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.

Abstract Topics:

  1. Cytokine regulation
  2. Innate immunity
  3. Cytokines in Allergy & Th2 Immunity
  4. Cytokines in skin inflammatory diseases
  5. Mucosal immunity
  6. Autoinflammation & Autoimmunity
  7. Anti-cytokine therapy
  8. T cell differentiation & function
  9. Cytokines in cancer development & antitumor immune therapy

Important Dates & Deadlines:

1 June: Abstract Submission & Travel Award Application Deadline
1 June: Early Bird Registration Deadline
31 July: Notification of Abstract Acceptance


  • David Artis, PhD, Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell University, New York City, USA
  • Sarah Gaffen, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA
  • Arlene Sharpe, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

The overall objective of the 2018 ICIS meeting is to promote stimulating interactions between scientists focusing on cytokine and interferon signaling and function in diverse areas of biology as well as to is to facilitate interactions between young investigators and trainees (post-doctoral fellows and students) with established researchers in the interferon and cytokine field. The Poster Sessions, Coffee Breaks, Lunch Sessions, Welcome Reception and the Final Night Networking event are all designed to bring academic, regulatory and industrial scientists together for updates on the development of novel therapeutic interventions in these fields and help spur international collaborations among the meeting participants.

Cast off with new friends and long-time colleagues aboard the Spirit of Boston for a dinner cruise with a great view of Boston harbor on Monday night, reserved exclusively for Cytokines 2018! Enjoy breathtaking views, unlimited beverages, a delicious buffet dinner, music and dancing (two different DJ’s on separate floors or quiet dining on the lower level), while sailing around Boston’s famous harbor on Monday 29 October following the poster session (ticket required).

This meeting has grown to become the major meeting specifically focused on cytokine biology, and yet it’s diverse, attracting over 850 multi-disciplinary registrants last year in Kanazawa.  It has a distinguished history of presenting cutting edge basic, clinical and translational research from internationally recognized speakers in the cytokine and interferon research fields and is the meeting of choice for many in the field for presenting their unpublished research. We look forward to your active participation!

Sincerely yours,

Christopher A. Hunter, PhD
Chair Department of Pathobiology
Mindy Halikman Heyer President’s
Distinguished Chair

Kate Fitzgerald, PhD
Professor of Medicine,
Worcester Foundation Chair
in Biomedical Sciences

Anne O’Garra
Associate Research Director
The Francis Crick Institute

The Organizing Committee wishes to thank the following companies for their generous show of commitment to support Cytokines 2018:





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Group Rate: $269 single or double
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For more information about the International Cytokine & Interferon Society, please contact the Managing Director, Joan Oefner at [email protected]