UPDATE: Abstract Supplement Posted

The ICMI 2017 Abstract Supplement has been published in electronic format. View this year’s supplement.


ICMI 2017 Important Dates 

  • July 19-22nd, 2017: ICMI 2017, Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Washington D.C.
  • August 22nd, 2017: Travel Award Reimbursements Due 

What is ICMI?

ICMI stands for International Congress of Mucosal Immunology. ICMI is the only meeting that focuses exclusively on the interface between the immune system and the environment  at mucosal surfaces. It is the perfect occasion for cross-fertilization between basic scientists, clinical researchers and industry professionals working on pathways of immunity and inflammation at mucosal surfaces.

Principles of Mucosal Immunology Course at ICMI 2017

As part of ICMI 2017 in Washington DC, the SMI has programmed a one day Principles of Mucosal Immunology Course, which will take place on Tuesday, July 18, before the main meeting begins on Wednesday.

The overall aim of this program is to facilitate a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of the immune system at mucosal surfaces. It will provide a broad overview of several core mucosal immunology topics and has been designed for graduate students and post-docs who have recently entered the field, as well as more experienced researchers who are interested in a concise refresher course.

To learn more, visit the ICMI 2017 Course page.

UPDATE: Statement From the Co-Chairs Regarding Recent Travel Ban 

“As co-chairs of ICMI 2017, we want to stress our commitment to our valuable colleagues of all nationalities, races, religions, and sexual orientations. Exclusive policies are not only fundamentally unfair, personally offensive, and contrary to the open and inclusive attitudes of the majority of citizens and prior policies of the USA, but also are harmful to the advancement of our field.”   Read the full statement here.

ICMI 2017 Co-Chairs

Brian Kelsall, MDBethesda, Maryland
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Marsha Wills-Karp, PhDBaltimore, Maryland
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  • Novel insights into the mucosal microbiome
  • Microbiota evolution and modern practices
  • Mucosal viral infection and HIV
  • IgA and mucosal vaccines
  • Innate immunity at mucosal surfaces
  • Autophagy, cellular stress & innate immunity
  • and much more!

What Members Say About ICMI

“I liked the size of the meeting. It was not too big, so interaction with the speakers and other participants was quite easy.” ICMI 2015 Attendee

“It is a very specialized meeting in which we can learn and collaborate in our specific field of research” ICMI 2015 Attendee

“I enjoyed many interesting talks and met world-leading scientists on mucosal immunology” ICMI 2013 Attendee

“Talks were very well organized, where the hottest and most current interests are covered” ICMI 2013 Attendee