Outstanding speakers and selection of topics. Science was top notch; many speakers presented unpublished data. This was probably the best meeting I attended this year. The scientific organizers did an outstanding job!

Amazing community with high quality science. The cruise was amazing and really useful to meet people.

I was able to meet the experts in my field that I had never met before. The talks were really great

The New Investigator session was great and gave me an opportunity to meet new people and talk with people I don’t see very often. It was excellent. The dinner cruise was also a great opportunity to talk with people and was well-done, though a bit crowded!

ICIS Awards Ceremony

  • Milstein Awards
  • Honorary Lifetime Membership Award
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • BioLegend William E. Paul Award
  • Milstein Young Investigator Awards
  • Christina Fleishmann Award to Young Woman Investigator
  • Pestka Graduate and Post Graduate Awards

Welcome Reception

Sponsored by Pfizer





27-30 OCTOBER 2018
Westin Boston Waterfront
Boston, USA

img-1Bringing 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.

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

Dr. Stanley Cohen was awarded a 2018 Golden Goose Award

A letter from the AAAS regarding a very special ICIS Member and Cytokines 2018 meeting participant! Dear Colleagues, With great excitement, we would like to share with you that Dr. Stanley Cohen was awarded a 2018 Golden Goose Award last month in Washington, DC for...

A glimpse of the accepted Oral and Poster Abstracts to be presented at Cytokines 2018

HOTEL ROOMS ARE BECOMING VERY SCARCE HOTEL ACCOMMODATION – All meetings will be held at the Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer St, Boston, USA UNTIL SUPPLIES LAST!!! The organizers have reserved a limited number of rooms at a group discounted...

Don’t miss out! Stay up-to-date on the latest breakthroughs and technologies driving the field forward

[maxbutton id="14" ] Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers - Sponsors of the ANNUAL PHILIP I. MARCUS SYMPOSIUM Tuesday 30 October, 2018 08:30 – 10:30 SYMPOSIUM 13: PHILIP I. MARCUS SYMPOSIUM Grand Ballroom A Chairs: Ganes Sen and Michael Gale 08:30 – 08:55 Immune...

Don’t miss out! Stay up-to-date on the latest breakthroughs and technologies driving the field forward

img-5Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers – Sponsored of the ANNUAL PHILIP I. MARCUS SYMPOSIUM at Cytokines 2018 on Tuesday, 30 October 2018.

Chairs: Ganes Sen and Michael Gale




Young Investigator Travel Award Winners:


  • Milstein Young Investigator Awardees
  • The Christina Fleischmann Award to Young Women Investigators
  • The Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate & Post Graduate Awards sponsored by: img-8

The 2018 Seymour & Vivian Milstein Award for Excellence in Interferon and Cytokine Research

ICIS recognizes two world leaders in deciphering the role of innate immunity in the host immune response, Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti and Luke O’Neill. Don’t miss their talks at the Opening Session on Saturday, 27 October beginning at 5 PM. More Details.

Thanks to the generous contributions of the Milstein Family, the ICIS Awards Committee was able to choose 90 successful applicants for Milstein Travel Awards.

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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.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

“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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