The 2018 New England Immunology Conference

The 2018 New England Immunology Conference
October 13 and 14
Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole on Cape Cod
“Generating Effective Immunity’

The website for the upcoming 44th NEIC is now open for registration! Register Here

As in previous years, this meeting will take place at the historic Marine Biological Lab in Wood Hole, MA. This unique and beautiful oceanside venue provides state-of-the-art conference facilities and is an ideal setting for informal interactions between participants. Please join your fellow faculty, postdocs, students and industry scientists from throughout the New England immunology community for an exciting program (see attached), with additional short presentations to be selected from submitted abstracts. There will be lots of opportunity for discussions and networking, from meals in Swope Center to the evening poster session and reception. Trainee costs are subsidized through the generous support of local pharmaceutical partners and trainees are encouraged to present their research in progress as posters, selected oral presentations and poster pitches (see below). Trainees will also have an opportunity to have lunch with biotech/pharma representatives.

Please download the attached Program Flyer and share it with your colleagues. You can visit our website for further information, pictures and background. Additional meeting details are below. Link to NEIC

POSTERS AND SHORT TALKS – In addition to our current roster of speakers, we will be selecting 5-6 short talks from the poster abstracts. The program will also include a Saturday afternoon “Poster Pitch” session and a Saturday evening Poster Session. Awards will be given for outstanding Posters and Poster Pitches.

ENTERTAINMENT – Saturday evening activities will include a Craft Beer Tasting reception, back by popular demand from 2017, and sponsored this year by BioLegend!

HOUSING – Housing at MBL includes rooms in the newer Swope Center or in the more historical dorms. Rooms in Swope will be assigned first, so if that is your preference, PLEASE REGISTER EARLY! Free parking is available.

POSTER ABSTRACT – To upload a poster abstract on the NEIC website when you register, please check the appropriate category on the registration site and upload the requested information. Please note that the person who submits the abstract should be the first author and the presenter. You can submit an abstract when you register or you can go back to the site at a later time and upload your abstract. FINAL ABSTRACT DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 23.

CONSIDERATION OF ABSTRACTS FOR ORAL PRESENTATION – If you would like your abstract to be considered for an Oral Presentation as a Short Talk, please check the appropriate box on the registration site, upload your abstract and also EMAIL a copy of your abstract to susan.swain@umassmed.edu, along with a letter of support from your advisor. To be considered for an oral presentation, both the abstract and the letter must be received by SEPTEMBER 14, 2018.

POSTER PITCH – encourage everyone to visit your poster! Creative individuals/groups who would like to preview the importance of their research to the entire audience should check the appropriate box on the registration website. The Poster Pitch guidelines are as follows:
1. The time limit – 2 minutes
2. The number of presenters per pitch – one to all of the authors on a poster abstract.
3. Format – pitchline (enthusiastic description), song, limerick, haiku, sonnet, rap, skit or any other literary or dramatic style. Costumes allowed!