The Lithuanian Society for Immunology
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 immunological 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:
New LSI president, LSI vice-president and LSI board members started their 5-year term on the 4th of January, 2023
You are most welcome to attend the ABC7: Autoimmunity, B cells and Complement summer school organised by EFIS, EIAS, and NCC. The summer school will be held at the Sokos Hotel Viru conference centre in Tallinn, Estonia, on June 14-16, 2023. This is already the seventh international ABC meeting.
Attendees will hear exceptional presentations by renowned speakers on the immune system's cutting-edge findings in the fields of autoimmunity, B cells, and the complement system, starting with the keynote lecture from Burkhard Becher. Young scientists will have the opportunity to present their work in oral and poster presentations, and participate in a career development workshop.
Abstract submission is now open and the deadline is March 31st. Registration for the meeting will be open until June 1st. For more information, please visit the ABC7 website.
Dates to remember:
March 31st, 2023: Abstract submission deadline
March 31st, 2023: EFIS and NCC grant application deadline
June 1st, 2023: Final registration deadline
We are looking forward to seeing you in Tallinn in June 2023!
Kai Kisand, MD, PhD
Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine
University of Tartu
7th international conference Cancer Immunotherapy and Immunomonitoring (CITIM-2023) will be held on April 24-27, 2023 in Conference Room and Conference Hall of Crowne Plaza Vilnius Hotel, which is located in the center of Vilnius, Lithuania.
All information about registration, program and accommodation can be found here: https://www.canceritim.org/
The international Jędrzej Sniadecki Memorial Conference Frontiers in Molecular Life Sciences (JSMC2023) will be held on May 23-25, 2023. The conference will be hosted by Vilnius university and is organized by the joint committee of the Lithuanian Biochemical Society and Polish Biochemical Society.
More information in the links:
2nd conference announcement