Dear colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 1st EFIS Forum on Innate Immunity in Sterile Inflammation, Autoimmunity, and their Resolution which will be held on June 24-26, 2024 at the Novotel Poznan Centrum Hotel, Poznan, Poland.

Innate Immune cells and mediators are essential effectors in long-lasting pathologies, such as autoimmunity, metabolic disorders, vascular diseases, and cancer, as well as normal physiological processes like wound repair and resolution of inflammation. In recent years, it has become evident that innate myeloid and lymphoid cells also play key roles in maintaining the homeostasis of the host and that their development and tissue-specific properties are more intricate than initially appreciated.

The EFIS Study Group on Innate Immunity in Sterile Inflammation, Autoimmunity and their Resolution (iiSIAR) will inaugurate its PI meetings in Poznan. This gathering aims to form a European network of innate immunologists working on sterile inflammation, autoimmunity, and cancer that will maximize the use of resources, exchange research ideas, train young scientists as experts in innate inflammation and its resolution, initiate collaborative research, enhance translatability of innovative science, and establish large research groups that will apply for funding by the European Union.

The program will comprise oral presentations and will foresee ample time for social interactions and the exchange of ideas. The major Topics covered by the 1st forum will be

-Novel Effectors in Innate Immune Cells

-Innate immunity in sterile inflammation

-Innate immunity in autoimmunity

-Innate immunity in the resolution of immune and tissue responses

Abstract submission is open for independent group leaders at Abstract Submission. Registration is also open for students and postdoctoral trainees at Registration. Oral presentations will be selected by the organizing committee. Presentation of unpublished results will be highly appreciated. Please note that attendance will be limited to 200 seats, so early registration is encouraged. Information regarding Hotel accommodation will be provided to registered participants later.

We trust you will share our excitement about the exceptional scientific opportunity and venue. We cordially invite you to this unique conference and look forward to greeting you in Poznan.

The organizing committee

Prof. Maciej Kurpisz (Poland)
Prof. Amiram Ariel (Israel)
Prof. Jo Van Ginderachter (Belgium)
Prof. Sylvaine You (France)
Prof. Ari Waisman (Germany)