Report of FIMSA Immunology Course-2020


Course Conveners:  Sunil K Arora, President IIS
                                 Amit Awasthi, Secretary, IIS
FIMSA: Laura MacKay, President FIMSA

The virtual FIMSA Immunology course-2020 was conducted by Indian Immunology Society from 8th – 10th October 2020. The course was held on zoom virtual platform. Prof. Sunil Arora, President of Indian Immunology Society and Course-Director sent out a call for this course through various websites in the month of July/August 2020. A total of 389 delegates registered for this course from various countries, mainly from India. The course faculty included stalwarts in the field of Immunology from USA, Australia, China, Japan, Taiwan and India. The course curriculum was designed in a way to cover topics related to Innate Immune responses on Day-1, Adaptive Immune responses on Day-2 and clinical Immunology on Day-3. There were over all 27 lectures divide in Nine scientific sessions and 4-keynote sessions including one special Keynote session on Covid-19. The course was well appreciated for its comprehensive coverage of Immunology from Basic fundamentals to recent advancements in the field. The feedback was obtained from all the participants through email and e-Certificate was issued to each one of the registered participants.

The FIMSA course was managed without any funding support demanded from FIMSA as it was self-financed with a very nominal registration fees from the participants, which covered the expenses incurred.

Some screenshots of the sessions and lectures:

Inaugural Session

Session-1 Chaired by Dr Laura Mackay

Laura Mackay-Lecture

President-FIMSA-Inaugural talk

Talk by Dr. Dipankar Nandi

Talk by Dr Shiv Pillai