Conference Circuit: Immune System

The American Association of Immunologists’ Annual Meeting kicks off in Seattle later this week.

The American Association of Immunologists’ Annual Meeting kicks off in Seattle later this week.

More than 3,000 immunologists from 40 countries are in Emerald City to hear lectures from some of the world’s most prominent scientists, network with peers, and learn how innovations and biomedical advances can benefit their research.

Association: American Association of Immunologists

Conference: IMMUNOLOGY 2016

Venue: Washington State Convention Center

Location: Seattle

IMMUNOLOGY 2016 starts on Friday evening with the AAI President’s Address and Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation, followed by an opening reception in the convention center’s atrium lobby. Also on the agenda:

Career driven. The meeting features a number of career-development sessions. Among them: How to interview for a job, how to convert a CV into a resume, and secrets of a successful postdoctoral fellowship. Also available to attendees is the NIH Grant Review and Funding Information Room, where NIH representatives will be available to answer questions about the scientific review process, grant and fellowship opportunities, and NIH institute-specific interests.

Sci-fi and music fans welcome. Like Han Solo? How about Jimi Hendrix? The IMMUNOLOGY 2016 Gala has you covered. Taking place at EMP, a museum dedicated to popular music and science fiction, attendees will get the chance to see handwritten lyrics and guitars signed by rock legends, as well as costumes and props from popular sci-fi films. They can also record their own performance in EMP’s Sound Lab. Best part: Their meeting badges let them take the 90-second Monorail ride to the event.

History lesson. While the AAI booth in the exhibit hall will host a poster hour each day and allow attendees to meet with staff and learn about member benefits and programs, it’s also home to another interesting feature: the AAI Timeline, on which attendees can see important developments for AAI and immunology, science and technology, and U.S. and world history from 1913 to 2016.

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Samantha Whitehorne

By Samantha Whitehorne

Samantha Whitehorne is editor-in-chief of Associations Now. MORE

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