2019 Diagnostic School

The Clinical Immunology Society will once again be holding the Diagnostic School in Primary Immunodeficiencies. This School is aimed at individuals interested in learning about diagnostic techniques and approaches for Primary Immunodeficiencies and Immune Dysregulatory Diseases.


The 2019 Diagnostic School will be held July 25 - July 28 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. For accepted applicants, registration, lodging and meals will be covered by CIS, and some level of travel support will be provided.


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 three 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.

Who Can Apply?

We are seeking applicants from the following categories, and preference will be given to those individuals who demonstrate the intent to actively use the knowledge gained in this workshop, and also disseminate this information as relevant.

  • Fellows-in-training*
  • Junior Physicians* and/or scientists (within 3 years of fellowship)
  • Physicians* and scientists from geographically or otherwise under-served or under-developed areas
  • 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.

Application Requirements:

Individuals who are interested in attending the Diagnostic School must submit the following materials as their application:

  • A CV, no more than 4 pages
  • A brief, 500 word statement on why you want to attend, how you plan to utilize the training, and how your career will benefit by attending.
  • A 1 page case study, with a capsule summary of the case at the top. Your case study should illustrate 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 one page case report should include pertinent clinical and laboratory information, along with any flow or genetic data or figures. 
  • FOR FELLOWS/RESIDENTS ONLY- A letter of recommendation from a current faculty member.