The scientific program of the ECI 2015 will be structured into four main tracks dedicated to the fields of innate immunity, adaptive immunity, diseases of the immune system and immune interventions plus a fifth track combining topics which do not fit within the four main tracks. The 4-track program will streamline keynote lectures, symposia, workshops as well as guided poster walks in a way that will promote easy cross talk between the basic topics and types of sessions planned.


  How to read the presentation numbers – for example: WS.B.02.5



WS stands for one of the following session types (in alphabetical order):

BS: Bright Sparks Workshop
EP: EFIS President’s Symposium
IS: Industry Sponsored Symposium
JS: Joint Symposium
KL: Keynote Lecture
P: Guided Poster Walks
S: Symposia
SW: Scientific Writing
WL: Late Abstracts Workshop
WO: Women in Immunology
WS: Workshop


B stands for one of the following tracks:

A: Adaptive Immunity
B: Diseases
C: Innate Immunity
D: Disease Intervention
E: Other Topics


02 indicates the chronological order within the session type and track


5 indicates the chronological order of presentation within the respective session

Other Meetings:

BA: Business and Ancillary Meetings
ES: Educational Courses and Scientific Satellite Meetings




  Keynote Lectures (KL.A.01 / KL.B.01/ KL.C.01 / KL.D.01)  
The keynote lectures are the most prestigious sessions of the congress. These are exhaustive reviews of major subjects and state of the art techniques within the field, addressed to all participants. Speakers in keynote lectures are invited and are among the most renowned in their field of expertise. Keynote lectures are scheduled at "prime time" in the program in order to achieve maximal attendance.

  EFIS President`s Symposium (EP.01)  
The EFIS President`s Symposium is a newly introduced format which will draw the attention to the research area of the current EFIS president.

  Symposia (S.A.01-06 / S.B.01-06 / S.C.01-06 / S.D.01-06)  
The symposia are state-of the art educational sessions in which invited speakers share new results with other researchers on a given topic. The aim is to reflect and compare data with other perhaps contradictory results and to discuss new hypotheses and concepts for further research with well-established colleagues. In every concurrent symposium three 20+5-minute lectures will be presented that provide an update and understanding of new developments and innovations in a certain area.

  Women in Immunology (WO.01)  
Gender imbalance in science is a long-standing issue that has moved into the spotlight in recent years in the European Union. This symposium highlights the historical perspective of exclusion of women in science and discusses the current situation of women in immunology. The symposium is supposed to increase visibility of women and their achievements in science and especially within the field of immunology. A round table with all speakers and chairpersons will discuss the most important points raised during the presentations, the most urgent goals and the most achievable goals as well as the means to achieve these goals. The Women in Immunology Session is not structured within the 4 track logic of the conference.

  Scientific Writing Session (SW.01)  
This session, which is aimed primarily at PhD students/early postdocs, will provide examples and tips of good scientific writing. The Scientific Writing Session is not structured within the 4 track logic of the conference.

  Joint Symposia (JS.01-09)  
Joint symposia are sessions in which the ECI joins forces with important international scientific societies to facilitate knowledge transfer and bring researchersfrom related disciplines and/or different continents together in order to foster exchange and networking across all borders. This is your chance to expand your knowledge beyond the traditional limits. Joint society symposia consist of 3 speakers (30 minutes per talk) on a topic nominated by the partner society.




  Bright Sparks Workshops (BS.A.01 / BS.B.01 / BS.C.01 / BS.D.01)  
The most notable and exciting work from abstracts submitted to the conference by early career scientists will be honored with an oral presentation in one of the Bright Sparks Workshops. Presenters are expected to explain their work and answer questions from the audience. The awardees for the Biolegend Bright Sparks Awards will be chosen from those presentations.

  Workshops (WS.A.01-16 / WS:B.01-18 / WS.C.01-13 / WS.D.01-11 / WS.E.01-01)  
The most notable and exciting work from all abstracts submitted to the conference will be honored with an oral presentation in these sessions. Presenters are expected to explain their work and answer questions from the audience.

  Late Abstracts Workshop (WL.01 – WL.08)  
The most notable and exciting work from all late abstracts submitted to the conference will be honored with an oral presentation in these sessions. Presenters are expected to explain their work and answer questions from the audience. Please note that late Abstracts Workshops are not structured within the 4 track logic of the conference.

  Guided Poster Walks (P.A.01-28 / P.B.01-40 / P.C.01-22 / P.D.01-23 / P.E.01-04)  
Posters are numerically the major scientific presentations of the meeting. The majority of congress attendees present a poster showing data and progress with their personal research. Posters offer an excellent opportunity for people interested in a particular topic to meet and exchange ideas and network with other researchers. Posters should NOT be used to advertise a product or service. Like a paper, a poster abstract should detail the focus of the presentation and the way(s) in which it contributes to the body of knowledge in its field.
Guided Poster Walks will be chaired by ECI faculty members and senior researchers within the respective areas and should be used for communication and interaction with the poster presenters, who are requested to be at their posters at these times. Posters will generally be on display during the whole conference for free poster viewing. The chairpersons of the guided poster walks will also evaluate all posters and will select the candidates for the ECI 2015 Poster Awards. Based on their evaluations a designated award jury will then select the awardees to receive the ECI 2015 Poster Awards.




  Industry Sponsored (Lunch) Symposia (IS.01-07)  
Sponsors are approved as reputable and relevant by the Scientific Program Committee, but the detailed content of the presentations is proposed directly by the sponsors and under their responsibility. The organizers are not endorsing the content in any way

Some Sessions fill up quickly. Arrive early to guarantee your entry and avoid disappointment!




  Business and Ancillary Meetings (BA.01-19)  
Business Meetings of scientific associations (e.g. general assemblies, board meetings) are generally meetings open to a designated group of people and are mostly on invitation only. Business Meetings of scientific associations in conjunction with the ECI 2015 can be held during the congress opening hours as preferred by the respectiveorganizer(s).

Please note that all participants of business meetings must also be registered participants of the ECI 2015 as there will be a centrally located access control. For a list of all Business and Ancillary Meetings please click here.

  Educational Courses / Scientific Satellite Meetings (ES.01-05)  
The 4th European Congress of Immunology generally welcomes non-commercial educational courses and scientific satellites around the ECI conference. Those are "open" meetings being of interest to the general ECI audience, going from a few hours to 1-2 days, scheduled ahead or on the last day of the ECI conference.

Satellite meetings are organized by individuals and/or scientific associations and must conform to established criteria if they are to be associated with the ECI 2015. Approval by the congress president and the president of the scientific program committee is required for a meeting to be granted satellite status.

For a list of all scientific satellites please click here.