We're excited to announce that this year's retreat will be "In Person!"

KeyNote Speaker
Ronald N. Germain, MD, PhD
NIH Distinguished Investigator; Chief, Laboratory of Immune System Biology; Chief, Lymphocyte Biology Section, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

"How Advanced Imaging Methods are Enabling Development of a Spatially-resolved, Systems-level Understanding of Immunity"
 
 
SPEAKERS -
 
Partha Biswas, MVSc, PhD - Depts. of Medicine and Immunology
     Fueling our First Responders
Greg Delgoffe, PhD - Associate Professor, Dept. of Immunology
     Overcoming Metabolic Exhaustion to Improve Cancer Immunotherapy
Alok Joglekar, PhD - Assistant Professor, Dept. of Immunology
     T cell Antigen Discovery for Understanding and Engineering Immunity
Lawrence Kane, PhD - Professor and Vice Chair for Education, Dept. of Immunology
     Activation and Differentiation of Effector and Regulatory T cells
Melissa Kane, PhD - Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics
     Intrinsic Cellular Defenses Against Retroviral infection
Penny Morel, MD - Professor, Dept. of Immunology
     TCR Signal Strength Regulates Th cell Differentiation: RNA Processing Matters!

 

Abstract Submission and Poster Sessions

ABSTRACT GUIDELINES:

Timeline - Abstracts are due by Sept. 1, 2021.

Eligibility - Graduate students, postdocs, clinical fellows (or equivalent) and technicians.

Format - Abstracts should not exceed 250 words in length. This does not include the title, authors or funding source (optional) Abstract should be a one-page pdf document less than 4 MB in size. The following information must be included at the top of the document:

  • Name of Presenting Author
  • Email
  • Lab Affiliation
  • Classification - Graduate Student (YR1-3), Graduate Student (YR4+), Postdoc/Research Associate, Faculty, Lab Staff, Other (please identify)
  • Consider for an Oral Presntation: Yes or No

Scoring - The Retreat Organizing Committee will select four abstracts for oral presentation (15 minutes) at the 2021 Retreat. Selections will be made from the Graduate Student (YR4+), Postdoc/Research Associate and Lab Staff submissions who have indicated that they would like to be considered.

NOTE: ABSTRACTS SELECTED FOR ORAL PRESENTATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR POSTER AWARDS.

 

POSTER GUIDELINES:

Posters will be judged based on the quality of the Subject Matter, Presentation and Poster Display. First place posters in the Graduate Student (YR4+) and Postdoc/Research Associate categories will be invited to present at the 2022 Retreat.

Poster sessions will be held on Thursday and Friday mornings, October 7 and Oct. 8. Posters will be assigned numbers, with the odd numbers presenting on Thursday morning and the even numbers presenting in the Friday morning session. Presenters are asked to please leave their posters up throughout both sessions. They may be taken down at the conclusion of the retreat.

NOTE: THE POSTER BOARDS WILL BE SMALLER THIS YEAR, SO THE DIMENSIONS OF POSTERS CANNOT EXCEED 3' X 3'. PINS AND NUMBERS WILL BE PROVIDED.