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