2015-16 Retreat

Department Retreat

27th Annual Immunology Department Retreat
Monday and Tuesday, September 12-13, 2016
Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort, Leavenworth, Washington

Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort is nestled in the Cascade Mountains on the banks of Icicle Creek, just outside Leavenworth, WA.  Sleeping Lady offers a distinct Northwest experience accented by sustainable gourmet cuisine and cozy accommodations.  Directions to Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort are found at their web page:  Sleeping Lady  

  • The Department of Immunology pays for lodging and food/beverages.
  • Carpooling is the norm, as travel expenses (mileage, gas, etc.) are not reimbursed. 
  • The schedule of events and presentations for the retreat will be available in late August of 2016.

Event Registration
Advance Registration is required.  The registration deadline for 2016 will be announced in the Spring.  Registration priority is given to Immunology faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, as well as to graduate students in other programs who are doing research in Immunology labs and to new MCB graduate students who are rotating in Immunology labs.  Immunology Graduate Students are required to attend the retreat, as are other graduate students in Immunology labs.

Poster Presentations
All graduate students and postdocs are highly encouraged to present a poster at the Retreat.  Graduate students in and beyond their third year are expected to present a poster.

The Call for Abstracts will be sent out in Spring 2016.  The Retreat Planning Committee reviews all abstracts to determine which poster presenters are also invited to give an oral presentation in one of the retreat workshops.  Workshop presenters will be announced in early August 2016.

Prizes for Posters
Monetary prizes are to be used for scholarly endeavors.

  • For the 2015 Immunology Retreat, the Sandra Clark Education Fund provided a monetary prize of $1,000 for the Best Poster by a Graduate Student.  Jeffrey Duggan, graduate student in the Hamerman Lab, won this prize for 2015.
  • The postdoc posters are judged separately, and again for the 2015 Immunology Retreat, the department was pleased to provide an award of $1,000 for Best Postdoctoral Poster.  This award was given to Caroline Stefanie, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the Lacy-Hulbert Lab. 

Questions:  Contact immgpa@uw.edu