Report of the 2017 FIMSA Advanced Course


2017 FIMSA Advanced Course was held during 26-27 April, 2017, in Beijing, China. It is the 14th time since the FIMSA Advanced Course was designed and initiated in the year of 1994. This meeting was hosted by Federation of Immunological Societies of Asia-Oceania (FIMSA) and Chinese Society for Immunology (CSI), co-sponsored by National Key Laboratory of Medical Immunology.

13 distinguished speakers were invited to give lectures to the audience, they are:Vice-President of FIMSA, Prof. Gregory Tsay from China Medical University, President of CSI, Prof. Zhigang Tian from University of Science & Technology of China, Treasure of FIMSA, Prof. Yousuke Takahama from University of Tokushima, Council Member of FIMSA, Prof. Alan Baxter from James Cook University, Council Member of FIMSA, Prof. Liwei LU from The University of Hong Kong, Vice-President of CSI, Prof. Bing Sun fromChinese Academy of Sciences, Council Member of FIMSA, Prof. Wong Siew Cheng from Singapore Immunology Network, Agency for Science, Technology and Research,Council Member of FIMSA, Prof. Laura Mackay from The University of Melbourne, Council Member of FIMSA, Prof. Kiyoshi Takeda from Osaka University, Prof. Cheng Dong from Tsinghua University, Prof. Li Wu fromTsinghua University, Prof. Bo Huang from Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Prof. Qianjin Lu from Central South University.The topics varied from the overall introduction of the development in the field of immunology in the recent years to achievements of Chinese immunologists, especially hot topics like tumor immunology, regulation mechanism of Nature Killer cell, Dendritic cell, Macrophage, T cell and B cell, immunopharmacology, autoimmunity, sclerosis, as well as AIDS immunology.

The opening ceremony was presided by Secretary-General of FIMSA, Secretary-General of CSI, Prof. Xuetao Cao from Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, during which 9 young immunologists recommended by FIMSA member societies were awarded the travel award of 2017 FIMSA Advanced Course, each with 1,000 USD. Prof. Xuetao Cao, Prof. Yousuke Takahama and Prof. Zhigang Tian were presenting awards to the recipients. The list of the award recipients is: 
Ms. Delgertsetseg Chuluundorj from University of the Humanities, Mr. Jonathan Chee from University of Western Australia, Ms. Hui-Fern Koay from University of Melbourne, recommended by Australasian Society for Immunology;
Ms. Kongyang Ma from University of Hong Kong, recommended by Hong Kong Society for Immunology;
Mr. Dayasagar Das from All India Institute of Medical Sciences,recommended by Indian Immunology Society;
Mr. Tae-Jin Kim from Korea University College of Medicine, recommended by The Korean Association of Immunobiologists;
Ms. Kylie Yong Su Mei from A*STAR Agency for Science, Technology and Research, recommended by Singaporean Society for Immunology;
Ms. JiraphornIssara-Amphorn, Mr. ChitponPadunglerkfrom Chulalongkorn University, recommended bythe Allergy and Immunology Society of Thailand.