FIMSA Advanced Training Course 2023 in Chiba, Japan

General Information

January 15-16, 2024
Makuhari Messe, International Conference Hall, 2F, 201 (Chiba, Japan)
Floor map:
*International Conference Hall is indicated in Green.
Federation of Immunological Societies of Asia-Oceania (FIMSA)
Japanese Society for Immunology (JSI)
AMED-CREST “Immune Memory”
Osaka University, Graduate School of Medicine

Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues,

The Federation of Immunological Societies of Asia-Oceania (FIMSA) Advanced Training Course will be held from January 15th – January 16th, 2024 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. This educational course is hosted by the Japanese Society for Immunology (JSI). It is my great pleasure to enthusiastically welcome you to the FIMSA Advanced Training Course on behalf of FIMSA Councilors.

FIMSA Advanced Training Courses have been held in various places in Asia, although this is the first time to have it in Japan. Thus, we will support travel and accommodation expenses for poster presenters (please find the website for details). The participants of the Training Course are also privileged to attend the 52nd annual meeting of the JSI, which will be held in the same conference venue following the training course from January 17th – January 19th.

This Advanced Training Course was originally planned to be held in 2020, however, it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We wish to have the course on-site and hope COVID-19 will be kept under control.

We look forward to seeing you in person in Chiba, Japan.

Sincerely Yours,

Osamu Takeuchi
Vice-president, Federation of Immunological Societies of Asia-Oceania

On behalf of the Japanese Society for Immunology (JSI), we are pleased to co-host the FIMSA Advanced Training Course.

As our JSI annual meeting overlaps with the FIMSA Advanced Training Course, participants are free to access both meetings. We believe that it will contribute to the participants learning cutting-edge research and give opportunities to interact with international distinguished scientists.

Sincerely yours,

Tomohiro Kurosaki
President, the Japanese Society for Immunology

Abstract Submission Closed

We welcome submission of abstracts for poster presentation.

Submission Period: August 1st, 2023-August 31st, 2023

  1. Download the abstract format (MS Word) and send it to the secretariat at together with curriculum Vitae (CV) by August 31, 2020.
    The body of your abstract should consist of 1000 to 1700 letters including spaces. Neither tables nor graphics may be included.
  2. Notice of acceptance / rejection will be sent to you by email by the end of September, 2023. Please note that the notice may not be reached you successfully if you use free mail address.

# For those who will also make a presentation in 52nd JSI Annual Meeting (January 17-19, 2024), please see

Abstract format (MS Word)

Financial Support

We will offer financial support for poster presenters (up to 50 presentations)

  1. $1,000 for airfares
  2. $50 x 5 nights for hotel accommodation (Participants should reserve hotels by themselves. See hotel information)
  3. Free registration for 52nd JSI Annual Meeting (January 17-19, 2024).

The amount above will be paid onsite by cash in Japanese Yen.

Registration Closed

If you wish to register without submitting abstract (and getting financial support), please contact the secretariat at
Registration for FIMSA Advanced Training Course 2023 is free but handling fee will be charged for those who needs VISA documents (incl. invitation / acceptance letter).

Hotel Information

Participants are requested to make their hotel reservations at the following site.


Jan 15th (Mon), 2024

15:00- Registration

Jan 16th (Tue), 2024

9:30-9:50 Opening Remarks by Dr Sunil Arora (FIMSA President)
Dr Tomohiro Kurosaki (JSI President)
9:50-10:30 Keynote Lecture 1 Dr Shimon Sakaguchi (Japan)
10:30-11:10 Keynote Lecture 2Dr Shizuo Akira (Japan)
11:10-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:00 Lecture 1 Dr You-Me Kim (Korea)
12:00-12:30 Lecture 2 Dr Osamu Takeuchi (Japan)
12:30-14:00 Poster presentation with Lunch
14:00-14:40 Keynote Lecture 3 Dr Mitchell Kronenberg (USA)
14:40-15:10 Lecture 3 Dr Keishi Fujio (Japan)
15:10-15:40 Lecture 4 Dr Laura Mackay (Australia)
15:40-16:10 Lecture 5 Dr Taku Okazaki (Japan)
16:10-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-17:00 Lecture 6 Dr Ken Cadwell (USA)
17:00-17:30 Lecture 7 Dr Kazuyo Moro (Japan)
17:30-18:00 Lecture 8 Dr Bo Huang (China)
18:00 Concluding Remarks by Dr Osamu Takeuchi (Vice-president, FIMSA)
18:30- Get-together party