2021 International Day of Immunology

Thursday 29th April 2021

‣ IUIS-EFIS Webinar: Immunology in the time of COVID-19: achievements, challenges and opportunities

The International Day of Immunology is dedicated to increasing global awareness of the importance of immunology in the fight against infection, autoimmunity, and cancer. All international societies are invited to join IUIS in the global effort to promote the benefits of immunology research.

We are delighted to inform you that that to mark the Day of Immunology 2021, EFIS and IUIS are jointly organizing a webinar on 29 April: Immunology in the time of COVID-19: achievements, challenges and opportunities. Featuring both presentations and a panel discussion, it will bring together global experts to take stock of where we are and what the future may hold.

Immunology has never had such a high public profile as right now in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, yet the international immunology community’s impact in fighting diseases and improving global health is sometimes not understood. The hashtags for the 2021 Day of Immunology reflect this: #ThankYouImmunology   #DayofImmunology.

Date: April 29, 2021

Time:

  • 9:00 am – 12:00 am (EST)
  • 3:00 pm -6:00 pm (CET)
  • 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (IST)

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

Programme:

The webinar recording will be available soon!

 

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

‣ Thank You Immunology Video Campaign

The International Day of Immunology (DoI) is celebrated every April 29 as a way of bringing immunology out of the labs and into the hearts and minds of the general public. For the 2021 #DayofImmunology, the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS), the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS), the young EFIS network, and Immunopaedia have collaborated to produce the #ThankYouImmunology video campaign. Early career scientists were asked a few questions with the aim of celebrating the monumental achievements of immunologists the world over during an incredibly difficult year. Thanks to everyone who participated and helped to make such a great project. We hope that you enjoy watching and #ThankYouImmunology!

Amy Monaco

Explain your favourite immune cell type to a child.

Andrea Vogel

What does immunology mean to you?

Christian Barreto 

What does immunology mean to you?

Chiara DiCenso

Explain your favourite immune cell type to a child.

Ewoud Compeer

Comment on the Covid-19 pandemic.

Fowke Lab

What does immunology mean to you?

Francesco Siracusa

What is the most important contribution of immunology to human health?

Iria Gomez- Tourino

How does your immune system fight against infections?

Juan Carlos Balandran

What is the most important contribution of immunology to human health?

Kama Atretkhany

What does immunology mean to you?

Why is it important to promote immunology?

Kama Atretkhany

What is the most important contribution of immunology to human health?

What can immunology bring to mankind in the future?

Lisa Kleißl

Explain your favourite immune cell type to a child.

Lucas Musette

Explain your favourite immune cell type to a child.

Lucas Musette

What does immunology mean to you?

Magdalini Alexandrini

What is the most important contribution of immunology to human health?

Ranjeet Singh Mahla

What does immunology mean to you?

Ranjeet Singh Mahla

Comment on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ranjeet Singh Mahla

Explain your favourite immune cell type to a child.

Ranjeet Singh Mahla

What is the most important contribution of immunology to human health?

Ranjeet Singh Mahla

What can immunology bring to mankind in the future?

Margaret Japhet

What does immunology mean to you?

Mariana Rivera Patron

What is the most important contribution of immunology to human health?

Martijn Schuijs

What has been the most important contribution of immunology to human health?

Martijn Schuijs

Why is it important to promote immunology research?

Doudou Georges Massar Niang

What does immunology mean to you?

Noushin Mossadegh- Keller

What does immunology mean to you?

Parasite Immuno-epidemiology Group

What has been the most important contribution of immunology to human health?

Rebecca Chukwuanukwu and Colleagues

What does immunology mean to you?

Rebecca Chukwuanukwu and Colleagues

What is the most important contribution of immunology to human health?

Shalley Dhar

What does immunology mean to you?


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