2020 Summer School in PIDs

The Summer School is Going Virtual!

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 the Faculty of the Summer School have made the decision to transition the School from in-person to virtual for 2020. The format will be largely the same as years past, and will run over the same dates as originally planned, October 1 – 4.


We understand that a virtual meeting will not be quite the same as in-person, but the Faculty will work to create an engaging educational environment that will benefit all attendees and we hope to offer a special networking session at the annual CIS meeting in St. Louis.

*Please Note: While the meeting will be virtual, it will only be able to be accessed by applicants and observers who are accepted to attend*

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Tulley at stulley@clinimmsoc.org.


  • Fellows-in-Training, within two (2) years of completing Fellowship
  • Junior Faculty, within two (2) years of completing Training


Applicants should be pediatricians, internists, or scientists committed to the clinical management of patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases. Candidates may have backgrounds in immunology, adult medicine, rheumatology, hematology/oncology, infectious disease, laboratory immunology, or allergy/immunology, among others.


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For fellows and junior faculty considering a career in immunology, this is an excellent opportunity to crystallize your knowledge and to further your knowledge around primary immunodeficiencies, the diagnosing of such disorders, and optimal management strategies. The Summer School offers an unparalleled opportunity to interact with leaders in the field and to network with your colleagues, both junior and senior.


Accepted fellows will be provided with travel grants to assist with airfare, hotel, and meal expenses. The language of the School will be in English and greater consideration for the selected participants will be from North America, South America and Central America.



The case should have a main discussion point.  This can be a diagnostic surprise and teaching point or a management dilemma suitable for discussion. In some cases, a research project focused on a clinical or translational issue of broad relevance would be acceptable.

  • Case/Abstract Text: 1 page limit
  • Curriculum Vitae: 3 page limit
  • Letter of Support/Recommendation: 2 page limit - letter may be from Training Program Director or Division Chief
  • Personal Statement: no more than 500 words - please answer the following question: How will attending the CIS Summer School advance your career in Immunology?


Please contact the CIS Office at 414.224.8095 or email Sarah Tulley, stulley@clinimmsoc.org with any questions you may have.


As in years past, CIS is accepting applications for a select number of observers to attend the Summer School. Observers are individuals who are typically mid-to-late career and are looking for an opportunity to expand their knowledge of primary immunodeficiencies. Selected observers are invited to attend the Summer School and participate in all large and small group discussions.


To apply to be an observer, please email the following materials to Sarah Tulley, stulley@clinimmsoc.org, by Friday, June 12th:

  • Your current CV; and
  • A one-page letter that details why you would like to participate in the Summer School

 Please contact Sarah Tulley with any questions you may have.



Friday, June 12, 2020

Friday, June 12, 2020