The International Day of Immunology is just around the corner on April 29, 2020! The day is dedicated to increasing global awareness of the importance of immunology in the fight against infection, autoimmunity and cancer. The IUIS and EFIS are working together to encourage national societies to participate in the Day of Immunology and to promote the benefits of immunology research.
We strongly encourage your immunological society and federation to participate in the day. It will be an asset to publicizing your society and the importance of immunology to global heath. We are happy to assist you with advise pedagogic material that you can freely use to create a winning campaign that will reach journalists, school teachers, politicians and decision makers and all people you know.
Reserve April 29 as the day to discuss immunology with everyone you know. Your participation is shaping an international community of immunologists dedicated to improving health for people around the world.
Day of Immunology Awards
Awards totaling 6000 euros will be given once every 3 years for the 4 best public relations campaigns of the Day of Immunology for the years 2020 to 2022.
Design your campaign the way you like using any media you wish – posters, film, video, social media, email or regular mail. Ask all your members to give interviews, lectures, join classroom discussions, meet teachers and talk to friends, family and neighbors about their amazing immune system!
- International Day of Immunology Award, by IUIS – 2000 euros for the best international campaign
- European Day of Immunology Award, by EFIS – 2000 euros for the best campaign in Europe, where the annual DoI has been celebrated since 2005
- Award for the Best Newcomer Campaign, by EFIS – 1000 euros for the best campaign organized by a candidate participating in the DoI for the first time
- Best 2020 Theme Award, by IUIS – 1 000 euros for the best campaign organized by a candidate participating in the DoI, which corresponds to one of 2020 theme: Autoimmunity and Autoinflammation
Who can apply?
All National Societies and Regional Federations are eligible to apply. Annual theme Autoimmunity and Autoinflammation is only a suggestion, not a requirement.
Applications submitted in 2020 will be reviewed in June 2022, together with the 2021 and 2022 DoI Awards applications.
Click here for more information on the Awards.