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27-30 OCTOBER 2018
Westin Boston Waterfront
Boston, USA


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Late Breaking Poster Abstract Submission

Deadline 24 August, 2018



Plan to present your basic & translational research on the role of cytokines (including interferons, chemokines, and other regulators of inflammation) in infection, cancer, allergy and autoimmunity, as well as other immune-mediated diseases.


Bringing together scientists across many different research disciplines, the International Cytokine & Interferon Society is the premier organization promoting the field of cytokine biology, impacting all aspects of medicine, from cancer to autoimmune disease to neural development and function. A common ground where scientists interested in all aspect of cytokine biology can join and work together to better human health.

Cytokines 2018 will bring together leading investigators across many different research disciplines in the field of cytokine biology that impact all aspects of medicine.  One aim of the meeting is to bridge the gap between the scientists performing basic research on molecular and cellular mechanisms of immune cell activation and function with those working to develop this knowledge into novel therapies.

A major goal of the meeting will be to promote the interactions between scientists that focus on cytokine signaling and function in diverse areas of cytokine biology, such as:

  • host-microbiota interactions
  • innate immunity
  • host defense
  • metabolism
  • primary immunodeficiency
  • cancer immunotherapy
  • epigenetic regulation of cytokine expression

– and how these can be translated into therapeutic approaches to better manage human disease. The meeting will also provide an opportunity for updates on the development of cytokine based novel therapeutic interventions.

Organizing Committee Co-Chairs:

Christopher Hunter, PhD,
University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary
Medicine, Philadelphia, USA

Katherine Fitzgerald, PhD,
University of Massachusetts
Medical School,
Worcester, USA

Anne O’Garra, PhD,
Francis Crick lnstitute
London, UK

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Travel Awards

  • Milstein Young Investigator Awards
  • The Christina Fleischmann Award to Young Women Investigators
  • The Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate & Post Graduate Awards
  • Milstein Travel Awards

For both young investigators & other meritorious abstract presenters

Thanks to the generous contributions of the Milstein Family, the Fleischmann Family and PBL Assay Science, the ICIS Awards Committee chooses up 80 successful applicants for travel awards. Society members can apply for one or more of the awards during the online abstract submission process. MORE

Important dates & deadlines:

Late Breaking Poster Abstract Deadline: 24 August, 2018

Late Breaking Poster Abstract Submission Deadline: 24 August, 2018








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This activity was supported by an educational grant from Lilly.

For further information concerning Lilly grant funding visit www.lillygrantoffice.com.

This activity was supported by an educational grant from Celgene Corporation

This activity was supported by a grant from Genentech 

Funding for this conference was made possible [in part] by R13AI140628 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R13AI140628. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

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“High quality of talks, particularly by invited speakers, that cover wide spectrum of cytokine biology.”

“It was an excellent platform for new comers to meet renowned scientists. Overall the meeting arrangement was magnificent and noteworthy.”

“The Starbucks next door. Excellent coffee. 😉 Very good meeting. Very interesting and balance topic selection. Thanks for that! Still my favourite meeting.”

“The location was great. It was a very diverse meeting that gave a nice overview of many areas.”

“The cultural experience of Kanazawa, particularly the banquet The enormous amount of science.”

“Excellent science”

Testimonials from Attendees of Cytokines 2017 in Kanazawa, Japan

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