Jan 27 - Jan 29
01:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Fri - Sun


Annual Scientific Conference

Friday, January 27 at 1 PM to Sunday, January 29, 2023 at 1PM Pacific Time

Monterey Tides hotel, 2600 Sand Dunes Dr, Monterey, CA 93940

Conference Co-directors: Nima Aghaeepour, PhD and Jennifer Bando, PhD

*Please note the venue and date changes

Deadline to register is Monday, November 21, 2022. No late registrations or cancellations will be accepted after this date. No walk-ins will be accepted. Please have an unrestricted PTA available when you register.

Immunology Scientific Conference Presentation Submission Form

Request for Abstracts
Deadline: Friday, November 4, 2022

We are now accepting abstract submissions for our Annual Scientific Conference, taking place on January 27-29, 2023 at Monterey Tides hotel.

  • Stanford Immunology Graduate students are required to attend give at least one poster and one scientific oral presentation. Preference for talks will be given to graduates who are nearing program completion.

  • Postdoctoral scholars from all Immunology Program laboratories are invited to submit an abstract of their research. Postdocs on the Immunology Training Grant are required to give either an oral or a poster presentation, typically towards the end of their training period.

  • New First Years are recommended to use this opportunity to get to know their classmates and fellow graduate students, as well as to learn more about faculty research interests

Please let us know if you would like to submit an abstract for an oral presentation or poster. If your research for your talk or poster is published, please list the citation, including the PMCID number.

Please provide a recent profile photo/headshot for the conference program.

Please submit your abstract below by Friday, November 4, 2022, or to Torye Nguyen at toryen@stanford.edu. We will contact you as soon as possible if your abstract is chosen for an oral presentation. If chosen for a talk, you will be asked to give a preview of your presentation to our Annual Retreat Planning Committee (first week of January 2023). 


Stanford Immunology Conference Schedule

The Annual Scientific Conference is held on the scenic beach at the Monterey Tides hotel in Monterey, CA. Graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff of the Stanford Immunology program are invited to attend.

Talks are given by various members of the Immunology community, in addition to a poster session competition. Awards for best grad student and postdoc talks and posters are awarded at the end of the retreat.

Immunology graduate students are required to attend and give at least one poster and one scientific presentation at the retreat during their years in the program.

New first years are recommended to use this opportunity to get to know their classmates and fellow graduate students, as well as to learn more about faculty research interests.

Past retreats have also included a bonfire near the beach and a game show featuring the incoming first years.

Agenda: You can download the agenda for the conference below. Talks on Friday and Saturday will be held at the Points Ballroom. Meals will be served at the La Grande Ballroom or Bayside Deck. Please check the program for details.

Lodging: Attendees with overnight accommodations can check in at the Front Desk after 4:00 pm on Friday. Any room upgrades and incidentals will be the responsibility of the attendee.

Day attendees can check in directly with Immunology Staff to receive your name badge at the Points Ballroom

Rideshare: Whether you want to be the driver or passenger, attendees who are interested in carpooling to Monterey Tides can fill out this Google Sheets to see who is interested. We regrettably cannot arrange rides for you; you will need to contact the driver or passenger to arrange the rides.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!