WELCOME MESSAGE

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organising Committee, it is our very great pleasure to announce the 13th International Veterinary Immunology Symposium (IVIS) to be held in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, from 8 – 12 August 2022.

The Kruger Park and surrounding rural areas are emblematic of both the opportunities and threats that co-exist at the interface of human societies, their domestic animals, free-living wildlife, and the environments that they inhabit. In a context of global change, sustainably improved livestock systems and disease control are essential for not only the commercial livestock trade, but also for subsistence farming, food safety and security, human wellbeing, and the biodiversity conservation of ecologically and economically important ecosystems. In this spirit, the IVIS 2022 will address the challenging research issues raised for veterinary science in a One World – One Health perspective.

The IVIS 2022 will bring together experts from across the globe to share most exciting results and insights in the field of veterinary science and immunology, including biological mechanisms underlying host-pathogen interactions and specificities, vaccine and therapeutic strategies, innate and protective immunity, disease diagnosis and control, reagent and methodological developments. This will be an opportunity for delegates from all involved sectors to engage with leaders in the field and network in the comfort of a state-of-the-art conference facility situated in the heart of one of Africa’s iconic game reserves.

Our plans for the symposium will necessarily be informed by the unpredictable consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, we encourage you to mark your calendars and save the dates for IVIS 2022. Please register your interest in attending, by clicking here, to allow us to keep you updated with news of keynote speakers, registration arrangements, and symposium workshops as they become available.

We look forward to welcoming you all to South Africa in 2022.

Sven Parsons (South Africa) &  Dr Claire Rogel-Gaillard (France)
Congress Co-chairs