FOCiS CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
UAB’s Comprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Autoimmunity Center has been honored to be distinguished as one of the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCiS) Centers of Excellence, which represent distinguished foci of clinical immunology at multiple, international institutions. The centers were organized to intensify and accelerate local multidisciplinary scientific and clinical innovation, education, and advocacy. This network of institutions accelerates innovation in investigation and clinical practice. In the four years since its creation, the network of FCEs have:
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As a FOCiS Center of Excellence, the Comprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, and Autoimmunity Center generally has the opportunity to nominate two (2) trainees (Predoc, Postdoc, a/o Clinical Fellow) to participate in the FOCIS Trainee Satellite Symposium in conjunction with the annual FOCIS meeting each June. This is a wonderful opportunity to present an abstract at a national meeting and a unique opportunity for trainees to network with leaders in their field at an exclusive event (TSS) reserved for Centers of Excellence members.
At the FOCIS TSS, Trainee abstracts are scored and the top ten have the opportunity to give oral presentations in front of their trainee/fellow colleagues as well as FCE Directors. They also will have an FCE Director mentor assigned to them to critique their presentation and provide pointers prior to their talk. All other trainees will present a poster at the FOCIS meeting Opening Reception. Poster presentations will be scored by FCE Directors and the top two posters will receive acknowledgement at the Opening Reception.