18th International Congress of Immunology

27 november - 2 December 2023 | Cape Town, South Africa



about South Africa and Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the leading cities in Africa. The city is set within the unique Cape Floral Kingdom and is surrounded by the historic winelands of the Western Cape, which have helped earn the region a reputation as a gastronomic destination. The areas surrounding Cape Town offer unforgettable experiences, including wine estates, an abundance of adventure options and breathtaking natural landscapes.

Add to this an interesting cultural diversity and a creative spirit, and you’ll discover why Cape Town and the Western Cape are Africa’s most popular tourist destination, and why Cape Town is the number one convention city in Africa.

One can never be bored in Cape Town. Table Mountain offers some of the best climbing in the world, right in the city. Surfing is fantastic, as for diving, it is cold but totally worth it. Biking, kayaking and, with some chance, penguin and whale watching are some of the fun must-do activities in the region.

After years off of the international scene, Cape Town has again earned top honors in the world of tourism in 2019. Indeed, the Mother City was named Best Destination in Africa at the World Tourism Awards.

Top 10 reasons to join us in Cape Town

Join the IUIS 2023 Congress to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of colleagues in Sub-Saharan Africa!

  • Learning from scientific leaders in immunology in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Gaining new insights from scientific leaders in TB and HIV immunology research
  • Hearing from scientific leaders in basic immunology research
  • Benefitting from the strong focus on translational immunology (small animal to human)
  • Delving into a long history of scientific breakthroughs (first heart transplant, first HIV to HIV kidney transplant, first penile transplant, first new TB vaccine)
  • Access to superb clinical and fundamental immunology teaching and research platforms
  • Collaboration with the South African Immunology Society (SAIS), a renowned education platform
  • Strong support and collaboration from other regions and content-driven from within Africa
  • Solid clinical and laboratory infrastructure
  • Strong tertiary education at three universities in the Cape Town area