2021 International Day of Immunology

Thursday 29th April 2021

The International Day of Immunology 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 promote the benefits of immunology research.


‣ This year’s theme: COVID-19

Your participation is key! Reserve April 29 as the day to discuss immunology with everyone you know!  We strongly encourage immunological societies and federation to take action by creating an awareness campaign, organizing an event, reach out to local journalists or express your commitment to improving health for people around the world on social media. READ MORE


‣ 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 (applications submitted in 2021 will be reviewed in June 2022, together with the 2020 and 2022 applications). 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 – 2000 euros
  • European Day of Immunology Award – 2000 euros
  • Award for the Best Newcomer Campaign – 1000 euros
  • Best 2021 Theme Award: COVID-19  – 1 000 euros

All National Societies and Regional Federations are eligible to apply. READ MORE


Event Details

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Upcoming Events

2021 Virtual Advanced Course in Basic & Clinical Immunology

Monday 1st March 2021

Live Webinar: Eric Vivier “Harnessing innate immunity in cancer therapy and beyond”

Monday 1st March 2021

29th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Parasitology

Monday 15th March 2021

NVVI Lunteren Symposium 2021

Thursday 25th March 2021

IUIS-ALACI-ACAAI Immuno-Colombia 2021

Monday 5th April 2021

Novel Concepts in Innate Immunity

Wednesday 26th May 2021

CSI-SCI2021 Virtual Conference

Monday 31st May 2021Canadian Society for Immunology

FOCIS 2021 virtual annual meeting / Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies

Tuesday 8th June 2021

AAI Introductory Course in Immunology

Monday 12th July 2021