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2017 PID Summer School

Applications are now closed! 
Applicants will be notified by the middle of July of decisions.

For fellows considering a career in immunology, the Summer School is an excellent opportunity to crystallize your knowledge and to learn about new diagnostic tools. The School offers an unparalleled opportunity to interact with leaders in the field and to network with your colleagues from around the world. The structure of the Summer School is case-based learning with case presentations, large and small group discussions, and lecture presentations on primary immunodeficiencies forming the core of the discussion.


  • Fellows-in-training (within their last two years of training);
  • Junior faculty members (within two years of completion of training).

Participants can be pediatricians, internists, or scientists committed to the clinical management of patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases.

Candidates may have backgrounds in immunology, infectious diseases, adult medicine, rheumatology, hematology, laboratory immunology, stem cell transplantation, oncology, or allergy/immunology.


Applicants will be required to submit the following documents as part of their application:

  1. Case/Abstract Text (1 page limit);
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae (CV) (3-page limit); and
  3. Letter of support/recommendation (2-page limit) - letter may be from Training Program Director or Division Chief.

Additionally, applicants must answer the following questions as part of a personal statement on how attending the CIS Summer School will advance their career (500 word maximum per answer):

  1. What spurred your interest in immunology?
  2. How do you see your career evolving in the next five years?
  3. How will attending the CIS Summer School advance your career?



Applicants are selected by the faculty based upon credentials, dedication to the field of Primary Immunodeficiency, level of training, letter of recommendation, and the interest in the case report or research project. The final selection is made to include a diverse participant base of both male and female and fellows from different academic centers throughout the globe to give this program a diversity of experience. 

Accepted abstracts will be provided with travel grants to assist with airfare, hotel, and meal expenses. The language of the School will be in English and selected participants are required to become CIS members at the conclusion of the School. For more information on membership please click here.


A handful of "Observers" will be allowed to attend the PID Summer School. Observers are mid to late career immunologists who are looking to expand their knowledge around PIDs. As an Observer you are allowed to attend the sessions and take part first hand in the same experience as the fellows who attend. You will also have the opportunity to present a brief case (5 mins) the first night of the program.

If you are interested in participating as an observer you will need to submit the following documents:

  1. Your most current Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  2. A one-page letter detailing why you wish to participate in the Summer School.

Observers are responsible for their own travel expenses. 

Questions can be sent to Sarah Tulley at stulley@clinimmsoc.org. Those selected to participate will be contacted in mid-July.

For further information on the CIS School, please contact Sarah Tulley, CIS Meetings Manager, at +1.414.224.8095 or stulley@clinimmsoc.org.