Joint Belgian-Dutch Immunology Meeting 2023

We are happy to invite you to the Joint Meeting of the Belgium Immunology Society (BIS) and the Dutch Society for Immunology (DSI). The meeting will take place on the 21st and 22nd of November 2023 in Antwerp, Belgium.

This two day event comprises presentations from several (international) key-note speakers, invited speakers and selected abstract presentations in plenary sessions as well as in break out rooms. Discussions during the posterviewing sessions, drinks, lunch and dinner allow for the important social interaction on which science is build.

About 700 to 800 participants are expected, who are a mix of academic scientists, industry scientists, clinicians, technicians and many PhD-students. The regular annual meetings receive sponsoring from industry and a large area with booths is available for optimal interaction.


On behalf of the Scientific Committee, we would like to thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract for the Joint Belgian-Dutch Immunology Meeting 2023. The abstract will be judged on following guidelines. Please read carefully before writing your abstract.

Submission deadline is Sunday 10 September 2023 - 23:59 hrs.

1. All abstracts must be submitted in ENGLISH. The language during all scientific sessions will be English.

2. Topic/submission categories:

  • Adaptive immunology
  • Autoimmunity & Allergy
  • Clinical-/Medical Immunology
  • Immunometabolomics
  • Infection & Inflammation
  • Innate Immunity
  • Mucosal & other organ specific Immunology
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Tumor Immunology / Immune Therapy

3. The following items have to be covered in the abstract (no headings for these paragraphs are required):

  1. Introduction: describe research background, the working definition and/or hypothesis and/or aims.
  2. Methods: applied methods.
  3. Results: please present a summary of the most important results based on sufficient quantitative and statistical data. Statements such as “to be completed” will not be accepted.
  4. Conclusion: please present a conclusion based on the results. Statements like “the results will be discussed” will not be accepted. Please number the conclusions.

4. All abbreviations have to be written in full and explained upon first use.

5. Format:

  1. Title: maximum 25 words, provide a short clear title reflecting the content of the abstract, no abbreviations in the title. Use generic names only, no commercial names.
  2. Abstract: maximum 350 words excluding title, authors and affiliations. Please note: it’s NOT allowed to include images in your abstract.

6. Select your presentation preference: Oral presentation - Bright Sparks: Yes/No or poster presentation. For Brights Sparks submission criteria click HERE.
When submitting for the Bright Sparks, you need to send a letter of recommendation of your supervisor, a motivation letter and a short CV via e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Submission deadline is Sunday 10 September 2023 - 23:59 hrs.

Abstracts, submitted after the deadline, will NOT be accepted.
At the beginning of October the author will receive notification of acceptance for an oral or poster presentation. The Scientific Programme Committee will decide on acceptance of your abstract. Correspondence on this decision is not possible.

For information and questions please consult the Meeting Secretariat:
Connect MEETings via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel: +31 6 83563952.

To submit your abstract, click HERE.


Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd of November 2023

Venue:A room with a zoo3
Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp - A Room with a ZOO
Koningin Astridplein 20-26
2018 Antwerp

The meeting is taking place in Antwerp, Belgium in the Flanders Meeting & Convention Center – also known as A Room with a ZOO. The Flanders Meeting & Convention Center is a unique venue, situated in the award winning 19th Century Antwerp ZOO. It is part of the ZOO Foundation. Every cent spent at the conference centre directly contributes to the foundation’s efforts in the field of animal welfare, heritage, breeding programmes, research and nature conservation.

Getting there:
The Flanders Meeting & Convention Center is opposite the beautiful Antwerp Central Station, and guarantees easy access by public transport, with train, tram, and bus stops all within walking distance. The smartest way to get to A Room with a ZOO is by train but the city is also easily reachable by car and coach because of its location on a crossroads of European motorways.

IMPORTANT: A Room with a ZOO is situated in a low emission zone (LEZ). Find out more about the low emission policy of the city of Antwerp.
A good number of car parks are available in the immediate vicinity of A Room with a ZOO. Electronic signposts announce the location of car parks and free spaces (purple zone).

More information can be found HERE.

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