2021 International Day of Immunology

Thursday 29th April 2021

The International Day of Immunology is just around the corner on April 29, 2021! 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 and international societies to participate in the Day of Immunology and to promote the benefits of immunology research.

This year’s theme: COVID-19

We strongly encourage your immunological society and federation to participate in the International Day of Immunology! It will be an asset to publicizing your society and the importance of immunology to global health.

We are happy to assist with advice and/or pedagogic material that you can freely use to create a winning virtual campaign that will reach journalists, schoolteachers, politicians and decision-makers, or to plan face-to-face actions if the health situation in your area allows it. To contact the IUIS Liaison for the Day of Immunology, Dr Tatyana Chtanova, please write to iuis-central-office@kit-group.org.

Reserve April 29 as the day to discuss immunology with everyone you know! Your participation helps an international community of immunologists dedicated to improving health for people around the world.


Day of Immunology Awards

IUIS and EFIS are awarding 6,000€ every three years, to the four best public relations campaigns covering the Day of Immunology. The next edition will be rewarding recipients for the years 2020 to 2022. All the years are eligible but the awards take place once every three years to coincide with the IUIS Congress.

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 webinars, interviews, lectures, join classroom discussions, meet teachers and talk to friends, family and neighbours about their amazing immune system! In the unprecedented situation we are facing with the COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage all to opt for campaigns in digital format.

  • 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 2021 Theme Award, by IUIS – 1 000 euros for the best campaign organized by a candidate participating in the DoI, which corresponds to one of 2021 theme: COVID-19


Who can apply?

All National Societies and Regional Federations are eligible to apply. The 2021 annual theme COVID-19 is only a suggestion, not a requirement.

Applications submitted in 2021 will be reviewed in June 2022, together with the 2020 and 2022 Awards applications.

Click here for more information on the Awards.

Event Details

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Upcoming Events

Genetic Studies Illuminating Pathways Important for Controlling COVID Disease

Thursday 3rd December 2020

49th Annual Japanese Society for Immunology Meeting

Tuesday 8th December 2020

Harnessing Synthetic Biology and Deep Learning to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thursday 17th December 2020

29th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Parasitology

Monday 15th March 2021

IUIS-ALACI-ACAAI Immuno-Colombia 2021

Monday 5th April 2021

Novel Concepts in Innate Immunity

Wednesday 26th May 2021 at Hörsaalzentrum Morgenstelle

FAIS 2021 – 11th African Congress of Immunology

Sunday 1st August 2021 at Bingu International Conference Center

6th European Congress of Immunology – ECI 2021

Wednesday 1st September 2021 at Belgrade, Serbia

17th International Workshop on Langerhans Cells and Related Myeloid Cells of the Skin

Sunday 3rd October 2021 at To be determined