A two day course for those seeking a grounding in immunology. The course will be informal but intensive with limited numbers and a high level of staffing to encourage interaction, questions and discussion. Suitable for personnel from the pharmaceutical industry, the medical community and academic scientists. Prior knowledge of immunology is not necessary although a scientific background is essential.
The 2019 Poultry Health Course is for veterinary surgeons, technical staff and managers from the poultry industry who wish to learn more about the nature, diagnosis and control of infectious diseases of poultry. The course is also suitable for non-specialist graduates who wish to gain a thorough knowledge of the poultry sector while working towards the postgraduate awards in Agrifood.
Week 1 (Tuesday 23 – Friday 26 April 2019), based at The Pirbright Institute, contains lectures around cutting edge scientific aspects of poultry health including anatomy, immunity, genetics and infectious disease, delivered by international experts from the UK, Europe and the US.
Week 2 (Monday 30 April – Friday 3 May 2019) is based at the University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science (SVMS), Sutton Bonington Campus and comprises a series of lectures and practical activity on the more applied aspects of poultry health including the turkey, duck and game bird industries, vaccination and use of antibiotics, problems of the broiler and layer industries, lameness, problems in the field and the art of field investigation.
An intensive, hands-on, four-day training course in the rapidly developing techniques of confocal microscopy.
This is a one day NHS networking conference focusing on how to incorporate new tests and technology, improving quality and accuracy in your immunology service plus shared first hand experiences for nurturing relationships and improving clinical practice.
FOCIS is excited to develop the first FOCIS course for Southeast Asia, beginning in Jaipur, India in March 2019. This popular course is a unique opportunity to learn the latest developments in immunology and to engage with renowned faculty. Thirteen leading immunologists will cover major topics in cellular and molecular immunology. The course features three days of lectures, evening poster presentations as well as opportunities for privately arranged local tours of cultural sites in the historic Jaipur area. Travel awards are available from FOCIS to assist with the costs of attending the course. Registration closes on 28 February 2019.
A course suitable for general paediatricians, providing an update of the recognition of primary immunodeficiency, management of immunocompromised patients, new immunomodulatory therapies, including monoclonal antibody therapies, and the science underlying these topics.
FOCIS brings our most popular course to Europe again! The lectures cover the major topics in cellular and molecular immunology, including innate immunity, B cells, T cells, dendritic cells, cytokines and mucosal immunity. Other lectures cover autoimmune, allergic and immunodeficiency diseases, as well as new advances in interventional and clinical immunology and the molecular and genetic basis of immune-mediated diseases. All lecturers encourage interaction with the students through questions and discussions during lecture time. There is also ample opportunity for students to interact with the faculty outside the lecture room.