Deadline: 15 July 2012
Open to: Advanced students, doctors and young investigators interested in the state-of-art immunology
Venue: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina from September 20 (Thursday) to September 23 (Sunday) 2012
The primary aim of this summer school is to teach immunology to young investigators in immunology from South-East Europe, i.e. Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Romania. This region needs help to establish a state-of-the-art immunology. Infrastructure and equipment of most of the institutes of immunology in the South of this region are still underdeveloped, but immunological societies in these countries have been or are being formed.
Another aim of the school is to foster contact of these young investigators with other immunological societies. They will meet foreign speakers both from abroad and from other countries in the region, and also young investigators from the region. The region also urgently needs a network of immunologists between the different countries. The common interest in immunology will be a bridge for mutual communication.
The topic of the school is “Concepts in Immunology”. Lectures will deal with current concepts in immunology that are of special importance for basic but also for clinical immunology. The last school has shown that many participants have a medical background. Also controversially discussed topics will be presented. To provide an optimal discussion the participants will form small working groups according to their knowledge and interests that will be guided by the speakers. Methodological aspects will also be discussed, and a practical microscopy course will be organized by Euroimmun. Presentation of the work of the young investigators themselves in a special workshop is an important part of the school.
Three previous EJI-EFIS immunology schools were held in Ohrid, FYR of Macedonia, Dubrovnik, Croatia and Kragujevac, Serbia. They got a very positive feedback from the participants. One reason to hold the fourth school in Sarajevo, in the Middle of South Eastern Europe, is that we hope that this location will also allow other young investigators from other countries of the South to participate (Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia and Greece) that were less represented in the last schools. But the school is of course open to all young immunologists from the entire region.
Young researchers from the South Eastern Europe region, particularly from the neighboring countries are encouraged to apply for the school, where all faculty and participants will have an opportunity of constant interaction and exchanges.
The activities will be held in Sarajevo, Bosna and Herzegovina from September 20 (Thursday) to September 23 (Sunday) 2012.
Due to the support of SEEIS2012 by EFIS, EJI, IUIS and Euroimmun the school can offer fellowships for participation to the school. This support is intended to cover participation, accomodation and subsistence as well as most of the travel costs (depending on the length and costs of travel).
Fellowships are restricted to the following conditions:
• The recipient must be present at the SEEIS2012 meeting.
• Reimbursement will take place at the school.
• No payments are possible to persons other than the recipient.
• The total number of fellowships is limited. .
You can download the application form here.
The deadline for applications is July 15th, 2012.