IDA Meeting

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to the 2017 Infectious Diseases in Africa (IDA) Symposium that will be a joined event to the South African Immunology Society (SAIS) meeting. The two events together will be held from September 3-9th, 2017 at the Krystal Beach Hotel in Gordon’s Bay, a harbour town along the coast just outside Cape Town.

As in previous years, the IDA symposium will serve as a training ground for the selected post-graduate students and early career scientists and our theme this year is immune evasion strategies in HIV, TB and malaria. By joining with the SAIS conference, we will be able to provide the same selected students with a broader learning and scientific platform to showcase their own projects to a wider immunology community. The theme of the SAIS conference is immune tolerance.

An “immunology primer” will be held prior to the events so that the students will initially become acquainted with the basics of both immune tolerance and evasion strategies by pathogens. As in the past, we will be using Immunopaedia to provide pre-meeting material that participants will have access to 6 weeks prior to the meetings.

Provisional Programme


Immunology Primer
Date: 1-2 September 2017
Venue: Krystal Beach, Gordons Bay


7th Infectious Disease in Africa Symposium
Date: 7-9 September 2017
Venue: Krystal Beach, Gordons Bay


Sponsorship is available based on abstracts received.