Lupus Insight Prize to be announced at 2015 FOCiS Medical Meeting

The third Lupus Insight Prize will be announced at the upcoming professional Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCis) meeting in San Diego June 24-27.

The Lupus Insight Prize, a novel collaborative initiative created to encourage innovation and scientific advances in lupus research, is presented in a collegial effort among the Lupus Research Institute along with the Alliance for Lupus Research and the Lupus Foundation of America. The Lupus Insight Prize, a highly successful collaboration among the three organizations, recognizes a major, novel insight and/or discovery that have the promise of changing thinking about lupus as well as a high likelihood of generating further advances in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

The Lupus Insight Prize recipient will be awarded $200,000 to be used for research dedicated to furthering understanding of the genetic, environmental, molecular, immunologic or cellular aspects of lupus or its treatment.

A few important deadlines to keep in mind:

March 13        Exhibitor registration deadline

April 1             Meeting registration deadline for poster presenters

April 1             Late-breaking abstract submission deadline