EFIS (European Federation of Immunological Societies)


Minutes of the EFIS Board's Meeting of 01/09/2018 (Amstelveen, The Netherlands).

EFIS (European Federation of Immunological Societies).   04-01-2019    


Please, find attached (PDF) the minutes of the EFIS Board's Meeting of 01/09/2018 (Amstelveen, The Netherlands).




Vito Pistoia, Editor-in-Chief of Immunology Letters, passed away (11-09-2018).

EFIS (European Federation of Immunological Societies).   14-09-2018   https://www.journals.elsevier.com/immunology-letters    


Dear EFIS Society Representatives,

The morning of 11.09.2018, Vito Pistoia - Editor-in-Chief of Immunology Letters - passed away at home under the care of his loved ones.

EFIS and the European immunology community mourn his loss.




"European Journal of Immunology" and "Immunology Letters": The journals commissioned to report from the Amsterdam meeting.

EFIS (European Federation of Immunological Societies).   01-09-2018    


Dear colleague,

First of all we want to thank you for your support of ECI2018.

It has come to our attention that Frontiers in Immunology is commissioning for article collections directly linked to ECI workshop sessions. Although of course we cannot stop Frontiers approaching individual session chairs, we would very much like to stress that EFIS is financially strongly supported by our two journals (European Journal of Immunology and Immunology Letters).

Like for previous meetings our journals will be commissioned to report from the Amsterdam meeting.

Kind regards,

René van Lier (EFIS President)



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ECI 2018: The deadline for the LATE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION is JULY 8, 2018.

Junta de la SEI   20-06-2018   https://www.eci2018.org/home/    


The 5th European Congress of Immunology (ECI) will take place in Amsterdam (September 2-5, 2018). Late abstract submission is open and everyone who missed the regular deadline or has late breaking research is welcome to submit. The deadline for the late abstract submission is july 8, 2018. The deadline for the early registration fees is approaching and will be on June 29, 2018.




The 6th European Congress of Immunology will be held in Belgrade in 2021.

EFIS (European Federation of Immunological Societies).   21-05-2018   https://www.efis.org    


We inform to all EFIS Member Societies that the Turkish Society for Immunology (TSI) did indeed reach an agreement with the Immunological Society of Serbia (ISoS), and that, EEIG ECI-EFIS stakeholders have now unanimously approved and support the joint TSI-ISoS proposal to co-organize the 6th European Congress of Immunology in Belgrade in 2021.

Please, find attached a letter from EFIS president.




Support European immunology by publishing in the European Journal of Immunology (EJI)

Francesco Annunziato (editor EJI)   15-02-2018   http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1521-4141    


Message from Francesco Annunziato (Chairman of the Executive Committee - European Journal of Immunology):

As the Chair of the European Journal of Immunology (EJI), an official journal of the European Federation of the Immunology Societies, my major aim is to make EJI the first journal of choice for the submission of manuscripts for all EFIS members and for immunologists in general. In order to realize this, it is important that EJI continues to publish manuscripts of high scientific impact, thereby increasing the impact factor of the Journal and benefitting all who publish there. It is for this reason that I would be grateful if you could send the following communication to the members of your Society; it is important that the community is aware of what EJI is able to offer not only in terms of publications but also in its support for young researchers.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Yours sincerely,

Francesco Annunziato



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EFIS Short Term Fellowship: Permanently open applications

EFIS (European Federation of Immunological Societies).   15-10-2017   https://www.efis.org/efis-support/efis-il-fellowships/index.html    


Applicants must be a member of an EFIS-affiliated society and must be 35 years of age or younger and must hold at least a Master's degree. The proposed stay must be conducted in a European institution. The EFIS Board evaluates applications at its periodic board meetings, held every 3-4 months. The next deadline to submit the application: January 26th, 2018.




The call for applications for the 2018 ACTERIA Prizes awarded by EFIS is open.

EFIS (European Federation of Immunological Societies).   14-06-2017   https://www.acteriaprizes.net    


Together with the Fondation ACTERIA (ACTing on European Research in Immunology and Allergology) EFIS will award a total of 4 prizes (2 for immunology and 2 for allergology) for the best doctoral theses defended in the last 3 years and for early career researchers with up to 10 years postdoctoral experience.

The ACTERIA Doctoral Prizes carry a cash award of €15,000, while the ACTERIA Early Career Research Prizes amount to €25,000 each. In addition, awardees will automatically become eligible for 3-year research grants of up to €50,000 annually.

Applications are now invited from eligible European immunologists and allergologists!

Following the application submission deadline – December 31st, 2017 – candidates' applications will be forwarded to the EFIS-affiliated National Society to which they belong.

Thereafter, Societies (entrusted with the task of establishing their own selection/nomination panels) will formulate a maximum of 4 nominations.




EFIS Day of Immunology 2017: Immunoglobulin E and Allergy.

European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS).   01-04-2017   https://www.efis.org/index.html    


The Day of Immunology 2017 is April 29. To commemorate the 50th anniversay of its discovery and the crucial impact it has had on the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of allergic diseases, this year's Day of Immunology theme is Immunoglobulin E - IgE - Allergy.