The Lithuanian Society for Immunology (LSI)
The Lithuanian Society for Immunology (LSI) unites researchers and clinicians working in the field of immunology.
LSI maintains the international contacts with the scientists from abroad, especially with our neighbours – the immunologists from Latvia and Estonia.
LSI is a member of the joined society of Baltic imunological societies (BaIS) and a member of the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS).
LSI was founded in 1991 by the efforts of professors V. A. Tamosiunas and B. Padegimas, assoc. prof. E. Razgauskas and others.
LSI prepared the Statute that was registered at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania.
After its establishing, LSI organized Summer Schools for Young Immunologists in different Lithuanian towns: Birštonas (1992), Palanga (1993), Trakai (1995), Nida (1997) to promote the activities in the field of immunology. In the schedule of these Summer schools, the prominent immunologists from Lithuania and foreign countries (Germany, Sweden, Poland, UK) presented lectures and seminars. In later Summer schools, the reports were also made by the former Summer school attendees, who studied abroad.
LSI elects the Society Board and the Revision Committee as well as determines the annual membership fee.
At the annual meetings that usually take place in December, LSI foresees and plans the activities for the coming year, i. e. the seminars, conferences and participation in the conferences or the internship abroad.
LSI also organizes the annual conferences on the Day of Immunology (April 29) that has been announced by EFIS and is celebrated worldwide since 2005. The programs of the conferences can be found here:
Dr. (HP) Audronė Eidukaitė, Children‘s Hospital, Affiliate of Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos
Prof. Aurelija Žvirblienė, Vilnius University
Prof. Dainius Characiejus, Vilnius University
Dr. Vita Pašukonienė, National Cancer institute
Dr. Radvilė Malickaitė, Santaros clinics