Dear colleagues and friends,
It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 3rd International Conference on Innate Lymphoid Cells (ILC2018), which will take place November 29th to December 1st, 2018 in Tokyo.
We had the 1st conference (ILC2014) in Paris and the 2nd one (ILC2016) in Berlin. Based on the successes of those conferences, it is now clear that ILCs have established themselves as new and significant players in the field of immunology, contributing to tissue homeostasis as well as defense against pathogens and inflammatory diseases. In addition to ILC research, studies on NKT, MAIT, and γδ T cells have also contributed to our understanding of the role of innate lymphocytes in whole-body homeostasis and in the pathophysiology of various diseases.
The aim of this international conference series is to provide an interactive platform for the exchange of new concepts, ideas and data between immunologists interested in ILCs and innate lymphocytes at large.
The Organizing Committee would like to issue a call starting from February for poster presentations from which applicants will be selected for oral presentations. We will compile a scientific program covering basic aspects of innate lymphocyte biology as well as their roles in tissue homeostasis, immune regulation and diseases by combining talks by invited speakers and selected applicants. We will also offer awards for poster presentations to encourage young and early-career researchers. We are pleased to announce that several publishers in the immunology field have agreed to sponsor poster awards.
We look forward to receiving many applications from all over the world and to meeting you in Tokyo.
Shigeo Koyasu, Masato Kubo, Kazuyo Moro, Shinichiro Sawa