October 1, 2018 - February 1, 2019
Advance Registration
February 2, 2019 - March 8, 2019
CIS Regular Member $450 $550
CIS Trainee Member $200 $250
CIS Associate / Allied Health Member $200 $250
Non-Member $650 $750
Non-Member: Trainee $250 $300
Non-Member: Allied Health $300 $400
Industry/Sponsor/Exhibitor $350 $350
Developing Country
(Member or Non-Member)
$200 $250
One Day Registration
(Member or Non-Member)
$250 $300
Dignostic Genomics 101 $15 $15
Functional Validation 102 $15 $15


Registration will be available onsite in Atlanta after online registration closes on March 8, 2019. The pricing will remain the same as the Advance Registration.


Hotel Information

Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303 USA


The 2019 Annual Meeting will take place at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia. Located in the heart of Downtown Atlanta, the Marriott Marquis is the ideal location from which to explore Atlanta. The Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca Cola, and Centennial Park are all nearby.  


CIS has secured a rate of $185/night (not including taxes fees) for anyone who books under the CIS room block. This rate is valid for 3 days pre and 3 days post conference.


Reservations will open in early Fall.



Exhibitor Information

Exhibit space is now available for purchase at the 2019 CIS Annual Meeting!


The 2019 Annual Meeting is the ideal opportunity to meet hundreds of decision making healthcare professionals in specialties related to research, diagnostic and clinical immunology, and educate them about your products and services.


Join us for this exciting and intellectually stimulating meeting that promises to be one of the best conferences on primary immunodeficiencies and immune dysregulatory diseases. Applications can be found in the Exhibitor Prospectus.


10’x10’ Booth:  $2,500.00

Additional 10’x10’ Booth:  $1,250.00

Non-Profit Rate: $1,250 per 10’x10’.


Exhibitor Applications must be received by
February 22, 2019.

Important Dates

September 17

Abstract Submission Opens


October 1

Early Registration Opens

December 10

Abstract Submission Closes


February 1

Early Registration Closes


February 2

Advance Registration Fees Begin


March 8

Online Registration Closes (Onsite registration available)