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5th European Congress of Immunology (ECI 2018)

Amsterdam RAI | Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
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Title: 5th European Congress of Immunology (ECI 2018)
Specialty: Immunology
Dates: From Sep, 2, 2018 to Sep, 5, 2018
Location: Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Type: Congress
Registration Cost: From 450 to 550 EUR
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Event Overview
Welcome message:

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you on behalf of the Dutch Society of Immunology (NVVI) to the 5th European Congress of Immunology (ECI) in Amsterdam from September 2-5, 2018.

The 5th ECI will cover all fields of modern immunology, ranging from innate memory and tissue specific regulation of T and B cell differentiation to unsupervised analyses of big data for diagnostics and combinational immunomodulatory biologicals.

The special focus of the 5th ECI will be ‘Building Bridges’. The Dutch take pride in being expert bridge builders, physically to live among opulent environmental water, but also figuratively to connect people and facilitate mutual goals. We aim to show you that this pride is not delusional.

In the meeting we will specifically dedicate sessions to identify new discoveries in fundamental immunology that hold diagnostic and therapeutic promise and to tackle challenges that arise from connecting fundamental and translational science.

We will bring in scientists from interdisciplinary fields, like data management, systems biology and multidimensional systems imaging to form beachheads for novel directions of immunological research and optimised evaluations of clinical trials.

Our program will not only enable networking and communication throughout the European immunology community, but also contain a strong outreach section to bridge immunology and the general public. We strive to show that lifestyle, the immune system and health go hand in hand and that insight in immunology directly connects to societal well-being and resilience.

With the 5th ECI we attempt to build an European village of immunology in Amsterdam. Here basic and clinical researchers can dive into immunology, discuss science and form new collaborations without feeling submerged by the size of the meeting. Our program offers 150+ talks by invited speakers, with exemplary keynote lectures and state-of-the field presentations by top of the bill immunologists. The group of invited speakers contains not only established world-leading scientists in basic and translational immunology, but also front-runners in clinical immunomodulatory therapies and up-and-coming scientists, who are changing current immunological concepts through novel scientific approaches. To give ample exposure to exciting new data from the whole immunological society, more than 400 oral presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts.

We aim to have poster sessions and guided poster walks that will allow strong exposure of all research and stimulate discussions and networking. A number of posters will be selected for specific airing and data discussion via electronic poster boards. Special attention will be devoted to the education of our young scientists and students. To this end a bright sparks session for young scientists will be organized. In addition, the 5th ECI will feature a number of satellite meetings dealing with related topics.

The Netherlands has a large immunological society, with strong historic roots. Already during the Dutch Golden Age (17th century), biomedical science was popular. Anatomy lessons were social instructive events and the Surgeons Guild commissioned the 26-year old Rembrandt van Rijn in 1632 for his first major assignment in Amsterdam, the “Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp”. In the same year, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek was born in Delft. His creation of strongly magnifying microscopes boosted scientific understanding of the world of microbes and eukaryotic cells. Over the years, immunology flourished. Geert Reinders (1737-1815) was the first to use vaccination against “Rinderpest” and potentially inspired Edward Jenner, who pioneered the small pox vaccine. One of the first great European immunopathologists, Joghem van Loghem, was born in Amsterdam in 1914. The first blood bank in continental Europe was organized 1940 in The Hague, birth place to one of the founders of Eurotransplant and discoverer of HLA antigens Jon van Rood.

Today, Amsterdam still contains many institutes where research in immunology thrives. Yet, Amsterdam is more and while you are here, you may have a change to discover its many faces. Amsterdam, the city of canals (165) and bridges (1281), enchants with its old canal houses, small streets and vivid markets. Over the centuries Amsterdam has been a place of refuge for many people from different cultural and religious backgrounds. Immigration and integration have always created platforms for new cultural and scientific developments. Having recognised that, tolerance also has a longstanding tradition in Amsterdam. Nowadays, Amsterdam is home to people of 180 nationalities, a true melting pot of nations with cosmopolitan flair. There are more bicycles than people in Amsterdam and cycling in Amsterdam is a way of life. 

We will do our best to make the 5th ECI a most memorable scientific event for you. We very much look forward to hosting you in Amsterdam in September 2018!


Marieke van Ham, ECI 2018 Congress President


NVVIMarieke VAN HAM, Congress President


NVVIJacques NEEFJES, ECI 2018 SPC President

NVVIJanneke N. SAMSOM, ECI 2018 LOC President













SSAIAntonio LANZAVECCHIA                                          


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Online Abstract Submission:

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No time to hunt for excellent, affordable accommodation?  The European Congress of Immunology 2018 offers you the opportunity to book directly through our official partner RAI Hotel Services so you find accommodation that meets your requirements and suits your budget with ease.

·      Profit from the best rates

·      No administration or handling fees

·      Wide selection of hotels

You can reserve your hotels directly using the online reservation system. Just enter your arrival and departure date and make your choice from a wide selection of hotels. We advise you to book as soon as possible so we can guarantee the finest accommodation at affordable rates.

For more information you can contact

Contact details RAI Amsterdam Hotel Services

Lotte Keijzer

Event coordinator

RAI Hotel Services


T: +31 (0) 20 549 1927

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Submission Info

You may be the presenting author of any number of abstracts.

All accepted submissions will either be presented as posters or as oral presentations.

All abstracts have to be submitted in English.

If applicable, information on grants and fellowships must be included at the end of the abstract text.

There is no fee for abstract submission but presenting authors must be registered participants of the congress.

During abstract submission, a selection of track, subtopic and keywords will be required. Please find a complete overview here.


Please have a look at this EXAMPLE ABSTRACT which demonstrates all important formal aspects.

The text must not exceed 250 words, excluding title and authors.

Ideally the usual structure of a scientific abstract (Introduction - Methods - Results - Conclusion) is applied. However, a free structure is also allowed.

Graphics, pictures and tables are not alllowed.

A maximum of 3 institutions per author is allowed.

Please ensure that your abstract does not contain spelling, grammatical or scientific errors, as it will be reproduced exactly as submitted.

Before you get started ...

Type your abstract in a common Word Processor (e.g. MS Word). Please save a copy of the file with the abstract text only (no title or authors). This file can then be used for a "file upload" (most convenient way of submission). The upload feature supports and converts tables within the document. Special characters are widely supported.

Alternatively, you also might copy and paste your content, using the "Enter Abstract Text" button.

First Time Users:

When entering the submission page, hit "Click here to create a new user account" on the left side of the page.

In case you have submitted an abstract at a previous meeting using the OASIS submission system, your login data are still valid. In this case, please login with your login and password on the right side of the page ("returning users"). In case you cannot retrieve your access data, please use the "forgot password" option.

In the welcome area you will see the link "Abstracts" in a grey frame. Click on "New Submission". Follow the step by step instructions for submission.

Eventually, you will see a summary of your submission in the last step ("Review my work"), which you may print. Your abstract should now have a green "completed" icon in the  welcome area.

Returning users, continuing an aborted submission or editing an abstract already submitted:

Log in with the username and password that you received when creating the account.

Locate the abstract in "Abstracts" and click on the displayed abstract title to make changes or complete the abstract.

Continue your submission or click on the desired menu item on the left side of the page.

Changes can be made until the submission deadline.

Returning users, submitting another abstract:

Log in with the username and password that you received when creating the account.

Locate "Abstracts" and click on "Submit an abstract".

Carefully follow the step-by-step instructions.


Step 1: TITLE

In the title, please use capital letters ONLY where necessary (e.g. 'Detection of two novel large mutations in SLC7A9 by semi-quantitative fluorescent multiplex PCR'). Please DO NOT format the title in bold, DO NOT underline and use italics only where necessary.


Please select the track and subtopic that you think relates most to your abstract (required).

If you wish, you can choose one alternative track and subtopic (optional).

Please see an overview of tracks and subtopics here.


Please select up to 5 keywords (3 required) from the keyword list, ordered by your preferred allocation (required).

Please see the complete keyword list here.


All accepted submissions will either be presented as posters or as oral presentations. Please indicate your preference in this step.


A maximum of 25 authors is allowed.

A maximum of 3 institutions per author is allowed.

The order as well as the name of the presenting author can be edited during the submission process.

Disclosure Information: In order to help readers form their own judgments of potential bias in published abstracts, presenting authors are asked to declare any conflict of interest and in particular competing financial interests. Payments by the industry of up to EUR 10.000.- (or equivalent value in-kind) per year per entity are considered "modest". Payments above EUR 10.000.- per year are considered "significant". If you have nothing to disclose, check the adequate box. If you have a disclosure to make, first select the relationship in the grid, then click on "Add Company" in the respective column (modest or significant) to enter the name of the entity.


The text cannot exceed 250 words, excluding title and authors. A minimum of 100 words is required.

Graphics, tables or pictures are allowed.

The text may be uploaded (from a Word document) not containing title and authors. Alternatively it may be typed in (or copy/pasted from an existing document).

Special characters are widely supported.

Support: Enter the source(s) of contributed support and/or grant numbers at the end of the abstract text section.


There are different types of travel grants available. For more detailed information please see here.


The summary page will display all information related to your abstract.

Please make sure you print the summary page for your records. The system also has an e-mail confirmation feature. Simply click the appropriate link on the summary page and fill in your email address(es) in the appropriate box.

If you choose to delete the submission, this can be made here. Please note that you will be able to retrieve deleted submissions. 

Acceptance and Selection of Abstracts

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Programme Committee after the submission deadline. Authors will be notified on acceptance and presentation modalities in due course.


Browser Issues

For optimum results when using the Online Submission System, it is recommended that you use Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher for Windows. For Macintosh users we recommend Safari 3.0 or higher for Mac OS 10.4. or higher. 

Submission is perfectly possible with other browsers as well, but some advanced functions are possible only with the above.

Please note that you must also have JavaScript and Cookies enabled in your browser preferences in order for the system to function properly. Instructions to enable cookies are given on the login page.

A list of compatible browsers is given on the login page.

Account Management - Personal Information - Password

Please create only one account per submitting author. The system stores your information. If you choose to submit more than one abstract you will not need to create another account. See "Returning users".

After you created the account, the system will display a password and username that will allow you to return and edit, delete or withdraw your abstract at a later stage.

Personal information can be edited if necessary by clicking on "Profile" (e.g. in case of an address change).

Attention: All correspondence regarding the acceptance of your abstract will be emailed to the email-address given by you in the "author section". Please provide a working email address.

Corrections - Amendments

The title of your abstract is displayed in the Welcome Area, together with the information on whether the submission is complete or incomplete. To edit the abstract, simply click on the title step.

Changes and editing can be made until the deadline of April 23, 2018, 24:00 CET. In case of a mistake during the submission, it is not necessary to submit a "new abstract". Click on the step to be amended and make the correction.

Aborted submissions can be picked up and completed at a later stage. Authors are able to login and to select the incomplete abstract in order to continue the submission until the deadline.

The submission system stores the information in "real time". The moment you reach the Summary within the submission process and the system tells you "This submission is complete" your abstract is completed and has been received. However you will still be able to come back and make modifications until the deadline.

Please make sure you print the summary page for your records. The system also has an e-mail confirmation feature. Simply click the appropriate link on the summary page and fill in your email address(es) in the appropriate box.


For support during the submission process, please send an email to or call +43 1 405 13 83 13 between 9.00-17.00 hrs CET.

Sponsors Exhibitors
General Info

We would be delighted to welcome you as our industry partner to the 5th European Congress of Immunology, to be held in Amsterdam/The Netherlands from September 2-5, 2018.

For possible cooperations, kindly contact the ECI 2018 Exhibition Management via email: Ms. Barbara Winder and Ms. Jasmin Schneckenburger are happy to assist you.

Exhibitor Management

MAW - Medizinische Ausstellungs- und Werbegesellschaft

International Exhibitions and Advertising

Contact: Ms. Barbara Winder and Ms. Jasmin Amon

Freyung 6/3

1010 Vienna

Phone: +43 1 536 63 - 62 or 75

Fax: +43 1 535 60 16


Sponsors / Supporters

Organising Agency

Contact: Ms. Sarah Pirklbauer and Mr. Oscar Pacheco

Alser Straße 4

1090 Vienna

Phone: +43 1 4051383 39

Fax: +43 1 4078274


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