Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the European Veterinary Immunology Group (EVIG) and the Local Organizing Committee, it is our pleasure to announce that 7th EVIW will be held online from 29 to 31 August 2021. Since COVID-19 is still spreading around the world, we have reached a decision to organize an online meeting and to take full advantage of a virtual conference.

East greets west is the motto of 7th EVIW. Our meeting was originally planned to take place in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia – a city spreading on many hills, above a magnificent place where the river Sava merges with the Danube, a city that has always been a tempestuous limes between mighty kingdoms, a crossroad between different cultures. Now that the conference is free of physical barriers in the virtual world, the motto is even more pertinent. With online participation, we expect between 200-600 attendees from all over the world to join us, and create a vibrant conference where the exchange of ideas will lead to new collaborations and projects. We would like our conference to also bridge the generation gap as we will encourage an active participation of young scientists.

The COVID-19 pandemic emphasizes that research in immunology represents an essential pillar for common health and welfare. This is also our motivation to make 7th EVIW a productive meeting focused on knowledge dissemination and organization of optimal professional service. The program of 7th EVIW will be published shortly. Invited talks and short presentation topics cover:

  • One Health approach to pandemic preparedness
  • Adaptive immunology
  • Vaccine platforms/technologies
  • Innate immunology
  • Veterinary Immunology Toolkit
  • Systems immunology
  • Mucosal immunology
  • Translational veterinary immunology
  • Tick and Parasite immunity
  • Fish immunology
  • Avian immunology
  • Pet/Horse immunology

Special focus will be given to opportunities for young immunology researchers and challenges in teaching veterinary immunology.

Abstract submissions – we welcome submissions from all of our community and especially PhD students.

Important dates:

15 May 2021 – Abstract submission and registration opens.

25 June 2021, 5 p.m. Central European Summer Time - The extended deadline for abstract submission.

28 Jun 2021 – Accepted abstract notification.

The number of participants is limited, and the registration will close once that number is reached.

Milica Kovačević Filipović

Gregers Jungersen

Chair of the Local Organising Committee

Chair of EVIG

7th EVIW