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NVVI Spring Symposium ‘Breaking new grounds in Immunology’
(Lunteren Symposium in the past)

March 21-22, 2024 - Van der Valk Hotel Tiel

The Spring Symposium of the Dutch Society for Immunology is held each year at the end of March. This two-day symposium has a more than 50 years long history and covers a broad range of immune-related topics. The Spring Symposium has a long tradition of hosting renowned international and national scientists that present their cutting-edge research.

About 150 - 250 Dutch immunologists from all stages in their career attend this symposium. Its low-threshold setup provides ample time for discussion with the speakers and other participants not only after the talks, but also during breaks, the dinner, and the ‘meet the speaker’ breakfast.

Download HERE the abstract book of the NVvI Spring Symposium.


The scientific program of the Spring Symposium can be found here..

The following (inter)national experts in the field of immunology will teach us on the latest developments immunology has to offer:

International experts:
Alice Denton, London, United Kingdom
Martin Guilliams, Ghent, Belgium
Julia Jellusova, München, Germany
Andrew McKenzie, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Salome Pinho, Portugal
Caetano Reis e Sousa, London, United Kingdom
Sophie Ugolini, Marseille, France
Harald Lund, Stockholm, Sweden

National experts:
Wilfred Germeraad, Maastricht, the Netherlands
Marion Koopmans, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Ralph Stadhouders, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Monika Wolkers, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Manfred Wuhrer, Leiden, the Netherlands

Check HERE for more details on the background of each speaker.

Young-NVVI organizes Career Development Workshop for young researchers

After many years of dedication to a PhD in the academic setting, many young scientists will eventually pursue careers outside academia, while only a minority will remain within the academic world. However, the opportunities for careers outside the academic environment are often unclear. Therefore, during the NVVI Spring Meeting, Young-NVVI presents a Career Development Workshop, specifically designed for young immunologists (e.g., PhD students and postdocs) considering a non-academic career or wanting to explore this topic further. The workshop provides participants with the opportunity to directly interact with professionals from various sectors and helps them gain insight into non-academic career options. During the workshop, three panelists will shed light on their career paths: editor (Science Immunology), scientist in the industry (StandardBiotools), and research coordinator at a foundation (KiKa).

Young-NVVI was established with the aim of bringing together all young immunologists in the Netherlands and strengthening their research culture and science by providing targeted information.



  As of March 1st.
Member: 1 day excl. hotel accommodation  € 215,00
Non-Member: 1 day  excl. hotel accommodation  € 265,00
Dinner Thursday € 50,00
Member: 2 days excl. hotel accommodation* € 275,00
Non-Member: 2 days excl. hotel accommodation* € 325,00
Industry professional member: 2 days excl. hotel accommodation* € 400,00
Industry professional non-member: 2 days excl. hotel accommodation* € 475,00

* When registering for two days; dinner on Thursday is included in the fee.

Hotel accommodation
Limited hotel rooms are available at the venue Van der Valk Hotel Tiel.

Booking via the site is not possible anymore.
If you would like to book a hotel room at Van der Valk Tiel, please send an e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Single room (incl. breakfast) € 113,00
Double room (incl. breakfast) € 135,00

For double room bookings, please indicate who you will be sharing the room with.

Cancellation policy:
Cancellations and refund requests must be submitted in writing to the NVVI secretariat: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Cancellations made before 1 March 2024 will be refunded less 30% to cover administration costs. After this date no refunds will be given.

General information

March 21-22, 2024

The meeting will be held in Van der Valk Hotel Tiel.
Address: Laan van Westroijen 10, 4003 AZ Tiel, The Netherlands

Click HERE for a route description

The symposium language will be English.


Symposium secretariat:
For more information, please contact:



Karin Vonk
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: +31 (0)6 83 56 39 52


Interested to become a sponsor of this symposium?
We look forward to welcome you during our symposium!

For more information, please contact:
Congress Care BV
Bjorn van der Wal
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Tel: +31-73-6901415