18th Annual Upstate New York Immunology Conference

October 25-28, 2015

The Sagamore Resort and Conference Center
Bolton Landing, NY

** Registration is now Closed ***
A limited number of rooms are still available. Please send an email to
NYIC@mail.amc.edu to inquire if there is still space.

The 18th Annual Upstate New York Immunology Conference (NYIC) will be held October 25-28, 2015 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 25th mid-afternoon and conclude following lunch on Wednesday, October 28th. All participants are encouraged to stay for the entire Conference.

In honor of the Conference's 18th year, we have a diverse program scheduled which includes:

  • Two workshops - one given by Dr. Yasmine Belkaid (title forthcoming) and a second given by Jacob Schumacher from AAI (title forthcoming). 

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

  • Travel Awards provided by affymetrix/eBioscience

  • 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 2015 are Yasmine Belkaid, Ph.D. (Chief, Mucosal Immunology Section, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institutes of Health, NIAID) and Kristin A. Hogquist, Ph.D. (Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota). Their presentations are entitled, "Regulation of Tissue Immunity and Metabolism by the Microbiota," and "T Cell Adolescence," respectively. 

Our Program begins on Sunday with dinner, a Keynote presentation, AAI Young Investigator and eBioscience Travel Awards, and a welcome reception at the Recreation Center. Each morning there will be symposium talks by invited speakers. Lunch will be provided during both Workshops. Trainees who receive awards will give PowerPoint presentations of their research. Please check the Schedule of Events page for more information and frequent 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  give short oral poster presentations during concurrent workshops. Electronic submission is required for all abstracts by 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 18, 2015. (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 18, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

The Conference is supported by an National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases R13 grant. Significant support is also provided by corporate sponsors, which helps reduce the attendance costs for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. This year's major Corporate Sponsors are BD Biosciences, BioLegend, and Taconic Bioscience. Other contributors are listed on the Corporate Sponsors web page. Institutional financial support comes from: Albany Medical College, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, SUNY Upstate, Trudeau Institute, University at Buffalo, University at Rochester, University of Vermont, and Wadsworth Center.

 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.