The International Congress of Immunology (IUIS) is the world’s leading conference in the field of immunology. It assembles immunologists from universities, health providers, independent research organisations and industry.

Immunology covers many different areas of basic, translational and clinical immunology. What immunologists all over the world, in all areas unite is the commitment to:


Turn Discoveries into Treatments


Additionally, this is the motto for IUIS 2023 alongside our promise that this congress will significantly extend the knowledge of all delegates – from those who are in the early stages of their career to globally renowned key opinion leaders.

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
  • Workshops
  • Industry sponsored sessions
  • Exhibition

Key Topics

Key Facts

  • Date
    27 Nov-2 Dec 2023
  • Location
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Venue
    CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre)
    Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street,
    Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

Host City


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IUIS Hosting Societies

International Union of Immunological Societies

The International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) is an umbrella organisation of 87 national societies of immunology throughout the world. Each one belongs to one of four Regional Federations encompassing Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia-Oceania or one of the North American societies. IUIS is the voice of more than 60,000 immunologists all over the world. We truly represent the field of Immunology without borders!

Our objectives are to:
• ENCOURAGE co-operation in the field of immunology – through our website, membership services, communication network, grants & awards
• ORGANISE international cooperation in immunology through congresses, regional conferences and topical workshops
• CONTRIBUTE to the advancement of immunology through our journal, whitepapers, external relations and public awareness campaigns

South African Immunology Society

The goal of the South African Immunology Society (SAIS) is to grow basic, applied and translational immunology research as well as working towards/establishing immunology as a specialised medical discipline in SA. SAIS is committed to developing immunology teaching materials, holding workshops and national meetings.

Federation of African Immunological Societies

The Federation of African Immunological Societies (FAIS) bridges immunology societies from African countries. The mission of FAIS is to promote research, clinical and animal care, and advocacy efforts that impact immune system-related morbidity and mortality.
The activities of FAIS are intended to complement those of other similar organisations. Currently, Cameroon, Congo, Egypt, The Gambia, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia and Zimbabwe are represented in FAIS.

Countdown to Cape Town

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