SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

The IVIS symposium brings Industry, Government, and Academic specialists together and provides an update and overview of new, cutting-edge information in basic and applied veterinary immunology, including topics on protective immunity, vaccine strategies, important disease targets, and various animal species. The meeting is a combination of plenary sessions and concurrent sessions on a variety of relevant themes, and also includes workshops on reagents and tools for studies in various veterinary species.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS
The Symposium will include an opening and closing keynote session delivered by experts in their fields. Keynote sessions will be 90 minutes long and will include a 30-minute question/answer and discussion session. No other sessions will run concurrently with the Keynotes.

PLENARY PRESENTATIONS
Each day will host one 60-minute Plenary Session and will include a question/answer and discussion session. Invited speakers will feature leading professionals and lecturers.  No other sessions will run concurrently with the Plenary sessions.

ORAL ABSTRACT SESSIONS
Oral Abstracts Sessions feature the higher-ranked abstracts submitted to the Symposium. Sessions will run concurrently and will include a short presentation followed by a question/answer session.

 

PROPOSED PROGRAMME OUTLINE

DAY 1 – FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2023
15:00 – Registration opens
16:30 – Opening Keynote
18:00 – Welcome Reception at the Baobab Terrace (included in registration fee)

DAY 2 – SATURDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2023
08:30 – Session 1 (3 tracks)
10:00 – Mid-morning refreshments and networking
10:30 – Session 2 (3 tracks)
11:30 – Poster Sessions
13:00 – Lunch
14:00 – Plenary Session 1
15:00 – Session 3 (3 tracks)
17:00 – Close of Day 2
18:30 – Free evening / Informal Boma Braai (optional and limited to 80 guests)

DAY 3 – SUNDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2023
08:30 – Session 4 (VIC Toolbox Workshop & 1 parallel track)
10:00 – Mid-morning refreshments and networking
10:30 – Session 5 (VIC MHC Workshop & 1 parallel track)
11:30 – Poster Sessions
13:00 – Lunch
14:00 – Plenary Session 2
15:00 – Distinguished Veterinary Immunologist – Award & Presentation
16:00 – Close of Day 3
16:30 – Game Drive and Bush Dinner (official Symposium dinner, included in registration fee)

DAY 4 – MONDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2023
08:30 – Session 6 (2 tracks)
10:00 – Mid-morning refreshments and networking
10:30 – Session 7 (2 tracks)
11:30 – Poster Sessions
13:00 – Lunch
14:00 – Plenary Session 3
15:00 – Closing Keynote
16:30 – Closing Ceremony

DAY 5 – TUESDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2023
09:00 – 12:00 – Workshops (to be confirmed)