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Upstate New York Immunology Conference


Thank you for participating in the 2014 NYIC!

Look here in the spring of 2015 for information on the
18th Annual Upstate New York Immunology Conference

17th Annual Upstate New York Immunology Conference
October 19-22, 2014

The Sagamore Resort and Conference Center
Bolton Landing, NY

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The 17th Annual Upstate New York Immunology Conference (NYIC) will be held October 19-22, 2014 at The Sagamore Resort and Conference Center on the shores of Lake George in Bolton Landing, NY. The Sagamore is located approximately 80 miles north of Albany, NY.

The Conference will begin Sunday, October 19th mid-afternoon and conclude following lunch on Wednesday, October 22nd. All participants are encouraged to stay for the entire Conference.

In celebration of the Conference's 17th year, we have an exciting program scheduled which includes:

  • Two workshops - one given by NIH representatives on trainee fellowships and research awards; and a second by Dr. Arturo Casadevall entitled, "Reforming Science".

  • 10 AAI Young Investigator Awards for $100 each sponsored by the American Association of Immunologists

  • Concurrent oral poster presentations in informal workshop settings

  • The popular cruise on Lake George

  • Two evenings of team-building activities (Sunday and Tuesday), including miniature golf, whiffle ball, X-box, basketball, and movies

There will also be raffles for two Apple iPad 3 tablets (Wi-fi, 32GB). Only registered trainees attending the meeting will be eligible to win. You must be present at the drawing to win!!

The Keynote Speakers for 2014 are Arturo Casedevall, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Leo and Julia Forcheimer Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Department of Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; and Michael P. Cancro, Ph.D., Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

Our Program begins on Sunday with dinner, a Keynote presentation, AAI Young Investigator Awards, Recreation Center activities, and a Welcome Reception.  Each morning there will be symposium talks by invited speakers. Lunch will be provided during both Workshops. Trainees will be given an opportunity to present their research in afternoon sessions. Please check the Schedule of Events page for more information and updates.

The ongoing goal of this meeting is to foster collaborations and interactions among participants and their institutions, as well as provide opportunities for postdoctoral fellows and graduate students to present their research. Postdoctoral fellows and graduate students are encouraged to submit poster abstracts for consideration of an AAI Young Investigator Award by the NYIC Scientific Advisory Board. Award winners will  have an opportunity to give an oral workshop presentation. Electronic submission is required for all abstracts by 5:00 p.m., Friday, August 22, 2014. (See Poster and Abstract Guidelines for additional information and submission).  Failure to meet this deadline will result in ineligibility to receive an award or give an oral presentation.

Electronic registration is required for all participants. Register as soon as possible to secure your accommodations as there are a limited number of rooms available. . The registration fee includes three nights lodging, meals, break beverages, and Conference materials. Registration closes Friday, September 12, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

Institutional Financial support comes from: Albany Medical College, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Pennsylvania State University, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, SUNY Upstate, Trudeau Institute, University at Buffalo, University at Rochester, University of Vermont, and Wadsworth Center. Significant support is also provided by corporate sponsors, which helps reduce the attendance costs of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. This year's major Corporate Sponsors are BD Biosciences, BioLegend, and Life Technologies. Other contributors are listed on the Corporate Sponsors web page.

A grant proposal to support this conference has been submitted to the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAID).

 If you have questions, please contact Dawn Bellville, Administrative Coordinator,
at bellvid@mail.amc.edu or NYIC@mail.amc.edu or call: 518-262-5365.