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Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS – CAHR 2018
2018-04-26 to 2018-04-29
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The 27th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research is the premier gathering in Canada for those working in all disciplines of HIV/AIDS research, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic.

This year’s conference theme is Celebrating our Diversity: Uniting in the Response to HIV

In this the 27th year of the CAHR conference we look back at the achievements of the last three decades and forward to the work we have yet to do. Since its emergence in the early 1980’s, HIV has changed us. HIV takes no prisoners, and kills indiscriminately of age, race or gender.

Together we have fought back in many ways, both on the prevention and the treatment front. There are now close to 20 million people accessing antiretroviral treatment. Pre-exposure prophylaxis and maternal antiretroviral therapy are preventing new infection, and we are getting closer in our search for an effective vaccine, and a cure. Over the past decades, the face of HIV/AIDS research has also changed and CAHR, as an organization, should reflect those changes.

This year at CAHR 2018, we endeavour to acknowledge and celebrate diversity among both people with lived experience of HIV, as well as among HIV researchers. More than ever members of the community and key affected populations are generating ground-breaking research. In this quest against HIV, we have learned that we can accomplish more together when we embrace our diversity as people with unique lived experiences, perspectives and ideas to contribute. Uniting groups of researchers from multiple tracks – health care professionals, community workers, academics, trainees, educators, activists, volunteers, people with lived experience of HIV, and policy makers – we have many objectives to pursue in order to improve the lives of people living with HIV, and prevent new infections.

We invite you to join us next April for CAHR 2018, in beautiful Vancouver on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. In this place, let’s celebrate our diversity as peoples affected by HIV, and as HIV researchers; let’s unite in our response to HIV.

Please keep visiting the conference site for updates. link

AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference 2018 Conference annualle
2018-05-02 to 2018-05-05
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada

AMMI Canada and CACMID are pleased to invite you to THE Canadian annual meeting in infectious diseases and microbiology. The 2018 AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference will take place in Vancouver, BC, from May 2-5, and promises another great program!

The 2018 meeting will address topics including: link

2018-05-04 to 2018-05-08
Austin, Texas, USA

At IMMUNOLOGY 2018™, you’ll hear from global leaders in immunology and talented early-career investigators alike—all discussing breakthroughs across the full spectrum of topics in the field.

You’ll be meeting in Austin, the “Live Music Capital of the World,” deep in the heart of Texas. Enjoy blues, rock, and country music, amazing cuisine, and myriad attractions. With so much to do alongside a robust scientific program, make plans now to join us there! link

Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting
2018-05-05 to 2018-05-08
Toronto, Canada

DISCOVER the latest in original research from young and established investigators

ENGAGE with world-renowned experts in the basic and clinical sciences

BELONG to a network of cross-disciplinary colleagues who support academic pediatrics

The Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting brings together thousands of pediatricians and other health care providers united by a common mission: improve the health and well-being of children worldwide. This international gathering includes researchers, academics, as well as clinical care providers and community practitioners. Presentations cover issues of interest to generalists as well as topics critical to a wide array of specialty and sub-specialty areas.

We are excited to share with you the first-ever strategic plan for the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting!
This plan, recently adopted by the PAS Meeting Executive Committee, builds upon the historic success of the PAS Meeting and codifies our aspirational vision:

The PAS Meeting will be the premier North American scholarly child health meeting. link

ASID Annual Scientific Meeting 2018
2018-05-10 to 2018-05-12
Marriott Hotel Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

The ASID Annual Scientific Meeting is the leading Australasian meeting for adult and paediatric infectious disease and clinical microbiology specialists. The conference is an ideal opportunity for connecting clinicians, microbiologists and other health professions with a common interest in infectious diseases and provides a friendly forum for the exchange of scientific advances in the prevention, diagnosis and management of clinical infectious diseases.

International speakers will offer expert global perspectives on our themes and Australasian research and expertise will be highlighted with keynote lectures, proffered papers, symposia and educational workshops.

Themes for 2018 include research data and emerging research tools, with additional themes including antimicrobial pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, paediatric infectious diseases, and infection control, among others. link

16th CIMT Annual Meeting
2018-05-15 to 2018-05-17
Mainz, Germany

The Association for Cancer Immunotherapy

Welcome to Europe’s largest meeting focused on cancer immunotherapy research and development.

CIMT is a members-based information and education platform that facilitates the knowledge exchange between academic and industry scientists, physicians and regulatory authorities who research and develop cancer immunotherapies. CIMT was founded in 2002 by physicians and researchers from different fields of clinical and theoretical medicine as an independent non-profit organization. CIMT has its offices in Mainz, Germany, and is financed by donations, congress fees, industry sponsorship and by public and foundation grants. link

3rd Annual Advances in Immuno-Oncology Congress
2018-05-24 to 2018-05-25
London, UK

Oxford Global is proud to present the 3rd Annual Advances in Immuno-Oncology Congress taking place on 24–25 May 2018 in London, UK, featuring over 50 presentations in a revamped conference programme that ensures you will benefit from the latest case studies and high-level scientific debate.

Discussion ranges across a variety of therapeutic strategies, from the discovery of combination therapies to vaccines to checkpoint inhibitors. Further talks look at genomic approaches to cancer immunotherapy and the impact of growing microbiome research on immuno-oncology.

6 interactive streams:

View the Agenda here:

Key Speakers include Chief Executives and Directors from AstraZeneca, Merck, GlaxoSmithKline, Glycostem and many more. The two-day congress offers an interactive platform for high level scientific and business discussions, ensuring valuable networking and interactive sessions.

Free Pre-Congress Live Webinars

Novel Checkpoint Inhibitors & Strategies for Combined Modality Treatment
Hosted by Geert Mudde, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, TYG Oncology Ltd.
Register today, for free:

Personalised Medicine and Immuno-Oncology
Hosted by Agnete Fredriksen, Chief Scientific Officer, Vaccibody
Register today, for free:

Can’t make the dates? Still register and a copy of the webinar recording can be sent to you.

For further information about the programme, prices & discounts please contact link

European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
2018-05-26 to 2018-05-30
Munich, Germany

EAACI Congress 2018

Organised by the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI), Europe’s largest medical association in the field of allergy and clinical immunology, the EAACI Congress 2018 offers a unique opportunity to learn about the latest discoveries. With healthcare professionals and key opinion leaders joining from around the world, this meeting offers an excellent platform for knowledge exchange, learning and networking.

This year’s EAACI Congress will take place in Munich, Germany from 26 - 30 May 2018 at the ICM - Internationales Congress Center München.

We look forward to seeing you there! link

36th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases
2018-05-28 to 2018-06-02
Malmo, Sweden


Join us for the 36th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases. Thousands of clinicians, researchers, residents, and students will come together on May 28–June 2 in Malmö, Sweden. Building on the success and innovation of previous meetings, ESPID 2018 will feature a wide range of sessions and learning opportunities showcasing the latest research and developments in the field hosted by leading international experts. Experience excellence in Malmö at ESPID 2018! link

NK2018-The 17th meeting of the Society for Natural Immunity
2018-05-28 to 2018-06-01
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, San Antonio, Texas, USA

The Society for Natural Immunity (SNI) is excited to plan the 17th Meeting, NK2018, which will be held in San Antonio, Texas, May 28 – June 1, 2018. On behalf of the NK2018 Planning Committee, Drs. Jordan Orange, Katy Rezvani, Krishna Vankayalapati, Silke Paust, Emily Mace, and Audrea Burns, we hope that the involvement and support of the University of Western Australia will be a part of the 17th Meeting. link

31st Annual Canadian Society for Immunology Conference
2018-06-01 to 2018-06-04
Western University, London, ON, Canada

The Western University is located in London, ON (the “Forest City”) and is one of Canada’s oldest and most beautiful campus, surrounded by beautiful gardens and trees with a mix of gothic and modern architecture. Western is located approximately 20 minutes from the London International Airport with direct flights to/from Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary.

The meeting will consist of:

The Local Organizing Committee from Western University will consist of:

Mansour Haeryfar (Chair)
Lisa Cameron
Rodney DeKoter
Lakshman Gunaratman
Bhagi Singh
Kelly Summers link

15th International Symposium on Dendritic Cells
2018-06-10 to 2018-06-14
Aachen, Germany

Welcome Note
Thirty years of Dendritic Cell Symposia created a unique and world-wide operating network of research groups dedicating their work to better understand the role of dendritic cells in health and disease and to harness their therapeutic potential. Initiated by the discovery of Ralph Steinman at Rockefeller University, New York, in the early 1970s, European scientists were attracted by this exciting field of research early on and continue to make major contributions.

Thus, it is our great pleasure to invite you to join us at the 15th International Symposium on Dendritic Cells in historic Aachen. This city is not only located in today’s tri-state-area between, Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany but also represents a true European place having been home to Celtics, Romans, Merovingians and Franconians alike in the past. link

1st Malaria World Congress 2018
2018-07-01 to 2018-07-05

Malaria remains a preventable global health emergency and a disease whose results continue to immure individuals, communities and countries in poverty. However with a multisector approach working across scientific innovation, health systems delivery, governments, non-governmental organizations and affected communities, malaria can be eradicated.

The global malaria situation has improved dramatically over the last fifteen years. The number of deaths and illnesses due to malaria has effectively halved although this varies between and within countries. These successes have been achieved through the extraordinary cooperation of affected communities and their governments, working alongside governments of donor nations, multilateral bodies, researchers, philanthropic organisations, private sector organisations and non-government agencies. However, without coordinated action, these impressive gains will be difficult to sustain and even more difficult to accelerate. This ambitious program could so easily be derailed by a misplaced confidence that the job is nearly done and a lack of understanding of the challenges that still face us. We must act now to ensure the momentum and achievements of the past 15 years continue to build. We do not want history to repeat itself and malaria to come bounding back. Elimination and eradication of malaria is possible, but requires new tools as well as innovative approaches that engage communities living with the disease.

A major gap in the malaria response landscape is the absence of a forum where representatives of the entire malaria world can meet. Our key aim for the inaugural World Congress on Malaria is to unify and energise the broader malaria community around a common sense of purpose, including one that links malaria with the wider global health and human development goals of Universal Health Coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals. Together we can learn from each other, plan for the implementation of cross sector strategies and galvanise the effort for the eradication of malaria.

The conference sessions will feed into a final round table discussion leading to joint declarations by Global and Asia Pacific leaders committing to the goal of Malaria Elimination in our region by 2030 and a roadmap for steps and targets needed to achieve this.

Join us at this significant event to make malaria history.

Professor Alan Cowman FAA FRS Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research 
Professor Brendan Crabb AC Burnet Institute 
Assoc. Professor Helen Evans (Hon) AO Nossal Institute for Global Health and Burnet Institute link

MICS 2018-Mucosal Immunology Course & Symposium
2018-07-17 to 2018-07-20
Oxford, UK

Thanks to the success of the inaugural Mucosal Immunology Course & Symposium (MICS) held in Toronto, Canada in 2016, SMI is pleased to announce the 2nd annual MICS event will take place at the Examination Schools at Oxford University in the United Kingdom!

We have developed a broad scientific program incorporating the latest ideas and concepts of immunity at mucosal surfaces. The meeting aims to provide a forum to stimulate synergistic interactions between both basic and clinical scientists to further our understanding of key topics in mucosal immunology. These include host-pathogen interactions at mucosal surfaces, developmental aspects of mucosal immunity, regulation of mucosal inflammation and tissue repair and gene-environment interactions in mucosal diseases. By considering findings from model systems, physiology and human disease across a range of mucosal sites, we also aim to obtain insights into conserved and tissue-specific circuits in mucosal homeostasis.

Please stay tuned to this page and upcoming SMI communications for important updates and more information in the upcoming months! link

International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases 2018
2018-08-26 to 2018-08-29
Atlanta, GA, USA

CDC will host the next International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID) August 26–29, 2018, at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, GA. Held every 2–3 years, the conference brings together more than 1500 public health professionals from around the world to encourage the exchange of the latest information on issues affecting the emergence, spread, and control of infectious disease.

Organized in collaboration with the Task Force for Global Health and with scientific input from more than 30 national and global partners, ICEID 2018 will mark the 10th occurrence of this premier infectious disease conference. The program includes plenary and panel sessions with invited speakers, oral abstract and poster presentations, and multiple scientific and public health exhibitors—all focusing on emerging and re-emerging infections.

Major topics for ICEID 2018 include surveillance and outbreak response, laboratory diagnostics and systems, factors contributing to disease emergence and control, and public health preparedness.  Specific subjects focus on issues such as antimicrobial resistance, genomic and molecular epidemiology, foodborne and waterborne illnesses, vector-borne and zoonotic diseases, healthcare-associated infections, respiratory infections, and global health. link

Meet us at WBC 2018 Sapporo in Sapporo, Japan
2018-08-28 to 2018-09-01
Sapporo Convention Center, Sapporo, Japan

We will be attending the WBC 2018 Sapporo in Sapporo, Japan, from August 28 to September 1, 2018. The long-established World Buiatrics Congress (WBC) is an opportunity for academic interactions in the field of ruminant animal medicine. The objective of WBC is to share scientific and practical knowledge related to various aspects of ruminant care, such as ruminant animal diseases, health management, breeding, production, and disease control. The congress provides an opportunity for exchanges of opinions among professionals involved in different areas of ruminant medicine, not only scientists from universities and research institutions, but also clinical veterinarians, manager veterinarians engaged in the dairy and livestock industry, training veterinarians, graduate students, and veterinary school students. Representatives of the following MDPI open access journals will attend:

Animals (

Veterinary Sciences (

Vaccines (

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (Booth # 15). Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions you may have.

For more information about the conference, please visit: link

5th European Congress of Immunology
2018-09-02 to 2018-09-05
Amsterdam, The Netherland

Welcome from ECI 2018 Congress President

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you on behalf of the Dutch Society of Immunology (NVVI) to the 5th European Congress of Immunology (ECI) in Amsterdam from September 2-5, 2018.

The 5th ECI will cover all fields of modern immunology, ranging from innate memory and tissue specific regulation of T and B cell differentiation to unsupervised analyses of big data for diagnostics and combinational immunomodulatory biologicals.

The special focus of the 5th ECI will be ‘Building Bridges’. The Dutch take pride in being expert bridge builders, physically to live among opulent environmental water, but also figuratively to connect people and facilitate mutual goals. We aim to show you that this pride is not delusional.

In the meeting we will specifically dedicate sessions to identify new discoveries in fundamental immunology that hold diagnostic and therapeutic promise and to tackle challenges that arise from connecting fundamental and translational science.

We will bring in scientists from interdisciplinary fields, like data management, systems biology and multidimensional systems imaging to form beachheads for novel directions of immunological research and optimised evaluations of clinical trials.

We will do our best to make the 5th ECI a most memorable scientific event for you. We very much look forward to hosting you in Amsterdam in September 2018! link

12th Vaccine Congress
2018-09-16 to 2018-09-19
Novotel Budapest City & Budapest Congress Center, Budapest, Hungary

Organized by Vaccine, the premier journal for those interested in vaccine science, the 12th Vaccine Congress will bring together leading experts from all over the world to share the latest cutting-edge discoveries in the field.

Join us in Budapest, Hungary in September 2018 to hear top-notch invited speakers present state-of-the-art lectures in the field of vaccinology, and to have the opportunity to share and present your own research, as well as form new relationships with potential collaborators!

Conference topics: link

21st ESCV 2018––European Society for Clinical Virology
2018-09-23 to 2018-09-26
Zappeion Megaron, Athens, Greece

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 21st ESCV Annual Meeting which will be held in Athens, 23-26 September, 2018.

The ESCV Annual Meeting has been a major event for the Clinical Virology scientific community and it is becoming more popular, comprehensive, innovative and influential, while maintaining high standards of scientific quality and a family atmosphere. The 21st ESCV Annual Meeting is promising to be an exciting event, covering all timely topics of Clinical Virology, enabling delegates to exchange knowledge with world’s leading experts, network with colleagues and discuss the latest advances on “traditional” and emerging viruses.

We look forward to welcoming you in Athens in September 2018, eager to exchange views on our field and ready to enjoy the marvelous late summer overlooking the Aegean coastline. link

ESMO 2018 Congress––Securing access to optimal cancer care
2018-10-19 to 2018-10-23
Munich, Germany

It is with much pleasure and anticipation that we announce the ESMO 2018 Congress will take place 19-23 October 2018, in Munich, Germany. ESMO invites all oncology stakeholders: researchers, clinicians, industry partners, patient advocates and members of the press to mark your calendars for the annual ESMO Congress in 2018.

ESMO is and continues to be a leading force of high-quality oncology education, a platform for immense international visibility for scientific research, and a proud contributor to continuous improvements in patient care.

We invite you to save the date. link

2018 Annual Congress––International Society for Vaccines
2018-10-28 to 2018-10-30
Atlanta, GA, USA

We are excited to announce the 2018 International Society for Vaccines (ISV) Annual Congress at the Marriot Marquis Hotel in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA on 28th-30th October 2018.

The format of the 2018 Congress will be similar to that of previous years with the content determined by a Scientific Committee composed of high profile individuals representing a broad portfolio of expertise from both academia and industry. The Congress will feature international leading experts as keynote and symposium speakers as well as a high percentage of oral presentations selected from abstracts submitted by the global vaccine community.

Atlanta is the capital of the U.S. state of Georgia. It is the home of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as six medical research institutions that will lead to strong support for the Congress. The timing of the Congress coincides with the 100th anniversary of the devastating 1918 influenza pandemic which claimed ~50 million lives, and acknowledges the positive effect that vaccines can have on protecting our society against disease.

Atlanta played an important part in both the Civil War and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. The Atlanta History Center chronicles the city's past and the Martin Luther King Jr., and the National Historic Site is dedicated to the African-American leader's life and times. Downtown, Centennial Olympic Park, built for the 1996 Olympics, encompasses the massive Georgia Aquarium. The city is also the headquarters for the World of Coca-Cola and the new organization, CNN.

The Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is the world's busiest airport, facilitating easy access to the Congress venue from anywhere in the world. There are numerous transportation options from the Airport to Downtown Atlanta which will transport you to the Congress Venue and Hotel within minutes.

Various awards will be given to support travel to the Congress, and for scientific presentations. This information will be posted at a later date on the website.

We look forward to seeing you there!

ISV Congress Co-chairs

Denise Doolan James Cook University, Australia

Ted M. Ross University of Georgia, USA link