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Upstate New York Immunology Conference


16th Annual Upstate New York Immunology Conference
October 20-23, 2013

The Sagamore Resort and Conference Center
Bolton Landing, NY

Thank you for your participation
in this year's Conference.  We look forward
to seeing you next year.

October 19-22, 2014
Please check back in the spring for information.


The 16th Annual Upstate New York Immunology Conference (NYIC) will be held October 20-23, 2013 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 20th mid-afternoon and conclude following lunch on Wednesday, October 23rd. All participants are encouraged to stay for the entire Conference.

In celebration of the Conference's 16th year, we have an exciting program scheduled which includes:

  • Two workshops - one by given by NIH representatives on trainee fellowships and research awards; and a second on the intricacies of publishing scientific papers by Dr. Pamela Fink
  • 20 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
  • An evening of leisure activities including a bonfire, miniature golf, whiffle ball, X-box, 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 2013 are Pamela J. Fink, Ph.D., Professor of Immunology, Department of Immunology (University of Washington), and Christopher A. Hunter, Ph.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Pathobiology (University of Pennsylvania).

Our Program begins on Sunday with dinner, a keynote presentation, and AAI Young Investigator Awards immediately followed by 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 also encouraged to submit poster abstracts and request consideration by the NYIC Scientific Advisory Board to give an oral presentation. Electronic submission is required for all abstracts by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 31, 2013. (See Poster and Abstract Guidelines for additional information and submission.)

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, all meals, and Conference materials. Registration closes Friday, September 13, 2013 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. On-going support is also provided by a grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAID) which, along with institutional and corporate support, helps reduce the cost of attending for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. This year's major Corporate Sponsor is BD Biosciences. Other contributors are listed on the Corporate Sponsors web page.

 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.