THE ISI IS A MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF IMMUNOLOGICAL SOCIETIES
The Irish Society for Immunology is a proud member of the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS). EFIS is a non-profit umbrella organization that represents 35 European immunology societies, including, as well, associations from Eurasia and the Middle-East uniting nearly 14,000 individual researchers and clinicians working in the fields of immunology and allergology.
EFIS supports the research and education of immunology across Europe and has played a key role strengthening the scientific interaction amongst European immunologists. EFIS has a strong focus on supporting young scientists, through fellowships, travel grants and their partnering journals.
EUROPEAN CONGRESS OF IMMUNOLOGY - ECI
The European Congress of Immunology is the joint meeting of all EFIS member societies that takes place every 3 years. ECI is one of the most highly-regarded international conferences in the field of basic and clinical immunology. Every year ECI attracts over 3,000 delegates to this fantastic conference offering exciting scientific and social programs.
Following Paris in 2006, Berlin in 2009, Glasgow in 2012 and Vienna in 2015, Amsterdam hosted the 5th ECI in 2018. The 6th ECI was to take place in Belgrade, Republic of Serbia, September 1-4, 2021, jointly organized by the Turkish and Serbian Societies for Immunology. Due to COVID-19 restrictions ECI 2021 was fully moved to a virtual format.
The next ECI will take place in 2024 and will be held in Dublin-Ireland. To find out more, click on the conference logo below!
EFIS SPONSORED OPPORTUNITIES
EFIS focuses especially on supporting young scientists, through fellowships or travel grants.
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The International Congress of Immunology (IUIS)
IUIS is the world’s leading conference in the field of immunology. It assembles immunologists from universities, health providers, independent research organisations and industry.
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The 2023 IUIS will take place in Cape Town, South Africa.
November 27th to December 2nd
"Turn Discoveries into Treatments" is the motto for IUIS 2023. This congress will significantly extend the knowledge of all delegates – from those who are in the early stages of their career to globally renowned key opinion leaders. IUIS 2023 will assemble immunologists from universities, health providers, independent research organisations and industry. The congress will cover different areas of immunology including basic, translational and clinical immunology.
Thanks to the continuing collaboration of its Official Journal, the European Journal of Immunology (EJI), and to the generous contribution of the Fondation ACTERIA, EFIS will be awarding up to 10 travel grants at the value of EUR 1.500 each for young post-docs and PhD-students wishing to attend IUIS 2023, to be held November 27th to December 2nd, 2023 in Cape Town, South Africa.
To be eligible for a grant, the applicant must be:
under 35 years of age (allowances on this limit for parental leave, civil service, health reasons, etc. will be considered in exceptional cases);
the first author of an abstract submitted to IUIS 2023;
a member of an EFIS member society.
For more information on how to apply, visit EFIS website.
Successful applicants will be notified of their award by July 31st, 2023.
EFIS TASK FORCES
EFIS Task Forces are a major initiative emerging from the first EFIS Strategic Retreat. EFIS Task Forces are focused on three pertinent issues faced by European immunologists: education, vaccination and diversity. These task forces address specific needs perceived by Societies that can be better dealt with at a European level. The ISI is proud to support EFIS efforts with Prof Karen English as the Irish representative in the Diversity task force.
THE EFIS YOUNG IMMUNOLOGISTS TASK FORCE (yEFIS)
The EFIS Young Immunologist Task Force (yEFIS) aims to gather all early career scientists in Europe working in Immunology. The aim of yEFIS Task Force is to bring all these young immunologist groups together and build a European network to defend our interests on both a national and European level. The ISI is proud to support EFIS efforts with Dr Daniel Johnston as the Irish representative for Young EFIS.