Event Details


Annual Immunology Department Retreat

26th Annual Immunology Department Retreat
– Monday and Tuesday, September 14 and 5, 2015
Fort Worden State Park and Conference Center, Port Townsend, Washington

This year the annual Immunology department retreat (Monday & Tuesday, September 14 & 15, 2015) is being held at Fort Worden State Park and Conference Center on the Olympic Peninsula in Port Townsend.  Registration priority is given to Immunology faculty, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, as well as graduate students in other programs doing research in Immunology lab, and new MCB graduate students rotating in Immunology labs.  There is room for approximately 135 participants to attend the retreat at Fort Worden. Immunology Graduate Students are required to attend the retreat.

To attend the retreat: Please fill out the Registration form, via a Catalyst survey at https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/dimalong/264393 .

  1. Although the registration deadline is 12:00 noon on July 31st, I encourage you to submit your registration form sooner than the deadline. The process should only take you a couple of minutes.
  2. To present a poster:  Please fill out the attached Abstract form being careful to stay within the margins and limiting your abstract text to fit the form on one page. The abstract must be sent back via email to immgpa@uw.edu as a WORD document – do not change it to a PDF or other version.
    The abstract deadline is 12:00 noon on July 15.

    The Retreat Planning committee will review all abstracts to determine which poster presenters to invite to also give an oral presentation in one of the three retreat workshops.  Workshop presenters will be advised in early August.

    All grad students and postdocs are highly encouraged to present a poster.  Grad students in and beyond their third year are expected to present a poster.

    This year the Sandra Clark Education Fund will again provide a monetary prize of $1,000 for the Best Poster by a graduate student.  The postdoc posters will be judged separately, and again this year, the Department is pleased to provide an award of $1,000 for Best Post-Doctoral Poster.  Monetary prizes are to be used for scholarly endeavors.

Fort Worden is a destination conference center located about two hours northwest of Seattle on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula, and just moments from downtown Port Townsend.  Directions to Fort Worden are found at their web page: http://www.parks.wa.gov/fortworden/directions.aspx.

Carpooling is the norm, as travel expenses (mileage, gas, ferry fare, etc.) are not reimbursed. Most rooms for students, postdocs and research scientists are in the barracks and are single rooms (one bed), although there are a few rooms with two beds. Please talk with your fellow lab members, classmates or friends to arrange for sharing.  Be sure to fill in roommate requests on the reservation form.

The schedule of events and presentations will be distributed in late August or early September.

If you have any questions, please email us at immgpa@uw.edu.