Immunology workshops, conferences and courses in Africa for healthcare professionals, researchers and students.

September 2017

Immunology Primer & 7th IDA Symposium

  • Krystal Beach, Gordons Bay, South Africa

IUISImmunology Primer

  • 1-3 September 2017

The basics of the immune system relating to immune tolerance and pathogen escape

  • South African Immunology SocietyOntogeny of immunity
  • Innate and adaptive immunity
  • Immune evasion strategies
  • Immunity to TB, HIV and malaria
  • Introduction to grant writing

7th Infectious Disease in Africa Symposium

  • IDA 7th Symposium7 – 9 September 2017

Thursday 7th September

  • Immune escape in HIV and implications for vaccines
  • Vaccines to TB and malaria and the Great Escape
  • Honing grant writing skills

Friday 8th September

  • Student presentations
  • Markers of vaccine immunogenicity

Saturday 9th September

  • Antibodies and immune control
  • Grant writing and presentations

Participants will be accepted based on the scientific merit of their abstracts.

  • The accepted participants will be awarded a full scholarship (travel and accommodation) to attend the two events plus the South African Immunology Society Conference (September 3-6th)
  • Participants will also be offered the opportunity to attend the 7th Flow Cytometry Workshop (September 11-15th) and offered a full scholarship for the event.

Abstract submission deadline: July 3rd

Register and submit abstracts online –

September 2017

6th South African Immunology Society (SAIS) Conference – SAIS

  • South African Immunology Society3 – 6 September 2017
  • Krystal Beach, Gordons Bay, South Africa

The Conference theme is Immune Tolerance, it will be in conjunction with the Infectious Diseases in Africa Workshop taking place on the 7th to 8th of September 2017 also at Krystal Beach, Gordons Bay.

The program is broad and will appeal to everyone involved in Immunology and there will be plenty of opportunity to meet with immunologists providing the best care in South Africa. This year’s Conference will emphasize networking with young scientists to create a stronger network for the next generation of African immunologists.

Register and submit abstracts online –

December 2017

10th African Congress of Immunology – The Federation of African Immunological Societies

  • Federation of African Immunological Societies3 – 7 December 2017
  • Hammamet, Tunisia

The theme of the Congress is “Immunology for a healthy Africa” with all major topics of immunology covered. In particular, advances in immunology of infectious diseases and related vaccines development and use, will remain a major focus of the Congress, as will the emerging fields of microbiome-host interactions, new innate cell subsets and immune-regulatory pathways. The impressive expansion of knowledge and concepts as well as discovery of new treatments revolutionizing the fields of cancer, autoimmunity, allergy, transplantation and immune deficiencies will be substantial part of the program. Progress in immunology is to a large extent driven by new technology and advances in molecular immunology, single-cell analysis and high-throughput sequencing will also be covered by the scientific program.

Register and submit abstracts online –


We create and host online courses in partnership with the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) and other bodies. These courses educate and support participants and students before and after Immunology conferences and courses world-wide.

We provide frameworks of knowledge so that participants can fully engage and get the very best out of real-world courses. We also provide lectures, relevant resources and assessment to educate users on all fronts.


MRC Unit Banjul, Gambia, 19-26 November 2016

Immuno-Gambia course - Participants

Immuno-Gambia – Participants



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Kilifi, Kenya, 19–24 September 2016 ‌

KENBOP3 - Participants

KENBOP3 – Participants


KENBOP3 - Faculty

KENBOP3 – Faculty



Hammamet, Tunisia, 4-8 April 2016

 Immuno Tunisia participants

Immuno Tunisia – Participants



Cape Town, South Africa, 20-24 October 2015

Immunology Primer and IDA Symposium - Participants

Immunology Primer and IDA Symposium – Participants



Medellin, Columbia, 10-13 October 2015

Immune Regulation in Health and Disease - Participants

Immune Regulation in Health and Disease – Participants

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