This Second Joint Meeting of all European National Societies of Immunology will be held in Berlin under the auspices of EFIS from September 13 - 16, 2009. After the great success in Paris and the joining of both the Dutch and Austrian Societies for Immunology we expect an even more successful interaction of all European immunologists under the motto: Immunity for Life - Immunology for Health.
The Scientific Programme Committee has worked out an outstanding scientific programme in four tracks covering the most recent developments in basic and clinical immunology. Several European Societies and FOCIS as well as various joint cooperative projects and companies will bring their contribution to organising symposia on immunological disorders and on themes pertaining to immunology. The overall programme consists of more than 30 symposia and 60 workshops which are designed to cover both physiology and pathology of the immune system.
In addition, this meeting has a pan-European educational objective in exposing young European scientists to an international rather than a national audience. Their aim is to present an overview of fundamental and applied aspects of immunology. A provision of a maximum number of grants is currently being organised.
There will also be a ‘job-market' for helping young scientists to find post-doctoral positions and also to find opportunities to meet representatives of both biotech and major pharmaceutical companies.