FOCIS Centers of Excellence

FCE Fusion: Careers. Collaboration. Connection. (invitation only)

Wednesday, June 14
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(formerly Trainee Satellite Symposium)

12:00 - 12:05 pm Welcome & Introductions

12:05 - 1:00 pm Networking & Hors d'oeuvres

1:00 - 1:30 pm Poster Talks
•W.78 Expansion of Human Invariant NKT Cells Ex Vivo Augments Th2 Polarization and Anti-Tumor Cytotoxicity – Kelly Andrews
•W.49 Ratio between HBHA- and ESAT-6-induced Polycytotoxic CD4+ T cells, a New Biomarker for LTBI – Laetitia Aerts
•W.55 Contribution of Natural Killer T cells to the Pathology Caused by the Respiratory Syncytial Virus and the Metapneumovirus – Emma Rey-Jurado
•W.77 Cellular Metabolic and Translational Constraints in Preterm Monocytes – Christina Michalski
•F.34 Next Generation Sequencing-Based Panel Screening in Patients with Undifferentiated Autoinflammatory Diseases: Friend or Foe? – Riccardo Papa

1:00 - 2:00 pm Moderated Poster Session

The FOCIS Centers of Excellence (FCEs) are a network of academic medical centers that focus on interdisciplinary and translational education and research. Within each FCE, trainee and fellow development is a top priority.

FCE Fusion is a lunch and networking event at FOCIS 2017 where trainees present their work during the poster tour and receive mentoring and feedback from FCE directors. This year's program also features a career panel discussion aimed at providing trainees with an all-encompassing view of career opportunities available to them, including positions in industry, venture capital firms, and scientific journals.

Participation in this symposium is limited to trainees who are competitively selected from their FCE.


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