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The New England Immunology Conference

October 13-14, 2018   Woods Hole, MA

Keynote Speaker: Akiko Iwasaki

Welcome to the New England Immunology Conference website.  To date, over 40 annual conferences have been 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 as well as state-of-the-art sessions (Saturday AM and PM, Sunday AM).

The NEIC hosts a traditional Saturday evening New England dinner followed by a social mixer with poster presentations of research, for which the AAI-sponsored Janeway and new Lefrancois Awards prizes will be decided. There is also the popular selected Short Talks and associated prizes to be chosen from Poster Abstracts submitted.

We hope to see you & your colleagues at NEIC 2018!


The NEIC 2018 website is now open for registration! 

Please note the following:

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 (awards will be given for the Best Short Talk, Poster Pitch, and Poster presentations).

ENTERTAINMENT-Saturday evening activities will include a Craft Beer Tasting reception, back by popular demand from 2017!


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!

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.  All abstracts are due by September 20.

III. CONSIDERATION OF ABSTRACTS FOR ORAL PRESENTATION - If you would like your abstract to be considered for an Oral Presentation as a Short Talk, please check the appropriate box on the registration site, upload your abstract and also EMAIL a copy of your abstract to, along with a letter of support from your advisor.  Both the abstract and the letter must be received by September 5, 2018 in order to be considered for an oral presentation.

IV. POSTER PITCH - 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!