MENU
Opening October 29th, Sessions begin November 1st

8th Annual Meeting of the International Cytokine & Interferon Society

The International Cytokine & Interferon Society (ICISI) held its 8th Annual Meeting as a virtual meeting: Cytokines 2020, STRUCTURE-FUNCTION AND SYSTEMS BIOLOGY OF CYTOKINE ACTIONS, from November 1-4, 2020. The full program was also available on-demand for 2 weeks following the live-streamed event, which was a lively and fully interactive meeting with a flavor of Seattle! With 1,084 participants from over 42 countries, we are proud to announce that the first-ever Virtual Meeting was a roaring success and included 117 invited speaker and oral presentations and 223 Lightning Talks.

In an effort to support the global response to COVID-19 research, free and open access to most of the content in two sessions on SARS-CoV-2/host interactions and COVID-19 are available starting December 1st, with extended open access, as well as three industry sponsored sessions of interest to the cytokine research community, the ICIS Awards Presentation, the Closing Ceremony/Meeting Review and an invitation to Cytokines 2021 in Cardiff, October 17-20. The final program and the abstracts book are also available for download.

The ICIS Annual Meetings have a distinguished history of presenting cutting edge research from internationally recognized scientists. In recognition of the role of cytokines in COVID-19 and the extraordinary research being done by the cytokine & interferon community, the Local Organizing Committee of the International Cytokine & Interferon Society (ICIS) re-shaped the program to include the latest findings on SARS-CoV-2/host interactions and COVID-19. The pandemic underscores the importance of this meeting and our research to understand the systems biology of cytokines and interferons in human health and disease. Nearly all of the major breakthroughs in COVID-19 treatments and vaccine development have connections to ICIS members in academia, government and industry. Reflecting the diverse scientific interests in the field of cytokine biology, sessions impacting all aspects of cytokine and interferon basic science, clinical development, and medicine were included to provide a comprehensive update on these activities to reveal promising research that will lead to or has already launched cytokine-based therapeutics and immune-modifying biologics to treat COVID-19, cancer, autoimmunity, infectious disease and vaccine applications.

Michael Gale, Jr., PhD, Chair & Ram Savan, PhD, Co-Chair Department of Immunology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA USA


Speakers
  • Professor of Immunobiology, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  • The Herbert S. Gasser Professor, Departments of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology, Pathology & Immunology, Washington University, St. Louis, USA
  • Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  • Albert Billings Ruddock Professor of Biology, Caltech, Pasadena, USA

Show Resources
Agenda

Please click here to view the program agenda.

Speakers

Please click here to view all the speakers.

Sponsors

Please click here to view all the sponsors on our main event site.

Committee

To download the Program Committee brochure here.


  • CHAIR: Michael Gale Jr, PhD

  • CO-CHAIR: Ram Savan, PhD

  • Sarah Gaffen, PhD

  • Yueh-Ming Loo, PhD

  • Naeha Subramanian, PhD

  • Steven Ziegler, PhD

  • Renee Ireton, PhD

Help

General LabRoots Questions

email support@labroots.com  

Virtual Events and Webinars

Supported Configurations

  • Operating System Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome Safari
    Vista IE8+ FF10+ Chrome15+
    Windows 7 IE8+ FF10+ Chrome15+
    Windows 8 IE10 FF10+ Chrome15+
    Mac OS X   FF10+ Chrome15+ Safari5.1+
  • Cookie settings: session cookies enabled
  • Browser configuration must have JavaScript enabled
  • Adobe Flash player 10.2 or later

To watch our webinars and virtual events a modern browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or an updated version of Internet Explorer is required.

Internet Connection

  • A minimum of 100Kbps is recommended for audio-only events
  • A minimum of 300Kbps is recommended for speaker on-video events

Computer Equipment

  • Screen Resolution: Minimum 1024x768
  • Video Card: 65,000 colors minimum
  • Sound card and speakers (or headphones) for hearing webcast in full format
  • Audio Card: 16-bit minimum
  • RAM: 512MB of free RAM

Firewall Protocol

  • HTTP on port 80 or HTTPS on port 443
  • Adobe RTMP on port 1935, 80, or 443 with automatic fall-back to RTMPT (RTMP tunneling) on ports 1935, 80 or 443
  • RTMPE (RTMP encrypted) on ports 1935, 80 or 443

Work-At-Home Attendees

  • If a corporate VPN is used, confirm that your network traffic is not directed over the company VPN. If it is, please turn off the VPN while attending the virtual event.

For A Seamless Experience

When using a mobile device, FREE Mobile Apps are available:

- For viewing Webinars:

- For viewing Virtual Events

Attendee Guide

  • To learn more about how the virtual event works for attendees, download the Attendee Guide (PDF).

Virtual Event and Webinar Support:

Continuing Education (CME/CE) Support

Show Resources