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This meeting will be conducted in English.

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T Follicular Helper Cells and Germinal Centers (B4)

Scientific Organizers: Shane Crotty and Carola G. Vinuesa


February 26—March 1, 2016

Hyatt Regency Monterey, Monterey, California, USA


Sponsored by BioLegend, Inc.


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** Meeting has ended **

Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 27, 2015


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is November 30, 2015)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


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Scholarship Deadline: October 27, 2015


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

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Abstract Deadline: November 30, 2015


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is October 27, 2015)

Discounted Registration Deadline: January 5, 2016


Registration Fee: 795.00 USD* (includes 150.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 570.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 945.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 720.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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Things to Do

Walking distance  = Walking distance (within 1/2 mile of conference center)  FREE Shuttle/Bus available  = FREE Shuttle/Bus available
Shuttle/Bus required  = Shuttle/Bus required  Car/Taxi required  = Car/Taxi required  not available  = Not Available

Hyatt Regency Monterey is a just 15-minute drive by rental car or taxi to Old Town or Cannery Row. Historic Cannery Row, once a raucous industrial street famous for canning sardines and for the haunts of characters in John Steinbeck's 1945 novel "Cannery Row," welcomes you to a fascinating world of seaside exploration, shopping, dining and activities on its ruggedly beautiful shoreline of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary--known all over the world as John Steinbeck's Cannery Row. For a list of discounts and deals in Monterey, click here

Suggestion: To find other attendees who may want to join you in activities, use the message board located near the Registration Desk. Post your contact information and activity of interest, and be sure to check the message board during the meeting for posts by fellow attendees.
Biking Walking distance For great information about biking, trails, and renting bikes with distance, directions and descriptions, click here.
Golfing Walking distance Located next door to the Hyatt Regency Monterey is the historic Del Monte golf course, the oldest golf course west of the Mississippi. The cypress-dotted fairways make for a challenging game, whether beginner or seasoned player. Call ahead for reservations and remember to ask about their discounted twilight rates.
Hiking Walking distance Car/Taxi required For a basic list of hikes with distance, directions and descriptions, click here.
Sightseeing Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Monterey Whale Watching tours are available on the largest and finest vessels in Monterey! Trips are led by a certified Marine Biologist/Naturalist. Daily departures for 2.5-3-hour tours on either the Princess Monterey or the Greatland, with departures six times per day. To purchase tickets go to Princess Monterey Whale Watching.
Other Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required For a daily 3-hour narrated bus tour that takes you to many of the Monterey Peninsula's most famous movie locations click here.

Fitness Center Walking distance Raquet Club Includes six tennis courts, two of which can be lit for night play. In addition there is a pro on site to help you out with your game. Lessons, tournaments and a ball machine are available. * Relaxing massages are also available in the Fitness Center or in the privacy of the guest room * Two spacious outdoor heated swimming pools, each with whirlpool, amidst a garden setting * Complimentary fitness center featuring variable resistance weight equipment, Lifecycles, Liferower+ and Stairmasters= * Bicycle rentals at The Racquet Club for those short rides to the sandy white beaches of the Peninsula * Camp Hyatt» -- daily fun filled educational activities for children, including arts, crafts, scavenger hunts for ages 3-15
Spa Walking distance Relaxing massages are also available in The Fitness Center or in the privacy of the guest room.
Other Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required A world class area deserves world class shopping and the Monterey Peninsula is sure to make even the most experienced traveler smile with the choices they find. With everything from shopping areas offering major retailers, to intimate specialty stores featuring handmade clothing, unique household furnishings, exquisite art objects from around the world, a plethora of galleries and crafts shops, to a motor racing fans favorite shop at the track side souvenir shop of Laguna Seca Raceway, the visitor to the Monterey area is sure to discover a shopping heaven, and a perfect remembrance of their time in Eden.

Galleries Walking distance Car/Taxi required For a list of art galleries to shop or just browse, click here.
Other Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Carmel By-The-Sea... eat, shop, stay & play! Carmel By-The-Sea offers everything under the sun for food and wine lovers, the art enthusiast, beach bums, car buffs, golfers, and those who just want to relax and rejuvenate! Nature lovers will also be at home in Carmel By-The-Sea.

Bars/Pubs Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required For the best in bars, pubs and craft beer in Monterey, click here.
Dining Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required For the most comprehensive list of dining options in the Monterey area, click here.
Market/Grocery Walking distance Grocery stores or markets are a great place to purchase snacks for your room to help save money. Cheese, crackers, fruit and drinks keep well in the room. Some rooms may have mini refrigerators. Call the resort before your arrival to find out if one is available.
Amounts are in US dollars
The above information is provided as a courtesy to our conferees and is subject to change without notice.