The Chinese Society for Immunology (CSI), a voluntary, national, academic, non-profit and non-governmental organization, formed from the national scientific and technical immunologists was founded in 1984, and became a member of the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) in the same year. CSI has been dedicated to advancing the field of immunology since its birth. In 2004, CSI founded Cellular & Molecular Immunology, a preeminent, peer reviewed journal of immunology, besides five other official journals published in Chinese. With the tremendous development of Chinese immunological research and CSI, the number of CSI members grows steadily in recent years, reaching to over 9900 members, which makes CSI the biggest immunological society in the world. The 17th ICI (IUIS 2019) will be held from October 19th – October 23nd 2019 in Beijing, a city with convenient local transportation and different means of traveling to all domestic cities. The congress venue is China National Conventional Center (CNCC), located in Olympic area, symbolizing dynamics and vitality, just like modern immunology development. Beijing has 173 universities and institutes, supporting the Congress with ready volunteers including those from institutes of foreign languages to provide service for guest from different parts of the world. Well known Chinese hospitality and kindness will make every participant feeling of home.
China and Immunology China, home of 56 nationalities living in an area of 9.6 million square kilometers, is an inseparable part of the global immunology family. As China’s economy continues its meteoric rise, Chinese immunologists have been striving for the ‘immunology without borders’ status and have achieved impressive progresses in this goal. During 2003 to 2012 the world percentage of CSI immunology publications from China increased from 1.82% to 10.87%, while ranking of immunology research in China (SCI publications) ascended from 13 to 2. These achievements could not be realized without a tremendous increase of funding from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Health, as well as the efforts from the members of Chinese Society for Immunology (CSI). CSI is a voluntary, national, academic, non-profit and non-governmental organization, formed from the national scientific and technical immunologists, registered and established in accordance with the laws of China. CSI has grown out of the Chinese Committee for Immunology, which was founded in 1984, and became a member of the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) in the same year. In 1992, CSI became a member of The Federation of Immunological Societies of Asia-Oceania (FIMSA). Currently, the society has 9,987 members with 3,500 of these members belonging to the IUIS, the others are developing scientists and those we are actively encouraging in their research efforts.