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EIG and WSIG joint symposium 2019

Linlithgow Burgh Halls, The Cross, Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7AH

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The Edinburgh Immunology Group and West of Scotland Immunology Group, two of the British Society for Immunology's official Regional Groups, invite you to join them on Thursday 7 February 2019 for a joint symposium celebrating the immunological research undertaken at both sites. The event is a full day symposium (10:00-16:10 followed by a networking reception) held in the historic Burgh Halls in Linlithgow, easily accessible by public transport from both Edinburgh and Glasgow. 


A full programme for the event is available to download here.

We are pleased to welcome two invited keynote speakers, Professor Andrew MacDonald (The University of Manchester) and Dr Carmen Gerlach (Karolinska Institute, Sweden) in addition to our local speakers Professors Gerry Graham (Glasgow), Kevin Maloy (Glasgow), Sarah Walmsley (Edinburgh) and Rose Zamoyska (Edinburgh). There are a number of opportunities for talks by early career researchers to be selected from oral abstract submissions. In addition, there will be a poster exhibition and prizes for the best PhD and postdoc posters. A draft programme can be found below. 

09:30 - 10:00     Registration (with tea/coffee)

10:00 - 11:00     Andrew MacDonald (The University of Manchester)
11:00 - 11:20     Short talks selected from submitted abstracts (x2)
11:20 - 11:40     Sarah Walmsley (University of Edinburgh)
11:40 - 12:00     Short talks selected from submitted abstracts (x2)

12:00 - 13:00     Lunch and poster viewing

13:00 - 13:20     Gerry Graham (University of Glasgow)
13:20 - 13:40     Short talks selected from submitted abstracts (x2)
13:40 - 14:00     Rose Zamoyska (University of Edinburgh)
14:00 - 14:20     Short talks selected from submitted abstracts (x2)
14:20 - 14:40     Kevin Maloy (University of Glasgow)

14:40 - 15:10     Tea/coffee break and poster viewing

15:10 - 16:10     Carmen Gerlach (Karolinska Institute, Sweden)

16:10 - 17:30     Networking reception;  Poster prizes awarded.


Abstract submission is now open for oral and poster presentations. Abstracts of a maximum of 400 words should be submitted via our Google Docs form. 

The oral abstract submission deadline is 14 December 2018. The poster abstract submission deadline is 15 January 2019. These dates are subject to change if maximum capacity is reached. 


This event is now full, please contact to join the waiting list

 You can join the BSI online - membership provides many benefits to help you progress your career. Undergraduate membership is free. 

 BSI Members
 BSI Member - Full & Early Careers *  £25
 BSI Member - Postgraduate (including PhD, Masters)  £15
 BSI Member - Concessionary **  £15
 Full & Early Careers *  £45
 Postgraduate (including PhD, Masters)  £30
 Concessionary **  £30
 Undergraduate (membership is free)  £15

*  Early careers includes scientists employed as post-doctoral researchers, for the first 5 years post graduation.
** Concessionary includes Parental leave, Career Breaks, Retired, Emeritus Retired.


Our thanks to the following sponsors for supporting this event. If you would like to enquire about sponsorship opportunities, please email Jane Sessenwein


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