ECI 2012 promises a scientific programme that is informative and interesting and fulfills the theme of “a healthier future through research, education and innovation.”
The 3rd European Congress of Immunology (ECI2012) is to be held in Glasgow, UK, 5-8 September 2012. The congress, under the auspices of EFIS (the European Federation of Immunology Societies), is organised by the British Society for Immunology (BSI). This congress, which is held every three years, follows the two hugely successful congresses held in Paris (2006) and Berlin (2009).
ECI 2012, with the theme “A healthier future through research, education and innovation” will have 4 parallel tracks with equal emphasis on basic and clinical immunology. There will be 24 symposia and 72 workshops covering all aspects of immunology: Innate immunity, adaptive immunity, Diseases of the immune system, and Immune interventions.
The speakers will be leading basic and clinical immunologists from all over the world. Several European Societies dealing with immunology, mostly in applied science have shown enormous enthusiasm in organising additional symposia. There will also be lunch time symposia sponsored by our industrial partners.
The congress, with 5000 participants, the largest gathering of the European immunologists, will provide a unique environment to network with colleagues from all over Europe and beyond. The Scottish Exhibition and Convention Centre, a modern and well planned facilities, will provide a relaxed and interactive venue for exciting scientific exchange and to view the latest development offered by related industry. There will be at least 500 bursaries to facilitate the participation of young scientists.
ECI 2012 is co-organized by the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS) and The British Society for Immunology (BSI).
EFIS is an umbrella organization that represents more than 12,000 individual members from 29 member societies in 31 European countries (all European Union member states and all other European states) and reaches beyond the European boundaries to Israel.
The BSI is one of the oldest, largest, and most active, Immunology societies in the world and is the largest in Europe. Members are based all over the world, with the majority working in Britain.
The BSI’s main objective is to promote and support excellence in research, scholarship and clinical practice in immunology for the benefit of human and animal health and welfare. The BSI seeks to help British Immunology accomplish the highest possible goals.