IUIS 2023

Monday 27th November 2023 at CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre)

The International Congress of Immunology (IUIS) is the world’s leading conference in the field of immunology. It assembles immunologists from universities, health providers, independent research organisations, and industry.

Immunology covers many different areas of basic, translational, and clinical immunology. In all regions, immunologists can unite behind the commitment to “Turn Discoveries into Treatments“. Coincidentally, this is the motto for IUIS 2023, alongside our promise that this congress will significantly extend the knowledge of all delegates – from those in the early stages of their career to globally renowned key opinion leaders.

The IUIS, the Federation of African Immunological Societies (FAIS), and the South African Immunology Society (SAIS) host IUIS 2023. It promises to be a landmark occasion for Africa and the global immunology community. This will be the first time such a meeting will be held in Africa and is also the initial meeting of its kind after the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to leverage the connectivity between human health and basic immunology in Africa, South Africa and throughout the globe.


You can look forward to 5 days of enhanced scientific exchange including a series of keynote sessions by world-renowned speakers:

  • Nobel Laureate James P. Allison
  • Nobel Laureate Emmanuelle Charpentier
  • Linda Gail Bekker
  • Vishva Dixit
  • Alain Fischer
  • Christopher Garcia
  • Sarah Gilbert
  • Laurie H. Glimcher
  • Glenda Gray
  • Henry Mwandumba
  • Timothy A. Springer
  • Özlem Türeci


Key Figures:

-Over 5,000 immunologists from 70 countries

– 5 days of scientific exchange

– 100 Scientific Sessions

– More than 1,600 Abstracts

-Oral Presentations and Posters


Key Topics:

  • Ageing and Immunity
  • Allergy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • B and T Cells Activation and Development
  • Cancer Immunology
  • Cancer Immunotherapy
  • Cell Therapy
  • Dendritic Cell Regulation of Immune Response
  • Evolutionary Immunology
  • Gamma Delta T Cells
  • Helminths & Anti-fungal Immunity
  • Immune Cell Trafficking and Homing
  • Immunity to Bacteria
  • Immunity to Parasites
  • Immunity to Viruses
  • Inflammasome and Innate Immune Receptors
  • Memory B Cells and Plasma Cells
  • Microbiome and Mucosal Immunology
  • Monocytes and Macrophages – revisited
  • Neuroimmunology and Microglia
  • NK and Other ILCs
  • Regulatory Immune Cells and Immune Regulation
  • Reproductive Immunology
  • Systems Immunology and AI
  • Transplantation
  • Cross-Discipline
  • and more!


Abstract Submission and Early Registration opened in February 2023

Clive Gray, Congress President, South Africa

Mark Davis, Chair of the Scientific Committee, USA

Miriam Merad, IUIS Vice President and Co-Chair of the Scientific Committee, USA


To follow all the updates, check out the Congress website.

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