Cytokines 2019

20-23 OCTOBER 2019




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7th Annual Meeting of the International Cytokine & Interferon Society

The world’s most important conference on basic, translational and clinical research related to cytokine biology:

Cytokines & Interferons: From Biology to Clinics

EFIS/EJI Travel Awardees

Congratulations to the EFIS/EJI Junior Scientist Travel Award Winners presenting their science at Cytokines 2019 in Vienna next month!

One more day to submit Late-Breaking Poster Abstracts

Late Breaking Poster Abstract Submission Deadline extended to Friday, 23 August, 2019

Delegates who would like to present their work at the meeting as a Late Breaking poster, are invited to submit an abstract for consideration by the Scientific Committee.

Meeting Chair:

  • Georg Schett, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Institute for Clinical Immunology Germany

Meeting Co-Chairs:

  • Leo Joosten, Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Mariana J. Kaplan, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Systemic Autoimmunity Branch, USA
  • Stefan Rose-John, Institute of Biochemistry, Kiel University, Kiel, Germany
  • Yoshiya Tanaka, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Yahata-nishi, Japan

Cytokines & Interferons: From Biology to Clinics

Cytokine targeting has become one of the greatest revolutions in modern medicine. A large number of severe and sometimes even lethal inflammatory and autoimmune diseases have become manageable due to selective inhibition of cytokines and cytokine signaling. The development of compounds that selectively inhibit cytokines or interferons has permitted an so far unprecedented molecular characterization of human disease. Cytokines also contribute to cancer development and alterations in tissue homeostasis. Cytokines 2019 will address these developments and provide a comprehensive picture of the current knowledge of cytokine pathways in human disease and the strategies to inhibit, modulate or foster cytokine responses.

Topics – The Following specific topics will be addressed:

  1. Mechanisms and treatment of inflammation: The IL-23/IL-17 pathway
  2. Biology and targeting of type 2-mediated immune responses
  3. Pro-resolving and immune-regulatory cytokines: Control of inflammation and autoimmunity
  4. Local and systemic effects of IL-1 family cytokines in disease
  5. The biology of IL-6 and the role of IL-6 inhibition in disease
  6. Type I interferons: biology and their role in disease
  7. Immune metabolism regulating cytokine production and immune cell polarization
  8. Therapeutic targeting of the cytokine signaling pathways
  9. Cytokine-related diseases after checkpoint inhibition
  10. Cytokine-mediated resident tissue destruction and fibrotic responses
  11. Control of inflammation by inflammatory cytokines
  12. Cytokine effects on the brain: molecular control of pain, sickness behavior and depression
  13. Targeting neutrophils and macrophagesin immune-mediated disease
  14. Induction of immune tolerance –fact or fiction?

The 7th Annual Meeting of the International Cytokine & Interferon Society will be held at the Hofburg Conference Centre, an international conference and event centre in the heart of the capital city of Vienna.

Outstanding speakers and selection of topics. Science was top notch; many speakers presented unpublished data. This was probably the best meeting I attended this year. The scientific organizers did an outstanding job!

Amazing community with high quality science. The cruise was amazing and really useful to meet people.

I was able to meet the experts in my field that I had never met before. The talks were really great

The New Investigator session was great and gave me an opportunity to meet new people and talk with people I don’t see very often. It was excellent.

The scientific program was excellent. Diverse, interesting, and impactful research both in the oral and poster presentations.

A highlight was the dinner cruise and Luke O’Neill’s band The Metabollix and Johnny B. Goode by John O’Shea. Excellent diversity of speakers and topics

The quality and diversity of the science. The programme showcased some excellent research. Chris, Anne and Kate did a fantastic job.

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The International Cytokine & Interferon Society would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of Cytokines 2019