|Indian Immunology Society|
Present Board of executives: Dr. DN Rao; President, Dr. Nibhriti Das; Secretary, Dr. Alpana Sharma; Treasurer, Dr. Kaustuv Nayak; Joint Secretary, Vice President (North zone): Dr. Satya N Das, Vice President (South zone): Dr. Shripad Patil, Vice President (West zone): Dr. Savita Kulkarni, Vice President (East zone): Dr. Arindam Bhattacharya.
Members; Executive council: Dr. Dr. K. Balakrishnan, Dr. SB Anand, Dr.Vandana Pradhan, Dr. Aparanji Poorsala, Taruna Madan, Dr. Archana Singh, Dr. Madhu Khanna, Dr. Amit Awasthi
Board Meetings: IIS national executive meeting was held on September, 2016 at the IIS head office in Delhi and then on Feb 16, 2017, at the Gitam University, Visakhapatnam. The different work plans of IIS especially the educational activities, day of Immunology (DOI) celebrations, forthcoming annual meetings strategies for popularizing Immunology among youngsters and allocation of funds and bursaries for motivating participation at the national and international conferences had been discussed. Policies will be streamlined at the forthcoming national executive meeting.
Presently, IIS offers about $1000 as the seed money for the annual national conference. In addition, it provides about $ 2000 per annum for celebrating DOI, and about the similar amount for organizing 4-5 CMEs on basic and translational immunology. These token grants are given to motivate different Institutions to come forward with the proposals to expand Immunology education in the region.
IIS welcomes any other Immunology education program at the national or international level but the organizers need to raise funds from their own resources.
IIS received Euro 2000 from IUIS for the best international DOI campaign. This money will be added to the IIS campaigns for popularizing Immunology in the region.
IIS executive meetings with the board members from the head office region were held time to time to discuss the emerging issues while communicating with the other board members from different corners of India through emails.
43rd annual conference of the Indian Immunology Society, Feb 2017, was held at the Gitam University, Visakhapatnam. Earlier, the venue was Srinagar, Kashmir, which got shifted.
The meeting had been a great success. It had 8 plenaries, 20 invited lectures, 12 special talks, 30 students oral presentations, 12 young scientist orations, one senior scientist and one mid-career scientist award orations and 84 poster presentations. There had been Bursaries, and presentation awards for students.
IIS supported the hosting of 13th FIMSA training course at the PGIMER, Chandigarh on 17-19th March, 2016.
FOCIS: IIS is now an associate member of FOCIS.
Immunology Education: Since Jan 2017, three CMEs on basic and translational Immunology were organized, two in the South India, Warangal and Chennai and another was held at Agra, the northern India. Three more CMEs are on line for the year 2017. These CMEs aim at reaching Immunology education to resource restricted students and researchers at different parts of India.
IIS has taken a campaign to motivate and endorse various institutions to celebrate DOI on April 28-30, 2017
The 44th annual meeting of the Indian Immunology Society, the Immunocon 2017 will be organized at the Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Gujrat between Nov-Dec, 2017
Forthcoming meetings with the IIS board of executives:
Head office region board of executive meeting: April 2017
National board of executives meeting: September 2017