AIC Abstracts

We hope you will join us at the 47th annual Autumn Immunology Conference. Our meeting continues a long tradition of featuring plenary sessions presented by outstanding immunologists, as well as offering a forum for students and trainees to present their latest findings in both workshop and poster formats.

The AIC2018 Abstract submission period is now closed.

Abstract Preparation & Submission

All abstracts submitted by midnight 21 Sep 2018 will be accepted for poster display and oral presentation. Undergraduates ONLY may request to present just a poster. All abstracts will be printed in the program booklet. Note: the abstract presenter's registration must also be paid by the abstract submission deadline, 21 Sep 2018. Due to printing space limitations, the body of the abstract (excluding title, authors, and affiliations) may not exceed 1250 characters plus spaces. Please visit Abstract do's and don'ts for, well... you get the point. Submit your abstract through the AIC2018 Abstracts page

Direct abstract and workshop questions to Lyse Norian, AIC2018 Workshop Coordinator.

Abstract and Poster Sessions


Abstract submitters (one person per abstract) are invited to present orally in a Workshop organized by topic. Ten or eleven concurrent small group workshops precede the poster sessions. Workshops are chaired by investigators with expertise in the topic area. Each workshop generally contains 10 short talks allowing ample time for data presentation and discussion. The final workshop topics depends upon abstract submissions and authors cannot be guaranteed of their first choice. Each presenter will be contacted by a Workshop Chair for specific details regarding her/his oral presentation. The poster session follows immediately after the workshops and allows for an in depth, discussion of the data. 

The Workshop format will utilize Powerpoint presentations. Presenters will be contacted by their assigned workshop chairs prior to the meeting with instructions for submission of their presentations. Please see Workshop Tips for helpful tips.



Poster sessions and receptions are concurrent in the same room, affording an informal atmosphere to interact. Please see Poster Tips for helpful tips.

Workshop Topics

Saturday and Sunday feature 10-11 concurrent small-group workshops each. Composition of each workshop depends upon submitted abstracts. To aide in determining workshop composition, you will be asked to select two workshop topics from drop-down menus during the abstract submission process. These are preliminary topics, final workshop titles and assignments will be determined by the AIC workshop coordinator based upon the abstracts received.

The preliminary workshop topics are:

  • Adaptive immunity; Development, signaling mechanisms

  • Adaptive immunity; Differentiation, effector mechanisms

  • Immune responses to viruses, bacteria and parasites

  • Immunoregulation, tolerance, and transplantation

  • Allergies and hypersensitivity

  • Inflammation and innate immunity

  • Autoimmunity

  • Microbiota and immune responses to pathogens

  • Cancer immunology and immunotherapy

  • Undergraduate poster only (no workshop)