IUIS 2023 will cover many different areas of basic, translational and clinical immunology. It is our aim to significantly extend the knowledge of all delegates – from those who are in the early stages of their career to globally renowned key opinion leaders.



Keynote Lectures constitute one of the main attractions of the scientific programme. Each day consists of two keynote lectures from two leaders in their fields, each delivering a 30-minute lecture on their topic of expertise. Keynotes have no other sessions running in parallel and bring all attendees together.

  • Nobel Laureate Emmanuelle Charpentier
  • Nobel Laureate James P. Allison
  • Alain Fischer
  • Henry Mwandumba
  • Laurie H. Glimcher
  • Linda-Gail Bekker
  • Sarah Gilbert
  • Vishva Dixit
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Development
  • ER Stress and Immunity
  • Fighting Infection Diseases at the Global Level
  • HIV / TB co Infections
  • Inborn Errors of Immunity
  • Innate Sensing
  • Lesson from the HIV and COVID Pandemic
  • mRNA Vaccines
  • Single Cell Profiling
  • T Cell Checkpoint and Cancer
  • TB Pathogenesis
  • The CRISPR Revolution: Implication in Immunology Discoveries


Plenary Sessions are 90 minutes sessions consisting of three speakers with a moderated discussion afterward. Featuring leading lecturers, these are some of the highlight sessions in the IUIS programme that draw together diverse global experts to discuss burning topics in the field of immunology. Given the high-profile speakers, a maximum of two Plenary Sessions run parallel with each other.

  • Arlene Sharpe 
  • Bali Pulendran
  • Bruce Walker
  • Carola Vinuesa
  • Chen Dong
  • Faith Osier
  • Federica Sallusto
  • Fiona Powrie
  • Frank Brombacher
  • Guido Kroemer
  • Hai Qi
  • Henrique Veiga-Fernandes
  • Jo-Ann Passmore
  • Judith Allen
  • Kazuyo Moro
  • Luke O’Neill
  • Marco Colonna
  • Mark Davis
  • Michel Nussenzweig
  • Nina Bhardwaj
  • Pam Sharma
  • Petter Brodin
  • Ricardo Gazzinelli
  • Rita Carsetti
  • Sarah Teichmann
  • Shannon Turley
  • Sharon Lewin
  • Thumbi Ndung’u
  • Tom Scriba
  • Yasmine Belkaid
  • Ageing and neurodegenerative disease
  • Autoimmunity and Allergy
  • Cancer immunity and Immunotherapy
  • COVID-19 pathophysiology treatment and prevention
  • Fibrosis and Type 2 Immunity in health and disease
  • HIV
  • Immunometabolism
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Malaria and TB
  • Systems Immunology
  • Therapeutic Antibodies
  • Vaccines & Immune Memory



Symposia Sessions form a large and crucial part of the IUIS programme. Each session is composed of 3 Presentations of ½ hour each that delve deep into the various categories that make up the IUIS field of interest. The sessions intentionally group international faculty from all corners of the globe to deliver their contrasting perspectives and experiences on wide-ranging themes.


  • Organoids
  • Macrophages
  • Dendritic Cells
  • Granulocytes Regulation and Function
  • T Cell Development
  • Regulatory Immune Cells and Immune Regulation
  • NK Cells and Invariant Cells
  • Innate Lymphoid Cells
  • Immune Cell Trafficking and Homing
  • immune Suppression and Exhaustion
  • Tissue Resident Memory T Cells
  • B Cell Development and Activation
  • Cell Death Immunity and Inflammation
  • Immunological Memory








  • Allergy
  • Cancer I
  • Cancer II
  • Immunity to Viruses
  • Immunity to Fungi and Parasites
  • Immunity to Bacteria
  • Immune Suppression and Exhaustion
  • Inborn Errors of Immunity
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Immunometabolism
  • Microbiome and Immune System
  • Mucosal Immunology
  • Reproductive Immunology
  • Ageing and Immunity
  • Transplantation
  • Tumor Antigen and Escape Mechanism
  • Veterinary and Comparative Immunology






  • Antigen Processing and Presentation
  • Innate Receptor Signaling
  • Co-inhibitory Molecules
  • Complement Receptors
  • Glycoimmunology
  • Phagocytic Receptors
  • Inflammasome and other Sensors


  • Emerging Technology
  • Gene-editing in Immunity
  • Imaging Inflammatory Lesions
  • Diagnostic Tools in Immunology
  • System Immunology and AI


  • Reprogramming the Immune System using Nanoparticle Delivery
  • Vaccines for Infection and Cancer
  • CAR engineered Immune Cells
  • Checkpoint Blockade
  • Antibody Therapy
  • Cytokine Antagonists in Therapy



In these one-hour sessions, four speakers will debate a hot controversial topic. The audience will have the opportunity to vote at the beginning and end of each session.


Early Career Sessions is a one-hour session featuring up-and-coming scientists who are showing great promise. Welcome to the future!


Oral Abstracts Sessions feature the higher-ranked abstracts submitted to the Congress with a brief presentation followed by a short discussion with the audience.