We are excited to announce “Inflammation in Reproduction, Pregnancy and Development”, a Satellite Symposium to the International Congress of Immunology 2016.

The congress will be held at the Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort and Spa, on the Great Barrier Reef near Cairns in Queensland, Australia, from August 17 to August 20, 2016. 

The committee is putting together a world-class scientific meeting that will highlight cutting-edge topics in basic and clinical reproductive immunology and developmental immunology. The program will cover the immunology of pregnancy, the placenta and the fetus, female and male gamete development and embryogenesis, and developmental origins of health and disease.

A special focus will be the mechanisms by which inflammation underpins pathologies of reproduction and pregnancy, and programs the development of the embryo and fetus to determine the health of the infant and child, including early life origins of non-communicable diseases such as metabolic syndrome, allergy
and asthma, and neurodevelopmental disorders.

There will be travel grants and awards for best oral and poster presentations, for student and trainee delegates.

We look forward to seeing you in Palm Cove.


Sarah Robertson and Mark Hedger
Co-convenors, Symposium Organising Committee
Reproductive Immunology 2016


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