IUIS – EFIS International Day of Immunology Webinar


The International Day of Immunology is dedicated to increasing global awareness of the importance of immunology in the fight against infection, autoimmunity, and cancer, as well as promote the benefits of immunology research. This year the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) in collaboration with the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS) have co-organised a webinar on the International Day of Immunology (29th April 2021). The theme of the webinar is Immunology in the time of COVID-19: achievements, challenges and opportunities and shall feature talks by Özlem Türeci, Davide Corti, Shane Crotty, Laurence Zitvogel, and a special opening message from Anthony Fauci. The event will also have a  panel discussion among internationally acclaimed experts in immunology, virology, vaccinology and public health.

Date: April 29, 2021

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 am (EST)/ 3:00 pm -6:00 pm (SAST)/ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (IST)

Organizers: Pablo Engel, Clive Gray, Miriam Merad, Federica Sallusto

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Additionally, IUIS, EFIS, young EFIS and Immunopaedia have co-organised a #ThankYouImmunology and  #DayofImmunology media campaign that will showcase the importance of immunology by sharing videos created by early career researchers. Videos will become available from the 26th of April 2021 on the 2021 Day of Immunology Youtube Channel


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