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14th ICI

Invitation


Tadamitsu Kishimoto, M.D., Ph.D.
President, The 14th International Congress of Immunology

We are proud, as host, to extend this invitation to the 14th International Congress of Immunology in 2010.

We intend to mark this important era in the ICI’s history by providing a comprehensive and intellectually stimulating scientific program in an exceptionally beautiful, modern and culturally unique environment.

At this Congress, we plan to address wide-ranging yet focused congress themes through an innovative and invigorating combination of presentations, symposia, discussions, sessions and exhibitions.

The venue for the 14th ICI is the city of Kobe in the Kansai region of western Japan, a culturally dynamic triangle formed by the cities of Kobe, Osaka and Kyoto. This unique and diverse region offers an unparalleled wealth of attractions that include world-renowned cuisine, superb hot springs, and traditional cultural events as well as more modern diversions such as fireworks, theme parks, and sporting events.

Equally important, Kobe and the satellite venues offer an unmatched combination of extensive conference facilities, modern and affordable accommodations, and a rapid and efficient transportation system. In addition, airports in Kansai and Tokyo enjoy direct access from countries around the world.

In summary, we will provide you with an innovative, invigorating, and science-based international congress that will reflect the direction of immunology in the 21st century in a secure yet exciting environment that offers a wide range of diversions of interest to participants of all backgrounds.

We trust you will find the 14th ICI most scientifically rewarding.

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Advisory Board

Abul K. Abbas

USA

Xuetao Cao

China

Max D. Cooper

USA

Peter C. Doherty

Australia

C. Garrison Fathman

USA

Marc Feldmann

UK

Richard Flavell

USA

Sonoko Habu

Japan

Kayo Inaba

Japan

Stefan H.E. Kaufmann

Germany

Klas Kärre

Sweden

Philippa Marrack

USA

Diane Mathis

USA

Fritz Melchers

Germany

William E. Paul

USA

Klaus Rajewsky

USA

Sergio Romagnani

Italy

Josef Smolen

Austria

Ralph Steinman

USA

Emil R. Unanue

USA

Rolf M. Zinkernagel

Switzerland

       

International Program Committee

Frederick Alt

USA

Bruce Beutler

USA

Jason Cyster

USA

Mark Davis

USA

Ron Germain

USA

Christopher Goodnow

Australia

Marc Jenkins

USA

Michael Karin

USA

Yvette van Kooyk

The Netherlands

Vijay Kuchroo

USA

Kong-Peng Lam

Singapore

Lewis Lanier

USA

Dan Littman

USA

Yong-Jun Liu

USA

Bernard Malissen

France

Ruslan Medzhitov

USA

Lorenzo Moretta

Italy

Kenneth Murphy

USA

Michel Nussenzweig

USA

Anne O'Garra

UK

Pamela Ohashi

Canada

Fiona Powrie

UK

Andreas Radbruch

Germany

Anjana Rao

USA

Jeffrey Ravetch

USA

Michael Reth

Germany

Ellen Rothenberg

USA

Alexander Rudensky

USA

Jürg Tschopp

Switzerland

Wayne Yokoyama

USA

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Organizing Committee

President

Tadamitsu Kishimoto

       

Vice Presidents

Toshio Hirano

Tasuku Honjo

Takehiko Sasazuki

Kiyoshi Takatsu

Masaru Taniguchi

Secretary General

Masayuki Miyasaka

       

Committee of General Affairs

Hajime Karasuyama (chair)

Koichi Ikuta

Masato Kubo

Sho Matsushita

Kensuke Miyake

Hiromitsu Nakauchi

Takashi Nishimura

Toshiaki Ohteki

Noriko Sorimachi

Takayuki Sumida

Program Committee

Shizuo Akira (chair)

Takashi Saito (vice chair)

Kayo Inaba

Hiroshi Kiyono

Takao Koike

Tomohiro Kurosaki

Kouji Matsushima

Nagahiro Minato

Nobuyuki Miyasaka

Shigekazu Nagata

Hiromitsu Nakauchi

Takashi Nishimura

Chisei Ra

Shimon Sakaguchi

Toshiyuki Takai

Tadatsugu Taniguchi

Yasunobu Yoshikai

Akihiko Yoshimura

   

Finance Committee

Kazuhiko Yamamoto (chair)

Shigeo Koyasu
(chair)

Masayuki Amagai

Satoshi Hayakawa

Toshifumi Hibi

Kayo Inaba

Shuichi Kaminogawa

Hajime Karasuyama

Hiroshi Kiyono

Takao Koike

Tsuneyo Mimori

Yoshiki Miyachi

Nobuyuki Miyasaka

Takashi Saito

Tsutomu Takeuchi

Yoshiya Tanaka

Mamoru Watanabe

Takashi Yamamura

   

Satellite Symposia Committee

Kouji Matsushima (chair)

Takashi Nishimura

Noriyuki Sato

Takayuki Sumida

Toshitada Takemori

Planning and Logistics Committee

Hiroshi Kiyono (chair)

Miyuki Azuma

Koichi Ikuta

Atsushi Kumanogoh

Satoshi Takaki

Kiyoshi Takeda

Masafumi Yamamoto

     

Committee of Public Affairs

Yousuke Takahama (chair)

Katsuhiko Ishihara

Hiroshi Kawamoto

Hitoshi Kohsaka

Sachiko Suematsu

Shinsuke Taki

       

Publication Committee

Hitoshi Kikutani (chair)

Hisashi Arase

Tsuneyasu Kaisho

Atsushi Kumanogoh

Tomohiro Kurosaki

Masato Ogata

Ken-ichiro Seino

Toshiyuki Takai

Kiyoshi Takeda

 

Travel Committee

Toshinori Nakayama (chair)

Shinya Murakami (vice chair)

Kazuya Iwabuchi

Tatsuo Kinashi

Shinsuke Taki

Masakatsu Yamashita

       

Risk Management Committee

Kazuyuki Yoshizaki (Chair)

Shunichi Shiozawa

Kazuko Uno

 

 

Members

Sonoko Habu

Junichiro Inoue

Taro Kinoshita

Daisuke Kitamura

Shin-ichi Nishikawa

Norihiro Nishimoto

Yasuharu Nishimura

Hirohisa Saito

Nobuo Sakaguchi

Akira Shibuya

Kazuo Sugamura

Takeshi Tokuhisa

Takeshi Tsubata

Toshimitsu Uede

Takeshi Watanabe

Hiroshi Yamamoto

Shin Yonehara

Kazuyuki Yoshizaki

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Congress Venue

The 14th International Congress of Immunology will be held at the Kobe Convention Center Complex on Port Island in Kobe, a major city in the Kansai region of Japan.

 

Kobe Convention Center Complex Overview

Constructed in 1981, the Kobe Convention Center Complex is located on Port Island, an artificial island in Kobe. It features a convenient network of convention facilities that include the Kobe International Exhibition Hall and Portopia Hotel. This convention complex is an ideal location for combining an international conference with a large exhibition. Moreover, the area is provided with ample English-language signage, making it easy for overseas visitors to travel to and from downtown Kobe.

The convention site also offers easy access to other Kansai cities such as Kyoto, Nara, Himeji and Osaka, which offer many world-renowned historic sites of great interest to visitors from abroad.

Portopia Hall and Portopia Hotel

Portopia Hotel is connected directly to the Kobe International Conference Center by a roofed pedestrian walkway. In addition, the hotel has 37 versatile banquet and meeting rooms. The 1700-seat Portopia Hall is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and audiovisual equipment, including a six-language simultaneous interpretation system.

Kobe International Exhibition Hall

Kobe International Exhibition Hall No. 1 features 6,000 square meters of exhibition space. Hall No. 2 has four meeting rooms in addition to 3,800 square meters of floor space, which may be subdivided with moveable partitions into smaller spaces of 2,000 and 1,800 square meters.

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