Scientific Program

Plenary sessions

• Innate immunity
• Regulation of the immune response
• Immunogenetics and molecular immunology
• Infection and immunity

Concurrent sessions

• Immune response to viral infections (supported by EVIG)
• Immune response to bacterial infections
• Immune response to parasites
• Large animal models in immunology (supported by EVIG)
• Mucosal immunity
• Veterinary vaccinology
• Veterinary clinical immunology
• Inflammation and cytokines


• NK cells: receptors, functions, and role in infections
• Immune responses in the mammary gland
• Immune responses to non-infectious stressors
• Role of microbiota in regulating immunity
• Veterinary clinical immunology and field surveys
• Antigen-presenting cells
• Genetic control of immune responses
• VIC – IUIS toolkit



Distinguished Veterinary Immunology Award
The scientist who distinguished his/her work in the field of veterinary immunology will be awarded at the end of the conference.

Young Scientist Award
The IVIS 2013 Local Organizing Committee is committed to promote international mobility among PhD students. If you are an extra EU PhD student under 30, you may apply for this grant. The grant will cover the registration costs to 7 PhD candidates; if you want to apply, please contact within the ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE.
Scholarships will be awarded within June 30th 2013, and assigned on the basis of geographical origin.

Best Poster Award
IVIS 2013 Scientific Committee established a “Best Poster Award”. The n. 3 presenting authors of the n. 3 best presented posters during the congress will be refunded of the registration fee as a reward for the presented work.