WHAT IS AIM?
The AIM Program is a joint collaboration between CIS and Grifols based on the following goals:
WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF AIM?
Earlier and Accurate Diagnosis of PIDD through Case Study Approaches
• Better characterize the barriers to earlier diagnosis and overcome those barriers
• Enhance problem-based or inquiry-led learning approaches
• Expand the understanding of the role of genetic testing in PIDD diagnosis
Improved Understanding of the Intersection between Immunologists and Industry
• The role of IG therapies and IG stewardship
• “Vein-to-vial to vein/subcutaneous tissue” donor, safety and manufacturing of IG
• Exploration of career and research opportunities between Immunologist an industry
Shared Learning from the Experts
• Access and engagement with experts in diagnosis and treatment of PIDD
• Interactive breakouts to foster learning, discussion and relationships
WHO CAN APPLY?
Applications are open to fellows, junior faculty, and those interested in exploring careers and opportunities with industry. For those who are selected, roundtrip, economy airfare; 3 nights lodging at the Renaissance North Hills in Raleigh; and meals for the duration of the program will be provided.
Individuals who are interested in attending the AIM Program must submit the following materials as their application.
- A CV, no more than four (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 one (1) page case study which you find interesting and feel can trigger further discussion;
Programming will start Friday morning with a tour of the Grifols plasma facility in Clayton, NC along with didactic lectures from featured faculty. Saturday and Sunday will feature large and small group work and further didactic lectures from speakers, including case presentations from selected attendees, and dynamic group breakout sessions.