News: 18th IUIS International Congress of Immunology – Cape Town, South Africa – 27 November to 2 December 2023 - FAIS Africa

October 3, 2022 | |

Mark your calendar for the 18th IUIS International Congress of Immunology, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 27 November – 2 December 2023.

The IUIS Congress is the world’s leading conference in the field of immunology. It brings together more than 5,000 immunologists from universities, health providers, independent research organisations and industry. 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 first such meeting after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Congress is hosted by the IUIS, the Federation of African Immunological Societies (FAIS), and the South African Immunology Society (SAIS).

The theme of IUIS 2023 will be “Turning Discoveries into Treatments” and we hope to leverage the connectivity between human health and basic immunology – in South Africa, Africa, and globally.

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

• Henry Mwandumba

• Vishva Dixit

• Laurie H. Glimcher

• Alain Fischer

• Sarah Gilbert

Key Figures:

• Over 5,000 immunologists from 70 countries

• 5 days of scientific exchange

– 100 Scientific Sessions

– 4,000 Abstracts

– 500 Oral Presentations

– 2,300 Posters

Key Topics:






Abstract Submission opens January 2023

Early Registration opens January 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.