The New England Immunology Conference

October 12 - 13, 2019   Woods Hole, MA


Keynote Speaker: Kate Fitzgerald

NEIC 2019 Website is now open for registration!

Welcome to the 45th annual New England Immunology Conference website for the 2019 meeting to be held at the scenic Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Each conference features internationally-renowned speakers presenting cutting edge basic and translational immunology research in 3 topical, state-of-the-art sessions (Saturday AM and PM, Sunday AM) with a featured Keynote Speech leading off the Saturday PM Session. Short Talks in each session will be selected from the abstracts submitted by September 16 and indicating interest in giving a short talk.

The NEIC hosts a traditional Saturday evening New England dinner followed by a social mixer with poster presentations of research, from which the AAI-sponsored Janeway and Poster Awards prizes will be decided. Sunday lunch (optional) will feature a Career Opportunities Luncheon (no cost for pre or postdoctoral trainees) please pre-register.

We very much hope to see you & your colleagues at NEIC 2019!


Susan L. Swain (UMMS),

Ann Rothstein (UMMS),

Michelle Kelliher (UMMS),


POSTERS AND SHORT TALKS - In addition to our current roster of speakers, we will be selecting 5-6 short talks from the poster abstracts.  The program will also include a Saturday afternoon “Poster Pitch” session and a Saturday evening Poster Session

CAREER NETWORKING ROUND TABLE with Industry Representatives from New England Companies
An Email will be sent out in October to all Postdoc and Student registrants when interested can sign up. Register soon to receive the email!

ENTERTAINMENT-Saturday evening activities will include a Craft Beer Tasting reception, back by popular demand from 2018!


I. HOUSING - Housing at MBL includes rooms in the newer Swope Center or in the more historical dorms.  Rooms in Swope will be assigned first, so if that is your preference, PLEASE REGISTER EARLY! Free parking in designated lots - see map under "Getting There".

II. POSTER ABSTRACT - To upload a poster abstract on the NEIC website when you register, please check the appropriate box on the registration site and upload the requested information.  Please note that the person who submits the abstract should be the first author and the presenter. You can submit an abstract at the time you register or you can go back to the site at a later time and upload your abstract. ABSTRACT DEADLINE IS September 16th. The word limit for abstracts - 250 words. To upload a poster abstract on the NEIC website when you register, please use the following format:

  • Title - Bold Arial 11

  • Authors -Bold Arial 11

  • Institutions - Arial 10

  • Text Arial 11

  • Please use 1 inch margins and limit the total document to 35 lines.

  • The size requirements for the poster itself is 42” wide by 60” tall.

III. CONSIDERATION OF ABSTRACTS FOR ORAL PRESENTATION - IIf you would like your abstract to be considered for an Oral Presentation, please also send a copy of your abstract to, along with a 1 page letter from your advisor. There is a box to check on the registration site. PLEASE NOTE: You must register and submit your poster abstract by September 16 to be considered for a poster presentation

IV. POSTER PITCH (Sponosred by BioLegend) - For those creative individuals/groups who would like to preview the importance of their research to the entire audience and encourage everyone to visit their poster, please check the appropriate box on the website.  

Here are the conditions:

  1. The time limit – 2 minutes

  2. The number of presenters per pitch – one to all of the authors on a poster abstract.

  3. Format – pitchline (enthusiastic description), song, limerick, haiku, sonnet, rap, skit or any other literary or dramatic style.

  4. Costumes allowed!

Prizes: More prizes will be awarded this year for posters and new ones for poster pitch presentations.

V. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES LUNCHEON (Sponsored by STEMCELL Technologies) – There will be an opportunity to hear from representatives of the pharmaceutical/biotech/academic communities to discuss career options for immunologists and how to prepare/connect for these opportunities.  There is no additional cost but if you would like to attend this luncheon, please sign up on the registration site. The Panel will include representatives from Academia (Stephanie Eisenbarth, Yale University), Scientific Editing (Laurie Dempsey, Nature Immunology), Biotechology (Helia Sanchez, Scipher Medicine), Nonprofit (Eric Perkins, Addgene).

VI. Registration Deadlines

  • September 12 - All postdoctoral and predoctoral trainees who register by this date will be entered into a raffle for $100 travel awards that will be presented at the end of each session.

  • September 16, 2019 - This is the final registration date for attendees who would like to have their abstracts considered for an oral presentation. Trainees, please remember to also have your mentor send a letter of support to

  • September 23, 2019 - Final Registration Deadline and Final Poster Registration Deadline

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