The  Affinity Meeting is a collaborative program hosted by the UCSD Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology. Members are investigators at UCSD, The Scripps Research Institute and the La Jolla Institute of Allergy and Immunology. The overall theme is to facilitate translational research into the rheumatic diseases by presenting forums for interchange and collaboration, support of developmental research projects, and by providing cost-effective laboratory services. The programmatic activities of the Affinity Meetings are intended to assist researchers in their efforts to elucidate fundamental mechanisms of pathogenesis.


  • Demonstrate application of scientific methodology to clinical situations.
  • Know and apply the basic sciences which are appropriate to your discipline.
  • Assess an overview of cutting edge topics in rheumatology, allergy and immunology.