CSI Annual Meetings

  • Summary of the 2021 CSI Annual Meeting (the 14th CSI Congress of Immunology)

    2021-11-01
    Organized by Chinese Society for Immunology (CSI), the 2021 CSI Annual Meeting (the 14th CSI Congress of Immunology) was held from October 21st to October 24th in Chengdu. With the help of all CSI members and participants this meeting was a successful one in the following senses.1. This meeting attracted 2,087 registered delegates from all parts of China. The number of abstracts received was 899. Adding up the sponsor delegates and volunteers more than 2,600 were present at the meeting.2. 30 leading immunologists including 6 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering (Prof. Xuetao Cao, Prof. Zhigang Tian, Prof. Chen Dong, Prof. Feng Shao, Prof. Yuquan Wei, Prof. Fusheng Wang) were invited to give plenary lectures. The main topics were the hotspots in the field of immunology: New innate sensors in immunity, inflammation and cancer; liver-resident NK cells; T cell exhaustion and immune dynamics; T follicular helper cells; the essential roles of LRRK2 in lung homeostasis and pulmonary fibrosis; drug-loaded tumor microparticles; regulatory B lymphocytes in diseases; new strategies to improve tumor microenvironment.3. 17 symposia were organized to discuss topics including differentiation and development of immune cells; innate immune recognition, regulation and inflammation response; immunometabolism and immune regulation; COVID-19 immunity and infection immunity; tumor immunity and tumor immunotherapy; autoimmune diseases and allergy diseases; traditional medicine immune regulation; immunological interdisciplinary research. 208 from the received abstracts were selected to give oral presentations in the symposia and 155 were presented as posters. In the “Meet the Editors” symposium senior editors from international journals shared their thoughts on details of scientific publications and answered participants’ questions.4. The 10th Academic Awards of CSI (CSI Lifetime Achievement Award, CSI Outstanding Scholar Award, CSI Young Investigator Award) were awarded in the opening and closing ceremonies and altogether 13 immunologists were honored for their distinguished works in the field. Prof. Xirui Ge from Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology of Chinese Academy of Sciences was awarded the 10th CSI Lifetime Achievement Award. Prof. Changlong Lv from China Medical University and Prof. Sidong Xiong from Soochow University were awarded the 10th CSI Outstanding Scholar Award. 10 early career researchers were presented with the 10th CSI Young Investigator Award.5. Organized by Sichuan Society for Immunology, 39 students from Sichuan University, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Southwest Jiaotong University, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China and Chengdu Medical College provided volunteer service for the meeting and did a great job.6. 70 companies sponsored this meeting, and many of them are long term partners of CSI such as BD Biosciences, Polaris Biology, Dakewe Biotech, BioLegend (Beijing), Thermo Fisher Scientific and Cytek Biosciences. They demonstrated their latest projects, promoted new products and discussed possible ideas of immunology futures.Decided by the 8th CSI Council, the 2022 CSI Annual Meeting (the 15th CSI Congress of Immunology) will be held in Chongqing.
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  • 13th CSI Annual Meeting

    2018-11-19
    The 13th CSI Annual Meeting has been held from 7 to 10, November, 2018 in Shanghai. 2,318 registered attendants participated in the meeting, and 925 abstracts were submitted to the meeting.29 invited world leading immunologists (17 national and 12 international) gave plenary lectures.195 immunologists presented their latest findings in 15 symposia, while 111 posters selected from the abstracts were discussed during the meeting. This year, CSI also organized an International Young Immunologist Symposium, in which 14 international young immunologists from 7 countries (USA, UK, Germany, Israel, Switzerland, Netherland, and Australia) were selected and sponsored.The year of 2018 is the 30th Anniversary of CSI’s foundation. On the night of November 7, around 1,000 delegates and representatives from provincial societies celebrated this special occasion with dances, songs and even Taiji show. During the ceremony presidents from the American, British, German, Japanese and Australian immunological societies gave speeches to congratulate CSI and expressed faith in the immunological development, both in basic and clinical fields. “The 8th Academic Awards of CSI (CSI Lifetime Achievement Award, CSI Outstanding Scholar Award, CSI Young Investigator Award)” was awarded in this ceremony and altogether 12 immunologists were honored for their distinguished works in the field. Among them, Prof. Yumei Wen from Fudan University was awarded the 8th CSI Lifetime Achievement Award, Prof. Zhi Yao from Tianjin Medical University, Prof. Guanxin Shen from Tongji Medical College were awarded the 8th CSI Outstanding Scholar Award.To prepare the IUIS 2019 (17th International Congress of Immunology), CSI and IUIS executives had 2 meetings (Scientific Committee Meeting and Organizing Committee Meeting) discussing details about the meeting scientific programme and organizing. The meeting will be held in Beijing (China National Conventional Center) from 19 to 23, October, 2019. As the host of the meeting, CSI Secretary General, Prof. Xuetao Cao is the Chair of Steering Committee & Scientific Committee, and CSI President, Prof. Zhigang Tian is the Co-chair of Organizing Committee & Abstract Committee.
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  • 12th Annual Meeting of CSI

    2017-11-06
    The 12th CSI Annual Meeting has been held 26-29 October, 2017 in Tianjin Meijiang Conventional Center. It has been the 4th meeting since the CSI Meeting is held annually. 2,104 registered attendants participated in the meeting, and 1,056 abstracts were submitted to the meeting.27 invited world leading immunologists (17 national and 10 international) gave plenary lectures. 219 immunologists presented their latest findings in over 20 symposia, while 117 scientific posters were discussed during the meeting.In this year, CSI also organized an International Young Immunologist Symposium, in which 10 international young immunologists from 7 countries (USA, UK, Germany, Japan, Canada, South Korea, and Singapore) are selected and sponsored.Furthermore, “The 7th Academic Awards of CSI (CSI Lifetime Achievement Award, CSI Outstanding Scholar Award, CSI Young Investigator Award)” was awarded in the opening ceremony and closing ceremony, and altogether 13 immunologists were honored for their distinguished works in the field. Among them, Prof. Zhengyan Cui from Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences was awarded the 7th CSI Lifetime Achievement Award, Prof. Shuren Zhang from Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Prof. Xiaoning Wang from PLA General Hospital were awarded the 7th CSI Outstanding Scholar Award.Last but not the least, CSI and IUIS executives had 2 meetings (Scientific Committee Meeting and Organizing Committee Meeting) talking and discussing issues concerning the 17th International Congress of Immunology, which will be held in Beijing (China National Conventional Center) in 2019. Agreements have been made about the scientific committee structure and task assignment, meeting place allocation, meeting timelines and budget. Prof. Xuetao Cao is the Chair of Steering Committee & Scientific Committee, and Prof. Zhigang Tian is the Co-chair of Organizing Committee & Abstract Committee.
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  • 11th Annual Meeting of CSI

    2016-11-17
    The 2016 CSI Congress has been held 4-7 November 2016 in Hefei, Anhui Province. 2,041 registered attendants participated in the meeting, and 1,115 abstracts were submitted to the meeting. 29 invited world leading immunologists (18 national and 11 international) gave plenary lectures. 241 immunologists presented their latest findings in over 20 symposia, while 140 scientific posters were discussed during the meeting. In this year, CSI also organized an International Young Immunologist Symposium, in which 15 international young immunologists from 7 countries (USA,UK, Germany, Japan, Italy, France) are selected and sponsored. Furthermore, “The 6th Academic Awards of CSI (CSI Lifetime Achievement Award, CSI Outstanding Scholar Award, CSI Young Investigator Award)” was awarded in the opening ceremony and closing ceremony, and altogether 23 immunologists were honored for their distinguished works in the field.Main Conference HallInternational Young Immunologist ForumγδT Cell SymposiumPoster Exhibition
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  • 10th Annual Meeting of CSI

    2015-12-10
    The 2015 CSI Congress has been held 14-17 December 2015 in Beijing. More than 1,800 registered attendants participated in the meeting. 34 invited world leading immunologists (19 national and 15 international) including professor Frederick Alt from Harvard University, professor Jacques Miller from Melbourne University, professor Zhijian Chen from the UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA, professor Ronald Germain from the National Institutes of Health, and Professor Andreas Radbruch from Deutsches Rheuma-Forschungszentrum Berlin (DRFZ) Germany gave plenary lectures. 284 immunologists presented their latest findings in over 20 symposia. In this year, CSI also organized an international young immunologist symposium, in which 11 international young immunologists from 7 countries (the United States, Britain, Germany, Japan, Australia, France, India) are selected and sponsored. Furthermore, “The 5th Academic Award of CSI” was awarded and it will further encourage Chinese young immunologists to devote themselves to the development of China's immune discipline and the CSI.On-site RegistrationMain Conference HallInternational Young Immunologist SymposiumγδT Cell Symposium
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  • 9th Biennial meeting of CSI

    2014-11-17
    The 2014 CSI Congress has been held 18-21 October 2014 in Jinan, Shandong Province. 2,267 registered attendants participated in the meeting. 26 invited world leading immunologists (11 national and 15 international) including Professor Wayne M. Yokoyama from Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Professor Michael Karin from University of California, San Diego, Professor Matthew Freeman from University of Oxford, Professor Reinhold E. Schmidt from Medizinische Hochschule Hannover and Professor Bernard Malissen from Centre d'Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy gave plenary lectures. In addition, 291 immunologists presented their latest findings in over 20 symposia. In this year, CSI organized an international young immunologist symposium, in which 10 CSI Young Immunologist Award recipients presented and discussed their findings with each other as well as with Chinese young scholars.On-site registrationProfessor Xuetao Cao gave welcome speech at the opening ceremonyMain conference hallInternational young immunologist symposiumCSI Young Immunologist Award recipients
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