INTRODUCTION  Each year, immunologists from UCSF and UC Berkeley co-sponsor a two-day conference. This conference allows scientists from both institutions to share their work and interact with each other in a social setting. Principal investigators or chosen member(s) of the lab give an overview of his/her research-in-progress. Faculty must register to request a lab speaker slot. We strongly encourage everyone to sign up to present a poster at the catered poster session on Friday and Saturday night. It's a lot of fun! Great science and lots of time to get to know your fellow Immunologists.

Date: Friday, September 20 - Sunday, September 22, 2019

Location: Chaminade Resort & Spa, Santa Cruz, CA 

IMPORTANT: Please register yourself only. Faculty must sign-up to request a speaker slot for themselves or their lab.



REGISTRATION is available from June 3, 2019 - July 26, 2019

Room type: Single (faculty only)  Non-Faculty - Please note that only faculty get a priority of a single room. If you have requested a single room, we will place you to a double room based on availability.

Room type: Double (student/postdoc/non-faculty) If you select a double room, you will only be paired up with your requested roommate, if you choose each other. If you don't indicate a roommate or if your roommate request is not paired, you will receive an email to confirm a potential roommate. If you would like to request a full-double room with your guest, please note that you will be charged for the single room rate of $385 per night as double rooms are reserved for 2 retreat attendees. 

Any registrations received after July 26, 2019 will be considered a late registration. Accommodations are limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.


COSTS total per person - Double $510 + (registration fee of ~$200) / Single $770 + (registration fee of ~$200) 

Total all-inclusive costs includes - Lodging for both nights, meals, and conference/resort rental expenses

Registration fees - registration/service fees and taxes are not included in the "all-inclusive" rate and will be determined after the retreat. (~$200 is an estimated rate for your reference) 

Double: $255 per night, per person + registration fees ~$200 

Single: $385 per night, per person + registration fees ~$200 


GUESTS Note that we had to turn away student/post-doc participants last year due to limited space at Chaminade. Please consider this space limitation when making plans for inviting family/guests. Guests are not allowed to attend the conference sessions; but will have access to all hotel amemeties, meals and snack breaks. 

There will be an additional out-of-pocket charge to your expense if you decide to bring a guest(s) (unless authorized by your PI to fund additional expenses). This expense will be charged upon check-out at Chaminade.

Cost for attendee + Guest rate: 

Attendee in single room with guest (faculty only) - Single: $385 per night, per person + registration fees ~$200

Attendee in double room with guest (student/postdoc/non-faculty) - Single: $385 per night, per person + registration fees ~$200

Guest rates in addition to room costs: 

Guest rate of $89.90* per day, includes shared room accommodations with meeting attendee, breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Sunset Restaurant, on-site recreational amenities on a daily basis, and service charges.

Children ages 6-12 are $55.80* per day, includes shared room accommodations with meeting attendee, breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Sunset Restaurant. Children 5 and under dine/stay free of charge.



If for any reason you can no longer attend, please contact Cindy Li ([email protected]) immediately as spaces are limited. Last day of cancellation is Friday, August 16, 2019. After August 16, the registration list will be secured and you will not be able to make any changes.