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IUIS 2023 Congress, Cape Town, South Africa

27. November 2023 - 2. December 2023

The IUIS Congress is the world’s leading conference in the field of immunology. It brings together more than 5,000 immunologists from universities, health providers, independent research organisations and industry. IUIS 2023 Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, 27 November-2 December, promises to be a landmark occasion for Africa and the global immunology community. This will be the first time such a meeting will be held in Africa and is also the first such meeting after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Congress is hosted by the IUIS, the Federation of African Immunological Societies (FAIS), and the South African Immunology Society (SAIS). The theme of IUIS 2023 will be “Turning Discoveries into Treatments” and we hope to leverage the connectivity between human health and basic immunology – in South Africa, Africa, and globally.

You can look forward to 5 days of enhanced scientific exchange, including Lectures by world-renowned experts:

• Nobel Laureate Emmanuelle Charpentier
• Nobel Laureate James P. Allison
• Judith Allen
• Yasmine Belkaid
• Vishva Dixit
• Chen Dong
• Henrique Vaiga Fernandez
• Vaiga Fernandez
• Alain Fischer
• Ricardo Gazzinelli • Sara Gilbert
• Laurie Glimcher
• Sharon Lewin
• Henri Mwandumba
• Thumbi Ndung’u
• Michel Nussenzweig
• Federica Sallusto
• Luke O’Neill
• Fiona Powrie
• Arlene Sharpe
• Shannon Turley
• Bruce Walker

Key Figures:
• Over 5,000 immunologists from 70 countries
• 5 days of scientific exchange
– 150 Scientific Sessions (12 Keynote, 13 Plenary, 50 Symposia, and 10 Debate)
– 4,000 Abstracts
– 500 Oral Presentations
– 2,300 Posters

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Abstract Submission opens January 2023
Early Registration opens January 2023

Clive Gray, Congress President
Rita Carsetti, Congress Vice President
Henry Mwandumba, Congress Vice President
Mark Davis, Chair of the Scientific Committee
Miriam Merad, IUIS Vice President and Co-Chair of the Scientific Committee
Siamon Gordon, Congress Patron

About IUIS:

The International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) is an umbrella organization for many of the regional and national societies of immunology throughout the world, whose vision is Immunology without Borders. Our mission is to promote immunology, unite the global immunological community, create a global network of expertise and research, empower members to make significant differences, identify and address inequalities, raise awareness of key issues in immunology and contribute to global health.


27. November 2023
2. December 2023
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