10th FAIS-African Immunology Congress
03-07 December 2017

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Federation of African Immunological Societies (FAIS) and the Tunisian Society of Immunology (STI), it is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the 10th African Congress of Immunology that will be held in Hammamet, Tunisia from the 3rd to the 7th December 2017 jointly with the 14th Annual Meeting of the Tunisian Society of Immunology (STI)

The conference will be a unique occasion for African immunologists to present and discuss their work together but also with eminent international immunologists. Emphasis will be placed on the contribution and participation of students and young researchers. This continental congress, with a strong focus on human basic and clinical immunology, will offer a unique forum for immunologists to present and disseminate cutting edge immunology research of relevance to Africa. Over 40 leading experts in the different topics of basic and clinical immunology from all over the world (Africa, Americas, Asia and Europe) have confirmed attendance. Beside e-posters, the programwill include several oral presentations and short talks selected from submitted abstracts.

Reduced early bird registration rates (valid until May 31st) are proposed to encourage all Immunologists from Africa, Europe, Middle East… to attend.

Travel Grants will be awarded to allow African (and 10 European) students and young investigators cover travel and accommodation costs (deadline April 30).     

Formerly called ‘‘Ifriquiya”, Tunisia is the country which gave its name to the whole African continent, the successor of Carthage, which constitution, one of the first in the world, was admired by Aristotle. Crossroad of civilizations and religions; land of Berbers, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Arabs, Ottomans… and multi-millennial country of Christians, Jewish and Muslims, it was the first Arab and Muslim country to abolish the slavery (1846) and guarantee equality for women (1956).

Tunisia is also the land of many scientific discoveries related to Immunology and Infectious diseases e.g.; discovery of the Toxoplasma Gondii protozoan organism, the transmission cycle of typhus and tick fevers, introduction of vaccination for Malta fever, first description of the Mediterranean infantile visceral Leishmaniosis, description of many genes involved in primary immunodeficiencies.

Tunisia is proud to be in December 2017 the meeting place of all African and International Immunologists and to welcome its immunologists’ guests from Africa and all over the world at the 10th FAIS Conference. This event will take place in Hammamet, one of the most beautiful seaside resorts of the Mediterranean basin. So, mark your calendar and join us in Hammamet, Tunisia, 3-7 December 2017 to attend the 10th African Congress of Immunology, we look forward hosting you.


Yousr Gorgi-Lakhoua
STI President

Hatem Masmoudi
FAIS Congress President
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