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BioTech 4 | Cellular Immunology: Principles and Methods | 4-Day Hands-On Workshop

September 18, 2018 to September 21, 2018

Registration occurs on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for registration is one week before the first day of the course.  If you are unable to register before the deadline, please email: training@faes.org or call 301-496-7977 for space availability. 
NIH employees paying with the signed vendor copy of the SF-182 form, please email:  registration@faes.org 

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Contract: SF-182

The objective of this course, through lecture and laboratory sessions, is to learn those research approaches which form the foundation of our understanding of the immune system, with particular emphasis on the cellular elements and their roles in the orchestration of the immune response. Because this field is contributing to novel therapies and is in a high state of flux, due attention will be given to new directions.

Lecture and Laboratory Topics
Cells of the adaptive immune system and of the innate immune system; special focus on B lymphocytes and T lymphocytes; Interactions between antibodies and antigens; Genes encoding antibodies; Immunological memory and the mechanisms involved in recall responses; The Major Histocompatibility complex (MHC) and how it controls adaptive immune response; Immunological tolerance and how the immune system is kept under control; Immunotherapy; How to generate and produce monoclonal antibodies; Using a flow cytometer for the analysis of cells of the immune system; Immunological assays (T cell proliferation, cytotoxic T lymphocyte cell assays, Western Blotting/Immunostaining, ELISA); The Mucosal Immune System.

Related BioTech Course
BioTech 8:  Immunochemistry and Monoclonal Antibody Production

Comprehensive Binder
Contains all notes, protocols, and reference material needed. No additional books are required. 

Credit
Although no grades are given for courses, each participant will receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) based on the number of contact hours.   One CEU is equal to ten contact hours.  Upon completion of this 5-day program, each participant will receive 2.8 CEUs. 

Refund Policy                                                                                                         
100% Refund or 100% Full Workshop Credit Available                                      Written Notification: 14 or more days prior to start of program. 
50% Refund or 100% Full Workshop Credit Available                                         Written Notification: 4 to 13 days prior to start of program. 
 0% Refund, 100% Full Workshop Credit Available
3 days or less prior to start of program.

Notification
All cancellations must be received in writing via email to Ms. Carline Coote at ccoote@mail.nih.gov
Cancellations received after hours are time marked for the following day.
In regards to a full or partial refund or a full workshop credit, you must indicate which option you are selecting at the time of your written cancellation.
All refund payments will be processed by the start of the initial workshop.  

FAES reserves the right to cancel a course due to insufficient enrollment.

Suggested Accommodation
A special rate is available to all BioTech Workshop attendees. This includes complimentary continental breakfast, guest room Wi-Fi and discounted $15 parking per night. Hotel is within walking distance of the training facility   Reservations can be made online, see below. 

DoubleTree by Hilton Bethesda - Washington DC

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