Dear Friends and Colleagues,
On behalf of the Brazilian Society for Immunology (SBI) we are pleased and honored to invite you to our XL Annual Congress during October 24th to 28th of 2015. The focus of this meeting will be Innate Immunity, but related areas will also be included in the scientific program. We are delighted to announce that we will have among us several top-notch leaders in Innate Immunity and related areas, who were kind enough to spare some of their time to discuss with the attendees and present their most recent data and personal views.
The excellence of speakers and topics in the Scientific Program continues our long tradition in SBI meetings, valuing expertise as well as offering opportunities to young scientists. The format of the meeting includes 7 Keynote Conferences, 18 Symposiums, 15 Express Presentation Sessions with more than 120 oral communications by students, post-docs and young investigators selected from submitted abstracts, and three Poster Sessions. Following another SBI tradition, an introductory Immunology course will complement the scientific program before the start of the main meeting.
In addition to the main meeting, we will have the VIII Extra Section of Clinical Immunology (ESCI), with the goal of assembling a group of specialists from both clinical and basic science that will discuss different aspects on translational Immunology, including immunity to infections and host defenses, immunoregulation in experimental and human disease, vaccines and allergy, among other topics.
The SBI, together with our partners, will continue to sponsor scientific awards including the Thereza Kipnis Award, the BD Bioscience Investigator Award and the prizes for best posters in all categories.
Finally, the meeting will be held in the city of Guarujá, located on the shore of São Paulo state and under one hour drive from São Paulo city. The meeting will take place in Casa Grande Hotel, a charming colonial style hotel on the Enseada beach, which together with other 27 beaches and exuberant nature makes Guarujá a perfect spot for the 40th annual meeting of the SBI.
We are guaranteed to have an excellent Congress and welcome everyone to Innate Immunity 2015!
The Organizing Committee