19th Annual Upstate New York Immunology Conference

October 24-27, 2016

The Sagamore Resort and Conference Center
Bolton Landing, NY

** Registration will open in May 2016***

The 19th Annual Upstate New York Immunology Conference (NYIC) will be held October 24-27, 2016 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 starts Monday, October 24th mid-afternoon and conclude following the Keynote Presentation on Thursday, October 27th. All participants are encouraged to stay for the entire Conference.

In honor of the Conference's 19th year, we have a diverse program scheduled which includes:


- A Welcome Reception and a night of team-building activities including miniature golf, whiffle ball, X-box, basketball, and movies

- Three workshops: 
     Dr. Wayne Yokoyama entitled, "Opportunities to Study the Immunology of Human Diseases"  
     Dr. Thomas Braciale entitled, "TBA"
     NIH Representatives will conduct
 a Mock Study Section


- A panel presentation and discussion for trainees entitled, "Careers in Industry" in which Ph.Ds. currently working outside of academia discuss their experiences


- 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 an informal workshop setting

- A cruise on Lake George

We will also have two Apple iPad Air tablets (Wi-fi, 32GB) to raffle. Only registered trainees attending the meeting will be eligible to win. You must be present at the drawing!!

Our first Keynote Speaker for 2016 is Wayne Yokoyama, M.D. (Levin Professor of Medicine; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Department of Immunobiology; Washington University). Our second Keynote Speaker will be Thomas J. Braciale, M.D., Ph.D. (Director Emeritus, Carter Immunology Center, Professor of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, University of Virginia).

Our Program begins on Monday afternoon with a Welcome Reception, dinner, Keynote presentation, AAI Young Investigator and affymetrix/eBioscience Travel Awards. The final event of the evening will be group activities at the Recreation Center. Breakfast is at leisure in the main hotel. The program will start each morning with symposium talks by invited institutional speakers. Lunch and dinner will be in the Conference Center. Trainees who receive awards will also give PowerPoint presentations of their research. Please check the Schedule of Events page for more information, as well as 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. Winners will be determined by the NYIC Scientific Advisory Board based on the quality of the abstract. Award winners will also give short oral poster presentations during concurrent workshops. Electronic submission is required for all abstracts by 5:00 p.m., Friday, August 26, 2016. (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, August 26, 2016 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 and BioLegend. 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, University at Buffalo, University of Connecticut, University at Rochester, University of Vermont, and Wadsworth Center/UAlbany.

 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.