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Presenting your research at the International Congress of Mucosal Immunology (ICMI) is a powerful way to gain new insights, earn valuable feedback from colleagues and make important connections.

In niche fields, like mucosal immunology, it is hard for researchers to meet and collaborate. Immunology is one of the most complex and important frontiers of scientific inquiry, abundant in radical new therapies and cutting-edge discoveries that make up the fastest growing area of medical science.

That’s why the Society of Mucosal Immunology is proud to offer an international forum in Seattle, Washington, USA in 2022. We know there are overlapping ideas and very different perspectives that must come together to further our understanding of key advances in mucosal immunology.

All accepted abstracts will be published online and in our event app. They will be selected for oral or poster presentation during ICMI 2022.

We are also pleased to announce several travel awards will be granted to high-quality abstracts. SMI also offers a needs-based Childcare Travel Award to support your family at home while you join us.

If at any point you have questions, please contact SMI staff via email or by calling the office at +1 (414) 359-1650.

Important Dates:

November 10, 2021: Call for Abstracts
January 15, 2022: Abstract Submissions Close & Travel Award Applications Due
January 16-March 15, 2019: Late-breaking Abstract Submission Period
May 13, 2022: Early-Bird Registration Ends
July 16-20, 2022: ICMI 2022 in Seattle, Washington

2022 Topics

The topics highlighted for 2022 submissions are:

  • Intestinal immunity and inflammation
  • Pulmonary and nasal immunity
  • Urogenital tract immunity
  • Oral and eye immunity
  • Mucosal Infections
  • COVID-19
  • Mucosal Vaccines
  • Innate immunity
  • Adaptive immunity
  • Tissue resident cells
  • Microbiome
  • Maternal/neonatal immunology
  • Allergic immunity
  • Immune cell trafficking to/from mucosal tissues

Submission Instructions

  1. Click here to access the Abstract Submission portal.
  2. If you are a member, log in with your SMI member credentials.
  3. If you are not a member, please create a new account (on the right-hand side of the page).
  4. Ensure that submission fees ($40 member/$65 non-member)* are paid.
  5. You will receive a confirmation email upon successful completion.

*Please note all fees are in United States Dollars (USD).

If at any point you have questions, please contact SMI staff via email or by calling the office at +1 (414) 359-1650.

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